Who’s my power animal?
I get this question a lot.
First of all, what is the big deal about power animals, you might ask. A fair question if you are new to this.
Power animals/totems can be part of your spirit team, there to guide and support you just like the other members of your spirit team. The way they do this is by sharing with you their ‘medicine’, that which they are known for/good at.
Now how do I find out who they are?
There are several ways to learn what power animals/totems walk with you.
- Shamanic Journey – go into your journey state and ask your power animal to show itself to you. Trust what you get.
- Dream state – ask to be shown your power animal via a dream.
- Meditation – ask your power animal to introduce itself. Trust what you get.
- 3D world – be aware of when an animal/insect/reptile does something unusual or keeps showing up for you.
- Medicine Cards by Jaime Sams & David Carson are like oracle cards but they are all power animal/totems. There is a particular card draw to learn who your power animals are. It’s so spot on! The book that comes with it, gives a great explanation of their medicine.
When a power animal makes itself known to you, I encourage people to tune into their own guidance and/or to look up online on several sites to read what others share about that power animal/totem.
Take from it what most resonates as many people will have many different inputs. I personally favor Animal Speak and Animal Wise by Ted Andrews. What he shares really resonates. Steven Farmer is another great source.
The Blue jay is making itself known to me via the 3D world.
I have seen it and heard it often here in Taos, nothing unusual, until a few weeks ago. I found many of its feathers on the ground whilst looking for a cave where I’d been guided to do a ritual. I collected its feathers and knew there was a message. Then a day or two later, I then noticed that there was a blue jay nest right in my front yard with very loud fledglings!
Today on my hike, I found another big collection of Blue jay feathers (featured photos). I have a basic idea of what their medicine is but I felt it was a strong sign from them to get really clear, especially with the energies moving through me right now.
I opened Animal Speak and read again about Blue jay.
- Using one’s powers properly
- Jay comes from Latin meaning ‘Gaia’ – Mother Earth. It has intrinsic power to link heavens and earth, to access each for greater power. It can move between both and tap the primal energies at either level.
- To wear its crown on mastership, it requires dedication, responsibility, and committed development in all things physical and spiritual.
- Reflects a time of greater resourcefulness and adaptability is about to unfold.
- Jays are fearless and it’s because of this, they can help one to connect with the deepest mysteries of the earth and the greatest of the heavens
- reflect great talent but it must be developed and utilized properly.
That’s a lot to take in/on but whatever the ‘medicine’ is, see how it applies to your life. For me, it feels resonate especially with the way Spirit is teaching and guiding me in leading the Plant Medicine Ceremonies. I will ask Blue jay to be very much by my side this weekend, in the ceremony!
Now it’s your turn.
Take the information above and have fun playing and
discovering what power animals walk and support you with their potent medicine.
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