The ancient Celtic healers, medicine men of native America and the wise shaman of the Mongolian tribes have all worked with spirit and animal guides over the millennia. They call upon their guides and helpers to give guidance and clarity on their life’s journey and to help others on their journey’s.
Spirit Animal Guides are there to help and guide in what you are doing on this life journey and you can call upon them at any time to help you and to get counsel from them. They are spirit so they are there in love and truth for you.
In many ancient traditions it is believed that everyone has nine totem animals that represent the “medicine” they carry on their life’s journey. Medicine (unlike the Western view of medicine) refers to anything that improves your connection to the Great Spirit and all life. It is more a way of life and includes physical, mental and spirit healing and anything that increases growth in personal power, strength and understanding.
The Nine Totem animals are based on the seven directions: East, South, West, North, Above, Below and Within. We have a totem animal in each of these seven directions to teach us the lessons of these directions. The other two animals are the ones that walk on either side of us; you may see these in recurring dreams or have had a fascination with a particular animal throughout your life (See below for an explanation of what each direction represents).
I use Medicine cards for the reading as a way of helping you find the Spirit Animal Guides that are there for you in the seven directions and will always be there for you. They are there to help and guide in what you are doing on this life journey and you can call upon them at any time to help you and to get counsel from them. The animals that walk with you on your right and left side will also come forward throughout the reading.
The cards being used are for guidance and are a representation of the spirit guides. As with all people they are also unique and they are many; the same animal guide does not appear to all people but only to those that the guide is working with, they are many just as people are many.
The cards give you the link to your own guides and you will be guided in which cards to select. Do not worry that you do not get a big strong animal like a bear or a wolf as all of the spirit guides have power and strength with them. They are all expert in their own way and that way is what is unique to them and for you. Take their advice and guidance as they give it with love and with truth for you. The Totem Animal Spread is intended to be done only once for each person as these are the animal guides who are with you.
The cards and spread that I base my reading on were created by Jamie Sams and David Carson with beautiful illustrations of the animals by Angela Werneke. (More information is contained in their book ‘Medicine Cards’).
Significance of the Totem animals
The animal in the East guides you to your greatest spiritual challenges and guards your path to illumination
The animal in the South protects the child within and reminds you when to be humble and when to trust, so that innocence will be balanced in your personality
The animal in the West leads you to your personal truth and inner answers. It also shows you your path to your goals
The North animal gives wise counsel and reminds you when to speak and when to listen. It also reminds you to be grateful for every blessing every day
The Above animal teaches you how to honour the Great Star Nation, and reminds you that you came from the stars and to the stars you will return. This animal is also the guardian of the Dreamtime – for your personal access to the other dimensions
The Below animal teaches you about inner Earth, and how to stay grounded and on the path
The Within animal teaches you how to find your heart’s joy and how to be faithfull to your personal truths. It is also the protector of your sacred space, the place is yours alone and is never shared except by invitation
The animal walking on your Right Side protects your male side and teaches you that, no matter where you turn, it will be your Father-protector within. This animal also carries your courage and warrior spirit
The animal walking on your Left Side is the protector of your female side and teaches you that you must learn to receive abundance as well as to nurture yourself and others. This animal is also your teacher about relationships and mothering
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