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Originally posted by psychedeliack
well my buddy insisted on doing my 'medicine cards' and oddly, the animal I blindly picked from the deck has some intricate ties to my past, wasnt my favorite animal, just subtly significant in areas that lead key insights to the animals aspects in contrast with personal developments.
It was the wild boar. When I was little, I loved this razorbacks sweatshirt from my grandmas state arkansas because of the wild boar on it. It was not my favorite animal, but I liked the fierce appearance of the boar. I am also born in the Chinese year of the boar. Plus, when I was living on the streets in co, this hells angel Gary who taught me a lot about philosophy and life in general, one day out of the blue gave me a wild boar bone, for what reason I do not know, he handed it to me with a smile on his face like Id know what it was for later. And even more coincidentally(synchronistically), boar medicine: "when you find a boar it is asking you to confront your fears having full knowledge that you already have the wit and wisdom to overcome anything in your path without having to get physically tough with it. Many ancient cultures have used Boar Medicine for its healing powers because of its ability to confront the unknown without fear."
ALSO "courage and protection; while at the same time remaining defiant and confident that your wisdom through experience will get you to place that you desire to be."
Which at the time was spot on with the dealings I had going on internally. I was always worried that my bluntness would hurt another's feelings and would hold back my true thoughts, but using the boar to break through this weakness or fear, I stopped pandering to peoples delicate ego's and just tell it like it is. It was greatly liberating, because it seems people already understood I'm not the person that is going to play mind games over focusing on the truth, and it has lead to many deep and productive conversations that would otherwise have been altogether avoided through the fear of upsetting the other party.