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Question of the Week: 106 - 4/13/2003

What Is Your Inner Animal?

Do you tend to ‘bark’ at people? Howl at the Moon perhaps? Do you have catlike reflexes or can your psychic ‘whiskers’ pick up nearby energy vibrations? Do you have a ‘nest’ or like to ‘burrow’ under the covers? Do you actually even growl sometimes?

What animal traits do you think that you sometimes exhibit? Has anyone ever told you that you remind him/her of some animal?

How much of an animal nature do you think that we humans might retain? Should we attempt to completely conquer or tame the ‘animal’ within? Or do you consider your inner animal to be an ally or alter-ego?

What is the name of your inner animal? If you share space with an actual animal, does the animal (or animals) consider you ‘one of them’? Can you and your animal friends communicate in mysterious ways?

 Reponses:   There are 127 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 


I Connect With WOLVES Apr 15th. at 11:24:02 pm UTC

Baby (Indiana) Age: 21 - Email


I would have to say my inner animal is Wolves and dogs. My mother told me that if you feel connected with something then it is your protecter. Even when I was a toddler I was around my grandfather's dobermans more than my family. I can tell tell when they are sick, happy, or in pain. They understand me better than any human. My dog has helped me through my toughest times better then anyone else. That is why I believe my inner animal is canines in general.


My Inner Animal.... Apr 16th. at 12:04:03 am UTC

Brighid (Oaky Forest) Age: 15 - Email


is probably a lion. I'm a leo, there's 2 others in my family, so things sometimes get ugly. But still, I have always liked lions, how they look, how powerful they are. I can be very relaxed, but I can also be very aggressive too.


Thats Right A.... Apr 16th. at 12:14:07 pm UTC

Dragonfly (Texarkana) Age: 19 - Email


Thats right its a dragonfly. No great mystery. I remember when I was younger I was deathly scared of dragonflies, I thought they had a nasty sting or bite. Afterall the dragonflies over here in East Texas get big.

Anyhoo, one day I was down by the pond on my grandparents place, and fell asleep in the sun. Now could be the dragonflies that were near the water but I had the most amazing experience. Light danced across me like ripples of water and I could hear the dragonflies hovering over me. I became extremley relaxed and the light got brighter and it seemed like more dragonflies started appearing. This carried on for what seemed like hours. Then I woke up and there on my knee was this beatiful beast. A dragonfly that had this bright green with shades of blue was sitting on my knee. It seem to look at me and say, "Now were not that bad are we?"

Its was then I feel a connection with these creatures. Since then I crave the warmth of the sunlight and the water. I get all drawn in the winter, but come summer its a whole new world. And when I look back I realize dragonfly has always been there watching me and now I don't run from them, I sit among them.


Batt & Cats Apr 16th. at 12:33:30 pm UTC

frankaint (USA) Age: 24 - Email


Well I have a cat a she really does think im her mother--As for my innner animal its a bat--why do I say that? they never did scare me like they did most pepole, and I think their the coolest little critter. A mouse with wings how neat is that. I went to close the barn door once and it wouldnt close, there was somehting blocking it, there on the top of the door was a bat that was asleep, it opened one eye and looked at- as it to say can I help you. I never fogot that i always felt a affinty for the little guys..


Whale Songs Anyone? Apr 16th. at 12:49:23 pm UTC

Diosa de la Luna (Rock Hill, South Carolina) Age: 18 - Email


I have to say whale. Yep, that's me. I've always loved to swim, and I feel so connected with the ocean, and the songs of humpback whales bring tears to my eyes. They sound so sad. Anyways..that's me! :)


Black Panther Apr 16th. at 1:59:34 pm UTC

Morgain (Tennessee) Age: 33 - Email


I learned of my inner animal after a chant, meditation and a beutiful and thrilling dream. this occured 13 years ago and it fits me perfectly.
I have jet black hair and blue and sometimes green eyes. Very cat like movements. I am a dancer.


Always Had A Thing For... Apr 16th. at 2:37:58 pm UTC

Nightcrawler (a place where all dreams become reality) Age: 15 - Email


ive always had a thing for dragons, so i wish i was one of them. but ive been told that im different depending where i am.
in the water ive been told i swim like a mermaid; fast and smooth. on land ive been described as being as quick as a cheetah or horse, (take your pick) . and i love flying sooo much my mates reckon that if i had wings, id never touch the ground again! but hey, if i were to describe my inner animal, id hope to have a bit of everything; wings, tail, strong speedy legs, you get the picture.
The thing is i think i have, or at least i dreamt it. you ever had the dreams where your being chased? well, being chased by other people who want to hurt you? well i have, and i dont know how i did it, but somehow i got away over land, through a huge expanse of water, and even over a cliff into the air. but hey, thats dreams for ya!


And The Award Goes To... Apr 16th. at 3:33:36 pm UTC

Morning Song (Va) Age: 24 - Email


Wolverine. I had been on a quest to discover my animal guide and this animal kept approaching me in meditation.
I kind of have it's qualities. I'm grumpy sometimes, probably more than usual. I like my peace, space, ect. to go undisturbed. Otherwise you'd better have a good reason for bothering me.
I believe it is trying to teach me how to balance my emotions and pickiness. So far I've gotten a lot easier to get along with. At least, that's what my husband is saying.
It's very hard to live with the wolverine, but there's still many more lessons to be taught.


Lumbering Beasties Apr 16th. at 4:03:01 pm UTC

Feribear (Western, MA) Age: 30 - Email


well, I have always had connections with Earth dwellers. I think my strongest connection is with Ursa. I would say "Bear", but all the bears from the Ursinae subfamily pop in from time to time, depending on who is needed when and what for. It is kinda neat. Both genders and all 7 genus wandering in and out of my life ... makes fo ran interesting ride.

Recently, I have been experiencing Gorilla, which is really odd because I am not maternal in the slightest. But I am a wicked social animal and my family means everything to me. I have a close nit group of female friends with the occasional male meandering by. We help with each others kids and color each others hair and fingernails .. so I guess we are like a troop of the great apes


Bastet Remembered...? Apr 16th. at 4:04:39 pm UTC

Life (Here...for Now.) Age: 27 - Email - Web


My family has always loathed cats; I knew very few people who had them while I was growing up, actually. I'd always been cautioned about the secretive nature...the frustrations with general feline aloofness...the wariness of that sedate nature that can all too easily erupt in a fury of claw and teeth...
And yet, I've always been drawn to them.
These creatures so content to groom themselves and stretch languidly in the rays of Sun...the ease with which they will confidently sidle up to even the most disinterested stranger and make their presence known with the most gentle--yet forceful--brush against the leg...I AM HERE. YOU WILL PAY ATTENTION...until I'm ready to be gone--and then just as suddenly I will leave.
Playful one minute...casually self-assured the next...watching your every movement (even when you believe me to be asleep) ...eager for attention...just as eager to be left alone...stretched out in front of Sun...staring wistfully into the eyes of Moon...and just when you least expect it...
I'll be right back in your lap.


The Sea Calls My Name Apr 16th. at 4:15:40 pm UTC

miekoali (ft smith, arkansas) Age: 25 - Email


I have always lived inland either in Ohio or arkansas where i have lived most my life
I have always wanted to be near the ocean then one day i went. i was 5 years old and was watching out into the ocean and i saw these fish jumping beside a boat and later i found out they were dolphins. i dont know what it is about them, but they have always called to me. I dream everynight about the ocean and belonging to it. I also seem to find my favorite thing to do is swim. I know it sounds kind of corny but it doesnt to me and thats what matters.


Wolf Apr 16th. at 4:29:15 pm UTC

cassandra (winnipeg) Age: 42 - Email


When I was in my 20's I had this dream.
I was running in the woods. There was deep snow all
around me and birch trees as far as i could see.I heard a noise. I saw a rabbit. I give chase.
As I'm chasing the rabbit I look behind me and I see
a tail I think what the--. I keep chasing and I finally
catch the rabbit. In my dream I kill it and tear its
belly open with my teeth, at this time I realize that I'm a
wolf. I wake up with the taste of blood in my mouth.
This dream comes to me twice.
When I was 31 I saw myself as a duck.
I'm swimming in the lake, all of a sudden I'm moving very fast over the water. I'm no longer in the lake but above it. As I going higher and higher I look under me and I see these two little orange webbed feet.!!!! I look to my right and see a wing.!!!! I look down I see the lake far, far below me. I think 'oh, great I'm a duck, and I'm afraid of hieghts!


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