Working With The Animal Totems
Spirit of the FLAMINGO: Heart Healing, Balance, Rebirth, The Phoenix, Rising After A Fall, Discernment, Maintaining Individuality Within A Group, Creativity, Beauty, Vision
Flamingo, within the crane family, teaches the importance of balance. Pink is the color associated with the heart chakra and the pink coloring in flamingos vibrate with heart and emotional energies. The flamingo is a visionary and draws its power from water.
Wisdom of Flamingo Includes:
Flamingo's annual migration is among the longest of any creature's on earth. For survival reasons she travels in large flocks, mostly at night. Flamingo wisdom is invoked for those who journey far, whether the journey be physical or spiritual.
Flamingo teaches how to maintain balance and movement through the emotions. He aids in intuitive filtering and spiritual discernment. Be aware in dream time. Flamingo helps in bringing color and vivacity into ones life along with increasing community activities. Is it time to bring new life; concepts, ideas, thoughts or people? Is it time to work alone or with groups? Flamingo will show how to maneuver slowly and gracefully with care.
Flamingo Teaches Fear-less-ness From Within The Flock.
Flamingo is striking, gorgeous, preening and sensual—a strong symbol of flirtatiousness and sexuality. Pink represents the heart, compassion and connection. Flamingo’s pink coloring comes from diet. Without a proper diet, Flamingo pales to white.
For you this means that you must nourish your heart, your compassion and your connection—to your Self and to others in the flock. Without proper nourishment, your heart will pale.
Flamingo’s commitment to flock-living does not mean “following the herd” (we’re talking Flamingo, not sheep!) or being boring. In fact, Flamingo teaches that you can be true to your Self while still being loyal to the flock. Being One with others does not have to mean losing your Self.
Flamingo’s long legs mean that it can wade into deeper waters while still touching the bottom. Remember that water is a symbol of emotions. So Flamingo models staying grounded even while wading into deeper emotions.
The Noble King of the Marshes: Flamingo.
The Flamingo is a Gregarious Wading Bird in its own family in the order Phoenicopteriformes. They have some of the most unique adaptations like their beak that filters sand and mud from their food, but only if used upside down. It also possesses a unique color pigmentation and has one of the more unique bird calls.
Flamingos are flashy creatures, but not showoffs, unlike a lot of other birds; the males don’t really compete for females attention with elaborate displays of plumage or intricate nests, they just happen to be radiant by nature and elegant out of necessity.
The Flamingo is often believed to be the premise behind the phoenix, just look at the taxonomy in its Order and Genus. As such it has several connotations that this mythical birdhas. The Phoenix is a creature of rebirth, a constant cycle. People who hold Flamingo in their hearts are good at rising back up after a fall from grace. They blaze into new glory after every stumbling point. Which is something truly admirable about their natures.
The Flamingo as a guidance totem is a Heart Healer, meaning it is a good filter to help discern what is poisonous in your life and what can heal your wounds. Many people bring flamingo into their life to come back from devastation. Those who have Flamingo in their heart are also good at this but in a subtle way, they help you see the ridiculous or unnecessary and help you focus on what could help you grow. This is a natural talent that they don’t even sometimes understand. You truly are wonderful to be around when you need to heal, you have a way of making everything sharper and easier to understand.
Now for the things to watch out for.
Flamingo’s are group animals as such they don’t like to be alone, they mate for life which makes them wonderful companions, if not a bit needy at times. This can be overcome and even embraced by the right partner, but you have to be very careful in who they decide to settle with. Every thing they take into their life profoundly affects them. Thoughts, ideas, words, food all of these things have the danger of ripping them off of their path. They can clog your filter, run you down and lead to your downfall. A Flamingo has to be very careful of what it allows to enter their cosmology and even more careful of what they are willing to accept.
PINK FLAMINGO AFFIRMATIONS