insect symbolism

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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Spiritual Symbolic Meaning of the Dragonfly

I have noticed through reading message boards and talking to friends
that often while we are developing at times we are greatly affected by
“the unknown.” Such as, for example, not knowing what changes are coming
next, unknown spirit presences, etc. Some times the unknown are things
in our daily life such as not knowing whether husband and wife will be
able to work their problems out and stay together or will divorce. Often
the unknown can cause great anxiety which in turn can effect whether we
can sleep, eat, focus, or just function normally in general.

Often
when i am feeling anxiety or feeling anything for that matter that I
don’t understand what the cause of it is I talk to my guides about it. I
know that they will let me know one way or the other what is going on
with me or simply a sign of whether there is even any real reason to
even be feeling anxious.

So today was one of those days and I was
talking to my guide about it when suddenly a dragonfly flew by…but on
his way by he stop dead in his tracks (so to speaks) and hovered almost
perfectly still in front of my patio screen door as though he stopped
specifically to say hi to me. That I can honestly say has never happened
before. Then in case I wasn’t paying attention my dog started acting
weird and at the same time I heard my printer turn on. When it turns on
its pretty loud so there is no mistaking it because the device inside it
slides over when the power button is pushed. It’s a large Dell 5 in 1
printer with a flat bed scanner…so it is fairly large too. I went over
and checked it but the printer was off. Well my guides make noises all
the time when I am talking to them so I am use to it so I knew right
away that was just to make sure I knew the dragonfly was in fact a
symbol for me and not just a coincidence (which I don’t believe in
coincidences anyway).

About the Dragonfly

Dragonflies
are old and adaptive insects, and are most powerful in the summer under
the effects of warmth and sunlight. They are fantastic flyers, darting
like light, twisting, turning, changing direction, even going backwards
as the need arises. They are inhabitants of two realms – starting with
water, and moving to the air with maturity, but staying close to water.

Their
colors are a result of reflecting and refracting the power of light. As
a result, they are associated with color magic, illusion in causing
others only to see what you wish, and other mysticism.

Dragonflies
are often represented in Japanese paintings, representing new light and
joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Faerie
stories say that they used to be real dragons.

Dragonflies are
reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways
if we choose to do so. “Let there be light” is the divine prompting to
use the creative imagination as a force within your life.

The Meaning

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As
a creature of the wind, the dragonlfy totem represents change. It’s
iridescent wings are incredibly sensitive to the slightest breeze, and
so we are reminded to heed where the proverbial wind blows – lest we run
into stormy weather.

Dragonflies are also creatures of the water,
and any creature whose habitat is in, or around water carries symbolism
relative the the subconscious, or “dreaming” mind and thoughts.

This
is because in the animal world, water is symbolic of the subconscious
mind (“deeper mind,” “dreaming mind”) and relates to the thoughts we
have in relaxed/meditative/sleeping/subconscious states.

Dragonflies
carry messages that deal with deeper thought – and they ask that we pay
attention to our deeper thoughts and desires.

Why This Makes Sense to Me

Last
night I couldn’t sleep even though I was so tired. Every time I closed
my eyes I would immediately start seeing things and having visions.
Every time I did manage to doze off I would immediately start dreaming
and for some reason disturbing to me like a nightmare is disturbing
although nothing about what I was seeing should have bothered me. But I
would just let the visions come. I kept stopping them because like I
said for some reason they were freaking me out. Right before I saw the
dragonfly I was talking to my guide about the visions and why I kept
stopping them and the unexplained anxiety I had been feeling.

Notice in the section above says “Dragonflies
are also creatures of the water, and any creature whose habitat is in,
or around water carries symbolism relative the the subconscious, or
“dreaming” mind and thoughts. This is because in the animal world, water
is symbolic of the subconscious mind (“deeper mind,” “dreaming mind”)
and relates to the thoughts we have in
relaxed/meditative/sleeping/subconscious states.”

To me there are two messages here for me:

One is about change. Yes I am going through lots of changes in many different ways and aspects of my life.
The
other message for me is an answer. The question was…I told my guide
that I know I kept stopping the visions instead of just going with the
flow and letting them come. I asked for another chance to do this
because I have been stopping visions from coming like I did last night
for some time now and for the same reason. Something would make me feel
uncomfortable and uneasy. Same thing that use to happen when I first
started hearing spirit voices outside my head when I was in the
inbetween awake and asleep state. So this is my confirmation that we
will be trying this again, if not tonight then very soon. lol.

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