To me, the spiritual meaning for squirrels means cheekiness, fun, and not taking life too seriously. I have two that come into my garden every so often who make me laugh so much. I'm sure my uncles have reincarnated as squirrels, as that is who they remind me of. Watching their hilarious and cheeky antics, the squirrels bringing back fond memories of nonstop laughter or reminding me of cheeky stories I heard about them growing up, surprisingly to me, the spiritual meaning was pretty much spot on.
Many cultures see the squirrel as lighthearted and fun. When a squirrel enters your life, it usually indicates you are taking life too seriously to take a step back and chill.
Although playful and fun, squirrels can also be quite sensible.
Showing great ingenuity and determination as they learn how to problem-solve, they do this to expand their abilities and show us, humans, that there is always a solution to a problem. Squirrels enjoy space, allowing them to be free from clutter or any dangers that may put them in harm's way. Squirrels are an intriguing little creature to watch, perfect for us to learn a lesson or two, such as decluttering our lives. This could be having a clear-out at home or a clear-out of the people who may create obstacles for us, disrupting the flow of fun, courage, and optimism in our lives.
Squirrels only store what they need, their tiny paws unable to carry too much, allowing us to see how simple life can be if we didn't burden ourselves with unnecessary worries.
They may also appear in your lives to question whether you are prepared for the future. Do you need to start saving? With squirrels representing abundance, now may be the perfect time to start putting a little away for when you may need it.
If your animal totem is a squirrel, I have to admit I'm a little envious. Being guided through life by a totem whose beliefs are professional while remaining chilled, refusing to take life too seriously, and allowing that inner child to be released whenever it feels like it is quite frankly a blessing from above.
Next time you see a squirrel, stop and take note of what it's doing. Is it having fun? Is it looking for nuts to store? Or is it leaping through the air without a care in the world? Whichever it is, embrace the message, although maybe think twice about leaping from tree to tree, but do take that leap of faith you have possibly been putting off.
Love & Light