April 29, 2014
What does the Fox say? lol
Wily Fox has many allies in the woodlands, including foliage, which offers protection and much medicine. Fox is seemingly able to vanish amidst the lush undergrowth in the forest. This flora is Fox’s ally. The ability to meld into one’s surroundings and be unnoticed is a powerful gift when is observing the activities of others.
Another natural gift of Fox is the ability to adapt to winter by changing color, like the chameleon, It’s rich, white, winter coat allows Fox to blend into the snow when leaves no longer linger. Fox medicine involves adpatability, cunning,observation, intergration, and swiftness of thought and action. These traits may also include quick decisiveness, and sure-footedness in the physical world.
Fox’s ability to be unseen alows it to be the protector of the family unit. If danger arises, Fox is johnny-on-the-spot. Fox is always concerned with the safety of family members and is an excellent talisman for those traveling far afield. If Fox has chosen to share its medicine with you, it is a sign for you to become like the wind, which is unseen yet it able to weave into and through any location or situation. You would be wise to observe the acts of others rather than their words at this time. Use your cunning nature in a positive way; keep silent about who and what and why you’re observing. In learning the art of camouflage, you need to test your abilities to pull this off.
One test or exercise that may be helpful to you is deciding to be invisible. In doing this exercise, you might try to visualize your body as part of the surroundings, full of the colors of the location you are in. See yourself in your mind’s eye, moving with stealth abd grace, unheeded by others. If you do it right, it works! You can leave a party unnoticed or become unobtrusive as a piece of furniture, watching the developing drama of the subjects you are studying.
While learning from the Fox, you might also gain confidence in your ability to know instantly what will happen next. After observing for a while, you will become aware of a certain predictability in given situations and be able to quickly make your move. Fox medicine teaches the art of Oneness through its unnderstanding of camouflage. This applies on all levels, from rocks to God. With Fox medicine, you are being asked to see all types of uses for Oneness. Much like clowns at the rodeo, Fox can keep a raging bull from stampeding a friend or family member. Fox can use silly tactics as a brilliant camouflage move. No one could guess the sly power behind such ingenious maneuvers.
‘Men have forgotten this truth,’ said the fox. ‘But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.’
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Card drawn from Medicine Cards