The quail is connected to understanding your spiritual name. Quail's normally snuggle together to help each other - this is what they mean as an animal totem.
A quail is a general term for a medium sized bird that resembles a partridge. During spring time, quails can lay twelve eggs. The younglings will remain with their parents during the first summer. These creatures mainly consume leaves and roots and are generally herbivores. Male species are helping the mother incubate the eggs until they hatched.
There is a story about the soon to be Buddha, which is born as a quail, instructed the others to escape the hunter’s nets by working together. (Remember the scene on the Disney Animated Film Nemo?). He encourages them to go deeper into the woods in order to escape the huntsman. Some of the quail refuse to leave and were later caught by the hunters and end up in an unfortunate manner.
Quail teaches us about the higher knowledge; these are mystic creatures and will teach us how to arrive to a deeper sense of spiritual awareness. Furthermore they are capable of nourishing the soul. A reminder to each and everyone that we must be open minded about the thing we don’t know. Impossible came from the word possible, a thing might appear invisible to the naked eye but it doesn’t mean that it does not exist.
Quail also teach us how to evade problems, their ability to sense danger is commendable, teaching us to have the keenness to observe a situation and be aware of the dangers that lurks in our environment. Moreover it is teaching us to analyze the certain situation or place whether it is free of dangers and hazard that might affect our carefree living. It is still better to prevent these things from happening, that way you can better protect yourself and your loved ones.
When this creature presented itself to you, he is asking you about the quality of time you are spending with your family. Are you sacrificing your family bond for lesser things? Or are you spending enough time with them? It is basically a question of how are you spending your time with your family. Sometimes even if you are with them, they can feel that your mind and heart is not with them. Let them feel your presence.
They are also teaching us that we need to socialize and blend in to avoid the impending danger. Sometimes numbers signify safety; learn how to escape problems with the help of your friends.
Furthermore this creature is teaching us about the right time to grab an opportunity; he knows when to eat a fruit when it is perfectly ripe. It is better to take your first step and wait a perfect timing on when to execute our plan. A good resolution can be the cause of a careful preparation mixed with the right timing. Let a quail teach you that art.
Quail is a reminder to be aware of our nature. There are dangers in our everyday life and we must learn how to identify it. Hazard can be brought by a friend, surroundings and even family, learn how to elude it. Allow this creature to teach you all this art and you’ll emerge as a better person. This creature might look small and fragile, but I can tell you there are things that a quail can teach you that you won’t learn from other individuals.
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