Cheetah, Power Animal, Symbol of Focus, Accelerating Time
By Ina Woolcott
Cheetah's medicine includes - speed and focus, brotherhood, elusiveness,
ability to focus intently on something for a short period of time,
swiftness, self-esteem, accelerating time, keenness of sight
Different to other felines, who stalk, then swiftly jump on their prey for
the kill, cheetahs, the fastest animals alive, run down their prey.
The lesson to be learned here, the inspiration, is to fulfil our goals with
speed and focus. When we feel stuck, cheetah energy can help us spring into
motion. If we are moving with great speed but with little direction, cheetah
medicine can help us to keep our eyes on our goals, to focus, and to find
the most direct way of achieving them.
Sometimes we must carefully consider all aspects of a plan to reach a goal.
At other times, it may be necessary to be flexible and adaptable in
rehashing plans. However, sometimes the most important thing to do is to act
with both speed and focus. The goal is almost reached, but continually
putting something off, or lack of clarity keeps one from accomplishing it.
It is at times like this that cheetah medicine is extremely valuable.
There is more wisdom to be taken from the cheetah's actions - there are
those who want to accomplish their goals but who may take on too many goals
at one time. Though the cheetah is able to reach speeds of up to 63miles per
hour, it can only maintain this incredible speed for a short period of time.
Afterwards, it must rest for around 15 minutes.
The cheetah period of rest teaches us that intense activity should always be
followed by a time of rest, relaxation, and contemplation.