We are going to begin with our daily draw this time. It’s a long definition and I want to get on with it. The card wants both directions told, so that’s what we’ll do.
“Squirrel ~ Gathering ~ 26
Squirrel teaches you to plan ahead for the winter when the trees are bare and the nuts have long since disappeared. Squirrel medicine can come in many forms, as this furry creature is very diverse in nature. The erratic behavior of Squirrel has bested many a forlorn hunter, and it thus stands to reason that there are benefits to being able to circle a branch at lightening speed. This erratic behavior of Squirrel can also get nerve-wracking if you are dealing with persons who have Squirrel medicine.
The gathering power of Squirrel medicine is a great gift. It teaches you how to gather and store your energy for times of need. It teaches you to reserve something for future use, whether it be a judgement, an opinion, a savings account, candles, or extra food.
In today’s world of changing times and fortunes, it is the wise person who prepares for the future. Squirrel is friendly medicine to have, in light of possible future rainy days. Its message is to be prepared, but not to go nuts with it. Love yourself enough to gather the goods that will meet your needs in times of scarcity, even if that time never comes.
If Squirrel has scurried into your cards today, it may be that you are being told to honor your future by readying yourself for change. The message could be to lighten your load if you have gathered too many ‘things’ that do not serve you. These ‘things’ can include thoughts, worries, pressures, stresses, or gadgets that have been broken for years.
Squirrel has another lesson which can aid you if you observe what is obvious, and which can prepare you for anything. It has to do with the safe place in which to put your gatherings. This safe place is an untroubled heart and mind, and that which is gathered to put in this place is wisdom and caring. The energies gathered will set your mind and heart free, so that you will know that all will be taken care of in its own time. Apply this to your fears about the future and they will vanish.
the reversed medicine of Squirrel is the hoarder: a fearful person who expects the worst and is stuck in waiting. Waiting for something to happen is a trap. No action equals stagnation, but a little of Squirrel’s erratic energy might get things moving. If Squirrel is hanging upside down on your branch, you may have begun seeing the world through opposites, hoarding your thoughts of abundance so that fear of scarcity takes hold. You may ask yourself:
- Have I denied my ability to produce enough space for abundance to enter my life?
- Have I denied my connection to the Earth Mother, from whom all things flow?
- In moving too fast, have I taken on the erratic nature of Squirrel without having any focus?
- Am I leaking my energy on worry instead of gathering power through being prepared?
Remember, one of the Squirrel family gathered the energy of Eagle and connected to the Great Spirit . . . . now this Squirrel can fly.”
First of all, we are NEVER going to discuss flying squirrels (sugar gliders) here. No. Just no no no.
Next, I love that line about the safe place being an untroubled heart and mind. Ah, very peaceful and calming. Which is exactly the feeling I am blessed with when I get my ocean fix.
Above is another awesome shot taken with Emmy’s new phone. Here is a view from our ballgame day.
That’s me (looking up at the monitor) and then Erin, with Sara next to her, Michelle and Barbara at the end. Bruce is down there, too. In the other direction were Dan and his parents.
From today, we have Max. Just being his own cute self as we sat on the couch earlier.
Before our sofa time, I was out, so he was very glad I’d returned safely. It was a brief erranding day, the usual stops.
Picking up something at the library, and checking on the across-the-street building progress.
And noticing foreign license plates in the parking garage as I dropped off a box for J.D. Nothing new or unusual this time.
I still am not even sure what to say about it. Really, it’s just…. lovely. And our NEXT adventure will be seeing all of them!
Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angela C Werneke