posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 05:16 PM
Originally posted by asmeone2
I have done this too!
I would say that cards are a bad way to try to discover a power animal. I think it defeats the point to depend on a physical meduim to connect to the
A better way to do this would be to meditiate, to go outside specifically to "meet" your animal and watch who shows up, and pay specifically close
attention to what animals show up in your dreams.
Try very hard not to expect a certain animal to show up. You do not choose the animal, it chooses you, and it may not be one that you particularly
like or what you would have expected.
Be respectful of course. You do not own your totem animal, and it is not there to do you favors. THe point is to learn things from its habits that you
can translate into your own life.
Don't expect a certain message to come up; if you already know everything, what's the point?
And whatever you come up with, try to read into the mythology associated with that animal.
[edit on 2-11-2008 by asmeone2]
Thats a nice way to do it. But I live in the city and find it hard at times to find any animals other than birds and neighborhood cats n dogs.
No offense, but Im going to pick at your theory. You said not to use cards because it is a material medium, and then you go on to say try to read
into the mythology associated with that animal. If your aim is to not be biased by material things, like cards or peoples creations, why source any
mythos? Should you not stick to your original system and continue to contemplate and meditate on the aspects of the animal?
I dunno, just a thought. I dont think it matters at all, I think intent and the belief system you hold that is the key. After all, in the end, the
cards are just as illusory as the real animals, and it is the realizations they inspire that matter.
I love nature, and I prefer that method, but all too often I am limited to the city, so meditation and cards was how it went down. Its been a tricky
task, but looking at the city as a blessing instead of a hindrance has been greatly profound. Like the student complaining to teacher that the others
loud noises are disturbing his meditation, and the teacher says no, you are disturbing your meditation, I have come to see the aspects of the city
just as beneficial as the aspects of nature, in reality, the city is just a drunken extension of nature, and ultimately, anything bound by the city,
is first bound by nature. It just takes a little more effort to see through the costumes and cataracts of city life.