HUMMINGBIRD – animal totem

The keyword for hummingbird medicine is joy. Like the bee hummingbird feeds on the finest food of the world, flower pollen. This fine nectar is the love fragrance of life. Like the bee, hummingbird enables pollination of the plants flowers essential for their fertility, perpetuation and abundance.

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THE CARIBOU – animal totem

The caribou or reindeer of America is a vital animal for the survival and culture of the Aboriginal Nations in the North of Canada, and all Arctic nations. Its medicine is that of the balance of vital energy, or the vitality of equilibrium.

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THE DISCOVERY ZONE’S DREAM CATCHERS

dream-catcherThe 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.

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HAWK – totem animal

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.

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FROG – animal totem

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.

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