Listen to what crosses its path with you in nature. From animals, to reptiles, fowl and insects, a seemingly rare encounter may hold significant personal and spiritual relevance.
Animal totems and their like, have been something dear to me and instilled in me, by my grandmother Marie. As most are aware, my Native American ancestry is an important part of my spirituality.
Whenever you take notice of a creature that is normally not found in your path, or you begin to see one frequently, the magic and spiritual significance of that creature is a message for you. Nature is nudging you to seek an intricate piece of the Spiritual Self that is need of attention.
There are a variety of books and online resources available to research your animal totem. My favorite book is “Animal Speak – The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small” by Ted Andrews. It’s a great reference that lends not only the significance of hundreds of different totems, but shares the history of each in association with Native American culture. The book also surveys a lovely selection of species, specific subtypes and breeds.
For those who wish to take it a step further, Animal Speak also provides instruction to call your Spirit Animal. This involves music (i.e. drumming), meditation and chant ideas.
Notice a random bear wandering through your yard, or mysterious dragonfly now seemingly following you at every turn? These creatures have been put in your path for reason. Don’t ignore the moment; take time to seek out the lesson it has been sent to teach you.🐢