Some of the ancient earth/nature based religions believe that you have an animal spirit guide. Some believe that an animal has wisdom and lessons you can learn, and that animals can be spiritual teachers.
Animals communicate by not only sounds, but by touch, smell, and body movement. There are two other forms of animal communication; the first is psychic telepathy and the second is spirit. American Indians use these two methods as well as the other more physical forms of communication to talk with their animal guides.
The question is; how do you know or choose a animal spirit guide? Often the animal chooses you and they decide to whom they will reveal themselves and make their friend. Do not fall into the trap of saying, “I think the wolf is a smart, good looking and powerful animal, so the wolf will become my animal guide.” It doesn't work this way.
I've had an idea of who my animal guide is since I was a child; this animal has always fascinated me. I've had many encounters with them, I even dream about them. I had another dream last night that brought this to mind. I dreamed of a squirrel.
This is a photo I took several years ago, it was awesome that he let me get this close to take the picture.
I did a little research and found this about the lessons to be learned from this animal:
Squirrel's Wisdom Includes:
-Ability to solve puzzles
-Quick change of direction
-Storing for the future
-Balance in giving and receiving
-Power of rest during times of non-movement
-Avoiding danger by climbing to a higher place
I know some people may think this is hooey... that's fine, everyone is entitled to their beliefs. But this is something that has fascinated me since I was a child. I really believe in it.
Does anyone else have an animal spirit guide? Anyone feel the same? What is yours?