Animal Wisdom: Connecting People and Animals

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Connecting to Animal Spirits

Animal spirits are the collective consciousness and wisdom of their species.  When you call upon Wolf, you are invoking the power, knowledge, and experiences of all wolves living and who have gone on before.  When you call on the energies of an animal, you receive the totality of the species for guidance. 

A simple way to invite an animal in your life is to visualize and then call to them.  Some people find it helpful to have a picture of the animal nearby.  Others may adorn themselves with things of the animal, and some move like the animal. Other people have carvings of animals that they will use.

 Take a walk in the park or forest.  Is there an animal that has caught your attention?  Take some time to ask and to listen to the answers.  If you are specific in your questions, you will gain specific insights.  Remember to always thank the animal afterwards.

 Messages from the animals may come to you in the form of body sensations.  In addition, you may suddenly receive ideas that seem foreign to you.  As you work with the animals, you will discover intuitive ways to connect with them. 

There are several levels of understanding in your relationship with the animal.  First, you understand them in a physical way.  You learn about where and how they live.  Then, you engage with the animals emotionally.  You see the animal and connect with your feelings and beliefs.  After that, you form a symbolic association.  You ascribe powers to the animal and discover that they really do possess these powers.  Finally, the animal will connect with you as a sacred being.  You can either experience each level at different times or at once.  The process varies according to each animal and person.

 When you work with an animal, you are asking to be drawn into oneness with the animal.  The animal will begin to speak to you in a particular way.  When the animal wants to advise to you, they will connect to you in your dreams or in real life. After you have communed with the animal, you thank them for their gift to you. Whenever you tap into their powers, you need to give thanks to the animal.  Do not take the animal for granted in your relationship.

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Virginia Carper, a Roman Polytheist, lives in the Washington D.C. area with her family. She navigates life with a traumatic brain injury which gives her a different view on life. An avid naturalist since childhood, she has a blog called “Nature’s Observations.” Having experienced the animals directly, she teaches on-line classes about the spiritual and natural aspect of animals. She has published articles on her brain injury, Roman polytheism, and working with extinct animals. In addition her writings on animals (including dragons and other mythic creatures) can be purchased her book site, Animal Teachers.  


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