Re: Spirit Animals?
By: NimirRaj / Beginner Jan 31, 2012
Post # 2
Some reference a difference between spirit animals and guides believing that each animal has something to teach you and you can have more than one. A spirit guide I believe is normally singular and isn't always an animal. This information comes from memory and I may be confusing the two, plus who am I to say you can only have one guide?
I've learned that spirit guides (or familiars as I call them) are a bit like true pets if you haven't found their physical form; you have multiple after one another but there's always just one meant for you. Mines a white ferret named Yarrow, but I have yet to find her physical form, so in the meantime my dog is my familiar.
Oh most certainly you can have more than one totem animal. Like any other guide a spirit animal will show up when there's a lesson is needed. Being anywhere from fixing a personal issue to learning how to interact with the environment around you. So always do your home work on them when they show up and see what you can learn from them.
I really like the subject on spirit animals, guides and totems. But mainly a spirit guide dosen't always have to be an animal guide. Mainly i see spirit guides as people who has past on from earlier generantions or years. There here to help you certain situations and help guide you in life. Its the same thing with animal guides an totems. They come when they feel needed, and help us such as giving us support and advice on what do with your current situations in your life.
I believe these are so important to us because its important for us on how to make our decisions, because they can effects so much.
I have Oriole as one of my current animal guides, i know there are probably more out there but currently he is the one i am seeing. I think he trying to help me bring positive changes to my life. The oriole is also a bird.
That's very true however guides are not always of ancestors. They can vary from ( depending on beliefs) divine forms to animals to miscellaneous ethereal beings ie dragons, fae etc. And they may not always appear as human form just really depends on what your mind can handle to be perfectly honest. Most guides will appear as the way they think you can understand without throwing a person in a complete mental break down.
Yes you can have more than one totem animal. Personally I have one spirit guide that is always with me and my second one comes and goes depending on my life situation. I also think my second one will change over time. Thats just me though just putting some info out there.