animal spirit guide-dragonfly

In the beautifully written/ illustrated book Dancing Otters and Clever Coyotes, by Gary Buffalo Horn Man and Sherry Firedancer, the authors share the messages shown on the above dragonfly image. Dragonfly is the keeper of dreams, the knower within that sees all of our true potential and ability. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life.Animal Spirit Guide - dragonfly

You can call on the dragonfly when you’re stuck in a situation and need assistance to gain a new perspective. The solution might lay in your ability to adapt and tackle the issue from a different angle. If dragonfly is your power animal, you are a master of seeing through illusions, very open minded and accepting of other’s spiritual paths, new ideas, and possibilities.

animal spirit guide dragonfly

I will live my life to the fullest.

I will celebrate my uniqueness.

I am ready to show the world my beauty.

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Animal Spirit Guides Shark

While spending a few days in Hawaii, I wanted to share some of the amazing stories that make the islands so rich with healing energy. Much of the following information about sharks as an ‘aumakua or spirit guide came from the Maui Magazine article written by Rita Goldman:

‘Aumakua abound in Hawaiian legends, and in stories local families have handed down through the years. These guardian spirits display miraculous powers, appearing in dreams to give warning or advice; assuming in waking life the shape of an animal, a plant, or an elemental form such as a cloud or ocean wave. Perhaps because of their fearsome nature, sharks are a frequent subject of these tales.  A shark spirit guide can show strength where needed and teach fearlessness.

Until recent times, a female shark named Ka‘ahupahau was said to live near the entrance to Pearl Harbor, with her brother, Kahi‘uka, “the Smiting Tail.” People of the region brought them food and scraped barnacles from their backs. In exchange, the two ‘aumakua kept Pearl Harbor free of man-eating sharks; sometimes Ka‘ahupahau would do so by transforming herself into a net that was nearly impossible to tear. Ka‘ahupahau resided at Pearl Harbor until the U.S. Navy built a dry dock over her home. In her collected Folktales of Hawai‘i, Mary Kawena Pukui recounts:

“Scarcely was it completed when, after years of labor, the structure fell with a crash. Today a floating dock is employed. Engineers say that there seem to be tremors of the earth at this point, which prevent any structure from resting upon the bottom, but Hawaiians believe that the Smiting Tail still guards the blue lagoon at Pearl Harbor.”

Who are we to doubt these legends or the energy that is often contributed to a shark ‘aumakua?

Animal Spirit Guide - Coyote


Key words:– adaptability, cleverness, family, devotion, cooperation, teamwork, survival, curiosity, trickster and reconnecting with the inner child.

Coyote is a teacher of hidden wisdom with a sense of humor. The smiling coyote is here to help you learn, un-learn and re-learn with humility, awareness, wonder, excitement, humor, play and joy.

Many Native American tribes view the symbolism of the Coyote as that of trickster, shape-shifter, and transformer.

When Coyote crosses your path: (This happened to me several days ago. After giving the sighting some thought, I realized there was a message for me.)
– Ease up, simplify, and laugh.
– Remain calm, stay poised, and adapt.
– Accept wisdom learned as a gift.
Animal Spirit Guide - Coyote

I am open to learning, un-learning and re-learning.

The energy of coyote lives within me, liberating my soul.

I see all that is good and available to me right now.

Animal Spirit Guide Barn OwlI feel a great fondness for Barn Owls with their magnificent heart shaped faces and the striking white under-feathering of the wings. I am honored to work with the Barn Owl medicine that heals the feminine spirit.

If Barn Owl shows up, it means:
Live life to the fullest.
Open your heart express what you love without fear.
Retreat in silence for minutes, hours, or a couple of days.
Entering a period of fulfilling needs requiring adaptability.
When needed, call on the spirits of your ancestors for help.

Call on Barn Owl when:
You’re inundated with lots of noise & need a break from it.
You feel that your emotions & intellect are out of balance.
You believe that your resources are in short supply.

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 spirit animal guide barn owl Affirmations:

I open my heart and soul to the truth.
My life’s journey is illuminated before me.
I have the wisdom to seek silence.













Animal Spirit Guide Eagle

In the book Animal Messages, Susie Green writes “A message from an EAGLE gives vision that unveils the past, encompasses the present, and reveals the future.  Events will move swiftly.  It is wise to use the power of the EAGLE to develop your spirituality and consciously create your dream or your vision of the future.”

Call on EAGLE when you have to face some major challenges or when an opportunity presents itself and you’re not sure whether to act on it or not.

If EAGLE is your POWER ANIMAL: You are very spiritually evolved, a born leader, and willing to endure challenges.  It is important to pay attention to the sensations in your backbone as an instinctual trigger to be more alert to what’s going on around you.

Animal Spirit Guide EagleAffirmations:

 I receive my visions and inspirations as creative guidance.

I honor and express my passion.

I conserve my energy and focus on what is important.

Early this morning I took my last walk to visit Haystack Rock before heading back home.  Fortunately it was low tide and was able to view the beautifully colored Starfish again.  I couldn’t help but compare these lovely creatures holding on to the rough stone surfaces to all the women determined and holding on to their dreams.

Animal Spirit Guide - SarfishStarfish represents hope, inspiration and teaches how to maneuver successfully in any situation. Starfish shows how emotions can help propel you forward by tenacity and determination with slow and steady movements.

According to Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. if STARFISH shows up, it means: Keep your senses open to the new opportunities that are about to appear.  Trust your intuition.  Do things the way you want to even if it is different.

Call on STARFISH when: Not sure what direction to take your career. Not convinced to act on an excellent opportunity before you. There is some new information or a course of study that you’re trying to digest.


Animal Spirit Guide - Starfish


1. I am determined and trust my instincts.

 2.  I allow my personal power to come forth.

3. I am confident in knowing what is right for me.

animal spirit guide giraffeWelcome the great powers of the giraffe into your life, because she will be a great help to you.  In the book Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer Ph.D., the author shares some of the following giraffe powers.

If a Giraffe shows up, it means: 1.  Keep your head up, have faith, trust your instincts. 2.  Reach for your goal.  3.  Don’t act too hastily in present situations. 4. Spend more social time.  5.  Be a better listener, and be clear in your communication.

Call on Giraffe when: 1. Concerned about outcome of an event. 2. You’re tense and want to be more relaxed and friendly. 3. Have defined goal in mind but hesitant to take steps toward that goal. 4. You feel stagnant and complacent and have lost sight in where you are going in life. 5. You feel too involved with the material world at the expense of your spirituality.

If Giraffe is your Power Animal: 1. You have a gift of foresight. 2. You enjoy casual socializing more than formal affairs.  3.  You are a good listener and an effective communicator.  4.  You balance spirituality and living in the material world.  5.  You will stick your neck out if something appeals to you in spite of any risks.

Affirmationsanimal spirit guide giraffe

There are no limits to the heights I can reach in life.

All the energy that comes my way is beautiful, uplifting & supportive of me.

Animal Spirit Guides Turtles

The Turtle Spirit Guide is the symbol of Mother Earth, fertility, protection, support and security. Native Americans feel the Turtle has power to heal female diseases. Call on Turtle when you need to be more grounded or to slow down and pace yourself. Turtle can also be called on when you need help having more patience, setting boundaries, and developing creative ideas.

If a Turtle shows up real or in a dream, it means: Be self-reliant and less dependent on others. Take time to nurture yourself, then simply observe and feel your emotions. This is a very creative and fertile time. Shield yourself from interferences that threaten to distract you. Spend a few hours away from other people and noise that surrounds you. The wise Turtle knows when to pull inside her shell.

Animal Spirit Guide TurtleAffirmation for Turtle Medicine –

“I am open to moving with the flow of life that I will find fulfillment.”

Animal Spirit Guide - Rabbit/HareIf a rabbit shows up in your life, know that this is a creative time for you! I am not sure rabbit is one of my Spirit Guides but I am so drawn to them.  I love watching the wild rabbits feast on my yard’s vegetarian offerings daily. Over the past year I have been blessed with sightings of a beautiful cream colored angora rabbit, a dwarf sized all black rabbit and a large checkered black and white rabbit. WAS THIS ALL A COINCIDENCE?

If Rabbit is your Animal Totem: You are often unpredictable and spontaneous, have fast reflexes and good coordination, are highly observational and alert, gentle and nurturing as well as clever and quick-witted.

If Rabbit has come to your Dream: It signifies luck, magical power, and success. You have a positive outlook on life. Rabbits also symbolize abundance, warmth, and fertility.

Animal Spirit Guide - Rabbit


Affirmation:  Create with thoughts, focus on dreams, don’t be distracted by fear.



animal spirit guide - butterfly

I am excited to introduce this new category ‘Animal Spirit Guides’.  All animal spirit guides, power animals, and animal totems are connected to us as protectors, teachers and guides. Ancient Native Americans & Shamans believed that all animals had lessons to teach and had healing and inspirational power.  We do not choose our Spirit Animal, it chooses us.  Spirit Animals will appear in our life when we are ready to accept the wisdom they offer.

animal spirit guide - butterflyNative Americans see the Butterfly as a symbol of joy. If this stunning insect has chosen to journey with you as a Spirit Guide, count yourself fortunate. The lesson of the Butterfly is letting go of old behavior and expounding into the next phase of existence.  Ask for Butterfly help when: 1. You need help organizing a project; 2. You need the courage to break free from your ‘cocoon’; 3. You are experiencing a major life change; and 4. You take things too seriously.

To dream of a Butterfly Animal Spirit indicates your need to settle down. Butterflies also means creativity, romance, spirituality and transformation.animal spirit guide - butterfly

I recognize my true beauty within,
I value and cherish all that I am.
I have the power to transform my life.
To experience true joy.