While we were out yesterday my daughter saw this Praying Mantis and stopped to show it to her daughter. Of course, we had to take a photo of it and being who I am came home to check what Praying Mantis has to share with us. It's a very interesting totem.
It is a time for us to be still & emotionally clear inside so we may hear & see where we are being lead with our wisdom, visions & dreams. When you go within you draw upon the Universal Power to help you manifest according to your higher self! Every thing starts to fall into place. It gives you single mindedness in your focus of accomplishing what you came here to do for you souls design and needs.
It is always best to remain invisible & not expose your new plans until the right timing, so people don't try to stop or block you before you are ready!
Look at the Master of Camouflage. It matched this yellow pole perfectly. Talk about an eye for color! :)
We need to allow ourselves to change the colors of who we thought we had to be and morph into allowing all expressions of us to flow now! Our souls are rainbows! Follow the openings in your life, you never know where it may lead! It is time for us to be all we can be!
THE TIME IS NOW!
Many blessings to you!
The Power of Stillness
The Praying Mantis teaches how to still the outer mind and go within ourselves.
Through this, we can draw upon greater power -- physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. That stillness can be simple contemplation or meditation or even dreaming.
Healers often have Praying Mantis totems -- for they use their inner stillness to focus their healing power.
The greatest lesson this totem teaches is patience. Learning to wait for the right moment before striking. * above referenced from here - http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/prayingmantis.html
"They are masters of adaptability and camouflage. This and the willingness to wait in stillness for what they want are the two primary characteristics of mantids and those with this totem. These folks have "invisibility" medicine. They blend in so well, no one notices them, unless they want to be noticed. By then they have already scooped the situation, news event, or negotiation."
"Mantis medicine is about the creative process of becoming. Personal and direct kinship with everything and everyone is the very process of life itself. Has modern life made you feel overly critical, analytical, isolated and powerless? Can you say that you know yourself, or are truly known by another, your community, or by the creatures and plants where you live? Feeling yourself to be yourself, you could commit to a daily practice of meditation, facilitating knowing and accepting yourself in the stillness of the dreamtime, thereby experiencing oneness with yourself and kinship with all beings. Call upon Mantis to help you live a life of universal kinship. Then, wherever you go on earth, home will always be with you, in you." Cie Simurro, aka Thunderbird Starwoman **http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/1659/