Rhinoceros Reflection

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 Rhinoceros.

Rhinoceros   (listen while you read)  

I don’t want to hurt anyone; really that’s not my way. I haven’t a mean bone in my body; as they say.

But you wouldn’t want to mess with me when the chips are down, because I shall defend myself; and I’ll wear the crown.


Left on my own I am a delightful being. It is only when I am ‘near’ others; in ‘sight’ of others; in the ‘company’ of others; in-between; around; amidst (you get my drift), that ‘you’ need to watch your p’s and q’s, indeed.

This is not to say that I am mean. Oh no, that isn’t me. I am not mean. I am just ornery; that I am.

Mean and ornery are definitely two different energies. Wouldn’t you say?

Mean is an angry not to be liked energy. That it is. Ornery is a beast of a different stature; indeed this is so. And this ‘ornery’ applies to me. Indeed it does.

And what is ‘ornery’? It is a mixture of energy. A mixture of many energies, indeed.

Let me just look it up in the Oxford dictionary…!  Ornery: Bad tempered or difficult to deal with. That’s what it said. Bad tempered or difficult to deal with.

Well, perhaps this is true. Hmmmmm, bad tempered…..! Hmmmmm. Yes, I’d say that this is true….. Hmmmmm. Hmmmmm. Bad tempered….. Oh dear; do you know, I believe that this isssss true.

Oh dear, I have never thought of it in this way. Bad tempered…..? Well, you know, I do ‘let off steam’ very often. But then it’s always somebody else’s fault. That’s right. It’s always somebody else who makes me ‘have’ to ‘let off steam’. If it wasn’t for them, then life would be pretty darn good; I’d say.

That’s right; it is always somebody else’s fault. I wouldn’t have to ‘let off steam’ but for the actions of others. Isn’t this true…..!

Oh good; now I feel much better. I was beginning to think….. No, it couldn’t be me…..!

…..And the other? What was the other term that the Oxford. (Oh yes, it has to be the Oxford….! Is there any other?)

 Where was I? Oh yes, the ‘other’ term.

‘Difficult to deal with’. Yes, that’s right; it said ‘difficult to deal with’.

Right; let me think this one through.

The Oxford (and; therefore, this is correct). The Oxford said that ornery meant ‘difficult to deal with’. Hmmmmm. Hmmmmm. I am ‘something’ of importance. That’s it. I am ‘something of importance’ that needs to be dealt with…..

Well, I haven’t really ever thought of myself as ‘important’. But, if that is what the Oxford dictionary says, then I guess it must be true.

Yes, my friends; the Rhino type can twist and meander their way through life never quite seeing the reality of themselves and how they ‘react’ to others. Indeed they have ‘blinkers’ on most of the time. They will convert almost any situation to their advantage and, sorry to say; never quite see themselves as they really are. A great shame; because, along with many of their virtues is the ability to see others in a more genuine fashion. Seems a contradiction. Yes, generally we see others as ‘mirrors’, but not this individual. For the most part the Rhino personality points one finger at you quite clearly. However, those pointing back at him remain clouded with his false opinion of himself.

Carolyn Page  –  ABC of Spirit Talk

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