I’ve been into Totemism for a really long time; however, I’ve only recently began my pursuits in acquiring more knowledge about the subject and really putting myself into it. (It was mostly due to school/college, I’ve never really had time for myself). Recently I bought a copy of Lupa’s DIY Totemism and began practicing meditation. It’s a wonderful book, by the way; I’d definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to get into working with Animal Totems!
Well I’d been in a rough patch when it came to meditation. I couldn’t find any way to settle myself down and just let myself go. My mind was just thinking non-stop, and honestly I felt really bad. I thought “Here is this subject I love so much, but I can’t do it because I can’t even get the basics of meditation right.” I didn’t give up, though, I kept trying. Time after time I’d fail. Well, with nothing to do tonight I decided I’d give it another shot, but this time I’d try something a little different. So I popped on Youtube, found a video on guided meditation for beginners, and laid down to get comfortable while I just listened to it; I had no goal in mind other than to just meet a totem no matter what species. I was skeptical because nothing I had done had worked up until this point. I put that thought into the back of my mind and gave it a go, and here I am 30 minutes later having met my first totem! Oh man, I was so excited to write down the whole experience in my journal, and I didn’t leave out a single detail. Finally, I found what works for me and can’t wait to journey back to meet this totem again!
I had to do a little research to discover what animal it was that came to me, but I finally narrowed it down and even found a picture that looked just like the animal I saw.
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Anyone know just exactly what color morph of Dendrobates Pumilio this is? I looked at a morph guide but none of the morphs had coloration like this one. I thought it looked like a Bastimentos of some sort. I hardly know anything about Poison Dart frogs though so feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!
Excuse my rambling, I’m just excited =3 I really need to go work out now, though, so I’ll return in a few hours.