It’s safe to say that you have a whole team of spirits to offer guidance as you move along your soul’s journey. Among your angels, Archangels, and loved ones you also have the option of animal spirit guides. In this article we will look at how to meet your spirit animal. There are many ways to do this but we’ll explore just a few such as spirit animal meditation (self-meditation), spirit animal guided meditation as well as contacting your animal spirit guide through deep sleep. We’ll start off by exploring the concept of spirit guides.
What are Spirit Guide Animals?
Animal spirit guides (also known as totems or power animals) are part of your spiritual support team. These are beings that exist within the spiritual realm but enter into the physical realm to offer support or guidance to their wards. They serve varying purposes to different people. To some, animal spirit guides will mostly appear to offer moral support; to others they will provide some sort of protection, to others they may work as actual guides. Each relationship is different and fits a separate purpose but ultimately their goal is to assist your soul along its journey.
You may actually have more than one animal spirit guide but again, this is something that will vary from person to person. One of the interesting things about your spirit guide is that they’ve often followed you from your previous lives, meaning that since you were born into this life you’ve had somebody watching your back, even if you didn’t realize it. It is possible to encounter your animal spirit guides by chance, just out in the wild but it is rare. In most cases, you need to actively seek out your guides in order to make contact. This is a simple enough process that we will explore further.
What are the Benefits?
You may be wondering what benefits spirit guide animals offer in comparison to angels or other spiritual beings who you’ve perhaps contacted before. Well for starters it’s always beneficial to have contact with as many positive spiritual beings as you can. The constant communication improves your spirituality abilities but it also means you have access to a wide array of advice. Not only that but they can play an active role in helping you to overcome fears. One thing to keep in mind (that many people forget) is that your spirit animal chooses you, not the other way around. We all hope for our favorite animal like a wolf or a tiger.
Unfortunately, our animal spirit guides often appear in forms that have deeper meaning to our soul’s journey rather than our life’s journey. It’s even possible that the form your spirit animals appear in are based on which animals appealed to you and had the most meaning in a previous life. Don’t let it get you down if your spirit animal is a donkey or a slug. Just understand that whatever its appearance may be, it is here to help you if you let it. So now let’s take a look at how to call your spirit animal.
How to Call your Spirit Animal
There are a few different ways to reach out to your spirit animal/animals. We’ll be exploring the more simple, yet effective methods that also happen to be some of the more common approaches. One thing to remember is to manage your expectations. This is something that rings true no matter what spirituality practice you’re taking part in. There’s also going to be a huge requirement to trust your gut instinct so if you feel a pull towards doing something, consider that a pull from your spirit guide. We’ll be taking a look at two different types of meditation before heading on to look at deep sleep connection.
Power Animal Meditation
Our first technique will be power animal meditation. This will be non-guided meditation and will revolve around trusting your instincts and allowing your mind and spirit to take you where you need to go. Do whatever you need to in order to reach a relaxed, meditative state and then begin to focus on your spirit animal meditation. Reach out with your mind and spirit and call out to your guide. You may not get a response immediately but try this for at least 10-15 minutes. If you struggle to focus and feel like it’s stopping your connection, then there is another approach that may have a higher success rate. We’ll look at that now.
Animal Spirit Guides : A guided meditation
You’ll find an abundance of guided meditations online to aid in reaching out to your animal spirit guides. A guided meditation spirit animal calling can be exactly what you need to make the connection. A guided meditation works in almost exactly the same way as the previously mentioned technique except that it literally guides you through how to find your spirit animal through meditation. This relieves you of the challenge of staying focused and of searching your meditative space for a spirit whom you’ve not met within this lifetime.
Some people prefer not to use guided meditations for communications with spirit guides as they feel it devalues the bond in some form. This is an understandable point of view but the truth is that your spirit guide chooses whether to answer your call or not. So there’s really no need to worry about which method you choose as its ultimately going to appear to you when ready.
Deep Sleep Contact
This is a method that can be used alongside forms of guided meditations. The issue with meeting your spirit animal through deep sleep comes in two forms: Firstly, you’re asleep and so the decision to make contact would have to come from your spirit animal. Secondly, people these days find it difficult to actually reach deep sleep. Some people will listen to deep sleep hypnosis in order to properly reach this state. You can aid your mind along by using affirmations while lying in bed, just before going to sleep. These can be something basic like “I wish to contact my spirit guides” or “tonight I will reach out to my spirit guide”.