Yesterday, I went outside to water the impatiens as they were looking a bit droopy and as I walked by the chair on the patio, I spied this praying mantis just sitting on the top of the chair! If you know me, you know that I get messages via Mother Nature’s animals who stop by to visit me. I’ve written about the deer, the geese, the honeybee, the katydid, the koi, the hawk, the birds, the frog, the cats and even the pests that squatted in my rental home before I moved in! Just use the search button if you’re interested in any of the animal encounters I’ve had!
But a praying mantis is a first for me in many years. So of course, I had to look up the spiritual totem meaning because it’s unusual to just see one sitting on the patio chair mid-afternoon. What I found fascinating is how his/her head turned and watched me as I walked by. We interacted and simply watched each other with the same stillness and curiosity. I took the following photos, trying not to scare him/her and to remember this moment.
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.
Praying Mantis Symbolism: To answer the call from deep within through:
Stillness: In this way, the stillness of the Praying Mantis spirit animal is equal to the human act of receiving based on self esteem and self love.
Intention: When you come across the Praying Mantis, it means that you are being blessed with the power to increase your intention many times over. Intention is increased through focus.
Attainment: Attainment is one of the significant attributes of Praying Mantis symbolism. The most successful people in the world use this Praying Mantis power of attainment.
Fulfillment and Satisfaction: It is in this self learning (of mindfulness and becoming aware) that the Praying Mantis signifies the “calling,” that can only be discovered from inner contemplation.
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Have you ever had an encounter with a Praying Mantis?