Shamanism is an umbrella term for a way of interacting with the world that is found across cultures and continents, dating back to our earliest ancestors. Shamans are defined by their relationship with healing spirits, and shamans across all traditions work with the spirits of animals to build and enhance their capacity for power.
When a power animal is restored to us, it is considered a Power Retrieval, as the spirit of the animal brings with it the powers inherent in that animal's nature. A tiger, for example, may bring the energies of enhanced perception, courage and the capacity to trust in one's essential capacity to take necessary action.
Through working with power animals, we are granted many gifts. Some of their most profound gifts include:
I am honored to be teaching others to meet and develop a deep connection with their power animals through an upcoming class called Meet Your Power Animal in Boston on 1/27. If you can, please join me! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. I am also planning to develop a recorded version of this resource for my non-local clients and readers.
The gifts of power animals are abundant and life-affirming. I'm humbled by the opportunity to help people step into their greatness through cultivating this essential relationship.