The Seal Totem message: Imagination, Creativity, Dreaming
Amerindian peoples consider seals to be powerful totem
animals. Seal totems are said to bring several powers to
humans including lucid dreaming, protection from danger,
and creativity. Gentle, playful and adaptable, the medicine
of the seal totem is said to assist humans to move through
emotions with ease and contentment ~ and to help integrate
reasoning with intellect. However, when channeling these
powers, humans should beware of a tendency towards
talkativeness (and even laziness) and redirect or revive
Seals swim above and beneath the water enabling them to
experience both the inner and outer worlds. They teach
those with this totem how to flow, how to hear, and how to
discover the deeper mysteries of their true nature. There
are no limits to the creative energies stimulated by this
medicine. The seal is the keeper of wisdom and shows us
what is hidden deep within ourselves. They teach us how to
integrate the our imagination with the reasoning power of
the intellect. Doing this promotes balance and
harmony on all levels.
A Seal Totem can show you how to develop and focus your
imagination. Seal people are highly imaginative and
very creative, and they need activities that channel and
direct those activities. Hearing and balance
are very important for a Seal totem. Learn to listen
to your inner self and balance your life to it.
Tap into your Seal totem and expect your dreams to become
more vivid and significant.
The Seal has an inherent sense of balance, and lives in the
water but gives birth on land. Seals do not have external
ears, but hear from within, which symbolizes our ability to
listen to our inner voice. Seals swim comfortably both
above and below the water - this totem signifies an ability
to experience both the inner and outer worlds and to
discover the mysteries inside each of us. This can bring
about a balance to steady the problems of life.
Seals are at home in the water but give birth on land.
During the mating season the males can engage in ferocious
battles one minute and be playful and amusing the next.
Seals have the agility to move from anger to complete calm.
Being excellent swimmers they know how to flow with the
ever changing currents. If seal pops its head into your
life you are being asked to review the ebb and flow of your
thoughts and emotions and maintain a point of balance.
Water is a creative element and represents the feminine
imagination and intuition. When a seal appears in your life
it is a signal to pay close attention to your imagination
and insight both in the dreamtime and in the waking state.
Much of what your imagining may have, and usually does, a
strong basis in reality no matter how far fetched it
Soozi van der Linde