'Animal Guides' Chapter

Animal Healers

The use of nature, and animals in particular, as a mirror had a purpose in spirituality. It was used both as metaphor and as a sort of naturalistic psychology. You are alive in an animal world, find your brothers and sisters, they can maybe teach you something.

“In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals; for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars, and the sun, and the moon, man should learn. Tirawa spoke to man through his works.” Chief Letakots-Lesa, Pawnee Tribe

“When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens the Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.” Chief Seattle

Origin of Animal Guides

Animal guides as a topic is potentially deeper than it might seem. In Taoism they say the 1000 things stem from one thing. This is said in one way or another in every tradition, and it’s reflected in many creation… Seek More

Animal’s Power

We can all learn from animal’s power and to be more like the traits in the animals as they are in their pure form. It brings out good things in us as we have similar power in ourselves. Thus we… Seek More

Human and Animal

What if in the course of acting out animal instinct, one fails to see beyond their own desires and harms others? That is a valid point. Can you avoid doing any harm? In trying to avoid harm, is it proof against… Seek More

Animal Guides Q&A

Sometimes you can crave things that aren’t very good for you? That’s not from instinct. Addiction is a human trait. Most animals will sniff beer and refuse to drink, and they flee smoke. My first power animal was a skunk!… Seek More

Empathy with Pets

I will begin by talking about empathy, and empathy is not compassion. Empathy is the ability to feel the feelings in creatures and places, like entering the presence of someone who’s depressed, and without asking or making a “logical” observation… Seek More

Notice More

Have any of you as children just sat, and tried to see the world as an animal does? And it’s not confined to childhood, just many people get jaded. Now, by what process of reason could one explain succeeding at… Seek More

Our Animal Teachers

Those who would listen, and I don’t mean with their ears, but with the receptive mind, those who’s hearts are open to the world and other species, are growing and changing. There are those who perhaps don’t even know why.… Seek More

Sense the World

I had a dog who got very sick, and I had to put him to sleep. He always slept in one particular spot on the bed, and my other two dogs will not sleep in his spot to this very… Seek More

The Whole Ecosystem Sings

Today, we are talking about animals as healers. We live in a world that is still alive fortunately, and before much of the change humanity would come to bring into the world, life was the primary rule. Every living thing… Seek More

New Harmony can Arise and Evolve

Though humanity has taken a less than harmonious stance toward nature in general, animals have been listening to our song. Many have learned to imitate parts of it; birds making machine noises or imitating our music, animals learning at least… Seek More