The totem is born of the earth and the earth is it’s mother. The spirits (energy) that created your totem comes from all the living and non-living things of the land. The spirit of the rocks that lay on the ground, the spirits of the trees and all animals. Like the birth of a star in the universe all the spirits of the land came together to give birth and create your soul. That soul wondered the land in search of the perfect parents whom in turn would give birth to it’s perfect match to carry it.
Think back to the day you were born, the month (season) it was and where. Identify all the animals and plants in the place of your birth that flourished during that season. The trait of the animal and/or plant that you identify the most with will determine what your totem (brother/sister animal/plant) is.
For as long as I can remember I have never considered the power of identity and belonging. It’s not until recently I’ve had to consider the displacement of others and how that effects them. As a traditional Walmajarri person of the Kimberley region of Western Australia that’s what I’ve grown up knowing since I can remember. Understanding my own spirituality, my sense of belonging, how I fit into the grand scheme of things. It has instilled in me the power to seek out new experiences out of my safe comfort zone. To converse with others at a personal level and still maintain a spiritual true north that I could dip into when needed, especially on those days when I needed to refocus
These are some of the T-Shirts I helped collaborate and distribute. If you like you can follow links provided for purchase.