The Nine Totems
Each person has nine animal totems that walk through life with them,
teaching and guiding them.
These animals are found in 7 directions around your spirit:
East, South, West, North, Above, Below and Within.
The last two animals are walking beside you at all times;
your Right Side (male) and your Left Side (feminine).
They are your protectors.
The East totem guides you through spiritual challenges.
It guards your path to illumination.
South totem protects the child within and reminds you when to be humble
and when to trust. It also helps heal your inner child.
The West totem leads on your path to personal truths and inner answers.
It shows you the path to your goals.
The North totem gives wise counsel and when to speak and when to listen.
It also reminds you to be grateful for each blessing each day.
The Above totem is the guardian of the Dreamtime
and gives you access to other realms and dimensions.
The Below totem shows you how to stay
on your life path and how to stay grounded to Mother Earth.
The Within totem in the protector of your sacred space.
It teaches you how to find your life's joy.
The Right totem protects your Male side
and it is your Father protector. This animal carries your courage and warrior spirit.
The Left totem protects your Female side
and teaches you how to nurture yourself and about relationships and mothering.
Special Helpers and Protectors
There are also animal totems which appear when you need them
and stay for only the time necessary. These are helper totems.
These totems have certain characteristics that you need at that time in your life
or when you are ready for the lesson that they can teach you.
They flow in and out of your life as they are needed.
You can also have protector totems that stay with you
for either a short period of time or for many lifetimes,
depending on your immediate needs
and also on the challenges that you will need to face in this lifetime