Meet your Power Animal
Power Animals are spirit guides. They are here to help you on your path and when you are in need. Some people have one and others have a few. Some animals will be with you for your life and some will come and go depending on what you need at that moment.
I first did a meditation a couple of years ago now to meet my Power Animal. I did not know what to expect but went with it. I met a beautiful Pantha named Shira and she will be with me all of my life. When I do other meditations she will normally pop up, just to accompany me or to give me a message. She is very comforting.
I have done other meditations as well and other animals have come to me. I have had Owls, a Stag (which keeps appearing) and most recently a Wolf. I believe that they are not going to be with me always but are here for now when I need them. They give me messages which resonate with me at the time and I have also looked them up in Power Animal books to see what they mean. One book I do love is Animal Speak by Ted Andrews.
Here is a meditation to meet your Power Animal.
Put on a drumming CD or if not some relaxing music you can meditate to. Close your eyes and relax. Imagine roots are growing down from your feet and going deep into the earth, grounding you. Draw up the energy from the earth up into your roots through your body, up out of your head and let the energy tumble down around you protecting you.
Imagine you are in a forest clearing and there is a big Oak tree in front of you. There is an opening in the tree and you walk towards it. You decide you would like to enter and follow a dark earthy path, spiraling down deep into the earth. You then see light, which gets brighter and brighter. You step through the light into a beautiful meadow. What do you see? Have a look round and do a bit of exploring.
You then see a circle of stones. You decide that you would like to enter it and so you do. You go to the middle and sit down. Closing your eyes, you feel the energy of the stones and the circle. You then ask ‘Power Animal please show yourself to me so I know who you are and can connect with you’. You wait. You then sense something coming into the circle. Some one speaks ‘Open your eyes dear one’. You open your eyes and in front of you is your Power Animal. You say hello, ask them questions such as what is your name, do you have a message etc. Be with your Power Animal for as long as you like.
Once you have finished, thank them and say goodbye. Make your way back the way you came, back up into the Oak tree, into the forest clearing. Breathe deeply and open your eyes when you are ready. Write down your experience.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to help. If you would like more information on Power Animals then I would recommend the Animal Speak book by Ted Andrews which you can purchase HERE.
Orginally written 4th March 2014
Picture Credit: Artist Unknown