Represents: Gathering, activity, preparedness

Squirrels spend their lives searching for the tasty morsels that the trees provide. Squirrel’s ability to gather and collect in this manner is a great gift.. It teaches us to “squirrel away” resources for hard times. This doesn’t only refer to money and financial matters. It also means learning to store up mental, spiritual, and psychic energies for the dark times when we may need to draw upon our own reserves.

Squirrels are playful creatures. This ability to have fun while working reminds us that in our quest for our goals, it is vital to make time for play and socializing. People with a Squirrel spirit animal know how to balance the responsibilities of work and play, and they recognize that both are equally important.

If your spirit animal is Squirrel or Squirrel has recently entered your life, lighten your load of things that are unnecessary. These are the things that you have gathered in the past that may now be cluttering your life. These things might be thoughts, worries, and stresses, or they may manifest as a preoccupation with unnecessary material goods.

People of the Squirrel know that the only things we truly need are food, clothing, shelter, and love, and that needless pursuit of luxuries clutters the nest and ties us down. Squirrel teaches us to distinguish between what we want and what we need so that we may leap from tree to tree unencumbered by a life of clutter.

Squirrel is also the spirit animal of action. Have you ever seen a Squirrel napping? They prefer to be on the move. If Squirrel calls to you, ask yourself if you too active, not active enough, or hung up on accumulating and collecting the wrong things.

Squirrel people tend to be a little erratic. In modern times, they have become the symbol for Attention-Deficit Disorder. They are masters of multitasking, trying to do many things at once. This tendency to bounce all over the place sometimes leads them to distraction or an inability to pay attention to things that are right before their eyes.

If Squirrel is your spirit animal, take the time to stop and listen to your inner self. Do some soul-searching to see if what you’re pursuing and hoarding are really things that matter to you.

And don’t forget to play!

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