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.