Native American Elk: Stamina and Energy


Aloha,

Peggy and I are presenting a new series on our website in the blog section. The series will cover the Native American totem animals and their messages for all of us. We will also be teaching you how to make this teaching specific to your lives. Every week for the next 52 weeks we will bring you the insights for each animal.

Discover the tool that millions of people worldwide are using for guidance, inspiration, and help in finding answers to life's questions. This unique and powerful divination system draws upon ancient wisdom and tradition to teach the healing medicine of animals. Medicine Cards have found their way into the hearts and hands of many, guiding the way to healing the body, emotions, mind and spirit, and providing insight into and understanding of one's unique purpose in life.Drawing on ancient wisdom and tradition to teach the healing power of animals, this divination system provides insight into our purpose here on Earth. There are 52 power animals used in a variety of forms of teaching to guide the way in healing the mind, body and spirit.

Medicine Cards: Elk

Overview

Elk wandered through the forest looking for a partner. The mating season was in full swing, and the bucks that usually traveled with the other males had dispersed to find mates for the season. As Elk bellowed his mating call through the forest, his bugling alerted Mountain Lion that a feast could be in the making.

Mountain Lion circled Elk, getting closer to his prey moment by moment. Elk sensed the impending danger when the forest grew suddenly silent. He broke for the high country when he spotted his pursuer, but Mountain Lion was far behind. As Elk made a running leap for the timberline, Mountain Lion gained on him, but Elk continued to run onward, displaying tremendous stamina.

Finally Mountain Lion gave up, having spent his energy in spurts as he tried to jump over boulders to reach Elk. Elk paced himself, making headway as he climbed skyward toward the high country. Elk had no other defense except his ability to go the distance, setting a pace that allowed him to utilize his stamina and energy to the fullest.

Elk medicine teaches that pacing yourself will increase your stamina. Elk medicine people may not be the first ones to arrive at a goal, but they always arrive without getting burned out. If you have taken on too much recently, it might be a good idea to look at how you plan to finish what you have started without ending up in the hospital.