What Is My Spirit Guide Animal?
What are animal totems exactly? We find the mention of these wonderful strong spirit animal symbolism in literature, see native American animal symbols such as the wolf spirit animal in totem pole designs as, as well as shamanic practices and in the metaphysical sphere as well. The main concept or belief is that everything in the universe has a Spirit. When we say everything we mean everything in existence has its own personal spirit. Our world, as are others, is filled with wonderful creatures, including you as a member of the human race, which are divine spirits. When we speak about totem animals or spirit guides are not really a specific animal or person necessarily. They are considered to be archetypes.
As per Carl Jung: In Jung’s theory, archetypes are innate prototypes for ideas, which may subsequently become involved in the interpretation of observed phenomena. A group of memories and interpretations closely associated with an archetype is called a complex, and maybe named for its central archetype (e.g. “mother complex”). Jung often seemed to view the archetypes as a sort of psychological organs, directly analogous to our physical, bodily organs: both being morphological givens for the species; both arising at least partially through evolutionary processes. Jung hypothesized that all of the mythology could be taken as a type of projection of the collective unconscious. (sourced from New World Encyclopedia) https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Archetype
I have been asked so many times, “I have heard of them but what are animal totems exactly” and “what is my spirit animal?” When we speak about totem animals they are generally referred to as a spiritual form that your spirit guide may assume when they contact you. In many cultures, these specific animal guides have a shamanic element. Alongside spirit animals and totems you will also find spirit guides mentioned. These can be these spiritual creatures, people, or archetypes. These guides can help you with every aspect of your life.
I believe as many do, that this consciousness is Spirit. That spirit animals as spirit guides are actual entities in spirit form and that they possess all understandings of that particular animal. As for spirit guides, they embody a particular trait or specialty. Just as doctors are specialists or generalists in the field of medicine spirit guides will possess the special talent or wisdom that you require at the time. Each of these will come to you on request and help you with whatever it is that you are seeking.
What Are Animal Totems
Whether you have heard of Animal Totems or not they are present in everyone’s life and there are ways to find out your true spirit animal. Many of us think that these spirit guide animals are just for the aboriginal peoples of the different countries that practice this belief. This is absolutely not so!
Wikipedia states “While the term totem is Ojibwe, belief in tutelary spirits and deities is not limited to indigenous peoples of the Americas but common to some cultures worldwide.” There are so many ways these totem animals can bless your life. They bring special abilities and power to your day to day life as well as your spiritual nature. You can easily find which is your animal totem if that is your pleasure.
There are many various theories about spirit animals and their function in an individual’s life. In some cultures, a specific figurative totem animal would be assigned to you at birth. It will travel with you throughout your whole life’s journey and even into the next life.
In other practices, you will be anointed with your totem as you come to a particular age. Regardless of whether you choose your totem animal or it chooses you it generally means that you have reached a stage of spiritual maturity. One of the significant aspects of your totem animal is that it will be symbolic of some part of your personal inner energy. If you are a hunter your totem animal may be a wolf or cougar which supposedly will reflect who you are within.
There are a few ways in which we can accomplish this. To meet your particular spirit animal or guide there are a couple of ways that are commonly employed. The first is to have a specific psychic or shamanic reading. This where the person you are with will actively discern which of the spirit guides or animals is most suited to your needs and will step forward to work with you as well and/or watch over you.
The second most common way is to actively meet your guide on your own through meditation. This is as simple as entering a meditative state and asking for your totem animal or spirit guide to make themselves known to you. You can have a specif question prepared that you will keep in mind as you begin to meditate. The appropriate spirit guide will make themselves known to you. Also, you can visit for your personal spirit animal meaning on this special Spirit Animal List.
When you finally meet your spirit guide or animal it will be the beginning of a long relationship. You can also have more than one of each of these entities. Each can assist you with your life’s trials in their own specific field or manner.
As your relationship grows with each of these spiritual beings they will help you grow in wisdom and understanding of who you are, your role in life, and your contribution to the Universe Consciousness.
In this Podcast What Are Animal Totems Exactly you will learn:
- What are they really?
- How to recognize them.
- Animal totem meanings and how they can relate to you.
Join us on this episode of Unlocking Your Truth, What Are Animal Totems Exactly, to learn all about how to find your animal guide and what the particular animal representation can mean in your life.
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