May 25 2016 Totem Insights for the Day – Medicine Bag

Medicine Bag
Today we are reminded to hold our own Medicine as Sacred! Do Not allow anyone to make you feel that you are less than… or that you can not accomplish, or are not worthy and in return do the same with others. Give people the benefit of the doubt, not jumping to conclusions and accusation. Today is about stepping into your own power, your own medicine and owning it! This doesn’t mean that you are better than, it simply means that we all are an important part of the world, we all imprint and spark changes. So today ignite life’s positives. Perhaps remember a teaching of long ago and review it to make sure you are still using it wisely. Make sure that your footprints are gentle as you walk your paths. Stand strong, share the unconditional with others that cross upon your journey today and days ahead. Be the teacher that we are all meant to be…the human that is experiencing life and it’s many miracles.

A Medicine Bag ( also called a Medicine Pouch) is traditionally a small pouch filled with talismans such as stones, herbs, found objects, personal memorabilia and its purpose is protection, to remind us of our human and All that is Sacred and to assist us in healing and keeping our Sacred Hoops in balance. Native Americans have carried these bags for centuries, but in recent years, they’ve also become popular in our modern day culture but most are unaware of the intent/purpose of them.

Traditionally a medicine bag or bundle contains something from the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms and from the life of a person. Meant to be kept close to your person so that the spiritual power surrounds you and becomes one with your energy. In a sense it becomes one with who you are. What goes onto the bag is your personal medicine, things you draw “power” from that will aid you as you walk your paths. If you receive one as a gift, the maker or person gifting it should add something of their own to help you on your journey.

Understand that a traditional Medicine Pouch is Sacred. The bag should not be opened by anyone else. It is up to the individual whose bag it is if they choose to take items out in order to share with others the story behind them, or to use them for healing purposes. Each item is considered Sacred and is meant to assist its owner with power and spirituality while they walk the Human. Allowing others to access the bag and it’s contents, ‘steals’ the power and lessons its intent for the owner.



“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

bear dec 2015

“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2016…the year of Truths!”


“Pathways” from Pathway to Destiny: Songs of Healing and Contemplation by Louie Gonnie. Available at

2 Replies to “May 25 2016 Totem Insights for the Day – Medicine Bag”

  1. Thank you Bear.But I can’t get back how I felt 2years ago.I lost the faith I had that I was an angel card reader.My X son in law said I was wrong to have read my cards to a friend of his.They all said I am just a foolish old lady. Am I wrong in reading my angel card?

    1. absolutely not…. own your own power and know you are loved by many. My guess is you hit it right on the head and they do not want to face their own truths… remember to continue the work… and know that we are merely messengers of the creator and all the realms before us. Love you Mama… ~ bear

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