Spirit Animal Insights: The Gorilla

Spirit Animal Insights: The Gorilla

[To read about my experience with the gorilla spirit animal, go here.]

Meanings of the Gorilla Spirit Animal

If Gorilla has come across your path

It is a signal for us to raise our heads and recognize the nobility within us. This is not prideful or boastful behavior. Rather, the Gorilla exudes a quiet honor and a still dignity that makes a much more profound statement than any boast. We humans (particularly this day and age) would do well to mimic such regal behavior.

The Gorilla also gives us a message of leadership but not of the aggressive kind. Rather, the gorilla manages other members within the troop with temperance, understanding, compassion and balance. Very seldom is aggression or violence required in order to get the point across. The Gorilla reminds us that tyrannical leaders will never win respect. The message here is that decency, honesty, and quiet charisma win loyal followers.

Alternatively it could be a confirmation that your endeavors are solid and steady. You are reminded to stay grounded and handle your responsibilities. Gorilla will help you find your inner strength.

If Gorilla is your Animal Totem

You are a leader and easily command groups of people through strength of will, decisiveness and mediation of conflict. With this leadership you understand responsibility. You always take full protective responsibility of those within your command. You fully understand that a good leader is a leader who serves the needs of the followers. You also lead by example and with integrity.

With Gorilla as your animal totem you have the power to marshal the strength of community to your cause. There is nothing you cannot accomplish.

If Gorilla has come into your dreams

To see a gorilla in your dream suggests that you may be too “over the top” in your behavior. Perhaps you are compensating for your rigidity and stiffness in your waking life. Alternatively, the gorilla symbolizes your primitive impulses, wild nature and repressed sexual energy. If the Gorilla is hiding it indicates that you are looking for a sense of security or protection with regards to your sexuality.

It could also mean the gorilla represents the need to take action. When we dream of the gorilla it is a signal that we’ve been resting on our laurels, and it’s time to start earning that which we want instead of waiting for rewards to fall into our laps.

Additional Meanings of the Gorilla Spirit Animal 

  • Leadership
  • Strength
  • Intelligence
  • Gentleness
  • Balance
  • Intuition
  • Clair-audience
  • Dignity
  • Honor
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Temperance
  • Cleverness
  • Communication
  • Loyalty
  • Nobility
  • Nurturing
  • Connectivity
  • Generosity
  • Wisdom

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