Animals reflect our behaviour. The animals that 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 to us of the ‘play’ that is our current experience and give insight into the intricacies of our lives. Following is the understanding for the Giant Panda.
Panda (Giant) (Listen while you read)
I’m miserable, and then I’m happy. I’m miserable, and then I’m sad. I’m miserable and sad; I’m sad and miserable.
Well, dear heart, what is it to be? Will you sit in doom and gloom, or will you allow the lighter energies to have their way?
It is always a choice, dear one.
We hope that you choose a brighter note; however, as has been said, this is always a choice…
Life isn’t always easy; this is true. For some of us life is easier, for others not so easy. However, we can adjust ourselves to the time and allow whatever conditions are surrounding us, to prevail. This doesn’t mean having a defeatist attitude and allowing ourselves to sink in the mire. No, we don’t want to do this any more than put our heads in a smouldering fire. And yet, for most of us, this is what we do; metaphorically speaking. We sit, or wrap ourselves up in blankets and allow the doom and gloom to cover us. Yes, this is indeed what some of us do. Then, when the cloud has passed we jump back into life and begin again. Up, down, up, down.
There is a better way to handle life’s problems. Being mindful that life is a series of ups and downs allows us to ‘accept’ that life is full of ups and downs. This attitude is hard to find, however, once found it brings a calming with it. Once we ‘accept’ life, on its terms, we no longer need to hide from it. Yes, acceptance is the key (there are many more), however, the first key is acceptance that life has its ups and its downs.
And so it is that when we find ourselves attracted to the magnificent Panda we may care to ask ourselves. Are we fighting and resisting life’s ups and downs or are we accepting that there will be ups and downs?
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
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