I have loved animals as far back as I can remember. I played with my "imaginary" animal friend as a child, not knowing at the time what a power animal was. I had vivid dreams and visions throughout my life. I also felt drawn to different animals at different times in my life and when I found out about power or spirit animals, I finally understood why. Reading up on those animals and then going on shamanic journeys and meditations afforded me the entry point into the world of animals on a spiritual level. The reason I prefer the term power animal to spirit animal is simply because it feels more grounded and manifested to me. You are, of course, welcome to use whatever term you like; power animal, spirit animal, animal guide...You choose. The important thing is to have a strong, loving connection and to trust and ask your animal to teach you and share its wisdom with you.
Sparkles & Magic
Starting this article with some extra sparkling magic, the Power Animal we learn about here is the Unicorn. The animal’s name comes from Latin, uni meaning one and cornus meaning horn. Unicorns do not exist in our dimension, so they are not likely to cross the street in front of you like a cat or dog. However, if you are open to it, you just might see them do that anyway.
The Unicorn has been a matter of speculation for centuries. Famous people like the Greek philosopher Aristotle, the Mongolian Great Khan and founder of the Mongolian Empire Genghis Khan, and the Christian Saints Thomas and Gregory all prove through their writings to have considered the Unicorn a real creature. Even the Chinese emperor Fu His writes around 2800 BCE that he had seen a Unicorn and in India, sightings were recorded as well.
Unicorn may come to you in dreams, visions or articles, blogs, pictures and posters. They are said to be very shy creatures, as is shown in the movie “The Last Unicorn.” As they exist in a more high-vibrational dimension, chances are, you are more likely to see them when you are at peace, rather than in a fit of rage, but maybe one will show up just then, too, to remind you to calm down and realise you are loved. Always.
Unicorns come to you to remind you to let your inner child run free and be creative. If you have neglected that side in your life, lately, make an effort to block some time out for a creative pursuit. You’ll find it will help balance you and give you joy, peace and quiet.
“It is only with the heart than one can see rightly.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.”
⁓Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Unicorn reminds you to nurture your sense of awe and magic. It asks for you to look around and see the wonder in all things, especially in nature. Is there something you can do to help protect the environment? Recycle paper, plastic and glass, perhaps, rather than just dumping it all in the bin. You may wish to take part in a park or wood cleaning event, collecting rubbish from paths and ponds. This may also have the added benefit of meeting like-minded people who are sensitive to such issues. Remember the saying, “A stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet.”
Unicorns can also be very helpful when working with special needs and highly sensitive children. They support you in finding a connection to them and making them trust you and learn with you that being highly psychic and intuitive gifts are not something that makes you weird, but that these are valuable talents the world needs. Teach them how to work with the energies, so that they are confident to use them on their own terms and control them, rather than feeling a victim to them.
Unicorns are the most loving and gently affectionate, magical ones amongst the Power Animals. They bring you smiles, rainbows, coloured leaves, sparkly snow, hugs, kisses, happiness, love, sunshine and wonder-full surprises. And not to forget glitter! They teach you gentleness, being able to openly and lovingly express affection and see the world for the magical place it really is.
In today’s stressful and scientific and economic-based world mentality, Unicorn tells us to stop and make time for magic. It reminds you to value such things as natural truth, purity, and love and invite more of this into our lives. It is a reminder that you should open up to there being infinite possibilities and opportunities. Look beyond the obvious and see the beauty inherent in all things.
Be okay with being unique, love yourself and let go of comparisons. No one is you and you can’t be anyone else. As with the Unicorn, there is much more than meets the eye – to you and to the world at large. So be your authentic self, create magic and sparkle your light into the world!