name is Matooka MoonBear. Thank you for choosing to participate in
these lessons. I hope you will find them fun and rewarding. I do
recommend the book Animal
Speak by Ted Andrews. However, it is not
necessary in order to complete this workshop.
This is a 4
week workshop on finding and working with your power animal. Other
terms used are Animal Allies or Totems. Every person has totems. In
these lessons you will meet your sacred animal, learn about them,
and work with them. They are great spiritual helpers, guides and
There are 4
lessons in the Power Animals Workshop. You will receive one lesson per
week. Completed lessons are due each Friday. Upon the completion of
each lesson, the next will be sent to you. I will review your work and
send feedback. If you have any questions during this journey, please
feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Power Animals Workshop
with Matooka Moonbear
Now let’s begin.
Lesson I: Meeting your
This is a
visualization journey through meditation. Please read through your
meditation before beginning. Sit or lay in a comfortable place with no
interruptions. You may wish to light candles and smudge with sage or
other herbs before you begin.
Take deep cleansing
breaths allowing your body to relax while focusing on the rise and fall
of each breath. Follow the beating of your heart like a great mother
drum. Bring your awareness to a beautiful place in nature. What are the
sounds like, the colors, the smells, the temperature? What is the
season? Find a comfortable spot in these surroundings and sit down.
Fully take in this space. Enjoy it, make it real. As you are enjoying
this beautiful place, allow your heart to ask for your spirit animal to
come and make herself known to you. You notice an animal appear in the
distance and it is moving toward you. You feel your excitement rise as
she approaches. Finally, before you is this wonderful being. Greet her
or him. Give thanks for it’s coming and making itself known to you.
Spend some time communing. Then, when it is time to say goodbye, reach
into your pocket and retrieve an offering. Give it to your totem with
gratitude. Say goodbye. She turns and walks away. You watch as she
looks back at you. Your awareness knows that there will be other
encounters. Give thanks for this beautiful place in nature and make an
offering of prayer. Begin now to return to your body feeling the rise
and fall of your breath. Becoming fully present in your body. Take time
to ground. Write your experiences down in your journal.
You have met your
Power Animal. Give thanks to her for revealing herself to you. Make an
offering of some kind. Perhaps donations to a rescue or go and offer
cornmeal to your favorite tree in her name. It only matters that your
intention is there.
Please send your experiences to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org