Yes, the Skunk. Late at night after doing some intense shadow work I went outside and as I was standing there a skunk emerged from the shadows only a few feet from where I was standing. We both had that moment… that, holy shit! moment.
Confidence, Introspection, Respect, Humble Power
The Skunk is a small humble animal but extremely powerful. The key to understanding its power and confidence is in its non-aggressive defense mechanism, its spray.
The spray is pungent enough to attack all 5 senses. It smells, and tastes horrible and can even temporarily blind anything that comes too close; and it lingers, reminding the attacker that they should have stayed away!
The Skunks message is for those who have perhaps been a bit too humble or pacifist and are suffering from a lack of confidence or self-respect. The skunk wants you to ask yourself: Am I being a push-over? Am I compromising too much of myself? Why am I afraid to defend myself?
Whatever the answer, the skunk is telling you that you are now in a situation where you must look inside yourself to discover your natural strength. Being humble doesn’t mean that you can be easily harmed, just as niceness shouldn’t be mistaken for weakness.
Nothing wants to mess with the skunk once they discover what they are capable of. If you are finding yourself in situations where you are constantly being threatened, think of the skunk, and figure out what you are not expressing that is making you a target. Discover your humble power and don’t be afraid of your spray!