|didn't know I was such a buddy to the lions did you?|
a Golden Retriever...
|Conchscooter's English Golden Retriever 'Cheyenne'|
and an otter or a beaver (sorry, don't have any pictures... but you can picture the otter frolicking and the beaver busily building...). That's it. Those four.
At the time, I scored heavily as a Golden Retriever. It was depressing because the Retriever is a nice enough pet, but not something I aspired to be as a human being. I wouldn't have minded if I had scored as a lion. After all, there is Aslan. He is the great lion who is "dangerous" "not a tame lion." But he is good and throughout the Narnia chronicles he is gentle and wise. So, being a lion wouldn't be a bad thing.
But I didn't score as a lion.
I was a Golden Retriever. *sigh* A house pet.
Later, I did various other personality tests and my view of myself broadened. I realized that wasn't the whole picture. And I realized that first test had presented a very limited (and limiting!) view of myself and of anyone else who I might try to put into those four categories. People are as varied as the animal kingdom itself!
A few years ago I decided to choose the animal that I would emulate, the one that speaks to the spirit that I wanted to have and the one that corresponded to the spirit I already had. It wasn't hard to choose. I knew myself well enough that when I read the description of this creature, I knew I had found my match:
- Communication skills
- Understanding the power of rhythm in your life
- Use of breath to release intense emotions
Remember, some of these I strive to meet, others I think are already part of my personality. This is the wisdom of the...
What is your spirit animal? If you don't know, you can go here to choose one!