Racoon & Wolf
from Animal Energies by Gary Buffalo Horn Man and
Raccoons are primarily nocturnal. On summer days,
they can sometimes be seen resting high in a tree, occasionally
appropriating the nest of a Hawk or a Crow. Usually, though, they spend
their days sleeping in the hollow of a tree.
Raccoons often travel in small groups of one or two
families. They forage for fruits, vegetables, small animals and birds.
They will raid a farm or a house if wild food is
scarce. They are excellent swimmers and can catch fish. Since they take to
trees for safety, they never venture too far from this source of security.
An adult male can weigh 50 pounds, and although they are slow runners,
they can be tough fighters. They are very clean animals and will wash meat
in water before consuming it. There are six species of Raccoon in North
America, but no related species are found in Europe.
Raccoons share their gift of curiosity with us. They
will explore and examine a
myriad or places and situations for potential food and fun, but mostly for
food. They will leave no stone unturned in the search for an easy meal.
Sherry once woke up to tapping sounds on her window and sat up to find
herself eye to eye with a Raccoon, perched on the stone wall beside the
house. The Raccoon did not scurry off, but looked as if to say,
"Might you have a snack that you could part with?" When Sherry
took to leaving food on the porch for it, Raccoon returned nightly. If
Raccoon has come into your awareness, you are being asked to examine your
surroundings more carefully and with a more inquisitive mind. Perhaps you
have overlooked something that could be of benefit to you.
The negative side of curiosity is that it can get you
into trouble if you are prying into the wrong places. Are you sticking
your nose in somewhere that it might not belong? Are you looking for an
easy way out when that might not be the best thing for you? Which is it
that Raccoon is trying to get you to see the negative or the positive? Be
honest with yourself, because when Raccoon taps at your window, only you
can determine from your life's circumstances of it is advising you to be
more or less, curious.
This comes again from Animal Energies by Gary Buffalo
Horn Man and Sherry Firewalker
There are several species of Wolf differ greatly in
size, from 30 to 150 pounds. Before humans decimated their numbers, Wolves
lived in a variety of climates from the arctic to the subtropics. All of
their senses are super and well above human capabilities. They prey mostly
on hoofed animals, such as deer, moose or elk. Wolves hunt in packs,
relying on endurance to run down weak and older animals. They have been
known to run 35 miles a day in pursuit f . With an extremely well
developed social organization, they act together to hunt and raise their
young. They exercise a rigid hierarchy in these packs, with the dominant
wolf calling all the shots. There are no documented cases of a wild Wolf
killing a human in North America, though there are cases that have been
verified in Europe. Wolves actually prefer to avoid people. They are
seldom aggressive towards each other and rarely do they engage in actual
violence. Only when Wolves are having a dominance struggle or when a stray
tries to infiltrate the pack will there be blood shed.
Wolf medicine can teach you to have balance between
your family's needs for you and your needs for you. Wolves are totally
loyal to the pack, but do not give up their identity to the pack. If Wolf
has come to you or into your life in some fashion, you are being asked to
look at where you are being too dependent and where you may be too
independent. In both family and community, there needs to be a balance
between me and us. Wolf can help you learn this.
In Wolf terms, you can't be too loyal to the pack. In
human terms, you can become too devoted to an idea, a group, or family
unit, particularly if the family is dysfunctional and robbing your power.
If Wolf makes itself known to you, it may hide the message that it is time
to break away from the pack you are in and start your own.
WOLF SAYS- Find new paths and options. Break through.
Be a role model. Share your inner knowledge. (Medicine Cards for today by
Jamie Sams and David Carson)