My Personal Power Totems

Yesterday I introduced you to the Power Totems that guide us throughout our lives. These Native American Totems choose us at birth and work with us during our lifetime.  Representing the directions of East, South, West, North, Above, Below, Within, and our left and right sides.

My East Totem is Elk. The animal that works with you in the East direction teaches you of your Spiritual Challenge and your path to illumination. Elk reminds me to pace myself and not to drain my own energy and also to align myself with support groups of my own gender.

My South Totem is Skunk. Don’t laugh! The South direction works with us on knowing when to be humble and when to trust. Skunk medicine teaches us how to use our energy to attract honor or disgrace…our reputations.

My West Totem is Coyote.  The west direction holds our personal truths and our inner answers.  Coyote seems odd for this direction but he works with the ability to laugh at myself.  He helps me to keep things light and not too serious.

My North Totem is Deer.  The north direction gives us wise council and Deer comes to me often with council. Gentleness is the message of Sister Deer. The gentleness of spirit that will heal all wounds. Loving people for who they are. Wise council and peaceful energy.

My Above Totem is Dolphin. The above direction reminds us of the Star Nation from where we came and it protects our Dreamtime.  Dolphin represents the “breath of life” and swims with me through my dreams helping me enter the rhythm of my inner being.  Dolphin brings the message that I am to be a link to some solution for the Children of Earth.

My Below Totem is Eagle.  The below direction works with us to be grounded. It might seem odd to have a flying animal to be my grounding animal. Eagle is connected to the Divine. In order to be grounded we must first be illuminated and look higher to Grandfather Sun with our hearts.

My Within Totem is Bat. The within direction is our sacred space or personal truth. Bat represents the rebirth of the soul. Bat works with me to let go of old habits, old patterns and to be reborn. We are always asked to grow. Bat reminds me to let the old die so that I can become my future.

My Right Side governs my male side. Blue Heron walks on my right side. Self reflection and the courage to look at myself honestly keeping my reflection in balance. I must act like a warrior to keep the enemy within at bay and defeat my personal weaknesses.

My Left side nurtures my female side. Raven walks on my right side. Magic and the power of the unknown are the gifts of Raven from the Great Spirit.

How did I find my power totems? I used the Medicine Cards of Jamie Sams to discover them. They might help you, also. I found them quite enlightening and use the cards each day for guidance.  Once you have done the spread to find your Nine Power Totems, there is no need to do them again as they will never change.  You can use other spreads to delve deeper and also pick only one card per day for a message that you are to receive for that day.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related

About 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 +
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14 Responses to My Personal Power Totems

  1. MiMi says:

    Wow, I didn’t know there was such a thing as medicine cards. Sounds like a good way to keep oneself balanced.

  2. mukunda22 says:

    Thank you, dear Bev. Native Medicine Rocks!!
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  3. Joan Adams says:

    Wow! I have so much to learn from you! Medicine cards — like Mimi – and new idea for me.
    .-= Joan Adams´s last blog ..Remember, death is a part of life. =-.

  4. Kara says:

    Thank you for openly sharing your power animals with us!

    I try to encourage others to find their power animals with a guided meditation on my blog….

    Kara
    .-= Kara´s last blog ..So Long Soul Suckers! =-.

  5. Cameron Abel says:

    Hi Bev!
    What a lovely site you have made here and full of really interesting posts. I must admit, I know only a little of the native American ways but love the way everything is related, balanced and seemingly in sync with nature and the world around us. A concept more and more lost on us these days. I link spirituality, psychic ability and this type of awareness closely together so hopefully by exploring your site, I can learn a bit more about the links and topics I am learning about and using on my Astral Projection site. Thanks for your efforts thus far!
    Cameron
    .-= Cameron Abel´s last blog ..A Glossary Of Astral Terms =-.

  6. bevspaper says:

    Thank you for stopping by, Cameron! You will find much wisdom in the beliefs, traditions, and spirituality of the Indigenous Peoples of North America. Much more in tune with Spirit and what is really important in the Earth Walk of all of us. Everything is interconnected. And we are all related.

  7. Mary Sly says:

    I am looking to purchase a energy totem and flax bow. I have searched the web and am finding it difficult. I don’t have the cards to find my totem and don’t know where to get them. I am Native American, my name is snow bird after the white faced snowy owl. Can you help? I was denied my heritage due to prior generations moving off the reservations. Thank you for your concern and help.

    • Beverly Two Feathers says:

      Aaniin, Snow Bird. You can find Flax bows on Etsy. The cards to find your power totems and then interpret messenger totems can be found at Amazon.com. I prefer the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams which come with the book. I use them just about every day for myself or others. Of what tribal tradition did your ancestors come from?

      • Mary Sly says:

        I may misspell a few things due to a stroke. I’m Chactaw Apache, Cherokee, Dine-Navaho, Hopi.
        Mixed tribal. After I retired from the ARMY after 21 yrs, I had medical tests done for Gulf War syndrome. They tested for all diseases past, present, future and ethnicity. I was told I’m 98%
        Native American, and 2% sub Saharan African which we all are. I knew I’m Native American since childhood. Most of our info got lost when my fathers sister died. She did the homework and my cousin lost most if not all after she moved four times. I’m to sick to gather all the info again.
        The history is very involved. If I had more room, I’d get started. I’ll need your help to go as forward as I can. Thank you very much. Keep in touch. If you wish, we could do e-mail, more room. I don’t have a computer only N pad mini.
        Mary

  8. Mary Sly says:

    I am also looking for a energy totem. Please direct me to the right source. I misspelled iPad mini. Told you! Tickle. Thank you again.
    Mary

  9. Mary Sly says:

    I went to Etsy and they refuse to accept my e-mail address. They said they had only one item under energy totem,flax bow but wouldn’t let me access. They won’t accept my registration because my e-mail is not alphanumeric, it never had numbers in it. Can you refer me to another source? I know the Paiute tribe in Nebraska makes these items but I can’t fine any info on the web. Help! Mary

    • Beverly Two Feathers says:

      Aaniin Snow Bird! Try Etsy again…I don’t think it was your email…doesn’t matter if that has numbers in it BUT the password that they would ask you to create DOES need to have both letters and numbers. Try searching for just flax bow there. Probably not many use the term energy totem. Here is the thing…I don’t know how you BUY an energy totem. The energy/energies that one gets from their totems comes from the spirit animals themselves. THEY choose you to teach lessons to and we can not choose them as much as we would like to. Great Mystery knows better the energies, messages, lessons that we need much better than we lowly humans do. We only think we know what is best for us. I can help you a little. Let’s start with your birth totems…you don’t have to give the year but what is the month and day of your birth? I’ll do a post telling you about the totems that have and still are walking your journey with you.

      • Beverly Two Feathers says:

        Mary, I’ve looked at the flax bows and I think I see now where the confusion might be. They are something to hang in a home to bring Harmony and Balance to all who reside and enter. They are NOT totems in the real sense. The beads which should be minerals can provide some energy to your being and to your home. Personally, I think it would be important to make sure that the Flax Bow that you purchase is connected to you in a special way. By that I mean it should have some of the minerals (stones) that are important to you. General ones could include coral (feminine energy) and turquoise (male energy) would be ones I would look for because that helps with balance. You have a totem that governs your female side and a totem that governs your male side. Once we determine your birth totem, I can tell you the mineral that is a part of that. These flax bows are cool but they are sort of like a Dream Catcher in a way. Kind of general in nature but more effective if the connection is strong with you. Like the Medicine Bags of old, those were made specifically for an individual with the medicines (stones, bones) that were a part of that one person. No two would have been the same. I would also be cautious with purchasing a Flax Bow from just anyone, there could be bad medicine attached to it. It might be better to attend a Pow Wow where someone has them. I would get to know that person by talking to them and feeling comfortable with them. Due to the show on Pawn Stars these have become popular but are sometimes made for sheer profit and the person really does not know what they are doing or the proper elements to incorporate into them. Better to not have one than to have one that will do you no good or cause harm to you.

        • Mary Sly says:

          Your information is great. Who’s pawn stars? I am home bound and can’t get out. My birthday is Dec 12. I would like to get the right flax bow for me. Since you are connected to a tribe would you be willing to approach the medicine person and ask them if they would be willing to make both for me. I will provide whatever info you need. I am a very spiritual person and stay away from all that is evil. You may have the right connections. Etsy didn’t even give me a chance to register or set up a password but keeps saying my e-mail is illegal. I don’t understand as I’ve had this address for many years. Thank you for all your help. My illness is very serious and I’ve battled cancer, heart issues and autoimmune diseases. I would like to get connected before I’m called home. waiting to hear from you again. Mary. Snowbird

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