Totem Talk

Working With The Animal Totems

Julia Watkin's Profile on Etsy:


I've been a professional artist most of my life, mostly as an impressionist painter. In 2003 I had a powerful dream where I saw the world around me as spiritual energy. After that I was able to paint energy in everything I saw, infusing my paintings with something that is hard to explain but obvious when you see my work in person. With this in mind I eventually formed the Energism Art Movement.

The purpose of my work and this art movement is to raise human consciousness and promote healing by helping individuals connect with the universal flow of energy. My art serves as a catalyst or doorway for this connection.

After many years, I developed a method of combining my images with resonated glass, metal and ground opal to create my jewelry. I infuse each with the spiritual energy I channel while creating. Every one comes out a little different as a result.

My artwork is currently in the collections of Deepak Chopra, Carnegie Mellon as well as a lot of private collections. 

Note: People often label my energy jewelry as chakra jewelry or yoga jewelry, but you can call it what you want.

About This Art Style

The swirls in this image represents the spiritual energy that exists
all around us. Pioneered by artist Julia Watkins, this art style, known
as energism, seeks to use art to help humanity connect to universal
energy flow promoting both healing and higher consciousness.

VISIT JULIA WATKINS ART GALLERY to see more of her "energizing" artwork:

Medicine Bear Painting

Native Americans believe the bear to be the "bringer of strong medicine magic." Placing this stunning, hand-signed bear totem print in your home is like bringing a "lucky star" into your midst. It is infused with the energies of introspection, shamanistic healing, fearlessness, intelligence and astrological harmony.

Connecting To The Energy

In this painting, the bear's eyes follow you. No matter what angle you look at him from, the medicine bear seems to make eye contact with you. Try looking at him from the left side, right side, above and below. Energy artist Julia painted it this way to create a totem piece where the spirit animal develops a personal bond with you that strengthens each time you look at him. The eyes are the windows to the medicine bear's immense astral connections. Making eye contact with him ties your spirit to the other side. Of course it is much more powerful in person than seeing it on the web.
Bull Energy Painting
Surging energy force. Virility. Passion. Wealth. Guide to past lives.

Based on a new painting by award winning energy artist Julia Watkins, this image captures the raw power and life-force of the virile bull and helps you, the viewer connect to this metaphysical energy. 

The bull also symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Many have made their fortunes under the sign of the bull. At the same time, the bull guides you on a path to discovering your past lives. The bull renews your passion for life while helping you reconnect to your base (past).

Metaphysical Elephant Painting
Elephant Charge. Unstoppable Power. Creation from nothingness.

Based on the painting “Elephant Charge” by award winning energy artist Julia Watkins, this image captures the raw, unstoppable power of a bull elephant. The image appeared to the artist out of a fold in energy patterns making up an African landscape, creating the perception of something being created from nothingness, as if the artist's imagination willed it to be. She originally named the painting "creation from nothingness" but later changed it to "Elephant Charge."

The Energy

Elephant Charge helps you call upon the raw force of nature to create your own path and destiny. Use its energy when you need to drive, unwavering toward something you have envisioned.

Dolphin Healing Energy
Healing Energy. Spiritual Transcendence. Family ties.

This amazing piece brings to your home the healing energy of a dolphin family. It brings balance and fluidity to stressful situations and strengthens family ties. It also emits a sense of pure joy and wonder in the great adventure we call life.

Horse Energy Medicine
Captures the deep, life-long bond between a girl and her horse.

This image captures the energy of that deep, life-changing bond a young girl feels with her horse. It serves as a daily reminder of how they create their own world. 

Many Ponies Vision Painting
To native peoples the vision of "many ponies" signifies a blessing of abundance from the great spirit. Energy artist Julia Watkins created this painting to help you connect to this wonderful blessing as spirit ponies float between earth and sky, seeming to dance within swirling energy fields while they move across a salt marsh on Shackelford Banks. 

Connecting To The Energy

This is an image that inspires the spiritual dreaming of vision quest, helping you connect to divine blessing of abundance. Stare at it and let your mind float out to the "horse dream" and see what you will see. Ask for the blessing of prosperity (many ponies). Let this blessing fill your home, your family and every facet of your life. 

Lion Spirit Guide Painting
"Provides the strength and courage of the lion totem. Helps you set your future path."

Based on the painting “Lion In The Field Of Possibilities” by award winning artist Julia Watkins. this image came from her recurrent dream where a blond-maned lion acted as her spirit guide, showing her the different results from many choices she faced.

While this piece incorporates the great attributes of the lion totem … strength, courage, self control and cooperation, it also serves as a guide to your future, helping you choose the right path and course for your life.

Peacock Energy Painting
Beauty. Foresight. Clairvoyance.

This image focuses both on the extreme beauty of the peacock and on the illusion of eyes which appear on the tail feathers of the peacock and represent foresight and clairvoyance. The peacock brings to you and your home the gift of foresight … the ability to identify and join with new opportunities for spiritual growth and healing.

More About The Peacock

In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the Peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the Peacock) symbolize the vault of heaven and the eyes of the stars.

In Hinduism the Peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.

Similar to Lakshmi, the Peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Asian spirituality. Kwan-yin (or Quan Yin) is also an a symbol of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Legend tells us she chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution.

Tiger Totem Painting
Release your power and psychic intuition.

This stunning museum grade giclee print was created from the painting “Tiger” by award winning energy artist Julia Watkins. The piece captures the limitless, raw power and psychic insight of the tiger as a totem or spirit animal. If you found yourself strongly attracted to this image, the tiger is probably one of your spirit animals. 

The Energy

This piece was designed to help the tiger soul find balance between his/her extreme personal power and the norms of our society of which tigers often run afoul. It helps us tigers become the true trailblazers and innovators we are destined to be. It helps us release our power in a constructive fashion that leads to long-term success and prosperity. It also focuses our deep intuition, the “inner knowing” that often astounds those around us. It helps us tigers decide when to take action by helping us differentiate between feelings that are based on true psychic insight and those that are based on false preconditioning and fear. Wear it and experience the limitless potential you have been blessed with.

Spirit Wolf Energy Painting
Based on the painting "Wolf Call" by award winning energy artist Julia Watkins, this exquisite piece conjures in us the primal feelings we sense when we hear a wolf howling in the wild.
It is named Wolf Call not due to the sound a wolf makes but rather signifies the wolf calling us back to our instinctual side, helping us rediscover and trust that deeply phychic connection we have through nature.

Chakra Balancing

Wolf Call helps you focus the higher energy violet and indigo chakra colors 
but at the same grounds you in red and yellow, effectively tying divine 
spirit and intuition to the earthly plane. All the chakra colors balance through
two swirling energy vortexes within the wolf and emanate through his voice 
as he howls to the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis.

Energy Healing

This piece was designed to help you connect to the universal flow of
positive energy represented by its swirls, thereby promoting both higher consciousness and healing. Within each piece is hidden reiki symbology to assist the
reiki practictioner in the healing process.

Wolf Totem

The wolf is a pathfinder, guide and teacher capable of using complex nonverbal communication. For we humans, the wolf also represents the archetypal force of psychic insight. These pyschic attributes are further reinforced within the image by background trees that seem to take on the shapes of ravens. When a raven appears with
a wolf the guidance is in the realm of the unseen and sometimes magic. 

How To Use It

Over time you will experience a growing connection to all it represents. Many find they “dream the running wolf dream” which is really a form of astral projection. Others say it emits distinct energy they can feel. While it is not necessary to focus or meditate on the image, many find the result greatly enhanced by this.

Ms. Watkins artwork is currently in the collections of such notables
as Deepak Chopra and Carnegie Mellon University.


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For more information on Julia Watkins, visit the Platris Fine Art
website at or visit the facebook page Energy Artist Julia.

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This is very interesting art, I've never seen anything like it... it's cool!


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