Spirit Animal

ELizard (@heavydreamz) 8 years, 11 months ago

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?

February 18, 2013 at 1:55 am
Kevin (19) (@benly150) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

Not sure if I “believe” in spirit animals, but I do believe the power of attraction and calling animals to yourself.

For example I am new to the wildlife photography deal, but was first drawn to it by my love for the wolf and coyote. Since there are no wolves here in California, I focused on the coyote. I didn’t see a single coyote for months, but every time I went out (and I went out a lot), my brain waves shot out coyote. Finally, I saw one, then later that week I saw another one. Now I see coyotes almost every time I go hiking and have some amazing photos and videos of the beautiful animal.

Lastly, I don’t think people know enough about animals to claim one as their spirit animal. There are millions of animal species in our world, yet everyone’s spirit animal is an eagle, wolf, bear, the common animal.

@aestheticbrah, sorry, not trying to make an example out of you, but it’s what’s posted here so… You said, your spirit animals are “Solitary creatures, fiercely independent. On the land, the wolf.”

I don’t believe your spirit land animal is a wolf. I say this to you because you don’t know much about wolves. Wolves are very social creatures who are dependent on their pack. So, no, wolves are not solitary and independent. Again, nothing personal. Nothing but love for ya.

So, I think before you answer this question of “what is my spirit animal” you open some books, read national geographic, or watch nature on pbs to get an idea of what animal speaks to you most. Who knows, maybe your spirit animal is a tapir or a cicada, or who knows, maybe even a wolf or eagle.

ostriches (5) (@ostriches) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

My favorite animal is the ostrich. I don’t know if I identify with the traits for them as my spirit animal but they are definitely something I’ve come to associate with myself over the years.

As for a totem/spirit animal appearing in dreams, I’ve seen a few, none recently however. They were a white crocodile and a white elephant and a white lion. I did some research on totem animals which I wish I could remember more of. And I wondering why all of them were white. I don’t know if those in my dreams would be considered my spirit animal(s) or totem animals. Is there a difference?

Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@ostriches, You identify with Ostriches? Why, you have your head buried in the sand or something? lol, just kidding.
I am an Aries (Ram) and I was born in 1979 (Chinese Zodiac year of the Sheep) so if anything I’d identify with Sheep like creatures, I’m a bit Christian also, Jesus the Lamb and his flock n all that jazz. But I like to think of myself as a Big Horn/Mountain Ram, I have my head in the clouds but my feet planted firmly on the ground.

Anonymous (272) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

Took aya, saw praying mantis/entities. I guess that?

Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

Sea lion.

Grand Kahlib (76) (@kahlib) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

the horse dreams are special, in that they only happen every so often. i think it all began during troubled times.

MsKisa (20) (@mskisa) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

According to a shaman I knew, I discovered my totem animals through a journey that happened during dreams. I was very young, 11, and this happened over months of dreams. My main animal is the black leopard, and one of the others is a female wolf probably of Beta or lesser ranking in the pack, there are others, but I was specifically told not to let anyone know about these, not a husband, not a best friend, no one but myself.

Do I believe in these sort of things. I’m not entirely sure. The insistence on secrecy that I was told to abide by isn’t usually how things like this go as far as I can tell. I can call any cat in a given area to me if I want, but it could just be coincidence or perhaps cats find something appealing about me like smell maybe?

ELizard (229) (@heavydreamz) 8 years, 11 months ago ago

@mskisa, @trek79, Interesting I’ve never heard about keeping your spirit guides secret.. I imagine this is mostly to keep ego in check, makes sense to me. I find myself eager to talk about mine since I’ve come in contact it which feels like ego to me, when I’ve heard others talk about theirs I could sense ego, when my roommate told me his was a dragon my initial response was “oh yeah? Well fuck you too” haha this is the same when people tell me they were Egyptian goddesses in a past life ha, which I’ve heard many people describe. I think it’s great that people identify with high ideals.. I mean why not? Have a high expectation for yourself, bring out the best of what is already within you.
Like I said before, the philosophy these things are based off, in my mind atleast, is that we are all one with everything in the quantum universe, which means we are all Egyptian goddesses in past lives. It seems tho that we as individuals can identify certain guides or spirits or animals or entities with certain aspects of our ego. Certain things may even call to us, but ultimately I agree @benly150, It’s almost that we manifest or attract or choose them.

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