Animals ( in fact, every living creature) reflect our behaviour. The animals we feel a closeness to, encounter often, engage with, attract, and so on; have a role to play in that moment of our lives. They offer an understanding of the ‘play’ that is our current experience, and give insight into the intricacies of our lives. Following is the understanding for the Green Tree Frog.
Frog (Green Tree) (Listen while you read)
Hello young lovers wherever you are, I hope your troubles are few! All of my memories are with you tonight; I’ve had a love like you.
(A tendency to be sentimental.
Few of us ‘remember’ with ‘clear’ sight. We have a tendency to view the past with the expectations that we had in that present moment, rather than remembering the reality of what actually happened. Yes, my friends, we see it as we wanted it to be, and not as it really was.
And why do we do this? We do this to save ourselves from the pain, embarrassment, or any number of disappointments of the reality of the experience.
I have found, over the past number of years, that seeing the reality of an experience (i.e., seeing it with objectivity, rather than sentimentality) allows the truth to be visible. And ‘truth’, I have discovered, is a much easier condition to deal with rather than hiding from reality, or remembering experiences in a less than honest way.
After all, who are we fooling, if not only ourselves?)
© Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit