I other night I was trying to practice astral projection and my mind was clear. An image of a brown horse flashed through my mind. The weird thing is that it was in a grocery store. But the fact that I had a clear mind would lead me to believe that I found my spirit animal. Does anyone have any other ideas of what that was?
There are so very many possibilities, and the ultimate answer is yours, based on your own interpretation. If you believe it is your spirit animal, it may well be. Some may say that it could have been some glimpse of something in the astral -- or another -- plane.
There are also phenomena of the brain creating random thoughts when it is not being stimulated well enough. This can happen a lot during meditation. It's why so many worries of the day seem to occur while trying to sleep, and while meditating. An extreme method of inducing this sort of experience is with sensory deprivation. There are many methods, ranging from isolating one's self in a completely dark room for a time, to the use of an isolation chamber. People have reported some very bizarre experiences.
Sorry, what I kind of meant by that was that you might have been seeing something happening at the time :) but if you felt a connection to this horse, or felt that it was very significant, it may genuinely have been your spirit animal.
It could be a lot of things... However if the image wasn't something personal, something you felt like it was failliar then it is quite possible it was a random image passing from your mind. I can't wether it's your spirit animal or not since if I m not wrong this is the first time you see it.
I believe it is more likely that the image was random. Although that comes from your discription since I can't tell about your emotions at the momment you saw the horse...
Sometimes when I meditate and I m too tired I get random images too... Usually I get an instant image of whatever I think of (since my mind is clear) but it only lasts for seconds once I regain my concentration. Usually I don't pay attention to them.
This exact thing happened to me when I found my Spirit Animal. Mine is a black wolf and She came to me in the middle of the checkout line at walmart. I am not saying its a definite yes but given how this is so similar to how I found my own spirit animal I am saying that it is very, very possible that this horse is yours.