Totem Of Mountain Lion

The totem of Mountain Lion can sometimes be a hard one to work with but the benefits when you have learned the lessons are great. I should explain that depending on the area or region that you live in the Mountain Lion may be called different things. You might know it as a Cougar, a Puma, or even a Florida Panther. All are the same big cat but just known by different names. The mountain lion is the largest of the big cats found in North America.

So why is the mountain lion a hard totem? Well, for one thing you are often put into positions where you can become a target for the problems of others. Their insecurities justify blaming you because of things that have gone wrong or that you will take charge when others would not. Leadership is the main lesson of Mountain Lion and due to that leadership quality in you, others try to knock you off the proverbial mountain.

This big cat gives us lessons or medicine in the power of leadership. The goal would be to learn to lead without insisting that others follow your lead. Observe the graceful pounce of a Mountain Lion and you will see a connection between the balance of power, intention, physical strength, and grace. To convert that to human relevance it would be a balance of body, mind and spirit. You will never see this giant feline waste anything, not its energy or its food. It will only take what it needs for survival.

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Cougar Or Mountain Lion by LaWannaMitchell at Zazzle.

If Mountain Lion is working with you right now, it is time to stand to your convictions and lead yourself where your heart takes you. If others choose to follow it is a great thing. Do not let the choice of others deter your journey. You might need to look at the purpose of your own beliefs. Is your plan to have a pride of cubs who will share your dreams and want to be like you? Perhaps you are already leading some cubs, is it time to push them out of the cave? Having cat medicine can have its pitfalls because being the “king of the mountain” does not allow for being human or vulnerable.

Being a leader does not mean that you will always be able to keep everyone happy while you are trying to maintain peace. So, your first responsibility is to always tell the truth. When you know it and live it, your example filters down to the tiniest of cubs in the pride.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

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Beverly Two Feathers

Beverly Two Feathers is my spiritual name, other places I use my Anglo name you can find me as Beverly Owens on Google +

3 thoughts on “Totem Of Mountain Lion”

  1. “Being a leader does not mean that you will always be able to keep everyone happy while you are trying to maintain peace. ”

    I think there’s a reason why I just happened to land on this post about the Totem of Mountain Lion 🙂

  2. I had a dream last night. First, I was handing a white spider to a man, who would not take it because he was afraid of spiders. Then the dream shifted, and I saw a Cougar stretched out on a table or ledge of some kind only a few feet from me. I was startled when I saw it, and was afraid at first. It was so big, and so close. I was afraid it would attack me, but it didn’t. It seemed to be very comfortable with my presence. As I realized it was not going to harm me, and became more comfortable with it so close, I started feeling drawn to it. Then he spoke to me. I don’t remember what he said, but I know that he actually spoke to me. Then at one point, I asked him if I could give him a hug. I got the impression that that question amused him. He looked so regal and confident…..and relaxed. I don’t remember whether or not I actually hugged him, but I did get close enough to touch him, and he seemed okay with that. Somehow, we seemed to be very comfortable with each other, even though I was afraid of him at first. By the end of the dream, I somehow developed a strong admiration for him, and now feel an inexplicable desire to be more like Cougar.

    I have had occasional dreams about Cougar in the past, but in them, he was usually fighting something, usually another cat, and I always saw them from a distance.

    Once, several years ago, I saw a white Lynx watching me in a dream. She acted as though she had not seen me, but I could tell she was keeping an eye on me and was letting me know she was there.

  3. This was helpful. Just awoke from a dream that, at its end, an older mountain lion cub was caught by people i was with and they were going to release it away from the small town we were in. Gonna use this pay to determine the meaning.

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