Native American Totems

Discovering the medicine and lessons learned from the spirits of animals and all living things.

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When Mouse comes to us as a totem we find a lesson in scrutiny.  Native American Ancestors tell us that without Mouse we would have no system of knowledge.  You see Mouse knew from the very beginning that there are always more things to learn, more ways to go deeper into a subject.  Little brother mouse might say, “I will let my whiskers touch everything so that I will know about it”.  Oddly that can be a great power and also a great weakness.  For instance, it is good medicine to see things up close and to pay attention to detail.  Chewing every little thing to pieces is bad medicine.

Tiny little brother mouse has many predators who cause him danger including birds, snakes, and cats.  He has to have a highly developed sense of danger at every turn to prevent himself from becoming someone’s dinner.  We humans can really relate to Mouse in civilization today.  Our modern world is comprised of highly complex sets of components that call for extremely good organizational skills along with scrutiny for the details.  Mouse is a powerful medicine  to have with us in today’s complex social settings.  Mouse will find great importance in things that might seem insignificant to others.

Sometimes Mouse people are looked at as nit-pickers by people with other medicines.  They may find people with a personal totem of Mouse as ones who will take the simplest of tasks and find much difficulty to reveal in it.  Mouse people are fixated on methodology and will sort, categorize, and file away everything for later use.  Others might think they are hoarders but that is far from the truth.  They have tucked things away to explore it more carefully at a later time.

Mouse may come to you when you need to look at yourself and others with better scrutiny.  Perhaps you need to examine that which is right before your eyes more carefully and take the appropriate action.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related