What is original medicine?

According to Angeles Arrien, many indigenous societies believe we all possess “original medicine”. This medicine is our personal power-it is what makes us truly unique amongst the 6 billion people that inhabit this planet. If we compare ourselves constantly with others, seeing ourselves as less than others then we are said not to believe we have original medicine. Bringing our power into the world in our unique way allows us to bring healing to the earth.

In this day and age of constant media overload and visual noise we are presented with myriad ways that we are “not right”. If we don’t look a certain way, have certain things, go to certain places, we may question whether our lives stand for anything of value.

What is your unique gift, and how do you honour it? Do you spend time consciously cultivating it and sharing it with those around you? What do others, whom you trust and care for,  believe are your strengths? Are you willing to hear what they say? Are you willing to believe in yourself?

I’d love your thoughts!