Elk Spirit Animal
A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles.– Tim Cahill
Once Upon A Time
the King of Scotland, David I, ventured out into the highlands to hunt on the Feast of the Holy Rood. Wandering through the wild moorlands, he stumbled upon the perfect hunting prize – the mythic white stag.
In an attempt to hunt down the stag, the king was thrown from his horse. Lying injured on the ground, David cried out to god for protection as the stag charged at him.
In the heat of the moment, the king was able to grab the antlers before the stag struck. As he did so the antlers transformed into a cross, stopping the mythic creature dead in its tracks. And so the white stag simply vanished into thin air.
The elk teaches us the power of brother or sisterhood. As the elk spends most of the time in the company of those of the same sex, they encourage us to do the same. Spend some time with your tribe on a regular basis. Share your joy, frustrations, successes and failures with them. They have your back, and you all will be stronger together.
The elk also teaches us that manifestation takes time. Make sure to pace yourself, and accept the support of your tribe. Have patience, and remember the tortoise mindset: slow and steady wins the race.
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