In many cultures throughout history, lizards have been associated with the dream world. They symbolize our dreams, desires, and visions.
In American Indian tradition, Lizard is often referred to as the ‘dream walker’ who lives in the dream world. Lizard helps us see the importance of respecting and remembering our dreams and help depict subtle messages from deep within the mind. According to the Manataka Indian beliefs, Lizard reveals our weaknesses, our strengths and prompts the energy of change.
When Lizard slithers into your life:
- Pay attention to your dreams, as they may reveal to you what you are not aware of when you are awake.
- You may be encouraged to go within and analyze your present reality and move with confidence and conviction out into the world of new beginnings.
- You may be reminded that you have hidden gifts and that it is your responsibility to use these gifts for your own well being.
- It may mean a need to move quickly to avoid danger and be prepared to leave something behind.
If Lizard is your Animal Guide:
- You have the power to regenerate that which is lost.
- You are extremely good at facing your fears and moving between realities and ‘other realms’.
- You have the ability to recognize danger and remove yourself from harm’s way when the situation calls for it.
Ask for Lizards’s help when:
- You wish to learn ways to use your enhanced sensory perceptions to connect with your deeper psychic and spiritual awareness.
- You need help finding the truth and discover what your heart is really telling you.
Did you know?
Lizards are found in warmer climates all over the world. They are sensitive to ground vibrations; they have keen eyesight and superior hearing. The lizard has the ability to escape from danger by leaving its tail behind and growing another. There are five general families of lizards and literally hundreds of species, the largest being the Komodo Dragon weighing more than 350 pounds and the smallest being the Beata measuring less than three quarters of an inch long. They have many descriptive names such as the Australian Bearded Dragon, Yellow Spotted Gecko, Iguanas, Salamanders, and Horned Lizards. Many American Indian tribes recorded their relationship with the lizard in images on pottery, petroglyphs, effigy bowls, figures, and shells and portrayed lizards in their ceremonies and stories as symbols of strength.