Animal Totem - Praying Mantis
By Susan Jolley
This Animal Totem is the Praying Mantis who represents the Power of Stillness.
In the photo you will see a brown “blob” on the right side. This is a Praying Mantis egg sack and if you look on the red flowers you will see the babies that hatched on Sunday.
Praying Mantis is asking you to quiet the outer mind and go within to draw on a greater power. This can be done by contemplation, meditation and/ or dreaming. Praying Mantis teaches us patience and the need to wait for the right moment before striking. She takes quick, decisive actions whenever opportunity presents itself. Trust your instincts. Are you finding time for stillness? Are you being patient, observing what is going on around you and acting at the right time in order to get/receive what you need or want? Do you trust your instincts and take decisive actions in order to move you forward in life?
Crystals that will help you remember Praying Mantis’ message are:
Mitakuye Oyasin-All My Relations and Crystal Blessings,