This little sculpture can guide the student of spiritual pursuits in two ways: first, through the totem teacher it represents (Buffalo), and second, through the healing vibrations of the gemstone from which the image has been carved (Picture Jasper).
Some of the spiritual lessons that Buffalo teaches are:
- Quintessential symbol for abundance and fertility.
- Confidence to achieve goals.
- Action based on sacred intent for the welfare of community.
- Independence of spirit.
- Profound connection to the natural rhythms of Earth Mother and all her peoples.
The American buffalo, or bison, is one of the most revered animals by the First Nations. Our tribal elders remind us that spirit of Grandfather Buffalo is all about the give-away, the sharing of all of one’s energies, skills, and insights so that the People can thrive. No part of the buffalo is ever wasted as each part has a sacred function to enhance the well-being of our community and the Circle of Life.
Like many of its cousins in the jasper family, the beautifully striated picture jasper is perceived as a stone essential to shamanic journeys of self-discovery and to the retrieval of ancestral memory. Some of its healing properties include:
- Emotional connection with Mother Earth’s consciousness.
- Walking according to ancient knowledge and perennial wisdom so as to live in harmony with the Earth.
- Connection with the energy of sacred sites during meditation.
- Powerful guidance through dream work and inner visioning.
- Control and direction of elemental forces.
When meditating with this potent totem carving, the challenge, of course, is to blend the universal teachings of the Buffalo with the healing energies of the Picture Jasper. We recommend exploring the vibrations of this carving while meditating in a prairie, a field, or flatlands so that the carving’s energies can guide and protect you during your shamanic journey or dream work.
This picture jasper buffalo would make an ideal gift for a loved one in need of its teachings and healing properties, for someone who has created a prayer wheel in her/his special meditation space or room, or for a collector of gemstones or tribal artifacts.