Spiritual and Totem Insights For the Day – the Otter

Time to be playful and shelve our insecurities today! Mardi Gras’ is upon us. Too much seriousness lately and we all need to remember the child within and honor it. Playfulness will help us to ease our stress and perhaps even give us a fresh perspective on issues that have been plaguing us and even driving us a little crazy. often times it is just what we need to do in order to rejuvenate our souls!

Otter rests in the Butterfly Clan on the Medicine Wheel. It teaches and shares with us about the elements of Earth and Water since it is able to live on the land yet still needs to be close to the water. Teaching the importance of strong family ties, being able to adapt to what life throws at us, it reminds us of parental instincts, playfulness, and about being able to stop and take time to play and enjoy what life is offering.

The fact that it is popping up today signifies it is time to take that break to refuel, renew, re-energize ourselves. The new page has been placed in front of us, and we will need to work to accomplish the goals we have set, but in doing so we must keep the balance of our Sacred Hoops. Play/Work = Balance…. Feeding our spiritual in the process. Otter also speaks to balancing the light with the dark, for it is difficult to walk only one side of the road without understanding the other.

Otters are also telling us to adapt if we need to, we will be stronger for it and in doing so we will be able to transition through things seamlessly.

Let us join spiritual hands to offer prayer.

I call to the sacred winds…to carry my words
To the Grandmothers and Grandfathers of the North, the south, the east, the west, Above …below and within…

I call to the sacred winds to carry my words to the Winged ones…the Four Leggeds…the Plant People…the Crystal Keepers, the Thunder Beings, the Angelic Realm…Mother Mary and Magdalene…my Brother Christ and all the nations that love us.

I thank you for all the many blessings that you have shared with us today and beyond and I ask that you hear our prayers whether spoken our held silently within our hearts.

Today I ask that you hear our prayers as we stand humbly before you, small and human.
Help us to remember we are all but a tiny part of a great universe, that we are all connected as one…

Bring us the strength we need to walk our paths without ego or judgment…
Allow our hearts to hear what our ears are missing
Teach us how to allow forgiveness for others and ourselves
Fill our being with the unconditional love that you so freely offer all.
I call that we be reminded we are all no better than or less than one another.

Guide us through our days, to help us with our humanness…that we learn to reconnect with others in a gentle and positive way. Offering smiles when they are needed without thought, shoulders or ears to help ease another…and words that will uplift or soothe.

Keep our children safe and strong in this troubled world… I ask that on this day and days to come…guidance is shared with our children to help them as they walk their paths. Help open their eyes so they can learn and see the right way of things, teach them to respect all life no matter how small, open their ears and minds so that they may understand things that are being taught to them in a good and gentle manner…open their hearts so that when the harshness of the world falls at their feet, they can cope and handle it with compassion and understanding.

I ask that today and all days ahead, that we remember our child within and allow spontaneity and playfulness to enter our lives, giving our souls the little burst of joy and energy it needs to overcome obstacles in our lives. To honor family and what it is to laugh with each other, love each other and be with each other as a core to the very foundation of who we are as humans.

I thank all those who have walked with us and answer our calls…this day and in days to come…and honor you …


So my wish to you all today is for all of us to connect your inner child… and sing, dance, and allow yourself to simply be in the moment. I send you all blessings and love from my heart to yours… til’ next time…

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing 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



“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”

Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017