Message from the animal spirit realm – February 2022
This has got to be one of the most unusual card readings I have done in the last ten years. It started off just as any other reading… then I pulled the second, the third and the fourth cards… and well, see for yourself.
February theme: Canary – sing your own song
February is about using your authentic voice to speak what you feel in your heart.
Canary is here to remind you that you are free to be yourself and express your most cherished desires in a voice that is uniquely yours. Joy and harmony in a relationship (and life in general) can only take place if you are being honest with yourself and those around you, and are showing up for your life fully. So, straighten your back, lift up your chin, stand tall, and be you!
Canary asks you to ponder on the following questions:
- How often do you express only what you think will help you fit in and get what you want?
- How often do sing a false song to yourself? How often do you lie to yourself because the truth may be too uncomfortable or inconvenient?
- What is your true song?
I pulled the next two cards while thinking about this question: “What may be keeping you from speaking your truth fully?” Here’s where things took an unexpected turn.
The Turtle and the Rabbit cards came up one directly after the other. Separately, they would have brought two very different messages, but having appeared together in this order, they bring us the fable and the lessons of the Tortoise and the Hare:
The Tortoise, ridiculed by the Hare for being slow, challenges it to a race. The Hare soon leaves the Tortoise behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap halfway. Upon awakening, he finds that his competitor, the Tortoise, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him.
Seems like the answer to the question of “what is blocking you” came through this morality fable.
Interesting, I thought. Then I pulled the fourth card while asking: “What can you do to let go of whatever may be preventing you from speaking your truth fully?” Here things became even more interesting!
The fourth card, Frog, showed directly after the Rabbit card, pointing us to another fable: The Hares and the Frogs:
The Hares were so persecuted by the other beasts, they did not know where to go. As soon as they saw a single animal approach them, off they used to run. One day they saw a troop of wild Horses stampeding about, and in quite a panic all the Hares scuttled off to a lake nearby, determined to drown themselves rather than live in such a continual state of fear. But just as they got near the bank of the lake, a troop of Frogs, frightened in their turn by the approach of the Hares scuttled off, and jumped into the water. “Truly,” said one of the Hares, “things are not so bad as they seem: There is always someone worse off than yourself.”
So, the answer to the “what to do” question also came through a morality fable.
Both of these stories come from the “Tales of Aesop,” a collection of fables credited to Aesop a former Greek slave living in the 6th century BC. However, variations of each are present in many cultures around the world.
I’m going follow Aesop’s lead and leave you to form your own conclusions about how each fable answers its respective question for you.
To find your answers, think about the following:
- When we asked the cards “What may be keeping you from speaking your truth fully,” the answer came through the Tale of the Tortoise and Hare. Why do you think that is?
- When we asked the cards “What can you do to let go of whatever may be preventing you from speaking your truth fully,” the answer came through the Tale of the Hares and the Frogs. Why do you think that is?
- If you were one of the characters, who would you be: Tortoise, Hare, Frog, the storyteller? Why?
- What lessons do you see for yourself right now in these fables?
- How can you apply the lessons toward speaking your truth and singing your own song?
More questions than answers, huh? Well, that’s how Sprit speaks to us at times… through stories, riddles, and fables… giving us hints and leaving us to form our own conclusions… so that each of us may sing their own unique song.
Have a great February!
P.S. There is also a Chinese morality story about the Turtle and the Frog. I don’t feel it applies to this reading directly, but it does add an interesting element:
There was once a Frog that lived in a well. One day, a Turtle came by and told him about the sea. “The sea?” Said the frog. “Hah! It’s nothing but paradise in here. I assure you, there is no place in the world that is better than inside this well. Why don’t you come down here and share my joy?” The Turtle tried, and failed as the mouth of the well was too small. “Why don’t you go see the sea instead?” said the Turtle.
What do you think? Quite an unusual reading, isn’t it?
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