Summer, a friendly lop eared rabbit, lost her battle with illness and passed on today. Summer, a resident of South Florida is survived by her friend and caretaker Jacklyn, her BBFF (Best Bunny Friend Forever) Spring, and adopted family member Winter, a little cockatiel. 1/31/2012
My friend Jacklyn was broken hearted today. As we prepared to bury Summer under a magnificent oak tree, I noticed a smooth gray stone lying a couple feet away near the trunk, the same mixed gray color as Summer. The stone had the letters KWS written on it and I realized it was one of the stones I buried a few months ago to represent my goals. What I’d done was taken eight stones and wrote one of my goals on each of them. I had sat underneath the oak and one stone at a time, held them in my hands, stated my goal and buried them about four inches down in the earth. The reason was to put my intention in the stone and out there into the Universe and then to ”let go and let God”, to give the Universe space to make it happen, including what was “in my highest and best interest” in however that may apply to my goals.
I have a lot of goals, pretty big goals I think, and I was spending a good deal of time and energy thinking about them. I was thinking about how I would make them happen, what effort needed to be put into them. I had a lot of positive thoughts that went into it, but I also had a lot of confusion. Did I have too much on my plate? How would I juggle all these various things at the same time? How was I going to make everything come together? I felt that my questions, doubts and confusion was “muddying the water” so to speak. I felt that once my clear, strong, sincere intention was stated to the Universe, my goals would begin to be created. But I also felt that everytime my thoughts turned to doubt and confusion, that would just slow the process. It was as if the creative powers in this Universe would just stop their work, look upon me with a sigh and ask “Well what’s it going to be? Do you want your dreams to come true or not? So putting the energy of my prayers, thoughts, desires into the stones and entrusting them to Mother Earth allowed me to free my mind of all the confusion.
There was only one stone lying above ground today, only one out of the eight. I figure it must’ve been dug up by a squirrel. KWS stands for Kinjuu Wildlife Sanctuary. I worked at a wildlife sanctuary for a few years to gain experience because I’d always wanted to have one myself. Right now, my sanctuary is just online, it’s at www.KinjuuWildlife.org if you’d like to visit. You’d see Summer’s picture there in the photo gallery. She’d been adopted by Jacklyn, her caretaker and friend. The animals we have are taken care of by just three of us and the website is being used by school children for science project research, which I love. I’ve received emails from a number of students and teachers and now feature a couple of the schools on the site in a new “For Kids, By Kids” section. But my goal, my dream, is to have a wildlife sanctuary, hence, the stone. Funny the one stone that appeared was the KWS stone… and on this day. We put it back into the ground, this time with Summer.
RABBIT/Fear: Rabbit reminds us that the Universe brings to us that which we create with our words and our thoughts. Not just that which is created out of love, but also out of fear. Think and speak with reverence. You are creating your own reality. From Meet Your Animal Spirit Guides and Teachers; An Animal Spirit Guide Handbook by Dani Lynn