For centuries, humans have used images in nature to give life meaning. Some societies studied characteristics of all species of animals and drew powerful comparisons to their own lives. Different types of animals act as different “spirit guides.” Below is a simple summary…Which ones do you relate to?
Birds: They’re symbols of freedom and harmony. They also represent the desire to aim for lofty goals.
Insects: These animals symbolize determination and patience.
Water animals: They represent the connection between humans and their deepest anxieties and desires.
Land animals: Their characteristics are intuition and diligence. They also represent emotional grounding.
Reptiles: These creatures symbolize the ability to adapt to change.
Within each animal type, specific species possess certain characteristics that we can all learn from. For example, the blue jay is a bold and loud songbird, representing the idea that we should confront issues and lay them out in the open instead of ignoring them. Click here or check out Ted Andrews’ book, “Animal Speak” to learn more about animal spirit guides.
– Barbara Bent