What is a power animal?
A power animal is an animal spirit guide. We are born with at least one or two power animals which usually serve as our “permanent” guides. These animals will assist the individual with his or her life path, major life lessons, life purpose, etc. Power animals can also come to us at certain points in our lives in order to assist with specific issues, and can leave if no longer required. So for example, if one is trying to learn how to see reality from a higher soul-level perspective rather than analysing all the little things, an animal guide like Eagle, who can soar high and see the bigger picture, may want to come and help.
Each power animal has unique characteristics, and assists with different issues. These usually correspond to the nature, way of life, and strengths of the particular animal as we see in our physical reality. Lion can assist with courageousness and personal power, Dog can teach loyalty and unconditional love, Butterfly helps with personal transformation or metamorphosis.