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Newsletter #33                                                                       May 2014
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My Services
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Power Animals: What Are They & How Do You Get One?
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Quotes
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
-Martin Buber
 
Animals are such agreeable friends -- they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
-George Eliot
 
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. -Anatole France
 
If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys! -Chief Dan George
 
Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That's the problem.
-Benjamin Hoff
 
Your power animal represents the entire species of the animal that is protecting and helping you. For example, you don't have the spirit of a specific eagle, kangaroo, or squirrel protecting you. Rather, you have the protection of the spirit of the entire species of eagle, kangaroo, or squirrel.
-Sandra Ingerman
 
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. -Immanual Kant
 
Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don't get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us.
-Whitney Mandel
 
Animals can be manifestations of celestial beings in disguise; they possess supernatural abilities, and they can be our spiritual guides and healers. ―Zeena Schreck
 
Of all the blessings bestowed on me, the ability to talk to animals is my greatest gift. -Alison Stormwolf
 
The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals. –Unknown
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Power Animals: What Are They & How Do You Get One?
Power animals may be referred to by other names such as: spirit animals (Native American), guardian spirits (North America), helping spirits (North America), tutelary spirits (Siberia), nagual (Mexico and Guatemala), assistant totems (Australia), familiars (Europe), animal guides, animal totems, assistant spirits, and energy animals.
 
Note: Some Native American tribes have requested that non-natives do not use the term “spirit animal” in their work. They consider it to be cultural appropriation of a sacred and secret process.
 
The characters in Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials, had spirits similar to power animals that were called dæmons. Dæmons were the external physical manifestation of a person's inner-self that took the form of an animal. Children's dæmons could change form to but at adolescence an individual’s dæmon became permanent and assumed the form of the animal which s/he most resembled in character. Interestingly, dæmons and their humans were almost always of different genders.
 
A power animal is an entity that acts as a guide, ally, teacher, messenger, and/or protector. Power animals can be mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, or mythical. However, domesticated animals and pets are generally not considered power animals.
 
Power animals communicate through signs, symbols, words that you may receive through any of your senses (hearing, feeling, knowing, seeing, and tasting).
 
Each animal has its own unique medicine. Animals have a group soul so their power comes from the entire species not just a specific or single animal. Who your power animal is will be based on your emotional needs and the qualities that you need in this world. Your animal has a specific lesson for you. If an individual is without a power animal, s/he becomes disempowered and vulnerable to illness and bad luck.
 
Everyone has at least one animal guide even if you are not aware of it. Many have more than one. There may be one that is the primary while others may be secondary. Some may be permanent and others may be temporary. Some believe that you have 3 principle power animals, one on your left, one on your right, and one within you. You probably had one as a child. Remember that stuffed animal your parents gave you as a baby?
 
Shamans and shamanic practitioners are assisted by power animals on a regular basis. They meet during dreams, meditations, visions, and shamanic journeys to non-ordinary reality.
 
HOW TO FIND YOUR POWER ANIMAL
 
There are various ways to find out what your power animal is. The process is considered to be sacred. In traditional indigenous cultures, the animal would come to an individual in a dream, during a vision quest, walkabout, or pilgrimage, or through a physical encounter.
 
A power animal chooses you, you do not choose it. Also it is not recommended that you choose a power animal by pulling a card from an animal deck. Card decks are meant to give you messages but not identify who your power animal is.
 
Here are some ways that you could find your power animal:
1. Having an animal appear in your dreams.
2. Participating in a guided meditation by an experienced guide.
3. Doing a personal meditation, vision quest, walkabout, or pilgrimage.
4. Do your own power animal retrieval by learning how to do shamanic journeys.
5. Have a mentor, shaman, or medicine person do a power animal retrieval for you.
6. Observing repeated and/or unusual visitations from an animal in Nature within a short time frame.
 
Be aware that any animal that appears to you, whether your power animal or not, is presenting a message to you. Note, any quest for a power animal requires multiple appearances of that animal. A single encounter is not a clear indicator that the animal that appeared is your power animal.
 
For instance, a single encounter may be an animal that will act as a guide to lead you to your power animal. When in doubt, always ask the animal. Some believe that if you have a strong affinity for an animal, it is likely that is your power animal.
 
There is a Animal Quiz you can take at this site: www.spiritanimal.info/spirit-animal-quiz/. However I highly recommend that you find your power animal through one of the 6 suggested ways above.
 
As an experienced shamanic practitioner, I do power animal retrievals for individuals through a journey to the Lower World for a nominal fee. I provide a certificate as shown below with the animal and a few of its attributes.
 
 
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR POWER ANIMAL
 
Once you have a power animal, it is very important to honor it. Your connection to your animal must also be kept alive. The old proverb, “use it or lose it”, applies to your relationship with your power animal. You must maintain your connection with them or they will leave.
 
Following are ways in which to connect, communicate, and honor your beloved animal:
1. Pray or sing to your animal.
2. Give offerings of tobacco or corn meal.
3. Visit real life animals of the same species.
4. Invite your animal in to your body, mind, and spirit.
5. Express your love and gratitude to your animal regularly.
6. Ask your animal for advice, support, protection, and wisdom.
7. Prepare and eat a ritual meal consisting of your animal’s favorite foods.
8. Donate time or money to organizations that support and protect your animal.
9. Learn as much about your animal as you can. List the qualities of your animal
10. Wear jewelry or clothes that illustrate your animal. Perhaps even get a tattoo of your animal.
11. Find a picture and/or figure of your animal and keep it near you (in your home, in your wallet, on your altar, etc.)
12. Meditate or journey to communicate with your animal on a regular basis. Ask what your animal wants to be called.
13. Merge with your animal and “dance” as a merged spirit. (Always remember to disconnect with the dancing is done.)
14. Many keep the identity of their power animal secret. It is up to you whether or when you will reveal the identity of your animal.
 
RECOMMENDED READING & CARDS BOOKS
 
BOOKS
Melissa Alvarez - Animal Frequency: Identify, Attune, and Connect to the Energy of Animals
Ted Andrews - Animal Speak
Ted Andrews – Animal Speak Workbook
Ted Andrews – Animal Wise
DJ Conway – Animal Magic
Stephen D Farmer – Animal Spirit Guides
Nicki Scully - Power Animal Meditations: Shamanic Journeys with Your Spirit Allies
 
CARDS
Ted Andrews - Animal Speak Runes
Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm - Druid Animal Oracle
Steven Farmer - Power Animal Oracle
Steven Farmer - Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle
Susie Green - Animal Messages
Scott Alexander King - Animal Dreaming Oracle
Caelum Rainieri - Nahualli Animal Oracle
 
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Upcoming Events
 DANCING DRUM COMMUNITY CIRCLE
Sat May 24 6-9 pmThis will be the first community circle that will occur monthly. It is a meetup for sharing medicine, drumming, and other shamanically-oriented social activities. If you are interested in joining, please contact me.
 
 
FLESH & SPIRIT ANNUAL RETREAT: THE ECSTATIC PATH OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR
May 8 - 11
This is a men's retreat in Nor Cal. If you are interested in more information or registering, go directly to fleshandspirit.org.
 
 
THE GREAT CONJUNCTION EXPO, AKRON OHIO
Jun 14th
I will be speaking on Reincarnation Journeys at the Expo and offering sessions in northeast Ohio Jun 16 - 18
 
 
Radio Recording
I was interviewed by Joyce Jackson on Sane Talk Radio on April 24th. I talked about Soul Sex: The Alchemy of Sex & Gender, three formulas for self-empowerment, and how past life therapy can enhance your self-concept. You will be able to hear the podcast soon. Check this link for it to appear soon: thesanepsychic.com/press/cbs-radio/radio-show-podcasts-and-articles/
 
 
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