As deeper souls, the leaps we take in our creative development are not without moments of stopping on a dime, hopping around and sometimes having an effective exit strategy. Rabbit medicine reminds us to harness our creativity by getting in touch with our own fertility. Further, our business can be our pleasure, while Rabbit helps us bring play into our work. When our avocation is our vocation, we paradoxically notice results even though we have let go of outcome, through learning the process of investing in loss. Given their 28 day birth to independence cycle, the energy of Rabbit symbolically links us to the Lunar calendar. Rabbit embodies the internal martial arts by modeling quickness and defensive action. Given that rabbits are most active at dusk and dawn, their spirited teachings serve as a portal to the Faery realm, or the space between the material and spirit realities.
Climate Changes today require that we face great developmental challenges during the transition into a shifting consciousness and New Age. Our friends in Congress act as roadblocks by enacting back door deals that cut entitlement programs, while boasting like thieves after a looting. Their gall to give away the niceties of Democracy to protect their own egotism is alarming. Palestinian activists were bullied off their tent villages by Israeli soldiers, in much the same way our Native American brothers and sisters were by American troops at that time. But today, our weaponry is more sophisticated and concentrated than it was back then. With women’s rights on the rise, how do men redefine masculinity in a way that moves beyond wimp or Rambo? Given the education to prison pipeline that exists in modern America, how do we discipline our children effectively so that they learn from natural and logical consequences, so that they become more inner-directed and self-governing? Otherwise, our children will look forward to society making decisions for them by locking them up in institutions like prisons and mental hospitals. This starts in the womb of the home. Parents need to understand that by giving our children too much freedom, but without setting age-appropriate limits is a receipt for disaster. I have a brother in jail who is a poster child for this manifestation and will essentially spend his 30’s locked up, provided he exhibits good behavior. If we do not teach our children the skills to handle the accompanying price tag of responsibility, then we set them up for failure. I know past students who have fallen prey to mental illness and criminal behavior because they did not learn to take ownership for their actions, make amends and move forward. Instead, they have given away their power by becoming victims. In many cases, bad parenting, disability advocates, lawyers and school boards only concerned about the bottom line help perpetuate this vicious cycle. What we have here is systemic toxicity that certainly isn’t healed by more offshore drilling, drone strikes, manufacturing pesticides that are killing bees and the US Navy decimating our oceans with sonar military might. Is this not a developmentally delayed value set?
With Rabbit as Animal Spirit guides, we can acquire the skills of gentleness, versatility, quickness and creativity when studying their lesson plans. Do you need to slow down? Have you been too busy hopping from one project to another? Do you need to bring more compassion and modesty in your relations with others? Are you unconsciously asking Great Spirit to bring more of what you are afraid of to your waking reality? Remember the wisdom of what we resist persists. Remember to breathe in your feelings, while allowing yourself to experience and embrace them running through your Being and then releasing them to Mother Earth for healthy compost. As we transition closer toward the Spring Equinox, it becomes clearer that our growth may arrive in leaps and hops. When we pay attention to the signs and attune to the Moon, we become more equipped to snatch up the carrot of opportunities that briefly arrive in our field of vision.
See you further on down the trails,
Nice piece Ari. The Rabbit is close to me. There are several really striking points about systemic issues, but also about our own personal need to look into our work and develop the joy in it. As well as facing that which makes us most skittish and to nestle with it.
Thank you Juan for the heartfelt reflections regarding what you took from this piece. Rabbit nestles within a hutch close to my heart as well.