Strengthen, Restore, Empower: Animal Medicine

Native American rituals and practices are rooted in connection with all aspects of life and the Great Spirit (God). Therefore, the Native American practice of "animal medicine" embraces an awareness that reveals itself when a certain animal crosses our path. The word "medicine" in Native American practice and in the custom of animal medicine refers to the healing aspects that a particular animal brings to our consciousness. This would mean anything that supports, strengthens, restores, empowers, or revives the spiritual body, as well as the physical body.

Once we are aware of what a certain animal represents, then we can take the necessary steps to create changes in our life according to that awareness.

When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with this animal, you have the power to deal with challenges with grace. You master the art of being both determined and gentle in your approach. The deer totem wisdom imparts those with a special connection with this animal with the ability to be vigilant, move quickly, and trust their instincts to get out the trickiest situations.

What is the meaning of the deer totem?

The meanings associated with the deer combine both soft, gentle qualities with strength and determination:

  • Gentleness

  • Ability to move through life and obstacles with grace

  • Being in touch with inner child, innocence

  • Being sensitive and intuitive

  • Vigilance, ability to change directions quickly

  • Magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries

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