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Connecting With Your Spirit Animal

FREE psychic reading at, Click Here NOW!!!The concept of animals serving as spiritual guides and symbols for personal growth has deep roots in human culture, stretching back to ancient indigenous societies and persisting through to modern spiritual practices.

This enduring belief stems from the profound connection humans have observed and felt with the animal kingdom throughout history.

In many indigenous cultures around the world, animals traditionally hold a sacred significance and are believed to possess spiritual wisdom and powers. Many cultures also have animal symbolism in their myths, folklore, rituals, and everyday life.

For example, Native American tribes traditionally attribute personal qualities and character traits, such as strength, courage, wisdom, and cunning, to various animals, viewing them as embodiments of these virtues.

Acoording to these indigenous teachings our animal totems or spirit animals offer us guidance, protection, and insight on our spiritual journey.

We can connect with our spirit animal through meditation, dream interpretation, or rituals. By aligning with the characteristics of our chosen animal, we can gain strength, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and our path in life.

All creatures are living in the same house. Like brothers and sisters, they share the same destiny ~ Chief Seattle

The Celtic peoples also revered animals and nature spirits. Within Celtic mythology and spirituality, various animal deities were believed to guard and protect entire groups of people, tribes, or clans. These animal spirits were often associated with specific qualities, attributes, and powers, and they were revered for their ability to provide guidance, protection, and aid to individuals and communities.

Similarly, in various Eastern spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism, animals are traditionally depicted as symbolic representations of different aspects of the human psyche or spiritual qualities. For instance, in Hindu mythology, the elephant-headed god Ganesha symbolizes wisdom, intelligence, and the removal of obstacles, while the monkey god Hanuman represents devotion, strength, and loyalty. In Buddhist teachings, the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is often depicted as a compassionate deity with a thousand arms, symbolizing the boundless compassion that reaches out to all beings, akin to the compassionate nature of animals.

In Christianity, animals also carry spiritual symbolism. One well-known example in the Gospels is the donkey Jesus rides on when he enters Jerusalem, an event commemorated to this day on Palm Sunday. This act symbolizes humility, peace, and the fulfillment of prophecy, as it aligns with the Old Testament prophecy of the Messiah entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). Additionally, the donkey’s presence in the Nativity story further emphasizes themes of humility and the idea that Jesus identifies with the humble and marginalized.

In modern mysticism, the idea of animal guides and symbols remains prevalent, albeit often interpreted through a more eclectic or personal lens. Many individuals drawn to spiritual practices such as shamanism, Wicca, or New Age spirituality work with animal symbolism in their rituals, meditation, or divination practices. Books, workshops, and online resources on the subject abound, offering guidance on how to connect with one’s spirit animal or interpret the messages conveyed by encounters with animals in dreams or everyday life.

Overall, the enduring belief in animals as guides and symbols for personal growth reflects humanity’s deep-seated reverence for the natural world and the recognition of the interconnectedness of all living beings.

Your spirit animal is more than a guide; it’s a reflection of your deepest self ~ Marilyn Walters

The journey of discovering one’s spirit animal is deeply personal and reflective. Here are several ways you might explore and connect with your own spirit animal:

Meditation and Visualization: Set aside quiet time for meditation and visualization. Close your eyes, relax, and imagine yourself walking through a peaceful natural setting. Invite your spirit animal to reveal itself to you. Pay attention to any animals that appear in your mind’s eye or any sensations or emotions you experience during the meditation.

Dreamwork: Pay attention to your dreams, as they can offer powerful insights into your subconscious mind and spiritual connections. Keep a dream journal by your bed and write down any dreams involving animals. Reflect on the symbolism of these animals and consider whether one might be your spirit guide.

Nature Walks: Spend time in nature and observe the animals around you. Pay attention to any particular animals that seem to catch your attention or repeatedly cross your path. These animals may hold significance for you as spirit guides.

Oracle Cards: Consult oracle cards or other divination tools that feature animal symbolism. Select cards intuitively and reflect on the messages they convey about your spiritual journey and the animals that resonate with you.

Shamanism: Seek guidance from a shaman or traditional healer who specializes in animal totems and spirit animals. They may use various techniques, such as journeying, drumming, chanting, or divination, to help you connect with your spirit animal.

Journaling: Reflect on your personal qualities, strengths, weaknesses, and life experiences. Consider which animals you feel drawn to or have a special affinity for. Journal about your thoughts and feelings regarding animals and any significant encounters you’ve had with them.

Signs and Synchronicities: Pay attention to synchronicities or meaningful coincidences involving animals in your daily life. These signs may serve as messages from your spirit animal guiding you along your spiritual path.

Research and Study: Explore the symbolism and mythology of different animals in various cultures and spiritual traditions. Consider how the qualities and characteristics associated with different animals resonate with your own life journey. Understanding the characteristics associated with your spirit animal can provide valuable insights into your strengths and areas for personal development.

Remember that discovering your spirit animal is a uniquely personal and intuitive process. Trust your instincts and allow yourself to be open to the guidance and wisdom that your spirit animal may offer you on your spiritual path. With the guidance of your spirit animal you can explore the untamed essence of your soul and rediscover the wild magic you carry within.

About The Author: Mystic Shelley

Mystic Shelley is a five-star psychic, Reiki healer, clairvoyant and empathic reader. She offers her clients honest answers about past, present and future events with the help of her trusted guides. She reads in the area of love, relationships, career, money and all matters of life. Mystic Shelley was born with talents that would later mark her as a gifted psychic, but she chose not to embrace them early on. In her 30’s, a not-so-chance meeting with a celebrated psychic set her on a course that awakened her gifts. Born with the gifts of clairvoyance and empathy, her psychic mentor helped her to expand those abilities, taking her talents to the next level. With experience came proficiency and today she has a growing list of devoted clients who sing her praises. In addition, she’s also actively assisted other psychics to open up to their abilities. If you are looking for direct and honest answers get a reading with Mystic Shelley now at

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