Sometimes the Wisdom of the Animal comes from Within Yourself.
Since I was young I have always felt that there was something more to myself then what I already knew. Years came and went and the inner feline prowled along with them, smiling because I wasn’t quite aware. It was a little over a year ago that I realized I had the soul shape of a cat, a Pallas cat to be more precise. These unique felines prowl the rocky steppe regions of central Asia. They are thick of coat, small like your normal house cat, and possess an interesting trait: rounded pupils just like us.
This inner self has caused me much confusion in life, but I’ve learned to accept that this has always been who I am.
Using Animal Shifting to bring forth Messages.
I’ve recently come to terms that aside from my feline soul, my life has always been a little confusing due to the fact that I can shift my energy into other animals and creatures on a whim. I find that this polymorphic ability aids me in understanding different animals on a higher level.
Sometimes I’ll sit back and imagine, say, a deer, and I’ll feel those swiveling ears upon my head, alert for any sound indicating a predator is nearby. The urge to flee and protect myself and my young. A prey animal can never be too careful, but this caution saves lives. What messages can I glean just by shifting alone? What kind of animal mental states can see me through different situations?
Let us take a Journey….
While not everybody may possess this ability to phantom or mentally take on the shape of an animal, I want you to sit down and try the following exercise.
- Do whatever you usually do to relax. Calm your mind, meditate, lay still for a time and feel your breathing.
- Now think of an animal. Let us try a wolf.
- Feel your face elongate into a muzzle, your nose now on the end of it. Try sniffing with it, feel as if you can smell stronger and more vibrant smells around you than normal.
- Your ears are now near the top of your head. Listen to the noises around you and feel them swivel to pinpoint it.
- Now that you feel some of the basic sensations, try to think like a wolf. Let your mind take your wolf-shaped body on an adventure. Are you at a rocky den? Perhaps a snowy woodland!
- Focus on what you are feeling as you wander. What can you learn in this form? Don’t focus too hard on making things happen, but instead let the feelings and messages come to you.
- When you are done learning and exploring, pull back out. Feel out your human body, much like reversing the wolf shift we just went through. Your nose is shortening, your hands are dexterous.
I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments with this technique!