Animal Guide Meditation
- Meeting Your Animal
- There are many ways to finding out what your animal guide
or guides are. But when you make the journey,
it is best to meet one at a time in order to make the most of
the visit. My favorite way and most recommend is through a special
meditation journey. That is, a meditation with a specific purpose
and intent. As usual, grab your journal so you can write down
your experience as soon as you've finished. You don't want to
- When you have completed your journey, start your research
about your particular animal. You might want to pull in their
essence during your daily events, so pick a calendar, a picture,
a statue or whatever you like.
- The most important part to this meditation is to keep an
open mind. Don't go into this with preconceived ideas or perceptions!
- Animal Guide Meditation
- Since this is a special meditation, you may want to prepare
your meditation space in a special way. Add a few ritualistic
events, such as lighting a white candle and saying a prayer stating
your intent for this meditative session. You may want to decorate
your space with several animal statues or books about a variety
of animals. Once you meet your animal guide, you can remove these
generic items and replace them with specific ones of your personal
- Find a piece of music you really like for meditation and
stick with it. If you use the same piece each time you meditate,
you will pre-program your mind to step into a state of relaxation.
Each time you practice, your mind will move into this state with
less effort and more quickly, allowing you more time for greater
meditative work. My personal favorite piece is called Ascension
to All That Is by Robert Slap. You can find it on Amazon.com.
- Once you are all set and prepared, this is what you do. Take
your time, try to imagine as much detail as possible. And it
can't be stressed enough how important it is not to go into this
meditation with pre-conceived ideas about what you would LIKE
your guide to be. Keep an open mind and an open heart.
- Sit in a comfortable position, one that you can sustain for
about 30-45 minutes.
- Close your eyes and take in a deep cleansing breath. Fill
your lungs to their fullest capacity. Then release the breath
through your mouth and push all the air out of your body. Take
in 3 deep breaths through the nose, imagine the white light from
the universe coming into your lungs and collecting at your solar plexus.
- With all 3 exhales, image all the stress, anxiety and negativity
you have leaving your body carried out to the universe on a gay
smoke where it can be dissipated and no longer do harm to anyone.
As you exhale, imagine the events of the day or week floating
out of your body. Put these worries aside and begin to relax
your entire body and mind. Feel the tension in your muscles begin
to subside. Begin at your solar plexus and imagine the white
light moving up and down your body from this point. Imagine the
warmth of the energy as it passes through your muscles and organs.
Feel the tingling sensations as the light moves down to your
toes and up your body to the top of your head. Imagine your entire
body engulfed by this white divine light, from the inside out.
- Say a prayer once more asking your guides and teachers to
come to you and to help with the purpose of this mediation. State
your intention clearly and ask the Divine force in your life
(ie: the GreatSpirits, God, Goddess) to help you with your meditative
- This step takes a little practice, don't worry if you can't
do this for any extended period of time, but at least give it
a try. Keep your eyes closed, but look up at the pituitary gland.
This is a small gland located in the middle of your forehead,
just above the brow. (this is also considered to be the position
of your third eye and is therefore the gateway to higher conscious
realms). Try to keep your eyes focused on this point. The muscles
around your eyes may become sore as you stretch them upward,
so don't over do this at first. As you practice, this step will
become easier and easier to do.
- As you focus on your third eye imagine your at the base of
a tunnel, dimly light and slanted upward. Imagine your astral
body (or your soul) standing up from your physical body and begin
to walk toward and into the tunnel. See the lights on the walls
and the texture of the floor as you walk through the tunnel.
Imagine yourself moving upward.
- Just ahead you see the opening to the tunnel and as you reach
the top, you realize you are standing on a ledge high above your
town. You feel propelled to raise your arms and step off the
cliff. At the very second you leave the cliff, your astral body
morphs into a beautiful bird and you begin to fly westward.
- Imagine the landscape passing below you, the mountains, rivers,
forests and deserts. Imagine your soul flying out over the ocean
and seeing the water beneath you. Turn your wings slightly to
- As you travel over the water you see in the distance an island.
It's not a terribly big island, but it's large enough to hold
a tall dormant volcano which now has a great water fall spilling
into a clear pool at it's base. Now dip your wings slightly and
make your way to the edge of that pool. As you step onto the
island under a large shade tree, you instantly morph back into
your human soul form. Look around and see the soft carpet of
moss under your feet, listen to the crashing soothing sounds
of the waterfall, take in a deep breath and smell the fresh flower
sweetened air. This is the Island of the Animal Kingdom. Every
animal that has ever existed lives on this island or in the pool
of water before you.
- Now imagine yourself sitting under this tree on the moss,
next to the pool of water. Get very comfortable and prepare yourself
for another internal meditation on this island. Imagine yourself
going into a meditation state. Call your animal guide and ask
them to come and make themselves known to you. Imagine yourself
getting as relaxed as possible. As soon as your ready, imagine
yourself opening your eyes. The first image you see before you
is your animal spirit. Either on the land or in the water, the
animal makes itself known to you.
- The remainder of this meditation is up to the individual.
You can ask their name, ask them what lessons you have to learn
from them. Ask them what strengths and/or weaknesses they bring
to you. Ask them how they can help you combat these weaknesses.
And ask them how you can call on their strengths to help you
during stressful situations or when ever you need a little extra
- When you have concluded your visit, make sure you thank them
deeply for their gift of service and protection to you. Thank
them for coming here during this meditation to meet you and/or
visit with you. Give them a goodbye hug. Then imagine yourself
lifting your arms and morphing back into the bird spirit. Fly
back over the ocean, over the deserts and forests and rivers.
Back to the edge of the tunnel. As soon as you step down on the
tunnel you morph back into your human self again.
- Imagine yourself walking back into the tunnel and heading
back down to your meditative space. Imagine your soul walking
through the door to your room, and seeing your physical body
right where you left it. As your soul steps back inside your
spiritual body, all the visions sensations and answers you received
merge with your physical brain and are automatically stored into
your conscious mind.
- Make sure you thank your guides and deities for their help.
- Take in a deep breath, begin to feel your body, become more
and more aware of your surroundings, have a nice long and hard
stretch, then open your eyes.
- Remember: The last thing you should do before you get up
from your meditative spot is to record this event either on tape
or in a journal. It's important to do it right away while the
images, feelings and sounds are still clear in your mind.
- Next, find information about your animal guide. Read about
it's habits, talents and personality. How much does this animal
reflect your own personality? You should also begin to surround
yourself with images of you animal guide. This helps the conscious
mind connect with the animal spirit during the day and can give
you added strength and support during your activities.
- The more you meet with your animal guide, the more you begin
to feel their presence around you during your conscious states.
You will feel them at your side, perhaps lying down next to you,
protecting you, and giving you comfort when you may feel all
alone. They are truly our best friends and will never leave us.
- Other Meditation Guides
- You might also like to try my other special meditations guides.
They've worked very well for many people in my classes. I hope
you find them enjoyable too.
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