Buffalo Medicine - A Sign of Answered Prayer and Abundance

Majestic White Buffalo, also known as the American White Bison
Majestic White Buffalo, also known as the American White Bison | Source
White Buffalo portrait
White Buffalo portrait | Source

“All animals are sacred, but in many traditions White Buffalo is the most sacred. The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe is being honored, and that the promises of prophesy are being fulfilled. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance and plenty.”

This quote from Medicine Cards - The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals, by Jamie Sams and David Carson, gives us a sense of the central importance of these majestic animals.

Associated with the use of one’s energy, the power of prayer and the presence of abundance, the Buffalo is believed to be a bringer of gifts, including the gifts of life, and rebirth within the stirring of sacred words.

There are aspects of prayer focused for the benefit and blessings of others, for goodness and harmony in all things, and the realization, acknowledgement and acceptance that “the Great Mystery” is part of this deep, abiding balance.

White Buffalo represents a time of peace and accord, one of respect and the honoring of others and their ways even if these ways are not our own. Buffalo calls us to be aware of the sacredness of all of life, the power of prayer, our own energy and how we are able and called upon to use our energy and our gifts on behalf of others.

This sacred and powerful medicine teaches us that we may freely call upon the “Great Spirit” and if we do so with humility, we will be aided. It reminds us that in all things we are to be grateful for what we have and for all that we will receive.

Regardless of our particular beliefs, this teaching continues to hold and impart resounding wisdom beauty and universal truths.

As the book states, "Buffalo medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation."

A beautiful compilation of Native wisdom from several Traditions.

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

I haven't been reminded of The White Buffalo in a very long time. Thank you, Linda!


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Linda Compton 3 years ago from The Land of Enchantment Author

Dear Wayne,

Thank you for your comment. So glad this rekindled a memory. L.

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