ANCIENT FOREST: Your roots go deep. Incredible, radiant, healing strength is available to you and grows within you. Do not doubt your abilities. You’re so much more than you can possible imagine. There’s immense, unseen – but very real – support around you. You are loved and cherished. You are grounded, stable and strong as your spirit reaches high into the heavens.
Your Native Spirit Wants Your to Know: Throughout the world, those in indigenous cultures revere what are called the “Tree People”. The powerful life force of trees can bring healing, strengthening and grounding energies. The kind of tree might vary from culture to culture, but the reverence and gratitude for its beneficial energies are the same. The ancient forest is alive with nature spirits: additionally, each tree has an individual spirit especially powerful and resilient. The forest can survive the harshest conditions because of the mutual support of the spirit of the entire forest. Your greatest strength is silent and deep. it doesn’t need a show of force….it just is. Inner power is found through contemplation, reflection, and meditation. Sometimes it comes from times of growth and changes; other times it springs from surviving and conquering painful situations.
The Journey: Adopt a tree. It can be one in your backyard or one in a nearby park or wilderness area. Talk to the tree. Touch its bark. Give thanks, and by doing so you create an energy connection that will continue to nurture you, no matter how far away you are from your adopted tree.
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WHITE BUFFALO: Abundance and security are flowing into your life. All things are possible. Balance and harmony prevail. You may be called upon to stand up for others, but you can do this because you have the support of many beings in the spirit realm.
Your Native Spirit Wants You to Know: In Native American traditions, there are prophecies about the coming of the White Buffalo, especially among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, (or the “Sioux”). There’s a legend that White Buffalo Calf Woman, a mystical being, came to the people a very long time ago, when they were out of balance. She gifted the people with a sacred bundle containing the the White Buffalo Calf Pipe to help restore balance. Upon leaving, the White Buffalo Calf Woman prophesized that she will return at the end of an age, and that she will appear as a white buffalo calf. In recent times, white buffalo calves have been born, leading many to believe that this is the beginning of a new time. When this card chooses you, it’s an honor, for it speaks of a time of miracles and balance in all things. You are a channel for the greater forces in the Universe. With their help, all is possible, but without it, things can be a struggle. Surrendeer to support from the Great Spirit; you do not have to do everything alone.
The Journey: Shape-shift into the white buffalo, and the energy this card brings will multiply tenfold. Imagine that you can feel the power in your muscles and fecund earth beneath your hooves. Feel the weight of your horns and the warmth of your hide. This calls the deeper energies of white buffalo into your life.