Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Photographs, Sacred Animals | 0 comments

If you decided to collect one different kind of beetle a day, it would take you more than 350,000 days (over 9,500 years) and a huge storage space, to display them all. The preponderance of beetles crawling upon the earth is one reason the beetle was considered sacred by ancient Egyptians. Its hard shell is symbolic of protection. Because there are so many different types of beetle, their ability to relate to nature is representative of the ability to socialize and make the best choices for yourself.

Today, there are those who see the four stages of life of the lowly beetle, the egg, larva, pupa and adult as symbolic of spiritual growth and development. Next time you see a beetle, ask yourself, “Where am I in my personal growth and development? What do I need to do next to achieve my goals?”


~Cathy Chapman~




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