“The phrase ‘animal spirit guides’ is just what the name implies: spirit guides who are in animal form. Sometimes they are called spirit animals, totem animals, or power animals; and while the specific meanings of these terms may vary somewhat, all of them can be referred to as animal spirit guides.” Steven D. Farmer
Steven Farmer was a co-teacher on the Angel Therapy(R) Course that I took so long ago now, 2006, with Doreen Virtue in Laguna Beach, California. Doreen taught us to communicate with Angels and Steven taught us to receive messages from our animal spirit guides. I also had my Shamanic Release Ceremony with Steven which was a profound experience. As a shamanic practitioner, ordained minister, and licensed psychotherapist Steven created the perfect sacred ceremony for us on the beach near the Pacific Ocean. Since that ceremony I have been receiving messages from animal spirit guides as part of my work at Awakening Spirit as well as in my personal life. I also teach others how to work with their animal totems and so today I thought it would be both fun and helpful if I picked 3 cards for my readers after asking Great Spirit – “What is important for my readers to know right now?”
I received an answer that there are 4 messages for you today and that I was to pick 2 cards from one deck and 2 cards from separate decks. And so I did.
(1) Beaver: “Productiveness; Go ahead and just do it! ” Whatever the project is that you have in front of you, it is time to get to it! You may think that you need to do all sorts of preparation and planning and you may never actually get to it. Whatever you think you don’t have will come to you as you proceed. There has been enough talking, and thinking so “don’t make it a bigger deal than it is. Approach it like building a dam -one twig at a time. No more excuses and nothing more to do to get ready – and you don’t have to do it perfectly!” Receiving this oracle card also means that you have more support than you think you do -you’ve given a lot of support to others – so now let yourself be supported. “So take a deep breath and get on with it!” (Power Animal Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.)
(2) Dragonfly: “Illusion; You know who you really are.” You are a master of illusion, particularly in the guises you wear for others. This is a gift that was born in the travails of your childhood, an adaptation that once served you well. These masks do serve a purpose because you can be whoever you need to be in any situation. Yet it can also be easy to fool yourself into thinking that any of these persons are the real you. The truth is that you don’t need to rely on these false personas anymore! On occasion they will come in handy, but at this point it’s time to let the “you” of who you know you are show up in all your varied expressions and manifestations.” (Power Animal Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.)
(3) Goose: “Take time to rest and recuperate rather than continuing your striving.” By resting and conserving your energy you will actually end up accomplishing more. Also, regular rest and time off is critical to your health and well-being. Do things that will help your body recover from this stressful time. Sleep in, play, get a salt bath, explore the woods – anything that gives you peace of mind. “It’s most unnatural, but in a caffeinated society where technology has created instant access to phones, e-mails, and the Internet, its easy to give away your power of choice by reacting to a false sense of immediacy and urgency to these false trappings of civilization. Turn off your phone and computer, and enjoy the sunset. These periods of rest needn’t be lengthy, but you do need to implement them – especially right now.” (Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer)
(4) Angora Rabbit: “Time to hop into action! Use your natural creativity to bring forth prosperity and success in your life.” You have done enough thinking! Hop to it! This is a message that there is a period of great prosperity and abundance. Sometimes a pregnancy – but can also refer to the birth of something new in your life. “Have faith in yourself because you are ready to do something amazing!” Where do you want to go? Take a leap. (Nancy Levin wrote the book called “Jump and your Life will Appear” remember? Nancy was the event Co-ordinator at Hay House when I was in California. ) Are you thinking of writing a book? A new career or project? Now is the time. Visiting the rabbit on this card is a dragonfly – so there is an association with magic. If you read the Tarot – this card equates to “The Empress.” (Animal Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine)
Researching these particular animals will undoubtedly bring forth much more information from your own Higher Self.
Love & Light, Monica