Hi all, i have trouble when it comes to finding my power animal.
My trouble seems to come from the fact that there are so many possible beings that could be my power animal. I can "talk" to the animals throughout the kingdom, and i know so many personally that either none of them or all of them stand out as equals, from dust mites to elephants. It's almost as if all animals respond as i'd expect my power animal to respond.
in native american culture many people are shown this in vision quest after they achive manhood or womanhood, they are takin out in the wild and given payote (or watever the spicific tribes halucinagen was) and they wer tookin on a spiritual quest with a shammen , now as to do this now it will truly be a matter of insight, when you are in a deep meditation ( not necasarily drug inducued but to each there own) this will usaly give you the answer. The main issue is trusting yourself, when you do this in deep mediations, it is a great thing and you can learn much more. I also suggest that you might use a sensory deprivation chamber. these are generaly good as well. if you do not know a shamman i suggest you look up the spicific ritual if the native ameriacan journy is your thing. also if you live in the south west U.S.A. then you can find a church in arizona called the Payeote Way Church. It is expensive but i have heard alot of good things about it, You must "donate" 300$ plus the 50$ church joining fee and you are in. you have to fast there a whole day then they will take you out to a spot in the wild and drop you off. Yopu are shown how to brew the tea extra,if you think that this is for you click on this, so anyway this does NOT caome with a shamman so only attempt if your heart is strong! hope it helps, love n light, rob
answered 13 Apr '11, 21:49
TReb Bor yit-NE
Well, I think it is rare that you have the ability to communicate with all of these animals. Are any of them telling you anything that will help you are the human race? I just think you night be a real Dr. DoLittle no pund intended. Maybe you telepathy enough to just read their minds, I don't know I am just taking a strong guess. Yes, some of the American Indian are more experienced and in touch with their animal guides.
answered 16 Apr '11, 03:49
I would like to expand on Rob's answer....I hope that you will find this info helpful!
I was abused as a child, and it actually "forced" me into a position of needing to escape my body; this turned out to be shamanic journeying, although I never knew it as such until I got into Shamanic Training. A wolf came to me- a great Arctic Wolf, whom I named Shadowwolf. I traveled into the snow with Shadowwolf and he took me many cool places. When I grew tired, he would build a den in the snow, and I would sleep with him in the den. I literally left my body during these trips, and never "felt" what was going on in real life (horrible stuff, as it turns out). So now I know that my very first "power animal" was an Arctic Wolf.
Later, during my training, I used this ability to travel to the spirit world; it came very naturally to me. I found first my Spirit Guide, Grandfather Coyote. It was he who named me Jaianniah, which he told me meant "Heart of God". (Grandfather is the Guardian Spirit of the Colorado River- and is he angry about the state of "his" river!)
Later, Grandfather took me on a long journey to somewhere near Finland-Lapland, perhaps, and I was "presented" with a white tiger, also an Arctic animal. Coincidentally, my family is from Norway; I have relatives there. I assumed that this gift of the tiger was actually an introduction to another "power animal" for me.
What does all this mean? Rob is right about needing to be in a deep meditative state to access the spirit world, and discover your power animals. But it does not have to be that hard. There are a couple of resources I would recommend that you try. You can get a set of animal cards from the bookstore-"Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals"- these are great! Look in the New Age or American Indian section. Secondly, there is a book called "Animal Speak" by Ted Andrews, which will also help.
Basically, your power animals are those to which you are attracted. I have wolf prints all over my house, and have loved wolves and dogs since my girlhood. I also love the Big Cats- especially tigers...this might explain why I have five "little tigers" living in my house, and clawing my furniture...Some people like butterflies or turtles or even frogs! They all have meaning in the Spirit World.
I hope this info leads you on an exciting quest!
Aho and Blessings, Jai
answered 16 Apr '11, 04:58
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