Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hello Mantis

Today, after dropping my boys off at school, I was greeted by a Praying Mantis on my porch.  I had never seen one in real life unless it was in captivity somewhere.  After much thought, I decided to look up the symbolism of this creature and let me tell you.....it is fitting for the way things have been in my life. 

Praying Mantis Meanings in the Realms of Animal Symbolism

The mantis comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. Usually the mantis makes an appearance 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 because of the external din we've created.
After observing this creature for any length of time you can see why the symbolism of the praying mantis deals with stillness and patience. The mantis takes her time, and lives her life at her own silent pace.

A Quick-List of Praying Mantis Symbolism

  • Stillness
  • Awareness
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Mindful
  • Calm
  • Balance
  • Intuition

These traits have lead the mantis to be a symbol of meditation and contemplation. In fact, in China, the mantis has long been honored for her mindful movements.
The mantis never makes a move unless she is 100% positive it is the right thing for her to do. This is a message to us to contemplate and be sure our minds and souls all agree together about the choices we are making in our lives.
Overwhelmingly in most cultures the mantis is a symbol of stillness. As such, she is an ambassador from the animal kingdom giving testimony to the benefits of meditation, and calming our minds.
An appearance from the mantis is a message to be still, go within, meditate, get quite and reach a place of calm. It may also a sign for you to be more mindful of the choices you are making and confirm that these choices are congruent.

Monday, April 29, 2013


By the Goddess, I have been on such a tumultuous personal journey the past few months!  I really feel at this moment that I am finally going towards reaching a phenominal life change and it is both terrifying and liberating at the same time.  It is so scary to leave the comfort zone of the life you have created with the society views you have been taught from infancy and to venture into a new journey, doing and having the kind of life you always felt you were destined to have. 
I feel my husband is also on a journey, similiar to mine in the way of searching for happiness but I am not sure if his journey is as deep as mine on a spiritual level.  Regardless, there is change on the horizon in our household.  The future seems more uncertain now than it ever has but it is also full of more and more possibilites that I am anxious to explore.  I look forward to sharing this journey of mine with you, in hopes that perhaps it will enlighten and inspire you on your own personal journey.
I wish upon you and your life many blessings of love, creativity, happiness and light.