Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Medicine Bag

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So today the card that presented is the the Medicine Bag bringing with it a teaching that we need to remember to honor what is important to each of us as individuals. Bring about positive change in Self… Take strong steps today to Empower Self. This is not speaking to EGO…it is speaking to our Souls to feed them, restore them making them balance so that we may stay healthy and happy. We can not do that by engaging in the negative chaos of the world. Instead it encourages us to utilize our energies for positive changes… in our selves… in our lives … and in the world around us. Take a moment to think about the energy used on negativity, it builds up anger, unrest, and of course discord in ourselves and others that share our space. So if we took that same energy spent and put it to use to solve problems, evolve outcomes to positives by applying what we know and what is truly needed …think how our worlds could change for the better!

So today reach inside our own power, tap into your personal medicine to allow it to help heal and balance your soul for we need to keep our personal medicine fresh and new as it teaches us what it is to be alive in a healthy way that continues to feed our Spiritual needs.

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


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2 Replies to “Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – the Medicine Bag”

  1. thank you bear. I have acouple little ones (medicine bags ) I use for my mesa. do you make them? I would love to have more. please let me know. thank you!

    1. Yes I do… watch the Emporium at and over on my page at Facebook will be posting some in the days and weeks to come… 🙂 thank you for the interest and blessings to you and your family. ~ bear

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