In this week's 7 minute short video, I talk about about animal totems or animal guides. They are like spirit guides but in animal form. When we have an encounter with an animal, it is no accident--they are in our lives for a purpose. Once I walked outside my country cabin to check on my cats and came within 2 feet of a mountain lion! I was stunned and really speechless, but yet calm and caught up in the spiritual beauty of the experience. Through reflection and introspect, that was very symbolic in my life. Here is more on the subject of animal totems:
✠ Animal totems play huge roles in our lives.
✠ Each person's totem is with them for their entire life.
✠ They can help us discover deeper meaning in our lives, and stimulate our imagination and self-expression.
✠ They can help us understand our past, and aid in giving us insights into the future.
✠ Animal totems are not just Native American symbolism, but span all cultures.
✠ The similarities between humans and animals is very strong. We as humans strive to possess strength, courage, independence, and protection as does the animal kingdom.
✠ Animals provide a reminder of how important it is to live our lives simply, positively and spiritually.
✠ Understanding and learning about our animal totems helps strengthen us spiritually as we connect with the purity of their energy and the earth.
✠ The more we know about our totem, the more we assimilate the characteristics and traits of our animal guides.
✠ Our animal totems can appear in person, in dreams or during meditation.
✠ During certain times of our lives, we may also have special helper animal totems that only stay for a limited time.