Q: How is it that you are able to find out or *see* what a persons spirit animal is?
A: I can feel/see energy and magnetic fields. I've always been able to see an overview of Bizarro World from higher realms. How? I have no idea. Its just this thing I can do.. I used to think everyone could perceive things the way I can.
Q: Can your power animal change throughout your lifetime, or does it primarily stay the same?
A: People tend to have the same animal throughout their life. Remember that animals are every bit as complex and adaptable as humans.. your power animal is more than a list of skills and traits, and will grow and learn as you do. Other animal spirits may join you for a while , particularly if you are facing traumatic life changes.
Q: What can a person expect to learn about themselves from a spirit animal reading?
A: Spirit animals are the free and wild part of our selves, unbound by social conditioning and behavioural norms. A spirit animal reading shows you the ways in which you react instinctively, your inner strengths, and your weakness in a way that's easy to relate to.
Knowing one has a companion watching their back, or cheering them on, makes all the difference when faced with challenges. Self-knowledge leads to understanding, and it is understanding of the self that helps you to make the best life choices and enjoy better relationships.
Q: What is your personal spirit animal and how long have you known about it?
A: My spirit animal is a polar bear. I've always known he was there but it's only the last few years that he's become obvious to everyone else. He quite often crops up in my friend's dreams.. one little girl I did some work for saw "a friendly white bear" that made her feel better. I'm amused by this because he also represents my archetypal Destroyer aspect.
Q: In what ways does a persons spirit animal protect or guide them during this lifetime?
A: Our spirit animals protect us by gifting us with their traits, including the ones they use when confronted by danger. Someone with a chameleon spirit will find it easier to go unnoticed in a highly charged situation, while a rhino would rely on brute force, and a moth would stay absolutely still on the periphery of the situation. Monkeys are adaptable in many situations, while cats can charm and manipulate as a first line of defence. Count yourself lucky if your spirit animal isn't a bee :D Guidance comes as syncs related to your animal spirit at work or play, showing you that you are on the right path. Warnings are given when your animal brings you syncs relating to its defensive or attacking form.
Q: There are a lot of "quizzes" and "questionnaires" out there on the internet which claim to be able to tell you what your spirit animal is by the answering of a few yes or no questions. How do your methods of divination differ from what is currently out there in e-world?
A: Those quizzes are very simplistic, and compare to one of my spirit animal readings in the same way "daily horoscopes" compare to an in-depth analysis from a gifted Astrologer. They might tell you that you have a cat, dog, rodent, lizard or fish spirit but *I* can see your own personal animal and can tell you it's a bobcat, husky, weasel, bearded dragon or koi carp.. so, my methods are exacting for seeing *your* spirit animal and not just the generic animal you may have an affinity for. I don't know a whole lot about what is out there in e-world but it's like with anything else, you might get the basics for free but if you want something workable, you're gonna have to pay for it. Yes/no questions will give a general catch-all answer that makes a best guess based on your likes and dislikes. I don't ask you anything, I just get a feel for your energy and go and meet your animal, and then tell you.
Q: Is it possible for a person to have more than 1 spirit animal?
A: It's possible, but unlikely. It tends to happen with people who have two or more distinct personas. Tribal healers and shamans have two spirit animals.. a personal one and one representing their tribe.. and they interact with each animal accordingly, seeking personal guidance from their spirit animal and guidance relating to those in the care from the tribal spirit animal. People with fragmented personalities can also have several spirit animals although this isn't a healthy situation, and not something I'd recommend shooting for.
Q: What sort of messages can one expect to receive from their spirit guides?
A: Messages can be a simply "well done!" or a "on that path lies danger!" and everything in between. If you find instinct kicking in when faced with obstacles, and consistently find yourself pulled to make the same moves time and again, then that's your spirit animal giving you it's traits that will help you deal. Most people receive messages as imagery.. syncy pictures for example.
Q: What information is needed from me in order to do my spirit animal reading?
A: I only require the name or nickname you go by, and your approximate location. I know lots of other readers ask for photos, and your D.O.B and so forth, but I find that I get purer information without knowing these things. It's a psychic reading, not a mortgage application :)
Q: How can I find out what my spirit animal/power animal is?
A: It's often pretty obvious, people subconsciously create memes in their lives that reflect parts of themselves, or things they wish to experience. So if you like.. no.. really realy love cats, or lizards, or pandas or ducks, chances are that's your spirit animal :)
Q: Who or What determines the type spirit animal I am given at birth?
A: You do. Sometimes a powerful animal spirit chooses a soul that it feels drawn to protect, but this is uncommon.
Q: In what ways does my spirit animal help me in the world beyond this one?
A: Animals bridge the gap between the physical world and higher planes of xistance (cats especially so which is why many psychics are cat herders, although this is usually extra to their personal spirit animal. Cats also protect a house from negative entitites. Get a cat!).
They travel where most people cannot, and often make changes higher up to help you on your journey. They gift you with their strengths, and help you understand your weaknesses by reflecting them in animal form.
Q: How can I get more in touch with my spirit animal?
A: Spirit Animals connect primarily through the Solar Plexus chakra, so try a regular meditation where you open this chakra to your animal. It's like with anything else, practise will make it easier :) I won't spoil the surprise by saying too much more but you will have no doubt you are in touch.
Q: A lot of Native American cultures held great reverence for the spirits of animals, why was this and what are some things we can learn from our ancestors to take into the 21st century?
A: Because they understood the importance of *all* the life and spirits the Earth nurtures. This is not *our* planet.. people are a *part* of her. Down here in Bizarro World (what I call this 3D realm), Animals are very wise and advanced souls.
The one thing I suggest learning, and learning fast is the Ancestral respect for life and nature and the Earth as a whole, before she gives you a crash course in manners.
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-Michael & Gehenna