Shamanic Power Animals

In the shamanic belief every thing is alive and carries with it power and wisdom.  Power animals are an essential component of shamanic practice.  They are the helping spirit which add to the power of the shaman and are essential for success in any venture undertaken by the shaman.

Shamans believe that everyone has power animals – animal spirits which reside with each individual adding to their power and protecting them from illness, acting similarly to a guardian angel.  Each power animal that you have increases your power so that illnesses or negative energy cannot enter your body.  The spirit also lends you the wisdom of its kind.  A hawk spirit will give you hawk wisdom, and lend you some of the attributes of hawk.

I remember  having a vision of walking through a narrow hall and looking to the right. There was a mirror and my head was of a coyote. I seemed to have a feathered “Hat” on … the multi-colored feathers appeared to be sticking out going up running along the edge of my head. It was a quick flash but that memory always stuck with me. 

Coyote’s Wisdom Includes:

  • Understanding that all things are sacred–yet nothing is sacred
  • Teaching that only when all masks have fallen will we connect with the Source
  • Intelligence
  • Singing humans into being
  • Childhood trust in truth
  • Teaching us how to rear our young
  • Brings rain
  • Ability to laugh at one’s own mistakes
  • Placing the North Star
  • Shape-shifting
  • Teaching balance between risk and safety
  • Illumination
  • Stealth

Find which animal spirit you identify with. Even if you have felt yourself become one  in your dreams or visions.

For a full list of Animal Spirit characteristics click here

 

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Truth and Fire

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Truth and fire relate. Truth can light a flame in your spirit that causes you to take immediate action. When you hear the truth it can warm your heart. We even say the music we feel the most is … Fire. Fire was my first teacher of true pain. It can also be uncontrollable, once set loose it will engulf anything near. My name means earth but I have always been one with fire! Transform

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Fire Stones – Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Garnet, Red Calcite, Red Jasper, Rubellite (Red Tourmaline), Ruby, Sard, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Volcanic Black Salt (natural)

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I went to sleep with a carnelian stone and woke up with this idea. Meditating near fire was never one of my desires but it was this morning. Using knowledge I learned yesterday I created a safe mini torch and session began!

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A deep back bend over an open flame leaves no room for mistakes. I can say the feeling of a subtle warmth behind me was comforting.

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Meditate and create an internal fire within. This fire will burn all of the bad habits and regrets that you wish to move on from. Your internal flame is infinite and can transform you at your command. The Phoenix is said to live for 500 or 1461 years at the end of its life-cycle the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young Phoenix arises.

 

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A more than exciting way to begin a day for me. Simple yoga routines, chess and fire. Enjoy your day and make it  fire but don’t get fired 😉 .