If you feel a strong connection to animals, chances are, there are animals that you would consider allies on your journey through life. Not just animals that are your pets, even though they are allies too, but animals that you admire or identify with on a deeper level. You may have heard people talk about spirit animals before, so what are they? Well, these are the animals that you've always felt a strong connection with throughout your life. They could be anything from a cat or a dog to a wolf or tiger. Even birds like owls can be spirit animals. There are traits in these animals that you are attracted to that relate to your personality traits. You can draw inspiration from these animals to help you through different situations in life, and they act as a form of guidance.
To find your spirit animal, you may want to do a meditation to get in touch with the animal that helps your soul through life. This is the animal that you can visualize by your side through all of the hurdles and troubles you might go through, protecting you and being an ally. To meditate to find your spirit animal, find a quiet place to sit and relax where you won't be disturbed. You can sit or lie down, once you are comfortable, take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth to relax your mind and body. After a minute or so of doing this, start to visualize yourself in a forest or a jungle. You are walking through on a nice sunny day, taking your time and admiring all of the beauty around you. Then you come to a clearing in the forest where there is a beautiful pond of water. You glance over to the other side of the pond and notice an animal there.
This animal notices you too and looks deeply into your eyes as though it can see your soul. What animal is it? Take time to notice the details of this animal, the eyes, face, color, and size. Once you have a clear vision of this animal, you'll know in your heart that this animal showed up to be your spirit guide, your spirit animal. There is a deep sense of connection between you and this animal. Walk up to it, reach out to it, and touch it. It's like you've known each other for lifetimes. The animal has a message for you that they tell you through their soul to your soul. Listen carefully to what the special message is for you and remember it. They also have a crystal to show you that will be your connection to them that you can carry with you. So see this crystal and remember what it is.
You thank your spirit animal for their love and support, and you walk away from them through the forest or jungle back home. Remembering the message and the crystal and also that you can return here any time for their wisdom and support. Take your time coming back to reality, wiggle your fingers and toes, and slowly open your eyes. Once you're fully present, you can think about your experience and write about it in your journal. What type of animal is your spirit animal? What message did they have for you? What does that mean to you? What crystal did they share with you? If it's a crystal, you already have, great, but if not, find that crystal and purchase it for yourself, so you always have a connection to your spirit animal.