While I'm not Native American, their beliefs and views strongly influence my writing and own life choices. I believe everyone has an animal totem or spirit guide that is theirs to call. My main totem is the sea otter. I've loved the ocean and beaches since I was a child. The feminine energy and coquettish charm otters exude fits me perfectly. When I learned that bear and wolf were two more of my guides, it became eerie as my late husband's tribal name was Stalking Wolf and another dear friend's nickname is Wolf. My partner's totem is a grizzly bear.
My mind started clicking on the what if humans could shift into these animals and display their traits and vice versa. I've seen animal pictures that I swear if you looked at them just right, you'd see the human inside. There have been a few humans I've given wide berth too simply because the look in their eyes and their manners said a more animalistic nature lurked just beneath the surface.
What animals are you drawn to? What traits and characteristics do you see in yourself representing them? Share your comments with us.
My new book comes out June 17th at Siren-Bookstrand. The title is Red Hot. Sorry, no shape shifters. You'll find hot sizzling passion, firemen, and second chances at love.
Have a great weekend!