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My Spirit Animal


My name is Paula and I am 19 years old. I am a very spiritual and open minded native american from Canada. I would like to share my only experience with the spiritual world with all of you.

My first and only experience was with my spirit animal about 2 years ago. I was given the grizzly bear as my spirit animal earlier that summer at a pow wow on my reserve. Ever since I can remember bears were my favorite animal, my nickname was Paula Bear. Even before the Chief told me my spirit animal was a bear, I knew my spirit animal was a bear. I just sensed it.

One day, I just sat in my parents bed and listened to native american music as I began to meditate. I went into some sort of trance and I remember seeing a large green field with a clear blue sky. There were a few shrubs/bushes and one giant tree. I clearly remember seeing a mother bear walk from the distance with her 2 young cubs. They walked up to me and I remember the mother bear talking to me but her mouth didn't move, as if she were talking to me through my brain. The only thing she told me was "Rainstorm" and "Death". Right after she said that, everything just disappeared and when I snapped out of the trance I was sweating and a little scared.

The very next day I read online that one of my best friend's father had committed suicide that night and we also had a bad thunder and lightning storm.

I was so scared of what had happened, that I never tried communicating with the bear again. Some people may just call all of this coincidence, or made-up, but I know what I saw and I do know that this was real.

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Janira (1 stories) (1 posts)
8 years ago (2016-07-02)
The thing people fail to remember is that animals were created first and were established as our helpers. If the spirit of an animal visits you and you have a deep rooted connection to your cultural beliefs, and the animal did not appear in a blasphamous way that must be the only way that God the Father can communicate with your spirit. I have had many experiences that led me to the understanding that everything happens for a reason. There are many animals that are considered to be clean and divine in nature and those animals that are clean do nothing but serve their purpose. Sacred animals are referred to in many scriptures because they do nothing but serve there purpose given to them by God the Father and to him they give praise. One has to remember God the Father cannot dwell where there is that is why he uses the spirit of specific servents to communicate with us so that we may have wisdom and understanding of all that is around us.
goldstar (1 stories) (2 posts)
12 years ago (2012-02-18)
I'm going to have to disagree with you on this subject. I have a black wolf that has guided me to the path of God where none of my other friends could and quite frankly helps me get through life in general. So I agree with Onawingandaprayer's belief and that God and the Holy Trinity works in mysterious ways that we don't always comprehend or can predict, but that doesn't make it any less real.
Onawingandaprayer (30 posts)
12 years ago (2012-02-05)
Hi Tim Cuirdas

There are many things in this universe that we as humans cannot even begin to comprehend.

The Holy Trinity is much much more than the Father Son and Holy Ghost and as far as spirit animals go, well that is an individual interpretation of what that person feels and sees.

A good friend of mine had talked about having a Snow Leopard and a Tiger who walked with him. He was absolutely devoted to his belief in God, Jesus, as most of us are, but those animals were a manifestation of the greater spiritual power within him, I beleive. So to outright say someone is wrong for thinking about spirit animals is not being completely fair to that indiviuals beliefs.

The bible is only a "bedrock" for our lives, it is not a "though shalt live by this or else..." guide. God is far more complex than the simple version we read about and how one interprets the Father is up to that individual not you or I.

Besides why can't an animal be our guide, afterall a guide is simply that, a guide, we are the ones who must make the final decision on matters and that comes from within where God and the Holy Spirit live.

I look at this way, if you choose to have a guide of some sorts, then listen, take in the information, swirl it around your insides and guess what, that little voice driven by God, through the Holy Spirit, will give you the answer you have been searching for.

Most of us wouldn't recognize the answers came from God as we are still enjoying our eternal slumber, one day we will awaken and go "wow was that who I think it was who just spoke to me!?!?!?!"

My 2-bits worth for the day, going flying now

TreeToucher (1 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2012-02-02)
Paula Bear,
What a wonderful story about your experience!
You are a descendant of a rich culture that has a tradition of high regard for the Creator. Native People have historically been gifted with the ability to recognize the essence of God in all of living things of the earth. Your ancestors respected and gave thanks to the Great Spirit for the beauty & bounty that made life possible. Paula Bear, you have been given a gift of connecting with the Creator's essence. God is not just represented in one specific form. All of us hold the essence of God within us - it is what lives on when our human bodies no longer exist. Like God, Angels (or Spirits of God; if you will), take many forms and make contact with some people. I think they try to contact most people, but many are not 'open' to their presence.
Your experience has meaning and only you will know what that is, with time. You may be right about the immediate answers, but perhaps the message had more to it than you realize. The single tree (what kind of tree was it?*), the large blue sky (were there clouds? What kind?), was it a field or meadow? Etc. - these things could all be part of the message. If you think on these aspects, but don't dwell on them, maybe you will 'see' more to the message and it will not seem as frightening as it did. Then you can be calm and understanding when your Spirit Bear visits again.
The Blessings of Friendship, Love, and Health, to you Paula Bear, from Treetoucher
*Many ancient cultures throughout history have assigned specific qualities and meanings to different species of trees.
timciurdas (4 posts)
12 years ago (2012-01-31)
The true and almighty God doesn't give people spirit animals or any of that stuff. Their is a trinity. The father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father gives a stronger concious through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the only guide in a persons life and he only gives it to the people that have complete faith in him. I don't want to discourage you, just wanted to let you know that youre misguided. The Bible tells us that we are Gods greatest creation... So why would an animal be leading our lives or giving us advice if they aren't as important to God?
Charmsdes (2 posts)
12 years ago (2011-12-15)
Deep! Sometimes you just have to listen to their messages. Spirit guides always come with a powerful message. Don't shut these things out but embrace it.

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