Sometimes the soul needs space in order to heal, and this may require the courage to make some external changes in your life. Perhaps you need to switch careers in order to give the soul more room to breathe. Perhaps an unhealthy relationship is constricting the soul, and it’s time to get into therapy, set boundaries, or evesense energy and thus power, because of the loss of the indigenous ways we no longer believe in spiritual power. Through lack of our awareness of the powerful energies around us we lack personal power. This weakness can cause illness, disease and fears. A shamanic practitioner can restore this power by reconnecting with the spiritual energies of animal totems. It is believed that upon birth every soul arrives with a group of spirits that come to guide, protect and empower us throughout our lives. Since our culture no longer focuses on this, this ceremony has been lost to the mainstream thought. The retrieval of this spirit animal energy is a very awakening experience and can be an additional tool in building back the whole again. In indigenous cultures it is a celebration met with great enthusiasm by members of the tribe. The more modern version is an immersion of the power of the animal spirit into the body and this merging of energies creates an often very emotional reunion. Reuniting with your spirit animal can bring back vitality and vigor and it is often a help in calming fears and loss. Getting to know your spirit guides is calling on the resources of your “life board of directors” who can be instrumental in your healing and growth through connection to the spiritual realm.