'Siyo (means, "Hello" in Cherokee)
Welcome to my site strictly for native american animal medicine. As you will see this website is still in the works, but it is definitely something that I am excited about and motivated to work on daily.
Native American rituals and practices are rooted in connection with all aspects of Life and 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.
Throughout these pages you will notice that there is reference to "ant people," "crow people," or "spider people," this is because the person who sees the animal medicine is named for the animal while they are becoming aware or when they are in the midst of changing a behavior due to the awareness.
Also keep in mind, animal medicine is not necessarily your "totem." I'll get into totems after I complete animal medicine. Animal Medicine is that which you need to learn RIGHT NOW! and the lesson that is coming across your IMMEDIATE path. Another animal may come cross your path tomorrow. Your attention may be called to one of these animals through television, conversation, daily experience, etc.
Regardless of how one of these animals comes across your path, study the message and apply to your daily Life because they have a message for you!
Sgi (means, "Thank you" in Cherokee)
Denadagohvyu (means, "Until we meet again" in Cherokee)
Dr. Loretta Standley, FIAMA
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI)
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I really do not enjoy e-mail as it is highly impersonal, it does not reflect the tone in one's voice and it's just too much e-mail volleying when a phone call can cut to the chase.