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Saturday, August 05, 2017

The Squirrel

I recently bought Animal Spirit Medicine cards.  This is how they work.  I pull out a card when I feel like it. I read about the power of that card's animal and how that power might help me.  Recently, I drew out the squirrel card.  It was perfect because I had to pack that day for our trip and squirrel's power is "gather what you need."  The whole trip I kept noticing squirrels running hither thither and yon and I felt a strange kinship with them.  Like the squirrels, I felt prepared and ready for whatever comes down the pike.

Fast forward to this morning.  I'm walking out to  Judith's car so we can go get some breakfast and I nearly step on a dead squirrel right on my back step. I was distraught, wondering if my squirrel power might have also died somehow.  Judith encouraged me to take a photo.  I sent the photo to Husbandman who was still inside and asked if he could somehow discard the squirrel carcass.  Later I called 20 Something and told her about my sadness about my potential loss of squirrel power.   20 Something has a different view.  She believes the dead squirrel may be a sacrifice and that even greater squirrel power may now be mine.

7 comments:

mm said...

The squirrel story is distressing, but I like the Fletcher link.

cb said...

It does have the appearance of a sacrifice. I can imagine the squirrel being left on your step with reverence. And now your squirrel power inspired you to write this excellent post.

Judy Williams said...

Squirrels have been known to attack. I question the idea that squirrels have any good qualities. Pick another card, I beg of you.
jw

Mom said...

I agree. Pick a new card.I think it's the squirrel spirit revenge.

KC said...

I actually hate squirrels. I think a new card.

Julie said...

If you draw a horse or some other very large animal next time, I would just walk away from it.

Anonymous said...

I hate squirrels too (they eat all of my damn apricots), hence I am pleased to think of this as a squirrel sacrifice to allow your powers to increase.

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