We’ve written previously about the different types of spirit guides and totems there are in the spiritual realm. Most people are pretty familiar with ancestral guides and animal spirit guides but plant totems are often overlooked.
Why are plants significant?
Plant totems date back to a time where we, as humans, were much more closely connected to the natural world. Plants were seen as sentient, intelligent beings who had a certain awareness about them. The relationship between people and plants was one that was mutually beneficial. We used plants for spiritual healing and medicinal purposes and we respected them in a way that allowed them to flourish in the natural world. Plants and humans were allies but somewhere along the way, this tight knit relationship was lost.
However, it’s not been lost completely. There are still some remnants of our once, close relationship with plants. For example, it’s an accepted cultural norm to give flowers to those who are sick, and a traditional housewarming present is a plant.
How plant totems help us
Plants have their own energy flow, just like anything else in the natural world and we can use this energy to help us with our healing, our spirituality and to get us on the right path.
Our specific plant totems that have been chosen for us will show up in specific times in our lives, mostly in times of need and reflection, to guide us and gently push us in the direction we should be heading. They work exactly like animal spirit guides or even guardian angels.
How do I find my plant totem?
It’s impossible to force your plant totem, when the time is right, it will present itself to you. What we mean by that is, it will naturally emerge as your plant totem. However, with that in mind, there are certain things you can do to try and discover it.
Ask yourself, is there a specific plant that always seems to be in my life? Do family and friends give this plant to me often for no particular reason? Does this plant crop up at various stages of my life? Is this plant ever presence? If the answer is yes then this could be your plant totem.
Alternatively, you can go out into nature and let your plant totem call to you. Take a walk amongst the plants and feel which one you are drawn to. If this doesn’t happen straight away, don’t worry, it can take some time and it has to happen naturally.
Your plant totem should make you feel calm, balanced and at ease. Keeping this in the forefront of your mind will help you identify your plant totem.
How can I work with my plant totem?
The best thing you can do with your plant totem is show it love and respect. And you’ll get the same back. If you have your plant totem in your home, you can live amongst one another and form a close relationship. Your energies will sync and you’ll both benefit from this connectivity.
One thing you can do is meditate with your plant totem. If you’re feeling off balance or out of sync with your mind, body and soul, meditating with your plant totem can help you realign yourself. Its energy will flow through you and head to the parts where you need it most.
Let us know what your plant totem is and how it’s helped you!