September 1st, 2006

Brown-eyed Stare

Today's Daily Om: Squirrel Medicine

Affirming An Abundant Future: 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 more 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.
Brown-eyed Stare

More Les Barker -- at an appropriate time.

Since Dubyah has been snorting and pawing the ground lately about Iran,
and the possibility that it's making nuclear weapons (instead of the
nuclear power plants it says it is making), I think it's important to
remind people what happened regarding Iraq, and what the (false)
persuasion was, that he and Tony Blair used to try and convince people
to go to war there. Let's not get fooled again, eh?

Below is the transcript of a Les Barker mp3 regarding that; I like how
the Brits have a firm tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about it, while
seeing directly through the sham.

Enjoy.

(Probably should be titled: Show Me The Weapons You Haven't Got)
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