As described by gifted author, teacher, and cultural anthropologist, Angeles Arrien…
“Many indigenous societies believe that we all possess ‘Original Medicine’― personal power, duplicated nowhere else on the planet. No two individuals carry the same combination of talents or challenges; therefore, when we compare ourselves to others, native peoples see this as a sign that we do not believe we have Original Medicine.
This belief affects not only ourselves, but extends into the world. Not to be ‘in our medicine’ or bring our power into the world precludes healing from coming to Mother Nature & all her creatures.”
— Angeles Arrien, The Four-Fold Way