The Practice–Meditation for Meeting Your Totem Animal

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It seems like ages ago when I taught a totem animal workshop at East West Books in Seattle. And I introduced a similar totem animal meditation that I’m posting here.

Take three long breaths. Imagine white light coming down from the heavens and washing through your body. Allow this light to travel to Gaia’s core crystal or crystalline grid. Then visualize brown or green roots traveling up through your cord/roots and through all your chakras back to the God source.

Once you feel grounded and centered, visualize yourself walking through a forest until you reach a meadow. Then you will notice a path of light. Keep walking to this path until you reach a circle. This could be a stone circle or the center of a labyrinth.

Sit on the edge of this circle and wait for your totem animal to appear in the circle. Don’t force this to happen. Don’t force images in your mind of who you think it should be. The animal, bird, reptile, or insect will appear. She or he could show up in a dramatic fashion or just gently appear in front of you.

Ask the Totem Creature his or her name. Ask about his or her attributes that he or she shares with you. Ask about the ways the totem wishes to assist you. Then from that point, you can ask personal questions about your life, your path, and regarding the natural world. Mainly, the totem will tell you about the role you play on Gaia and the totem might explore your soul origins.

When you feel like you have exhausted your questions, say goodbye to the Totem for the time being. Walk the light path until you reach the forest. Then thank all the guides who assisted you on this journey.

Take three deep breaths and open your eyes.

Once you have completed this meditation and your totem introduced him/herself to you you’ll encounter images and attributes of this totem in your everyday life. I encourage you to collect pictures of this creature and find ways to incorporate him or her into your everyday life.

Published by pnwauthor

I reside in the rainy Pacific NW (Washington State) where I write novels, short "green" fiction, and poetry. I also go for walks capturing the beauty around me on my digital and freelance as an arts and culture journalist. When I'm not doing all of the above (and sometimes multi-tasking), I research the healing power of music. You can learn more about that at Whole Music Experience, www.wholemusicexp.blogspot.com and I teach workshops on healing with music.

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