What is a spirit animal?
Spirit animals are typically associated with traditional as well as modern Western shamanic practices. During initiations or shamanic journeys, the shaman would find one or several animals that she or another person is associated with. Traditionally, the spirit animal is used for guidance.
Think of your spirit animal as a guardian spirit or spirit guide. It can play the role of protector and provides guidance. It’s like a “personal guide or protector” that has a personal affinity with the person it’s associated with.- info via spirit animal info
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Shamanic Art by Katherine Skaggs
Dream A New Dream, Guardians, Star Light Amora
*FYI- Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with what they believe to be a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.- via Wikipedia
How To Connect With Your Spirit Animal.
A spirit animal characterized by a personal relationship to the individual it is associated with. You can have one or several spirit animals throughout your life, during a specific phase of your life, or at specific occasions. Your spirit animal often represents qualities and attributes that you may see in yourself. – info via spirit animal info
You can take the Spirit Animal quiz on the site! HERE
And if you don’t want a quiz to define your spirit animal there are many other more organic ways to find it, check out the sites How to find your spirit animal section.
I took the quiz and got an OWL.
^ Click to read all the owl info.However some key Owl highlights include:
*Deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge.
*It’s presence announces change/transformation.
I would have to say in some ways I feel like this is a good fit for me. But I don’t think that I will live my life by the ways of the owl all the time. However, I do think it’s fun to see how animals and their energies can affect us, guide or inspire us. I’ve always been interested in the Native American culture so maybe my interest in spirit animals stems from that. This world is quite large, we can be one with a religion, with the earth, with the universe. There are so many energies that circle around us. And the hippie in me, thinks that’s super cool. I’m interested in learning.
So what’s your Spirit Animal?
Do you find that it fits you?
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