We have been blessed of late to be visited nightly by a beautiful red fox. Is it possible that these visits are because the fox is acting as an animal totem and bringing us a message or life lesson?
Often times when an animal that you don’t normally see crosses your path it is a message coming to you from your Spirit Guide telling you to pay attention. Learn about the characteristics of this animal and the symbols that it may hold and you will be clearer on the lesson you are being introduced to.
The First People, Native Americans, have always understood that the animal life around us teaches us many things we need to know about living here on Earth. Follow me as I explain what lessons I believe that the visits from this red fox may be telling my husband and me.
American Indians Believe
Many of the First People, Native Americans, believe that we humans have several animal totems that walk with us on our journey here on Earth. We have the animal of our birth sign that stays with us always.
Specific animal spirits and their medicine teach us the lessons of the four directions; north, south, east, and west. There are also animal totems to guide us in lessons of our above, below, and within. We have animals associated with the clan of people that we were born into and we also have some animals that just come to us as a messenger for a short time.
My husband and I believe that the fox that has been visiting us nightly for the last month or so is a Messenger Animal Spirit. Neither of us have the fox as our birth totem or directional totem. So, he is here to give us a message. We have to see if we can listen quietly enough to hear what he has to say.
The Fox Totem Teaches Us
When fox comes to you to share its spiritual medicine, it is giving you a sign that you should observe the acts of others instead of the words they use. Use the cunning nature of the fox to keep silent about who, what, and why you are observing. Learn the art of camouflage. Personally I think this message is specific to my husband and a situation that he is in.
A Fox Figurine
Having a figurine of your animal totem will sometimes help you to focus when looking for the lesson. Brother fox may not always come to us in the real time so having a little statue of him will help you meditate on his message.