Lessons in Fear-less-ness from Spirit Animal Lizard

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A spirit animal is an animal archetype that has chosen to share with you its gifts, its lessons and its messages. In this series I share the lessons of various spirit animals and how they teach you how to approach and release fear. Learn more about discovering your Spirit Animal.

spirit animal lizard

Lizard offers the perfect gift for releasing fear: Letting go of what’s holding you back.

Some lizard species can let go of the end of their tail in order to escape from a predator. When fear has a tight grip on you, release the part you don’t need.

  • If you are afraid of not being good enough, let go of your inadequacy.
  • If you are afraid you are flawed, let go of self-destructive behaviors.
  • If you are afraid of being worthless, let go of your victim mentality.
  • If you are afraid of change, let go of your stubbornness.
  • If you are afraid of lack or loss, let go of your desire for more.
  • If you are afraid of vulnerability, let go of your arrogance.
  • If you are afraid of missing out, let go of your impatience with yourself.

Lizard’s tail may be a different color or pattern to attract predators to it, to this piece that they don’t need. Imagine, rather than hiding your vulnerability, flaunting it. Spirit animal Quetzal also offers the gift of flaunting your vulnerability. The difference is that Quetzal has confidence in its ability to evade predators, even with its extremely long, easy-to-catch tail. Lizard has confidence that it can escape from predators by safely losing the part of itself it doesn’t need.

With the fear of lack or want, imagine letting go of everything you’ve collected that you really don’t need. You can’t imagine it because you need it all? No. You don’t need any of it. You are everything you need, exactly as you are. You can escape your fear of lack and loss by voluntarily giving up what you don’t need.

In addition to the gift of letting go of what you don’t need, Lizard teaches to leave the past behind you. Holding onto memories and stories and your connection to people and place is part of being human. But defining yourself by the past and dwelling on the past will limit your human potential—the potential to live your Personal Truth.

Lizard is a symbol of dreamtime. Use Lizard medicine to help you navigate your dreams and bring the dreams you desire to life. Letting go of what no longer serves you is an essential step.


(Spirit animal Lizard includes geckos, iguanas, anoles, skinks, chameleons, Gila monsters, Komodo dragons and other species in the lizard family.)


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