Spirit animals are all around us, and sometimes they are in our pets. Our spirit animals are spirits that guide, protect and support us through life’s journeys. They are chosen because of the similar characteristics we share. It could be any animal such as a wolf, tiger, cat, or one of many other possibilities. This blog focuses on the meaning of dogs as our spiritual guides and the spiritual benefits we can receive from them.
Symbolism of spirit animals
I believe that our pets are actually our guardian angels, that they have more guidance to offer us than we realize. Spirit animals bring awareness and help lead us through life, acknowledging our higher purpose. Understanding their symbolic meanings can bring us a sense of safety and confidence in what we do. Dogs in particular symbolize vigilance and often act as a guardian and protector. They help us through our weaknesses and build on our strengths, improving our physical, mental and spiritual state.
Your dog as a spiritual guide
How do you find and connect with your spirit animal? You can find and connect with your spirit animal through meditation or through your dreams. For example, the relationship with our pet dog is an example of true friendship, with a lot of affection and quality time together. They are always by our side during troublesome times. They teach us to treat our friends and family with the same amount of love and respect. Meditating with the intention to understand our dogs may lead us to more effective ways of loving or respecting others. If you have experienced loneliness or betrayal some time in your life, dog totems may present themselves to you, showing you that loyalty still exists.
Meditate with me to understand the connection, meaning and lessons that can be learned from our dogs, by being silent and still in their presence. Dogs are a symbolic reference for family, devotion, and patience. Their attributes include perseverance, protection, sensitivity, purpose, and joy. They are loyal to anyone who treats them with love and affection. When a dog spirit animal comes into your life, it can mean that you are loyal and true to those around you.
Animals teach us about spirituality and help improve our physical and spiritual well-being to enjoy a lifetime of prosperity. The dog totem or spirit animal is the most common one and tells us a lot about how we give and receive love from those we care about. Discover more by signing up for my newsletter.