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How To Discover Your Spirit Animal Totem

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In some Indigenous traditions, a spirit animal is a being that aids in guiding or defending a person on a particular trip. You might make a connection with yours through the face of an animal that you are familiar with. They can show themselves to us in whatever manner we are willing to see them.

So how do you discover your Spirit Animal Totem?


Because our dreams are so closely related to our waking existence, make a note of any animals you see in them the next morning. Is there one species in particular that keeps coming up? For me, it's often a snake and I do love snakes, despite some people being terrified of them.

Take Note of Any Animal Encounters

Have you ever encountered the same species more than once in your life? You might have seen a specific species on TV, in the wild, or even overheard someone talking about it.

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These are all indications that your animal spirit is present. Your animal guide could be an animal you frequently see nearby your home. When I moved to my current location I came across dingoes, and still do. I also became extremely fond of them, however also cautious as they are a wild animal. I do believe the Dingo and Snake are my totems.

Connect With Nature

Finding out what your animal totem is can be done by going for a stroll outside and watching the animals that are present.

Get comfortable and ask Mother Earth, "What is my animal totem?" the next time you're in a park or hiking a path. When you really concentrate on connecting, your animal totem will become clear to you. The earth offers deeper connections to your human experience.

Disconnect from technology at all times, and when you do, pay careful attention to the environment. Don't neglect to keep an eye out for aquatic creatures, birds, and insects. One of these animals may very well be your animal symbol.


Even if you have never meditated before, meditation is a way to discover your animal totem. What comes into your mind when you pause your thinking for a while? Apart from discovering your spirit animal if you work on it, meditation has many