Have you ever seen a praying mantis? They’re fascinating creatures, and many believe they have spiritual significance. Some say that the mantis is a symbol of prayer and mindfulness. Others believe the mantis is a powerful totem creature capable of aiding us in our spiritual journey.
I met a praying mantis in an altered state of consciousness. This experience happened two years ago.
I was sleeping when I sensed something. I remembered shifting my body and felt a presence looming over me. Through my third eye, I saw a giant praying mantis slightly to the right above my bed. I found myself in an altered state of consciousness- between dreaming and being awake- and I knew this wasn’t just a dream. To say I was amazed was an understatement. I may have been in shock.
This being was massive. It may have been almost 7 feet tall or more! It was resting with its pair of legs in a prayer position. I’d never forget its dark, intense gaze fixated on mine as if trying to communicate with me. I sensed this being was there for a while, studying me. I felt the urge to move, and I was surprised that I didn’t or couldn’t. My mind was telling me to do something, but my body wasn’t responding.
I don’t know how long we were staring at each other, but I knew it was reading my thoughts. Then, I felt a warm and loving energy come through, and immediately I felt calm and relaxed. I finally asked, “Why are you here?” (I don’t know if I could speak out loud, but I know my mouth did not move).
The answer came through just as clearly. The praying mantis said it was here to observe me, not harm me. It has been watching me for some time now. When I asked her, “why?” She answered, “to observe your progress.”
And then the mantis slowly faded from my view.