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January 24, 2009 at 4:51 am 4 comments

Making felt animals today at Wee Magic. Helping children discover their Animal Totems or Power Animals. Everyone has an animal spirit which stays with them throughout life: guiding, comforting, empowering. “Every animal is an outward expression of what’s in our soul” C. McLaren says in “Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth Honoring Activities for Parents and Children”.

When you discover your power animal (you can choose a card randomly or notice what you are most drawn to), then observe that animal’s behaviour. What does your power animal have to teach you and reveal about your own being?

Asa chose giraffe or lion or zebra, Elliott picked raven, I’m sticking with owl (since one landed at my feet) and Joanna chose whale (honouring creativity and intuition, yeah!). We forgot to pick for baby Axel and Sascha!

We were going to make felt masks, but our children were inspired to get their hands wet and work with the wool, so we followed that, though ended with some beads and no finished animals. Our new moon gathering is a lovely time to set intentions for the month and to be with our children as we tune into the rhythms of the natural world.

An owl arrived on our doorstep this week, so we learned that OWL represents a doorway, a divine intersection in your life where you can choose which way. Owl is also about wisdom, knowing when to be still, and keeper of secrets. The owl comes to us when we need to open our eyes and listen with our inner selves.

What is your animal totem? If you are pregnant, notice what animals are visiting you and in your awareness as that may be your baby’s totem.

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  • 1. Grandma Linda  |  January 25, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I love that your animal spirit/totem is an owl, Kris. Brother Mike and Cath were telling me of the owl that landed on their skylight a few weeks ago. It was late at night and Mike had woken up, went into the kitchen and felt something above him. Woke Cath up to share the silent few moments staring into it’s eyes before it flew off. Both felt the moments very special. Love Mom

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    • 2. klaroche  |  January 25, 2009 at 5:02 am

      Hi mom…What a sweet story. Thanks for reading the blog..just put a new post up with Sascha’s hat. Check it out. Miss and love you!

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  • 3. Kimberley  |  January 25, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I definitely had an animal totem when I was pregnant with Asha. Elephants were all around. I ended up watching a very powerful documentary with a mama elephant giving birth alone. It was so powerful and haunting in the most amazing way. I was given a beautiful maternity shirt with a batiked elephant on it and a group of handcarved elephants. They just kept popping up everywhere. I gave birth much like that elephant in the video… I felt like she was my totem and my strength through that experience.
    The experience really made me pay attention to the totems that come around. Last year a raven with an albino trait, a white ring around it’s neck , just kept appearing and following me, landing in trees ahead of me and squacking at me. I kept seeing it all year and it just made me smile every time.
    Do you own a set of the animal medicine cards Kris? I bought a set for the boys and we look through it whenever we have experiences like this or powerful dreams. Now that I pay attention it seems to happen a ton!

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    • 4. klaroche  |  January 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm

      oh kimberley. i love that elephant story. thank you. and we are going to manifest the animal medicine cards. seems soooo helpful to stay tuned in and aware.
      love you enormously

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