Beaver! I have been visiting with her for a week now. She swims with her family gracefully by. Curious attention has been paid to us humans. She glides right up to us, near us...looking. Sometimes she has a stick in her mouth. Other times she's on her way to scope out the waterways. She is beautiful! Beaver is one of the brilliant architects of the animal world. I have become fascinated with her and her building ways.
This year in SouLodge we travelled around the Medicine Wheel with Beaver. One of the videos that Pixie shared with us was this Animal Planet video of Beaver working. So much work to do with Beaver around healing grief, trauma, observation, being awake. One of my favorite things that we worked with and continue to work with is this idea of Gathering. This is a perfect season for gathering...your stores, your friends, your questions, your ideas, your harvests...what will I gather in my basket this season?
Beaver is showing me the way to Building. I am in SouLstorm with a group of wise women travelling their journey and path and River toward creating anew in this world. Working with the Sacred Feminine to build new creations...for themselves, for their communities, for the world. Each one of us different but, so committed to one another and the beauty that we want to share and be in the world. It isn't easy work. There is alot that is required of us. Creating visions, designing legacies, stepping forward as our best selves. What does that look like?
It looks like a Marsh. A marsh rich and full...teaming with wildlife. It's murky in there too...deep down, dirty, dark and so filled with humus. Everything is transforming...even when we can't see it. Surprises fly by that take our breath away...and open up wonder that sits still all day upon our hearts. Some days it's so foggy and thick out there it's a wonder we can even see through to the other side. But, then there are days when the marsh is filled with wonderful weavings of spider webs covering every tree and branch that the complexity of it just goes on...and on. Deep. Rich. Challenging. Transforming.
And so beaver lives here. The teachings she shares give me so much to explore and ponder. She shares her home with me...quietly and sometimes not so quietly...building. This season I'm like Beaver. I'm gathering at the moment. Exploring the depths and coming back up for air and to swim around and peek above the surface. I'll gather...and slowly and sometimes not so patiently...I'll build.