The cold November breeze twirled a few dead leaves on the pavement. There was a pleasant silence, we just walked wordlessly along the deserted road. The sky was of a gloomy grey, with blotches of dark clouds scattered across it. My friend and I had just had a long talk about our unexplainable experiences, and we were a little shocked because of the eerie similarities between them. After a long silence my companion softly uttered: "What is your Spirit Animal?". I was stumped for a few moments before realizing I had never thought about that before. I replied: "Well... I don't know..." After this, that was the only thing I could think about for a long time.
My first attempt to find out my Soul Animal was done through meditation. I had often used meditation to find my answers, so I figured this was the right thing to do. After a few moments, I saw a hazy picture in my Mind of a dark shadow that seemed to be crouching down. A little creeped out, I opened my eyes and tried a new approach. Before going to bed, I prayed for my Power Animal, whoever it was, to please come in my Dreams and give me a sign. That night I dreamed of being in a zoo, and seeing hundreds of sad animals in small cages. So far, I was pretty discouraged.
I then tried meditating again for I felt pretty stupid to have opened my eyes in fright the last time I had tried. I isolated myself in my special Spiritual room, lit some scented candles, and sat on my mat made of fake Grizzly Bear fur (keep this in mind). A few moments and I found myself in a dark forest. I was dressed in Native American attire and I felt to have been at least 12 years of age. I took careful attention of my surrounding using all of my Five Senses. Behind me, I heard four baby bears squealing for their mother. Directly in front of me stood a tall, beautiful and serene, Mother Grizzly Bear. She slowly approached me, seeming to be very confident and loving, and gave me a sympathetic rub. In my Mind, I heard Her tell me: "I will be there..." The four younglings behind me suddenly stopped making sounds. Mother Bear gave me a long look and walked slowly towards her babies.
That night, I prayed for her to come in my Dreams. I was positive this was my Soul Animal. In fact, she did come. What I dreamt of was quite amazing. I was in a house next to the most horribly dark and frightening forest. Little demons kept appearing and peeking their heads through my windows. I felt a fright like I never had before. It was so strong, so evil and dark that I almost couldn't bear it. Then, Grizzly Bear came to me through an archway in the home and I hugged Her. She told me She would always be there for me and that She loved me. I felt euphoria running through my veins. The most safe and loving feeling overwhelmed my body. I woke up sweaty and sick but I felt that powerful feeling pulsating within me. I found my Spirit Animal.
I have so many more experiences with my Soul Animal that I would be glad to share with you later on. Thanks for reading my lengthy story! Sorry for taking up so much time =P