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Animal Spirit Guide Meanings: Koala Spirit Guide

Updated on February 12, 2017
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Kitty has been communicating with her spirit guides for over a decade. She uses the lessons she's learned through them to write about them.

If the koala is your spirit guide, you will have much peace and relaxation in your near future.
If the koala is your spirit guide, you will have much peace and relaxation in your near future. | Source

Animal Spirit Guides

Connecting with your animal spirit guide can be enlightening. Understanding your guide can uncover wisdom from deep within yourself. Often the first question people ask me is "how do I know my animal spirit guide?" The answer to this question is quite simple. You don't have to seek out your animal spirit guide. Your animal spirit guide will find you.

Typically when an animal spirit guide makes itself known to you, it will appear recurrently in many different places. Sometimes you'll see them in the wild (with animals living today), sometimes they'll show up on the Television, online in articles or ads, in newspapers/magazines, in dreams, or you might even hear someone talking about it in a passing conversation. If you are open to receiving messages from your animal spirit guide, they will come to you.

Once they appear and you've realized their presence, the best thing to do is to study them. Study the mythology behind the creature, study the various cultures' beliefs of the creature. Study what they eat, their habitat, the ways they move, hunt, and mate. Keep in mind that sometimes after your animal spirit guide's message has been understood, they may disappear. And then another will appear when the next message is ready for you.

The koala is featured in Aboriginal dreamtime stories dating back thousands of years.
The koala is featured in Aboriginal dreamtime stories dating back thousands of years. | Source

Koalas in Mythology

Koalas are loved in modern day culture all over the world, but because they are native to Australia, the ancient stories and myths originate from the indigenous cultures. In ancient times, the aborigines of Australia hunted koalas. Because of how high a koala can climb, it must've been fairly difficult to catch the koala, despite their slowness.

There's a myth in Australia, originating with the Aborigines, that says the koala should be treated with respect. Even when hunted and used for its meat, it was against natural law to not treat the body with the utmost respect. If the body was treated incorrectly, the indigenous people believed it would curse the water supply. Their rivers would dry up and they would have nothing to drink. Clearly from this myth we can see the importance of the koala to the ancient Australian people. It is also believed that the word "koala" means "no drink". These marsupials don't drink a lot of water but get their hydration from the moisture in the eucalyptus leaves they eat each day. Koalas eat up to two and a half pounds of eucalyptus daily.

The koala spirit guide has three main lessons to teach you: self-care, gratitude, and determination.

— Nicole Canfield

Koala Spirit Guide

The koala spirit guide may be coming to you through your dreams, on the TV, or in books. You may have had a conversation about this animal recently which made you stop and think why you're seeing the koala recurrently. The koala spirit guide may be slow to deliver its message, but once the message is delivered you will be happy you listened.

The first main aspect of the koala spirit guide is the lesson of self-care and relaxation. The koala reminds us the importance of slowing down in life and taking things one step at a time. Often we get caught up in life's routines, spinning faster and faster through the cycles of life, missing the best moments. Allowing our happiness to be consumed by the fast living our society is so fond of. Koala spirit guide tells us to take our time, enjoy our surroundings, and take care of ourselves.

The second aspect of the koala spirit guide is the lesson of gratitude. The koala is thankful for its food source - the eucalyptus tree. In fact, the koala spends most of its time eating and sleeping. Grateful for its life amongst the trees and with its family. Gratitude is a quality that many of us need to practice. When we are grateful for what we have in life, we realize the full potential of joyfulness in our lives.

The third lesson taught by the koala spirit guide is determination. While the koala doesn't seem like a very determined creature, with its slow speed and sleepy habits, it shows a large amount of perseverance. When a koala falls out of a tree many feet, often they are able to get back up and go right back up the tree to where they came from. This demonstrates determination and perseverance. Two wonderful qualities to possess in this day and age.

Let the koala spirit guide bring you other lessons of joy and love. Let it teach you to appreciate your family and all of your blessings in life.

Koala spirit guides will cling to you in a loving manner.
Koala spirit guides will cling to you in a loving manner. | Source

© 2017 Kitty Fields


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  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    22 months ago from Summerland

    Seafarer Mama - I'm so glad you enjoyed it. They are adorable creatures.

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    Karen A Szklany 

    22 months ago from New England

    Awww. I love Koalas! Thank you for this very heart-warming hub about them as Spirit Guides. Love their message!


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