Recently I’ve intuitively become aware of one of my spirit animals. I’ve heard other people talk about theirs and what I found feels resonant and seems to explain a lot, so much that now I can’t help but feel the animal in me with everything I’m doing. Do you have insight? Are you aware of yours? How did you become aware of it?
I don’t know my spirit animal, but I’m attracted to wolves. Their dark nature seems appealing.
I don’t know much about spirit animals but I’ve heard about some crazy people do to find theirs. For example, I read about someone who got themselves in the forest just to make contact with their animal. So strange…I wonder if it has to be that complicated–if there is such a thing as a spirit animal.
Anyway, I’ve tried reaching out to mine in hopes there is one. I’m..bad at it, to put it plainly, lol.
@heavydreamz, how did you become aware of your spirit animal?
I had a dream once where some kind of huge all black dog turned into a black hawk and flew to the sky and as he fly by the moon it eclipsed. I was on a white horse and someone in a hooded cloak road up beside me on a black horse and called me Blackmoon pointed to the moon and said “your time was here.” This dream was 5 years ago and I still remember it clear as I remember today. I compared ‘Blackmoon’ to my name and birthday with numerology and it matched up as a 5. I kind of thought maybe my spirit animal was a black hawk for a while.
we’re all animals. there’s an ancient being inside you from millennia ago that refuses to be tamed. how you manifest that is all you.
I remember a guy at a fest who howled naked as jaybird and when then cops (pigs, lol) tried to chase him he just bolted into the woods without hesitation.
@heavydreamz, i found a book on the subject of spirit animals and it said that there is no way of really finding your spirit animal, someone has to tell you what it is. For a week after that i couldnt get the idea out of my head, then one day i was smoking a joint and it just came to me… chipmunk. I went back to the book store and looked up chipmunk/squirrel, i think it described my personality.
@kidd, As infinite beings we are all one, including animals.. So there is not just one spirit animal but we can tap into the energy of any animal ‘guide’ ..its interesting how we seem to have a dominating spirit though.
@panolipsist Over the weekend I was dancing to the best music I’ve heard that triggered a trance like state that it came to me, it was like my body ‘woke up’ for the first time I was using it to full capacity and felt the animal within me Amazing!!
@rizzle, That must be a specific practice where someone tells you your animal, although im no expert. My understanding is you can use your intuition and meditation or just imagine any animal and feel its energy that is already within you.
@koalo, I agree, you manifest, you can almost choose an animal that you want to use its power. Someone once told me, breathe in and imagine that you are an apple.. And feel that you are an apple.
@heavydreamz, you were born in civilization, suckling on the cold teat of a machine that seeks to drain this planet of its soul, your relation to nature, life and death has been cut off by supermarkets and tv. You don`t get to have a power animal :(
@seeker, I feel that one who learns to embrace their disadvantages can have more power.. balance
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i think of my spirit guide as a horse (usually a grey mare) because i’ve seen it in dreams during certain times. sometimes i ride it without any saddle or reins. she takes me places. there is another animal i identify with, but thats secret ;)
@kahlib, I’m always interested when I hear people have these experiences in their dreams bc I never have that happen
@mentalkink, Listen to that song and meditate tell us what animal you feel like.. Or maybe try different animals, imagine what it would be like in the wild as one, how it moves, it’s desires, senses, feeling, energy
I haven’t done a whole lot of research about spirit animals but I know that mine is the spider, it seems to make sense. I can’t say this without sounding crazy but oh well, I have, slightly, the “spidey sense”. I know everyone has a sixth-sense, aware or unaware of it, but mine is increasingly and abnoramally active. I’ve always had the urge to fight my reflexes and ignore that little voice telling me whats about to happen out of pint-up self-doubt, but when I let go it seems to do me justice.
Solitary creatures, fiercely independent.
On the land, the wolf.
In the ocean, the shark.
@aestheticbrah, shark is the animal i connected with actually! How did you become aware of it?
@brandonphillips, I feel you on your 6th sense, I feel the same.. intuition and the minds-eye is the sense to me, the ability to be hyper present. The more I trust the sense the more it guides me and the more complex ways of thinking beyond words occur to me. You dont sound crazy to me but I guess im pretty fucking crazy, I say trust it
You can’t just say your spirit animal is this, it has to come to you! Multiple meditation sessions, or doing some psychedelics can help you find out which animal resonates with you.
I don’t know much about it, but one of my friends is into the whole buddha business so he would know more about it. Maybe I shall ask?
Sometimes it may not even be an animal, but rather an angel or an abstract figure. Doing some meditation in the past, I have seen orbs around me. Balls of energy, nothing more.
@heavydreamz, I became connected with the Shark in a multitude of ways. First and foremost I asked my mother who asked her mother; Who our ‘aumakua was. The answer I received was that ours was the Shark. ‘Aumakua’s are relatable to the spirit animals of the native americans. They act as family protectors/guiders. Some see them as family gods if you can trace your lineage and genealogy all the way back.
I’ve always loved the ocean and when I’m at home I feel at peace. I honestly feel the sense or the feeling that ‘I’m home’.
I grew up as a singular child, never truly knowing my father as my mother separated from him when I was still a baby. Apparently he got into a lot of trouble with crime and what not and my mother had to support me on her own. Being the only child, raised with a busy stepfather and mother I always felt that I had to take care of myself. Very similar to the attributes of the Shark. On a side note I’ve also researched that sharks tend to eat their children at birth, causing their young to have to fend for themselves should they survive. I found this very easy to connect with.
I’m very independent and at times, ferociously so. I’ve been known to have a temper but I’ve controlled that over time. Sharks command respect and it’s next to impossible to dismiss their existence as their very presence demands wary attention. Although the Shark is known as a predator and a hunter – it is remarkably efficient at fulfilling it’s purpose. It’s the sea predator product of evolution over the period of thousands of years.
As scary as they are – sharks are majestic and glorious creatures of the ocean.
In honor of my ‘aumakua I have a half-sleeve neo polynesian/hawaiian tribal which was tattooed on my left arm at the age of 18 on the Big Island of Hawai’i. I’m hoping to complete it by the age of 21.
@heavydreamz, I know enough to say you don’t reveal the identity of spirit guides to anyone, it makes both you and them vulnerable to attack by other forces. But in my culture, Australian Aboriginal, there is a spirit for each animal, or each type of animal, and it is actually a human beings role to protect them. A human spirit is the guardian of the land, manifested for that purpose.