Several weeks ago, I was given a writing prompt –
If I were an animal, what animal would I be?
I got myself into a meditative state and this is what I wrote:
I see the vision of an Owl. I have a spirit guide that is an owl. I call him Ollie.
But that doesn’t fit because I’m not great at seeing the big perspective and I’m not great at seeing in the dark, physically or metaphorically.
Now I see a Deer. A Deer is graceful and serene. That doesn’t fit me either.
I see a Turtle. Since I was a little girl, I’ve loved turtles but I’m too fast moving and impatient.
Maybe these represent what needs to come forth in me.
Owl – to be able to see the bigger picture and see into the darkness.
Deer – to meander carefully and graciously with poise.
Turtle – to move slowly and be present in the now.
At the moment, I identify with a butterfly… eager and working hard to get free of the encasement that no longer serves me.