Skunk Medicine

Skunk Medicine, The Creature that leaves a lasting impression.

Skunk Medicine
If you don’t now, you will learn to respect me.

Who hasn’t run up against a lesson from this amazing creature-teacher at one time or another? The smell of Skunk Medicine is something that one doesn’t soon forget. Skunk Medicine brings the lessons of Reputation , Respect, Sensitivity, and Confidence.

Skunk says, “If your ego is not your amigo, you know it stinks!”

When one learns to assert, without ego, what and who you are. Respect follows. Your self-respectful attitude will repel those who are not of like mind, and yet will attract those who choose the same pathway. As the odor of Skunk attracts others of its kind, it repels those who will not respect its space.

There are two main types of skunk, spotted and striped. The striped is the most common and most easily recognized. It actually has a double stripe that runs from its head to its tail. The stripe, whether single or double, is an sign of the active flow of the kundalini or life force.

Skunk Medicine and Kundalini
The power that lives in us all.

The kundalini has ties to the sexual energies and to the life force that is active in every aspect of our life processes. In individuals with this totem, the kundalini is usually already active. Skunk shows up at a time to amplify and to teach the control use of this life force more effectively.

In eastern metaphysics, students are taught of three channels of energy that flow through the body along the spine, the ida, the pingala, and the sushumna. Respectively, the moon, sun, and the balance of the two. This reflects the ability of those with Skunk Medicine to be able to turn on and off the creative force and direct it along several lines.

When Skunk crosses our path, we are presented with the perfect opportunity to become more confident in our interactions with others. Skunk spirit sets the perfect paradigm for meeting life challenges with a calm and peaceful stance. Skunk guides us to command respect from others, by first and foremost, respecting ourselves.

Skunk Medicine wisdom teaches us to honor our spirituality as we spend time alone in silence. Helping one to build confidence in them self and to develop more strength of will and independence. Skunk Medicine people are not pretentious and feel compelled to be who they are without the need for approval of others to define them.

Skunk
Be who you are. Some of us stink at this.

Skunk Medicine will help you develop trust in yourself (intuition) and to trust your instincts. Skunk has a reputation, presence, and strength most creatures of the animal kingdom respect. If not now, they soon learn their lesson.

The skunk is a powerful small mammal about the size of a house cat. It is easily recognized by its long black fur and double white stripes, from its head, to the back of its legs and bushy tail. Skunk is a peaceful warrior, fearless and friendly. It appears nonchalant as it moves slowly but deliberately towards its goal. However, do not interfere with Skunk’s Medicine or you maybe left with a long-lasting impression of respect.

Skunk has a distinctive behavior trait, which sets it apart from other animals. When skunk feels threatened it will turn its back on you, raise its tail and emit a smelly , irritating, chemical spray , which numbs the senses and stings the eyes.

You will never forget an encounter with skunk.

Skunk Medicine teaches you how to get respect without being overly aggressive or domineering. Skunk encourages you to raise a big “stink” if you are threatened, or being pushed around by a bully. Do not be afraid to speak up to defend your space. If you are being threatened in someway by somebody or something. Don’t worry about causing a ” Big Stink” when you expose these tyrants.

Respect yourself and others will respect you. Be aware of your reputation. What is your self-image and how do people respond to you ? If you ” smell” something bad, make sure that it is not you, dumping negativity on others , or being dumped on.

Skunk closeup
I am cute, but I command respect!
Come on I dare you to get in my way!

Skunk Medicine

Skunk… smell me a story, so I will know it well, of how to attract and how to repel.

Respect is the key, to be around me. I create a big stink, than give you a wink.

Reputation in tack with white stripes on my back. When we meet again, will you be my friend?

Skunk Medicine! Go ahead and laugh, you may even thinks this stinks. This furry little animal has a reputation that has a great deal of power. Due to its distinctive behavior, humans and other animals give this tiny, smelly, creature a wide berth.

Unlike other predatory animals, Skunk does not threaten your life but threatens your senses. You know this to be true if you have ever been in the vicinity of its spray its powerful medicine.

In observing the habit patterns of Skunk, it is easy to notice the playfulness and its nonchalant natural behavior. The “I-dare-you” attitude of this four-legged creature commands you, as the observer, to respect its space by mere reputation alone.

Skunk Medicine is teaching you that by walking your talk and by respecting yourself, you will create a position of strength and honored reputation. The carriage of your body relates to others what you believe about yourself. There is no need to bully, aggravate, torment, or overpower other beings when your sense of “self” is intact. As with Skunk, the resonant field of energy around your body is relayed through the senses.

Human Totality is living through all your senses. Self-esteem permeates the body’s energy, and is instantly recognized on an extra-sensory level by others.

Skunk Medicine people have the ability to attract others, and they are very charismatic. At the same time, the other side of their natural power is to repel those who seek to take energy from them without recycling the gifts they have taken.

Peppy Le Pew Cartoon
My Cheree, I want to smother you with kisses

Skunk Medicine people also know how to use the energy flows that will attract a lover. Remember Peppy Le Pew? Some people call this sexual magic, as it is akin to the musk scent that animals excrete to attract a mate. It can be dangerous to leak sexual energy if you are not looking for a mate. It puts you into a games condition that may feed your ego but not how others feel about you. If you are attracting others who have an interest in you, you are in a sense saying, “I’m available.” This can cause hard feelings when the truth comes out. It also leaks energy that you could have used in a more constructive way.

The Skunk is a bad sign and a bad power. The sorcerers work with this power and send it as an ally against people to cause conflict, sickness, and bad luck. A skunk is usually a sign that evil is around you and that every effort should be made to pray against it.

If you see or smell a skunk in a dream it is said to indicate some temporary disappointments or upsets forthcoming, but they should be short-lived.

However, Skunk Medicine, is good to learn, allowing one to handle their energy flows. Modern psychologists call this body language.

In tribal teachings, this is your personal medicine which you are showing to others. Use your medicine well, and know that you are known by your reputation. How you use your energy will attract either honor or disgrace. You may want to examine what energy you are putting out that creates your present situation.

This symbol, is asking you to notice the kinds of people who are attracted to you. If they emulate favorable characteristics, have enough self-esteem to recognize those characteristics within yourself. Walk tall and be proud of the accomplishments you have made. Bear in mind that what you believe about yourself is your greatest protection.

Project self-respect!

Spotted Skunk ready to spray
I can do this all day! Get out of my way.

Contrary Skunk Medicine

Meaning the abuse or misuse of this Medicine and the big stink it causes. Skunk Medicine operating through the contrary or reversed position indicates that your self-esteem may seem to others as if you are putting on airs. Observe whether you are repelling others in your vicinity because of envy, jealousy, or a projection of their low self-esteem. Examine your feelings. Be truthful with yourself. Right the situation by assuming the attitude of Skunk: nonchalance. In assuming nonchalance you are neutralizing the effect of leaking energy.

In leaking vital energy, you may be stinking up your environment. This is similar to dumping all your woes on anyone who will listen. If you are doing this, it may be time to shut your mouth and go within.

You may also be leaking sexual energy and repulsing the object of your interest. That person may be too shy to tell you to lay off. Look deeply at your self-image and how others are reacting to it.

To balance the causes and effects of your actions and energy flows, you must decide whether you need to spray in the direction of others to repel their envy, greed, jealousy, or over-amorous tendencies.

You need to always maintain your “right to be.” Self-respect is the key to all of these situations, whereas ego is merely what you believe yourself to be.

Skunk and Raccoon
It’s nice to have a friend to share a meal with.

Again, If your ego is not your amigo, you know it stinks!

Ego is one of the first things we need to bring under our control when we’re learning to walk a spiritual path. There’s just no room for it there and it is a mask for what we want to accomplish, not what we have accomplished. Raccoon Medicine may better serve you here as they are the masters of wearing masks.

The skunk walks tall and proud with the knowledge that even though small, he has a power of protection within him. This symbol is reminding you, “Walk tall. There is a strength available within you that will protect you and keep you safe.” For courage and will-power to raise a “stink” if you are being harassed or threatened. Radiating self-respect and self-confidence.

Become aware of the type of people attracted to you and repel the undesirable. Sifting out and getting rid of “friends” who do not want you to succeed.

Self-assertion and confidence. The skunk’s scent is a protective odor, but it is uniquely its own. Getting the respect one is due. Skunks do not like confrontation, and usually withhold their spray until no other option is left.

Have you been holding back in some area where recognition of your abilities is long overdue? Irritating people or situations. Being sprayed by a skunk causes all kinds of distress, most of which stems from frustration about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Ordinarily, skunks are peaceful, friendly creatures. They are slow and deliberate in their movements. When menaced, however, the skunk can emit a nasty spray that can be smelled for half a mile. The idea that skunk sprays its odor on its tail and then flips the droplets at the aggressor. Is simply not true; when that back-end faces you the tail raised, watch out! The glands at the root of the tail have strong squirting power.

Skunk Spray
We all stink to some degree

The skunk is one of the most widely recognized mammals, but it is also one of the most misunderstood.

Skunks are fearless, but they are also very peaceful. It is a very powerful totem with mystical and magical associations. Just look at how people respond to it. They show great respect for it and what it can do. This is part of what skunk teaches. It teaches how to give respect, expect respect, and demand respect. It helps you to recognize your own qualities and to assert them.

The skunk does not get out-of-the-way of any animal. It moves along at its own speed, with its own mind. It is self-assured and confident in itself.  It can teach you how to be more self-assured and how to assert yourself.

Because Skunks are peaceful by nature, they always give warnings before spraying. This warning involves three stages. First, it will stamp its feet and turn its back to you. Second it will raise its tail up, as the gland which sprays is located underneath it. When the third step arrives, it is usually too late. After raising the tail, the skunk will look back over its shoulder. This is to line up the correct angle for spraying. Once the skunk has seen you over its shoulder, it is too late.

Skunk ready to spray
If you see this pose it maybe to late

The skunk can spray 12-15 feet with tremendous accuracy. It can repeat the spraying five to six times before it must build up again naturally. The spray is an irritating oil chemical. It won’t kill, but it can sting the eyes causing temporary blindness and numb the senses.

Tomato juice is still the one thing which helps to eliminate skunk odor. The qualities and characteristics of the tomato should be studied as it is part of the contrary or balancing Skunk Medicine associated with the skunk.

Skunks are usually quite silent, so it is good for those with this totem NOT to blow their own horns. It will back fire and only serve to push others away. Sit back and let others do the noticing for you. Skunks are very adaptable and this is what those with this totem must also learn. Skunk can teach you when it is best to be noticed and how to go about it most effectively.

The skunk smell is one that almost everyone can recognize. This links to how skunk awakens in others a great recognition of you and your own abilities. The sense of smell also has ties to sensuality and sexuality.

Research is being conducted that reveals the various connections between fragrance and sexual response. This includes work with pheromones and studies show a surprising similarity between the cells of and response of the olfactory nerves, and those within the genitalia.

Fragrance has long been used as an aphrodisiac. Those with skunk medicine will find that the use of fragrances will elicit dynamic responses in those they associate with. People will respond to the fragrances you employ.

A study of aroma-therapy would be very beneficial for those with this totem. When skunk shows up, you can usually expect to experience stronger sexual responses to others and in their response to you. A greater ability to attract people will begin to unfold. It is interesting how people respond to some fragrances. They complain that certain smells drive them nuts.

Crosseyed Man
What is that smell?

Skunk Medicine teaches us to understand a warning. Our instinct often foretells trouble ahead, but often our mind gets in the way and gets in the way of this knowledge.

There is much wisdom to be gleaned from skunk. You can learn how to honor the part of yourself, which like the skunk, gives you many warnings before an actual problem or disaster develops. If skunk appears in your life, it could well be your intuition sending you a signal of imminent danger or caution.

Skunks do their thing quietly. Skunk does its hunting at night. This is the power of this animal totem, you are advised to do the same.

Unbalanced skunk people have a habit of blowing their own trumpet, looking for recognition. As skunk possesses intense energy, this can create problems in communicating with others. Those with Skunk Medicine are either well liked or disliked. The art of attracting and repelling are natural skills, and very beneficial when mastered effectively.

Remember this, people notice you all the time, but how they notice you can be controlled by you.

Skunk Medicine
Will you be my friend?

A Few Symbolic Meanings of the Skunk Defense

Prudence
Protection
Confidence
Awareness
Pacification
Effectiveness
Good judgement

Western Spotted Skunk
I am just minding my own business

We would all do well to take this animal symbolism from the skunk: Do no harm. Indeed, as a totem animal, the skunk asks us to defend ourselves effectively, without causing further conflict or harm.

Seek Turtle Wisdom, Crow Medicine, Spider Medicine, Bat Medicine, Rabbit Medicine, Squirrel Medicine, Raccoon Medicine, Hummingbird Medicine and The Great Spirit for other teachings in Animal Medicine.

Knowledge is Power

Take your Power Back

CJC

Winky, thumbs up to you
Skunk Medicine may smell a little. But you catch my drift.

Skunk Medicine leaves a lasting impression, of respect.

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Lizard Medicine

Lizard Medicine, represents the Dream World and the Art of Dreaming.

Lizard
Lizard Medicine the Art of Dreaming

The other parts of reality we humans experience while our physical body rests. We spend one-third of our life asleep in dreams. Using this time to our benefit is what Lizard Medicine is implying. Using our energy body to travel beyond the stars into other parallel realities and dimensional shifts. When Lizard Medicine speaks listen to your own intuition above anyone else’s.

Pay close attention to your dreams for they show the shadowy side of reality, the Dream World. Where we can review our dreams before we manifest them physically. Since we spend one-third of our life in the Dream World, we do not perceive that Dream World when awake. Dreams become shadows showing our fears and hopes.

What we humans truly are, (Energetic Vibrational Consciousness.)  Getting to know our Energy Body makes traveling in the Dream World reality much easier.

Energy Body
Be all that you can be

Make a dream log and record your dreams. Look for your symbolic and recurring dreams and study them carefully. In “Dreamland, the Art of Dreaming” there is a technique for developing your consciousness during dreams to be fully awake and fully functional. No sense in wasting that time in the Dream World. Get busy, Manifest!

Lizard Medicine also teaches to become more detached in life. Sometimes it is necessary to separate oneself from others to accomplish what is necessary. Lizard Medicine helps you awaken the ability for objective detachment. To show one how to break from the past to live in the now. In all realities you may wish to visit.

Lizard with Horns
Lizard Medicine Hey, I can Dream can’t I

Lizard Medicine

Lizard… will you dream of me tonight?
Travel across the stars in flight?
Beyond the place of time and space. With visions from afar manifested in light.

Lizard sat lolling in the shadow of a big rock, shading himself from the desert sun. Snake crawled by, looking for some shadow to coil up in and rest. Snake watched Lizard for a while as Lizard’s eyeballs went side to side behind his enormous closed lids. Snake hissed to get Lizard’s attention. Slowly Lizard’s dreaming eyes opened and he saw Snake.

“Snake! You scared me! What do you want? ” Lizard cried.

Snake spit his answer from his forked tongue. “Lizard, you are always getting the best shadow spots in the heat of the day. This is the only big rock for miles. Why don’t you share your shade with me?”

Lizard thought for a moment, then agreed. “Snake, you can share my shade spot, but you have to go to the other side of the rock and you must promise not to interrupt me.”

Snake was getting annoyed. He hissed, “How could I bother you Lizard? All you are doing is sleeping.”

Lizard smiled knowingly. “Oh Snake, you are such a silly serpent. I’m not sleeping. I’m dreaming.”

Snake wanted to know what the difference was, so Lizard explained. “Dreaming is going into the future, Snake. I go to where the future lives. You see, that is why I know you won’t eat me today. I dreamed you and I know you are full of Mouse.”

Snake was taken aback. “Why Lizard, you’re exactly right. I wondered why you said you would share your rock.”

Lizard laughed to himself. “Snake,” he said, “you are looking for shade and I am looking for shadow. Shadow is where the dreams live.”

Eye of a Lizard
Lizard Medicine are you the Dreamer or the Dreamed

Lizard Medicine is the shadow side of reality where your dreams are reviewed before you decide to manifest them physically. Lizard could have created getting eaten by Snake if he had so desired.

Lizard Medicine is of Dreamers. Whether dreamers smoke you or dream you, dreamers can always help you see the shadow. This shadow can be your fears, your hopes, or the very thing you are resisting, but it is always following you around like an obedient dog.

If Lizard dreamed a space in your path today, it may be time to look and see what is following along behind you. Is it your fears, your future trying to catch up to you, or is it the part of you that wants to ignore your weaknesses and humanness? Lizard Medicine may be telling you to pay attention to your dreams and their symbols. If you do not remember your dreams you could try setting a music alarm for 2am or 3am. Or try drinking a lot of water before bedtime and allow your bladder to wake you up. Dreams are very important. Pay attention to them.

Lizard on it's back
Contrary Lizard Medicine

Contrary Lizard Medicine

If Lizard turned up in the contrary position, you may be having a nightmare. This is a sign of inner conflict. Look to the nightmare for a clue to the nature of this conflict. What are the feelings your nightmare causes. Breathe through these feelings and let the sensations flow out of your body. See the truth in what your nightmare is suggesting. It could be the simple message that you are confronting your fears and therefore do not need to experience the nightmarish events in your day-to-day life.

Another message of Lizard Medicine reversed is that you may need more sleep or Dreamtime. It could also imply that you have a lack of dreams for your future. Imagination is the door to all new ideas and creations. As you examine the dreaming process, you will find that the subconscious is processing all the recorded messages it holds concerning the events you experienced during the day. These messages can be suppressed feelings bringing inner conflict, or they can be new ideas or goals, other dimensions of awareness, future events, warning signals, or desires and hopes.

In one sense, contrary Lizard Medicine is insisting that you look to your imagination for new experience. This is necessary when life becomes dull or full of boredom. On the other hand, contrary Lizard Medicine may also apply to those who dream too much, refusing to use the dreams as tools to manifest that same vision in their lives. All levels of awareness are accessible through dreams. Remember, life is not always as it seems.

Are you the dreamer? Or are you the dreamed?

Frilled Lizard
Don’t you believe a word they say!

Lizard Facts and Folklore

According to those who know about such things, there are some 2100 species of lizards, varying in size from a few inches to the so-called Komodo Dragon, which is ten feet in length. As many species actively warm themselves in the sun and some have the ability to replace a lost tail, they have long been held an object of awe and curiosity.

Lizard tail
Ouch! No problem I’ll grow another

Generally held is the idea that the lizard is either a god, a kin to the god, or his messenger. For instance, in Samoa, several gods exist in lizard form. For the Maoris, Tangaloa, the Heaven God, is believed to incarnate as a green lizard. Tongaiti, the Night Heaven God of the Hervery Islanders of Polynesia, was believed to be a nocturnal spotted lizard. In Australia, the Aranda believe that the sky will fall if they kill a lizard. (Not recommended!)

Godzilla
Lizard Godzilla Medicine When one needs big changes

One of the most significant characteristics of some lizards and their claim to fame is the ability of the tail to come off. A predator may grab for it, its paw upon the tail, only to be surprised as the tail breaks off and the lizard scampers to freedom. The lizard then begins the process of growing another in its place. Unfortunately, a lizard can only do this once because the tail grows back cartilage instead of vertebrae.

Two Tailed Lizard
Now look what happened

Since some lizards have the ability to regenerate their own tail, sometimes an abnormal two-tailed lizard may appear. Italians regard such a two-tailed lizard as being unusually lucky. In Samoa, the lizard is believed to be the sun and is said to possess the ability to ask the Weather God for good weather. One Christian tradition in Germany holds that the lizard licked away Christ’s drops of blood, and therefore, should never be killed. In Sicily, small lizards, called “San Giovanni,” are never killed, since they are believed to be in the presence of the Lord in Heaven and to light the Lord’s lamp.

Among Jewish folklore, the lizard was held unclean and was believed born of sexual intercourse between Satan and a witch. In fact, in some areas of France, lizards were buried alive under the threshold as a protection against witchcraft. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, lizard is one of the ingredients of the witches’ brew. For the Slavs and some French and English peasants, the lizard was held as protection against snakes and was often fixed on the roof of a stable to ward them off. For a lizard to cross the path of a bride was believed to produce an unhappy marriage. In some parts of the United Kingdom it is believed that, if a lizard sees a snake approaching a sleeping man, the Lizard will awaken him.

Spiderman Lizard
I could have been a Contender, Spiderman yea right!

The lizard is the expert at subtle perception. It can sense vibrations through the ground. Its eyes can detect the subtlest of movements, and it has extremely acute hearing. All of these are symbolic of specific forms of clairvoyance practiced in many societies.

Lizard is an animal of great subtlety. Its movements are quick. It has four legs and can run with great speed. Some lizards can live in the house, and they help to control the insect populations. The gecko lizard is one of the few reptiles that has a voice, and this should be meditated upon by anyone that has it as a totem. The Komodo Dragon of Indonesia is a monitor lizard, and it is the largest of all lizards.

Komodo Dragon
I AM big, bad, and have a temper

A lizard has an ability to recognize the subtlest insect movements, and can remain still or relatively so to mislead its prey or protect itself. This indicates that your intuition and psychic perceptions are either already active or about to be activated more strongly. Pay attention.

Most lizards have long tails which help them maintain balance and can also serve as a defense mechanism. Most also have a crested back, ruffs, or spines. These serve as protection but they are also very symbolic. Some have ruffs about the neck. The neck is an area that bridges the higher and lower, and lizards with them are those that can teach you how to bridge the subconscious with the conscious, dreaming with waking. They can stimulate lucid dreaming.

The antidote to all karma is to realize the Self, the divine actor in the play of Maya. The way that karma can harm is through your “view” and subsequent beliefs that are born from it. Release limitations and be free. This is what is meant by the teaching that a “house divided” will fall by serving two masters (soul vs. ego/ordinary mind.)

Two Headed Lizard
Caught in two worlds at the same time.

Though the path of ego/ordinary mind is the “default setting,” and easy to fall into, its frustrations can be high. Though the path of the Self/Spirit is more arduous at times, its gifts are infinite.

This reptile in a dream is warning that you have false friends in your close circle. A dead lizard signifies a successful battle to protect your reputation. Shoes, bags, or other items made of lizard skin predict an increase in income. Because of its primitive origins, many psychologists view this as an emblem of the Collective Unconsciousness or wild nature within. In Egypt and Greece, an omen of luck. African: Transformation and the ability to adapt to your surroundings. Here the lizard is regarded as a shape-shifter. Lizards are very sensitive to land vibrations, and have very good hearing and keen eyesight, making them symbolic of awareness, especially psychically. Impartiality and the ability to break away from various situations.

If Lizard Medicine appears, we need to analyze our present reality and thus, bring the message for immediate change in some area or areas of our life. This change can represent letting go of old ideas or negative behaviors which endanger your growth.

Lizard tongue
Speaking with forked tongue. It’s always better to say what you mean and mean what you say!

All of these characteristics give it a symbolism associated with the psychic and the intuitive. The ability to perceive subtle movement, physical and ethereal, waking or sleeping, is what Lizard Medicine teaches. To some within the Native American tradition, the lizard is associated with Dreamtime. Dreams contain some of the subtlest perceptions of the mind of which we may not be conscious. They are translated to us through dreams to make us more conscious. These can be fears or foreshadowings, but almost always they are the things to which we do not pay attention.

Individuals with a lizard totem should listen to their own intuition above anyone else’s. Lizard usually reflects heightened sensitivity. You feel what others may not. You will see things that others may miss. You will hear things that are not being said. No matter how strange it may seem, learning to follow those perceptions is what will enable one to succeed most often.

Sweet Dreams!

Annunaki Lizard Medicine
Hey, have the Annunaki been messing with my DNA ?

Thank You for sharing Lizard Medicine, Dream, Dream, Dream!

The power in Spirit.
Flying on the Wings of Consciousness with Creation under my Wings

Knowledge is Power

Experience is Wisdom

Take your Power Back

Thunderbird

Dreaming Awake Winky
Lizard Medicine In the World of your Dreams

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Lizard Medicine, Are you the dreamer? Or the dreamed?