There is a prophecy that speaks of the return of White Buffalo Calf Woman. Many of us, especially the traditionalists of Native American descent, have hoped and waited with anticipation for the return of White Buffalo Calf Woman. For those of you who do not know her, the Sacred Pipe, altar of the red race, was given to the Lakota by a sacred emissary of Great Spirit. This was White Buffalo Calf Woman. She came with great gifts of wisdom and knowledge, blessing the people and restoring the natural order of the world and abundance to a tribe afflicted by famine.
There is something that has made it possible for First Nations [Natives of the USA and Canada, Central and South America] to survive centuries of genocide and joint efforts of the colonizers and their churches to obliterate their customs, languages, spirituality and traditions. Curiously it is not what we would think of, but indeed a normal and daily human activity. Laughter!! 😀
Armadillo speaks to us of protection, a protection which establishes the borders of the space which we protect around oneself. The armadillo is really not an aggressive being! It has a very hard shell and, when it rolls itself into a ball, it’s almost impossible for a predator to get at it.
Badger carries the medicine of appropriate aggressiveness. It’s very important to understand the medicine of this animal in our modern times.
Otter is the medicine of feminine energy. This medicine also applies to men as well as we all have a feminine and male aspect within us.
The bat symbolizes shamanic initiation. The word shaman is a word coming from the Toungouse language, also called Evenk, a language of Eastern Siberia, which means “one who was twice born”. Indeed, most shamanic initiations reactivate the idea of dying and being reborn, and most of the spiritual traditions include this legend, this myth, the best known being that of the dead and resuscitated Christ.
MYSTERY AND LOVE
Very rare are the people with loon medicine, as rare as this bird who inhabits during the summer the great lakes of the northern parts of Canada. Renowned for his eerie calls that ripple through the evening, the loon has inspired many a story and myth in the lore of many Native American people.
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Tobacco is sacred plant for First Nations. Tobacco is a plant which allows special communion and communication with the spiritual world. It is an offering which pleases the ancestors, a medium by which we testify … Read more