The energies of animals are held sacred in nearly all native and indigenous traditions including the Native American, Mayan, Celtic, Egyptian and African traditions. Each animal has a certain energetic quality. Some qualities can be seen simply by watching how they behave. For example a bear hibernates for long periods and visits the dream world and the source of all creation. So the bear energy is connected with the ability to go within to find your own answers. Other qualities can be felt by connecting with how it feels to be that animal. We can call on the energy that a certain animal carries by asking the spirit of the animal if it will help us. By wearing animal jewellery it helps us connect with the energetic qualities of that animal and helps to bring those qualities into our life to help us grow.