Searching for your Power Animal
In Native American and other Shaman cultures people had ‘Power Animals’, spiritual guides that protected and made their unique and special power available for its caretaker. To search for their Power Animal the people went onto ‘Shamanic Journeys’ into other levels of consciousness.
We do not have professional Shamans living in our neighbourhood in our times, but there are other ways to search for a Power Animal:
- Maybe you already have found your Power- Animal. Do you have a special connection to an animal, have pictures or symbols of it at home, or dream of it?
- If you don’t have dreams about a special animal or already a connection with it, open up your senses, take your time to visualise it, call it, or search for a workshop, to get supported!
- If you had a dream, a vision, or whatever way to find your Power Animal, you have to care for it, so that it stays interested in you:
Paint a picture of it, gather photographs on which it appears, put a symbol of it on your altar. Call it and share beautiful moments, call it when you need a lot of power, when you do rituals and when you need to be protected.
Do regular inner journeys to meet it:
Find yourself a comfortable position, breathe deeply, close your eyes and design inner pictures, in which you meet your Power Animal. Stroke it, express your gratitude and celebrate your friendship.