How To Take A Squirrel Seriously
"If I could talk to the animals, learn their messages, maybe get an animal degree..."
I have found a new past time. I've learned about the possibility that animals might actually be trying to convey messages to us. I have always been intrigued by animal behaviors, especially those that seem to be behaving differently, appear in greater numbers than usual, or show up in unexpected places. Reading about the spiritual powers of animals was new to me but seemed to make sense and came at a time in my life where I was completely open to believing in this potential power. Just because it was new to me, didn't make it new! I found out that there are many, many books written about animal spirit guides. I mean why shouldn't everything that exists have something to say?
So, armed with several guides, I, now, enjoy the messages that surround me. The best part is that I can read the message and then figure out for myself how it fits my current situation. It's a great way to contemplate life. So I thought I would share what I am learning from one of the animals in my life right now.
Seriously? A Squirrel Has A Message For Me?
Recently, I've had lots of squirrels to observe; busily running up and down and all around. So, why not start with this one? I looked up the message of the squirrel in my Animal Spirit Guide by Steven Farmer.
From my readings and my own thoughts about my present circumstances, I think this is what Squirrel is trying to tell me.
I'm serious! Read on! It's fun. Maybe it's trying to tell me this...
Right now, as I think about this possible message, I am in the middle of a change. And being prepared for this change has weighed heavily on my mind.
But there are so many things that "Get ready" could mean. Get ready for what? Something good? Something bad?
When I read this message, I definitely pay closer attention. Whatever it is that's coming, I have to be ready.
"Lighten your load."
In preparation for this thing I'm supposed to be ready for, I think I'm now being told to make room for IT!
The best part of this is the contemplation. Studying my life to simply think about what things I could give up to "lighten my load" is interesting.
Every single time I get this message from Squirrel, I head right to my closet! Always and forever, clothes become my biggest burden. It's always a good idea to lighten this load!
And now, as I prepare to move again, I find that there are many other things that I allowed to take up space in my life that now seem to simply be obstacles for my new space. Funny how once something is the exact right thing and then it's not. I need to remember to clear those things from my life. Just because I paid money for something doesn't mean I should store it or move it around with me if it no longer has a purpose.
Why thank you squirrel. You're right! I can most definitely lighten my load! But then you say...
"Pay attention to your diet."
This message keeps haunting me. At one point, I was stress eating. Maybe I'm doing that again now! It's time, again, for me to focus on eating healthier food and actually staying active. I have learned that, as I have gotten older, I need to more effort in these areas.
Good message Squirrel. I'm on it.
What's that? You have one more message for me?
"Don't forget to make time to play!"
I hear you Squirrel. I have been really focused lately on taking care of everyone else. I know that I have to balance that with some socializing and fun for me. It's time for me to venture out. I need to figure out how to make new friends, but I miss all the old familiar faces and places.
I hear you Squirrel. I am listening. This new life will only be a good as I make it. I need to get ready, lighten my load, pay attention to my diet, and find ways to have fun. Got it! Thanks Squirrel. You're the best!
So Did This Squirrel Talk To Me?
Of course not! But, on this day, there was a squirrel that spent an unusual amount of time outside my door. It was there so long that I had plenty of time to photograph it. So, it seemed that maybe it was a good time to look up the message of the squirrel and within that message there were interesting things for me to think about. Does it mean that one of my spirit guides was wanting to check in with me? Maybe. What I do know is that each of the messages seemed to be something that I needed to hear. So, why not think that this squirrel was there to give me this message. Why not, indeed.