Are animals attracted to a certain vibration?

I love sunshine and warm weather, so as soon as the temps started rising in March of this year, I have wanted to spend a lot of my time walking and relaxing in nature. I’ve been living in a coastal city for a few years and always enjoyed visiting the beach, but lately I seek places that are more secluded and less likely to attract tourists. In the past year, it’s been really hard and overwhelming sometimes to be among crowds of people, so I usually try to visit the local parks at times when few people are likely to be there.

A couple weeks ago, I discovered a park a few minutes away from my place and have already visited it a few times since then. During my second visit there, I found a wonderful, secluded spot by the lake where the trees and brush have been cleared enough for me to spread out a blanket to sit and read a book or take in the scenery. As I explored this small area, I saw a group of four large swallowtail butterflies on the ground near the water’s edge. Out of curiosity, I approached them, and all but one butterfly flew away. This one that stayed allowed me to touch it several times.

On Wednesday, I went back to the same spot by the water, and this time a smaller dark brown butterfly with small white and orange spots kept landing on my shoes. I was able to touch this one, too. Every time someone would walk past us, the butterfly would fly away and return back to my shoes once the person was out of sight. During the last hour that I sat there, the butterfly spent more than half the time either on my shoes or on my tote bag that was next to me on the blanket.

They’re not the best quality, but here are a couple of the photos I managed to capture:

A few months ago, back in April, I had a dream in which a guy who owned a metaphysical store announced to all the customers that I was the queen of butterflies. It was significant to me at the time because butterflies are associated with metamorphosis and the dramatic transformations we go through during a spiritual awakening. I was having a difficult time yesterday with feeling so isolated and disconnected from almost everyone around me. Maybe my beautiful little friend came over to sit with me to remind me that I am not truly alone and that I will continue growing and evolving. These beautiful creatures successfully make their transition from the old into the new just as we are capable of doing if we embrace the painful but necessary changes.

My butterfly experiences made me start wondering why some people appear to attract animals more than others. Animals are especially sensitive to energy, and it doesn’t take long to realize that when you put excited children around a cat. At the cat adoption center where I volunteer, the cats enjoy gathering around me to receive affection. As soon as a family with small children enters the room, the cats often scatter to various corners, while some hide underneath the cages. These children will ask me why the cats are scared, and I have to explain to them that cats prefer a calm environment. As crazy as it seems now, I remember catching wild kittens and bringing them into the house when I was very young. I think I’ve always had the ability to empathize with what feels natural and comfortable to an animal.

My boyfriend and I have noticed that when we go to a park, animals, such as geese and ducks, tend to stay near us while they avoid everyone else. We recently stopped by a local gift shop for the first time and discovered that the owner keeps two cats there. An employee warned us that the black female cat isn’t usually friendly toward people, but she turned into a purring love machine once I petted her, and she continued to follow us out the store as we were leaving. My boyfriend and I are both reserved and introverted, so perhaps animals simply feel more comfortable around people who give off a mellow vibe. Maybe they also sense the purity or kindness in someone’s heart that makes them feel more loving and social. Whatever the explanation is, I am grateful for moments when I am able to connect with one of Mother Earth’s creatures.

The other topic I briefly wanted to mention is spirit animals. I have noticed how certain animals will repeatedly appear in my life for several days, weeks, or months at a time. I saw hawks frequently all last year. I saw lizards frequently a month ago. In these past few weeks, it’s been butterflies. I see dragonflies from time to time, as well. When we repeatedly see a certain type of animal that seems drawn to us, I think it’s worth looking into a possible message that the universe is trying to communicate to us through nature. Just like synchronicities, I believe these subtle messages are frequently being sent to us, but you must remain aware to notice them.

Has anyone else noticed how animals seem to be more attracted to certain people? What do you think explains it? Have you noticed any specific animals that frequently appear in your life?


27 thoughts on “Are animals attracted to a certain vibration?

  1. Karin July 31, 2015 / 3:19 PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    Really amazing that you could touch the butterfly.
    I also notice the occurrence of spirit animals. The universe is very insistent about getting a message across. For me, magpies come up frequently. There was a time when a user joined a forum where I was active. And his name was magpie. And then I saw someone who had magpie written on his T-shirt. So, magpies are trying to tell me something. Probably that I should write more. Just before writing my last post (-about why it is important to love oneself first), I sat there and pondered whether to write or not to write. Then the magpies started to make a hell a lot of noise in my garden. I said, ” Ok, guys, I got the the message” . And then I wrote the post.

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    • awakenfromthedream August 1, 2015 / 1:20 PM

      Yes, I was surprised that I was able to touch not just one but two butterflies within the same week! Maybe those are some human-loving butterflies out at that park.
      How cool that you keep seeing magpies! I felt quite silly having to google what a magpie looks like because I don’t ever see them in my region of the US. And hey, maybe you’re onto something when you say it’s a sign you should write more šŸ™‚ One website says that a magpie represents “the significance of voice.”

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    • Tracy Clarke August 24, 2016 / 5:32 PM

      I have a cat right now in m y house walking around so calmly.. It’s been here before. I am just watching as it does so.?!?!? Wonderful feeling I have.

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      • awakenfromthedream August 26, 2016 / 6:11 PM

        That is awesome! šŸ™‚ I love cats of all sizes, shapes, and colors. They are divine creatures.


  2. Destination Enlightenment August 21, 2015 / 1:48 AM

    I recognize spirit animals. They come and go but when one has made an appearance at least three times I take notice and research. It always resonates šŸ™‚


    • awakenfromthedream August 21, 2015 / 11:04 PM

      Yep, I agree. When I look up the meaning of a particular animal that’s frequently made an appearance in my life, it usually reveals something significant related to my situation.


  3. Ms 'rrari April 16, 2016 / 5:43 PM

    Hello, I feel like animals are attracted to me wherever I go. Sometimes I feel like it’s a sign from nature because one time I had a hawk sitting by my window staring at me for the whole day and a friend told me that hawks are very spiritual animals. I just wanted to know if you have any idea of what it means.
    Thank you.


    • awakenfromthedream May 3, 2016 / 12:49 AM

      Hi there, I apologize for taking so long to reply to your comment. Your friend is right, hawks are considered an important spirit animal with a powerful message! When you see them repeatedly, it could mean your consciousness/awareness is expanding. Because they fly high in the sky to get a broad view of their surroundings, they remind us of the value of seeing the big picture. Maybe you are beginning to see things more clearly or would benefit from trusting any visions or intuitions you are having lately. Interestingly, the year my spiritual awakening began (2014), I saw hawks so frequently! I still see them sometimes (saw one earlier today while sitting outside), but they were making quite an appearance in my life a while back. Thanks for commenting šŸ™‚


  4. mahend June 21, 2016 / 8:21 PM

    People always laugh when i say it but when they see i laugh. Fish. Unless its a pool the fish will find me some nibble some bite some thump jump or swarm. Ocean everytime schools come in and theres the big guy mulling around and around i just go zen and try to think wood pylon while watching his fin and dodging fish jumpin in my face. Deer like me too. Ive been stalked by bucks. Needless to say i dont go deep sea fishing for fear the other people may use me as bait. Most animals tend to come to me .. But the fish and deer thing is kinda crazy lol no skinny dipping in natural waters nope not explaining fish bites on the bits to a dr again


    • awakenfromthedream July 10, 2016 / 10:27 PM

      That’s really cool and interesting! Both fish and deer are often skittish, so you must have some very calming energy for them to hang around. Keep sending out those good vibes šŸ™‚


  5. Etienne Sullivan "Sully" September 7, 2016 / 11:40 PM

    If I were to take the time, I could probably write a book about all of the different strange and different encounters I’ve had with animals. The first time I knew I was “different” was on my first (and only) hunting trip, at age 12. I was at a hunting cabin with my buddy and his dad. I have 3 pictures to prove my story. We were eating breakfast around a campfire. The first picture is of a 14pt buck standing about 10 feet behind me. The 2nd is of the buck eating cheerios out of my hand. The 3rd is me standing next to this beautiful animal, my arm around its neck, as I am looking thru its rack at my friend’s dad. I’ve never even tried to go hunting again…I’m not against it, but I have some kind of ‘unfair’ advantage.

    When I was an Artillery Scout in the United States Marine Corps, my buddies all called me “Dr. Doolittle” because every time we “went to the field” (military-style camping), I would always wake up with various wildlife very near or even snuggling with me. Everything from birds, to lizards and snakes, to chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, deer, one skunk, one porcupine, one bobcat, and one black bear.

    I’ve never claimed to be able to ‘talk’ to them, or that I know what they’re thinking, or anything “special” like that, other than for some unknown reason, they love me.

    I currently live in Las Vegas, but my work takes me into the desert on a regular basis. On many occasions, movement will catch my eye. I stop, squat or sit down, and within minutes, whatever it was will be on me, or letting me touch it. Out here, I get plenty of lizards, jack rabbits, pronghorns, and tarantulas. (Having a wild tarantula crawl right up your hand and perch itself on your shoulder is pretty damn awesome!!)

    The one thing I’ve never done, is research “why?”. I’ve recently read all kinds of posts about “studying the animals”, to energy, to psychic ability, to salty sweat. So far, they’ve all left me without an answer…I’ve never studied animals or there behaviors, I was a US Marine, and am now a telecommunications technician, so my energy is high and fast, instead of calm, I’ve never read people’s thoughts, or talked to ghosts, and why would lizards and snakes be attracted to my sweat?

    Anyway, I am just starting on my journey of learning. Figured I would share my experience. Any thoughts or ideas?

    Semper Fidelis,


    • awakenfromthedream September 15, 2016 / 10:28 PM

      Hi Sully,

      Thanks for sharing your experiences here. You must be giving off some special kind of energy to be attracting that many animals! It sounds really abnormal yet awesome. I don’t think I’ve known anyone with such a wide range of animal experiences. A couple of days ago at a park, a goose got so close to me that it accidentally nibbled on my shoe while it was eating grass, and two dragonflies landed on my journal as I was writing in it. I will not claim to know exactly why things like this are happening, but I’m leaning towards the theory of energy/vibrations. The salty sweat explanation doesn’t make sense to me. I suspect either some people emit a certain energy that attracts animals, or there has been some kind of energy shift going on that is making animals more interested in being around humans. Whatever is going on, I think it’s pretty exciting! Enjoy your gift! šŸ™‚ It sounds like you’re somehow more in tune with the natural world than the average person. That’s very cool in my book.


      • Sully September 20, 2016 / 11:16 AM

        It IS very cool. I never really thought about it until my fiancee started me on this journey a few months ago. We went to Virginia to visit my folks; I grew up in the hills/mountains of western VA. While we were there, we took a trip to see Colonial Williamsburg. We were sitting on a bench, watching the squirrels play and frolic near by. She got up to throw away some trash. When she turned around, her jaw hit the ground…I had 6 squirrels ON me. One was even sitting on my shoulder, GROOMING my moustache! Unfortunately, just as Janet started to record this, a young kid came running and screaming towards me, and they all scrambled. That’s when she told me I HAD to look into this…to find out why I am so special.


      • awakenfromthedream September 21, 2016 / 12:25 AM

        I wish I knew of a particular group you could contact who would be interested in exploring this phenomenon. It’s one thing to have a squirrel come close, but I’ve never seen squirrels out in the wild get on a person. Animals clearly feel very safe around you, which leads me to believe there must be something really unique about your energy.


  6. Veronica Wheatley December 11, 2016 / 12:08 PM

    It’s true that animals can sense a kind, non-dangerous spirit, but they also sense that you are calm because you are being true to who you are. Chaos (hyperactivity) in the wild usually represents a predatory chase. If you’ll notice once an animal is comfortable around you, then it will get excited by your excited energy and play, but this is after it has come to know you.


  7. EquilibriumBreadman March 21, 2017 / 4:56 PM

    There is something which is called the smell of righteousness or of the just. Animals can establish the distinction between holy men, women and other. When for exemple Daniel had been thrown in the lion’s den, they did not him. Jesus also in the lost book was attracting animals such as lions, crocodiles. Someone who is in the path of the Higher Self has the ability to attract even wild beasts. I want to have this ability. I think that there are stages that can help one achieve it. Like for example being vegan because contrary to popular belief animals can make the distinction between someone who eats flesh and a vegetarian. But there is a price to pay. I have always remarked that someone who has a close connection to animals are of often misunderstood by people of society. Why? Difference of communication. People who love nature have better potential to reach it like you said. While you are progressing on your spiritual path a lot of people Will hate you. But on the other side, you Will gain new friends (animals). The absence of something is sometimes the presence of another thing (the sixth sense of the blind for example). But you know. It is better to have a rare ability than to have an ability shared by the majority. In this case a curse (rejection from society in exchange of telepathic relations with animals) can also be a blessing. Take care!!!!


    • awakenfromthedream April 23, 2017 / 8:56 PM

      Thank you so much for this comment! Your perspective helps me view things in a positive light. Just as you guessed, I too often feel like an outsider and don’t connect well with most people. I go through periods of questioning what it is that makes me feel so different from most people I encounter. I can never pinpoint anything specific or concrete. I just assume it must come down to having a certain frequency that doesn’t resonate with what most people are projecting. But with animals, I feel so much more connected and at ease in their presence. There is no fakery, no masks, no useless small talk, and no need to impress. They simply experience the present moment and will sometimes share a loving connection with someone they trust. I wish more humans would learn from animals by dropping attachment to their ego and live a quieter, simpler life in tune with nature. If I had to choose between connecting better with humans or animals, I’d no doubt choose animals.


  8. Maureen June 13, 2017 / 7:56 PM

    I seem to attract white animals! My Dad got me a white German Shepherd as a child, I’ve had white cats stray into me in every house I’ve lived in. And when I took up horse riding, they only put me on their only two grey/white horses! I’m always wondering what is the connection with white animals???


  9. Jessica June 19, 2017 / 2:38 PM

    Animals are often attracted to natural healers. As you learn to accept your gifts they tend to be even more likely to seek you out. Animals are the purest of souls not tainted by ego so the more enlightened we are the smaller our ego becomes as well. So maybe its a combination of small ego AND a healer if you attract many šŸ™‚ The sick and wounded animals always seem to find their way to me to be helped so after years I finally admitted to myself I am a healer and not just good with animals lol. Now that I have acknowledged it I am curious to see if more find me or what else becomes apparent to me that was hidden due to my being in denial.


    • awakenfromthedream June 27, 2017 / 7:13 PM

      Jessica, I think that’s a strong possibility. I don’t yet identify with being a healer, but I bet animals can pick up on the more loving, higher vibration that someone with a smaller ego is projecting. Perhaps that’s the kind of energy that feels natural to them, so they stop looking at us as a potential threat in their environment when we start resonating more with nature’s frequencies. I hope you can continue helping the little wounded creatures, and thank you for sharing your perspective!


  10. Jennifer February 8, 2018 / 4:13 PM

    I would like to share my experience because I would really like some answers and clearity. I am an introvert and since I was very young children younger than me at the time and the same age would always first come to me and couldn’t seem to leave even now I am 20 and all children love me especially the ones that aren’t getting raised in a very good home.

    The same with animals. Basically any kind of animal when you are young it exites you to try and catch a butterfly or geco but I never needed to chase them they would calmly stay where they are and as get closer they move closer to me ladybirds, butterflies, baby birds you name it even ants cannot leave me alone, I could hold them for as long as I’d like and touch them aswell.

    This evening was a bit strange I’m not sure what is the correct name for this insect i was just tought it is an ant with wings so I apologise for that. I havent really seen much of them for years but a few weeks ago I found a few nests of ants with wings outside my bedroom and its been raining a lot lately and that is when they transform and receive their wings and tonight one of my friends drove a few of to his house for a movie and so on and one of these strange insects somehow got into the car and literally flew right into my direction disoriented little guy missed me and landed on the car door beside me I picked it up to set it free but the little guy refused to leave my hand no matter what and when one of the other passengers in the car came just a little too close the little guy flew directly onto my arm closest to the car door and eventually I got a chance to set him free I had to basically force him by blowing hard onto him to leave my arm.

    Not just that insident but a few years ago I found that lady bugs loved my room as times passed there were so many in the corners of my bedroom roof and on my curtainsnd and just refused to leave I eventually had one of the worst ladybird infestations. Bats aswell we moved a lot and at each house bats chose my bedroom roof to set up their nests aswell as owls always say right by my bedroom who who’ing non stop…. These kind of things happen to me everyday big and small experiences. If anyone has an answer for me why this has been happening to me for as long as I can remember would really aappreciate it because I am just out of ideas. My email adress … Feel free to email me if you have any answers for me or questions.

    Much Love


    • awakenfromthedream February 9, 2018 / 12:34 AM

      Hi Jennifer,

      You have attracted a lot of animals, huh?! That’s pretty amazing. I can only guess that you are emitting a frequency that feels very pure, non-threatening, and attractive in some way to animals and children. Children who do not get enough love and attention at home will definitely latch onto adults who have a gentle, loving energy. When they cling for hours, that is often a bad sign that something at home is really off. :/

      I do believe we each have our own unique energetic signature, and we unconsciously pick up on people’s energy when they are in our presence. I believe like attracts like, and frequencies that are too dissimilar will repel each other. This very likely explains why we immediately feel at ease around one stranger and why we would rather not be around others who have done nothing wrong to us. Unfortunately, there is not enough known about metaphysical phenomena like this, but I will say that what you have sounds like a gift that could potentially be used for healing purposes since you can so naturally put children and animals at ease.

      Thank you for commenting here. I hope someone else might be able to provide more details about your experiences.


  11. Sof April 3, 2018 / 6:55 AM

    To start, I would like to verbalize that my intentions are not to seek self confirmation but instead exchange opinions and gain perspective…

    I have had countless odd/beautiful/unexplained encounters with animals trailing back to my early childhood. Friends dogs I’ve just met crying and throwing tantrums when i exit, wild cats running to my call, a seagull walking me down the beach and into my purse, a swan presented at my feel as i read, yes, i have seen my fair share off strange and thats just to name a few.

    As a person and in a few words I would describe myself as a straight forward, overly opinionated empath who is neither introverted nor extroverted. My struggles do not orbit around lack of friends, self image or foreign circumstances but instead the absence of a deeper understanding toward humans as a group… I can change the tone of an entire room, strangers and family alike with minimal to zero effort, I can read someones facial expressions/body language as if they had verbalized their exact thoughts to me personally.. however, understanding “what” people are going to do is not equivalent with “why” people do what they do.

    Animals, on the other hand, are another story entirely they show what is desired and their intentions are straight forward. Question is are animals “pure” for being honest, or ignorant for not thinking otherwise? and furthermore if animals are any of the three (pure,honest,or ignorant) then where do I stand and does my naturally ability to connect more successfully with animals define my being as a greater or lesser person to any and all beings.

    side note** I have pictures but was unable to drag into the reply box :/


    • awakenfromthedream April 21, 2018 / 3:13 PM

      Hi Sof,

      If you prefer more down-to-earth theories than the personal frequency/vibration one I suggested here, it could be that animals use scent to determine if something is worth investigating or avoiding. They may have natural instincts or learn through experience that there are certain scents to avoid and others that are safe or appealing. Sometimes our body language, which we are unconsciously expressing all the time, might appear inviting or intriguing to animals, though this explanation does not seem to fit some people’s unusual experiences. And of course, sometimes animals are simply drawn to someone with a calm demeanor, which they would perceive as less threatening than someone with unpredictable behavior. I don’t think these possible explanations fit all cases, though, which is why I believe there is something energetic going on that causes the attraction.

      I’m not sure that I would label animals as ignorant, even if they don’t have the same types of intelligences that we do. Their natural drives are primarily motivated by protection and survival, and they’ve obviously gained some knowledge and skill in that department or else millions of species would quickly die off due to stupid mistakes. Their ability to perceive and avoid danger in all situations isn’t foolproof, but their instincts have been strong and effective enough for many species to survive for centuries.

      In the simplest words, I think attracting animals means they perceive you as non-threatening. Each person will come up with their own explanation for why some people attract animals and what, if anything, it may indicate about an individual’s character/personality. I don’t think it makes someone lesser than or greater than if they easily attract animals, but being perceived as non-threatening is typically a positive trait among humans, of course. Some people might get a tad suspicious of someone if their pet acted in an unusually aggressive or fearful response to that individual. I recall a professor who had wolf hybrids as pets that were normally friendly and social toward strangers. She invited her students to her home once for a bbq, and the dogs behaved strangely toward one person in particular who ended up having to leave. She mentioned this person was later connected to a crime of a violent nature. Maybe it was coincidence, or maybe animals can perceive more than we recognize.


  12. Lisa April 11, 2018 / 10:33 AM

    I seem to attract butterflies wherever I go. It started with an early, and most vivid memory of childhood. This memory has always haunted me somehow. I was maybe 3 or 4 years old. My mom and I were staying at my grandparents farm. My mother put me in the bathtub, in the pink bathroom. Just as soon as she began to run the water, the phone rang in the other room. She left the plug out and went to answer the phone. It seemed like she was gone a long time. I remember feeling a little cold. There was a typical rectangular window up high on the shower wall, and it was open. I looked up at the window, and suddenly swarms of butterflies flew into the bathroom. I’m remembering like 15 or 16 butterflies. At first I was in awe of the whole experience. That feeling quickly changed to escalating anxiety and fear as the butterflies began flying at my face and all around me. I started to cry for my mother and covered my face. My mom rushed into the room, and scooped me up out of the tub with a towel. I looked around, still crying, and saw that the butterflies had disappeared. My mother asked me why I was crying, I told her about the butterflies. She told me that it was just my imagination. She apparently never saw them. I asked her about that experience occasionally through the years. She always says she vaguely remembers and quickly adds that I must have imagined the whole thing. Any thoughts?


    • awakenfromthedream April 21, 2018 / 4:03 PM

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for sharing your experience here. Personally, I think there is something fascinating and magical about attracting butterflies. People ascribe various possible meanings/messages that butterflies carry, but my single favorite message is the encouraging one of transformation and rebirth. I am not sure what it means if you have attracted them your whole life, but it sounds like it could be a really positive sign or suggests good things about the energy you put out. Despite the appreciation and joy we usually feel when a butterfly is nearby, I can understand the fear and vulnerability you would have felt as a young child with several in your face at once. Hopefully it is a pleasant and joyful experience to you now when they come around.


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