Praying Mantis Symbolism ~:~ It is always good luck to find a Praying Mantis. The Praying Mantis is agile, nimble and quick, like a ninja making it a formidable adversary. The elegant dance of the Praying Mantis has a hypnotizing effect, it draws you in wondering what the next move might be. Praying Mantis animal magic is a special ability to seek and receive answers from the unknown.
Symbolic Meaning for the Praying Mantis . . .
The Praying Mantis is one of the more unusual insects and it is always good luck to find one. To come across a Praying Mantis is to take on its attributes, which we will talk about later. This is one of the more intelligent insects with a will born of a keen intention and the ability to hunt like a larger predator on a smaller scale.
Praying Mantis ~ A Formidable Adversary
The Praying Mantis and it's quick and practiced maneuvers makes it quite the skilled adversary in the insect world. When it
encounters a human, it studies them with its large eyes, and positions
itself for a defensive maneuver, but always holds its ground, not wavering or showing signs of fear.
The Praying Mantis ~&~
The Link Between The Physical and Spiritual Realm
The Praying Mantis has a way of hypnotizing its prey with it large eyes and slender body. The prey focuses on his eyes, which are mesmerizing. The Praying Mantis turns its head this way, then that way, beguiling it victims.
This act of hunting, on a spiritual level, represents the act of intention on the spirit world as the Praying Mantis seeks answers from the unknown. As it seeks food from its environment, so too does it seek food from the spiritual realm in the very act of hunting.
Praying Mantis symbolism is steeped in a hunt that represents the yearning for all things spiritual. Its entire evolution has modified it along the path of spiritual intention.
The Praying Mantis symbolizes the seeking of spirituality to further its evolution and become more of what it is meant to be. So, in hunting, it is fully aware of its purpose and only seeks to become more fulfilled.
Praying Mantis brings the blessings and gifts of:
Stillness, Intention, Attainment, Fulfillment.
The Iconic Symbols of The Praying Mantis are:
The Eyes, The Color Green, and The Hook
Praying Mantis Symbolism brings the magic of:
Evolution, Hypnotism, Spiritual Perception
To intimidate an enemy the Praying Mantis strikes a fascinating pose which makes itself appear larger and more menacing to any opponent ~ As if to say "en garde" . . .
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Stillness. . .
The "stillness" of the Praying Mantis is one of its super-powers. In its stillness it assesses everything around it to know when it is time to strike. The Praying Mantis spends a great deal of time in stillness visualizing how it will obtain its food. It spends more time in stillness than it does in the actual hunt. It allows prey to come to it, rather than looking for food. This Praying Mantis power of being still is symbolic of the human equivalent of meditation. It is in the stillness of meditation that the Praying Mantis receives its answers, drawing prey to it telepathically as it sends out the signal into the atmosphere. In the same way, humans attract what they want to them by accepting that that is what they want and deserve. 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. This is how we provide for ourselves, as the Praying Mantis has evolved to do.
Intention. . .
The intention of The Praying Mantis is powerful, and it represents human intention when brought to a keen focus. 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. The Praying Mantis has large eyes with which it focuses completely and intently on its prey. It rarely ever misses in its attack. In the same way you symbolically want to focus your intention on what you seek, as if you were the Praying Mantis on the hunt.
Attainment. . .
The Praying Mantis gets to the attainment of its nourishment after it has waited in stillness and has developed its intended approach to its prey. Attainment is one of the significant attributes of Praying Mantis symbolism. Its mind is constantly fixed on attaining another meal, and it has trained well to accomplish this. In stillness it visualizes it approach. Its intention gives the visualization the power to accomplish what it sees in its mind. Then it acts on what it has practiced mentally, and attains its desired result. So symbolically this whole process is necessary for humans to apply to any accomplishment. The most successful people in the world use this Praying Mantis power of attainment.
Fulfillment & Satisfaction
Praying Mantis symbolism and connections to fulfillment and satisfaction.
After attainment, there is fulfillment. The Praying Mantis gets a great deal of satisfaction from a successful hunt. Once satisfied from its latest catch, the Praying Mantis goes into contemplation. It goes over the hunt again in its mind to see if there is a way to improve its technique. This contemplation is akin to the human method of mindfulness, and becoming aware. After it is satisfied that it has learned all that it can about itself, it applies what it has learned to the next hunt. In this way it fulfills its own "calling", as humans are fulfilled in their own hunt. It is in this self learning that the Praying Mantis signifies the "calling" that can only be discovered from inner contemplation.
Praying Mantis Symbolism:
to answer the call from deep within