The Seal Totem message: Imagination, Creativity, Dreaming
The 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 energies appropriately.
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 appears.
Soozi van der Linde