Spirit Animals! Who They Are, How to Work with Them & What They're Trying to Tell You

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably taken a quiz on Facebook that promised to reveal your Spirit Animal. Spirit Animals have become pretty popular in the last couple of years due to mentions in pop culture, but the concept of Spirit Animals goes back thousands of years!

Let’s take a look at the history of Spirit Animals from LonerWolf.com…

“The concept of ‘Spirit Animals’ draws its origins from ancient Animistic and Totemistic beliefs about the world and our connection to it.

Totemism, a system of belief practised by the Native American Indian people, and the Australian Aboriginal people for example, incorporates the notion that each human being has a spiritual connection to another physical being (e.g. a plant or animal).

Animism, on the other hand, is more of a worldview held by many Buddhist, Shinto, Pagan and Neopagan groups of people, that all plants, animals and objects have spirits.”


Spirit Animals are just like other spiritual, celestial beings that are around us and here to help or guide us. Connecting with the energy of your Spirit Animal is similar to working with with angels or ascended masters or fairies. Just like the angels and other spiritual beings, each Spirit Animal comes through differently and has their own unique spiritual vibration. And just like other guides, you can have more than one Spirit Animal.

Check out the video below to learn more about Spirit Animals, what some of my Spirit Animals are, how you can discover your own, AND get a mini-reading!

spirit animals

Have you ever noticed that a specific animal keeps showing up in your life? Maybe you see a snake every time you go hiking, or a deer every time you step outside to have your morning coffee, or maybe you always seem to have a hawk following you on your drive in to work. Start paying attention to the animals that show up for you and if you feel a pull or connection to them. If you do, take some time to sit with or meditate on it and ask the spirit what message it has for you.

Now, I know this might seem a little overwhelming if you’re new to connecting to your intuition and working with spirits, but don’t let that scare you or keep you from diving in to find your Spirit Animal or to work with them. A great way to get started is with oracle cards, they can be a wonderful way to tap into this concept and start working with it (in the video I mention my favorite Animal Spirit deck from
The Wild Unknown, I highly recommend it!).

Know that your Spirit Animal can change and you can have more than one! When you think you might have an idea who your Spirit Animal is, before you jump over to Google, I recommend that you take a few moments to sit with and meditate on the animal you feel you may be connecting with and just check in to see how that energy feels for you.

When you’re ready,
click here for a fun website that tells you more about the meanings of different Spirit Animals.

I’d love to hear who your Spirit Animal is - leave a comment under the video to share and ask any questions.

Sending you so much love!

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