Sloths are a reminder for us to look and try to seek higher knowledge both spiritually and mentally.
We must always thrive to achieve a higher sense of spiritual awareness and always keep an open mind about the spirit realm.
These are also a sign for us to utilize our God given gifts.
The animal totem of a sloth is known for their slow movement, but their image as a lazy creature was called to question by some researchers. Recent study shows that sloths are only asleep for ten hours. The study was conducted to find a resolution to human disorder but they discovered more than that. They found out that animals in captivity sleep longer than those in the forest. Rather than sleeping for sixteen hours, the sloths in the wild sleep for ten hours. The Sloth has long claws which help it keep a grip on the branches. It is the slowest mammal on Earth. Sloths are mid-sized creatures that belong to the group of two-toed sloth and the three toed sloth. They are classified into six species. Sloths are related to the anteaters that possess a similar set of claws. They live in the forests of Central and South America.
A sloth can teach us their camouflaging ability, it is telling us to adapt to the situation and act accordingly in a way that we will benefit from others. Furthermore, it also teaches us to try to make a profit and take advantage of situations.
Sloth’s have an uncanny ability to rotate their heads almost 2700 giving them the ability to see what is coming. It is a reminder to always thrive to see the better in everyone, do not jump to a conclusions too quickly, get to know people better, every person is beautiful in their own way.
The sloth chooses people who always feel like outcasts. These people often struggle to determine their place in this world, they are usually bullied or frequently made fun of by others. The sloth protects against such people, in terms of the bully - be wary since these people are only conserving their energy, a strong emotion can result into a violent nature.
Most people who have this animal as their totem animal have an unusual behavior. In essence they enjoy escaping reality. We must find a way to focus the energy on working hard. Sloth people are also loners and hate to follow others.They try questioning their independence. Sometimes you will see their vicious side.
Regarding relationships, the sloth is calling our attention to give someone a space to breath. You are holding too tight causing one to feel dependent on you.
Think about this metaphor, observe when you hold sand in your hand, hold it too tight and a lot of sand will spill out of your hand, hold it too loose and more sand will fall but apply a gradual force into it and you’ll control the spilling of the sand. The same principle can be applied with each relationship in life. Thus, try to give each other sufficient time to think, and a chance to spend time away from you, let those close to you realize your value.
This creature is also a warning sign that we should check our way of life; sloth people are more common in lifestyle diseases. Adopt a good diet, do some stretching, and do not forget to smile!
Sloth shows as a spirit guide when
- We need to be flexible in a certain situation.
- We need to have a better view of our surroundings.
- We feel like we are being out casted.
- We are seeking wisdom.
- We need a grasp of reality.
Call on sloth as a spirit guide when
- We need to adapt to an event in a way that will benefit us.
- We want to see those people who are using us to their advantage.
- We think that we don’t have a place in this world.
- We want to gain knowledge.
- We need to escape our fantasies.
By Flo Saul
Mar 26, 2013