Discover your totem animals and be open to receive messages and inspiration from them. Ask the animals questions you may have. They will answer in surprising ways.
The wisdom contained in the Medicine cards is phenomenal. We are fortunate to have been handed down the teachings from many elders in the Choctaw, Lakota, Seneca, Aztec, Yaqui, Cheyenne, Cherokee, Iroquois, and Mayan traditions. These are the lessons of being human, being vulnerable, and seeking wholeness with all that is. Being part Cherokee I was drawn to the Medicine cards in 1989 and have been using them ever since. My intention, as a Spiritual Warrior and Healer, is to begin a process for many people who have never understood their connection to our Mother Earth and to all her creatures. I hope to open a new doorway of understanding for those who seek the Oneness of all life.
To understand the concept of medicine in the Native American way, one must redefine “medicine.” The medicine referred to with these cards is anything that improves one’s connection to the Great Mystery and to all life. This includes the healing of the body, mind and spirit. This medicine is also anything that brings personal power, strength, and understanding. It is the constant living of life in a way that brings healing to the Earth Mother and to all of our associates, family, friends and fellow creatures. Native American medicine is an all-encompassing “way of life,” for it involves walking "the good red road" on Mother Earth in perfect harmony with the universe.
Gaining understanding from these brothers and sisters of the animal kingdom is a healing process, and must be approached with humility and intuitiveness.