November 14, 2012 Your Spirit Animal Appears!
You have spent years preparing for your encounter with your totem, your guide, the one true spirit animal to show you the way through this mortal life and the lands of the spirits. The walls of your room are postered with star charts, astrological profiles, complex mathematical formulas and proofs of your heralded birth, along side sacred Native American Indian totem dictionary photocopies, and National Geographic clippings of animals you think you identify most strongly with. You just know that you are going to have a great one. A great white owl! Or an eagle! Or a mountain lion!
The mystic herbal tea you have prepared will send you deep into the trance state that will allow you to finally encounter and interact with it. You have said all the right mantras you discovered on the internet, fasted for several days, smoked plenty of grass, all to cleanse your mind and body for this moment. Nothing can go wrong. The powers are inside of you now.
With eyes closed, you chant the sacred chants of the peoples who lived long before you, peoples who were in touch with the earth, and the spirits, and the skies, and the antient powers of your ancestors. The forces flow through you, up from the floor, from deep beneath the floor, from the core of the earth itself. The smoke that fills your mind clears away, revealing a tundra, no, a beach, no, what is this place? It is the place you will find your guide. That is all that matters.
There is a noise! You turn…