The dream catcher is a sacred medicine that was given to us by Spider Woman. Its purpose is to prevent bad dreams from waking up our children. It’s similar to a spider’s web with a hole in the center. We often add feathers and stones to it, but the key is the wooden hoop and the ropes. The lore amongst Native America’s has many stories about how we received the Dream Catcher. We have for your benefit chosen this one.
Here is a cute picture of a baby ;hedge hog and a short fable on porcupine.
Porcupine is a very peaceful being, it always moves slowly. If it is attacked, it does not panic it just rolls itself into a ball. Although slow its also happy and serene. It is associated … Read more
Hawk is a messenger. First Nations have always been skillful in recognizing the signs of nature. This ability is hawk’s medicine. Hawk is the messenger of the spirits of nature. Hawk has very alert eyes, it sees clearly, far and it’s very fast.
We are frequently confronted with the imperfections of this sacred physical body that has been given to for our time on Earth. Our genetics are considerably impoverished by centuries of an artificial lifestyle, genetically modified … Read more
The key-word for frog medicine is purification.
Many Native cultures consider that the frog’s song attracts the rain. Frog’s medicine is that of water. It teaches us to honor our tears, as they are the sign that the soul is taking a bath. We say that all rites and initiations made with water belong to frog.
The praying mantis is the guardian of the insect world. It controls the population of some of them and thus has an organizing and regulating role. It’s amongst the largest and most graceful of insects.
The keys words for swan medicine are grace, confidence and fidelity. Swan moves with infinite grace on the water as in the sky. This is the outer sign of the confidence which resides in this graceful water bird. In First Nation’s spiritual world the swan is associated with the medicine of shamanic journeying, these journeys into the unknown where we must sometime dive in without knowing what we are going to find in the whirlpools of energy which separate the various spiritual worlds and dimensions.
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.