As channeled by JOB:
The stork is the bird who wades in water before he flies. He walks through the muck and mud in order to find his food, and once he is full, he flies to his next place of rest.
Letting this spirit be your guide is to understand that you must wade through “mud” at times in order to receive your spiritual nutrition – but understand, you’re only being led to a better next place, which in time you will fly to.
This animal as your guide is to serve as the lesson that the waters of life are filled with earth (mud), but the earth is only put there to ground you before you fly.