Finding your totem animal(s)

My friend Brizos sent me a website the other day, about totem animals.  I didn’t like it as much as I like the website I always quote, so I’m not going to post it here.  But it made me think about how people find their totems.  I believe you don’t find your totem; it finds you.  I believe that when you sense the animal is special to you, then it is.   I believe that you don’t have to be in the animal’s presence, to know it is your totem.

We have many animals on our totem.  There is usually one that stands out and you know it.  Then there are other animals that have special roles and messages.

This subject is very detailed and isn’t suitable for a blog post.  Un-plug yourself from technology every so often so you can hear the Earth as she sends you messages, through her messengers.  Tap into the awesomeness of the Universe so that when Great Spirit speaks to you, you will hear it.  Meditate.  Make notes of the animals that come to you in meditations.  You’ll know when it is happening, that they are special to you.

If you don’t know how to meditate, then just go outside and explore.  Go for a walk.  Go for a swim.  Sit in a meadow.  Animals are all around us and are waiting to “walk” with us on this Earth.


Totems and Guides – Animals and Animal Medicine — REVISED!

Why “Whale Maiden”?

WhaleTail on TV

Whales are my part of my ‘totem,’ and by that I mean a collection of animals that provide a sense of your family heritage, and which provide you with information and guidance about yourself and your world. Cats are also part of my ‘totem,’ and not just because I live with two of them.

Animals, animal tracks, their nests and burrows, and things like feathers, can provide you with information to know yourself better, or to make a decision. 

Tracks at Turtle Nest (c) 2010 by WhaleMaiden

(Updated= I added the tags, ‘turtle at sanibel beach’ and ‘animal holes’ so that someone could find this post.  Technically, this nest was on Captiva, which is an island north of Sanibel Island.  And, here in Southwest Florida we don’t really say, “Sanibel Beach,” we just say, “Sanibel” because, saying Beach with Sanible is redundant.)

 Totems or Guides bring you messages from Great Spirit.  One of the best sources on the web to learn more about what the messages from each  animal means, is to go to the REVISED link

%d bloggers like this: