Every day, every situation brings us lessons. I had one recently, about listening to your inner guide.
I recently got some ducks. They are working ducks, to help reduce my snail population, in the hope that I can grow some of my own food. I have four khaki campbells, including one drake, and one muscovy. Muscovies aren’t really ducks and have different habits and requirements. For example, they perch. And they fly, often over a fence. Happily, they do fly back again!
The drake has a one tracked mind, as do most young virile males, of any species! While the khaki campbell girls don’t seem to mind, the muscovy does. She runs away from his advances. But the more she resists, the more he persists (sound familiar?!). When they are outside, she can get away from him more easily, but inside their house at night, she is trapped. She hasn’t worked out that she has a perch.
One evening, as she was resisting the harassment, I tried to catch her, to show her the perch, but that simply distressed everyone. So I closed my eyes and focussed on her. My thoughts went along this line:
“Phryne, I was trying to catch you to show you the perch so you can get away from Seine (the drake). If you fly up a bit, you will see the perch.”
Almost immediately, I received a clear image of a box.
Got it! She wants a box! Luckily, I had a couple of wooden boxes which, when stacked, were the same height as the perch. I immediately put them in the duck house. The next morning I was rewarded to see her sitting on top of the boxes, well out of reach of Seine. As I slowly approached her, she flew away from me onto the perch. Perfect!
Listening to your inner guide, your intuition, is so natural, and life becomes so easy, with problems melting away! It’s an ability we all have, but have forgotton over the centuries. I guarantee, if I can do it, anyone can, as I always considered myself to be too practical, too focussed on doing, not enough on being. Yet, I persisted.