The Buffalo Dreaming site is dedicated to fulfilling the Vision of healing ourselves to facilitate the development of a healthy, wholistic, and sustainable way of life. In our experience of working with buffalo, we firmly believe that the Buffalo Nation can play an important role in fulfilling this Vision.
To many Native American tribes, buffalo were the main source of sustanance and therefore survival. The Buffalo Nation provided for the physical needs of the tribe, as well as helping to meet the spiritual needs of the people. Today, buffalo can continue to serve this purpose, nourishing the people physically and spiritually, and helping us to heal ourselves.
Today's fast paced lifestyle serves to separate us from nature and the rest of Creation. We have found that working with buffalo energy can help us to quickly and firmly reconnect to the land, an important first step in the healing process. Once this reconnection has taken place, personal healing may be significantly facilitated.
Our philosophy is summed up well by the following words of a Hopi elder:
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said,
"This could be a good time!"
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle
of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above the water.
And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history we are to take nothing personally,
least of all, ourselves.
For the moment we do,
our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word struggle from your attitude
and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner
and in celebration.