Medicine Wheel Healing Animals
Center Power Animal Follow-up Discussion
Center Power Animal Follow-up Discussion. In this lesson, Marielle follows up on the drum journey to find your Center Power Animal. By listening to the experience of other members with their Center Power Animals, you will unlock tools to support your own work.
The Medicine Wheel is an important symbol in First Nations’ cultures. The circle represents the cycle of life in that all life travels in a circular path. The symbolism of the wheel aims to instill a balanced mind, body, and spirit and serves as a reminder that you are one with the earth. Marielle’s training comes from the Institute of Shamanic Medicine, and her teachings align with that experience.
Connecting with your medicine wheel animals is about honoring and respecting the wisdom of the animals. and honoring and respecting your own medicine as well. There is an animal for each direction of the wheel. There is the center power animal and eight other animals along the wheel, for example: warrior, sacred dreams, healer, recapitulation, and death guide animals.
The medicine wheel, stone circles, mandalas, and the like, are all vehicles used in one form or another (and called one thing or another) by highly sophisticated ancient societies. The wheel is designed to help you welcome in power to co-create with nature and the forces of the Universe. Overall, the Medicine Wheel, in Shamanism, calls four different directions home: The South, the West, the North, and the East. Marielle teaches of the various angles between these directions, as well as the center direction, especially important for working with your center power animal.
Marielle helps understand the different levels of interaction and visualization people experience with their center power animals. Her insights help you work with your healer animal in a safe, non-judgemental way.