Indeed, Animal spirits often reveal themselves to us through our subconscious during sleep and meditation. During these sessions, animals indicate valuable information about our past, present and future, as well as help us with situations we are dealing with in our lives.
Animals also show themselves in our dreams and meditations to simply identify themselves as our spiritual guide, and thus our animal totem. This requires us to pay attention, and learn more about what this animal represents so that we can work with our animal totems. Animals tend to have a keener sense of purpose, and instinct. These are valuable traits we can learn from them by asking for their guidance, and observing their behaviors in our dreams and meditations.
Meditation is simply a state of conscious dreaming, so it can help you help in identifying animal totems through both dreams and meditation.
My method is to first of all Start an animal totem journal since i want to record your experiences upon waking each morning or returning from deep meditation.
Then i got to sleep or meditate around the same time of day/night each day/night. After starting i Make sure my environment is conducive to relaxation.
I begin my sleep/meditation session by setting my intention for animal totem identification. I set forth a firm directive to both my subconscious mind, my spirit, AND the animal spirit realm that I wish to contact my animal totem. Silently to myself, repeat your intention to meet my animal spirit in my dreams. If you follow the steps of my method, eventually, you will find yourself drifting into sleep (or alpha state of meditation). Relax, and roll with it, your animal totem is ready to reveal itself to you!
And of course that after all of this you have to write your experiences in your journal.