Often times when the subject of Animal Totems or Animal Spirit Medicine comes up most people go for the big guns, like wolf, bear and eagle. Though these are in fact amazing animals to work with as clan or ally there is just as much significance in the smallest of allies like bugs and insects. One personal example of this is appreciating the medicine of spiders. It has taken me a very long time to look at them with reverence. I had to brace myself and slowly over come my fear of the spider. I now advocate for leaving them alone under most circumstances. This respect has blended into learning to appreciate other crawlies like centipedes but never did I think in a million years that to date the best lesson and medicine to be had came from the small in stature but big in annoyance, the FLY. To have a fly buzzing around in general is annoying to say the least, having one in a therapy space is down right unacceptable. Yet, to my dismay this pesky little buggar found its way into my shop. I was intently working on a section of my clients tissue when I caught myself crossing my eyes trying to focus on what was buzzing around in the dimly lit room. I thought to myself, no way there is a fly in here. Aerially they can actually be very stealthy, not making a peep. I telepathically cursed at it and thought I addressed it. The following day I no longer broke the threshold of the door and the little sucker is loudly buzzing and dive bombing my head. I am sure from the outside I looked like an over plump retired ninja swatting away at imaginary adversaries but this fly was persistent. As I settled in and sat down I can longer hear it but am sure it’s still around. I start working on the computer. I sense I am being stared at. I look up and fly is on the ledge of my desk just staring. It just sits there. I shoo at it. Nothing. It navigates around my swats and gracefully lands back on it’s perch.
The hair stood up on my neck and I got this jolt of energy. Shit.
I resisted as long as I could before speaking aloud. “Fly, is there something I need to know?” It starts marching on the ledge. I am alone but still side eyeing my surroundings for gawkers. I explained kindly you cannot go back into the therapy space moreso stop dive bombing my forehead. At one point I have a session and fly did in fact not come into the space. It was waiting for me on the ledge after the session. Then it started changing it’s location. At one point I did swat it out of the air and it landed on my keyboard shook off my attack and marched on. Persistent little shit. When this client was coming in I was researching fly medicine. The first few paragraphs felt like a throat punch. I am still struggling with the “what’s next for me stage?” Here is what FLY has to say about life.
Common Fly Spirit Animal Meanings
For something so light and tiny, the fly spirit animal holds so much meaning and provides so many intuitive insights about life. This is because the fly symbolism shows many great ways to understand the world and discover your purpose.
The fly is a very potent insect that’s worthy of your respect. It’s usually looked down upon because it’s associated with all things dirty, rotten, and gross.
But the fly is one tough survivor and plays a vital role in the cycle of life. It’s one of the most common insects in the world because it can survive even the harshest living conditions but still manage to feed, grow, and breed!
When the fly spirit animal makes its way into your life, this usually serves as a warning that there’s danger lurking somewhere. It means to catch your attention when you are spending too much of your time with someone or on something that has a destructive influence.
The fly meaning brings to focus to anything that’s causing harm to your life, whether of your own choosing or not. An example of this is giving in to societal pressures and indifference.
The meaning of the fly also speaks about hate, spite, malice, or blame. It buzzes to be heard and flies overhead annoyingly until you are forced to swat or kill it with anything you can get your hands on.
The fly totem has also been known to represent lies, gossip, excuses, and anything that’s dirty or impure. However, before you dismiss the fly as nothing but bad and undesirable, the fly symbolism also speaks about cures for sicknesses.
The meaning of the fly also serves as a reminder that you reap what you sow. What you put out there to the world will come back to you a hundredfold, so make sure that your actions, thoughts, and words come from a place of love and goodness.
The fly signifies encouragement, because it does a very excellent job of goading you with its presence until you surrender to what it wants and let you be. It will always fasten on you, arouse you, reproach you, or persuade you, and will not be satisfied until you get on your feet and achieve what you set out to achieve.
If Your Spirit Animal is the Fly, read this carefully…
Your fly spirit animal is urging you to be ready to adapt to your current situation because there is prosperity and abundance soon to come. Keep your head up for better days are headed your way!
You can also expect something within you to change, and you will be experiencing a rebirth or a sense of newness in your life. You think you don’t need it, but once you have it, you’ll wonder how you even managed to survive in the past without it.
The meaning of the fly also encourages you to deal with your issues, whether you like it or not. Like the fly that transforms and adapts to even the harshest environments, you are being called to turn what seems like waste into something valuable.
If the Fly is your Animal Totem, Never do this…
The fly symbolism does not believe in keeping yourself boxed in. You must allow yourself to respond and decide spontaneously to certain situations, no matter how hard.
Never give up on your dreams, because staying persistent to your goals is the surest way for you to achieve them. The fly meaning reminds you to ignore what other people are saying, because at the end of the day, what you think about yourself is what truly matters.
Positive Traits of the Fly Spirit Animal
The fly spirit animal is a survivor and a master transformer. It triumphs over adversity because it never gives up and just pushes (or flies!) forward.