December 7, 2015 Totem Card of the Day – Doe

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So yes You are smack dab in the middle of Holiday Chaos, end of the year work projects to tie up, gifts to wrap, people to see, things to do and the list goes on and on   STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!! Take a moment and Breathe!  Doe steps in this morning to tell us to be gentle with self and remember it is the Season no matter what or how you celebrate it… that should be done in respect and honor for the tradition of it all. Slow down long enough to enjoy those small moments of joy and fun. i look at all the craziness of the material world being shoved down our throats, at Halloween we are already seeing Christmas stuff being pushed upon us telling us everything is a rush! Well it is up to each of us to put the brakes on and take the holidays in a way that our Ancestors would be proud!

It isn’t about the wrapping papers, or the long lines that we wait in to purchase something. It should be about the time spent with people and things we care about, yet it also screams why do we only do that once a year? Life should be celebrated every moment of every day! The Doe settles in to help us to do just that, enjoy the every day special! Then take that special and spread it about in Positives! Slow down, the world still turns with you in it even when you take time to take care of you.

Sacred is about just that taking care of the Sacred Within each of us, the doe always takes time to nurture self, it’s family. It finds calm places to recenter and relax. To enjoy it’s surroundings. They bring with them a grace and elegance, but can stand fierce and protective when it is called for. But if you simply tool time to watch the world and all the beauty in it and around you, for just a moment… you would see that there are more positives than you realize.

The Doe is an animal that is especially close to my heart walking with me often in real time and in spirit. It reminds us always about the gentleness that is needed as we walk the human. It is a reminder for us all to utilize more sensitivity when dealing with the world and the people around us. Take a moment to stop, breathe and observe your surroundings, your life, and a situation before stepping ahead. Sometimes that awareness is needed to be able to step into it in a positive way. When encouragement is needed it is often received better with a gentle nudge than a shove or push. Open heartedness is the way of the Doe… loving all unless given a reason not to. The Doe shares with us the wisdom of listening, grace and appreciation for the true balance of our own Sacred Hoops and that of the world around us all.

 

 

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the Native culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”
Mitakuye O’yasin
~bear Medicinewalker

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