How do you know if an animal is bringing you a message? For a brief week, we were in a place surrounded by lizards and sea birds. This was where they lived we were the tourists. If an animal attempts to make direct contact with you, it is bringing you a message. This is different from some creature trapped in an exhibit that can’t get away. An osprey landed near us while we were at the beach. Instead of flying away, it came closer and closer. So much so, that it posed for pictures with us. The other birds simply flew away.
I also had a close encounter with a lizard that climbed up my lounge chair and the two of us engaged in a staring contest for a minute. He didn’t scamper away, but instead chose to spend time with me. Most of the time, you’ll know if an animal had made a deliberate attempt to contact you. Look for it, because not all contacts are that obvious.
What is the symbolism behind a lizard? A lizard reminds us to take a gut check. Are we working toward what will really benefit us and those around us or are we going with whatever is popular? Take time to really think about your dreams. Some you may have shelved because you considered them impractical.
Anyone who has ever grabbed a lizard by the tail may have ended up with a tail and no lizard. This reptile is one of the few creatures who can regenerate a lost body part. If it is your totem animal, then you are more fortunate than most. While you won’t be growing an extra arm, leg, or head, you will be able to regenerate things you’ve lost. It can be anything from opportunities, love, health, or even wealth.
Does the lizard show up in your dreams? The reptile knows when an immediate danger threatens and moves away from it in a rapid fashion. Is there something or someone endangering you? The lizard can vanish when it needs to reminding us of our hidden gifts. Consider what yours are.
Other symbolism associated with the lizard.
- The ability to detach from the world.
- To recreate what had been lost
- Facing Fear
- Lucid dreaming
- Moving in the spirit world
This information was gathered from personal observation, What’s Your Sign website, and Spirit Animal website. Here's a video of a lizard you might not meet face to face.