HOW DO I CREATE SPIRIT ANIMAL MEDICINE WITH ART?
I'll start my blog post with telling you I am not an expert on spirit animal medicine. It means so many things to so many people, being one of the oldest known forms of spiritual connection, guidance, and healing through many cultures around the world and time.
The animals, led by Wolf, simply called to me to create not just fun needle felted creatures, but energetically infused art pieces that would really connect people with that animal's spirit medicine. A dear co-worker of mine calls them "alter art", signifying a sacred object with important meaning that you use in time of meditation and personal growth.
They started out a little whimsical, and have become more detailed. This is so they can talk to you on a more personal, deep, and realistic level. By realistic I mean that the animal you are holding and meditating with looks enough like the real thing that you can sense when wolf, or otter, buffalo, even lizard are providing you with guidance. As I mold and detail every one with the process of needle felting, the animal spirit medicine comes to me and helps me create what they want the sculpture to look like, and then guide me to the perfect energy healing vehicles to combine them to.
The Herkimer diamond that is placed in each one is the perfect vehicle to project out the energy to you. It is a high enough vibration that the guides can connect to it, and it can also connect to us, bridging the physical and spiritual worlds together.
HOW CAN THIS ACTUALLY WORK?
I believe that the angels, guides, and animal spirits are all trying to communicate with us, and when we give them a vehicle, a channel, and way in which to communicate with us, they are very excited and take full advantage of it. These energy art needle felted sculptures have one foot in the world with us, and one foot it the frequencies of the collective spirit of the animal. Just as the universal spirit of hawk can work through the actual hawk sitting in a tree, he can use these energy art creations to connect with us.
Do I think you need to believe in order for it to work? You bet. Not believing is putting out a frequency that specifically says "you are not welcome here." The guide will still try, and that is why glimmers sometimes come through. If we are open to believing, this provides a portal, an energetic link for the guide to utilize to help us.
HOW DOES IT HELP YOU?
For me, getting a message from an animal is easier to swallow and digest than from a person. For example, Quail is one of my spirit animals. One of the many things they tell us it to take immediate, or explosive action. When a quail is spooked, they burst into the air, all wings and feathers flying. If my husband tells me, no matter how accurate, that I need to get off my duff and do something about what I am complaining to him about, I get my own feathers all fluffed and defensive. If I draw a card from a totem animal card deck, however, and read that I need to take action, I say "you are aright, I can do this, thanks quail."
Going back to believing, if given the gift of communing with a spirit animal, take it, no matter the form. If someone talks to you about it, or you keep seeing a particular animal popping up every where (not just live, but in commercials, or a book, or some art, etc.) go with that and find their message. This holds true with your favorite animal too, they are your favorite for a reason. It works in the opposite direction as well. Scared of spiders? That means spider has a message for you that you are not yet ready and/or willing to hear. Start gentle and see what she has to say.
I encourage you to look through my Spirit Animal Photo Gallery and see if an animal speaks to you. Click into the store and find the animal - there is a description of what their message is for you.
Enjoy your spirit animal journey, they are amazing partners!