Totem Animals

John Awen

Totem Animals

The world in which we live and are truly blessed to be a part of, is full of beauty. Natural wonders are all around us constantly. From the Earth we tread upon, through to the skies and infinite Universes that are above us.

To not be filled with wonderment and awe at the incredible creations that encapsulate us and our daily lives, is unbelievable. From the leaves that grow upon the tree branches, the grass we walk upon, the air we breath, the natural sounds that so many of us are fortunate enough to hear, along with the Sun warming our backs as we venture into each new day. The cool, crisp and life giving water that flows in rivers and streams, the cooling breeze that envelops us, we truly do live in and upon a very magical and sacred world.

As a practicing Shaman, I acknowledge all the elements, (Air, Fire, Water and Earth) constantly and all life that is contained within this beautiful world. I am also fully aware that there are other worlds and realms besides this one, some of which I honour daily, have stepped into and work with some of the deities which are ethereal, then again show me a religion or tradition that doesn’t.

For me personally, I don’t take my beliefs from a book, nor do I bow down and adhere to another’s indoctrinations. I embrace the natural world and take my teachings from the animals, like the ebbing and flowing of the tides, the animals are a constant and if we look to them, we can learn so much more than I believe we can from any manuscript or enforced books.

Spiritual Significance

Totem animals, (Totem means of Spiritual significance) are a very powerful way to live and of being. Each animal represents something different, can also have several aspects and to follow them closely, can bring us to a much deeper, more intrinsic and harmonious way of being.

The Universe really is the best way in which we can learn about anything, we just have to attune ourselves to the different frequencies and vibrations of and from it. The world is a wondrous place and as I said before we are all blessed to have been granted the lives we have and lead today.


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Blessings and much love to you all.