Mind: Channel Inspiration from Your Animal Guide | August 2021
For thousands of years, cultures across the globe have believed that there are sacred lessons to be learned from nature, if only we are attuned to the forces around us and we are open to their teachings. Many cultures, especially indigenous Native American tribes, believe that animals have a special kind of power, that they come to us in times of difficulty to give us the support we need. There are so many lessons we can learn from animals, if we’re listening.
Inspired by the idea that the most powerful inspiration comes from the natural world around us, our new Animal Guides Collection draws from the ancient symbolism associated with powerful animals. Some are powerful for their strength, while some are powerful because of how deeply they care for themselves or how much they inspire our imagination.
Our Animal Guides are unique in that you can choose them for yourself, depending on what you need and when. A reminder that the only way out is through? Wear the llama. A wearable symbol that rest is important, and your to-do list can wait? Wear the sloth. When you’re feeling playful, slide on the monkey bangle, or the unicorn when you want to add a touch of magic to your day. It all depends on you: how you’re feeling, and what you want to cultivate in your life at that moment.
Mantra: Your positive outlook makes the difference.
An ancient symbol of good luck, the panda represents the blessings that come from having a positive outlook. Take the time to appreciate the smallest moments of joy and soak in positivity whenever you can, and you will carry happiness with you always.
Wear for: Luck
Mantra: Keep looking ahead towards your goal.
A symbol of focus and determination, the llama stands tall in its power, eyes forward towards the goal. Remember what's truly important, and don't let distraction get in your way. You've got this.
Wear for: Strength, Determination, Focus
Mantra: I am protected during life’s unexpected moments.
An important and sacred symbol in the mythologies of many indigenous cultures, the Sea Turtle represents the continuation of life. They are known to live long lives, sometimes against incredible odds. Carry this turtle for strength and protection during life's trying moments. Like the Sea Turtle, you'll find the will to press on and come out stronger and wiser than before.
Wear for: Protection, Longevity, Persistence
Mantra: Change is the path to growth.
A master of adaptability, the penguin weathers the harshest environments and still remains true to its life's goal. Stand firm in your beliefs, but go with the flow, too. Embracing change is the key to growing.
Wear for: Adaptability, Change
Mantra: Keep your spirit light.
Full of energy, merrily swinging from branch to branch, the monkey understands the importance of joy. Make time for laughter and play. Your life will be full of mirth.
Wear for: Joy, Playfulness
Mantra: Strength isn't always physical.
According to ancient lore, the elephant came to Earth during the creation of man, to teach humanity about true strength. Witnessing the elephant’s gentle nature, how it never used its power to harm, man was enlightened. Elephants have an advanced sense of empathy and kindness. They teach us that strength isn’t always physical. Let their lesson be heard: the truest power is gentle.
Wear for: Strength, Loyalty, Wisdom
Mantra: Focus on what truly matters.
Lounging from its arboreal perch, the sloth is a master of taking it easy, and taking the time for rest and self-care. Slow down and take in the world around you, and you'll be surprised at how much rejuvenation you'll feel.
Wear for: Rest
Mantra: There is no one else like you.
You are your own true self, and you possess a magic like no one else. Like the mythical unicorn that inspires belief and wonder, let your unique spirit be a light in the world. Believe in yourself, and all things are possible.
Wear for: Uniqueness
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