I get a lot of questions such as “What is my animal totem?” or “Can you tell me what my power animal is?”
There are many modern shamans and totemic practitioners who can produce amazing responses to these questions:
“Poof! Your animal totem is a Switchback Frizzlegoffer.”
Just like that. The practitioner has never even met this person, but they can determine something so personal, profound, and powerful as an animal totem(?).
I’m not arguing this technique. Perhaps these practitioners are so advanced they can instantly “see” into the energetic makeup of these people and determine their animalistic energetic match.
Honestly, I don’t know how they do it. And, as much as I try (and I have tried), I simply can’t do it.
Even if I could get a clear map of a questioner’s energetic grid (and sometimes I can), I just couldn’t take the responsiblity of dictating his/her animal totem. People change, energies change, totems change – way too many variables to allow a single commandment of totemic ownership.
Even something as simple as getting a white blood cell count takes a modicum of testing on the subject. Therefore, something so revolutionary and monumentally life-changing as knowing your animal counterpart should take a bit more time-investment.
I am of the mind that you are your own brilliant design. You are your own gift, and it’s your responsibility to unwrap yourself to discover the amazingness within you.
Part of that beautiful discovery is making your own personal connection to your animal.
I realize this approach may seem counterproductive to my totem interpretational services. But not necessarily. I do provide resources on the conveyance of energetic animal symbolism.
Succinctly put, each animal has their own energetic matrix which makes a certain kind of harmonic hum. The pages I write on animal symbolism are like a score on which that humming is translated into language.
However, the initial encounter and epiphany that connects you to your animal totem is an apex in experience for you to cherish on a profoundly personal level.
If I told you what your animal totem is – I would be robbing you of the most eloquent and divine experience of discovering it for yourself (and effectually, enhancing your own inner-self discovery).
Nonetheless, I’ve offered some advice on how to connect & communicate with your own animal discoveries. And of course, I enjoy offering perspecitves on animal symbolism. You may find this information via the following links:
- Tips to Knowing Your Totem Animals
- Animal Totem Identification: An Overview
- Further Thoughts on Animal Totem Identification & Invocation
- More Tips on Making Animal Totem Connections
- A List of Animal Symbolism – Animal Totem Meanings
- Other Suggestions on Animal Totem Identification