Because November is Native American Heritage Month, and I have Native American ancestry, I am using the Medicine Cards oracle deck by Jamie Sams and David Carson as my inspiration for the oracle reading for November 25-30. The image for the card is below.
For this reading, Prairie Dog popped up out of the deck, not once but twice, which means added emphasis to the message. Because the Native American concepts of animal “medicine” are new to me, I was prompted to seek Jamie’s writings to clarify the meaning of Prairie Dog’s medicine for us in this coming week.
I was guided to understand that Prairie Dog wants us to know that even though this season is especially busy for many of us with pre-holiday activities, it is important to respect the rhythm of the winter season and allow ourselves to “burrow”–to retreat inward for times of rest and quiet that will refresh us physically and renew our inspiration for creative work and life’s ongoing challenges. Prairie Dog also reminds us that if we’ve been pushing against a problem that won’t budge, a strategic retreat into our tunnel can provide a much-needed break that will comfort and relax us. When we return with a fresh perspective, we may find that our rest time allowed the situation to work itself out! Or at least allowed us more energy and wisdom to create a good outcome.
This is the kind of medicine I can ENJOY taking! And I hope you will find it both pleasant to taste and health-giving in its benefits.