June 29 2009

Affirming an Abundant Future

Some time the creator and our ancestors speak through others to reach us.  I believe this is one of those moments.  The below was sent to me by a friend, just as I’m searching through my mind to make the right decisions.  The path we follow on the road is intersected by many others, and if we are still enough to listen.  The wisdom is revealed in the beauty of the world.

Squirrel Medicine

Native Americans considered all living beings as brothers and sisters that had much to teach including squirrels. These small creatures taught them to work in harmony with the cycles of nature by conserving for the winter months during times when food was plentiful. In our modern world, squirrels remind us to set aside a portion of our most precious resources as an investment in the future. Though food and money certainly fall into this category, they are only some of the ways our energy is manifested. We can conserve this most valuable asset by being aware of the choices we make and choosing only those that nurture and sustain us. This extends to the natural resources of our planet as well, using what we need wisely with the future in mind.

Saving and conservation are not acts of fear but rather affirmations of abundance yet to come. Squirrels accept life’s cycles, allowing them to face winters with the faith that spring will come again. Knowing that change is part of life, we can create a safe space, both spiritually and physically, that will support us in the present and sustain us in the future. This means not filling our space with things, or thoughts, that don’t serve us. Without hoarding more than we need, we keep ourselves in the cyclical flow of life when we donate our unwanted items to someone who can use them best. This allows for mor e abundance to enter our lives, because even squirrels know a life of abundance involves more than just survival.

Squirrels use their quick, nervous energy to enjoy life’s adventure. They are great communicators, and by helping each other watch for danger, they do not allow worry to drain them. Instead, they allow their curious nature to lead the way, staying alert to opportunities and learning as they play. Following the example set by our squirrel friends, we are reminded to enjoy the journey of life’s cycles as we plan and prepare for a wonderful future, taking time to learn and play along the way.

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2 Responses to “Affirming an Abundant Future”

  1. AS a felloe nature lover and conservative I think we should stick together and work together check ou tmy post at http://naturewideopen.blogspot.com

  2. littlesnow says:

    Very beautiful…seems it came at just the right time too. I guess if we listen to our inner voice & recognize signs the answer is always there.

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