Hello, I have offered to help those who want to find their animal guides. I have always used The "Medicine Cards" created by Jamie Sams and David Carson. In fact, I've worked with them for 23 years. I have the original deck (the newer deck has 9 additional animals). If you would like me to pull your cards I will do so. There are 9 totems, however, I will only be pulling **7 of your cards (see explanation below).
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 the path to your goals.
The North animal gives wise councel 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 honor 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 the 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 faithful to your personal truths. It is also the
protector of your sacred space, the place that is yours alone
and is never shared except by invitation.
This animal 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.
This animal 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. The left-side animal is also your
teacher about relationships and mothering.
The Right Side animal and the Left Side animal are always
ALL of us carry male AND
female essences within us, and the
two related animal spirits are with you at all
Not all people, but some
people already know
animals are, or who at least one of them is. During the revealing
ceremony explained above, special consideration is given concerning
these particular two animal totems. When it is time for animals of
these Directions to be revealed, you may simply state aloud who they
are, should you already, and without a doubt
, know which animal
it is for which Direction. It is highly unwise and extremely
disrespectful to proceed with a "ceremonial" revealing if you already
know. If your feelings, truly, are not that
strong about it,
then the wise thing to do is to put your trust into the ceremony.
*Also understand that sometimes animals that are not among those of your special
totems, most certainly will bring messages to you
from time-to-time. When any
animal presents itself to you in
some way that stands out in your mind, whether in a dream or while
you are awake, study its Medicine. It has a message for you!**PLEASE NOTE I will not be drawing a card for the animal that walks to your RIGHT and to your LEFT. I want you to do some thinking about this. Is there an animal that seems to have been with you your entire life? An animal you have always been drawn to. Look to those animals and see if they are the animals that walk to your right or left. If you cannot seem to figure this one out, then I will help you with drawing these 2 additional cards.
Also I am using: The Medicine Cards Written by Jamie Sams and David Carlson, Published by Bear & Company Publishers.