Wisdom from a Downy Woodpecker to my question of "Why are you going from small branch (twig size) to small branch getting bugs when you have that incredible beak to drill for bugs?" It replied "I use my imagination when getting food. My beak has many uses and this is easier at the moment." It got me thinking about how I limit myself at times with my tools and gifts thinking life has to go a certain way or this is the only way to go about something. Using my imagination and looking for the most efficient and easier way at the moment is refreshing. This is a blog from 2015
An orb spider offered me some food for thought. As I was standing observing her web bouncing back and forth in the wind. I asked, "Aren't you nervous your web is going to blow down?" She responded "I don't cling to my web. I trust my web. If I clung to my web and tried to control the web it would surely break and I would get hurt." She then sent me an image of her being catapulted through the air after desperately trying to hold it all together. The fluidity and the sense of calm that radiated from her as she rode the web like a surfboard as it was bouncing, jiggled and wobbled was inspiring. So I ask you:
Do you cling to your web and hunker down during windy turbulent times?
Or do you enjoy the ride and trust your web?
Originally posted Sept 23, 2010