A power animal is a spirit guide similar to a guardian angel in animal form. Power animals are great spiritual companions, and they work well with Reiki. They are not exactly the same as guardian angels, but close. They can help us in our daily lives and with our Reiki treatments and classes. Reiki gives us easy ways to meet and build relationships with our power animals.
Power animals are most often associated with the spiritual practices of indigenous people, shamanic cultures, animistic religions, and those who see nature as the source of the Divine. A power animal follows its original instruction from Great Spirit, Creator, God, or Goddess, to assist humankind on its earthly journey. They can provide guidance from a different perspective, do healing work on us, and they can be protectors and companions. They carry the wisdom and qualities of the animal nation they represent. For example, Eagle offers us a view from high above our path เว็บดูการ์ตูนออนไลน์. When Eagle is guiding us, we see our path from a place high above it and with wider vision. If Mouse is guiding us, we may see our path from a very close perspective with all the details right in front of us. Each power animal has unique gifts. There is not a hierarchy and one power animal is not better than another. Horse offers freedom with stability; Cougar is powerful and gentle; Fly offers multifaceted vision and asks the question, “What have you missed?” All have wisdom and guidance.
Although there are many books and websites that tell us the qualities of different power animals, they only give summaries of the real wisdom your power animal can provide you. If you really want to know your power animals and work with them, it is important to build a relationship with them. To interact with them, you will need to create a method of practice, such as Reiki, meditation, or journeying with Reiki. Then learn how to listen for their guidance. They will try to get your attention in various ways so they can help you, and they are so patient even when it takes you a while to hear them! They also listen to you and get to know you by the style of spiritual practices you use, and they will try to answer you in the most effective way for you.
I have powerful relationships with Bear, Cougar, Horse, Hawk and Crow. I do not worship my animal guides; it is not that kind of relationship. I do honor them, just as I would a respected teacher, friend or colleague. They help me with my Reiki treatments and Reiki classes, and they help me in my personal life. They watch out for me and let me know about my surroundings. They help me travel safely when I journey with Reiki. My world would be lonely without these amazing friends.
I think of my power animals as beings I want to get to know. So just like any other friendship, I put time and effort into building the relationship. I spend time with them, call them, and I listen when they call me. They come to see me, and I go to see them. I ask for their advice and listen when they speak. They also ask me for advice, and I speak thoughtfully about the subject. Remember, power animals are not human and often they need information from us in order to serve us. My relationship with my power animals is definitely a two-way street. I help them when they call as much as they help me when I call. Therefore, it is helpful to have a style of spiritual practice like Reiki to connect with your animal guides. Eventually you will get to the point that you can hear them at all times, not just in meditation. Getting to know them awakens the world around you, and you will start to understand the various animals when they speak in the ordinary world
Throughout our life we come into contact with different animals that each holds significant energies that help us in one way or another, and through this builds our animal totem. If you should choose the way of Shamanic Journeying to find your spirit animal you will most likely have success. It is also important to point out that if you are practicing this type meditation or trance, you are not necessarily a Shaman or practicing Shamanism. In fact, many traditional Shamans would prefer that you did not attach yourself with that title. The understanding is that the P.C. term is “Neo-Shamanism”. Does this mean that no one can be a Shaman in this day in age? No, but it is something one should look into and another topic all in itself.
To go on a Shamanic Journey means that you will use a guided, meditative or trance-like state to specifically travel to the spiritual realm and seek out your spirit animal. Another way to find your spirit animal is to become incredibly aware of your surroundings. That is, start to notice actual animals around you. Not only your pets, but insects, critters that roam around your house and even ally cats are around. Are you a spider person? Do rats or cockroaches seem to follow you no matter how clean you are? Each of these animals have qualities, (even though we might not know what they are just yet). Your spirit animal can be one that comes to you in this realm or you can use a Shamanic Journey (a type of guided meditation) to seek your own.
Before you try any sort of guided meditations, Shamanic journeying, or any mind altering practices, one should read a bit, gain some knowledge or perhaps talk to someone with experience. There are doors to other realms that you can open that you shouldn’t always open if you don’t know how to safely close them.