Working Shamanically With Our Animal’s Spirit Tribes
Blogging with Carla Meeske
Spirit tribes are soul collectives that hold memory, myth and identity of their members. Look into the eyes of an ancient breed, like an Icelandic Horse, and you will see the soul of the tribe. Ride an Icelandic at full speed and feel Slepnir's eight legs flying through the air. They feel like they are really your legs, just like it did for Odin riding Slepnir.
One of the shamanic healing techniques I use is reinforcing an animals connection to their spirit tribe. The tribe's healing power can renew the animal physically and emotionally. The tribe's stories explain the animals instincts and needs. When the animal crosses he is reabsorbed into the tribe, and when he is born, the tribe gives birth to him.
Shamanism is all about exploration, and every journey is new. When I journey to animal spirit tribes I learn amazing things about the nature of social connection and our integrated connection with the animals we love. It seems that some spirit tribes are of mixed species, and that explains a lot! What is your experience?