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    spiritual animals

    i think mines a deer but i don't know for sure. i made a video in regards to it and you can find it at youtube by searching "is my spiritual animal a deer"? the channel is phoenix nikomedes.

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    Re: spiritual animals

    I think an important question to ask here is "What defines a spirit animal"?

    How does one come to have a spirit animal?

    I joke that mine is the ptarmigan. Slow, easy to startle, and thinks that nobody will see him if he stands still enough.
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    Re: spiritual animals

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I think an important question to ask here is "What defines a spirit animal"?

    How does one come to have a spirit animal?

    I joke that mine is the ptarmigan. Slow, easy to startle, and thinks that nobody will see him if he stands still enough.
    I've never heard of that spirit animal before. Funny bird!

    These questions are indeed important. Also, what could a spirit animal help you with in your life?

    For a while I had a wolf (cliche, I know) to help me get stronger. Now, I sometimes invite spirit animals to witness my rituals if they like, but I usually don't call on one animal specifically. A specific one might appear during meditation or visualisation and I'll work with them from there.

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    I don't really know the official definition of a spirit animal. I do have an idea that certain animals will show up in memorable "message" type dreams for me, or one will pop into my head when I meditate. They aren't always the same animal though. I also can't claim that it is the spirit of the animal; usually I just think about the message, and what that animal means to me.

    I do have an animal that I think of as potentially a spirit animal for my husband, although he doesn't see it. They seem to favor him with access to their world that other people really have to work to get a glimpse. It is normal to see them sometimes around here, but it seems that with him I see them about 4 times as often and they get very close. Have also seen mating and teaching the young up close. Also, there is just something about the animal that seems like him.

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    i have confirmed my spirit animal as of today. i just stared at a picture that i remember putting up in front of my home altar. it was a picture of 2 does and 1 buck just like what i saw in the video. is that what you call a confirmation from the universe or what?

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    Re: spiritual animals

    Quote Originally Posted by pragon View Post
    i have confirmed my spirit animal as of today. i just stared at a picture that i remember putting up in front of my home altar. it was a picture of 2 does and 1 buck just like what i saw in the video. is that what you call a confirmation from the universe or what?
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    I knew my spirit animal when I was a child then he sort of went away because of my Catholic religion becoming more ingrained in me. You're more open to things when you're a child and as you grow older your parents and others sort of start hammering in that this or that isn't real or right. So my spirit animal is a wolf. It sort of makes sense because as a child I was very sick and bullied a lot. Wolves and a lot of other animals have a very protective nature. I think in a way he brought me to Lord Anubis.
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    Re: spiritual animals

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I think an important question to ask here is "What defines a spirit animal"?

    How does one come to have a spirit animal?

    I joke that mine is the ptarmigan. Slow, easy to startle, and thinks that nobody will see him if he stands still enough.
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    Re: spiritual animals

    Hm. I think of spirit animals as animals that I share an affinity with, either spiritually or metaphorically or allegorically.

    I feel a strong affinity to my house cat, because he's ornery and passive aggressive, and handles stress the same way I do (without the peeing in the laundry basket, that is)

    The ptarmigan, because they truly think if they stay still, they're invisible, and I love feeling invisible.

    The whiskey jack, because you cannot for a moment turn your back on those bastards, or they will steal all your food.

    Those funny transculent geckos in the tropics, because they're always in places they don't belong.

    I guess what I'm saying is that I strongly connect with nature's a-holes, haha.
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    I am with you VOL on cats,I feel a very strong connection to all FELINES.
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