Daily Angel Oracle Card: Dog ~ Loyalty, from the Medicine Cards Oracle Card deck, by Jamie Sams and David Carson
Dog ~ Loyalty:
“You are so noble,
Until the bitter end,
Your medicine is the teaching,
Of true and loyal friends.”
“All of the Southwest and Plains Indian tribes had Dogs. These noble animals would often give warning signals of approaching danger. They helped in the hunt and were a great source of warmth on long winter nights. Since the canine tribe has many breeds, early Indian Dogs were usually half-wild. This wildness, however, never divested the owners of their Dog’s innate loyalty.
Dog has been considered the servant of humanity throughout history. If a person carries Dog medicine, he or she is usually serving others or humanity in some way. Here you will find the charity worker, the philanthropist, the nurse, the counselor, the minister, and the soldier.
Dog was the servant-soldier that guarded the tribe’s lodges from surprise attack. Dog is a medicine that embodies the loving gentleness of best friend and the half-wild protector energy of territorial imperative. Like Anubis, the jackal dog protector of Egypt, Dog is a guardian. Throughout history, Dog has been the guardian of hell, as well as of ancient secrets, hidden treasures, and babies – while mothers were cooking or in the fields. Dog honors its gifts and is loyal to the trust placed in its care.
In examining Dog medicine, you might find that you have fond personal memories of owning and loving Dog as a pet. The message that Dog is trying to give you is that you must delve deeply into your sense of service to others. Canines are genuinely service-oriented animals, and are devoted to their owners with a sense of loyalty that supersedes how they are treated.
If Dog has been yelled at or paddled, it still returns love to the person who was the source of its bad treatment. This does not come from stupidity, but rather from a deep and compassionate understanding of human shortcomings. It is as if a tolerant spirit dwells in the heart of every canine that asks only to be of service.
Dog medicine asks you to look at how readily your sense of loyalty is countermanded by your need for approval. If you have pulled the Dog card, there are several questions you need to consider, depending on the situation about which you are asking.
- Have I recently forgotten that I own my allegiance to my personal truth in life?
- is it possible that gossip of the opinions of others have jaded my loyalty to a certain friend or group?
- Have I denied or ignored someone who is trying to be my loyal friend?
- Have I been loyal and true to my goals.”*
~ by Jamie Sams and David Carson
We are being called to look closely at our loyalties. Are we being loyal to our dreams, passions, desires and goals? Or are we being loyal to the expectations of others? Are we sacrificing our own happiness in order to gain approval? Are we even sure about where our loyalty should be in comparison to where it currently is placed? Sometimes we don’t even know that we have been sidetracked by the opinions and control of others. It’s time to gain awareness so that we can get back on our Soul path.
Do you know what you really want to achieve or create? Are you focused on manifesting your dream? Do you put your energies into taking consistent action steps towards it? Who is there supporting you? Who is in opposition? Are you in opposition to your dreams? What would it take to change your belief system around what you are capable of?
Ask Dog Medicine to come to you as guardian of your dreams. Ask for guidance, for protection and for loyal support in reaching your goals. Know that dog is a powerful resource and true friend.
Know that you are always safe with Dog by your side.