Thank you for your insight. What is interesting from what you said, last night during one of these hallucination I saw an ant. Could this be my animal totem? How do I know it is and what does it mean to having an ant as one?
it’s possible or it could just be a symbolic animal visitor. See we have totems and then we have visitors. Visitors help us currently on our journey but they aren’t your animal spirit, your shapeshifting animal energy. For instance i keep seeing crickets! And the other week i kept seeing different types of butterflies and strange birds but i know it’s not my animal totem, just a little visitor 🙂
Ant: Patience, Order, Discipline
An Ant Totem can help you see future needs and plan for that future. It will show you how to build your dreams slowly over time, content in knowing that everything will come in time. The ant teaches you how to become the architect of your life. The greatest success comes with persistence. The ant shows you how to work with others.
Ant teaches a sense of community, social structures, industriousness a sense of provision. Ant shows how to create by planning and discipline and patience with endurance. Shows a promise of success through efforts and hard work and diligence. It may be a time for planning and preparation. Are you working together as a whole? Are you adding new things to life in some way? Do you have patience to endure? Ant can give you skills needed to be successfully.
The ant is very industrious. Some ants are solitary but most are part of a large community. Within the community there is a repertory of activities and behaviors. Their activities include gathering and hunting. Within a community each ant knows its place and performs its duties with total loyalty to the whole.
Worker ants are excellent architects and can show us how to construct our dreams into reality. Ants are very persistent and can teach this skill as well.
The power of ant medicine is teamwork. Each ant will do its part to ensure the survival and health of the whole colony, regardless of the role it has been assigned. If ant has to fight, it will; if ant has to dig tunnels, it will; if ant has to carry leaves for miles, it will, all for the good of the community.
Ants are selfless servants always looking out for their fellow ant. They focus on the best outcome for the community and teach the art of self sacrifice and true service. The queen ant has wings and the ability of flight until fertilized. Once fertilized she pulls off her own wings sacrificing her own flight for the birth of a newborn. Although there is a caste system within the ant community all ants honor and respect each other and work for the common good.
Ants are tireless workers and hunters and teach the art of perseverance and patience in all that they do. Those with this totem will find that many of their life lessons will involve the mastery of patience in some way.
Ant medicine is subtle yet powerful. It teaches us how to release our egos and aligns us with the virtue of equality. Imagine what the world would be like if humanity held and applied the values that the ant expresses. The next time you step on, squash, injure or kill an ant intentionally, ask yourself why you are choosing to destroy the unconditional love that the ant shares so freely. Valuable insights about yourself and your history can be learned from this tiny little totem.
Hope it helps
much love <3