At TimberwolfHQ, as a Spiritual Warrior and Seeker of the Way, I try to promote an open community. This extends to being a place where my readers are able to send me their stories and ask for them to be published. That is the case with the following article. I was sent it some time ago and due to unforeseen circumstances was unable to publish it until now. So sit back, relax and enjoy the story of my reader Black Bear and how she found her Animal Totem as presented by Timberwolf.
Black Bear writes:
I found my Animal Totem in an interesting way. I kept having these dreams about a wolf pack called the Dream Wolf Pack. I dreamed that I was part of the pack. The meaning of these dreams were intriguing me, so I looked up Wolf Dreams on Google.
Then, I came across the article about Animal Totems here on TimberwolfHQ. This got me thinking about Animal Totems. I had never heard of them before. I read the article again. Then a thought struck me: maybe the Wolf was my Animal Totem? I was almost 100% sure that my Animal Totem would be Wolf. Naturally, I was scared that it wouldn’t be and wasn’t sure I wanted to find out. I had never meditated before and I’m not sure that I ever have, to tell the truth. So when I tried to meditate to find my Totem, it didn’t really work. Instead I pictured a wolf with lizards strangling it. Then the wolf glowed and the lizards fell off. I thought that this was just my imagination, because I wanted my Totem to be Wolf. So I had to find a different way of finding my Spirit Guide.
I searched on YouTube, how to find your Animal Totem, and I found this video
I saw that on the comments that using this video had worked for people, so I gave it a try. The first time I listened to it, it did not work. The second time, however, did work.
You had to imagine a natural environment. I imagined a forest with tall green trees reaching up to the sky. The sun was shining down in golden shafts, turning the leaves translucent. There was a pretty little stream running through the woodland.
Next, you walked down a path untill you reached a clearing, where you were to sit down and wait for your Totem to come to you. I sat on a rock by the stream and waited. At this point, I thought a wolf would appear. However, through the trees, came a Black Bear. At that moment, I knew that I had been wrong about Wolf being my Totem. Of course, as it turned out my Totem was to be a Black Bear. 1
“Hello, my name is Tarkeith, and I am your Totem. I will be here for you always,” he said. I thanked him and ran over to him. It was like meeting with an old friend. His fur was so soft, and he had such green eyes. Like the leaves on the trees in the beautiful forest.
I have recently found out that the name Keith means woodland. I did not know this before meeting Tarkeith, so now I understand part of his name. I also found out that streams are connected to the Bear. I discovered that Bear is a healer. I think that the wolf dreams were sent by Tarkeith so that I would find him, because I have always loved wolves and still do.
They led me to Timberwolf HQ where I learned about Totems. This, of course, led me to find Tarkeith.
Tarkeith has shown me two things. During a meditation, he once led me to a berry bush with red berries2 on it. “These berries represent happy moments,” he said. Then he picked one off, and threw it to the ground. “You wouldn’t throw away a happy moment, would you?” he asked. Then he gave me a berry and it tasted of sugar and syrup. He was showing me that I should be grateful for everything I had.
Another time, we were in the same forest with the stream. “How big is the forest, Tarkeith?” I asked. “The forest goes on forever, just like the opportunities in life. It just depends on how much of it you explore, and how much of it you ignore.” was his response. Finding your Totem is a wonderful thing. I hope that everyone who wants to find their Totem will be as successful as I was.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I found my Totem.
Well readers, what do you think? Are you willing to give this video a try and see if you too can find your Animal Totem?