This is just so weird in a very cool way!
I posted a picture I collected off the internet of a praying mantis
to evoke my manic state the week before my first Arts and Crafts Fair.
Guess who greeted my husband at the front door Friday night?
My husband was so impressed by this tiny visitor that he called me out to see him.
He was in a little fern bush right by my front door and looked right into the camera at me.
I didn't have time to set up my tripod so it's a tad blurry.
This is the first time we have ever seen a praying mantis here in Las Vegas
and it has been so hot I don't know how he can survive.
He turned to get back to work but when I went in to get my tripod
and came back out he was gone.
A dear friend gave me a wonderful book- "Animal Speak".
It is a dictionary of Animal, Bird and Reptile Symbolism.
Whenever I have one of these little close encounters I get it out.
"Mantis" comes from the Greek word meaning "Prophet".
The Mantis represents the Power of Stillness.
He is found in mythology and ancient lore especially in China and Africa.
Stillness is everything from contemplation, meditation to sleep, dreams,
accessing prophetic events and even death.
The lesson of the Praying Mantis is that by stilling the outer
we can strengthen and empower ourselves from within.
That was a very clear message for me.
My outer gets way too busy and I loose my inner peace and wisdom.
Sure enough I remembered my dreams over the weekend
and had solutions and ideas for new creations in them.
Who has visited you lately from the natural kingdom?
I would be happy to share a little information from this book with you about your tiny visitor,
perhaps you will be able to hear the animals speak to you too!