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Monday, 30 March 2009

Power Animals: The Monkey

The Monkey represents the dark side of the human psyche, but also holds the key to right living. See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil. The ability to see both the dark and the light may unexpectedly enrich and strengthen. The Monkey totem is creative and imaginative. It can lead you into a deeper study of the origins of the human species and the examination of ancient wisdom.

Its agile mentality provides you with inspiration and insight when you most need it.

Monkeys are said to possess keen insight and many cultures and tribes portray them as great communicators who posses special insight and clarity. The old adage applied to Monkey’s “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is considered to be the key to right living on earth and these quick and clever animals are seen as the personification of how to live a noble life. Monkeys see dark and light in all things; they weigh all avenues and see things from all angles and possible outcomes.

Monkey’s are amiable creatures and enjoy socializing and being with others of their kind. They also exhibit a curiosity for other animals and will often perch high above watching other animals and their habits. At times they will even emulate their actions and movements. Their minds are as quick and agile as their bodies and they are fast learners who display high intelligence.

The Monkey is depicted in a story called The Monkey King a Buddhist tale that teaches compassion, understanding and kindness. The tale tells a the wise and sacrificing King of Monkeys who teaches a human King the importance of selflessness and loyalty the pitfalls of greed and anger. They Monkey still has much to teach humans about these virtues.

The Monkey possesses many virtues that are powerful and valuable and which any person would be wise to emulate or divine. One who has the power of the Monkey will see enhanced grace, wisdom, intelligence, energy, inspiration, dexterity and self exploration. The Monkey has powerful magic, the ability to learn things quickly, and they have keen intuition.