Skunk teaches us about respect, and anyone who has ever had the pleasure of being sprayed (or having a wonder dog who did) knows exactly what this means. This beautiful little creature also teaches us about boundaries.
Owl is the keeper of the Western Gate of consciousness. The place where we sit with the Grandmothers, remember the old ways of women's intuition, the medicines of our Ancestors and reconnect with the Divine through our hearts. This ancient Grandmother, known as the Night Eagle in some Native cultures, is either considered a scary … Continue reading Owl Medicine – Are you Awake? Or just “Woke?”
The creatures remind us that we are blessed with this time of stillness. To take time each day to entertain that little child without guilt, without the nagging voice in our ear telling us that our own value lies in “producing” something of “being of service.” Sometimes, the greatest service we can offer is loving ourselves. Producing a better outcome for our own futures and for those we love. This is the medicine of the Mountain Lion who comes to inspire the leader, the warrior, the messenger in each of our souls. These are the ones we need to help us build our New Earth communities.
This week is a Snake Medicine week in the year of the Great Mother Bear who reminds us that this entire year is a time of introspection and healing. Snake reminds us that winter is a great time to hibernate and focus on regeneration after we have experienced a period of trauma and/or Spiritual growth. We're also talking about Turkey (Gratitude) Buffalo (Stamina, Prayer) Coyote (humor during the time of awakening) and cards from other traditions.
This week is a Bear Medicine week in the year of the great mother bear. This time is about balancing the masculine with the feminine, so Bear is sitting with the Grandfathers in their home in the Northwest this week.
Joining this cast of characters are: Alligator (Kek) Turkey Badger Salmon . . . along with Medicine Cards from a few other traditions.
It is so important during these times that we know the wisdom and teachings of our Ancestors, for even though we have arrived with much clearer knowledge of our mission than many others, we are dependent on the Elders of all Nations to show us the pathways our people have walked, and to teach us the wisdom and medicine – the Old Ways – to help us clean up and restore our Mother Earth and our communities.
In the Bird Clan, Eagle is the keeper of the Northern Door of the Medicine Wheel - the White House which represents Spirit. And this is where the Grandfathers live. When we enter into prayer every day, it helps us remember our relatives in all four directions - beginning with those in the North who are suffering from food insecurity and pollution of our natural water supply.
Truth is the only antidote for the ailments of the world, for our families and for each of us as individuals, and Eagle is the totem of truth. The sacred bird of the Cherokee and other Indigenous nations – and people around the world – who recognize the powerful, ancient role of Eagle as the messenger of the Great Spirit.
This is the medicine of stamina, courage and strength that we need when we reach a new level of consciousness because at those times we are just beginning the process of integrating our new perception into the way we organize and live our day to day lives.
Many Natives whose own families were destroyed by the bioterrorism and cultural genocide the European elite class brought to our land are now supporting and voting for their leftist representatives who have made their intentions very clear: that they used the Natives of Turtle Island to create a model they have used in socialist "revolutions" all over the world, and are now trying to impose on America and Canada.