|Rosie Posie demonstrating REST.|
Rosie Posie is teaching me all about rest. When she stays out all night, she has to sleep with 'one eye open'.
After she's out one or two nights, she comes back for food, water, and to get a good sleep... without having to worry about predators! Today she came home, had a hefty breakfast and lunch, ran around the house burying nuts, and then snuck into Mr.Nut's cozy cubby and conked out! Time for some serious snoozing!
What she made me realize is that unless a little squirrel has a well-built nest or safe nest box to sleep in, they have to be on guard at all times! They have so many predators.... feral cats, raccoons, hawks and owls to name a few! And this kind of vigilance can be exhausting!
This reminds me of what we humans go through in life... always being vigilant to run our lives: maintaining a home, earning a living, making sure the bills are paid and the body is fed and kept healthy. And taking care of our kids... human and animal! We are also 'on the go' just like squirrels. And we get exhausted too.
So that brings to mind the issue of TRUST.
Rosie can rest when she has TRUST that she is taken care of. In the same way, we can only really experience true rest when we TRUST that we are taken care of.
Listen to Mooji as he talks about this very topic.
A sweet reminder for me to TRUST that we are all
being taken care of. In the words of Rumi...
"Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home."
|Rosie and her guardian, Angel Scruffy|