I was given a fox fur by a Native American Shaman with the thought, "You must be hiding for some reason." I wanted to fully understand why Fox has entered my life at this time. I did some research and found that I need to make some quick responses and cunning decisions with something that is going on in my life. I have several irons in the fire and need to take a good look at what I can do, what I can let go, and what I can turn over to the Universe.
"Being inspired by a fox totem, you can work at developing the sharpness of your mental skills: Analytical intelligence, power of deduction, observation can come into play more powerfully in how you deal with daily matters or bigger projects."
Fox SymbolismThe symbolic meanings associated with the fox are:
The birch tree has been a part of my life since I was in my teens. At 15 my life was turned upside down. My family moved from my childhood home and embarked on a journey that was out of my control. I remember sitting in a field waiting. I had no friends but this stand of birch trees that swayed in time with my heartbeat. I spent hours under those trees not fulling realizing that they were comforting me until we left that place.
In a healing session with one of my teachers, I
Owls hold a lot of power for me. My Brother, Ben, was obsessed with all owls since he was a child. He had a nightmare about being attack by an owl but the it turned out to be made of paper and couldn't harm him, changing his nightmare to an expression of personal power. When he passed away, he became one of my spirit guides and I use his owl totem to represent him.
Owl Spirit Animal
By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor
"The owl spirit animal is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. If you have the owl as totem or power animal, you’re likely to have the ability to see what’s usually hidden to most. When the spirit of this animal guides you, you can see the true reality, beyond illusion and deceit. The owl also offers for those who have it a personal totem the inspiration and guidance necessary to deeply explore the unknown and the magic of life."
When my teacher asked me to feel for my totems, the owl was the first I saw. I awoke that morning with a vision of the Snowy Owl, Hedwig from Harry Potter. (Harry Potter was another of my brother's obsessions) It represented my connection to my spirit guides, to my masculine side, to my intuition. It also represents wisdom in a lot of the descriptions found in many cultures. "the wise old owl." The Native American description of the Snowy Owl says, among other things, that one that has this totem has the ability to tell stories and teach. Very appropriate for me beings I love to teach through analogy.
Native Americans associated the meaning of owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. Its ability to see at night is legend among the Native Americans, and this attribute would be invoked during ceremonies when an oracle of secret knowledge was required.