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Reply #120 - Feb 2nd, 2012, 4:10am
 
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Groundhog

Altered States of Consciousness

A very difficult and powerful totem to have,
Groundhog is the symbol of opening fully to the dreamtime.

Of exploring altered states of consciousness more deeply and fully.

Dreams will have great significance.

Lessons associated with death, dying and revelations about its processes will begin to surface.

Groundhog can teach its people metabolic control.

How to go into the great unconscious without harm.

People with a Groundhog totem need to have definite boundaries in their life and let those around them know those boundaries.

Groundhogs power is strongest in Winter and two years is an important time period.

Two years of intensive studying might be required to achieve true trances or alter states of consciousness.

This is often the totem of Shamans and Mystics.

Animals that live in the forest or woodland regions represent freedom and innocence.

Woodland totems are strongly connected to the energies of green plants and trees.

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Reply #121 - Feb 14th, 2012, 10:48am
 
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Wolverine

Persistence, Passion

Wolverine heralds the awakening of passion for life
and the ability to absorb all the lessons that come our way.

This passion can be a gift or a curse, depending on how it is used.
One can be a glutton for food (a detriment) or a glutton for knowledge (a benefit).

Wolverine is the keeper of animal secrets.

Wolverine teaches us never to surrender, to pursue what we desire until we reach our goals.

Honor your Wolverine spirit through silence, discretion and a ferocious appetite for the truth.

This animal represents everything that is wild and untamed. When it appears in your life it is time to actively pursue your goals and objectives with boldness and persistence. Pursue your dreams and be willing to fight for your ideals. Be aware that your passion for life will increase with opportunities to gobble up food or knowledge. This is not the time to be passive or uncertain. Fight for what is yours but do not get greedy or, claim what is not yours. Stand your ground on important issues. Use all of that extra energy you have to accomplish something positive. You are at your all time best.

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Snail

Protecting Emotions and Spirit

Snail is a reflection of the protective spirits that surround each of us.
The appearance of a Snail totem in your life reflects
the need to be more protective in your environment.
Be aware of your surroundings and keep your guard up.

Think about where you encountered Snail on the way to work? Near home?
Call upon your spirit protectors as you walk around the place
where you encountered Snail.

Snail people are often loners, not very social and often timid.
Their life lesson will be to learn to trust.
Learning to balance trust and protection is a difficult lesson;
watch out for the appearance of Snail and back off when he appears.

Snails also teach us to protect the inner child.
Snail people often present a hard shell to the world when they really have a tender heart and strong feelings.

Watch for Snail and learn who and when to trust.

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Reply #123 - Mar 9th, 2012, 3:25am
 
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Firefly

Spiritual inspirations and hope.

The symbolic meaning of the firefly of course deals with light, illumination and the like. Although an important focus, the issue of light is not the high feature behind the symbolic meaning of the firefly. Rather, it is the messages this wonderous creature gives us while her light is off may be most profound to our growth.

An ordinary looking creature during the day, admittedly, the firefly is a remarkable sight when it glows at night. This is a symbolic message to us humans that although our physical appearance may seem one way - it is our internal makings - what is inside us (such as our spirit) that makes us shine from the inside out. That which is within us will always illuminate us and those around us.

Here is a summary list of symbolic meaning of the firefly:


Inspiration
Illumination
Patience
Attraction
Energy
Hope
Aspiration
Guidance
Efficiency
Creativity
New Ideas
Awakening


The firefly primarily uses its light in mating ceremonies, and it is quite elaborate an intricate. Light signals are precise and exactly timed in order to attract the right mate. This is a symbolic message that if we are to attract the people, places and things in our lives, we must plan accordingly, lay down the groundwork, and be persistent in our ideals.

It is interesting to note that the firefly does not produce heat in order to create her light. This is a message that we must not burn our candles at both ends. Creativity and development is suppose to be a free, natural, and easy-going process - there is no need for us to "burn-out" in order to reach our goals.

In addition to using no heat to produce her light, the fact that fireflies eat very little is another symbolic meaning of economy or efficiency. Adult fireflies use their environment to the most effective extent possible in order to gain their energy. This is a lesson for us to use the resources we have availble to us, and not waste or consume to excess.

When fireflies come into our lives they are there to guide us to ways of living that are more earth-friendly, and soul-friendly. Fireflies teach us the value of living simply, and relying on our own inner voices for illumination. Fireflies also come to us with a message of creativity, and remind us that our paths are made lighter by the beauty that we allow into our lives.

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Spirit Bear

Awakening the Power of the Unconscious

Spirit bear, a connection to ghosts and spirits of the otherworlds, a call to shamanism and shamanic practice, healing, strength, introversion, being unspoiled and pure in nature, purity, the past is a source of wisdom, peace, inner and outer harmony.

The kermode bear is a subspecies of the American black bear, famous for its white/creamy colouring, usually found on the central and south coasts of British Columbia, in Canada (though they have been found elsewhere). It is not an albino bear, and they are not related to polar bears. In Indigenous mythologies, the white kermode bear holds a prominent place, and as a result is known as the 'spirit bear.' Like other brown bears, they are omnivores, hibernate, and tend to live in forests near water sources. Due to the mostly pristine environments in which they live, they are not overly aggressive towards, nor scared of humans.

The magical Spirit Bear is one of the most remarkable and rare
animals alive.

Native North Americans attach much folklore to these creatures one story claims that Raven, the creator, made the white bear as a reminder of the last ice age and decreed that these bears would live in peace and harmony forever.

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Reply #125 - Mar 14th, 2012, 12:38pm
 
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Penguin

Dreaming and Astral Projection

A Penguin Totem can show you how to move freely
through the astral plane and the dream dimension.

A Penguin person will have lucid dreams and have the ability to change the course of those dreams while still asleep.

You can use those same energies to change the course of your waking life as well.

Think of the leap the Penguin makes from land into the water
astral projection is just that easy for Penguin people.

If you do Astral Travel with the help of your Penguin, make sure to elicit the help of your other Totems beforehand.

Your totem can help you keep a connectionto Mother Earth and the waking plane and use one or more of your most powerful Totems as protectors and guides.


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Water animal totems are as vast with meaning as the sea itself.

Water is a powerful symbol in itself.

It's a sign of cleansing, freedom and mobility. Most significantly, water as a symbol is a universal expression of the unconscious.

Therefore, water animal totems help us reveal and identify our hidden thoughts or actions. When these creatures find their way into our lives they need to be honored. If we pay attention, they will aid us in identifying our hidden motives, motives that aren't quite healthy for us. Even better, by observing and being open our water animal totems, we learn the ways of simpler, more positive paths of thought, thus replacing the hidden negative ones.

Water critters are invariably bright and playful. Living up to the freedom that the water sign embodies, water animal totems remind us to live with that same unbridled freedom.

We would do well to follow the example of these creatures, and live as if we have no limits.

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Reply #126 - Mar 28th, 2012, 1:16pm
 
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Sheep

Renewal, Purification, Compassion

The sheep teaches us to express emotions, put skills to use for the good of others and to accept love and protection from others. The sheep helps heal the wounds of abuse and is a purification symbol. It will teach purification of negative energy through forgiveness.

Sheep as Totem reminds us to use all of our senses, internal as well as external, and our intellectual capacity as we go about our daily lives.

Sheep reminds us that staying calm and relaxed will help us to better digest, understand and problem-solve what is put in front of us.

Sheep can show how to maintain balance and have confidence in situations and abilities, teaches how to move in the physical with agility, camouflage and blending with surroundings, teaches a sense of togetherness and community along with showing how to make life easy and promote serenity.

Sheep instills a sense of protection and alertness with peace of mind and heart. Are you moving in the direction you should be going? Are going with or against what you know to be true? Are you protecting yourself enough and/or remaining centered in peace?

Sheep wisdom can help in understanding your place and perceptions within the scheme of things.

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Reply #127 - Apr 5th, 2012, 10:16am
 
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Dragonfly

Illusion, the Power of Light

Dragonfly is the power of light.

The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and water and the influence of both these elements will be felt by Dragonfly people.

They will be emotional and passionate during their early years (the influence of water) and more balanced with greater mental clarity
and control in as they mature (the influence of air).

Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and the communication from the elemental world.

Dragonfly medicine beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing.

Call on Dragonfly to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation.

The number 2 is important to Dragonfly, so think in terms of two year periods when you begin a change.

Dragonfly brings the light and color of transformation into your life.


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Air Totem: Soaring to New Heights of Understanding

Air Animal Totems have a penchant for assisting us in matters of higher knowledge. Air being the most ethereal of elements, it's understandable that the creatures who inhabit it are able to lend the best understanding of it's invisible ways. Closest to the heavens, air animals are our best allies as they herald our desires to the very gods in the skies.

Air animal totems are also symbols of strength (both physical and mental) and sovereignty. Very important traits, particularly when we are experiencing new transitions or surroundings in our lives.

If air animal totems are catching your attention, you should feel very heartened by their presence. Allow their spirit to boost your confidence, and remind you that the ultimate power is within this present, unseen moment. Air animals are good omens, and their appearance is like a wink from god.


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Water is a powerful symbol in itself.

It's a sign of cleansing, freedom and mobility. Most significantly, water as a symbol is a universal expression of the unconscious.

Therefore, water animal totems help us reveal and identify our hidden thoughts or actions. When these creatures find their way into our lives they need to be honored. If we pay attention, they will aid us in identifying our hidden motives, motives that aren't quite healthy for us. Even better, by observing and being open our water animal totems, we learn the ways of simpler, more positive paths of thought, thus replacing the hidden negative ones.

Water critters are invariably bright and playful. Living up to the freedom that the water sign embodies, water animal totems remind us to live with that same unbridled freedom.

We would do well to follow the example of these creatures, and live as if we have no limits.

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Reply #128 - Apr 6th, 2012, 4:12pm
 
Aww I love the dragonflies. They are so cool these little helicopters Smiley
The dragonfly was my first totem and is what started this all for me. They are a constant in my life and I look forward to their return each spring.
One evening just before dark I wanted catch a pic of a bird in a tree. I was involved with my project but suddenly realized I was surrounded by dragonflies. I truly felt honored by their attention. Smiley
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Dragonfly embodies a stripping away of all the beliefs that say we cannot do this or that, achieve a dream or goal, it is to remind us that anything is possible when we really get the understanding that we are part of Spirit and as such we have the power to manifest anything that we desire.

Dragonfly is the keeper of dreams, the knower within that sees all of our true potential and ability. Dragonfly strips away the illusions that say to us we cannot achieve our dreams and goals, that we are not worthy or capable when in fact it is our birthright and our true power to create anything we choose!

Dragonfly also connects us with the power of colour and the ability to work with many different colours to achieve anything we want to experience in life.

The colour we surround ourselves with does set up a vibration that attracts circumstances and energies that reflect back to us what messages we are sending forth. If we want change we need to affirm that we are ready and willing for the changes to occur through the use of colour vibrations that match the energy we are seeking to experience. If one wants to become better recognized for the work one loves doing then wearing shades of red or violet will help one achieve that. For new beginnings try wearing shades of green. To feel more empowered try wearing shades of yellow. To feel more deeply connected with the Universe and to develop greater intuitive ability, all shades of blues and indigo are excellent! Colour is a very valuable tool in expressing who we are, who we desire to be and what we desire to experience in our lives. Look at the world around you: All of nature sets forth its intent and requests through the use of a vast range of colour. A flower will attract a pollinator through its colour. A Tree Frog may warn predators that it is not good to eat through the colours it displays on its body. A Lion can attract a mate through the colour of his mane. Working with Dragonfly can also teach us how to use colour to attract that which we desire or at least, to understand what messages we ourselves are putting forth through the colours we wear!

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Pigeon

Love and Security of Home

Pigeon can teach us how to find our way back to the security of home.

It can help you remember and find the love of home that was lost.

If a Pigeon totem comes to you, ask yourself if you have forgotten your foundation, your heritage.

Return to your home, your foundation, and draw upon the loving energies surrounding them.

In times of strife, huddle together with your family and draw upon its strength.

Pigeon reminds us of the possibility of a loving and safe home.

The instinctual "homing instinct" of the pigeon makes it the carrier of messages from home.


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Birds in general are survivalists. They will first choose flight over fight. They instinctively know that fighting is a dangerous endeavor. Whereas flight is avoiding trouble: possible injury or death. Birds have superb reflexes. They teach us awareness and adaptability. Birds represent the air element and are also teachers of proper breathing. Song birds teach us about the healing properties of sound.


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Reply #131 - May 1st, 2012, 7:52am
 
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Cat

Mystery, Magic and Independence

Littlest lion, panther in miniature,
Help me in a my magical endeavors,
Teach me to see my path through dark places,
Help me to sift the necessary from the unnecessary
And to relax and enjoy life.
Strengthened my magic and carry it to its destination.

A cat totem encourages agility in both body and mind.
You will be challenged with new ideas and places.
The cat gives you clearer perception.

This spirit helper is resourceful, strong and fearless.
It will give you courage and confidence.

Examine the colors, character and behaviors of your Cat.
Everything about it will reflect in your own life.

When a Cat becomes predominant in your life,
magic and mystery come alive.

A cat's nature to prowl after dark. Cats have keen eyesight and are also very instinctual. People with cat medicine tend to walk on the dark side and delve into mysterious depths. They are curious and make good detectives.

Cats are said to have nine lives, able to get themselves out of dangerous predicaments as easily as they got into them. People with a domestic cat as their totem are often curious and unpredictable. Cat medicine teaches independence and the okay-ness of not following someone else's lead.

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Reply #132 - May 1st, 2012, 8:47am
 
tys owls for the info .. as u know this relates to me lmao .... heart
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Reply #133 - May 8th, 2012, 3:53pm
 
Awesome, thanks so much for posting this Owlscrying!
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Reply #134 - May 8th, 2012, 5:29pm
 
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Moose

Self-Esteem, Primal Feminine Energies

Giant dweller of forest and marsh-land,
I face a time of uncertainty.
Fill me with your confidence, your wisdom.
Teach me when to speak and when to be silent.
Help me find a point of balance and harmony
That success may be mine in honor.


Moose is one of the most ancient of the power totems.
A Moose totem gives you sacred and unique energy.
With a Moose totem you will be full of contradictions.
Awkward yet graceful.
Large yet able to move swiftly and silently.
Moose people usually have excellent depth perception.

Moose is also associated with the maternal forces of the world,
the primal feminine energies.
This can be awaken through water or the sea, the womb of life.
Mediate using the sounds of water or ocean.

Autumn is the power time of the Moose.

People with a Moose totem instinctively know balance:
when to use gentleness, when to use strength.
They know what to say, when to say it and to whom.
Moose people are usually wise beyond their years.

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Moose

As the warmth of summer begins to wane, and the daylight hours get shorter,we are reminded that the Equinox is not
far away. A day of equal day and equal night. Being curious, I looked at how several traditions viewed this time
of year. Let me share some of these with you.

In North American native folklore and healing, the Moose is associated with primal feminine energies and the magic of life and death . Its cycle of power is late fall and early winter the time of Approaching Shadows. It is one of the most ancient and most unique of the power totems. For anyone who aligns with the Moose, a unique and sacred energy is opened.

The moose is an animal of contradictions. It is strange, yet majestic. It seems awkward, but is graceful. It makes us smile, yet catch our breath. It is predominantly solitary, except during mating season. It has a unique ability to make use of its territory. Those with Moose as a totem have these qualities too.

Despite its size, the moose has a unique ability to move silently and speedily. Its appearance of ungainliness is misleading and deceptive. It is this deception which enables it to survive so well. It has excellent depth perception and can accurately judge the negotiability of an area. It has speed and grace at negotiating territory that others could not. This same ability can be strengthened, awakened or taught to anyone who aligns with the medicine power of the moose.

The moose is often associated with the feminine energies, the maternal forces of the world; those with Moose totem will find these forces awakened. Part of this is due to the association of moose with water as it is the primal symbol of the feminine forces of the universe. Water is the symbol of creativity and dynamic forms of intuition and illumination. The sea is the point from which all life comes and to which all life returns. It is the great womb of the universe. The moose is often seen in marshy areas and standing in lakes moose is comfortable in these areas. Additionally, the female moose is extremely protective of its young.

Moose calves are born with their eyes open . Those who have Moose as totem, came into the world with their inner eyes open. It is not unusual to have these people feel discouraged when they work to awaken their own psychic and intuitive capabilities. There will be no a-ha! moment, for they came in with their inner lights already on. Learning to trust what they so often think is simply their imagination is part of the task of maturing into full Moose power.

They can plunge to the bottom of lakes and remain there feeding for a full minute before surfacing in a burst with fresh greens dangling from their mouths . This reflects the ability of the individual to learn to go back into the depths and draw new life and nourishment from it. The moose can teach the ability to move from the outer world to the inner. It can teach how to cross from life to death and back to a stronger life. It teaches how to use the thin thread that separates life and death to one's advantage.

Late October to early November is the time for honoring the Moose . The hunting season is over; mating is being completed; a new cycle is about to begin. Those with Moose medicine find the Autumn is a powerful time. Moose medicine is aligned with many of the season's traditional holidays and rituals.

When Moose appears in a dream, it is said to reflect a long, good life . It was known to give strength. Almost all northern tribes have legends and tales of the Moose, reflecting its universality and its great mysticism. When Moose comes into your life, the primal contact with the great Feminine force and the Void of life is being awakened. It is an invitation to learn to explore new depths of awareness and sensitivity within yourself and within your environs.

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Reply #136 - May 9th, 2012, 5:18am
 
This is very cool Owl.. I never relized this is here. I do know what my totem animals are. As much as im not good at meditation iv tried it a few times and when i did i came across a field with 4 animals there and one man. The first was a timber wolf, He`s been with me since befor i can remember, Next was a black panther, then a deer farthest and a black crow or raven flying in the air. The man was a native man with long black hair that for some reason makes me think i know him more then anyone else. strange but almost like he was a major part of one of my lives. But thats what i know of for now..

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Reply #137 - May 10th, 2012, 3:17pm
 
Mink:

Mink shows how to walk in the spiritual and physical world with joy and playfulness along with a balance of fighting for just cause. He teaches attention to intuition and timing, keen senses, awareness and how to move in the emotional waters balanced with the mental world. Mink aids in understanding the nocturnal realm of dreams, visions and hidden knowledge. He will teach how to remain within, a quiet solitude of personal space for contemplation. Are you completing a life cycle, something that you started long ago? Mink will aid in this returning with understanding and compassion. Perhaps you are ready for a move? Mink will also guide in this direction and will last approximately 2-3 weeks. Allow Mink's wisdom to show you the power of adaptability and balance.

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WEASEL FAMILY
Live Life Fully From the Heart


Because of their high metabolism, Members of the Weasel Family hunt endlessly. Since They are long and skinny, They also lose heat in their bodies. To keep warm, Members of the Weasel Family consume a lot of food. Long-Tail Weasels kill every Chicken in henhouse for stockpiling in lean times. Least Weasels cache hundreds of Rats and Mice in their burrows. Minks hoard Muskrats and Ducks They have killed. The bodies of the killed Animals provide food and insulation for cold winter days.

Members of the Weasel Family are great chasers. Tireless hunters, Least Weasels bound and zigzag across brushy ground after Rodents. European Polecats dart into burrows for Rabbits. Ferrets race into tunnels chasing the Inhabitants out of their homes. Swift and agile predators, Minks swim streams and marshes in pursuit of their Prey. Pouncing on the unfortunate animal, Weasels kill their Prey with a bite to the back of the head.

Belonging to the same Animal Family as Badger and Otter, as well as being a relative of Skunk, Members of the Weasel Family have glands that produce a strong smell. In fact, people claim that Weasel musk is stronger than Skunk scent. Medieval folklore says that Weasels smell could kill the legendary Basilisk. Since Members of the Weasel Family prefer to live solitary lives, They leave their scent to tell Others to hunt elsewhere.

Silent and graceful, Members of the Weasel Family go unseen and unheard about their territories. They quietly observe what is happening and then discern what is important. Since Weasels move unseen, scouting out their Enemies, Native Americans sought blessings from Weasel, when going into battle.

Shamans use Least Weasels as guides to underworld realms. Their primal energy and fierce courage make Them formidable allies. As Spirit Animals, Members of the Weasel Family are not easy to work with. Minks have forceful personalities but are powerful allies in gaining good fortune.



Among many people, Members of the Weasel Family have a mixed reputation. European folklore says that if Weasel appears near a house and squeaks, death is near. Meanwhile, only royalty wore Ermine, since they thought of Her as morally pure. Even though ancient Israelites considered Weasels unclean, Egyptians considered Them to be sacred animals. In China, Weasel was one of the five animals able to hear everything said.

Various Members of the Weasel Family have a poor reputation among many people for being cowards. This is simply not true. In fact, They are bold and confident in taking on Animals larger than Themselves. Moreover, Members of the Weasel Family are tenaciously aggressive. Weasels have been known to kill Hawks, who were trying to kill Them.

Ancient Greeks said that the Goddess of Retribution, Nemesis, took the form of Weasel to pursue justice. Carpathians believed that Weasel would attack by the thousands to avenge the death of one of their own. To honor Weasel, they held Weasel festivals on St. Matthews Day. Medieval Christians regarded Weasel as a spiritual warrior able to defeat the Devil with faith.

Weasel was one of two animals who could kill the mythical Basilisk. (The other was Cock.) Because Weasels kill Snakes, symbols of vice, Christians thought of Them as a Symbol of Christ the Purifier. St. Jordan of Battberg had a pet Weasel that represented his attribute of vigilance and watchfulness.

Medieval Europeans claimed that Ermines would rather die than dishonor Themselves. Because their coats turn brown in the summer, White Ermines seem to die in the spring, but are reborn in winter. Christians took Ermine to be a symbol of Christs Resurrection.

Members of the Weasel Family do not do things in half measures. They live life with all of their heart. Ferrets race down tunnels out of curiosity, while Minks travel great distances for Fish. Folklore tells of Weasels ardent nature in confronting wrongs. Members of the Weasel Family put their whole being into what they do. Learn from Them to do the same. Experience life with all your senses. Live life fully but do not burn out while doing it, for Weasels have short lives.

Take time to read what the Individual Weasel Teachers have to teach.



Important Weasel Family Teaching: Quickness

The power that weasel calls its own is quickness. Many animals are fast over distances, but few can rival the darting speed which weasel can move. If Weasel comes to you, it may be saying that you need to move more quickly in some aspect of your life. Copyright: Animal Energies, Gary Buffalo Horn Man and Sherry Firedancer.

Important Weasel Family Teaching: Look at the Hidden Meaning of Things

Because Weasel is so tiny, her abilities are often underestimated. Weasel medicine and wisdom teaches us how to look beyond the superficial to never underestimate other people or situations. She helps us to size up things accurately no matter what the appearance. Copyright: Shamanic Wisdom II, Dolfyn and Swimming Wolf.

Weasel Familys Wisdom Includes
Moving Quickly
Fierceness and Warrior Energy
Achieving Justice and Retribution
Small Size is No Barrier to Success
Obtaining Deep Inner Intuition
Being Fearless and Tenacious
Possessing Cunning and Stealth
Guidance to the Underworld
Discernment


SOURCE: http://funkman.org/animal/mammal/weaselfamily.html
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Re: Animal Totems
Reply #138 - May 10th, 2012, 5:15pm
 
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Smiley Right away, I thought of the ermine. Smiley

Smiley So powerfully skilled and adept. Smiley

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Iguana

Patience and understanding

"The Benevolent Dragon"

An ancient one who is little understood. Patient, gentle, kind and understanding. Due to their scurrying natures, quick pace and lightning reaction times, the Iguana lizard is considered the consummate escape artist. This makes them symbolic of our ability to recognize danger and remove ourselves from harm's way when the situation calls for it.

Furthermore, most Iguanas are gifted with various forms of camouflage, and trickery to allude predators (like detaching their tails of caught by a hungry predator so that the Iguana can escape to live another day). These gifts of illusion are symbolic messages to us that within us (as children of nature ourselves) we have impressive gifts we may utilize for our well-being.


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Reptile Animal Totems are special due to their cold-blooded nature. The phenomenon of reptile body temperature changing with their surroundings makes them a supreme symbol of adaptation. As most reptiles body functions depend on their body temperature this makes them dependent upon their surroundings too. Even so, reptiles are never slaves to external conditions. This is because they are super-intuitive, and fiercely independent.

If you are in contact with reptile animal totems on any kind, tune into the message they are trying to convey to you. Very often, the message reveals hints about dealing with difficult situations (adaptation) and doing so wisely, while still maintaining integrity. Also, the message might also relate to a matter of independence a reminder to not be a slave to your external conditions and realizing that internal changes will truly set you free.

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