Sunday, 23 November 2014

Spirit Animal - Secret of Life


I love the question, “What is the secret of life?”

Yes, it is a big question.  It has many answers.  I read in one of my books that the problem with humans is that they always look down instead of looking up.  They watch for rocks and stones and holes and things that could trip them up.  They watch from fear.

If humans looked up, they can follow the Sun, the Moon, the North Star, the flight of the birds, and watch how the wind blows the clouds.  Looking up brings us guiding messages.  Looking down all the time slows us down.

Yes, tripping and falling may cause a delay, however, there is much to be said for learning to pick yourself up time and time again.  Babies learing to walk do not look down.  They look forward and up.  They fall.  They stand up again.  They persevere.  They grow.  They are fearless.

I wish you fearlessness.


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Mother Nature Speaks - The Strength Of The Trees


There are lots of shifts in commerce, inter country politics, and in weather that have happened this past week. Many individuals are wondering if the recession in Japan will hit North America.  At the end of the day, everything is a process that leads to something else.  To worry it, as a dog chews on a bone, does not fill the belly, or bring comfort. 

What is needed at this time is a strong faith, in what ever your belief system.  Above all, we all need to be flexible.  I saw this poster and thought how apt it is for describing how we humans need to be during the turmoil.  I wish you the strength of the trees.


Friday, 21 November 2014

Spirit Animal - Life On The Rocks


Neil Diamond sings a song called “Love on the Rocks”.  The first verse is:

Love on the rocks ain't no surprise
Pour me a drink,
And I'll tell you some lies
Got nothing to lose,
So you just sing the blues, all the time…

As this picture shows, in nature, love and life is always on the rocks, the land, or the ocean.  Sometimes it is even in the sky. 

In this case, life on the rocks is about getting out of the water.  In spiritual speak, water represents emotion.  So, getting up on the rocks is getting out of the emotions.  Rocks represent being grounded or being practical. 

The animals are taking a break.  They are looking around and taking time to smell the seaweed.  Life is good.  Life is.