Totem Talk

Working With The Animal Totems

MICHAEL: Music may or may not be used for journeying purposes, as may be found to be preferable to each fragment. Some fragments prefer to "enter the silence" with no outside distractions. while others may prefer to "set the stage" and to "light it" with sounds, colors, and with the elements of nature that may be easily found within that particular animal's natural habitat and environmental setting. Some may wish to use primal rhythms or drumming sounds to call to and to awaken the animal essences from within. It is purely a matter of choice and personal preference, and no one way is better than any other way. We would encourage you to use that type of "inspiration" which most suits your own particular tastes, overleaves and especially your centering preferences.

We would also suggest that when utilizing such external stimulus for *purposeful journey* with your animal essences, that the fragment attempt to match the natural music/sounds/vibrational tone and frequency to resonate closely with that of the "essential" energy and natural environment of animal essence requested for the journey.

For example: For a whales, dolphins and/or porpoises, the fragment may choose to utilize "ocean waves" background sounds or music, "whale and/or dolphin calls", etc., or whatever underwater sounds the fragment can locate that are part of that animals natural environment and awareness. You may also choose to utilize musical influences which are found to be consistent within the cultural contexts in which you are "journeying" with your specific animal essence. Smells, colors, sounds, tastes and textures are also stimulating to the akashic memory senses as well, if the fragment is able to locate such "pure" scents and flower essences readily.

We would close with the comment that setting the INTENTION "to meet and to greet" your Within/Power animal would likely be the single most *influential element* of the essence contact experience, however. The external conditions simply augment and can sometimes enhance what already lies within you each, and it does not necessarily *create it* for you. It merely assists in AWAKENING such direct essence contact experiences from WITHIN you.

There is a subtle distinction here, we would add, that is an important aspect of this inner journey for each fragment. It is, after all an internal meeting and an inner journey, and as such, truly requires NO external devices per se be employed, unless of course, such additional support, stimulation or enhancement is deemed enjoyable and/or relaxing to the individual fragment. Simplicity is often the *key* to greater essence contact experiences and to those *selected experiences* which essence may wish to impart to the perceptions of personality itself.

That is all on this subject for now. ~ Michael

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