Lesson From Badger Is: Aggressiveness
The Badger in nature is looked upon as a vicious creature and one that will attack with powerful aggression. One finds that a badger is quick to anger and even quicker to pounce. Aggressiveness and the willingness to fight for what you want is the power of Badger medicine.
Many powerful medicine women have Badger as their totem. Badger is the keeper of the medicine roots. You see, Badger can see all of the roots of Mother Earth’s healing herbs while they hang in it’s burrow home. The roots are the key in aggressive healing.
People with Badger medicine act quickly in a crises and they do not show panic.
When Badger is a part of your own medicine you are quick to express your feelings and you don’t care what the consequences might be. You are often times not appreciated by your teammates through life because you will be the one who insists on carrying the ball to make a score.
Badger is always willing to persist in it’s endeavors. The medicine of badger may be pointing you to be an aggressive healer who has the courage to use even unconventional means to achieve a cure. This does not mean, necessarily a true physical cure of an ailment. It can be a cure for emotional healing such as we encounter in relationships or the work place.
When Badger medicine is out of balance one might find that they become vicious gossips. They may show signs of having that proverbial “chip” on their shoulders. Whether in or out of balance Badger people will always be aggressive enough to make it to the top of their chosen fields because they will not give up. They will also be the finest healers because all methods to ensure healing takes place. You won’t find a Badger person giving up even for the critically ill patient.
Strength comes from having Badger as your totem. You will often be the boss, the one everyone fears. You will get the task accomplished and keep the company afloat with Badger as your teacher.
If you were drawn to this post today, Badger may be telling you that you have been too meek in trying to reach a goal. Badger is asking you how long you will wait for the world to give you what you want.
The very essence of the message from Badger is telling you to become aggressive enough to do something about your present situation. Brother Badger wants you to get just angry enough to react in a creative way. The message is not to get too aggressive but to use your anger to stop lolling around. In other words a powerful message to use for self-improvement.
When Badger comes to you he is signaling a time when you can use your healing abilities to push ahead in your life. Aggressively remove the barriers that stand in your way which are usually within yourself. Seek new levels to express yourself and use the roots of Badger medicine to be grounded and centered to move forward.
You should also know that your totem animal will choose you to receive their message. How will you know if Badger has chosen you? You might see one in the wild, you might suddenly be drawn to a post like mine, or perhaps without even meaning to you see a television show or pick up a book about badgers. Listen to your inner being…badger is talking to you.
~ Mitakuye Oyasin ~ We are all related.