I finished off my walking stick! I decided to woodburn the name with some basic design decorations, and I tied on a woven strap from a Peruvian purse for some color.
I was struggling to come up with a name. So, I turned to my Medicine Cards (by Jamie Sams and David Carson) for inspiration. I pulled the Badger card, which I tend to pull frequently. So, I decided to trust that I needed Badger medicine in my walks. Badger is about aggressiveness, but it is also about being an aggressive healer. Badger people do not give up. Sams writes, “Remember that Badger may be signalling a time when you can use your healing abilities to push ahead in life. Heal yourself by aggressively removing the barriers that don’t ‘grow corn’. Cut away the dead wood and use Badger’s aggression to seek new levels of expression.” Turns out that this is EXACTLY what I need right now. The cards always seem to know. Okay, good bye! Back to getting rid of the corn that does not grow!!!
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.