Alligator - Animal Spirit Guide

When walking in nature, I have an active imagination and often see shapes in trees that looks like an animal or a dancing ballerina or maybe even the head of an alligator.  The Alligator has inhabited earth for millions of years and are known as the keepers of ancient wisdom in many myths and legends.  When one of these creatures enters your life, look for an opportunity to touch very primal energies.  This spirit animal guide contains all the unbridled creative forces of the world and the fury and ferocity of Primal Energies. It is the keeper and protector of all knowledge.  Steven D. Farmer, PH.D. shares the following in his book, Animal Spirit Guides:

Alligator - Animal Spirit GuideIf ALLIGATOR shows up, it means:

Take your time to digest what you’re learning.

This is a time for renewal and new beginnings.

You need to be very protective of your personal territory and assertive about setting boundaries.

Gather all the facts and look at the situation from all sides before passing judgment, making any decisions, or taking action.

It is an important time to honor your ancestors.Alligator - Animal Spirit Guide

Call On ALLIGATOR when:

Someone has confided something very personal to you, and you need to keep it hidden and secret.

You are clearly at the end of one cycle or phase of your life and moving into a new era.

You’ve transgressed your own ethical guidelines, and in doing so have hurt someone else and sincerely want to may amends.

You are feeling drawn to a study of ancient wisdom and knowledge, but are not sure where to begin.

 

If ALLIGATOR is your POWER ANIMAL:

You seem a bit cold to others upon a first meeting, yet given enough time, you can warm up to them.

You keep to yourself most of the time, but  when you do reveal yourself, others feel your strong presence.

You move rather slowly and deliberately until someone invades your personal space.

You’re quite shy and a bit of a loner, and when you’re in social situations you go unnoticed.

You assess any troubling situation, taking action when you have all the necessary information.

When you act, you do so swiftly and without hesitation or equivocation.

Alligator - Animal Spirit Guide

(Photo taken at Bellevue Botanical Garden)

Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

To American Indians, the wolf is said to be “teacher medicine”.   Wolf  has much to teach us, if only we will listen.  Wolf spirit teaches us to have balance between our personal needs and those of the family and community.  They are committed and loyal to the pack and find their place within the group.   The following information can be found in my favorite reference book, Animal Spirit Guides, by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.

Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

If  WOLF shows up, it means:

•  Valuable insights, ideas, and new teachings are coming your way so pay close attention.

•  Make cooperation a priority over competition.

•  Maintain your self-esteem, integrity and deeply trust your inner knowing.

Call on WOLF when:

•  You’re confused about your life path and purpose.

•  You have been feeling a little too civilized and want to tap in to the wild and instinctual.

•  You want to be more expressive in your communication.

If  WOLF is your POWER ANIMAL:

•  You are a natural-born teacher, imparting knowledge based on experience.

•  You are expressive verbally and can tell a story with a great deal of passion, and animation.

•  You would rather avoid confrontation, but will fiercely defend yourself and loved ones when necessary.

WOLF Dream Visits (not found in Dr. Farmer’s Book) 

•  To see a white wolf in your dream signifies valor and victory. You have the ability to see the light even in your darkest hours.

•  To see a black wolf in your dream represents your shadow. There are characteristics of the wolf that you are refusing to acknowledge or incorporate into your Self.

•  To hear a wolf howling in your dream represents a cry for help from somebody in your waking life.Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

Wolf Animal Spirit Guide

 

Rat Animal Spirit Guide

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Rat Animal Spirit Guide

I am dedicating this blog to a dear friend after having a conversation about how many of us have negative feelings about rats.  (I promise only photos of pet rats will be featured in today’s blog).  Lets look at the positive symbolic meanings of the Rat Animal Spirit Guide.   Chinese see the rat as a symbol of industry, and in fact is one of the animals on the Chinese Zodiac.  If Rat has scurried across your path you are being asked to assert yourself in new areas that you have not yet explored.

Rat Animal Spirit GuideThe following is information on the Rat found in Steven D. Farmer, PhD’s book, Animal Spirit Guides:

If RAT show up, it means:

•  A project or investment is about to pay off.  You Have plenty available to you at all times in spite of any thoughts or fears that this isn’t so.

•  This is a good time to exercise caution, and to the best of your ability anticipate what lies ahead.

•  Take an inventory of the material goods you have and recycle or throw out what is no longer purposeful.

Call on RAT when: Rat Animal Spirit Guide

•  You’re involved with a venture that you want to succeed at, yet you are feeling some uncertainty about this happening.

•  You are feeling insecure about having enough supplies, making you want to acquire more and more even though you realistically don’t need that much.  However, you have decided to do some major housecleaning and get rid of unnecessary baggage.

•  You are involved in dealing with someone who is very sharp and want to protect yourself by being just as clever and shrewd.

Rat Animal Spirit GuideIf RAT is your POWER ANIMAL:

•  You tend to hoard your belongings because they help you feel more secure.

•  You adapt very well to your surroundings and your environment.  You are easy going and happy.

•  You are a social animal as well as disarmingly honest and frank.

•  You enjoy the feeling of being successful whenever you have achieved something, and you use your cleverness and cunning to succeed.

Rat Animal Spirit Guide

Animal Spirit Guide - Andean Condor

I grew up hearing  my dad point out vultures flying above as we drove through the desert area.  As a young girl, I  wasn’t drawn to the word ‘Vulture’.  In  A Shaman’s Miraculous Tools For Healing,  by Alberto Villoldo, PhD with Anne O’Neill,  he shares that the  Andean Condor (Vulture), associated with the east, is the symbolic animal of Andean shamans.  The condor is seen as the protector of the wisdom of the high mountains.  The Andean Condor is the national symbol of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.  It also is the national bird of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.  This encouraged me to study more about the Andean Condor which is the largest flying bird with a wingspan that can reach 12 feet and the California Condor that can reach 9 feet.  Condors are considered sacred animals by many Native American cultures, particularly California Indian tribes and the Andean tribes of South America.

Animal Spirit Guide - Andean CondorIf CONDOR shows up, it means:

•  In the east you find the Condor who stands for vision. The energies of a Condor help you to find a clarity vision in your life.

•  When you pray,  it is the Condor who takes your prayers up to the spiritual world and comes back with the answers for you.

•  With the eyes of a Condor you see with your heart and with the wings of a Condor you see life in a bigger perspective.

•  You’ll find a renewed sense of vigor, vitality, and enthusiasm about life.  In the morning, take a few moments to greet the sun by standing with your arms out in a welcoming gesture.

•  This is a good time to retreat, and enter into a period of solitude and meditation.

Animal Spirit Guide - Andean Condor

 Call on CONDOR when:

•  You’re in a midst of a crisis, one that requires you to remain calm and adjust your thinking to accept the situation as it is before moving on to a  solution.

•  You’ve lost someone in your life through death and want to contact their spirit on the other side.

•  You see yourself as having disadvantages and want to reframe your perceptions and beliefs to see them as assets.

•  You feel as if you’re in a mess emotionally, physically, or spiritually, and you want to clean things up.

If CONDOR is your POWER ANIMAL:

Animal Spirit Guide - Andean Condor•  You have the unique ability to make the best of a bad situation and find the rewards that result.

•  You are a somber and serious individual most of the time.

•  You are willing to take on distasteful tasks that others are unwilling to do.

•  You have the gift of mediumship, whether you’ve developed it or not, and can communicate with deceased loved ones and ancestors.

•  Because of your unusual appearance and your metaphysical gifts, others don’t understand you and may irrationally fear you, so they tend to keep their distance.

(Reference Used:  Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer, PH.D.)

Animal Spirit Guide - Andian Condor

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

Thanks to Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D, in his book Animal Spirit Guides, the fox is covered as follows:

If FOX shows up, it means:

•  Trust your intuition, and be wary of someone you’re involved with who is attempting to trick you in some way.

•  Your intelligence and ingenuity are more useful now than confrontation and righteousness.

•  It is important to break out of your social conditioning and express yourself more freely.

•  Trust your senses to guide you.

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox             —If ARTIC FOX:

•  Don’t let the negative things affect you adversely.

•  Plan for the future by storing up some of your supplies.

•  Welcome the changes of season with the behavior and attitude appropriate to that season.Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

—If GRAY FOX:

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox•  Right now it’s best to keep to yourself and not stand out.

—If KIT FOX: 

•  Speak your truth directly, without explanation or qualification.Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

•  Constancy, courage, and integrity are important for you to display right now.

                            

—If RED FOX:

•  It is important to be flexible and adaptable, using the resources you have available.

Call on FOX when:

•  You are faced with seemingly insurmountable problem.  You are being scrutinized or observed in some way that’s uncomfortable.

•  You find yourself in a situation that requires quick thinking and action.  What is called for is tact and wisdom.

If FOX is your POWER ANIMAL:

•  You’re a night person and often are most productive and creative at night while other sleeps.

•  You are a keen observer, an excellent parent or parental figure – very nurturing, protective, and conscientious.

•  You sometimes surprise everyone by coming up with obscure yet creative solutions to problems.

Animal Spirit Guide - Fox

Animal Spirit Guide-Peacock

Lets start by closing our eyes and tune into the power of a glowing Peacock and feel its vibration attuning us.  With power emanating from the 5th chakra, the Peacock teaches us the following:

Animal Spirit Guide - Peacock

 If Peacock shows up, it means:

1.  You’re about to experience a vision that will greatly affect your life.

2.  This is the time to be watchful, observing what goes on inside and around you.

3.  There is no need to worry,  you are safe and well protected.

4.  It is important now to take a risk and speak your truth rather than holding back.

5.  Your dignity and integrity are particularly called on, so make it a point to walk your talk.

 

Animal Spirit Guide - Peacock

 

Call on Peacock when:

1.  You are on the verge of making an important decision.

2.  You’re questioning the truth of what someone has told you and need help discerning this.

3.  You are entering new and unfamiliar territory, whether emotional or geographical, and need a guardian who will give you more than adequate warning of any danger.

4.  Your self-esteem is rather low and you want to feel better about yourself.

5.  There’s an opportunity for you to perform in some kind of show, particularly one that calls for you to dress up in colorful costumes.

Animal Spirit Guide - Peacock

 

If Peacock is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You’re very showy and flashy and love to display yourself in colorful garb.

2.  You carry yourself with a very regal air, exuding confidence and warmth.

3.  You are incredibly lucky, protected at all times, and always seem to be able to avoid misfortunes.

4.  If White Peacock is your power animal, you’re able to access deep inner wisdom, and when asked, readily communicate this knowledge.

Spirit Animal Guide Peacock

(More information on other animal guides can be found in, Animal Spirit Guides, by Steven D. Farmer, PH.D.)

Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

The RAM covers many of the Bighorn Sheep but I want to focus on Dall Sheep of Alaska.    I have had the pleasure to watch these magnificent snowy white creatures grazing on the steep sides of a mountain.  It almost looks like an impossible feat.  Following is what Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. writes about RAM, in his book Animal Spirits:

 Animal Spirit Guide-DallSheep (RAM)If RAM shows up, it means:

1.  Take steps to correct something that is out of balance in your life.

2.  Right time to pursue intellectual or educational interests and activities, so make plans to do so.  You are ready for new challenges.

3.  You’re  about to go through a spiritual initiation leading to an emergence of  a different sense of yourself.

Call on RAM when:

1.  You need a boost so that you’ll feel stronger and more powerful.

2.  You’re dealing with a challenging or stressful situation and want to maintain a sense of balance.

3.  You’re at the beginning of a new project or relationship and want to leap ahead while keeping yourself grounded at the same time.Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

If RAM is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You are very confident and believe in yourself and your abilities.

2.  You keep things to yourself and rarely communicate what you’re thinking or feeling.

3.  You are very imaginative and have a great deal of curiosity that increases as you mature, and you are willing to pursue whatever attracts your attention.

4.  You are spontaneous, willing to move quickly when a new opportunity presents itself.

Animal Spirit Guide-Dall Sheep (RAM)

 

 

Animal Spirit Guide-Camel

February 13th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS | ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Animal Spirit Guite - Camel

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN VISITED BY EITHER OF THESE CAMEL SPIRIT GUIDES?

Dromedary is the name for one-hump camels. This type of camel is common to Africa and the Middle East.  Bactrian camels are native to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, and aside from the obvious difference of the number of humps, are much more mild-mannered than their hot-tempered dromedary kin.  

Today I was drawn to the Camel Animal Spirit and wanted to share from, Animal Spirit Guides, by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. the following:

If CAMEL shows up, it means: 1. It’s time to trust your own intuition for guidance. 2. You have more energy and durability for the task ahead than you think you do.  3. The road ahead may be difficult because you won’t have support from everyone.  However, you must take it with complete trust that you have everything you need within you to succeed with your endeavors.

Call on CAMEL when: 1. When you need to replenish your energy and nourish yourself.  2.  You are about to embark on a new adventure, a literal or metaphorical journey that will take you into unknown territory where you want to feel stability in spite of the shifting sands around you.

If CAMEL is your POWER ANIMAL: 1.  You’re remarkably adaptable, with considerable inner strength.  2.  Although you can be unpredictable, you’re generally very patient and kind.  3.  You remain consistently positive amidst challenging times or experiences.

Animal Spirit Guide - Camel

Animal Spirit Guide Hummingbird

The hummingbird symbolizes the enjoyment of life, lightness of being, and brings special messages for us. It is a teacher of joy, and their lessons are many.

Animal Spirit Guide - Humingbird

IF HUMMINGBIRD SHOWS UP, IT MEANS:

1.  You need to add more emotional sweetness in your life.

2.  You are going through some very heart-opening experiences.

3.  Openly express the love you have and feel for those important people in your life.

4.  Give yourself the gift of flowers and enjoy their sight and fragrance throughout the days to come.

CALL ON HUMMINGBIRD WHEN:Animal Spirit Guide Hummingbird

1.  Your feeling down and want to lighten up, have more fun, and experience joy.

2.  You find yourself around any negativity or harshness and want to protect yourself and lift your spirits.

3.  You’re feeling fragmented and distracted, ruminating about the past or future, and want to be in the present.

4.  You’re feeling quilt or shame and want to clear yourself of these feelings.

Animal Spirit Guide HummingbirdIF HUMMINGBIRD IS YOUR POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You are fiercely independent, and if anyone threatens that independence, you’re prepared to take flight.

2.  You are full of joy, generally have a positive outlook, and affect others in this way.

3.  You are extremely sensitive, drawn to those who are light and positive, while shying away from anyone with harsh or negative energies.Animal Spirit Guide Hummingbird

 

 

(*Much of  information above can be found in Animal Spirit Guides, by Steven D. Farmer, PH.D.)

 

 

 

 

Spider Spirit Guide

September 8th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS | ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Spider Spirit Guide

Many of us shy away from spiders and the thought that they are spirit animals. To the native Americans, Grandmother Spider kept and taught the mysteries of the past and how they were affecting the future.  Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. shares the following in his book Animal Spirit Guides:

Spider Spirit GuideIf SPIDER shows up, it means:  This is an opportunity to access your deepest wisdom and assimilate it so that it becomes a part of your daily living.  Beware of any potential traps or ruses that you’re tempted to get involved in.  Open your mind to the infinite number of possibilities that are before you, and make a choice.

Spider Spirit Guide

 

Call on SPIDER when:  You feel trapped and don’t see a way out.  You’ve had some negative experiences recently and you want to discern the teachings from them as quickly as possible.  You are not happy and want to make some significant changes.  You feel out of balance and want to recapture a sense of equilibrium physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Spider Spirit Animal

If SPIDER is your POWER ANIMAL:  It takes quite a bit to arouse your anger, but once that happens, your sting can hurt.  You’re in touch with and express a very powerful feminine creative force.  You have a knack for writing, with the ability to weave words together in new and creative ways, often affecting others profoundly with their magic.

Spider Spirit Guide