Ant Symbolism and Meaning

It’s okay if you laugh a little. Yes, I am writing about the ant. I
recently read on a website that “everything occurring in our external
lives is a result, symptom, or reflection of our internal life.  And so,
we can effectively look at our life situations as a metaphor or
parable.  This is where symbolism (and the knowledge of it) becomes quite effective in determining solutions to our concerns. http://symbolic-meanings.com/2008/10/14/symbolism-of-creepy-crawlies-in-the-home/.” Very well put, don’t you think?

What
lead me to find the meaning of the ant is that these industrious little
creatures for some time now have been finding their way in my home.
Lots of them. No matter how hard I try to do things to deter them from
coming…they just keep coming. And they seem to be coming from
no-where. I mean there is no line of them leading back to a door or a
window with a crack. A friend suggested that they are coming in through
the walls or underground. Possible yes, but more and more I began
feeling there was something more to it because I could keep other
creatures/bugs away, so why not the ants.

A day after I was
release (okay…I released myself) from the hospital where surrounding
that visit I had gotten repeated number symbolism of 411 and 432 (6 or
information and 9) I was again battling ants. I decided to look up the
symbolism and meaning surrounding them and what I found matches up with
what has been going on in my life and things I am working on. I thought I
would share with you in case you have experienced this too and like me
you thought an ant was just an ant…maybe it was, but just possibly
maybe it was not. hmmmm.

Insects are progressive, and proactive – always adapting to the environment, and never letting little things like natural disasters get in their way of progress.
When we get discouraged, we could all learn a thing or two from insect
animal totem meanings. It’s their unsinkable nature that reminds us to
keep moving forward for progress.

Native American Meaning –
Ant
medicine calls to our attention patience, persistence and endurance.
While I sat there and listened, I thought about my level of patience and
the nature of the topic at hand. “Ant people” know that there is light
at the end of the tunnel. It also says, “what is yours will come to
you.”  It tells you that with trust and patience, God will provide.

Chinese Meaning –
The
Chinese identify the ant as “the righteious insect” and attribute
orderliness, virtue, and patriotism to it; an alternate symbolism is
subordination, especially that of the tireless and dutiful servant.

Islamic Meaning –
Islamic tradition honors the ant as the earthly teacher of Solomon, and an embodiment of wisdom.

Early Christian Meaning –
Go to the ant, O sluggard, and consider her ways. Proverbs 6:6

Possible Dream Meaning –
Carrying
your own weight; strength; industrious. Also can symbolize annoyance,
little things that bug you. Hard work, strict discipline, team work and
conformity.  Also conformity to society, a need to cooperate, a cult
representing overwhelming obedience to a group. Possibly also something
that bugs you or pesters you. It is very important to ask the question
of what does the ant make you think of since the meaning can differ so
widely from person to person. Compare the meanings to what is currently
going on in your life, problem, what has been bothering you or what you
have recently ask for help with.

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