|Posted on May 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM|
This is from guest blogger, great friend and hugely intuitive healer, Janet Raftis. To see more about her and readings that she offers, see her website - totemguidance.com - and FB pages. This is a great read. Thanks Janet!!
Communing with the Spirit Animal Kingdom
Spirit loves to communicate with us and can be very chatty if we are open to receiving messages from
her. She has all sorts of ways of reaching out to us and sharing her wisdom and guidance. Since most of
us don’t fully believe that we can hear the voice of God or communicate directly with him, the Divine
uses all sorts of intermediaries and energetic agents to get our attention and share his light with us.
One way in which we are given messages is through the animal world. Spirit animals are very similar
to angels and guides on the other side; in essence, they are energetic imprints that guide us and that
can offer us protection and healing when we ask for it. Sometimes the messages will come from the
spirit vibration itself and at other times they will come to us symbolically in that we will start seeing that
animal everywhere or receiving messages about it, or we will start to feel a strong resonance with it.
Many of us have felt very connected to a particular animal since we were small children – chances are
that animal is one of our guides! These main spirit guides are serving the individual in the big picture
of their life. For example, if the person is funny, fun-loving, and spends a lot of time in the outdoors,
they may have the spirit of Orangutan with them. If they are also highly organized and enjoy working in
groups, they may have the Bee totem with them as well. For intuitive people that are about to embark
on a healing journey, Deer may be their totem. These main animal spirits can be with us for years at a
time or even throughout an entire lifetime, but they also may change as our dreams and aspirations
Totem animals will also show up for us to help us through situations or periods of growth. Some may
be with us for a few months, and some may come for two minutes – just long enough to share a quick
energetic tidbit about our lives with us. Rabbit just loves to come through to let you know that you are
either entering a very prolific period or that you need to get yourself moving in the creative department.
She will often appear in the sacral chakra as she resonates strongly with the creation/birthing energy of
that center. If Frog shows up for you, you might want to reflect on what needs to be cleansed or purified
in your life or your body.
I’ve found as well that these spirits love to help us along our healing path. They offer loving and
beneficial advice on how to move through difficult times in our lives. Here is a meditation that Polar
Bear shared with me for a client that was having trouble expressing and receiving love fully. This
meditation will help to “thaw” your heart chakra:
Imagine that in the center of your chest there is a ball of glowing golden light. Feel the light heat your
heart center as it spins and glitters. Follow the light as it works itself out from your heart, touching every
part of your body, flowing slowly and softly through you. Enjoy the warmth and love of this divine light
as it passes through your body and radiates out through your crown and root chakras and then down
your feet and out into Mother Earth. Connect with the source of the light, knowing that it is Divine and
that you are loved. Enjoy often!