Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Tiny Mouse
I want to share a small story with you of some events I have been having lately. I have been dealing with a lot of sickness not only with people around me but personally as well. Trying to understand or make sense of these events have been a bit mind spinning to say the least. But, the one part of me that I feel is the strongest is the part of me that is connected to nature and tuning into her messages that she lovingly gives to me.
I am the type of person who honestly believes everything in nature has energy, a spirit in a sense. I also believe we are all connected to this energy. Since a very young child my connection to nature has only increased to a level that I believe nature is part of my family. It is a place I receive my energy and my strength from in order to face things that are very hard in life. There are so many different ways we communicate with nature, often it feels like it is telepathically but also through little symbolic jesters. That is where "The Tiny Mouse" comes in.
The other day I had to stop at a grocery store to pick up a couple things. As I was walking by a SUV that pulled up in a parking place close to mine; I looked down on the ground and seen something really odd. I seen this black spot that was about the size of a silver dollar but it was moving!! I got down closer to see what it was and at first I couldn't make it out. I sat there in awe watching this tiny spot move its tiny arms!! Once I noticed the tail, I knew without a doubt it was a baby mouse! Okay, first I have to admit, I am NOT a mouse fan-Mickey Mouse yes but real mice, NO!!
This beautiful little creature was just there (I think cleaning itself) so I went into the store but could not get that little cutie off of my mind. I quickly grabbed what I needed from the store and hurried back to my car. That little mouse was still in the same exact spot AND the lady in the SUV was getting back to her car at the same. Meanwhile I asked the guy gathering carts if he could help me move something. Yes, he looked at me like I was a nut case, but he helped me regardless. I had nothing to pick up this mouse with and it just so happened he had a paper and scooped up the little mouse. The lady in the SUV was watching us, I guess she was wondering what in the hell we were doing by her vehicle. So I told her and her response was, "WHAT! A mouse grows into a rat, YUCK! But my thoughts were it was so cute and even something that tiny had the right to live.
Meanwhile the guy with the mouse in the paper asked me, "What do I do with it now?" I told him we could put it in a grassy area close to the parking lot, and that way the mouse would have a chance to live. Regardless, this event made my heart feel good. I have been away for a couple of days and have not had a chance to look up mouse medicine until this morning. But when I did, it was like a 2x4 hitting me in the head.
Mouse Medicine-According to Ted Andrews: Mouse medicine brings a lot of questions to our attention that we need to be asking ourselves. Are you getting lost in big dreams and neglecting your life in front of you? Are you so focused on current activities that you may not be seeing other opportunities opening up in front of you? Are you missing what is right in front of you? Mouse medicine teaches us how to focus and pay attention to the details in our lives. It can show you how to make small choices that can help you to build your bigger goal. In short, mouse medicine is all about paying attention to what is around you.
The tiny mouse showing up on my path was a message that I needed very bad and still do. The objective of sharing this is when you pay attention to all of the tiny messages in life, you can learn a lot!!
I have written a few different pages about Animal Totems: