[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The animals have endless knowledge and wisdom to teach us. Each species has traits unique to their group – wouldn’t it be wonderful to embrace such powerful energies in our own lives? It would truly be beneficial to see with clarity like the eagle, or to speak up and command attention like the lion. Or what about the underestimated creatures, such as the hardworking ant or the dedicated scarab beetle? Each animal offers us invaluable wisdom that we can apply to our own lives to help us reach our goals and desires. Whilst we all have spirit animals and totem animals guiding us throughout our life’s journey, we can also call upon specific animals to help us achieve our dreams and goals.
There are several ways of utilising animal wisdom into your world. You can symbolically embrace them with physical items such as clothing that has an animal print pattern like leopard print, or wearing an animal’s colours, or even wearing jewellery that signifies that animal such as a peacock ring or a pendant of a turtle. You can put artworks or pictures of those animals around your home, so you are surrounded by that animal’s energy. I have a beautiful painting of a leopard in my office so I am surrounded by cat energy. Cat energy is meditative and focused, which helps me immensely in my work. Surrounding yourself with animal energies will help create the desired reality you wish to achieve.
You can also use physical parts that the animal has left behind such as bird feathers, fur, or quills (these must be found freely and not plucked from an animal). For example, keeping feathers near you when you work or drive will encourage you to ‘take off’ and see a bird’s eye view of your journey ahead. Keeping these items around you will bring that animal’s energy into your own, and you will take on the traits of your chosen animal.
You can also use affirmations to bring in animal energies, particularly in your meditations when you are in the ‘Zone’. Reaffirming intention is a simple but highly powerful tool for manifesting your desires, goals and dreams. As you repeat affirmations or intentions, it imprints into the subconscious and continues to give energy to your affirmations. The more you give energy and focus, the more it grows and manifests! For example you can say, ‘I ask Eagle power to give me clarity to see the bigger picture or ‘I ask Horse energy to assist in overcoming my challenges and healing my past.’ Your affirmations must be authentic to you – the more belief is in your intentions, the stronger the impact they will have on your life. You will be manifesting your goals in no time!
Sometimes it can be the opposite, where specific animals keep appearing in your environment. You may see several Magpies in one week, or pictures of elephants keep showing up around you. In my previous home in Sydney, I used to see many Kookaburras around, and hear them laughing too. One day two Kookaburras appeared right in front of my office window sitting on the electrical wires! I continued working, and it wasn’t until there were seven Kookaburras sitting on that wire all laughing that I finally got the message and decided to take a break and sit outside. I never saw the Kookaburras do that again, but whenever I did hear them laughing I knew it was time for me to go sit outside for a while. Whenever my colleague Dana is going through high development phases in her work, she finds herself regularly walking into spider webs! Dana knows that it signifies creating her own webs of reality, and embraces it. Now that is a great way to lose your fear of spiders!
So now that you know you can embrace animal energies into your life, how will you know which animal is best suited for you and your situation at the time? You can choose any animal you are drawn to, or you can sit in meditation for a few minutes and allow an animal to come to you. There is no right or wrong choice; it is what you are intuitively attracted to. Whilst one person may be attracted to Bear energy for healing, another person may be attracted to Snake for healing, but they are attracted to the animal that is right for them at the time. There are many resources that tell you what each species of animal symbolises, and that can be helpful to start you off, however I have found it useful to first write down all the traits that I know about that animal before looking at different resources. That animal has chosen you for a reason, and through your intuition only you will understand why it has come into your life and how it can help you.
It is amazing what the animals have to teach and share with us. Tapping into their wisdom and knowledge will give you the guidance you need to achieve your goals and dreams. You need meditative and stable energy? Embrace cat energy. Maybe you need to lighten up and have more fun, embrace monkey or cockatoo energy. Are you stepping out of your comfort zone this year? Embrace lion energy. Knowing that you have a support system of animal wisdom and knowledge that you can tap into at any time means you are well on your way to achieving the reality you desire.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]