The Beetle Spirit Animal
The Beetle Symbolises:
The Beetles can teach us:
* There is strength in numbers [community]
* The value of having roots [family]
* The importance of pragmatism and strategy when soving problems [adaptation]
* Being mindful about what we are putting out into the environment [recycling]
* Taking stock of thoughts, feelings or attitudes that no longer serve us [thoughtfulness]
* The importance of accepting that changes happen and surrending to these transitions [transformations & metamorphosis]
The Beetle is an unassuming little thing which can easily be overlooked, and often go unseen as they just go about their business. There tends to be three types of reactions when it comes to these amazing insects.
1) Ewwww… disgustiing
2) They aren’t paid any attention
3) Beetles are sooo cool.
It is a shame when they are called pests and end up getting drowned in pesticides, when they have an important part to play in the grand scheme of things. I wonder; would the Beetle be seen differently if people knew how powerful and spiritually gifted make them less gross, frightening or creepy. The Beetle is one of the most diverse groups in the animal kingdom – did you know there are over 350,000 different species? The Beetle can be found in almost every country in the world; this makes them one of the most widespread too. Beetles have overwhelming difference between the various species; size, shape, diet, reproduction… the list goes. The beetle is actually a remarkble little thing. Most of the different species of Beetles have the same spiritual/esoteric qualities, and it’s these common qualities that tie all of the species toegther.
Most Beetles are made up of three separate parts – the head, the abdomen and the thorax – which are protected by a hard shell. Thi hard shell protects the beetle from external threats; it also repreents the Beetles strength and powerful qualities. The strength of the beetle isn’t always obvious, it is a quiet strength that goes unseen or underestimated. They say size isn’t everything, and in the case of the Beetle this couldn’t be more true. Even though they come in plethora of shapes and sizes the Beetle is still very small… Small but mighty. For example, the Rhinocerous Beetle is a fantastic example because it can move something that is equlivalent to 600 times it’s own weight – to put this into perspective this would be the same as you helfting around something weighing 60 tonnes; putting this into context one of the blocks of Rose Granite in the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid weighs 40 tonnes. Amazing isn’t it? The Beetle is a community driven creature and it’s these communities that allows them to build vast cities and colonies. These structures are spectacular and a result of the whole Beetle community working as one – much like the Ancient Egyptians working together when they embarked on their breaktaking monuments, temples and tombs.
Earlier I mentioned that Beetles have an important role to play in our eco-system; they are the ones that eat the feces, decay and other types of waste… and Beetles are big eaters. Think about it, if we didn’t have beetles, we would be living in a world that is covered in waste and bi-products it would be quite disgusting. The idea of wall to wall poop, puke and anything else isn’t too nice; but thanks to the humble Beetle we don’t have to live that way. This role makes us look at what we are putting out into the environment and take responsibility for it; it makes us take a hard look at what we are doing with our rubbish. Do we do enough to recycle? Do we take enough responsibility for the plastics in the oceans? Do we take responsibility for all the chemical wastes we send out? Can we do more? Do you recycle everything you can? Do you compost food waste?
The Beetle’s Says:
* I have come to you now to remind you to take the time to say “thank you” for the things you have.
* I come to you now beacuse you need a little structure in your life.
* I have come to you today to tell you that you need to centre, ground and root yourself.
* I come to you today to tell you that you need to stay level headed and grounded with family matters.
* I have come to you today to tell you it’s a good time to take stock of your thoughts; letting go of what’s not working or negative.
* I come to you to remind you that taking your time and going step-by-step you wil make swifter progress.
* I was once worshipped by the ancients, and to them I represent the Spirit. I come here today to tell you to pay attention to messages; especally those concerning Spirituality and Spiritual maturity.
The Beetle’s greatest symbolic meaning is telling you to go with the flow of life, embracing it’s changes and challenges, allowing transitions to teach us the lessons we are to learn; let the Beetle impart their wisdom and experience.
*)O(* Rainbow Love, Light and Blessings *)O(*