Seal Symbolism, Seal Meaning, Seal Totem, Seal Dream, and Messages
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Seal Meaning and Messages

In this case, Seal symbolism is letting you know that it’s time to pay close attention to your imagination and insight.  In other words, Seal meaning is asking you to be aware of your thoughts and your dreams. This spirit animal teaches that a lot of what you imagine generally has a strong basis in reality, no matter how far off it may seem.

Thus Seal symbolism is bringing you a clear and distinct message that it is time for you to allow your creativity and your imagination to soar. Furthermore, like the Beaver, it is now time to follow through on your dreams.

Seal Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Seal totem are highly imaginative and very creative. Moreover, they need activities that channel and direct their imagination and creativity. For these folks, hearing and balance are also essential. They have to learn to listen to their inner self and balance their lives to it. People with this spirit animal have dreams that are very significant and vivid.

Plus, like the Dragonfly, these visions continuously feed their creative imagination. Thus they need to stay in touch with their body’s natural rhythms. In other words, if you are hungry, eat; if you are tired, rest.

Seal Dream Interpretation

When you have a Seal dream, it refers to your playfulness and jovial disposition. Thus the vision is letting you know that you can adapt to various emotional situations. Alternatively, the dream may also be a pun. Therefore it may indicate that you need to put closure on something as in “sealing the deal.”

This sea creature in your dream can also be a sign of trust, security, or promise. Like the Brown Bear and the Beetle, it is also a symbol of integrity, which we can abuse or use as power. It depicts the emergence of the conscious life of your deepest instincts and life energies. As this animal can emerge from the water entirely and live on land, this mammal is sometimes used to represent the emergence from the womb and the pleasures or difficulties of life as a ‘land animal’ physically independent of our mother. This symbolism is especially so if it is a very young one.

Seal – One of the Ten Animals Promoting Change

54 thoughts on “Seal”

  1. I had a dream that I was in the lobby of a fancy corporate building and the lobby had a free stone or rock art exhibit. I was having issues with my cellphone and needed to call my husband to come and pick me up from work as I had had a long day and it was too late to commute back home. I eventually got through to him with the help of a childhood friend who happened to be there and helped me use my android phone, and as I was waiting for him to pick me up, I browsed the art in the lobby. As I was browsing, I thought that one of the digital exhibits was making the sounds of a seal but it was my phone that was in my pocket. Out of nowhere it seemed, a seal started following me because these seal sounds coming from my phone were talking to it and as a result it was attached to me and following me. For some reason I was scared of the seal even though it didn’t look scary. I also didn’t want it following me and started trying to run away from it. It kept finding ways to stay with me and my friend who helped me with my phone, tried to sweep it away with a broom for me. The seal got dryer and seemed to shrink or shrivel up in order to protect its life. It also slowed down but still persisted in filling me. At some point it got back to its normal size but did not have the same glossy coat and was still pursuing me.

  2. I dreamt of a baby seal but It was a grey kitten at first. I was at a childhood home and someone had told to go outside they had found a grey kitten I got excited and went looking for it. It was such a beautiful day I can’t get that out of my head how sunny and clear everything looked I found the kitten in dirt I kinda had to dig it out and I got a good look of the cat before it changed into a baby seal. While the cat looked annoyed and a bit bored the baby seal seemed more of life it seemed happy and curious when I held it it could barely stay still.

  3. Michelle C.Fermill

    I dreamt of petting a baby seal.It was in a metal box with water.Someone told me to pour water on the seal often,because he loves it a will feel at home.So I did it in my dream.What does this mean?

  4. If this were my dream, then I would look at the seal as my spiritual centers. The bath is needing to wash off your spiritual body. You have been neglecting it possibly. You couldn’t walk away from your main life with all the crap/junk in it, but you are subconsciously trying to take really good care of your spiritual self.

  5. I had a dream that I just randomly had a pet seal. The seal lives in a small box in the corner of the room in my house. The seal didn’t really do much and would just stay in the box and not do anything. Then one day coming back from the kitchen the seal was awake and my cat scratched him. So I filled uo the bath and put him in there. I felt so bad that he had a scratch on him and that I had been neglecting him in the box so I tried to let him free into the sea. I then tried to walk away but the seal got tangled in crap/junk and was sad that I was leaving him so I put him back in the car and took him back home but made sure I took really good care of him. Strange dream lol. I wrote this as soon as I woke up as I forget my dreams very quickly usually.

    1. Perhaps the seal represents your imagination, and you leaving the seal in a box means you are unable to think outside of the box anymore. You neglecting the seal might mean that you are neglecting the use of your imagination. Your cat scratching the seal might represent you being unable to communicate your imagination, since the cat is associated with communication. You trying to throw the seal into the sea is an attempt to allow your imagination to run free, and it being tangled in junk means that you doing so without expressing your imagination to others has only dulled your imagination. When you decided to take care of him, an unconscious part of you in your dream helped you come to accept the use of your imagination, whether you were consciously aware of this dream or not.

  6. I had a dream I was fishing with a line and hook no pole. I catch something it has quit a bit of fight until I was almost done bringing it in I remeber in my dream Thinking it got away until the person fishing with me said its a baby seal. Then I thought I killed it and felt bad. I bring it close see its still alive so I take the hook from its mouth. It then nuzzled me and gave me a kiss and then became playful with me. Then I woke up

    1. Fishing in this dream might represent a goal you are chasing. The seal you caught might represent the dream you desire most in your imagination. The fact that it’s a baby seal means it was the beginning of the dream. You thinking you might have killed it is the fear of failure for your dream. When it became alive, it represented how you unconsciously came to understand that what you can imagine can become reality. Everything around you began in the imagination. The place you live, the device you use to read this, the furniture around you, the everyday items you use, and so on all began from someone’s imagination. Like so, you must be able to imagine what you want exactly in clear details before you are able to bring it into reality. What does your dream look like, sound like, feels like, tastes like, and smells like?

  7. I had a strange dream that there was a seal in a pond behind my home. It was a strangely normal dream up until that point. I had been enjoying a videogame on my day off with some online friends, stepped outside for a moment, and noticed the seal. When it hopped out of the water I was naturally in awe that it was even in my freshwater pond. But then it attacked me, and I having a hard time figuring out wthat means. Any advice?

    1. You might feel your time socializing may interrupt your creative time or imaginative time, even if it’s just simply for a daydream to enjoy. Nothing is wrong with socializing, but when you involve yourself with the products of others’ imagination, you lose touch with your own particularly unique brand of imagination. Creativity involves the balance of socializing and solitary living. One side is to share and bounce each others’ ideas off each other, while the other side is to be able to learn to produce your own original ideas without having to rely too much on copying others’ ideas. Without socializing for the imagination, you are unable to explore ideas different from your own. Without solitary periods for your imagination, you end up just acting as an unoriginal copy of people’s imagination around you.

  8. Ceri Buckmaster

    I swam with a seal yesterday, at about 10 metres distance. The seal was watching me, I was exhilarated in the cold water and watching the seal. I didn’t know how close to get. It was diving underwater and coming up again. Then watching me. Feeling in awe of the wild world.

    1. I say that’s a good sign that your imagination is overflowing with all kinds of inspiration, with an endless series of ideas. Keep playing with your imagination. Don’t take it too seriously, and you’ll find that play produces more ideas for creativity than work does.

  9. I had a dream i was walking along a big lake, one by one a bunch of seals started poping up their heads and started throwing rocks at me.
    That was weird.

    1. This seems to represent how your imagination seems to be causing you some pain in your life. Perhaps you have a bit of an overactive imagination when it comes to your worries in life, and you are just thinking of the worst case scenario over and over. Each time you imagine it, your imagination doesn’t make it worse.

      Ground yourself, as the symbolism of the rock or the Earth suggests. Realize that the fact that you can imagine something bad doesn’t immediately mean it will happen. You can imagine monsters made out of chocolate coming to end the world tomorrow by drowning everyone in seas of chocolate milk, but that doesn’t make it true. Not that all your worries have no basis in reality, but the fact that you can imagine it says nothing about whether it will happen or not.

      When worrying, stop to gently ask yourself, “How realistic is this, really?” and “How likely is this to happen?” “Why would I believe this worry would happen?” and “What reasons do I have to believe against it?” That, or “Even if it did happen, would that really be the worst thing in the world and you couldn’t do anything about it after?”

  10. Seal, Otsí:io, speaks of playfulness and imagination. I’ve been in a dark place for the past few days, and, despite having known this for almost all of my life, and having spoken it to others again and again, I forget that the surest way out of the darkness is to play and create. I got back to writing today. I’m still not sleeping. I’m still sick. But my spirit, for having created, and for having done something that I want to do and feel like I am meant to do, is lighter and brighter than it was. Sometimes I forget that William of Occam’s rule can apply to life as well as theory. Often the simplest and most obvious answer is the right answer.

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