It is fascinating to believe that the world is interweaved in spiritual strings that not only hold people together but other living beings too. Our every action, behaviour, and thought can be linked to animals, and that’s a fact! Left you pondering? Yes, it is true according to some of the cultures and many other people who have started relating themselves to it. Ever wondered, that your thoughts could be similar to an animal which has a close resemblance to you.
Native Americans held strong belief in soul animals. Since earlier times they carry a tradition of clinging every man to a particular animal which has the strongest resemblance to the former. Very often they suffixed names of animals with their names. Soul animals have been considered to be giving immense guidance and motivation to people’s lives, for the ones who believe in them.
This tribal tradition has influenced many modern shamans and other spiritual experts to rebuild people’s lives. It is worth mentioning that the concept of spirit aka power animals is a Neo- shamanic (New age shamanism) practice. Many modern shamans have channeled themselves towards a foolproof understanding of this age-old custom. According to Michael Harner, a philanthropist, “Power animals are like familiar spirits of occults which aid in their metaphysical work”. But one needs to be watchful in using soul animals as their guide, for any spiritual activity will get positive as well as negative aspects with them. Although, it can work wonders for those who are on a life quest and can unify their mind, body, and soul rightfully.
How to connect to your spirit animal?
So how would you know your animal? Be cautioned here, because you cannot choose a spirit animal as the animal chooses you. Your actions, behavioural traits, and personality are the determinants of your guiding animal. So, if you are really serious about knowing your animal, it is very necessary to:
Be aware of your surroundings and have a keen eye on what’s going on around you.
Look for signs that tell you about your spirit animal connection. You might be having frequent encounters with a crow or a certain affection to a rabbit.
Mind, body, and soul needs to go in a unified direction
These dynamics can be achieved by,
Meditation is an ultimate road to understanding the inner self. A focused and centered mind will give a deep insight into your connections with the right soul. Sit in a relaxed position in an undisturbed place with all the focus on your energy, which will guide you to the right spirit. Meditation is not an easy practice. It requires tremendous concentration. Don’t withdraw after a few “tries” and keep going.
When a man is in distress and craves for spiritual help, the mind and soul starts working for the options. Sometimes, repeated dreams of a particular animal will answer your spirit animal. But one needs to believe the signs and accept as it comes to you. An injured animal or a weak one should not be related to oneself instead look for the strong traits it has.
Many shamans and spiritual gurus have given a lot of research in this area. Tarot card readers, astrologers, and gurus are highly capable of guiding you. Shamans are believed to directly communicate with the souls which assist them to educate people about their soul animals.
There is a huge list of animals that can influence a person’s life. The moment you know your spirit animal, it starts creating a realm of protection around you. The extraordinary feeling that’s goes around your mind, body, and soul is mysterious yet overwhelming. It speaks to you and you should try to relate to these animals rather than find negative of the animal.