In my book Evolution of a Wild Heart I tell the tale of my wild child
Chi-Chi, a laughing determined squirrel who helped me move forward when I was stuck.
I was reminded of this lesson from the squirrel while taking to a friend about her business woes;
it was not doing as well as she had hoped.
In this tumultuous troubled time this is no surprise.
While looking out at the bird feeder the squirrel offered me its magical wisdom…
let things happen and go with the flow.
I suggested she adopted the Squirrel as a guide.
No, it is not as glamorous as a lion but much more effective in my opinion.
Squirrel symbolism is tied to energy and useful in hard times when you feel emotionally drained.
Say you put up a bird feeder to see all the beautiful birds.
You desire to feed the birds NOT the Squirrels!
Yet this can be very hard to do.
Because the Squirrel is persistent and resourceful!
It uses its intrinsic energy and clearly never gives up.
Eventually the Squirrel will find a way around the obstacles encountered along its path.
Anyone who tried to keep these determined animals away from their bird feeder knows this point very well.
Relaxing the mind can help with problem solving.
The Squirrel is also having fun while it’s figuring things out.
Squirrels are playful as they are collecting nuts.
They teach us to balance work with fun and learn not to take things too seriously.
Squirrels could be the reason why the birds you long to see come to the feeder in the first place.
The birds observe the squirrel’s behavior just as the squirrel observes the birds.
It is a symbiotic relationship in nature that we can adopt.
The lesson here is…
We can all help each other rather than going it alone.
Keeping this in mind may help when trying to do what seems impossible.
To be like a Squirrel make your work your play and never give up.
Call a friend, have a laugh; you can find a way to thrive, even in hard times.
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