One thing about a seasonal change is, well, change! On our farm, we have become hosts to various nests – owls, sparrows, robins and more. We have a mated pair of coywolves who have made a den in the ravine and all manner of other creatures including some very bold raccoons seem to think it’s ok to stroll past our house in broad daylight like they own the place and we don’t count. Now thankfully, we have a ten-foot fence around the back of the compound so my teeny Pomeranians don’t get eaten, but I always have to go out with them and supervise just in case the pair of red-tailed hawks that hang out in the trees decide they look like snacks. This morning I went out with the fluff balls and stood under a new robin’s nest (or should I say condo) that she skillfully built right above the door and whose occupant decided to poop on my head. I was so upset for a moment I could not believe I had to change my clothes since I had an interview online and fix my hair yadaydaya!! But I stopped pretty quickly and I just had to laugh! Bird poop is not the end of the world and if I had to go on right away I could have pretended it was toothpaste HA!
Never a dull moment at Zen Farm.
This week’s Goddess Power Oracle reading is all about having a sense of humor around our revelations brought into light by the symbolism of the Goddess Yhi. It’s asking us to really trust that our new beginnings are called new for a reason. New means we might not know how, or might need to learn something, might not know the steps, etc. We are brimming with potential this week, says Cerridwyn, but this is all uncharted if it’s new, so how can we expect ourselves to have all the answers, know the steps, given that new doesn’t mean familiar or “the same as before”.
Last week was a call to forgiveness and understanding and how no matter what outer conditions try to throw you off your center, love is still the answer.
It’s difficult some days, but if you believe that your inner core is connected to your partnership with the Divine, your integrity, and your true desire to serve, and act as if even if you feel “off” eventually the seeds of peace you’ve been planting will bear fruit. The real trick is to not take yourself too seriously and so the goddess Uzume reminds us that laughter and humor really are wonderful medicine. It’s ok not to know, and it’s ok if you’re just learning the steps. Mastery comes after that, not before. So stay open, stay curious, stay kind, see the hilarity in life and be open to new opportunities to become someone you’re proud of.
Oh and stay away from robin’s nests!