Power Animals and Spirit Guides
A power animal retrieval is a shamanic method used to connect us to helping spirits that show themselves in the form of an animal. These helping spirits can provide us, our family, our community and even an organization or country with power, protection, and support.
A power animal retrieval can help restore personal, family, community, and organizational power. In shamanic cultures, it’s considered to be more healthy and beneficial to live a life with deep connections to our power animals. Power animals are one of many potential helping spirits that we enter into spiritual relationships with.
Healing with Your Power Animal
If you experience frequent accidents, your family is in a funk, your community has a string of bad luck, or your organization seems to be losing its ability to move forward in a positive and creative direction – these can all be situations improved by a power animal retrieval.
From a shamanic perspective, one of the four primary causes of illness is considered to be a loss of power. A power animal is typically one of the first spiritual relationships a shamanic practitioner will restore, restoring lost power.
As humans, and particularly in modern culture, it is common for people to lose power, give away their power and have power stolen. When we talk about power here, we mean the ability to define yourself or having the energy to create. Without power, we have a hard time accomplishing anything – even the day to day tasks of caring for ourselves – let alone defining who we are.
There are many ways to restore power, and a power animal retrieval is one of them. Through a power animal retrieval, you request a shamanic practitioner to enter the spirit worlds and retrieve a power animal on your behalf.
Meeting Your Totem and Power Animals
You may also try connecting to a power animal on your own by spending time in nature and seeing who shows up, asking for a power animal to appear in a dream or through visualization and shamanic journey methods.
We’ve created a ten minute audio meditation to help you connect to a power animal. It’s part of our membership and can be accessed through Personal Tao on Patreon along with other patron-only audios, teachings and meditations.
Usually, we have more than one power animal in our lifetime. Some show up for shorter time periods and specific teachings while others stick around for our entire life.
Once you have received a power animal retrieval and connected to a power animal find a unique way to engage its energy. Spend time in nature with the power animal, put a picture of it in your home or office somewhere and try eating foods it likes.
Do you notice any subtle changes in how you feel or where your attention is drawn to? Are any of your senses heightened? Do you feel more powerful, protected and supported?
A power animal retrieval can also be conducted on your behalf long distance through a spiritual healing session.