More importantly, these animals become teachers, guides and advisors when we most need them.Any living thing can potentially become a Spirit animal because of the inherent symbolism in that creature.
When you think about or see an animal, they could be there to show you a sign. Try to visually or physically connect to your animal, be aware of its posture, colour or movement.
As you learn about spirit animals you will begin discovering many of these values and how they pertain to not just be your spiritual path, but also help in our daily living. As you work with spirit animal, they will guides you, to be able to tap into a whole new level of awareness.
When meditating try to visualise your animal, connecting to its energy, see how the spirit can bring assistance, insights, and aptitudes that you need at that time.