On my trip to the Jungles of Peru there was a mixed breed of German Sheppard dog (Max) who was often following me around wanting to be patted. During one of the ceremonies Max placed himself to my left on the ground in the temple. During the ceremony Max turned into a Jaguar, one of my Power Animals. I asked him, ”Why are you here.” He smiled and looked at me and said “”I am here to protect you.” Max followed me around during the entire trip into the jungle. I always felt safe.
Spirit animals serve a purpose in our spiritual development as totems and guides. They can teach us unusually lessons when we examine the ways in which they camouflage and dress themselves. The qualities and nature of the animals serves to show us the spiritual medicine what we need to pay attention to in our lives. By understanding the significance of the encounter with the animals we honour our creative essence and our connection to mother earth. Some totems reflect energies operating for short periods of time. Others remain with us from birth, through death and beyond. They are symbols for integration, expression and transformation. They reflect the emotional life of humanity, often reflecting qualities of our own nature that must be overcome, controlled and repressed as a toll of power. If we discover our spirit animals and totems, they can guide us in waking and dreaming, often breaking down out-worn perceptions.
Jaguar represents individuals who have come into the world with their lights turned on and coming into their own power. They should trust their thoughts, inner vision and the ability to go beyond imagined opportunity with discipline. This was confirmation that I could help many others to do what I was doing.
In love and light