This week I'm going to switch things up a bit. Again the question can be answered in several ways depending on your mood and personality.
One thing that has always fascinated me is the Native American's belief in spirit animals as totems, guides and/or guardians. The methods used to determine one's totem vary from tribe to tribe and I am certainly not going to ask you to go on a vision quest or anything. However I think it would be fun to see what you would choose as your spirit guide, if you had a choice.
So after some searching I found the following list in the public domain with all kinds of totem animals and their characteristics.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the one that either closely matches your personality or one whose qualities you'd like to possess. Or both. Or you can pick several. Plus you can even explain why or just leave the reason to our imaginations. It is a long list so just come back to it when you have time. We'll wait...
So this week's question is...
Using the included list, what is your favorite spirit animal(s) and why?
Totem Pole Animals and Their Meanings
♥ My Answers ♥
1.) Closest match:
♦ Octopus = Intelligence, camouflage, nocturnal ♦
I was born under a water sign. I sleep mainly during the day. I'm good at fading into the background and I like to think I'm intelligent...
2.) What I'd like to have as a guide:
♦ Seahorse = Confidence and grace ♦
I pretty much lack both of those.
3.) Most fun to have as my guardian:
♦ Otter = Playful, friendly, dynamic, joy, helpfulness, and sharing ♦
Got to be one of my favorite animals and I love watching them play. Think of the fun I could have with this playful little creature watching over me!
So now it is your turn. Pick one or as many as you want and leave us a comment. This should be alot of fun if we can get some of you to come play along!