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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?
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| Inner Animal ||Apr 18th. at 12:13:00 am EDT|
|Danii (Lynchburg, VA) ||Age: 19 - Email |
I'm a wolf. Sometimes I act like a bit of a dog, but that's probably cause I'm still growing out of being a cub and have a while to go.
| ....after All I'm A Big Cat. ||Apr 18th. at 12:55:26 am EDT|
|Galeena (Humacao) ||Age: 26 - Email |
Some times i'm a lion, sometimes a panther, sometimes a wild cat, it all depends on the enviroment and the situation. It all comes around because I have like a animal sense (7 sense) ..it does not matter if I know them, or not...thats me..after all.
| Wolf! ||Apr 18th. at 1:44:42 am EDT|
|Allusearna Wolf (QLD, Australia) ||Age: 17 - Email |
I’m a Wolf, through and through. I’m loyal, and my friends always tell me that they feel as if they can trust me. Wolfs take a mate for life, and I share that view too. Most girls my age might ‘be in love’ with a guy one day, hate him the next, go out with another one for a few months, then dump him and find another. I could never do that. Nor do I like the whole divorce thing, except where really necessary. I take my time in giving my trust to others, but once I have, I am completely loyal.
I have always had a special connection with canines in general. We live in a street filled with dogs, and I have a dog myself (who I look to as a friend, and have long conversations with. Not in words, but we understand each other) . In recent years, I have been drawn to Wolfs, and even though by day I walk with dogs, and by night with wilfs in my dreams, I believe that the Wolf never leaves me side, as he is both within me, and without me.
| Inner Animal Or Animals? ||Apr 18th. at 4:09:08 am EDT|
|Raven Wolf (Calgary. Alberta) ||Age: 30 - Email - Web|
I don't know if i could say i have a inner animal but rather a combination of many.I have always loved nature and her creatures, so I spent alot of time in forests, coast lines and so on.Once I enter the wilderness I become a diffrent person.I rely on my sences more, become hyper and have an uncontrolable urge to run and use every fiber that is me.I have been accused by friends of being a squirel for the speed in which I run up trees and move through them.I like to stalk deer shadowing their moves to see if I can get close enough to tackle one if I wanted.I have noticed that when I run up really steep inclines (or stairs) I run on my hands like the larger primates.I have friends who tell me I run through the woods like a wolf on the sent of a deer because of the way I run over, around or under the fallen trees.I'm sure we all have at least one animal trait even if it is unknown to us.We have to remmber that we are animals first before we are anything else.Unfortunatlly most of society has forgoten or chooses to denigh this.So yes! I think we retain much of our animal nature and should explore and imbrace it as long as it causes no harm.No! I don't think we should completely tame our animal nature because it is part of what we are and can help us more clearly understand who we are.I definality consider our inner animals an ally and not an alter-ego. An alter-ego would mean the inner animal was seperate and not part of us.I personally belive it to be an asspect of us all that helps define our personalities and veiws of the world around us.I share my space with two snakes and two lizards, now if they consider me as one of them I couldn't be sure but they certainly are visably more relaxed with myself than anyone else.As far as communicateing goes we have our own little system.I have allways understood animals better than most people I know but personally I think if you spend enough time with someone regardless of species you learn to communicate well enough. Raven Wolf
| Raccoon ||Apr 18th. at 10:34:32 am EDT|
|Meryl (Connecticut) ||Age: 16 - Email |
I'm closest to a raccoon in liking the night and being curious about things.
| I Am All Animals Of The Worlds , Seeing W/ All Eyes. ||Apr 18th. at 2:48:05 pm EDT|
|Strbear aka. Smartbehr (Sin Cty Las Vegas, NV) ||Age: 39 - Email - Web|
I'm a mystical Bear from the Stars that looks over this world and feels sadness from the masses/other animals.Love is only a word here and not a feeling or experience.I'm glad that I'm here , so that the children of this world can hug me whenever they choose.
| Fowl And Feline... ||Apr 18th. at 4:08:20 pm EDT|
|Nicole Mann (Iowa City, IA) ||Age: 19 - Email - Web|
If I had to describe myself, it would most definately be a mix of fowl and feline. My favorite chair in my apartment, and sought after since I was very little, is a papasan - my nest. My best place to lounge is on a doublesided pillowtop mattress - any cat's sundrenched dream. I am more comfortable in these two places than I am anywhere else in the world, that is - if my mate is gone.
As for anamial traits exibited, I do have the tendancy to meow. I have developed a language of it, and most of my friends understand and play along in their own fun. We even have bi-lingual "cats" in our group. A japanese "nr-ow", a texan slurred "mr-oooow". Very amusing, and hillarious when we're out in public and slip up.
I've also been told in my life that I have the eyes of a hawk. Imagining myself in astral form I see wings of my own on my back, and I have the skill of talons with any blade put to my hand. Sword, that is - knife fighting is a lot harder than it looks.
To me, there is no reason that I should burry this for the sake of conquering the animalistic nature within? I do not consider it to be an alter-ego, but it is the best description of myself I can surmise.
A final though, though. If I did have to asses myself for a 'totem' animal, it would be neither of these. Instead, it would be something of a combination, along with a dash of the fantastical. The Griffon has always been my inner symbol of strenth, remaining sacred because I donot surroudn myself with the image of it. I keep it in myself for the purposes of personal understanding, and merrily mew or nest in the companionship I share with my closest friends.
| My Inner Animal ||Apr 18th. at 4:59:17 pm EDT|
|J Sroga (North Bay, ON, Canada) ||Age: 16 - Email |
im pretty sure that my inner animal is a hawk or falcon. my element being air, and being a gemini, all my life ive had dreams of soaring through the clouds, free of everything that is constraining on Earth. its always been my lifelong goal to skydive as well....thats probably as close as i can get to actually physically flying, without landing on the ground with a SPLAT!
| Feline ||Apr 18th. at 4:59:24 pm EDT|
|Neko (Calgary, Canada) ||Age: 21 - Email |
When I was 12 years old I insisted that I was a cat in a past life.
When I was 17 I had a girl I'd never met before who was a Hindu come up to me and tell me she knew I was a cat and asked what I was doing in a human body.
I can purr and meow and growl with the exact pitch and tone of a cat and I tend to want to swat at things. I also have this thing about sleeping in the sunlight hehe. At night I wanna get out and run around... Cats follow me around and "talk" to me. I can also "speak" back to them cause I know all the body signals of their silent language.
Everyone who meets me tells me that they're reminded of a cat. So I adopted the net nick of Neko, from the japanese word for cat.
Further more I sometimes feel like I should have a tail and ears high on my head lol.
| Inner Animal ||Apr 18th. at 5:40:03 pm EDT|
|Paula (colorado springs, colorado) ||Age: 25 - Email |
My husband says that I was a cat in a previous life. He scratches my back and rubs my head and I actually purr and arch my back. He thinks it's hillarious.
I love to sit and look out the window at the squirrels in my yard and want to go play with them. I have a tendancy to see into one's soul and I can swear that I've used up 3 or 4 of my nine lives already.
I love playing with things that dangle down within my reach and I actually knead my husbands chest when I'm relaxed and we are getting ready to go to sleep.
I don't know why I think this, but animals are never afraid of me and cats seem to be attracted to me whenever they are around. I feel a kin ship with them and understand them when they purr.
Lying in the sunshine is bliss and I can deffinately understand why a cats' life is grrreeeeaaaatt!
| My Inner Animals... ||Apr 18th. at 7:39:48 pm EDT|
|Mathair Cat (Clarksville, TN USA) ||Age: 30 - Email |
Like the previous person that submitted, my mother always told me I was a cat in a pervious life. For the reason that I like to grab a hold of loved ones or a wall and stretch like a cat (looks like a Yoga postion really) . My eyes, and that I sleep like one. Of course this all co-insides with my name, Mathair Cat & my Cherokee name (which most know I can't share) . And the fact that one of my totems and that comes out the most is Cougar.
Than there is the Grizzly bear, Hawk, and Stallion. I feel connections with all there, however. The Cougar is the one that appears in me the most.
| Totally Feline ||Apr 18th. at 10:09:08 pm EDT|
|Joshua (Van Buren Arkansas) ||Age: 14 - Email |
Ok its embarressing to admit but when someoen piss me off ill growl or hiss like a cat. And Ive been told I remidn ppl of a feline.
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