The Skunk is considered a shield bearer, a shield being a body of knowledge. The keeper of scents, senses, and inner senses. Much like the Opossom, because it is nocturnal, the skunk is a shadow exposer.
If something smells fishy, or gives you goosebumps, makes your hair stand on end, or just doesn’t feel right, call on skunk to help you find the knowledge necessary to expose what’s in your shadow or your Shideh (lower self) so you can walk with the beauty of your inner wisdom and knowledge.
When something happens, we choose our response. This choice becomes our action and colors our perception of what continues to happen. We are the Bow. The Quiver of Arrows is our resource circle of choice in self-expression. The Target is ourselves, life and others. What arrows we shoot is determined by our attitude and approach to life. We are both “she/he who will not see” (our Shideh or lower Self) and “she/he who is learning or has learned to see” (Hokkshideh or Higher Self). Which one is operating as we reach into the Quiver?
The Quiver is formed by our molding, sculpting and armoring. Simply put, this means that our resource circle is only as full and accessible as our life experience and process of self-development have made possible to date. The Quiver contains three sets of seven Arrows: seven Dark Arrows colored by pain and reaction; seven Light Arrows colored by pleasure and responsibility; seven Rainbow Arrows which are the gifts of transformation and beauty. The latter are magickal arrows in that they are gifts to us from the Universe when we choose from the place of “learning to see”.
You will find more information about the “Teachings of the Seven Arrows” in Shamanic Wheels and Keys.
If you are in Phoenix, come to the Warrior Spirit Lodge class on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. For more information, click here.