In the story of creation from the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, the Animal World was the third to be created on what we know as Grandmother Earth. The Animal World are receivers of energy and teach us how to receive. Knowing how animals are receivers is probably easily understood by those of you who have pets.
Think of the times when you were sick or just “blue”, and your pet came to curl up beside you to “make you feel better.” Animals will naturally take on the energy of their human companion.
In the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path, animals are known as “Sweet Medicine.” Each animal through its habits and ways carries within its essence a medicine. Medicine is a gift of healing they bring to us if we align with them. Mostly they teach us to be who we are. You don’t see a dog wanting to act like a frog. A dog is content simply being a dog.
Animals are wonderful teachers and allies … IF we’re open to receive their gifts.