Often times people with spirit animals talk to them during meditation, but they can often be accessed through lucid dreaming as well as astral. Some people that can alter there consciousness can do it better than others as well, if you enter into a trance state, you should be able to do it.
You can do a meditation to find out what your spirit animal is, and meditation can help you access your spirit animal. Here is a simply meditation:
1) Sit in a regular meditative position and close your eyes. Focus on your breathe. Breath in and out in a slow and deep manner. Clear your mind of all things.
2) After a few minutes or when you feel ready, start to slowlymove your attention away from the breathes and onto yourself. Focus on yourself now. Your different qualities both the positive ones and the negative ones.
3) After you feel you have noticed all of your different qualities, start to think about all the animals your know of and start to match the different qualities of yourself to the animals.
After doing this, you will find an animal or animals that match yourself. Remember, an individual can more than one animal and traditionallyan individual has at least 5 spirit animals, but every person is also different so you don't necessarilyhave to have exactly 5 you could have more or less. :)
Re: Spirit animal By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Jan 23, 2014
Post # 7
I think The Doctor says it well! We must also remember that we are animals,too! Primates. We are pack animals (If you have ever been in the midst of a howling mob you will know that's true!). So your first thought should be about pack animals,the wolf,Hyena,etc. If you are a "lone" type,and don't mix very well, or want to! Then you might consider the Otter, or similar loners. A family type, protective of your siblings? Try the Fox; they live in families, as do most of the big cats.
Thank you Brysing :) And also if you have a trickster or joker, In most Native American the coyote is the trickster. So you might have Some Coyote if you like playing pranks. :) Just some more information :)
while we're at what animals mean, I found through experience that if you have two spirit animals of opposing meanings, it means that you need to find a balance, eg. Raven-flamboyance, roughness, vulgarity, and the Dove-Peacefulness, gentleness, refinement.