Today’s animal message comes from Prairie Dog. Prairie Dog teaches that strength and inspiration can be found by retreating into the stillness of the quieted mind. Prairie Dog reminds us to seek self-empowerment in silence and inactivity. It is in the silence that we can be open to receiving answers to our questions from our Spirit guides.
If Prairie Dog came out of the cards today, it may be a warning that your energy may be low and it’s time to retreat and rest so you will be ready to face whatever comes your way. Prairie Dog teaches you that, in order to access gifts of inspiration and renewal, you must be at peace with yourself and rested enough to recognize the blessings being offered.
Have you been battling a situation without gaining ground? Prairie Dog reminds you that pushing too hard can create resistance that will not bend, and that sometimes it is essential for you to take a break. Once you step away from the problem and relax, you will come back refreshed. Prairie Dog tells us that there is ample strength available if you quit pushing and just go with the flow.
Prairie Dog also wants to remind us that the idea that compromise or retreat is a sign of weakness is false. If you cannot be still, be comfortable alone, and/or if you cannot delegate responsibility, it is a sign of weakness and you need a reality check. Do not be afraid to take a break, to refill your resources, and to adopt a healthy, more relaxed viewpoint.
In the Native American tradition, animals play a large role. They believe in the power of animals for healing and that they give messages pertinent to what that individual may need to learn either for that day or for their entire lives. Native Americans will meditate and ask to know their spirit guides. Whatever animal is made known has significance on that person’s life. Many tribe members will design a totem pole (such as the one at Crow’s Nest, about 40 minutes away from South Bend in Dowagiac, MI) that includes the images of the animals that they believe have important significance for their lives.
Each animal has a different spirit and lesson to teach a person. Jamie Sims and David Carson have developed a set of cards similar to a Tarot card deck that includes images of different animals, called Medicine Cards. The accompanying book outlines what each card means for the person who draws it. There are suggestions in the book for card layouts, but drawing one card for the day and considering how the description of that animal’s lessons plays into your life is also a good way to use the cards. Similar to the Christians’ view that random Bible passages can have amazing significance, the animals can also have messages for us in the same way. As always, listen to the message, and accept what resonates, but if it does not, you can leave it here.
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