Animal Spirits Guides Our spirit guides walk by our sides throughout this life, and guide us in different

aspects of our lives, in the seven directions - North, East, South, West, Above, Below and Within. They show themselves to us through dreams, physical appearance and divination cards. Like spirit guides, animal guides come in and out of our lives depending on the message we need to be told at the time. Every animal has a powerful spirit; this spirit may be its own or that of a being who uses the animal image to communicate messages of the world to humans. A totem is a guide. This guide will lead us as we travel, in this world and the OtherWorld. An animal spirit chooses you, you do not choose them. A totem is any natural object, being or

animal whose energy we feel closely associated with in our lifetime. North: The animal that gives wise council and reminds you when to speak and when to listen. East: The animal that guides you to your greatest spiritual challenges and guards your path. South: The animal that protects the child within so that innocence will be balanced in your personality. West: The animal that leads you to your personal truth and inner answers. Above: This animal is the guardian of the Dreamtime - for your personal access to the other dimensions. Below: The animal that teaches you about inner Earth, and how to stay grounded and on the path. Within: The animal that is the protector of your sacred space. Below are listed a few of the totems and their meanings ~Alligator~

*Revenge through patience* *Understanding weather* ~Ant~ *Patience* *Stamina* *Planning* ~Armadillo~ *Protection at all times* *Understanding your vulnerabilities* ~Bat~ *Camouflage* *Invisibility* *Viewing past lives* ~Badger~ *Cunning* *Revenge* *Perseverance* ~Bear~ *Healing and inner knowledge* *Transformation* *Astral travel* *Creature of dreams, shamans and mystics* ~Beaver~ *Being persistent* *Using available resources*

~Bee~ *Female warrior energy* *Reincarnation* *Communication with the dead* ~Birds~ *Associated with death and transitions* ~Black Panther~ *Astral travel* *Guardian energy* *Ability to know the dark* ~Boar~ *Masculine power* ~Buffalo~ *Strength* *Challenge* *Survival* ~Bull~ *Virility. strength and wealth* *Being alert to danger* ~Butterfly~ *Reincarnation* *Magick* ~Cheetah~ .

*Swiftness* *Self-esteem* *Accelerating time* *Keenness of sight* ~Cat~ *Guardians* *Independence* *Seeing the unseen* ~Cardinal~ *Understanding the power of the wind* *Finding your soul song* ~Cow~ *Economy* *Connection to the grasses* ~Crane~ *Change* *Astral travel* *New knowledge* *Seeing all things associated with secrets* ~Coyote~ *Brings rain* *Illumination* *Stealth* ~Crow~ *Death and War* *Male warrior energy* ~Dragonfly~ .

passion* *Wisdom and earth mysteries* ~Deer~ *Physical pacing and body awareness* ~Dingo~ *Assistance in hunting* *Tracking skills* *Understanding silence* ~Dog~ *Family and wisdom* *Unquestioned loyalty* *Knowledge of all things sensual* *Protection* ~Dolphin~ *Psychic abilities and intuition* *Water element magick* *Communication skills* *Wisdom* ~Dove~ *Spirit messenger* *Communicates .*Mysteries* *Understanding dreams* *Power of light* ~Dragon~ *Strength.

between the two worlds* ~Eagle~ *Spiritual philosophy* *Keen sight* *illumination of Spirit* ~Elephant~ *Connection to ancient wisdom* *Removal of obstacles and barriers* *Confidence* *Patience* ~Elk~ *Stamina* *Strength* ~Falcon~ *Assisting in soul healing* *Accompanying soul back to the other world* *Understanding magick* ~Flamingo~ *Ability to filter soul lessons from emotional waters * *Understanding the language of colour* ~Fox~ *Elusiveness and cleverness* .

*Camouflage* *Feminine courage* *Invisibility* ~Frog~ *Transformation* *Cleansing* *Understanding emotions* *Rebirth* ~Giraffe~ *Communication* *Intuition* *Ability to remain above the fray* ~Goat~ *Independence* *Surefootedness* ~Goose~ *Movement along ones soul path* *Happiness* ~Hawk~ *Messages from spirit* *Guardianship* *Recalling past lives* ~Horse~ *Stability and courage* *Astral travel* *Guardian of travellers* *Warns of possible danger* .

~Heron~ *Organization* *Self-reliance* ~Hummingbird~ *Joy* *Happiness* *Love* ~Hyena~ *Knows the secrets of the wild* *Communication in dark spaces* ~Jaguar~ *Shamanic wisdom and focused power* *Understanding the patterns of chaos* *Moving without fear in the darkness* ~Jackal~ *Ability to see in the dark* *Connection to the Pyramids of Egypt* ~Leopard~ *Stalking* *Sensitivity to touch* ~Lion~ *Strength* *Courage* *Energy* ~Lizard~ .

intention. faith and trust* *Shyness* *Quietness* *Understanding details* ~Mountain Lion~ *Strength and elusiveness* *Using leadership power wisely and without ego* *Freedom from guilt* *Balancing power. strength* ~Mole~ *Guardian of the lower regions* .*Detachment from ego* *Facing fear* ~Lynx~ *Divination* *Developing psychic senses* *Keeper of all secrets* ~Manatee~ *Seeing clearly what lives in water* *Connection to water herbs* ~Mongoose~ *Use of speed in defence* *Lack of fear in attacking and defending oneself* ~Mouse~ *Innocence.

and future* *Dignity* *Self-confidence* .*Knowledge of herbs. minerals. roots. seeds* ~Opossum~ *Proper use of deception* *Use of appearances* ~Otter~ *Sensibility without suspicion* *Guidance in unmasking talents* ~Owl~ *Symbolic wisdom* *Messenger of secrets and omens* *Comfort with shadow self ~Pelican~ *Control of ego* *Recovery from loss* ~Penguin~ *Astral Projection* *Patience* *Endurance* ~Peacock~ *Ability to see into the past. present.

mystics and visionaries* *Defence and revenge* *Communication with Spirit* ~Porcupine~ *Protection of boundaries* *Defence when threatened* ~Raccoon~ *Disguise* *Dexterity* ~Raven~ *Inner journeys.~Polar Bear~ *Creature of dreams. shamans. dreams* *Symbol of the Shape changer* *Divination* *Change in consciousness* *New occurrences* ~Ram~ *Fertility* ~Rabbit~ *Faith and nurturance* *Living by one’s own wits* ~Rat~ *Abundant reproduction* *Ability to live unseen* .

~Reindeer~ *Power of wandering* *Protection while travelling* ~Salmon~ *Deep emotion and great knowledge* *Understanding divination messages* *Rebirth of spiritual knowledge* ~Scorpion~ *Attacking from the rear* *Death and rebirth* *Transmutation of poison* *Reflecting dark and negative energy back to its sender* ~Seal~ *Protection during change* *Lucid dreaming* *Protection from danger* ~Shark~ *Never being caught off guard* *Ability to defend oneself* ~Sheep~ *New beginnings* *Abundance* .

~Skunk~ *Will-power* *Self-confidence* ~Snake~ *Transmutation* *Exploration of the mysteries of life* *Primitive or elemental energy* ~Snow Leopard~ *Understanding one’s shadow side* *Trusting one’s inner self* ~Spider~ *Shapeshifting* *Understanding the patterns of illusion* *Female energy* ~Sow~ *Healing* *Deep Earth magick* *Past life knowledge* ~Squirrel~ *Warning* *Discovery* *Change* ~Swan~ *Understanding dream symbols* *Seeing into the future* .

~Tarantula~ *Defense of territory* *Intimidation by size* *Use of environment to conceal oneself* ~Tiger~ *Power* *Energy* *Strength in the face of adversity* ~Turtle~ *Self-reliance* *Tenacity* *Non-violent defence* ~Vulture~ *Death and rebirth* *Prophecy* ~Weasel~ *Cunning* *Ingenuity* *Revenge* ~Whale~ *Finding your soul song* *Soul memory* ~Wren~ *Messenger from the gods* *Power of voice* *Fearlessness* *Seeing future events* .

. protection and shadow work* *Guidance in dreams and meditations* *Instinct linked with intelligence* ~Wolverine~ *Standing your ground* *Fierceness* ~Zebra~ *Balance* *Power* How do I communicate with my Spirit Guides? There are many ways to communicate with your Spirit Guides. it just depends on what you're comfortable with.~Woodpecker~ *Warnings* *Prophecy* *Associated with thunder* ~Wolf~ *Earth wisdom. no method is better than the other.

Experiment to find what works best for you.Some people choose to meditate. go to bed asking your guides to come to you in your dreams and then ask that they assist you to remember your dreams when you wake up. you start forgetting your dreams as soon as you wake up. Write everything that is in your heart. while other people write letters and others are able to just talk and have a conversation as they would with a live person. If you choose to communicate through your dreams. Don't even get out of bed. others find it's easier to communicate through their dreams. everything you want to . Make sure before you go to bed that you have paper and pen at your bed side so you can write down your dreams. Another way is to write your feelings down on paper.

Contact Your Spirit Guide .say to your guides. It's said that the words of your letter are carried to the spiritual realm in the smoke. Please continue as I have listed in detail ways to communicate/invoke your animal spirit guides. Don't worry about other people seeing what you write because when you're done. burn the letter.

myrrh. rose.Items needed: Altar CandleDay candle (whichever color for the day you be will doing your spell)(Monday-white Tuesday-red Wednesday-purple Thursday-blue Friday-greenSaturday-black Sunday-yellow)Offertory Candles: 3 Violet candles. lemon. and sandalwoodTiming: Best done during the Mercury hour of the day. frankincense. and sandalwoodBathing Herbs: cinnamon. cardamom.Preparation:Breathe . 3 White candles Tools: Athame to inscribe candlesProps: Crystal ball or clear glass of waterIncense: anise. and corianderOil: jasmine. Any moon phase is appropriate. although any hourshould work.

Light the Violet candle #1. With the oil. Light your Altar candle and your Day candle and state your intent:"I am here to make contact with my Spirit Guide. Dress it with oil."With your Athame. While soaking in your ritual bath.Ritual:Enter the circle in the Hour of Mercury. and say: "Here do I light the first Lamp of Spirit. dress the Altar Candle and the Day Candle while concentrating on the purpose of the ritual. and to acknowledge him or her. inscribe Violet Candle #1 with the word "Spirit". meditate on the whole ritual: the steps you will take and what you wish to say to your spirit guide when you make contact.deeply and build a ball of protective light around you. Light the incense. May . direct your energies into it.

light it. illuminating the passageway . while rhythmically repeating the word "Merge" and building up energy to focus. May it's light also reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. and say:"Here do I light the second Lamp of Spirit. Inscribe it with the word "Spirit" and dress it with the oil."Take your censer or incense wand and swing in around censing the whole area around the altar. May it make contact with that World of Spirit into which we will eventually enter. May it make contact with that World of Spirit and help spread the light. direct your energy into it. Put it back on the altar.Replace the censer and pick up Violet candle #2.its light reach out across the barriers from this world to the next.

between our worlds. dress with oil. light it and say:"Here do I light the third Lamp of Spirit. May the light from these three lamps blend and grow. dispelling all darkness and lighting the way that my Spirit Guide may come to me and speak with me here today."Again. 2. inscribe with the word "Spirit". charge with your energy. 3."Inscribe the 3 white candles with the word "Truth" and anoint each candle with oil. May its light also reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. Light the 3 white candles in order of 1. Take violet candle #3. take the censer or incense wand and cense the entire area around the altar while chanting the word "Merge" Build up your energy to focus. and say: .

so whatever comes will appear will come in it's own free .Continue to quietly look into the crystal ball or glass. cense the entire altar area while chanting the word "Merge". and gaze into the crystal ball. not trying to picture anything. or the clear glass of water. As these candles burn throughout this ritual. Keep your mind blank.Again. Continue chanting until you feel it is right to let the chant taper off."Here do I build Truth. Through these candles there is truth in all communications that come to me". their power generates nothing but truth in all that transpires between this world and the next.Replace the censer and continue chanting. Sit comfortably while chanting.

but you will be aware of the answer. This is how .Gaze into the center of the crystal. or even see the figures lips move. If it doesn't come at all within approximately 20 minutes.will. and try this ritual again in three days. just the center of the crystal.When a figure does appear. Eventually a face or figure will appear. You may not hear it out loud. leave the altar set up. This may take a long time. Look into the crystal and blink naturally. Try not to notice anything in your peripheral vision. You should have results within a month at most. extinguish the candles in the order in which they were lit. You will hear an answer. there is no need to try not to blink. or it may appear almost immediately. ask if he/she is your Spirit Guide. abandon this attempt.

.When you have finished speaking with your Guide. so that you can converse with other spirits through him/her. thank him/her.Ask if you have more than one spirit guide.Extinguish the candles in reverse order to clear the circle. You may ask anything you wish to know. ask them to appear also. If yes. You will ask your questions mentally (or out loud) and the answers will be clear inside your mind. but it is suggested to establish a connection first where your Spirit Guide may appear to you at any time. meditating on all that you have learned. or at specific times. then sit for a moment with your eyes closed.most of your conversation will proceed.

As usual. so pick a calendar. The most important part to this . When you have completed your journey. a statue or whatever you like. You don't want to forget anything. My favorite way and most recommend is through a special meditation journey. You might want to pull in their essence during your daily events. a picture.Meeting Your Animal Guides There are many ways to finding out what your animal guide or guides are. But when you make the journey. grab your journal so you can write down your experience as soon as you've finished. a meditation with a specific purpose and intent. it is best to meet one at a time in order to make the most of the visit. start your research about your particular animal. That is.

Once you are all set and prepared. Take your time. you may want to prepare your meditation space in a special way. Add a few ritualistic events. you can remove these generic items and replace them with specific ones of your personal animal spirit(s). try to imagine as much detail as possible. this is what you do. Don't go into this with preconceived ideas or perceptions! Animal Guide Meditation Since this is a special meditation.meditation is to keep an open mind. And it can't be stressed enough how . You may want to decorate your space with several animal statues or books about a variety of animals. Once you meet your animal guide. such as lighting a white candle and saying a prayer stating your intent for this meditative session.

Close your eyes and take in a deep cleansing breath. Keep an open mind and an open heart. Sit in a comfortable position. Take in 3 deep breaths through the nose. With all 3 exhales. image all the stress. anxiety and negativity you have leaving your body carried out to the universe on a gay smoke . imagine the white light from the universe coming into your lungs. one that you can sustain for about 30-45 minutes.important it is not to go into this meditation with pre-conceived ideas about what you would LIKE your guide to be. Then release the breath through your mouth and push all the air out of your body. Fill your lungs to their fullest capacity.

Imagine the warmth of the energy as it passes through your muscles and organs. imagine the events of the day or week floating out of your body.where it can be dissipated and no longer do harm to anyone. Begin at your solar plexus and imagine the white light moving up and down your body from this point. Imagine your entire body engulfed by this white divine light. Feel the tension in your muscles begin to subside. As you exhale. Feel the tingling sensations as the light moves down to your toes and up your body to the top of your head. from the inside out. Say a prayer once more asking your guides and teachers to come to . Put these worries aside and begin to relax your entire body and mind.

but at least give it a try. Don't forget to thank them up front for their efforts. This step takes a little practice. don't worry if you can't do this for any extended period of time. but look up at the pineal gland. Keep your eyes closed. (this is also considered to be the position of your third eye and is therefore the gateway to higher conscious realms). This is a small gland located in the middle of your forehead. Try to keep your eyes focused on this point. State your intention clearly and ask 'God' to help you with your meditative journey. just above the brow. The muscles around your eyes may become sore as you stretch them upward.you and to help with the purpose of this mediation. .

Just ahead you see the opening to the tunnel and as you reach the top. dimly light and slanted upward. . At the very second you leave the cliff. Imagine your astral body (or your soul) standing up from your physical body and begin to walk toward and into the tunnel. As you focus on your third eye imagine your at the base of a tunnel. As you practice. See the lights on the walls and the texture of the floor as you walk through the tunnel. Imagine yourself moving upward.so don't over do this at first. You feel propelled to raise your arms and step off the cliff. you realize you are standing on a ledge high above your town. this step will become easier and easier to do.

Imagine your soul flying over the coastline of California and out over the ocean. Imagine the landscape passing below you. . the mountains. It's not a terribly big island. Now dip your wings slightly and make your way to the edge of that pool. As you step onto the island under a large shade tree. rivers. forests and deserts.your astral body morphs into a beautiful bird and you begin to fly westward toward the Pacific. As you travel over the water you see in the distance an island. Now turn your wings a little to the north. flying toward the center of the northern pacific. but it's large enough to hold a tall dormant volcano which now has a great water fall spilling into a clear pool at it's base.

This is the Island of the Animal Kingdom. Get very comfortable and prepare yourself for another internal meditation on this island. Every animal that has ever existed lives on this island or in the pool of water before you. Look around and see the soft carpet of moss under your feet. listen to the crashing soothing sounds of the waterfall. Now imagine yourself sitting under this tree on the moss. Call your animal guide and ask them to come and make themselves known to you. next to the pool of water. take in a deep breath and smell the fresh flower sweetened air. Imagine yourself going into a meditation state.you instantly morph back into your human soul form. Imagine yourself .

imagine yourself opening your eyes. ask them what lessons you have to learn from them. As soon as your ready. make sure you thank them deeply . Ask them what strengths and/or weaknesses they bring to you.getting as relaxed as possible. the animal makes itself known to you. The remainder of this meditation is up to the individual. When you have concluded your visit. The first image you see before you is your animal spirit. And ask them how you can call on their strengths to help you during stressful situations or when ever you need a little extra energy. You can ask their name. Either on the land or in the water. Ask them how they can help you combat these weaknesses.

for their gift of service and protection to you. Then imagine yourself lifting your arms and morphing back into the bird spirit. Give them a goodbye hug. As soon as you step down on the tunnel you morph back into your human self again. Fly back over the ocean to California. and seeing your physical body right where you left it. Back to the edge of the tunnel. Thank them for coming here during this meditation to meet you and/or visit with you. Imagine your soul walking through the door to your room. As your soul steps back inside your spiritual body. over the deserts and forests and rivers. Imagine yourself walking back into the tunnel and heading back down to your meditative space. all the visions .

Read about it's habits. become more and more aware of your surroundings. Remember: The last thing you should do before you get up from your meditative spot is to record this event either on tape or in a journal.sensations and answers you received merge with your physical brain and are automatically stored into your conscious mind. begin to feel your body. then open your eyes. have a nice long and hard stretch. How much does this animal reflect your own personality? You should also begin to surround yourself with images of you . find information about your animal guide. feelings and sounds are still clear in your mind. talents and personality. Next. Take in a deep breath. It's important to do it right away while the images.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS _ Honor your spirit animal guide Wear jewelry and clothing illustrating your totem. The more you meet with your animal guide. protecting you.animal guide. They are truly our best friends and will never leave us. This helps the conscious mind connect with the animal spirit during the day and can give you added strength and support during your activities. perhaps lying down next to you. . You will feel them at your side. the more you begin to feel their presence around you during your conscious states. and giving you comfort when you may feel all alone.

earth) most closely associated with . _ Pay attention to the messages of your animal guide Spend time in meditation with your friend and guide. Educate yourself on its life and habits. Even when the message seems negative. Give thanks to the Creator and your guide for its assistance. contribute time and resources. _ Study the element (water. air.Decorate your space with pictures and other memorabilia. Visit the habitat of your spirit guide. Help protect its home. fire. Understand the message can be negative or positive in nature. Listen.

Witchesplanet.your spirit guide If you have any questions I am always here to help you along your magickal path email me @ WitchesPlanet@gmail.com May you be blessed in all things.com Or www. .

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