We are instruments of Creators Source and it is limitless in all ways and things. Life is energy, there is no real matter, just energy and your mind does the rest!© Pa’Ris’Ha2011
As the radiant morning sun, Nunda, peaked over the beautiful desert mountains dusted with white snow this morning, I went out to say my morning prayers and as I was completed I then rushed around the outside of the house finishing up some cleaning before the new shift come on for work. In the quite stillness of the new day’s birthing my mind started with its sometimes incessant chattering – going over the list of things I had prepared the night before of tasks to do this day- preparing new lists- worries about things that don’t need to be worried about –your basic garden variety of mind stuff; I continued my business of cleaning the porch and taking out the trash when I felt a presence of something/someone watching me!
At first I just thought it was my spooky reaction to the quietness of the surrounding desert or my wild sense of imagination but as I loudly continued my work the feeling also seemed to continue and follow me. I then stopped and looked around the yard in the dim dawn light and from the corner of my eye I caught some movement and there in the side garden were two large rabbits! They had been sitting just intently watching me clumsily move about. Now I trust and believe that all has a sacred message in their presence so the first thought that came as I made eye contact with them was, “Be still and know that I am God.” Yes, I thought, in my loudness (both externally and internally) I needed to appreciate the stillness and the power of silence. To know God, that all is flowing in complete harmony and to not let my issues of control, fear ect. be that what I move with but with Spirit and Oneness with the All That Is. To let go let flow!
In my tradition, my Elder, Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha has shared what message and many gifts the rabbit was to our People (the Tsalagi, Cherokee). The rabbit symbolizes rapid growth, transformation, prosperity, duplication and of course it was also the trickster. Rabbit is a symbol of fertility. Rabbit shows us new growth in artistic areas and new projects. Growth is assured when moving in balance. Are you moving to fast or too slow? Rabbit has quickness and agility. Take advantage of the opportunities that arrive quickly and may only be shown for a short period of time. Rabbit also is a symbolism for fear. Are you always running away from what frightens you? They ask you to face your fears with care and gentleness and power. The pair of rabbits was also significant as the number 2 reminded me of the power of relationship and the reflection of another. As it says in the Bible, Matthew 18:20 : “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
So I smiled and gave great appreciation for the gift that the presence of two rabbits reminded me of in my state of being “busy” – the reminder to be who I am really am – my spiritual self and to “be still and know that I am God”.
“Lots of people talk to animals,” said Pooh.
“Not that many listen though.”
“That’s the problem.” (The Tao of Pooh)