you bring us.
The gifts of life.
Hear our prayers.
We are reborn.
Within the sacred words."
Buffalo were the major source of sustenance for the Plains Indians. They gave meat for food, hides for clothing, warm and soft buffalo ropes for long winters, and hooves for glue. The medicine of the buffalo is prayer, gratitude, and praise for that which has been received. This will remedy a common reason people give themselves for being unhappy - not having what they are trying to achieve or want.
We get so lost in the struggle of what's ahead, we forget to show gratitude for what we already have. Without showing gratitude in your life, you will not attract higher vibrations from the Universe. Instead, your attitude will continue to prove yourself right as the world gets meaner, uglier, and more helpless as your attitude darkens. Even in the worst of situations, each breathe is a gift and something to be thankful for. So start there if all else fails and just be grateful you get to experience life. Only then can your reality (life) begin to change.
Buffalo medicine is also about knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation. If you think about it, broken down you and everything around you is all the same (atoms). It's all connected, so why not send gratitude out into the Universe? Bringing the Buffalo medicine into your life will help you become more aware of what can happened when you practice gratitude.
It is said that because of the buffalo's desire to give the gifts that its body provided, and because of its willingness to be used on Earth for the highest good before entering the human grounds of the Spirit, Buffalo did not readily stampede and run from hunters. For this, to use Buffalo medicine is to give praise for the richness of life to be shared with all races, all creatures, all nations, and all life.
If this card has made its way into your life, you may be asked to use your energy in prayer. You may also be called upon to be an instrument of someone else's answer to prayer. It is time for you to walk about your life with the realization of the sacredness of every walk of life. This is surely a time of re-connection to the meaning of life and value or peace.