Heather Carter on YouTube put together a series of prompts titled #31DaysofWitchcraft that she’s been working her way through since the beginning of May. I really like this idea, but I can’t handle the responsibility of any more daily posts, so I thought that for the next few weeks, I would do one (or a few at a time) for the end of week “My Pagan Perspective” posts and work through them a bit at a time.
I can’t remember how many of these I’ve done so far, but I have a whole list still to go! So here’s prompt #7.
Do you work with a specific animal spirit? If so, which animal and why? If not, is there one you would like to work with?
I actually don’t work with animal spirits outside of using animal decks in my divination practice. I don’t feel comfortable working with them, because it feels like if i were to work with the Fae. As if I’m using them.
My moral compass says that using them in this way is not okay. At least, not for me. Animal spirits, like the Fae, are my friends. I don’t use my friends… so I wouldn’t use animal spirits.
That said, I might seek advice from them, and there are certain animal spirits / animal energies that I feel a close connection to such as the sea turtles and both river otters and sea otters. This doesn’t negate the connection that I feel to a lot of other animal energies, but those are the ones I am drawn to the strongest.
I also like bears… although that isn’t really so much something that I connect with personally, as that they just make me happy.