How to Connect With Your Spirit Animal

In the Native American culture, spirit animals are an embodied form of a spiritual guide. They can present themselves to us in whatever way we see them; these guides connect with humans through the face of a familiar animal. Some have one main power animal, while others feel a connection to many different spirit guides. These guides have unique features that help you navigate life with faith and ease. Here are some tips to help you discover your spirit animal.
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1. Your Dreams

Our dreams are connected to our waking lives, so when you see an animal in yours, write it down the next morning. Are there any specific animals that come up again and again? They could be your spirit guide.

2. Keep a Journal

If you’re in search of your spirit animal, all you may need to do is listen to your intuition. Sit down and do a meditation to get centered, then think of one animal that has a special significance to you. What lessons would your guardian spirit teach you? How is your spirit animal guiding you towards inner strength? Complete this meditation for as many different animals as you’d like, then come back to your journal and see which animals’ lessons resonated with you most.

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3. Past Connections

Remember your past connections to particular animals. Your spirit guide may have been your favorite animal when you were a child, a pet, or an animal you felt close to when you were younger.

Different Spirit Animals

Once you’ve recognized your spirit animal, you can begin to listen to it and learn about yourself. Spirit guides help us exude the traits and strengths that we should be embracing more of at that specific point in our lives. That’s why your spirit animal may change over the years. Your guide changes as you benefit from different qualities these animals emanate at different points in your life.