Knowing your power animal teaches you more than you can imagine about yourself. It deepens your connection and empowers you for success in any venture. Traditionally, shamanic belief states that your power animal is a guide and protects us throughout your life.
A power animal is more than just an animal that you admire. If you are willing to listen, your animal will pass meaningful messages to you. Your spirit animal is meant to serve as a guide and bring attention to a part of your life that needs to be acknowledged and explored. Your spirit animal may help:
- Identify aspects of yourself that need to be developed.
- Navigate parts of your everyday life that have a strong emotional impact.
- Create new perspectives on your current relationships, especially your relationship with nature and instinct.
- Feel inspired by its natural qualities and power.
- Feel comforted through support and guidance.
Cultivating your connection with your power animal will allow you to form a powerful ally within yourself and feel a restored energy for engaging in life and facing challenges.
I use white sage and palo santo to cleanse, clear and protect a space before the ceremony begins, this is important as we are dealing with the spirit, the soul and different worlds of beings; it is the shaman’s job to keep you safe. Once the circle is open I use cards for guidance during the ceremony. Next, participants will drink the prepared cacao before lying down for the practice. Depending on what you have come for, I may talk you through a process or meditation; or you may be required to listen to drumming or singing. Once this part is over (40-60 minutes) you will be ‘awoken’ and asked to sit back in the circle. Here we discuss what you experienced, what you can take from the experience and so on. You will draw another card before a final blessing and closing the circle.
In this safe space you will be able to gain new insight into your current situation and hopefully be able to let go and move on. This is a very intense form of shamanic journeying that has power to make real change happen.