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Totem Meditation:

Postby Ginger » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:13 am

Animal Totem Meditational Exercise
This simple exercise to contact your spirit animal totem can be done either inside or outside. If you are outside a Physical One may appear as well. The technique remains the same. If you don't hear, see, or get any impressions this is alright. You are creating a sacred space around you, in mind, body and spirit, to allow communication to take place. Above all be patient with yourself.
In whatever pose and place of comfort you choose, find your calm center. You may opt to hold a stone, gem or crystal or place personal sacred objects near you. You can also play meditational music if this helps you achieve a peaceful mind. There are many ways and means to achieve a meditational state, do what you feel guided to do.
Breathe deeply several times and allow your mind and body to relax. Shift your body as necessary to accommodate your relaxation. Keep breathing deeply with conscious effort. At this time you may state your intent such as, "I would like to meet my animal totem," or you can say a prayer of your choosing.
Let your thoughts come and go like leaves floating on a stream. Don't hang onto them. Watch them float by and let your mind empty. This may take some effort depending on your meditational and visual ability. Just try your best to relax in any case. You may notice after a while, the more you find your calm mind, your breath will naturally slow.
Using the stream analogy, use all of your senses toward the stream; hear the sound of the water, see the ripples, feel how cool and refreshing it is. Observe the water and its behavior. Allow the purity of the stream to refresh you.
Gaze at the stream and listen carefully to the sounds around you. Do you hear walking? Do you hear noises, calls, sounds? Do you feel that something is watching you? Animal totems can be any size so watch for even the smallest animal kin to appear.
If you do hear or feel something, it can be bring out a little anxiety and excitement. Remain calm and know that you are perfectly safe. Take some deep breaths, watch the stream and continue to observe your senses. If you are too scared at any point in the meditation you can return. You will eventually learn to be comfortable however long it takes. This is part of the process. The dialogue has begun. They are very patient teachers.
When you are ready, slowly turn your gaze upward along the stream bank. Watch and observe any animal or animals that may appear near or in the distance. They may be fleeting or they may remain and approach you. They know your feelings. If you are uncomfortable at any time, simply say in your mind for instance, "I am uncomfortable right now". This is for your benefit only, not theirs. They have no fear. In most cases, the animal will halt contact until you either stop the process or leave the meditation. If you are comfortable the animal may come closer. Listen and watch for its messages. Open your heart and mind to greet your animal. Allow the animal, lessons and any messages to arrive at its own pace.
The animal can simply make an appearance and leave without any imparting thoughts. This is perfectly fine. Contact has been made and the dialogue has been opened. The animal can also become so close you can feel its breath or feel its skin, fur, feathers etc. The experiences vary greatly according to your comfort level and familiarity with the animal. It is always good to tell it "Thank You" and send energy of appreciation. Trust in the relationship with the animal will build over time.
Often the animal departs on its own accord and you return feeling refreshed with a wonderful sense of amazement for your new friend.

-Gin
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Re: Totem Meditation:

Postby Symandinome » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:18 am

This is a good meditation did you write it?
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Re: Totem Meditation:

Postby Ginger » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:45 am

With a few references, yes, i did. Thank you :)

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