Friday, December 23, 2011

My Totem

I have talked about my family having totem animals so thought I'd share more information with you.  An Animal Totem is an important symbolic object that a person might use to get in touch with specific qualities found within an animal which the person needs, connects with, or feels a deep affinity toward. It is said that you can have several animal guides through out your life. Sometimes an animal guide will come into your life for a short period of time, and then be replaced by another depending on the journey or direction you are headed toward. Your guide will instruct and protect you as you learn how to navigate through your spiritual and physical life. When you find an animal that speaks strongly to you or feel you must draw more deeply into your life, you might fill your environment with images of the animal to let the animal know its welcome in your space. Animal guides can help you get back to your earthly roots, and reconnect with nature by reminding you that we are all interconnected. To first do this you need to know what your animal totem is.

If you wish to take a quick quiz for the fun of it and to help you determine your totem animal here is a site you might wish to visit:

I’m a bear.  I also have a second animal guide which is the wolf.  As a bear, I’m laid back, rather easygoing, and compassionate. I like to eat, and am overweight. I cry over trivial matters, often, but am always there when a friend needs a laugh.  Bear teaches us to respect our natural hibernation cycles. Just as bear rests during winter and reawakens during spring, we need spaces of rest and rejuvenation. Bear calls us to awaken the potential within ourselves and the power of our unconscious mind. Bear reminds us there are times for playfulness and times to be assertive.  Some qualities of a bear are:
  • Strength in the face of adversity
  • Finding one's way back
  • Solitude
  • Maternal protection
  • Focus on the practical side of life
Just for fun, what would your totem be?  Be happy and God bless you and yours

You know what they say about Mama Bears.  You can do anything to me, but don’t do anything to mine.  I’m a mama bear and very protective.

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