Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Squirrels Teach Love

When I lost Bucky back on Christmas Eve, I didn't think I would be graced with the presence of another squirrel teacher so soon!  But as destiny would have it, I received three baby squirrel brothers in mid-February. A woman in north Austin found their nest on the ground with the orphans nearby.

WOW!  All I could say was WOW! I had the thought that maybe my true love Bucky returned in another squirrel body, but I didn't want to get my hopes up. I just took care of them and loved on them as any mama squirrel would and waited and watched...

I named them Bucky, Sweet Pea and Nutjoy (whose name evolved into Mr.Nut). Bucky was the runt and Mr.Nut seemed to be the all-wise sage (probably a reincarnation of Chuang-Tzu, the Taoist mystic).  Squirrel personalities develop in their own time so I am enjoying mothering these little beings anxiously waiting to see who they will become!

Bucky and Sweet Pea seem to be high energy beings, whereas Mr.Nut is very laid back and likes to just hang out. He seems to prefer being in his own space rather than playing with his brothers.  And for this reason, I eventually gave Mr.Nut a cage of his own and let Bucky and Sweet Pea share a different cage.  The other difference was that Mr.Nut often has a faraway look in his eyes, whereas his brothers are more grounded in real time.

One day, after feeding the buddies, they started sharing their squirrel wisdom and when Mr.Nut spoke about love, I realized that he was in fact my new teacher, and very obviously the ancient Taoist sage.  

Stay tuned for more updates on these amazing little buddies! And when you are out and about living your life, take note of the little squirrels in your life and whisper a silent thanks for squirrelgrace!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Squirrel in the White House

Ten Reasons to Vote
for a 
Squirrel for President!

1. They never overthink situations.

2. They don't get attached to points of view.

3. They know how to live balanced lives.

4. They never tell lies.

5. They are community minded.

6. They have no debts.

7. They help the planet by planting trees.

8. They remind drivers to watch the road.

9. They never show any nepotism.

10.They nurture their young to be self-sufficient.

Pepe the Squirrel says,
"We are the ones you've been waiting for!"

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spontaneous Squirreluminosity

Is there anything more spontaneous than a baby squirrel playing with his squirrel brother? 
If there is, I haven't found it yet!  
Check out the vibrant squirreluminous energy 
of these beautiful beings. 
They know what it means to be "in the moment"! 

They are so alive and spontaneous because they don't have any sense of self. Therefore, they have no thoughts such as, 
"What will they think?" 
"What if he doesn't like me jumping on him?"
"I have to look good ... she's putting it on YouTube."
No, these little guys are pure innocence... 
just like we were as babies before we had words to label everything and divide up our reality!  
Prior to thought, just...

But no worries! If you lose your spontaneity, 
just stop for a moment.
Take a breath, stop thinking, and
let everything be as it is.
Just resting like this will bring you back
to your true essence....