Within each of us lies the potential for forging a sacred relationship that can change our lives. A relationship that can open our eyes to a world of wonder previously beyond our ken. Spirit Animals can open an ancient doorway to the mysterious realm of the soul. When we travel through this doorway – new ways of knowing unfold. We learn that we are intimately connected, not only with the animals but, ultimately, with the Creator of ALL life.
We need this connection with nature for our health, and well-being. We also need to learn things from nature that no human-being can teach.
A Spirit Animal is an animal whose energy and spirit resonates with a specific person, tribe, family or group of people. All animals, and plants for that matter, have an invisible divine or energetic reality beyond their physical existence. Spirit animals have been referred to as “totem” animals, by Native Americans, and as “power” animals, a term especially prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s. I prefer to use the term “Spirit Animal” as this more closely reflects that we are dealing with the “over-soul” of the physical animal.
Spirit animals are important guides for humankind and have guided us for thousands of years. Most cultures—including Egyptians, Native Americans, Hindus, Mayans, and others too numerous to mention here—recognized the importance of animal and plant spirits. For example, from my own heritage and Celtic culture, each clan has a “clan animal” in much the same way that the Native Americans had a totem animal for their tribe (i.e. the Crow people). (The Oak Tree and the lion are two of the most important symbols for my family clan, the Macgregor’s. These symbols are found on our Coat of Arms and on our badges. )
Every person on Earth is aligned with at least one Spirit Animal – sometimes referred to as their life totem or life spirit animal. In quite a few cases, an individual may have more than one Spirit Animal. For example, I work with over forty Spirit Animals. Each one of these animals has unique qualities and abilities.
By forging a relationship with Spirit Animals:
– Your unique qualities and characteristics are revealed to you in a way that allows you to fully “own” and make use of them as your greatest strengths.
– You experience a world previously beyond the scope of your perceptions. Secrets are revealed that you might never have discovered on your own.
– You are able to more readily tap into the mysteries of the Universe and understand signs.
– Your life becomes richer and filled with greater meaning as you experience greater connection and understanding of nature and natural cycles.
– Your growing compassionate heart transforms the planet by bringing greater caring into the world for the benefit of all beings.
The importance of having a greater understanding and respect for other life, at this moment in history, cannot be over-emphasized. The animals and the plants are calling to us – the human race – to heed them – to know them – to care for them. Whenever a species disappears from the face of the Earth, we lose a little bit of our own souls. Yet, by partnering fully with the animals, we can learn how to live more joyously and wisely on Earth.
Join Catriona to learn more about our fascinating connection to the animals based on new science, history and experience a Spirit Animal Journey to connect with your own Spirit Animal at the West Coast Dowsing Conference. She will offer a presentation on Monday July 4, at 3:45pm. On Tuesday July 5, 9am-noon you can sign up for an extended workshop with Catriona: Discover Nature’s Secrets, Open a Portal to a Divine Realm.
Catriona (Gaelic for Catherine) is a spiritual teacher who helps people find greater meaning in their own lives. She founded Nature Quest and leads Vision Quests, Nature Quests, Nature Tours and Spiritual Retreats. Catriona also provides ancient Celtic Birthday readings, soul coaching, and property clearing. Catriona is the award-winning author of Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth which won a Gold Medal from the Nautilus Book Awards. Previous winners include His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, and Thich Nhat Hanh.
Go to naturequestguru.com to learn more.