Invisibility; Shapeshifting; Creation in your life
A fox has graced me with his/her presence at our new home. Not recognizing this haunting cry soon after moving in, I turned from the comfort of my deck to see a plump and brilliant animal staring from an open area of grass a few yards away. The message to me was clear: what are you doing here, in this environment that has been mine for some time?
I didn’t encounter this incredible animal again for many weeks; this time hearing the still unfamiliar cry at arm’s length in the inky darkness, as my daughter and I enjoyed a late night campfire. We again clearly understood the more aggressive warning, and took our mother/daughter conversation indoors. Our assumption was that cubs were nearby and we had intruded into the fox den’s boundary.
Now that the fall’s brisk winds have cleared much of the underbrush and left the trees empty, I have again seen this glorious creature. Twice in the last week, a brilliant red fox has strode across our yard, clearly comfortable here, and again stating it’s ownership of this area. I am thrilled and honored by it’s presence. Fox is an animal I have known little of, and am enjoying learning it’s natural ways.
Beyond the physical, I also sought the spiritual meaning of fox energy. And am grateful for both the affirmation it brings as I am taking huge strides into the creation of a new work life based on my soul’s work. And also, the guidance it shares with me; alerting me to areas of my spiritual boundaries that need to be tightened.
I so bask in creation, and my place in it. I continue to seek as I ever more deeply share of myself.
Viewing others through eyes of oneness
My life has been filled with much learning, both harsh and loving. But in the end, it all has lead me to an ever opening heart. And as I embrace my world with this deepening connection, my perception includes ever growing compassion for others in my life.
My personal life includes relationships with some that are currently struggling to find their footing, their next step along the way. Writing of our individual journey, of listening to that inner voice sounds so encouraging to us all. it is what we all must do, and our souls long for this. But listening and taking these steps in a society that is defined by appearances and belief in outer security and stability, can be disabling. And this can create patterns for some that makes it appear they are sliding downward rather than inward.
Often the advice in our world includes being tough; using tough love; demanding personal responsibility in an effort to change the relationship. Yet what is really needed is compassionate boundaries, those that are permeated with love and support. And this is only possible when each of us holds our own sacred space. As I’ve learned to connect with my own self and open to guidance within, I continue to grow ever more able to hold this and allow the other to find the light for themselves. This is very different than the world’s popular definition of enabling/enabler which is filled with judgment and isolation. Sacred space is filled with love for myself and divine respect for the other.
As I take my own leap of faith with security and stability in my life right now, I pray for those I know that are deeply struggling through these issues. I want you to know that your path intersects with mine, I cherish you in my life, and I hold the space for light in both of our lives. Let it shine!