Spirit Animal Meditation
This meditation is based on shamanic concepts but is integrated with modern visualization techniques.
If you have someone with you, ask if they can drum a steady and consistent beat for you while you travel inward. The drumming serves as a guide to the spirit world, and then back to your body after the meditation is finished. Have them quiet the drumming, read this guided meditation to you, and then start the drumming again to lead you back home. Another option is to find a shamanic drumming track online and remember this visualization as much as possible.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Relax and focus solely on the drumming. Visualize the room you are currently in. Step out of your body and head toward the door and then outside. There is absolutely no sound and you notice there is a thick fog to the South. You head slowly into the mist. Keep walking into it, farther south, further into the spirit world. (drumming stops, if you are using a recording it is okay to let it continue playing)
The fog begins to lift and you find yourself in a clearing in the forest. These woods are familiar to you. You have a sense of safety and home here. You see a path across from you and you head toward it. As you reach the path a small animal appears. It has been waiting for you. It wants you to follow it down the path. Your new friend encourages you to take in the beauty around you and to stop along the path as much as you would like. There is no urgency here.
The path finally ends at another clearing in the woods. This time there is a large group of people sitting in the center around a fire. They beckon you over and your animal friend bids you farewell and returns to the path from which you just arrived. You slowly approach these people gathered together and realize they are all here for you. These are all of your loved ones and ancestors. Old, new, and unknown. They have traveled from all over the world and across time. They are celebrating you. They are honoring you. They greet you with warm hugs and kisses.
You join them and have a seat next to the oldest of them. An elder with lines of great wisdom written all over their hands and face. The elder hands you a gift. Accept it. They then point to a new path that you hadn’t noticed earlier. All of these people have honest smiles with twinkles in their eyes. They are telling you to go on your journey and that they will always be here whenever you need them.
You bid them farewell and head to the trail that has just appeared. The gift the elder gave you begins to glow a warm light that radiates and illuminates the path before you. It is leading you to your destination, to your animal guides. You follow the trail down hill. There is a stream ahead of you and a large tree trunk that serves as a bridge. You cross over the stream and continue on your way. The path curves and you see an opening ahead. You hear ocean waves crashing onto the shore.
You race down the rest of the path until each step you take starts to sink in the sand. There is a person standing beside a giant boulder. They are waiting for you to come to them. They smile and congratulate you on reaching your destination. They point to white robes laid out on the boulder and tell you to remove your clothes and change into the new clothes. You turn to express your gratitude but they have vanished. You change your clothes and head to the water.
As you reach the water you stop and close your eyes. You take a deep breath and exhale into the wind. The water laps over your feet and a light mist graces your skin. You feel whole again. You feel at peace with yourself and with nature. You are one. A light appears in the sky directly above you. You look up to admire its divine beauty and are overcome by the energy of this celestial being. It is the most peaceful and serene sensation you have ever felt. It is as though this light has embraced you with a great and powerful hug.
The light begins to dim slightly, but still remains. You can’t help but smile as you notice animals slowly emerging from every direction. From the water, from the sky, from the woods, and from the cliffs. They are all here to greet you. They each come with a message. Many of them stay where they are right at the edge of the sand, but a few decide to come closer to you. Approach them. They have gentle eyes and are here to offer you their guidance. Let them whisper to you. Remember what they have said. You sit with these animal spirits for a while in the sand. It is as if you  are among old friends on the beach.
Much time passes and it is time for you to bid them farewell for now. All of the animals return to the directions they came. You change back into your clothes and leave the white robe on the boulder. Head back up the curving path and continue on it across the stream. Take your time walking it and reminisce on the experience you just had. You make it to the clearing with all of your ancestors and loved ones. They are waving to you and you wave back as you head toward the path that leads back home. Your small animal friend is waiting to guide you back. You hear a quiet drumming in the distance, it gradually becomes louder as you walk farther up the path. (start drumming very softly and get louder as you read the next paragraph)
You have reached the first clearing you found earlier. You can feel the vibration of the drum in your chest. The mystical fog starts to fill the space. It is so thick it is hard to even see your hand in front of you. You smile as you remember the journey you just took and head into the fog toward the drumming. You keep walking and it begins to clear. Look around, you know your body is near. Walk in the front door and walk towards your body. As you settle back into your skin you are overcome with joy and are happy to know you have new animal totems to guide you in life. Slowly open your eyes. (stop drumming)
Whenever doing a deep journeying or meditation it is important to journal right away and drink lots of water. Don’t be too quick to stand up. Take your time.
When reflecting on the meditation take note of what the gift you were given looks like. What animals came up to you? Which animals did you notice the most out of all of them?

Spirit Animal Meditation

This meditation is based on shamanic concepts but is integrated with modern visualization techniques.

If you have someone with you, ask if they can drum a steady and consistent beat for you while you travel inward. The drumming serves as a guide to the spirit world, and then back to your body after the meditation is finished. Have them quiet the drumming, read this guided meditation to you, and then start the drumming again to lead you back home. Another option is to find a shamanic drumming track online and remember this visualization as much as possible.

Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Relax and focus solely on the drumming. Visualize the room you are currently in. Step out of your body and head toward the door and then outside. There is absolutely no sound and you notice there is a thick fog to the South. You head slowly into the mist. Keep walking into it, farther south, further into the spirit world. (drumming stops, if you are using a recording it is okay to let it continue playing)

The fog begins to lift and you find yourself in a clearing in the forest. These woods are familiar to you. You have a sense of safety and home here. You see a path across from you and you head toward it. As you reach the path a small animal appears. It has been waiting for you. It wants you to follow it down the path. Your new friend encourages you to take in the beauty around you and to stop along the path as much as you would like. There is no urgency here.

The path finally ends at another clearing in the woods. This time there is a large group of people sitting in the center around a fire. They beckon you over and your animal friend bids you farewell and returns to the path from which you just arrived. You slowly approach these people gathered together and realize they are all here for you. These are all of your loved ones and ancestors. Old, new, and unknown. They have traveled from all over the world and across time. They are celebrating you. They are honoring you. They greet you with warm hugs and kisses.

You join them and have a seat next to the oldest of them. An elder with lines of great wisdom written all over their hands and face. The elder hands you a gift. Accept it. They then point to a new path that you hadn’t noticed earlier. All of these people have honest smiles with twinkles in their eyes. They are telling you to go on your journey and that they will always be here whenever you need them.

You bid them farewell and head to the trail that has just appeared. The gift the elder gave you begins to glow a warm light that radiates and illuminates the path before you. It is leading you to your destination, to your animal guides. You follow the trail down hill. There is a stream ahead of you and a large tree trunk that serves as a bridge. You cross over the stream and continue on your way. The path curves and you see an opening ahead. You hear ocean waves crashing onto the shore.

You race down the rest of the path until each step you take starts to sink in the sand. There is a person standing beside a giant boulder. They are waiting for you to come to them. They smile and congratulate you on reaching your destination. They point to white robes laid out on the boulder and tell you to remove your clothes and change into the new clothes. You turn to express your gratitude but they have vanished. You change your clothes and head to the water.

As you reach the water you stop and close your eyes. You take a deep breath and exhale into the wind. The water laps over your feet and a light mist graces your skin. You feel whole again. You feel at peace with yourself and with nature. You are one. A light appears in the sky directly above you. You look up to admire its divine beauty and are overcome by the energy of this celestial being. It is the most peaceful and serene sensation you have ever felt. It is as though this light has embraced you with a great and powerful hug.

The light begins to dim slightly, but still remains. You can’t help but smile as you notice animals slowly emerging from every direction. From the water, from the sky, from the woods, and from the cliffs. They are all here to greet you. They each come with a message. Many of them stay where they are right at the edge of the sand, but a few decide to come closer to you. Approach them. They have gentle eyes and are here to offer you their guidance. Let them whisper to you. Remember what they have said. You sit with these animal spirits for a while in the sand. It is as if you  are among old friends on the beach.

Much time passes and it is time for you to bid them farewell for now. All of the animals return to the directions they came. You change back into your clothes and leave the white robe on the boulder. Head back up the curving path and continue on it across the stream. Take your time walking it and reminisce on the experience you just had. You make it to the clearing with all of your ancestors and loved ones. They are waving to you and you wave back as you head toward the path that leads back home. Your small animal friend is waiting to guide you back. You hear a quiet drumming in the distance, it gradually becomes louder as you walk farther up the path. (start drumming very softly and get louder as you read the next paragraph)

You have reached the first clearing you found earlier. You can feel the vibration of the drum in your chest. The mystical fog starts to fill the space. It is so thick it is hard to even see your hand in front of you. You smile as you remember the journey you just took and head into the fog toward the drumming. You keep walking and it begins to clear. Look around, you know your body is near. Walk in the front door and walk towards your body. As you settle back into your skin you are overcome with joy and are happy to know you have new animal totems to guide you in life. Slowly open your eyes. (stop drumming)

Whenever doing a deep journeying or meditation it is important to journal right away and drink lots of water. Don’t be too quick to stand up. Take your time.

When reflecting on the meditation take note of what the gift you were given looks like. What animals came up to you? Which animals did you notice the most out of all of them?

Crystals for Bobcat Totem

Within the rocky mountains lies a bobcat nestled in the cracks as the sun seeps into its fur. Eyes of embers gaze upon the scattered pines, watching the passing clouds and scattered crows.

These five stones help you to connect with this powerful spirit animal:

  • Dalmatian Jasper - discernment, see through people’s actions
  • Lapis Lazuli - enhances psychic abilities, psychometry, clairaudience
  • Quartz - clarity, balance
  • Rhyolite - creativity, brings awareness to inner power
  • Tiger Iron - creativity, self expression, grounding

Bobcat is the master of solitude and discernment. It knows how to be alone without being lonely. Bobcat knows how to speak and when exactly to do it. It can see through anything and knows that everything isn’t always as it appears to be.

Anonymous asked:

How do we find our spirit animal? Like how do we know what anaimal it is? I've been really curious as to which one I am. I'm a Libra if that helps?

Finding your spirit animal can be relatively simple! There are a couple ways that come to mind.

Firstly, any animal that you have an affinity for is there to teach you some sort of life lesson or show you something about yourself. Maybe this is an animal you’ve never actually seen or maybe it’s your cat!

Meditation is the best way to get in touch with your guides. We will make a post today about this specifically!

There are different kinds of animal totems. Some come into your life briefly in order to deliver a message that is relevant to current events in your life. For instance, everyday for a week a Hawk might swoop down into your line of sight. Others will be with you for your entire life and teach you about yourself and how you interact with the world.

As far as zodiacs go, take into consideration the element of your sign. Libra is an Air sign so birds are most likely great indications of your personality. You also might want to consider the opposite of your sign (Earth), as these totems would offer insight into where you have room for improvement or assist you in becoming more well rounded - we all need that as much as we can get it!

Hope this helped!

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Crystals for Fox Totem

Deep in the woods the fox roams, across scattered light and passing shadows. The wise fox is your protector, a dream walker, and a confident guide.

These five stones help you to connect with this powerful spirit animal:

  • Golden Feldspar- optimism, helps to live in the here and now
  • Merlinite - invisibility and shape-shifting, magick
  • Moonstone- feminine and nocturnal energies, intuition
  • Petrified Wood- ancient wisdom of nature
  • Rutilated Quartz- diminishes fears, assisting with decision-making processes, proved energy

Fox is the master of invisibility, discernment, and cunning. It thrives in the night and is known to be a shape-shifter. Fox can take on the role of trickster, but more often is the wise healer.

Arianrhod- Welsh Goddess of the Moon & Stars
Arianrhod lives within the northern lights, her castle among the stars casts rainbows unto the icy waters below.
She is the goddess to worship when seeking new beginnings, letting go, and manifesting goals.  Arianrhod shape shifts into an Owl giving her the symbolism of seeing the light through darkness, wisdom, renewal, and moon energy.
Legends state that Labradorite was formed from the falling northern lights and hold the powerful energy and protection of Arianrhod. 
Tonight is the last quarter moon, this goddess is perfect to connect with during this moon phase because its about letting go, forgiveness, and renewal.

Arianrhod- Welsh Goddess of the Moon & Stars

Arianrhod lives within the northern lights, her castle among the stars casts rainbows unto the icy waters below.

She is the goddess to worship when seeking new beginnings, letting go, and manifesting goals.  Arianrhod shape shifts into an Owl giving her the symbolism of seeing the light through darkness, wisdom, renewal, and moon energy.

Legends state that Labradorite was formed from the falling northern lights and hold the powerful energy and protection of Arianrhod

Tonight is the last quarter moon, this goddess is perfect to connect with during this moon phase because its about letting go, forgiveness, and renewal.

SHIVA SYMBOLISM
Trishul - represents the three basic Nadis, Shiva’s ability to destroy evil and ignorance
Ash - symbolizes the ability to transcend this world and to not be affected by it, end of the material existence
Cobra - filter for poisons (physical, emotional, mental, etc.), coiled three times (past, present, future) symbolizing Shiva’s transcendence of time
Rudraksha - uncompromising, order of the universe
Drum - the manifest and unmanifest, when struck it creates the Aum (sound of creation)
Crescent Moon - cyclical nature of the universe, creation and destruction
Tiger Skin - symbolizes Shiva’s victory over every force, potential energy
Third Eye - spiritual wisdom, Shiva’s ability to see beyond the illusory reality of this world
Dreads - integration of spiritual, physical, and mental
Three Lines on Forehead - immortality of the soul, glory of the Lord
River Ganges (not pictured) - purification, nectar of immortality

SHIVA SYMBOLISM

Trishul - represents the three basic Nadis, Shiva’s ability to destroy evil and ignorance

Ash - symbolizes the ability to transcend this world and to not be affected by it, end of the material existence

Cobra - filter for poisons (physical, emotional, mental, etc.), coiled three times (past, present, future) symbolizing Shiva’s transcendence of time

Rudraksha - uncompromising, order of the universe

Drum - the manifest and unmanifest, when struck it creates the Aum (sound of creation)

Crescent Moon - cyclical nature of the universe, creation and destruction

Tiger Skin - symbolizes Shiva’s victory over every force, potential energy

Third Eye - spiritual wisdom, Shiva’s ability to see beyond the illusory reality of this world

Dreads - integration of spiritual, physical, and mental

Three Lines on Forehead - immortality of the soul, glory of the Lord

River Ganges (not pictured) - purification, nectar of immortality