Red Panda Reflection

Red Panda   (Listen while you read)  

Once upon a time, long, long ago in the land of dreams, there happened to be a need for something interesting to come his way.

It did, many times, but he was so busy that he didn’t notice it, and it went away!


So what is the moral to this story?

Look around you, visit the unknown, pamper yourself with dreams and their future.

What. What do you say?

Yes, I agree with you it’s hard to see the future. However, if you don’t dream what good’s a future?

If you don’t take that jump into life; what good’s a future?

If you don’t crave for something better; what good’s a future?

Yes, we cannot know what the future has in store for us. No; this is certainly true.

Does this mean that we just sit about doing nothing; thinking nothing; being without a dream?

Yes? Do you really feel that way? Then I am sorry for you, my friend. I am sorry because to be without a dream is to be in a very forlorn state. Is it not? Is it not a sense of destitution when we are without a dream? Yes; indeed this is true. Without our own private dream we are like ships wandering aimlessly on a sea of aloneness.

Yes, my friend. Do you want to be alone? Yes. Well this is what you shall have.

A dream; that is all it takes to be a part of the whole.

“The whole?”  I hear you say. Yes, that’s right; the whole. And what is the whole? It is that which you join when you have a dream. It is your birthright to be a part of the whole of mankind. Not alone. Not without a dream.

No, we do not wish this for you, my friend. We want to see you as one with the whole; enjoying your dream; your independent dream; a dream that, if you will allow, will take the rest of your life to fulfill. That’s right.

And now; do you have a dream, my friend? Yes. That is very good. Do you have a dream, my friend? No.

Well, my dear friends; it would seem that the Red Panda represents mankind’s individual need to have a dream; a purpose; a goal towards which we can work. Without a dream; a purpose; a goal, we are like shifting sand; never quite stable; never quite secure; never quite feeling the strength that we can feel should we have a dream; a purpose; a goal toward which to work.

Carolyn Page  –  ABC of  Spirit Talk

January 25, 2012

Image Credit:  Karel Gallas /


  1. Hi Carolyn, What a beautiful posting you have for us today and thanks for encouraging us to deam. Trust the week started well for you. Best regards !!!

    1. They are quite a unique little animal, about the size of a large domestic cat. His tail is very long and lush. We managed to take this pic in one of the zoos here in Oz.
      It’s not easy; I’m sure. There is always so much to process at a time such as this. Best to let the grieving take its course, and allow yourself to do whatever needs to be done without critiquing your actions…. xoxoxo

            1. No, no, no… I just meant that – from the energies I received when doing the reflection (you know, I receive words and pictures and feelings and an appreciation of the personality) it would seem that this fellow is a ‘chirpy one’…

  2. life’s purpose is to live and, yes, dream. Without dreams we let our beliefs to determine what we become. To dream means to look inside yourself and find who you really are. Not having a dream means surviving and not living.

    that was a great one Carolyn

    1. Nicely conveyed Dace…. Yes, beliefs and dreams can be two different animals, so to speak. Beliefs, as you say, can be very limited; whereas dreams can be who we really are…! Lovely.. 🙂

    1. They are; I agree…. 🙂
      Their colours are magnificent…! The pic above, although it shows his gorgeous little face, it doesn’t highlight his beautiful depth of red coat. So glad you got to see one…! 🙂

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