The seer is the observer–-one who sees, who prophesizes or possesses intuitive powers. Owl has long been associated with wisdom due to its clear sightedness–-the ability to see even in the dark. This amazing power of perception makes Owl an extremely powerful guide, and its messages can be equally powerful metaphors. To be able to see the truth behind all of our misconceptions–-about ourselves, others, and reality itself–-is to become truly awake. Owl medicine is said to bring the ability to see what is really going on around you. This can be some hard medicine to swallow! To completely follow Owl’s guidance, you may need to lay aside some deeply held ideas that you believe form the foundation of your identity. You may need to let go of things that once protected, and now hinder. And, you may need to strip away your concepts of the limits of what you think you can achieve in this lifetime. Speaking as someone who is very deep into the task of all of these things, it is hard, and sometimes uncomfortable work. Our guides are our support system, always there to be called upon for encouragement, for answers, to help us discover our true (higher) selves–-eyes wide open.