The rising sun shines among the leaves of the trees shivering in the fresh cool morning of this beginning of autumn. It gets warm in the daytime, but in the early hours during a short moment we feel the change of season approaching. This quiet perfection that exists in the awakening of nature when everyone is still sleeping has its equal only the serenity of consciousness contemplating its co creation in the world.
We are confronted with two important obstacles in our development today, obstacles that we did not have to manage originally in our relationship with the world. 1st the influence of the system on the world which limits our possibilities of having access to ecological communities and families living within nature; 2nd the conditioning and programming of our education and personality which we have developed in contact with the system which has managed us since birth (and even before birth).
I think that the antidote to hubris, false pride and an inflamed sense of ego, counter virtues that have seemingly created such a catastrophic world situation, could be humility. I’ve always thought that humility is simply to see things as they are. If we look at the reality of the world, we will notice that we do not exist alone, that we are in interrelationship with the whole world, the smallest ant to the great galaxies that shine at night are all, in some way, connected to us.
Recently, I wrote two articles that describe the perception which we have of why the current world of men is in such a humanitarian and ecological state of crisis. (article 1 and article 2 ). I would today try to find why we embarked on this path several millennium ago that has brought us to this very delicate situation.
Armadillo speaks to us of protection, a protection which establishes the borders of the space which we protect around oneself. The armadillo is really not an aggressive being! It has a very hard shell and, when it rolls itself into a ball, it’s almost impossible for a predator to get at it.
Badger carries the medicine of appropriate aggressiveness. It’s very important to understand the medicine of this animal in our modern times.