Animal Totem for August 2017
Totem for August 2017
Praying mantis shows up as our guide for August. It guides us to find strength in stillness.
When life throws you a curve ball, it is better to be centered in peace, than to be caught unawares and to react in a fearful or drastic way. As August is a month of ups and downs and sorting through what works and what not, it is best to know yourself and what moves you.
In order to be in a space of tranquility, you need to quiet the busy mind. Throw a spanner in the mind’s works and put a brake on overthinking.
When you go inside, you can draw on great power – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. You can find it in contemplation, meditation or deep sleep and dream guidance.
Mantis means Prophet. Going into stillness allows powerful guidance and prophecy. Focusing the mind on inner truth can also assist healing and renewal. August is a month to recreate health and healthy habits.
The ability of stillness makes the mantis a powerful hunter. It teaches us to wait and allow opportunities to come to us. Only use energy on leaping at the right time. Take a good look at whether you are impatient, do you act or speak too hastily?
And of course Praying mantis symbolises the power of prayer. Asking and believing. Trusting and waiting. Take control of what you believe and let go of controlling the outcome.
May you have a blessed August.