Beginning Medicine from Animal Totems

We have discussed the Animal Totems of one’s birth and the Elemental Clans that we each belong;  determined by the Moon we were born under. The last few posts were about the Spirit Keepers of the Four Winds. It is time to start discussing specific animals and the medicine they can share with anyone.

Before I begin,  I should explain “medicine” from the Native American point of view.  Medicine in this context means anything that improves one’s connection to the Great Mystery and all of life.  It includes the healing of body, mind, and spirit.  Animal medicine will bring personal power, strength, and understanding. With the First People this is an all encompassing way of life which involves walking on Mother Earth in perfect harmony with the Universe.

The animals that inhabit Mother Earth with us, the two-leggeds;  exhibit certain habit patterns that give us messages of healing.  For the sake of simplicity each animal has been assigned a certain lesson to share with us humans.  In reality there are many lessons that can be learned from the animals.

As my blog posts continue,  I will share the lessons we can learn from our brothers and sisters of the animal kingdom.  Maybe we can learn to walk in more harmony on the Good Red Road together….

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related