Do you ever just feel like a certain little creature has a message for you?
As I'm sitting here typing this, my sweet little Titus climbed his way up on the bed (as he typically does), nudged his face against my arm and the computer screen, and then curled up next to my hip. He is the cat that's very in tune with my energy and comes by to 'show his support' when I need it.
We all have these different types of animal friends in our lives. Some decide to be our pets, while others might just be a particular species we are drawn to over and over again when we're outside. When there's an animal energy resonating with you, it's likely to be a spirit animal message.
Lately, my guides have learned that I pick up on animal messages in meditations. It has become a 'thing' with us - I'll be pondering over a certain question or situation going on in my life, and then I'll close my eyes and sometimes an image will pop into my head.
A few cool examples of this stick out recently. As I have begun the journey of creating this blog and podcast, my guides have been more and more consistent, and persistent, about sending me animal totems of encouragement. The other week, I had the idea to create a Meetup group in my local area as a way to create a community interested in practicing intuitive development. I went on a walk in my neighborhood on a sunny afternoon about a day or two after I had the idea and had been pondering how and what I felt would be the optimal way to make it happen. As excited as I was about creating a Meetup group, in the back of my mind, I still had concerns about how my close family and friends would react to my pursuit of a metaphysical community. After about three miles, I found a grassy spot near the woods, sat down in the sun, and closed my eyes to let my mind wander. After several minutes, the thought of the Meetup group again entered my head, and suddenly the undeniable image of a goose flashed through my third eye, like the image on an old motion picture screen. It was flying slowly and gracefully.
When I got home, I knew I had received a message to ponder: the spiritual meaning of goose. The first site I clicked on contained this message:
"If goose is your animal totem: Family and friends are a high priority for you. You are a clear communicator and a compassionate member of your community. Your focus is always on the community and family as a whole unit and [you] make your decisions (often with self sacrifice) based on what is best for all."
I knew goose was directly addressing my idea for the Meetup group in two ways. A group is a way of creating community for others with similar interests, but this group also would be a way of pursuing my interests despite the opinions or reactions of those in my close circle. In my case, I felt that this message from the goose was telling me that both aspects of creating the Meetup group would yield positive results for all, though it may seem daunting to me at first.