I joke that Coffee is my spirit animal, but actually I think it might be Bear. Do you drink coffee? Did you see my blog article in January about the health benefits of coffee? (“Coffee is Good Medicine”)
And do you love bears? Recently I discovered a fun Facebook page called Bears Make Me Happy, so now I can enjoy seeing photos of bears in my feed, while drinking my hot black Organic, Fair Trade, dark roast coffee!
In their book, Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals, authors Jamie Sams and David Carson write, “The strength of Bear medicine is the power of introspection.” They say that the special energy of Bear has to do with their hibernation in wintertime. Just like Bear, I feel as though I’ve been going deep inside my cave this winter. How about you?
Here’s a short little Bear visualization to bring comfort… imagining you are curled up in a cave with a Mama Bear and her cubs… you feel peaceful and completely at ease… and so do they… the Mama Bear pulls you close and cuddles you, just like one of her own cubs… you feel so much love… you melt in that love… and you send some of that Big Bear Love out to all beings…
May All Beings Feel Loved
May All Beings Be Happy!
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Lately I’ve been feeling drawn to pictures of frogs, so yesterday I pulled out my book about animal medicines. If you don’t already have this classic book and cards set, you might want to check it out. It’s called Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals, by Jamie Sams and David Carson, and there are many ways to use it. You can look up animals that appear in your dreams, or ask for guidance with an issue in your life. Years ago, I enjoyed picking an animal for the year on New Year’s Day.
Here are just a few things they say about the cleansing energy of Frog Medicine: “Frog teaches us to honor our tears, for they cleanse the soul…. An ability of Frog medicine people is to give support and energy where it is needed. A Frog medicine person can clean negativity from any environment.” They describe this as replacing mud with clear energy, and stress the importance of “cleansing yourself of any person, place, or thing that does not contribute to your new state of serenity and replenishment.” Doesn’t that sound like the perfect medicine for Spring cleaning?
Do you also love frogs? What animals do you feel drawn to? Please comment down below where it says “Leave a Reply.” I’d love to hear your thoughts on animal medicines.
May All Beings Be Cleansed of Negativity.
May All Beings Be Happy!
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