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whats a spir guide?
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:50:13 PM »
What is a spirt gudie?

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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 06:03:00 PM »
More or less just like it's name suggests, a spiritual entity  that guides you, rarely appear around other people and most often only in your mind as such things as they say tend to be of a more. . . sensitive nature, going back to the BLEACH examples the spirit of Zangestu (the old man) would be sortta like Ichigo's spirit guide.
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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 06:12:04 PM »
According to what little I know from Native Americans, they can also be animal spirits that are a personification of who you are, come to guide you.
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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 09:55:06 PM »

I think that this is pretty limited, but might it be a good start and will give you some basic information, at least if you are interested in the Native American culture. Many other cultures have their own ideals regarding spirit guides. There really is a lot of great  information out there if you just take the time to look for it.   :-)


Animal Spirit Guides & Guardians
Native Totems a Mythic and Symbolic Key to Healing, Growth & Change

© Victoria Anisman-Reiner

Wisdom traditions teach that worldly wisdom can only be achieved when you first learn to “know thyself.” One of the most popular elements of Native American symbolism is the role of animal spirit guides – animals that represent parts of ourselves and can teach us to integrate, heal and develop both our weaknesses and our strengths.
What is an Animal Guide?

Most Native American tribes believe that our ancestors watch over us and guide us. Our grandparents and great-grandparents act as spirit guides, lending wisdom, support and spiritual protection when we need it – or when we remember to ask.

In addition to the ancestors and other spirit guides, everyone is born with a connection to one or more (usually many more) animal guides.

Animal guides are spirit guides that are animals. They may be animals we have known in life (such as a deceased pet) or they may be personal symbols that represent the qualities of an animal. The characteristics of our animal guides are qualities that we possess or that we need to learn from in our lives.
How Can I Find My Animal Guide or Guides?

What’s your favorite animal? Most people’s guides include animals they are drawn to and care about. Your favorite animal is usually the one to which you have the strongest connection.

Other animal totems may be animals that you resemble or that you are particularly drawn to. If an animal bites you, in a dream or in real life, it is said to be one of your most important animal guide teachers.

Meditation, guided visualizations, and astral travel can all be good ways to meet your animal guides. Some shamans and healers who work with animal medicine guides may be able to “see” or sense some of your guides, and point you in the right direction to learn more.
Nine Animal Guides in Action

Bear – Bear is the part of the self that needs to retreat into its own space, hibernate and heal itself. Bear totem is comforting and protective. Remember those stories about “Mama Bear” fiercely defending her cubs? Bear is a common animal spirit for mothers.

Butterfly – A bewildered caterpillar emerges from the cocoon transformed into a butterfly. Butterfly stands for our ability to accept the beauty of growth and change in our lives.

Coyote – Coyote is the trickster totem. He created confusion, self-sabotage, humour, and that delightful sensation when you aren’t sure if you’ve gone crazy - or had a breakthrough that is going to change you and your world.

Eagle – Eagle is a profoundly spiritual animal totem, representing wisdom and power on a spiritual dimension.

Hawk – Hawk is the messenger and represents perspective. People who have Hawk as a medicine animal are able to see an issue from all sides and avoid jumping to conclusions.

Horse – Horse represents power: personal power and permission to be oneself. When use of the Spanish horses began by the Native Americans, Horse came to represent power because the advantage the animals gave in hunting and foraging. In a generation where women are still working toward equality, horse is a popular totem.

Snake – Snake is a powerful guide for healers. It carries the ability to transform, like a snake shedding its skin to reveal a renewed body and self. Snake enables shamans to transmute poisons of the body and mind.

Spider – In some traditions, Spider is the creator Goddess who spun the world into being. With her eight legs and gift of weaving, spider is the creative totem of artists, crafters, writers and painters.

Wolf – Wolf is the animal guide of true teachers. Wolves are connected to the moon and feminine energy. They are predatory and define themselves in relation to other people of their “pack” (even a “lone wolf” is defined by her or his distance from the pack). Like Dog totem, Wolf is loyal to family and people they consider their own. Wolf guides are very common today – increasingly so as wolves in the wild become more threatened.

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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 04:11:03 AM »
I've heard that totem animals are open only to people of Native American ancestry. Is that belief accurate in your opinion?
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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 04:40:18 AM »

I am a bit Cherokee myself, which in itself certainly doesn’t make me an expert on the subject, but no, I don’t suppose that that is my opinion. I think that if your heart is in the right place, and you have the faith and desire to learn, then I don’t see why it should be restricted to any certain nationality or heritage. But again, that’s just my personal opinion.

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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 02:11:26 PM »
im a bit cherroke and apache

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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 12:33:55 PM »
Personally I think it's open to everybody.
I'm not a native american and yet I have a guide(s) to.
In some cases you have 2, or you switch when going into a new fase of your life.
And also not just limited to a certain amouth of animal spieces, not to forget that is does not always have to be an animal.

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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008, 06:11:04 PM »
oh i see thats intersting

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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 11:05:29 PM »
So it can be a plant or inanimate object as well? Thanks.
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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 11:51:38 PM »
Yep, I also heard from people with a human guide

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Re: whats a spir guide?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 01:51:50 PM »
ive had dreams of bears wolfs and spiders