Animals as spirit guides can be found throughout the world in many cultures. From cave paintings, artifacts and carvings to legends and lore, animal wisdom helps connect us to our earth and our innate being. Animals, regardless of culture and location, teach us by example. Animal spirit guides will come to you throughout your life to assist you on your journey. They will give you a gentle nudge or wink at a time when you are faced with difficult decisions or are experiencing an emotional event. A visit signals a time to connect with your true Self and your life's purpose. Watch for repeated appearances of an animal in your path. Recognize these synchronistic visits and take the time to learn and explore the messages and life lessons that he is bringing with him.