This post on Knowing Your Totem Animal is in response to a comment left on this post about identifying animal totems here.
Your discovery really opens up a whole new world of meaning, understanding and potential doesn’t it. I’m pleased you’ve made this connection.
As you make your way through this new realm of understanding, you’re going to find a lot of information about animal totems, power animals, animal symbolism, shamanism. This is a time of massive expansion and subjects like these are exploding with revitalization.
My best piece of advice is to follow your own impulses as you sift through the perspectives available to you. Your own perspective & opinion is always the best one.
A few tips on getting on knowing your totem animal:
- Time for Silence:
The majority of our non-human counterparts exist in present-moment simplicity and quietude. If our goal is to expand our awareness of the bountiful wisdom our animal queen/kingdom offers us, it makes sense to energetically meet-up on their level.
Vessels need to be emptied out before they can be filled. The capacity of the human heart is no different. Animal energy is expansive, and must have room to flourish.
Whether in a moment of silent clarity, or as an intuitive surge – your animal attraction will happen. When a creature surfaces through energetic waves to meet your awareness make the effort to learn more about this magnificent animal.
Totemic living is 95% observation. Observation of animal energy. Observation of Self. Observation of the new energy that emerges when relationships are established between you and your animal(s).