i really want to find out my animal totem and i have tried the method with the notebook under my pillow for a few nights and it hasn't worked although i rarely ever dream but i was just wandering if there is a different method i could try?? thnx
Ok, some people have to meditate and ask for a power animal and others have them naturally. I have always had a wolf. Sometimes, it could be an animal you feel a VERY strong attachment to. On way is through meditation:
First, get into a relaxed state, duh! Imagiane yourself leaning against a tree, a large tree. Feel the wind around you, hear the waterfall in the background. You can feel the mist sprinkle lightly on you. See yourself get up and walk to the pool of water. Look closer, you can see a cave behind the waterfall. Walk through and into the cavern. As you enter you notice torches on the walls, they are light and new. Walk through the tunnel and examine the environment. As you walk along, you see a light, you also notice the torches are now put out as you exit. You walk into a clearing, the sun is shinning and it is the most beautiful area you've ever seen. Take in the environment for a moment and walk to a shade tree. Lay there for a moment and wait. After a few moments stand back up and walk a few steps toward the cave. You stop as you hear rustling in the bushes. You wait and an animal (the animal you see will be your power animal) walks out. You stare at eachother for a moment. It's weary of you at first. Try and talk with it. It may not approach you the first time, just like other animals, you have to give it time to trust you. It may run off and it may stay. After a while, thank it for coming and watch it leave. Walk back through the tunnel and the waterfall. Sit back under the tree and slowly come back to conciousness.
The animal may not tust you at first, you may have to repeat this for it to trust you. Mine is a wolf and is always around. They help you and increase your abilities. I see my partner as a brother, the bond will be strong. Keep at it! GOOD LUCK!
Well i have cats and dogs. i talk with them. as long as ur heard r with them, than there is no problem between ur. just be relax in everything ok? animals will always in ur way if u do that to them also.
Helenaa, that's good advice, but for a familiar. I look at totems and power animals as a bit different. These are spirits or even allies on the astral plane. I believe they are always with you and can take other forms than their original if needed. A lot of times if you go on nature walks, your power animal may leave gifts for you on the trail. Most of the time it's pieces of that animal, but it could be anything. If you see it, you'll know. ALWAYS thank it!
Hmm there are totem cards and those who can tell you what your totem is. Certain Shaman in Native American tribes would tell a newborn childs parents what totem that child has so that the child could have a protector. Though being able to meet your totem in dream or even in life is different. Also remember that though you may have one main totem who will follow you throughout life, there are other totems that will touch your life. Another method is to do a cleansing ceremony (clean the body of toxins both inside and out AKA fasting) go into nature and spend the day and night meditating. Either you will go into a almost dreamlike state or the animal will come to you personally.