Four of my spirit animals showed up (firefly, butterfly, dragonfly, owl), but there were many more making themselves known:
ONE single firefly spent an entire evening glowing under the rain cover of our tent JUST FOR US.
We spotted several butterflies around the beach and at the campsite.
We had a cricket hitchhiker in our car for several days (maybe he’s still hanging out in there?).
We were eaten alive by mosquitos (perhaps the most insistent animal).
We were lulled to sleep by cicadas every night while a few bats flew overhead. My son even found both the new cicada and it’s shedded skin on his bicycle tire one morning!
We had mayfly after mayfly landing in our hair on on our shoulders while we were on a paddle bike on the lake with the kids.
We heard an owl one night (just four hoots and then nothing again).
We watched dragonflies skim the lake as we swam.
And my husband even had a fish swim up and bite him!
The animal kingdom was SPEAKING in all it’s magnificent ways. Had our phones and iPads been working, we may have missed all of this.
Here’s a post about the animal kingdom’s messages for us during our camping trip.
Firefly: Firefly represents the illumination of things unseen. he will guide you through the dark times in life. He will show you how to live the simple life and how to trust your own instincts and intuition. He is there to light up your life. Firefly will lead you on a path to realize your goals. psychiclibrary.com.
Dragonfly: The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When he dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Those who have the animal as a totem may be inclined the delve deep into their emotions and shine their true colors. spiritanimal.info
Mosquito: Most of us view a Mosquito as a blood-sucking pest. However, as your totem, Mosquito reminds you to be vigilant of those who might be draining your energies – physically, emotionally or spiritually. Take a closer look at those who are around you that do not give back as much as they take from you. Are you currently experiencing energy depletion? Mosquito imports you to shield and protect yourself from this energy drain. psychiclibrary.com
Owl: The Owl spirit animal is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. If you have the owl as totem or power animal, you’re likely to have the ability to see what’s usually hidden to most. When he spirit of this animal guides you, you can see the true reality, beyond illusion and deceit. The owl also offers for those who have it a personal totem the inspiration and guidance necessary to deeply explore the unknown and the magic of life. spiritanimal.info
Cricket: Cricket totem symbolizes good fortune. Cricket will assist you in finding new vibrational energies, enhanced intuition and psychic abilities. He may appear when grounding is needed when you use your psychic abilities. Cricket’s chirp is usually a happy one and can indicate a resurgence of your inner voice. He is similar to the grasshopper in that he is a jumping creature. he teaches you to leap over and leave behind difficult or troublesome situations. He will get you where you need to go effortlessly. psychiclibrary.com
Butterfly: The butterfly is one of the most emblematic totem animals symbolizing personal transformation. If you see the butterfly as your totem or spirit animal, pay attention to the areas in your life or personality that are in need of profound change or transformation. Perhaps this animal totem guides you to be sensitive to your personal cycles of expansion and growth, as well as the beauty of life’s continuous unfolding. An important message carried by the spirit of the butterfly is about the ability to go through important changes with grace and lightness. spiritanimal.info
Minnow: Minnow’s Wisdom Includes: Power of group protection, connection to youth, understanding peer issues, issues related to size, maintaining the self within the group. animalspirits.com
Fish: Fish’s Wisdom includes: Abundance, Fertility, Children, Harmony, Regeneration, Love, Balance between mind and emotion. animalspirits.com
Cicada: The cicada is a symbol of rebirth and longevity. People with this totem are strong communicators and often find rewarding opportunities as the result of patience and persistence. Their callings sometimes come later in life after a period of seclusion. Cicada teaches communication through music- it’s song is easily recognizable and noticed by others. Cicada also speaks of the ability to “shed one’s skin” and emerge as something new and different in life. Coming out of your shell and expressing yourself authentically are themes of this totem. Find a video here. totemwisdom.com
Bat: Bat symbolizes change, new beginnings, and the ability to hear the “inner voice”. Bats also rebirth. They move through the darkness with swiftness and grace and remind us that in times where we feel “in the dark” we must tune into our finer senses and inner wisdom to guide us safely. Bats are precise and efficient creatures and come into our lives to tell us to be more effective or adapt more precision in our work. Sometimes the answers are not easily seen so bats tell you to intuitively seek your answers in new ways. Find a video here. totemwisdom.com