The Symbolism of the Porcupine
Every morning, I go to the river close by for a walk and enjoy what nature has to offer. Often I will receive signs which help me to overcome issues I may be dealing with or will give me inspiration to go forward and make necessary decisions. The universe and nature spirits are amazing in how they show you signs, but all too often we are too absorbed in our thoughts and worries. Today, I was blessed with seeing a porcupine, which I have never seen there, even though I had heard that they lived there. So my message today was from porcupine, which makes so much sense and brings insight into where I am at the moment. Become aware of the messages around you and you will realise that you are guided continuously.
Apparently porcupines are just like people in that you get those who are very loving and those that are very aggressive, or bad tempered. They can make nice pets, but beware of those quills.
It’s time to free yourself of guilt and shame and reclaim the innocence that you left behind as a child. Open your heart to those things that gave you joy as a child; remember fantasy and imagination and bring into your life again. Make sure that you do not to get caught in the chaos of the world, where fear, greed and suffering are commonplace.
Know that you are protected and that protection is always available to you. It’s time to be yourself, and trust that it is safe to be who you are. The focus here is on faith and trust and the knowing that you can move mountains with these powers.
Are you allowing other people’s opinions to prevent you from exploring activities that could otherwise be fun and enjoyable? Do you have recreational time in your life? Are you overly sensitive to the barbs of others? Are your barbs inappropriate or taking the joy from others? Are you still allowing the barbs from long ago to aggravate you and sting you? Sometimes it is necessary to remove the old barbs, no matter how painful, so they do not fester and poison the system.
If Porcupine is your Animal Totem
You might be overly sensitive to criticism from others or overly critical of others. Perhaps you are allowing barbs from long ago to still affect your life now.
Porcupine people often crave and over indulge in salt intake. Beware of this and watch your intake.
You also have a knack for sticking it to people if you are intensely aggravated. You say or do that which will cause the most hurt for the longest time; like a quill barb working deeper into the skin. You do not always use it, but when you do the point is well taken. Conversely you know exactly how to resist the barbs of others and clearly set your boundaries. You are also willing to show strength through your own vulnerability.
If Porcupine has come to you in a Dream;
To see a porcupine in your dream suggests that you need to look out for yourself and protect yourself from emotional or psychological harm. Trust and honesty are important qualities. Alternatively, a porcupine indicates that there is a situation which you need to approach with openness. Someone in your waking life may be on the defensive and are not be exposing their vulnerabilities.
To see a porcupine in your dream also suggests defence mechanisms working overtime. Metaphorically bristling at any new ideas, possibilities, or relationships for fear of failure or being hurt. You may be threatening others in order to get your own way, whether or not you actually intend to follow through on the warning given.