My new blog at Witches and Pagans is up.
Animals of the Heart are the animals who want to share their lives
with you. Offering their friendship, these animals want to be a part of
you. I prefer calling animals who bond with you as “Animals of the
Heart.” For me, the terms of “totem,” “power,” and “familiar” are
specific to their religious traditions. I know that people use these
words interchangeably to mean the same thing. “Animals of the Heart” is a
general term that I use to denote the type of animal that people feel a
deep connection with.
Animals of the Heart come in all forms. Some of them have been with
you since childhood. I have met people who have been happy with Goldfish
as their Animal of the Heart because they had them as pets. Meanwhile,
other people have been fascinated by unicorns or dragons as children. As
adults, they look to these mythical animals for wisdom.
Other Animals of the Heart represent your inner character or personal
characteristics. For example, my family calls me, “Squirrel.” According
to them, I am always “bright-eyed and bushy tailed.” They also find me
to be a bit squirrelly.
Read more at Animal Wisdom: Animals of The Heart.
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