Animal Totem/Spirit Animal exercises

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15 Aug 2012 14:17 #70372 by Williamkaede
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Mark Anjuu wrote: I work a lot with animal guides and helping people to find them. I'm happy to send you an audio file of a guided journey if you think it would help.


That would be fantastic, Mark. Thank you. I've already got an idea of my totems but the animal guide is what I really wanted to discover from the beginning.

Wescli Wardest wrote: My "animal Totem" was given me by a Sioux Chieftain once I passed the gauntlet. And this knowledge was afforded him by the tribal Shaman or medicine-man. It is a long story...


That sounds like one hell of a story you have there, Wescli.

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15 Aug 2012 15:28 #70375 by Jestor

Williamkaede wrote:

Wescli Wardest wrote: My "animal Totem" was given me by a Sioux Chieftain once I passed the gauntlet. And this knowledge was afforded him by the tribal Shaman or medicine-man. It is a long story...


That sounds like one hell of a story you have there, Wescli.


If you feel like sharing it, maybe a journal entry?

;)

Anyway, Ive never felt I needed one, but I must admit, there are certain animals I have found I like... And at times, I think of the qualities of these animals...

I work a lot with animal guides and helping people to find them. I'm happy to send you an audio file of a guided journey if you think it would help.


Gm Mark, would you also send me those files?

MAybe I have one and dont even realize it... lol..

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15 Aug 2012 22:30 #70405 by Mark Anjuu
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OK, if anyone wants the file (and also to hear my voice again! lol), it can be downloaded here: www.markbarwell.co.uk/extras/spirit_animal_journey.mp3

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16 Aug 2012 14:45 #70457 by Williamkaede
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I just did this exercise. Wow.

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16 Aug 2012 15:11 #70458 by Jestor

Williamkaede wrote: I just did this exercise. Wow.


What? No results? lol...

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16 Aug 2012 22:23 #70504 by Williamkaede
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No solid ones. Too many distractions. But when my mind snapped out of the distraction and re-focused I saw a grey fox. As I went further into the meditation it blurred and I'm not sure if I saw a wolf or a fox.

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17 Sep 2013 23:43 #118674 by Lykeios
Personally I did a meditation exercise to find my Spirit Guides/Spirit Animals. It was simple but I did it a few years ago so I'm not sure how well I remember it. If I recall correctly the first step is to get into a moderate meditative state without going too deep to where you can't guide your consciousness. Then, imagine yourself walking into an open meadow from out of a cave or dark forest. There is a beautiful tree in the center next to a pond. You sit down or stand against the tree and simply wait enjoying the scenery. When an animal appears (after any given length of time) this is your spirit animal/guide.

Mine, in case you were wondering, are two. The Wolf (who is a totem and spirit animal for me) and the Raven.

"I sae rantingly, an sae dauntingly, sae wantonly gaed he. He played a tune and he danced all aroond below the gallows tree."

"Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man." -Zhuangzi

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26 Sep 2013 11:01 - 26 Sep 2013 11:15 #119604 by mdk
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I've already posted it in my journal, so, sorry for the double post but I didn't notice there was a dedicated topic :

Last week, I met Kohadre on the chat of TotJO and we talked about totem animals.
I told him that an internet site told me that mine was the bear. He was kind not to laugh at me and explained to me that one have to find it and it's not given (especially by an internet site).
He told me that the way to find it is to go meditating in a forest, see yourself sitting on a log into a clearing and wait for it to come to you.
So I did.
I went to an ancient sacred Celt forest, I sat and started to picture myself sitting on my log in a clearing. There was running water near me, so I also pictured a waterfall to integrate the noise of the water in my vision. I started to wait for it to come, and a bear came ! But it just acted like I was not there. It came into the clearing, sat for a while and leaved. shortly thereafter, a beaver came and leaved too. then my vision focused to the pond at the foot of the waterfall, and I saw the was a trout in there.
Unfortunately, there was people around, and the noise they made just broke my concentration and my vision.

I think, the bear was there to tell me that my old idea was wrong. It was a goodbye. After that, I'm not sure, but I think the beaver was here because these days, I'm chopping wood for the winter, so, it's in my mind because it's a tiring job. And I can't explain the trout. Maybe that's the one, but the end of my vision didn't allowed me to explore this way.
I will try again.
To be continued...

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26 Sep 2013 13:53 #119617 by Coyote
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A Shaman friend of mine did a spirit animal retrieval for me several years ago, and the animal I got was not at all what I expected, but exactly what I needed.

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26 Sep 2013 14:45 #119632 by mdk
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Let me guess... :dry:
A coyote ?
:laugh:

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