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Independence & Self-reliance Of Náshdóíłbái

Independence & Self-reliance Of Náshdóíłbái

This Bobcat was recently photographed in Navajo lands. Bobcats are named "Náshdóíłbái" in the Navajo language and are respected and greatly honored by the Navajo People. Those who have the Bobcat spirit totem in their lives have much to learn, but we must be willing and open to receiving these messages.

As a solitary animal who hunts and lives alone much of its life, the Bobcat often comes to those who are loners by desire or design. Dealing with loneliness is an important aspect of Bobcat medicine. If you have Bobcat medicine, people tend to share confidences with you and tell you their secrets. Be careful to keep these confidences. Lessons of independence and self-reliance are part of its offering, but sometimes the message may be one to console a lonely heart or spirit. When dealing with social settings (friends, family, work) the Bobcat reminds us to be fully aware. We must be mindful to extend our respect, love and consideration with others.