Medicine Circle - An Image of Shamanic Totems

Take a long, slow, deep breath
Ground and Center
Withdraw into your third-eye

You are a ancient shaman perched atop a sacred cliff at sunset.
As you face West, feel the last rays of the warm sun as it sets below the horizon.
The West is a place of inner vision, self-healing, and sacred dreams. And you honor it as such.
Your purpose for coming to this sacred cliff is to find totems of your inner Wisdom.
These totems can be found only in your place of inner vision and not in the physical world.
They are totems of great sacred power.
They are gifts of Nature, Self, and Spirit, and as such will be kept sacred in your heart as your secret medicine.
These totems are a reflection of your Spiritual Self in balance.
These totems form your source of self-healing.
As the evening sun sets below the horizon, a veil of twilight is left in its place.
At this time of power when day meets night, you call your totems together to form a sacred medicine circle.
This circle represents your inner powers, known to none but yourself.
By these totems you make your own medicine.

While still facing the West, you call forth your sacred inner totem.
This is your Dreamspeaker totem, used to call forth images of wisdom from your inner vision.
Reflect on this totem, as this totem carries the Water of your Water, which is your inner-most emotions. Reflect on and absorb this totem.

When you are done, turn and face the North.
Call forth your inner totem from this direction.
This is your Elder totem and is used to call forth your guide to sacred wisdom.
Reflect on this totem.
This totem carries the Earth of your Water, the wisdom of your intuition. Take time to reflect and absorb this totem.

When you are ready, turn to and call forth your inner totem from the East.
This is your Sacred Clown totem and is used to call forth your totem of divine humor and inspiration.
Reflect on this totem.
This totem carries the Air of your Water and is the creativity of your inner balance.
Reflect and absorb this totem into your inner circle.

When you are done, face towards the South.
Call forth your inner totem from this direction.
This is your Guardian totem and is used to call forth Healing Harmony in all aspects of your inner self.
This totem carries the Fire of your Water, and is the protection of your self-healing.
Reflect on and absorb this totem.

When you are ready, turn and face the West once again.
Slowly look up to the sky and call forth your inner totem from Spirit.
This is your Creator totem, this calls forth the depths of your soul consciouness.
This totem carries the Spirit of your Water, and is the gifts of your sacred dreams.
Reflect on and absorb this totem.

When you are done, lean forward and touch the Earth.
While touching the Earth, call forth your inner totem from the Earth.
This is your Sacred Mother totem, this totem calls forth nurturance from the inner mother.
This totem carries the Heart of your Water, and the compassion of your inner being.
Reflect upon and absorb this totem into your inner circle.

When you are ready, go deep into your inner self.
Call forth your inner totem of Self-Image.
This is your Magic Lake totem and it calls forth the totem of self-recognition.
This totem carries the Reflection of your Water, and the strength of introspection.
Reflect on and absorb this totem.

When you are ready, stand and face the West again.
Give honor to the West as this is the place of Healing balances, Inner visions, and Sacred Inner Wisdom.
Give honor to all of the totems in your Medicine Wheel, for they represent the qualities, and elements that balance your Self.

Slowly bring yourself back to this plane of existence.
Know that within your heart, you now carry your inner Medicine Wheel which contains the energy of your inner totems.
Ground yourself and go in Spiritual balance. 




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