I've noticed alot of people asking for protection, healing, abundance, and work. Even love here or there.
I am a Shaman whose power animal is the raven. I'll start by explaining the difference between a power animal and an animal spirit guide, just in case people do not know. A power animal is the animal reflection of your own soul. This is (in my experience, but I don't claim it to be the only possible truth) where a person's base intuition and drive stem from, as well as their potential and talents. Just because 2 people both have the same power animal does not make this potential the exact same. Power animals can be as different from their own kin as 2 golden retrievers can be from each other, or 2 cockatiels.
Next is the animal totem. Like your power animal, it is always with you. It's not you, though, it's more of a guardian of sorts. While it can affect your intuition, your potential, and your drives, it is not the source of them.
This being said, the next thing I will bring up is animal spirit guides or animal spirits. These are temporary spirits that one can call on when they need help. Always ask, not command them. Most of them are willing to help. To call upon one, simply close your eyes and visualize the animal, then either mentally or by voice, ask it for help with your need/desire. When it leaves, if you need help again, you can always call another one.
Certain spirit animals are helpful for certain things, which brings me back to the start of this post. For protection of yourself, your family, and your territory, both spiritually and physically, the wolf can be a great and friendly protector. Calling a wolf acts like a ward, except it travels with you. Even if you forget it is there, it will protect you. It can also you set boundaries with people. For breaking away from people who are negative or harmful emotionally or physically, the feral cat is your best bet. If breaking away from them seems too extreme, the arctic fox will help shield you from negativity or criticism.
For healing, of yourself or others, physically, mentally, spiritually, or emotionally, the raven is the way to go. They are friendly, but not mischievous creatures. Raven spirits are powerful healers and also aid in communication with spirits. In fact, they are the best spirit when it comes to healing people far away from you. For calming anxiety, the bat is your best friend. For abundance and having faith that you will get what you need, buffalo or white tail deer are assets. For resource management and the like, place your faith in squirrel. If it's about getting more money, look to the crane. When it comes to love, the swan will help you find your true love, and the flamingo will help you flirt, court, be romantic, and have confidence. As far as things of a more sensual nature, the dove would help with that. For fertility and having children, the duck, mouse, rat, or rabbit may have what you need. There are many more animal spirits you can call on who can help you in many ways. These are just a few of them.
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I'm a spiteful, hateful, venomous creature, a pupil with no scruples who's no better then my teacher. Also not actually a raven.