Do you have an Animal Spirit Guide?
An Animal Spirit Guide or a totem is an animal that you feel a deep connection with or that holds special meaning for you. They often show up in dreams or visions, signs and symbols or in physical form.
Spiritual messages and guidance can come to us in a variety of ways. Some people may see physical signs like repeating numbers, others have dreams, some have spirit guides and some of us have animal guides. Animal guides can appear in a number of forms, sometimes we may actually see them like a coyote crossing your path while driving, while other animal messengers can come through in dreams or visions. They also may appear in repeating symbols or images.
But what do these animal messengers mean and do you have an animal spirit guide?
Some animals we strongly identify with throughout the course of our whole lives For example, a person who may be obsessed with wolves in their waking life, they might have statues or pictures of wolves in their home, they may have had a couple of significant dreams about wolves and even saw one in the wild, this person’s animal totem is probably the wolf and has been a significant force throughout their lifetime.
Some animals may show up for a specific time period, appearing to provide help or bring us a message. These would be messenger animal guides. For example I had a very vivid dream that I was lost in a desolate forest and a black crow landed on a branch so close I could reach it. To me the crow’s appearance symbolized faith and hope and to see things from a higher perspective in this situation. I have seen this crow appear in other random places for a short time and then it as quickly as it appeared disappeared from my life! It served as a reminder short-term to hold out that hope and faith in my situation and to not get to caught up in mu limited perspective.
Although there is a wealth of information concerning standard symbolic meanings for animals, many times the key to understand the animals presence and message is really from our own understanding and interpretation.
What do they signify to you? What do you think they are trying to tell you?
Crow might signify gaining a higher perspective, prophetic insight, and also to be aware of possible deception from someone.
Dolphin might mean a person with a peaceful and harmonious nature, or a reminder to tap into a more playful side of yourself.
Wolves are highly intelligent and loyal animals. Reminding us of our innate animal instincts and we should try connecting to our intuition.
Turtle may symbolize our need to access the higher wisdom of the earth. Reminding us to continue on with determination on our sometimes difficult life’s journey.
What animal(s) do you identify with or hold a significant meaning for you?