Animal Totem/Spirit Animal exercises

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11 years 6 months ago #70405 by
OK, if anyone wants the file (and also to hear my voice again! lol), it can be downloaded here: http://www.markbarwell.co.uk/extras/spirit_animal_journey.mp3

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11 years 6 months ago #70457 by
I just did this exercise. Wow.

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11 years 6 months ago #70458 by Jestor

Williamkaede wrote: I just did this exercise. Wow.


What? No results? lol...

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11 years 6 months ago #70504 by
No solid ones. Too many distractions. But when my mind snapped out of the distraction and re-focused I saw a grey fox. As I went further into the meditation it blurred and I'm not sure if I saw a wolf or a fox.

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10 years 5 months ago #118674 by Lykeios Little Raven
Personally I did a meditation exercise to find my Spirit Guides/Spirit Animals. It was simple but I did it a few years ago so I'm not sure how well I remember it. If I recall correctly the first step is to get into a moderate meditative state without going too deep to where you can't guide your consciousness. Then, imagine yourself walking into an open meadow from out of a cave or dark forest. There is a beautiful tree in the center next to a pond. You sit down or stand against the tree and simply wait enjoying the scenery. When an animal appears (after any given length of time) this is your spirit animal/guide.

Mine, in case you were wondering, are two. The Wolf (who is a totem and spirit animal for me) and the Raven.

“Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” -Zhuangzi

“Though, as the crusade presses on, I find myself altogether incapable of staying here in saftey while others shed their blood for such a noble and just cause. For surely must the Almighty be with us even in the sundering of our nation. Our fight is for freedom, for liberty, and for all the principles upon which that aforementioned nation was built.” - Patrick “Madman of Galway” O'Dell

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10 years 5 months ago - 10 years 5 months ago #119604 by
I've already posted it in my journal, so, sorry for the double post but I didn't notice there was a dedicated topic :

Last week, I met Kohadre on the chat of TotJO and we talked about totem animals.
I told him that an internet site told me that mine was the bear. He was kind not to laugh at me and explained to me that one have to find it and it's not given (especially by an internet site).
He told me that the way to find it is to go meditating in a forest, see yourself sitting on a log into a clearing and wait for it to come to you.
So I did.
I went to an ancient sacred Celt forest, I sat and started to picture myself sitting on my log in a clearing. There was running water near me, so I also pictured a waterfall to integrate the noise of the water in my vision. I started to wait for it to come, and a bear came ! But it just acted like I was not there. It came into the clearing, sat for a while and leaved. shortly thereafter, a beaver came and leaved too. then my vision focused to the pond at the foot of the waterfall, and I saw the was a trout in there.
Unfortunately, there was people around, and the noise they made just broke my concentration and my vision.

I think, the bear was there to tell me that my old idea was wrong. It was a goodbye. After that, I'm not sure, but I think the beaver was here because these days, I'm chopping wood for the winter, so, it's in my mind because it's a tiring job. And I can't explain the trout. Maybe that's the one, but the end of my vision didn't allowed me to explore this way.
I will try again.
To be continued...

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10 years 5 months ago #119617 by
A Shaman friend of mine did a spirit animal retrieval for me several years ago, and the animal I got was not at all what I expected, but exactly what I needed.

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10 years 5 months ago #119632 by
Let me guess... :dry:
A coyote ?
:laugh:

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10 years 5 months ago #119645 by
I just did Councillor Marks exercise and wow, I will surely make a journal entry about it. I don't know much about spirit animals at all but I know what I felt and saw during the experience.

For any wondering the animal that came to me was a lynx. I'm not entirely sure what that means but the experience felt intense and amazing.

May the Force be with you,
Rai

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10 years 5 months ago #119767 by

mdk wrote: Let me guess... :dry:
A coyote ?
:laugh:


Hahahah, actually no!! Good try though. :lol:

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