Totem animals represents great spirit or that which they need to survive. We all have power animals which can be accessed by meditation. Below are a list of animals and their symbology.
Ant: group mind, patience, action
Antelope: action, agility and sacrifice
Armadillo: safety, boundaries, medicine shield
Bat: rebirth, secrets and initiation
Bear: power, healing
Bears hibernate in the winter, which may explain their association with “dreaming the Great Spirit” or retrospection. The symbolism of the Bear’s cave reflects returning to the womb of Mother Earth. [A Cave is an archetype for the mind – sleep – returning to higher consciousness.] This also suggests a strong feminine aspect, one of nurturing and protection. Bear cubs, born in the early spring, can spend as many as seven years with their mother before reaching maturity. People with Bear Medicine are considered by many as self-sufficient, and
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