“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”
The scarab represent death and rebirth.
Archaeologists have found scarab pendants from the paleolithic epoch (10,000 - 20,000 years ago). Thus, human beings have revered the beetle before the beginning of the Egyptian civilization. In these cultures, shamans were highly revered for their ability to work in both the earthly world as well as the celestial world. They were considered to “fly” into dream worlds, and dive down into the underworld in their work. Thus, the scarab, which was observed to fly in the sky and dive into the ground became a symbol for this spiritual work.
The scarab is also considered to represent the ability to change, survive and adapt. As my husband Logan often reminds me, humans may become extinct but the beetles and roaches will live on. Scarabs are known for rolling balls of dung to bury their eggs inside of. In this way, the scarab is unafraid of getting dirty in order to bring about new life. That takes some dedication and fearlessness.
What dirty work is calling you? What needs to be dealt with for you to move forward and evolve?
You will never have it all figured out. You are required to let go in order to evolve. Not once. But every single day. Let go of things that don’t work and no longer serve you.