- 1 Overview of the Panda Spirit Animal
- 2 Encounters with the Panda
- 3 Panda Symbolism: The Panda Spirit
- 4 What are the Traits of the Panda Totem?
- 5 Strengths & Weaknesses of the Panda
- 6 The Panda in Dreams: What it Means
- 7 Cultural and Spiritual Symbolism of the Panda
- 8 Historical Facts
- 9 Animal Quotes
- 10 Embrace Your Spirit Animal
- 11 Discuss Your Spirit Animal
- 12 Share this Totem:
Overview of the Panda Spirit Animal
Panda symbolism is deeply rooted within the heart. All of it’s power and strength comes from the heart and is dependent on balance. When the panda appears in your life it is calling you to a great height of self awareness, spiritual connection and true connection and balance in all areas of life. Throughout history the panda has been a sign of peace, good luck and comfort. We all know in our world we could use more of these traits. When the panda appears to you embrace it’s arrival and allow it speak into your life.
Encounters with the Panda
Do you need to find balance in life?
The panda with its contrasting coat of black and white teaches us embrace balance in our lives. Carefully consider your life and areas you may need balance: work, home, relationships, love, health. When one area of your life is out of balance the rest will feel out of place. It’s important to be aware of the areas we need to improve and restore balance.
Are you experiencing conflict?
For thousands of years the panda has been a sign of harmony and peace. When we are burdened with conflict the panda calls us to practice harmony and peace. Step back from the situation causing you strife – spend time in meditation. Allow the panda to show you how to approach the situation peacefully.
Are you going through a difficult time?
Life is unfair and more often we find ourselves faced with difficult circumstances. When you’re going through a difficult time in life the panda can give you strength. Give yourself time everyday to meditate and take care of yourself. Enjoy simple comforts whether it’s a special meal or treat, wear clothing that makes you happy, or talk with a treasured friend. Allow these simple comforts to restore your spirit.
Are you being pushed around?
When people or life push you around or try to take advantage of you the panda totem teaches an important lesson. That lesson is constructing and maintaining healthy boundaries. Especially for people in your life whether family, friends, coworkers or bosses. Set up boundaries to prevent them from taking advantage of you.
Panda Symbolism: The Panda Spirit
A sure sign someone’s spirit animal is a panda is their understanding nature. You approach people and situations cautiously and with care. You don’t jump to conclusions and prefer to hear all sides of a matter before deciding where you stand on it. When it comes to friendships you’re the friend that others can count on to give an honest and thoughtful answer.
While classified as omnivores panda’s typically live off of a solely vegetarian diet of bamboo. Because of this panda symbolism has become a sign of peace and harmony. As a spirit animal the panda will teach us to live peacefully with others around us. Not resorting to violence or rage they would rather leave then confront someone using such means. Panda totem people are true peacemakers and peacekeepers.
Along with balance and harmony the panda totem teaches us to embrace a meditative existence. For panda spirit animal people it’s very important for them to make time to spend in quiet meditation. This will help them achieve balance and awareness of the world around them. When you find yourself retreating to quiet or serene places to be alone it is your spirit animal guiding you to what your spirit needs. Time to meditate!
Just like it’s meditative tendencies the panda longs for time alone. This draw to places where you can find solitude is healthy and will result in your soul feeling refreshed. When you feel drawn to solitary places don’t hold back but embrace the time and experience. It’s important for the health and balance of your spirit to spend time alone.
What are the Traits of the Panda Totem?
When this gentle giant appears strides into your life it’s important to consider the following lessons. As a sign for peace and harmony you should actively journey toward becoming more and more like the panda. These traits are a special gift that our world desperately needs. Don’t be afraid to intervene in situations and share what you have learned through meditation and in your pursuit of peace and harmony. Another lesson we can learn from the panda is comfort! There is no harm in allowing ourselves to be comfortable and in turn comforting others.
Strengths & Weaknesses of the Panda
One undeniable strength of the panda totem is it’s spiritual awareness. People with the spirit animal are very spiritual people and are aware of the condition of their spirit. In our world full of conflict and uncertainty it’s important to embrace our own awareness. Take extra care to assure that you are providing your spirit with plenty of opportunities to practice spiritual growth.
For panda spirit animal people spending time in meditation is like second nature. It’s easy for them to disconnect from the world and spend hours deep in meditation. This ability when accessed will help you interact with the world with a higher understanding. It’s important that you give yourself regular time in your routine to spend in meditation. This time is not something that should be rushed but something that should be enjoyed.
Strength of Heart
Panda symbolism is closely linked with the heart chakra. This gives panda totem people an incredible strength of heart. When properly balanced they are able to access a powerful healing power. This can be used to help heal old wounds in themselves or even in others. It’s important for them to harness balance in their lives and their heart will grow in strength and power.
In the wild pandas spend most of their waking hours eating. They do this because their diet consists mostly of bamboo which has nearly no nutritional value. When you find yourself constantly consuming things that leave you feeling empty it’s time for you to evaluate your decisions. Don’t let gluttony cause you to fill your days chasing empty pleasures and things that promise to satisfy only to leave you wanting more.
People with this spirit animal can easily fall into the the habit of being controlled by their emotions. While this isn’t bad if you’re balanced if you’re experiencing a time of unbalance the results can be terrible. Leaving you depressed and in an emotional state disrepair. It’s important for you to be aware of your emotions, allow yourself to feel and experience healthy emotions, but banish the ones that can cause you to be self destructive.
Because most of their time in the wild is spent searching for and consuming food it’s no wonder panda totem people can have this same problem! Don’t become so focused on yourself that you don’t make time for others. While it’s important for you to take care of your daily needs don’t let it become an excuse to become lazy. It’s important for you to interact with the world around you. By keeping solely to yourself you are robbing the world of the gift of you! Share the light you have with others.
The Panda in Dreams: What it Means
Cultural and Spiritual Symbolism of the Panda
China – pandas are believed to be the physical embodiment of yin and yang. Because of it’s contrasting coat of black and white.
In 1961 a Panda named Chi-Chi became the inspiration for the WWF logo. Since then the familiar image of a panda has stood for worldwide conservation.
Through hard work and effort by conservation groups giant pandas are no longer endangered. However, they still need our help! To learn more about how you can help secure their future visit WWF Global.
Embrace Your Spirit Animal
Discuss Your Spirit Animal
Discuss your spirit animal with others – have you had a dream or an encounter you’d like help deciphering? Post your topic in our forum, and the totem community will give you insight regarding the meaning your dreams and encounters, interacting with other totems, and interesting facts about the symbolism and history of your spirit animal.