animal spirit guides walk with us each day.
It is up to us if we hear
them or not.
attributes below are primarily taken from traditional
and Celtic teachings.
- Rebirth. Shaman initiates undergo a ritual death in which they face
their fears and are reborn without their old identities. Bat medicine
teaches us to release fear and any pattern which no longer fits in with
our pattern of growth.
Bear - Introspection. Bear medicine teaches
us to go within, in order to digest our experiences and to discover that
we contain within ourselves the answers to all of our questions.
Beaver - Builder. Beavers work in cooperation to build their homes
and this medicine teaches us that we can create and fulfill
when all involved appreciate the talents of each and
work together in harmony.
Buffalo - Prayer and Abundance. Buffalo
teaches us that true prosperity comes when we are grateful for what we
have and when we live in harmony and love with all other beings.
Butterfly - Transformation. Butterfly fearlessly leaves the safety
of its cocoon to meet a new world in a new form, trusting its untried
wings to allow it to fly. It is a powerful symbol for anyone who's
contemplating or in the midst of a major change.
Cat - Wholeness.
The cat, a creature which combines a high degree of sensuality with a
deeply psychic and spiritual nature, teaches us that the physical and
spiritual worlds are not separate, but one.
Coyote - Trickster.
When we're being too serious about life Coyote may come along to teach us
to laugh at ourselves. It is also the karmic enforcer, reminding us that
whatever we do to others will be done to us.
Deer - Gentleness.
The power of Deer medicine is that of unconditional love.
both for ourselves and for others, can dissolve the barriers which
prevent us from realizing wholeness.
Dolphin - Breath of Life.
Dolphin teaches us that in attuning to the rhythms
and patterns of
nature we can learn true communication with the wisdom of All
and share this wisdom with others.
Dragon - Transformation Though
Celtic tradition gives specific qualities for dragons of the elements of
earth, fire, water, and air, in general terms, Dragon's power is that of
shedding its skin and emerging as a new, transformed being.
Dragonfly - Illusion. When we've tricked ourselves into believing
limitations of physical existence prevent us from changing
and growing Dragonfly
medicine teaches us to pierce our self-created
Eagle - Spirit Eagle flies fearlessly, bridging heaven and earth,
and teaches us to courageously face our fear of the unknown in order to
fly as high as our heart's joy can take us.
Commitment. They are deeply committed to all creatures with whom they
have relationships, are powerful when protecting others and gentle in
nurturing them. Also, in the form of the Hindu deity, Ganesh, they are
guides for overcoming obstacles.
Elk - Stamina. This medicine
teaches us the best use of our energy, helping us to take on no more than
we need to accomplish, and to endure on our chosen path until we've
Fox - Camouflage. Fox's greatest gift is not being able
to outrun the hounds,
but to know in advance when they'll be on the
hunt. When we learn to detach from our surroundings and to observe with
all of our senses, we, too, will be able to anticipate and create the
Frog - Healing. As water cleanses the arid earth and
returns life to it so Frog's medicine can wash away any physical and
mental energies which deprive us of harmony and peace, and helps to
replenish our own ability to heal ourselves on all levels.
Power. Personal power is our servant, to be neither abused, squandered,
nor kept to ourselves. When we share our power with others and teach them
how to nurture their own power, our journey becomes faster and more
Celtic tradition the horse-goddess governs the life cycle of birth, death,
the afterlife, and rebirth; thus, to work with Horse medicine enables
us to feel comfortable with all aspects of this cycle.
Hummingbird - Joy. Hummingbird darts lightly through the world,
message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate
the wonder and magic of everyday existence.
Lizard - Dreaming. In our dreams we imagine different futures and
choose which we will materialize. Lizard teaches us the importance of
respecting and remembering our dreams.
Moose - Self-Esteem. Moose
represents expressing the joy of accomplishment,
not to boast or seek
recognition, but in a spirit of sharing, born of the
that joy is contagious.
Mouse- Scrutiny. Mouse teaches us to pay
attention to the little details which might get overlooked in our mad dash
to see the big picture, and reminds us not to overlook the
Mountain Lion - Leadership. To be true to oneself,
allowing neither fear of responsibility nor the jealousy and insecurities
of others to divert one from one's path, is the mark of a genuine leader.
Otter - Woman Medicine. Otter is receptive, playful, and free of
jealousy. As both women and men begin to express the highest qualities of
this medicine the world can become a joyful place where all can play
without fear of harm or loss.
Owl - Deception. Owl, the night
hunter, has the ability to see what others may miss. The gift of this
medicine is to be undeceived by external appearances and to discover the
truth beneath them.
Seal - The Inner Voice The seal reminds us of our connection to our
deep inner rhythms, feelings, and knowing, as represented by the sea. When
we fear drowning in these depths, Seal reminds us how to swim.
Rabbit - Fear The more we focus on our fears the more we attract
them to us. Rabbit medicine teaches us to attract to us abundance, love,
health, and a warm, dry burrow.
Skunk - Self-respect. When we
fully accept who we are and learn to express the essence of ourselves,
without ego, we attract those who share our path and repel those who
don't. Skunk medicine is the original "Walk your talk."
Transmutation. As Snake sheds its skin so we can shed our illusions and
limitations in order to fully use our vitality and desires to achieve
Spider - Weaver. As Spider weaves her web so we weave
our realities. This medicine teaches to remember that we are the creators
of our lives. that we are the creators of our lives.
Gathering. Squirrel, in preparing for winter, gathers only what it needs.
This medicine teaches us to discard not only unnecessary physical objects
but those negative beliefs which limit our trust in love and abundance.
Swan - Grace. Swan teaches us to trust the grace of our being as
it operates in both the physical and spiritual planes, and urges us to
rejoice in the gifts of our physical bodies and our intuitive minds.
Turtle - Mother Earth. By following the example of Turtle we can
learn to ground ourselves in the nurturing and protective energy of the
earth and to flow with its energies at a pace which assures completion of
Whale - Record Keeper. Through the rhythm and patterns
of sound Whale teaches us to hear our inner voices, to be in touch with
our personal truths, and thus to know the wisdom and feel the heartbeat of
Wolf - Teacher. Though the moon rises every night
Wolf always finds something new to learn from it. We, too, in exploring
the hidden paths of consciousness, may discover new truths to share with
the rest of our clan, the human race.
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