Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Owl girl and magical power animal meditation

Nicole (aka "Owl Girl") loves owls and is very smart! I made the above portrait of her by taking her photograph and transforming it into a work of art. I added the eyeglasses to make her look even smarter.

Nicole considers the owl to be her "magical power animal". Check out the following link for a great article on finding your own.

Here's an excerpt:

Power Animals are spirit animals that protect, teach and guide us in our everyday lives. It greatly increases your magical safety and prowess if you have a power animal.

Here is an easy way to find your own personal magic power animal.

The Magical Power Animal Meditation

Find a quiet place and make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. When you are relaxed and ready, imagine a forest. It can be any kind of forest you are familiar with or that comes to mind.

Imagine walking on a path through this forest. Just keep walking. Breathe. Finally you reach a clearing, maybe a meadow. In the middle of the clearing is a little lake. Everything is very calm and serene, and you are just standing there. Standing and waiting patiently.

At some point, you sense that an animal is approaching you. It can be a mammal, fish, reptile, bird, or insect. It can be huge, it can be tiny. Now you see it. It is looking at you, watching you.

You know that this is your power animal and not just some animal that pops up in your imagination, when you see it several times. How is it behaving? Is it moving? Does it let you see it from different angles? Do you feel a connection in your heart? What does this particular animal mean to you? What is the specific magical support it can give you?

Once you have your power animal, honor and cherish it. Display or create images of it, listen to it, play with it, dance with it. Sense its spirit, tune in to its energetic presence often.

Here are the magical powers of some of the animals, although it is more important what your animal means to you personally.

BEAR: Strength, stamina, introspection, vision.

BEAVER: Building, family, community, security

BEE: Harmony, community, celebration of life

BUTTERFLY: Transformation, change, growth

CAT: The unity of the physical and the spiritual world, magic

DEER: Love, gentleness, sensitivity

DOG: loyalty, unconditional love

DOLPHIN: Freedom, peaceful communication, harmony

EAGLE: Spirit, freedom, honor, higher perspective

ELEPHANT: Commitment, family, nurturing, patience

FROG: Healing, cleansing

GIRAFFE: Grounded higher vision

HORSE: Grounded power, freedom, journey

HUMMINGBIRD: Joy, lightness, beauty, and magic

LION: Courage, leadership, strength that come from the heart

MOUSE: Teaches to pay attention to the small things

OWL: Wisdom, at home in the spiritual worlds

RABBIT: Abundance, health, home

SALAMANDER: Transformation, feeling grounded in the present moment

SNAKE: Transmutation, rebirth, healing

TURTLE: Grounding, protective earth energy

WOLF: Teacher, protector, social skills

Contributed by:

Carna Zacharias-Miller


  1. It's great to see the portrait photo and the end result!
    Love to read about the animals and all of the various symbolic meaning!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fun way of celebrating a totem animal !
    LOVE what you do :)