Bison medicine includes manifestation, protection, earthly creativity, courage, abundance, knowledge, generosity, hospitality, collective work, strength, challenge, survival, formulation of beneficial plans and the act of giving for the greater good.
Those with bison as a power animal must walk on the sacred path, honoring every road of life. Your guide will help you establish a deep connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky and will ask you to help endangered species around the world. Pray / meditate / focus on harmony and peace among all beings. Cry out for the help of the Universe, and give thanks for the gifts it gives you. Don't be too forceful or pushy, take the easy route. The bison will bless you with strength of character and 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 everything and everyone who resides in the universe. You will live like a 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 White Bison Woman story originated from the Lakota people, she taught them that all things are interconnected and that no place is needed to have abundance. The only thing needed, however, is to be connected to the Spirit. The relationship of bison with Native American people highlights these lessons. Every part of this animal was used, from the hooves to the horns. Bison gave them the gift of life by sacrificing their own. Food and leather for clothing and shelters were provided. Before the bison hunt, prayers of gratitude were offered to the Great Spirit by the tribes. Afterwards, ceremonies were performed to honor the spirit of the bison. Without it, the tribes would not have survived the harsh winters. This is just a lesson in abundance: use whatever resources you have available. At a deeper level, you must appreciate what you have. How often do you focus on what is missing in your life instead of counting your blessings? How much richer are human lives 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 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. - does not it must come from wars. Since we are open to receiving, miracles can come from the most unexpected sources. Bison shows us how to stop focusing on problems and how instead to focus on how much we have and how rich we are in terms of connecting with everything.
Bison have large heads that symbolize intelligence of a higher order, their strong bodies bind them to the earth. They are the force that connects the terrain to the non-terrain. Both the female and the male have broad horns and shoulders. In humans, the shoulders hold the personal energy that is expressed through the hands. Anything we hold or touch is linked to our personal energy. The shoulders carry responsibilities as well as negative or positive emotions. Whatever is felt 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 sky, indicating a connection to a higher order intelligence. Humpbacks are symbols of stored energy held in the body.