Even when you put yourself to sleep, your subconscious mind is still humming. It holds each and every one of your memories and it is constantly processing information to ensure that you behave in a manner that fits the way emotions and thoughts are generated by your conscious mind.
The way the subconscious directs our choices can reveal a lot about us. They’re called projective tests and they try to reveal aspects that we keep hidden from ourselves. By presenting vague words or pictures, psychoanalysts try to discover underlying emotions that might be causing the patient trouble. The test below is one such example.
Carefully observe the given picture and take note of the first animal that you can make out. Be honest with yourself and don’t overthink what you’ve seen. Your subconscious will lead you towards the animal that your soul is similar to. Scroll down to read more about the choice that you made.
1. The Dove
Across cultures, the dove has taken a special place. From ancient Mesopotamians who associated it with Ishtar, the goddess of love to the Biblical belief that it was a dove which found land for Noah, it has always been considered a sacred bird, beloved by the gods.
If the dove was the first to catch your eye, it signifies that your soul’s purity is akin to the flawless white color of the dove’s feathers. Like Noah’s dove, you give people hope that there is something more to this world and to this life than they can see. You are well-versed in the ways of the spirit and the material world does not hold much significance for you.
2. The Butterfly
Powerful symbols of transformation and growth, your soul like a butterfly has been through a lot of struggle, but it burst out brighter and more beautiful after it. A butterfly’s life is fleeting, but while it lives it fills the world with beauty. It inspires pleasure in all those who catch a glimpse of it.
You understand how precious life is more than most and so, you are determined to live each and every moment of it to the fullest. There is so much going on in your life that you are hardly ever bored. The determination to see what each flower holds for you shines out from your soul and draws all and sundry towards you in the hope of sharing that light.
3. The Eagle
Powerful, majestic, and above all else, free, the sight of an eagle always inspires awe in others. It has been attributed traits like strength and leadership and some even believe that the eagle represents the hope of salvation. There is a firm belief that the eagle is always on the side of the righteous.
Like the eagle, you are looking to soar as high as you can and you have complete faith that you will do it. Freedom is something you value highly and being tied down is probably your worst fear. All the nobility and grace of the eagle can be seen in your soul. Some are drawn towards your power while others are fairly intimidated by it.
4. The Dog
Rightly known as man’s best friend, the dog has symbolized loyalty and faithfulness for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years. They’ve been seen as guardians, friends, and even as family. Their loyalty is such that in Homer’s Odyssey, the only creature that recognizes Odysseus when he reaches home after his decade long journey is his dog, Argos.
When you love someone, no matter what kind of love it is, you love them completely and truly. Their happiness becomes paramount to you, even at the cost of your own interests. People around you know they can depend on you and often, just your presence is enough to inspire feelings of joy. Your loved ones are blessed to have you in their lives.
5. The Wolf
Wise, ritualistic, and fiercely protective, the wolf is regarded with respect by many. Native tribes in the USA considered them to be spiritual animals that are connected to divine beings. They are also considered to be teachers and guides whose lessons are not always easily understood.
Even though the image of the lone wolf is popular, they are very social animals. You are a private person who doesn’t care for a lot of people. But when you let someone into your life, you value them highly and you would go to great lengths to protect them.
6. The Mantis
In many cultures, the mantis symbolizes the value of stillness. It is seen as a teacher of meditation and a sign that it is time to contemplate and explore the innerself. There is a sense of loneliness about the mantis and also a sense of power.
You prefer to be alone because you are fully comfortable with who you are. There is so much out there in the world for you to learn so you don’t really have the time for people. Like the female mantis, you are intelligent and you don’t need anyone to protect you. When the need arises, you are more than prepared to deal with others, even those who would do you harm.
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