I have been asked to discuss more on Animal totems – not the one(s) we are born with, but the ones that enter throughout our life to bring time appropriate messages.
There are a few ways to receive messages from daily (as opposed to lifetime) totems; some suggestions are:
- Animal Communication - ask the animal yourself. This is accomplished by first Shielding; stilling yourself and communicate with the animal using emotions and/or mind pictures (this is how animals communicate). Even curiosity carries a feeling. Can you recall the feeling curiosity feels like?
- Watch, Observe and Learn – What are the animal’s strengths? Weaknesses? Habits? Talents? How can any of this be applied to your life at that moment?
- Look Them Up As They Cross Your Path – This past week, I made an effort to record the critters that came by and share with you one of the ways I interpret the animal totem message. I use Ted Andrews’ books (“Animal-Speak” and “Animal-Wise”) for quick interpretations of the messages. I read the appropriate animal entry, while being honest with myself – and see what is appropriate for me at that time.
This week I had:
A Horned Toad – reminds me, as I become more sensitive, to express my emotions in an appropriate manner.
Walking Stick – focuses on patience and camouflage. Reminds me to wait for the universe to line things up for me (no instant gratification! Ha) – and to not show everyone, basically, what I am up to until it is ready to be revealed.
For those of you who do not yet sense/feel/see your guides, guardians, etc. – please know that messages will come to you through many different avenues. Here is but a small sampling of how messages can come to you:
- A scent / smell (usually from your past)
- A song
- A friend
- A book
- An article
- A flower
- Animal totems
- And many more ways!
You just need to pay attention / be aware of what is being presented to you.
by Jan Toomer
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