According to wiki, a power animal "represent a person's connection to all life, their qualities of character, and their power."
It seemed obvious- it had to be a water dweller for one thing. But I couldn't decide on a fish or dolphin, etc. Then Ry suggested an otter, because they are cuddly. When I thought about it I loved the idea! Sea otters can live on land but love to be in the ocean. In fact they don't make dens and can live their whole lives in the water if they choose. They have very fashionable fur pelts! And they hold hands to avoid drifting apart when they sleep on the water.
practical and lovely!
I decided that a sea otter was my spirit animal.
Then I did some research and guess what? In actual Shamanism, having the otter as a power animal represents woman’s healing wisdom, sensibility without suspicion, guidance in revealing ones talents, psychic awareness, and faithfulness.
a mama otter with her baby
I'm cool with that. So what is your spirit animal?