*FINDING YOURS BEGINS NOW*
To find your Power Animals, your Power Pack, is a bit like sleuthing. Some answers may come immediately. Some answers may take awhile to show up. You will be “remembering” and asking your brain to sift through its experiences, and in a few days, you may have an Ah-Ha (like the one about Heron I will share in a moment).
1. YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL
This can be one, or two favorite animals. Think of what you loved as a child, but may have “given up.” Think of animals you have been attracted to for life.
I was convinced I wanted to be a Marine Biologist for years, for one reason: so I could swim with dolphins for a living. Now granted, I may have given up this idea, and spent years not really actively adoring them, but, if we were going on a vacation near an ocean, my instant-instant-instant thought was “What if I saw a dolphin?!” Dolphins still held a secret spot in my heart. I still secretly want to own a stuffed animal Dolphin to sleep with. Later this week I will share more about my experiences with dolphin, the magical connections and Not-Coincidences that occurred with dolphin in the last few years – the goosebump giving kind!!
I was also horse crazy. So Dolphin and Horse are two of my Power Pack animals. My childhood best friend loved Gorillas and collected hundreds of little statues, stuffed animals and the like. Her sister had it for turtles (in fact, she just commissioned a turtle painting from me a month ago!). Neither are taking this class, but these would be go-to power Animal Guides for them resepctively. So think along these lines.
2. What one or two animals have shown up your entire life?
This is the response that may take a few days, while your brain sifts through its memories. Is there an animal that other people gave you as a nickname? Were you gifted a certain animal all the time – in figurines or otherwise, even though you didn’t naturally have an affinity for it? Is there an animal that continues to show up on your property?
Mine is Heron. It took me a LONG time to realize this one, and ironically, it is probably the strongest of my Power Animals. From as far back as I can recall, up through college, my childhood home had a small man-made pond behind it. And we had one heron that visited. Do you know, that Heron still comes back every year? The same bird. Without fail, my mom will write or call to “report” to me when it has returned (now that I no longer live in that state). I never asked her to do so, that’s just her way. But, as I did this work myself, I began to see the pattern. I have had a Heron live near me everywhere I move. Then, when I was having really important experiences in my life, days that stood out, there would be a Heron sighting. And finally, now living in Tulsa, I see dozens of them daily. They fly alongside my car as I drive up the riverside parkway. Their numbers here are meaningful to me. After 12 moves in 10 years (two over an ocean), they tell me: I am in the right place now. I already feel this, know this, but they confirm it.
3. An animal that you frequently dream of. This one’s rather self explanatory. Now, if an Animal Guide shows up multiple times but it’s just in the context of a very specific timeframe (like over the course of a month but never before)..that’s a situational messenger. But if you have always, for years (even if it was only two dreams a year) dreamt about the same animal, or had it show up in weird ways…that’s a Power Animal.
4. An animal that represents your character and personality traits.
To find this Animal Guide, you may want to do some googling, or flipping through a book on animals. What animal(s) represents your strongest character traits? Now remember : GOOD AND BAD TRAITS. Animals have a lot to teach us about our path, but also about our character. We all have some traits to work on, and our Animal counterparts can help us do that!
( Tip: open up a google search tab and put a few adjectives that describe yourself, perhaps one at a time, combined with the word “animal” and hit “search”)