Rabbit Medicine is the Medicine of fear
The Great Spirit sent a jack-rabbit today. If a Rabbit Medicine has crossed your path today. Here’s the Medicine that Rabbit brings. What are you afraid of?
Scared little Rabbit… Please drop your fright! Running doesn’t stop the pain, or turn the dark to light.
A long time ago, no one really knows how long ago it was. Rabbit was a brave and fearless warrior. Rabbit was befriended by Eye Walker, a witch. The witch and the rabbit spent much of their time together sharing and talking. The two were very close.
One day Eye Walker and Rabbit were walking along and they sat down on the trail to rest. Rabbit said, I AM thirsty. Eye Walker picked up a leaf and blew on it, and then handed Rabbit a water gourd that was made from the leaf. Rabbit drank the water, but didn’t say anything.
Then Rabbit said, I AM hungry. Eye Walker picked up a stone and blew on it. Changing the stone into a turnip. Which she gave to Rabbit to eat. Rabbit tasted the turnip and then ate the turnip with relish. (Not the pickled kind.) But still Rabbit didn’t say anything.
The two continued along the trail, which led into the mountains. Near the top. Rabbit tripped and fell and rolled almost to bottom. Rabbit was in very serious condition when Eye Walker finally got to him. She used a magic salve on Rabbit to heal his great pain and mend his broken bones. Again Rabbit didn’t say anything.
Several days later Eye Walker went searching for her friend. Searching high and low but Rabbit was nowhere to be found. Finally, Eye Walker gave up looking for Rabbit.
And then it Happened!
Quite by accident she met Rabbit one day. Eye Walker asked, Rabbit, why are you hiding and avoiding me? I Miss You?
Rabbit replied, Because I AM afraid of you. You frighten me. I AM afraid of your magic, as Rabbit cowered he stated, Leave me alone!
I see, said Eye Walker.
I have used my magical powers on your behalf and now you turn on me and refuse my friendship?
I want nothing more to do with you or your powers, countered Rabbit.
I hope we never meet! Rabbit continued, and that I never see you again. Rabbit never saw the tears in Eye Walkers eyes.
Enough Rabbit!, Eye Walker said,
We were once great friends and companions, but no more. It is within my power to destroy you, but because of our past and the medicines we have shared together, I will not do this. But because of your words, from this day forward I have placed a curse upon you and your tribe. From now on, you will call your fears and your fears will come to you.
Be on your way, for the sweet medicines that bound us together as friends are now broken.
They parted ways.
Now Rabbit is the Caller of Fear. He goes out and shouts, Eagle, I AM so afraid of you. If Eagle doesn’t hear him. Rabbit shouts louder, Eagle, stay away from me. Eagle now having heard Rabbit, comes and eats him. Rabbit even calls bobcats, wolves, coyotes, and even snakes until they come.
The Rabbit Medicine Vision
This Vision shows. Rabbit Medicine people are so afraid of tragedy, illness, disaster, and being taken, that they call those very fears to them to teach them lessons.
What you resist, will persist. What you fear most is what you will become. What you call will answer. We must stop talking about horrible things happening and get rid of (what if) from our vocabulary.
The Vision shows, we must stop worrying about the future or trying to exercise control over that which is not yet in form, (the future). And that we must let go of the past! Let go now! Write your fears down and be willing to feel them. Breathe into them, feel them running through your body. Than ground yourself, Plant into Mother Earth and Grow something as a give away. It could be the time to wait for the forces of the Universe to start moving again and rid our self of the feeling of being powerless.
Seeing this vision simply, rid yourself of any negative feelings, barriers, or duress. One cannot have their influence felt until one rearranges their way of feeling the present set of circumstances. Realize there is always a way out of any situation, because the universal force/spirit always creates. Creation moves on. It is the way in which one handles adversity that allows one to succeed or cut their loses. Take a hint from Rabbit. Burrow into a safe space to nurture ones self and release ones fears until it is time again to move into the pasture, clear of prowlers who want a piece of ones juicy energy.
Knowledge is Power
Experience is Wisdom
Take your Power Back
and lose the Fear
Seek Squirrel Medicine for another lesson in Animal Medicine.
I have encountered Rabbit very powerfully in others before, and it is indeed heartbreaking. Of course, seeing Rabbit in others would likely mean my own trouble in recognizing how I am embodying Rabbit. Both the Witch and the Rabbit would benefit from cultivating inner safety. This article on Rabbit has been extremely helpful to me. Much of the talk about Rabbit is “all fluff,” which IMO loses the lesson. I would be interested in reading what you have to say about the “rabbit hole” analogy.
How, Cheryl! Thank you sow much for your comment around Rabbit Medicine. Agreed, it is heartbreaking to see how fear can be a ruling factor in another’s life. As you stated, typically this fear is noticed through our own perceptions/run-ins with this natural enemy of mankind, Fear. Perhaps though one has learned to relinquish fear and instead use the experience as an alley. One always has the choice to use fear or BE-used-by fear… What a powerful teaching Rabbit has brought us. Perhaps a discussion topic of the “rabbit w-hole” from this perspective you brought to the table is in order! Noted and thank you!!