Everyone knows about snowflakes (even if we don’t feel like discussing them after such a long and arduous winter).  They are one of a kind.  And what I was shown this morning, reminds us that WE are also as unique.

             One from another, each and every single individual is exactly that: individual.  To embrace our distinctiveness is to accept how very special and important we all are.

Quirks and Gifts.

             Not only do we have our own individuality, but we have our own paths to walk and lives to lead.  Yes, we do this along with our Team and loved ones.  And we are never alone, truly.

             However, we are also not like anyone else.   Ever.  Before, or since.  Part of where our personal strength comes from, is this, this fact.  What an exclusive and amazing being each and every one of us is.

             On our card altar, within the regular rotation, we have a messenger who is not one of my favorites.  At the same time though, there is something to learn here.

animal cards, oracles, mouse messages, scrutiny,

“Mouse  ~  20  ~  Scrutiny

Mouse says, ‘I will touch everything with my whiskers in order to know it.’  Paradoxically, this is both a great power and a great weakness.  It is good medicine to see up close.  It is good medicine to pay attention to detail, but it is bad medicine to chew every little thing to pieces.

Mouse has many predatory enemies, including birds, snakes, and cats.  Since Mouse is food for many, it has a highly developed sense of danger at every turn.  So-called civilization is a highly complex set of components which calls for more and more organizational skills and scrutiny to detail every year.  Mouse is a powerful medicine to have in these modern times.  Things that might appear insignificant to others take on enormous importance to Mouse.

Mouse people anger many other medicine types because they appear to be nit-pickers.  Mouse people will spot the lint on your coat, even if it matches in color.  They will try to convince you that the simplest task is fraught with difficulty.  They are fixated on methodology.  They sort and categorize and file away for later use.  They may seem like they are hoarding, but this is the farthest thing from Mouse’s mind.  They are merely putting everything in order so that they will be able to explore it more carefully at a later date.

The chiefs tell us that without Mouse there would be no systematization of knowledge.  Mouse ended Renaissance Man and harkened the age of specialization.  Mouse knew from the very beginning that ‘there is always more to learn.’  One can always delve deeper and deeper and deeper.

If your personal medicine is Mouse, you may be fearful of life but very well organized, with a compartment for everything.  You should try to see a larger picture than the one staring you in the face.

Develop largesse of spirit.  Try to become aware of the Great Dance of Life.  Realize that even though you may be sitting in Los Angeles, there is also a New York, a moon, a solar system, a galaxy, and an infinite universe.  Jump high, little friend.  You will glimpse the Sacred Mountain.

If Mouse is in your card-spread, its medicine is telling you to scrutinize.  Look at yourself and others carefully.  Maybe that big chunk of cheese is sitting on a trigger that will spring a deadly trap.  Maybe the cat is in the pantry waiting for you.  Maybe someone to whom you have delegated authority, is not doing the job faithfully.  The message is to see what is right before your eyes and to take action accordingly.”

             As well as, in today’s case, we are instructed to look closely at what makes us unique, supremely special, and our own true selves.   Then, let’s make sure that we honour it.

Today’s Deck:

Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways Of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angela C Werneke

Today’s Sharing:

is this phone photo, generously sent to us by my Empress.

This is an alley, where she and Maxx walk.
View from an alley, where she and Maxx walk.

             For their love of an enormous lilac, they made concessions.   We’ve done the same thing, with decks and for other types of plants, but still.  Same principle.   Just very VERY cool, a sight which makes me happy.

2 thoughts on “The Distinctiveness of Us

  1. As always, I love this deck.

    How awesome they built that fence with space for their lilac! Sooo cool. Still waiting for lilacs here. But we had our first violets open up day before yesterday and yesterday I went out and spotted dandelion flowers. Both my lizard and hermit crabs were thrilled. Cooper the lizard picked all the flowers out to eat first and because I know they will fight over dandelions, I cut the flowers in half and made sure every crab got his own. 😀

    When we had guinea pigs, Dan and the kids would take them out when the weather warmed up, for grazing purposes.

    1:33 a.m.

  2. The message and the card reading were a bit of a one-two punch this morning for me. The first impulse was, oh, I see. Then Ah-HAH, Oh! I See! Thanks so very much for the daily sharing, I certainly get so much from them, though I rarely comment.

    You have no idea how much I love to hear that. (And how glad I am to know that you’re out there.)

    1:37 a.m.

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