Spiritual Symbolism of Ants by psychic medium Melissa Windell in Longmont, CO
This is not my normal approach to animal symbolism; it is more of a spoken reality.
It has been months since I wrote a new animal blog. I have been wildly busy and rather truthfully, un-inspired.
Until a few weeks ago when I harvested some yummy herbs from a loved garden. In a rush, as usual, I ran home without washing the plants first and laid them on the table to dry. The next morning when I went to check on them something, not so funny, happened. I now had a kitchen full of ants. In complete distress I gave the herbs to the chickens and started cleaning up the ants. No big deal, right?
But, now I am 2 weeks in and I cannot cook or eat a meal with out an army of ants flaunting by. Disgusting and irritating to say the least. I’ve tried everything from sugar water, to vinegar, to ant traps. Nothing. They just keep reproducing and multiplying.
Finally fully annoyed I decided to leave the house and watch the sun set over one of my favorite lakes and forget about these pesky creatures that have left me feeling hopeless and agitated.
So I find the perfect tree with the perfect view to sit my cozy round tush on, so I may absorb my beautiful surroundings and forget about my house that is now owned by ants.
Well…so I thought….when I feel something crawling all over me. At this point I want to freak out. I look down and guess to see what it is…ants. Mother flipping ants!!! AHHHHH!!!! Oh but these are special ants… they fly!!!! Of course they fly, some god at some point in life’s creation thought- hey let’s help these creatures out and give them wings. Flipping wings!
At this point I have two choices. I can leave or I can TRY and ignore them. You’d think I get up and leave, but I don’t. Instead I get this hunch to learn from them. So, I sit and TRY to become one with the ants. What lessons are they trying to teach me?
One: flying ants are completely silly, they upped the anny on being better than non-flying ants and wanting more out of life and magically grew wings. But their sense of direction and purpose seemed to be completely lost. They actually acted quite ditzy. … running into each other… falling over things, constantly walking in circles. What’s the lesson in that? I took it as: Sometimes when you think more is better....it’s not always true. And in ways you compensate loosing other things in accumulation of your new “greener grass”.
After the amazing sunset, I went home and realized that these ants were in my life fora reason. And boy oh boy was there message not only strong, but also hit home in the most profound way.
I personally have such an internal battle of what direction I want my life to go in and what my fear does and does not allow me to do. At this point in my life the fear and ego have been winning, at rapid speed.
So now that I have gone thru being amused, to being agitated, to being completely pissed off by the ants, I am now back to amusement and awe – inspired if you will.
Ants- they are quite fascinating little creatures. When I was a child I always felt like I had to be a hero and voice for the ants. In fact I still am when I see people and children stomping on them, taking their lives by the foot full. My argument and diplomatic voice for them has yet to change….” How would you feel if a giant came and stepped on you and your family?” They usually look at me with a weird face and walk away, mission accomplished, at least for a day.
And now after 30 years of sticking up for them I finally see the virtue and teachings they offer as a species.
Ants leave a scent behind them so the other ants can follow their trail. They have an amazing ability to work together and as a team with such purpose and coordination, leaving their scent behind to keep the family together..
They are teaching us that with support anything is possible. That it also takes dedication, determination, and drive. It does not matter how small you are, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to with a clear focus and to stay on your path no matter what. And man, are they clear. They walk the same path and they stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Sometimes they have to deter from the path, but they always find their way back. They are a perfect example of optimists and survivalists. When need to, they do not hesitate to move homes if that is what is being called for, they relocate and keep moving towards their goals. Their ability to handle adversity is admirable. And family and community is their back bone. They stop at nothing to achieve their greatness and they have no problem going far distances to find what it is that feeds their soul, body, and tribe. And strong, how could I forget their strength, maybe that’s because it is a given.
How I took this as reflection in my life.
Am I feeling capable to carry more than my weight? And is it time I do it with strength, pride, unwavering confidence and determination?
Am I focused on my path or deterring from my path?
Do I feel like I am alone or am I using my resources, family, tribe, community to help support me? Or am I isolating myself, refusing support?
Am I giving up to easily in the face of adversity? Where can I persevere?
Am I being flexible and intelligent with the obstacles? How could I navigate my life to more easily attain my desires and to stay on my path?
And what is my path? Am I being clear, what are my goals, where am I headed?
I am sure you may come up with your own but these are the areas I took self notice in.
Final conclusion, love the ants.