Bison medicine includes manifestation, protection, earthly creativity, courage, abundance, knowledge, generosity, hospitality, collective work, strength, challenge, survival, formulating beneficial plans, and giving for the greater good.
Those with the bison as their power animal must walk the holy path, honoring every road in life. Your guide will help you establish a deep connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky and ask you to help endangered species around the world. Pray/meditate/focus on harmony and peace among all beings. Call out for help from the Universe, and be grateful for the gifts it bestows upon you. Don't be too forceful or pushy, take the easy way out. The bison will bless you with strength of character and a free and independent spirit.
This guide teaches us that true prosperity comes when we are grateful for what we have and live in harmony and love with everyone and everything that resides in the universe. You will live like the bison when you know that abundance is present and when all relationships are honored and known as sacred, when you express gratitude for all parts and aspects of creation.
The story of the White Bison Woman originated from the Lakota people, she taught them that all things are interconnected and that you don't need a place to have abundance. The only thing necessary, however, is to be connected to Spirit. The bison's relationship with Native American peoples highlights these lessons. Every part of this animal was used, from the hooves to the horns. The bison gave them the gift of life by sacrificing their own. Food and leather for clothing and shelter were provided. Before the bison hunt, prayers of gratitude were offered to the Great Spirit by the tribes. Afterwards, ceremonies were held to honor the spirit of the bison. Without it, the tribes would not have survived the harsh winters. That's just one lesson galore: use whatever resources you have available. On a deeper level, one must appreciate what one has. How often do you focus on what's missing in your life instead of counting your blessings? How much richer are the lives of human beings when they are grateful for what they have? This sends a powerful message to the universe.
Our beliefs and attitudes towards our connections to everything send powerful messages to All That Is. When we realize that we are all part of the One, each one individually unique, each one absolutely necessary to the whole, but still a drop in the ocean, we will know that abundance –which refers not only to health, happiness, friendships, etc. it needs to come from wars. Once we are open to receiving, miracles can come from the most unexpected sources. The bison shows us how to stop focusing on problems and instead focus on how much we have and how rich we are in terms of our connection to everything.
Bison have large heads that symbolize higher order intelligence, their strong bodies anchor them to the earth. They are the force that connects the earthy to the unearthly. Both the female and the male have horns and broad shoulders. In humans, the shoulders hold the personal energy that is expressed through the hands. Anything we hold or touch is connected to our personal energy. Shoulders carry responsibilities as well as negative or positive emotions. Whatever is felt on the inside is projected on the outside. The bison will show you how to get rid of the burdens you carry by focusing your energy in a balanced way. The horns grow towards the heavens, indicating a connection to a higher order of intelligence. zen are symbols of stored energy held in the body.
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