Animal Totem - Prairie Dog
By Susan Jolley
This animal totem is the Prairie Dog - Retreat, Self-Care, Planning
Retreating does not mean failure, cowardice or a sign of weakness. It is an act of removing oneself from a situation in order to reassess, make a plan of action, to find alternative ways, to replenish your energy, and to get centered and grounded.
Are your basic needs always at the bottom of your “to do” list? Are you burning your candle at both ends? Are you rested enough to recognize the blessings around you? Are you fighting a losing battle? Can you see that by simply retreating that the situation may just work itself out? Have you been “tunneling” in the wrong direction? If so, maybe it is time to come up for some air and to get your bearings. Are you distracted by the fast paced life around you? Constant stress can rob you of your inspirations and the ability to think on your feet. Pushing too hard can have dire consequences.
Crystals that can help you remember the medicine of the Prairie Dog are:
Ruby in Fuchsite
Mitakuye Oyasin - All My Relations and Crystal Blessings,