Spirit animal

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While answering another post I got to thinking of my great grandmother, a full blooded Onondaga Indian. When I was very young we used to go visit her on the reservation near Syracuse NY. When I was in my 40's we had a pair of albino sibling deer that lived in our vicinity. One was a doe and one was a 6 point buck. I was hunting down behind my house in November when the doe came ghosting through the woods 50 yards in front of me. I put the crosshairs on her chest thinking what a beautiful full body mount she would make. I moved my finger to the trigger and I swear I heard my great grandmother whisper in my ear "bad medicine to shoot the ghost deer". I moved my finger off the trigger and sat there shivering. Funny what you think of when out in God's country.
I'm not a religious guy, but have always thought that indigenous people on all the world's continents, especially here in America, had a better handle on what to hold sacred: the earth, the sun and moon, the wind and rain and the animals in the field. Your grandmother was in touch with all of that and I would listen to her advice as well.
Everyone here has a Dreaming, usually an animal but not always. Praying mantis, whirly-whirly, bernuk (bustard), mosquito, goanna, snake, etc. Most people can’t eat their Dreaming, which is unfortunate for them if it’s a delicacy like bernuk. If they do, they get sick.
This thread reminds me of a movie "The emerald forest", Powers Boothe, 1985. In this movie, a main chacracter dedicated his life to find his son, lost as kid in Amazon Jungle.
During the movie he finds his spirit animal being jaguar.

From google, defintion:
In certain spiritual traditions or cultures, spirit animal refers to a spirit which helps guide or protect a person on a journey and whose characteristics that person shares or embodies. It is also metaphor, often humorous, for someone or something a person relates to or admires.

If any of the forum members wish to find his spiritual animal, just search the google - you can find various questionnaires and after you answer the questions you will know what is your spiritual animal

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