believe we are all of the Spirit of God and the Spirit of God lives within
all that lives. To understand the concept of the Native American Indian
way, you must redefine Medicine. Medicine is anything that improves your
connection to the Spirit of God, to the Great Mystery of life, and to
What is a Power Animal || How to find your Power Animal
Some Power Animals || Lakota's Index
|All things in the Universe
have spirit and life. The rocks, the earth, the sky, the waters, the plants
and the animals are different expressions of consciousness in different
realms and realities. And all things in the Universe know about their
Harmony with everything else, and know how to give to one another. Except
man. Of all the creatures in the Universe, only we don't start our lives
with the knowledge of this great Harmony. Our spirit can become whole
through learning to seek and perceive, learning about our own Harmony
with all our brothers in the Universe.
Each one of us has a particular animal as our Personal Medicine. Totems or personal Power Animals are protector spirits that help us in our daily life and in our spiritual search for Harmony. These Power Animals are usually a reflection of our innermost self, representing also the qualities one needs in this world, but that are often hidden or darkened.
To quote Jamie Sams and David Carson (Medicine Cards): "When you call upon the power of an animal, you are asking to be drawn into complete harmony with the strength of that creature's essence. Gaining understanding from these brothers and sisters of the animal kingdom is a healing process, and must be approached with humility and intuitiveness. Certain aspects of the lessons given by these brothers and sisters have been chosen to reflect the lessons each spirit needs to learn on the Good Red Road. These are the lessons of being human, being vulnerable, and seeking wholeness with all that is. They are a part of the pathway to power. The power lies in the wisdom and understanding of one's role in the Great Mystery, and in honoring every living thing as a teacher."
|Power Animals are not
necessarily exotic: it could be any mammal, reptile, insect or bird. Or
it could be a mythical animal, like the unicorn or the Pegasus. On the
other hand, your personal Power Animal could change several times during
a lifetime, depending on your specific needs.
In this section you'll find the characteristics of several Power Animals. If you already know yours, look for its description here. If you don't know your Power Animal yet, ask to find out! Tell your Counselors, Guides, Higher Self or any other Unseen Friend with whom you work, that you want to know your Power Animal. Or simply ask yourself! The answer could come to you in different forms:
Some Power Animals
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