Opossum Medicine brings Diversion
Opossum Medicine is the supreme actor, and those in the acting field can’t do any better than to work with the Opossum Medicine. Sometimes it is necessary to behave/act in a strategic manner. We need to appear fearful or fearless in spite of how we truly feel. We need Diversion to affect the reflection. We need to show submission or aggression. We need to be apathetic or extremely caring. We can be anything we choose to be even the Living Dead.
Opossum Medicine teaches how to use appearances. How to put on airs, to “play dead. One might consider this the Art of Stalking. Best taught by Stalkers. Dreamers can Dream this energy. But it’s not the same.
One may think this is lying to ones self. But really in the face of adversity. All is fair in love and war. These days it’s more like war. One isn’t lying, one is acting. Using the Art of Stalking to influence the outcome. Is the power of Opossum Medicine. It can make one aware when others are putting up false fronts and deceptions as well.
Opossum Medicine is an archetypal energy that helps one seeking the medicine to use appearances to our greatest benefit, helping to recognize when others are creating false impressions. Raccoon Medicine may help with putting on masks as we all wear them.
Opossum Medicine can teach us to divert attention away or get the attention we need. Playing Dead is a wonderful way to attract attention or repel attention as the Warrior on occasion has the need to make them self unavailable to power. Depending on the power.
Opossum Medicine greatest form of protection is to play dead. In doing this Opossum confuses many a predator into believing that the game is over. Oftentimes the confused walks away or looks in the other direction for a moment, and Opossum runs to safety. Opossum Medicine uses a great deal of strategy. If all else fails, Opossum plays dead.
Opossum can use its fangs, and claws but chooses not to. It has the ability to fight, but it rarely uses this form of protection.
Instead, the strategy of Diversion is employed when things get too hard to handle. Opossum would receive an Academy Award in the animal kingdom. For Best Death or dying on the Spot. The musk of the death scent is excreted at will, adding to the master play that sends enemies on trails of confusion.
The proper use of Diversion is the knowledge when to use diversion or not at all. Opossum owes an excuse to no one, much less feels compelled to explain what one feels or what one choose to experience. As you are The Singularity.
If Opossum Medicine has your attention, you are being asked to use strategy in some present situation. Relying upon your instincts for the best way out of a tight corner. If you have to pretend to be apathetic or unafraid, do it! Oftentimes if you refuse to struggle or show that hurtful words bother you, your attacker will see no further fun in the game.
Warriors have used Opossum Medicine for centuries, playing dead when the enemy is least expecting it, the war cry is heard. The fright of this serves to further confuse the unsuspecting opposition. Victory is sweet when the strategy is one of mental as well as physical prowess.
Opossum may be relaying to you that you are to expect the unexpected, be clever in achieving your victory. This could be a victory over a bothersome salesman or authority figure.
In essence, Opossum Medicine is beckoning… Lay down and play Dead. When the danger walks away. One wakes up and progresses on the path.
Contrary Opossum Medicine
Contrary Opossum Medicine denotes backward or inverted views, a caution to “stop turning things around” to suit self. Note to self. It’s just a reflection. Who should that reflection suit?
In the reversed position, or Dead position. Opossum Medicine may be warning you, getting caught in the high drama of life’s present scenario. “Closing ones eyes and dramatize,” may keep one from seeing the truth of the situation. You might as well play dead if you are justifying what you are doing with the tragic victim routine.
Take a look at the possibility that you may have recently been giving excuses for why you don’t want to do something instead of telling the truth. In fear in of hurting someone’s feelings may have trapped yourself in a justification pattern: “I’m too sick, too poor, I’m watching my weight, I’m too short, tall, sad, busy, tired, etc.” Change a belief, change reality. In truth, I am tired of saying this when all one has to do to prove it to them self, is do it.
In having to defend excuses, you may be Missing the Point. You don’t have to defend your right to be! The exercise is in learning to politely say that something would not be appropriate for you at this time. That’s all! You owe no one an excuse. Not even your Reason. Learn to imitate Opossum Medicine and play dead, in the sense that the best strategy is no defense. In the viewpoint of no defense, you have chosen to be who and what you are with no games involved. The Game of Life. Life is a Game.
When Opossum Medicine shows up, ask yourself these important questions. Are you about to act in an inappropriate manner? Do you need to strengthen your own being? Are others putting up false appearances. And you see right through them. Do you need to divert attention away from some activity? Are others trying to divert your attention? Is it time to go into Opossum Medicine and SEE a new strategy? Learning to pretend and act in ways and with realism is the magic that Opossum Medicine teaches. It’s Acting. Playing dead doesn’t mean one is dead. The Art of Stalking. To appear to be something you are not. Making the appearance so real that you are convinced of it your self.
Playing dead is what Opossum is famous for. A self-induced state of shock. The pulse becomes minimal. The heartbeat slows. A musk scent of death is released, and for all appearances, death shows up. The Opossum can enter and leave this state abruptly. Being Animal Spirit it is in touch with the Great Spirit.
This act serves to confuse many predators. The surprise distracts them, and the Opossum is able to make its escape. This kind of flexibility and ease of appearance is what Opossum can teach. One doesn’t have to be the Opossum. One can learn by imitation or acting.
By Melissa Breyer Wed, Nov 14 2012
Here are other powers of Opossum Medicine in a poem.
Trickster like coyote, changeling,
So alive, yet smelling dead,
Teach me wise old magic
Spirit, instinct, vision, Feeling not from head.
Show me the way to fly pass the Eagle, slip past danger.
Fill me with earthy wisdom great Spirit
That I might reflect Spirit,.
Living life and playing Dead
The art of acting or behaving in strategic manner as appearing to be fearful or fearless in spite of true feelings. Opossum gives courage to pretend for a while in order to cope with mental and Spiritual constructs. Opossum teaches wisdom and sensibility and knows when a fight is needed. Is it time to fight for things, or to rest and let them go?
Opossum Medicine uses strategy. If all else fails, play dead. Opossum has the ability to fight, but it rarely uses this form of protection. Instead, the supreme strategy of Diversion is employed when things get too hard. Some times it is better to just check out and play dead then to continue to fight. Opossum has developed an act that would receive an Academy Award. With the musk of the death scent, adding to the master play. The enemies are confused.
The skills of changing the persona in any given situation is linked to survival in the short life that we all have. It’s a complete peeling of all the layers of the onion. One may call Them Skins. It’s Spirit, the Singularity, while here on this Earth.
When we REASON about it, isn’t that what we all do? Think we are living when we are playing dead.
To Feel life one must experience death. Opossum Medicine is the next best thing.
We all have to feel the courage, to face our fears? Where does that reflection come from? I learned to appreciate the strength and diversity in this creature’s fragile existence.
Yep. I AM Dead. You got me… See ya, bye, bye. Opossum Medicine
Opossum Medicine Message: All this fuss and bother about my playing dead, poppycock! I’m really very easily scared, even though it may not look like it. When I’m laid out on the ground. I look dead. Whenever someone threatens me, I get so overwhelmed that I just freeze and fall over. It’s a pretty good talent that the Creator gifted me with, wouldn’t you say?
I even smell like I’m dead, so everyone leaves me alone. Of course, with a skill like this, it’s natural to want to cultivate it. Into a fine art, The Art of Stalking , I know it’s a bit extreme, but it works!”
You don’t have to play dead, You could be scared to death. There are many variations on that theme. You can act tired, make up a story that allows you to, pretend you’re not feeling well, act like you’re not afraid when you’re terrified, or act afraid even if you’re not. Any of these actions will help out in uncomfortable situations. They don’t have to be life-threatening situations, to work in your favor.
Just don’t fool yourself. A nice perk is that when you get really good at this, you start seeing through others’ facades without feeling the need to expose them.” Yep, Zombies in the Real World.
If by chance, you feel trapped in a challenging predicament and don’t know how to get out of it gracefully. You may find yourself playing out habitual self-defeating strategies, such as martyr/victim, “Poor me,” “I’m not enough,” and so on and so forth. This interference in achieving your potential and living out your soul’s destiny. Is a wake-up call. The circumstances require you to portray the opposite of what you’re really feeling, such as a fearful situation where others look to you for leadership and you must act fearless, or a disagreement where you think you’re right but must act as if you’re wrong in order to create harmony. You’re faced with a complex situation that requires you to strategize in order to navigate your way through it.
Ooops. I Am Dead, now what are you going to do?
Opossum Medicine teaches us to have a strategy. It teach us to be on the alert. Perhaps we are deceiving ourselves. Opossum Medicine says we can be our own worst enemy. The medicine of Opossum warns of being lured into a bad situation. The Opossum always asks one to look inside, follow ones Heart. Bring out anything we may be hiding or covering up. Opossum Medicine teaches to watch for the number thirteen when this animal strolls into our life.
The message from Opossum is telling you to be clever in achieving your victory and to expect the unexpected. Or just roll over and play dead until the danger passes, your call. Use Opossum Medicine, it’s simply diversity.