Allow stillness to feed your creativity. Only in the quiet moments will your ideas gel and take root.-Praying Mantis
Meaning and Messages
Usually, Praying Mantis symbolism appears when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us. Thus the Praying Mantis meaning insists that we take a step back. In other words, like the Stick Bug, some simple meditation would be in order here because we need to quiet the external din that we have created. It is the only way that we can come back to our truth. This spirit animal will always come to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives.
Alternatively, like the Octopus, Praying Mantis symbolism reminds you that you have the power to adapt to any situation, however painful. Take a deep breath and make the adjustments needed. The Praying Mantis meaning insists that you can do this!
Totem, Spirit Animal
People with the Praying Mantis totem have learned to take their time and live their lives at their silent pace. Furthermore, they never make any movement without careful thought or contemplation. Therefore, like the Penguins, they know exactly where they are going and when they will get there. Even within this calm and serene environment, folks with this spirit animal totem are capable of quick and decisive action when an opportunity presents itself.
Folks with the Praying Mantis totem, like the Angelfish, tend to elevate the consciousness of others. They are gifted psychics that are willing to share their knowledge. They love to teach.
When you have a Praying Mantis dream, like the Hyena, understand that your intuition is trying to guide you at this moment. In other words, all the gut reactions and instinctual emotions you have been feeling of late are trying to tell you something about the situation in which you find yourself. Trust your feelings and act appropriately. Retreat, be pounced on, or do the pouncing yourself.
If the insect in your vision is colorful, then the Praying Mantis dream represents your need to be yourself. It’s easy to blend into the background, even if you have a big personality. Be yourself; just find the right place to do it.