What are Animal Spirit Guides?
These wonderous beings are spiritual manifestations among the spirit realm who watches over us, acting as guides to help us along our journey through life. Often seen as animals they use many forms of imagery to communicate their messages to us in our realm. From seeing a picture or symbol of a particular animal, to actually physically encountering it. They are the silent teachers in our lives from the moment we are born who’s goal is to open our eyes to seeing the beauty within the nature of ourselves. A lesson that every living creature has its role to play, big and small.
Who followed this belief?
The exaistance and presence of Spirit Animals have played a role many times in history to many major groups and religions. From African tribes who used rituals and movements to mimic that of animals to invoke and honor them, to indigenous tribes who called upon certain animals to establish links with them. Many culture gave beliefs and value to certain animals for their medicine, such as Ancient Egypt who highly valued cats seeing them as protectors from bad spirits.