If you’re groaning at the title of this post — ask yourself: could you have resisted? After Rabbit appeared precipitously in February, I was wondering who would show up for me now that we’re on the verge of Spring. Somehow it doesn’t surprise me that it was Fox. What does surprise me, is the Fox considers itself to be a “mirror” as well as a master of diversion. If there are any magicians or illusionists out there, then Fox is definitely your animal guide. I’m still pondering the idea of Fox as “Mirror” and what that means. I’d welcome input in the comments.
Who am I? Why I am ME! As you acknowledge my beauty, and strength, and quickness, and intelligence, and devotion, I feel your love and offer it back to you. I am all of that, indeed, and I am also a mirror. I reflect everything around me back to itself and back to others their own truth, whether they be animal or plant, predator or prey. They will see themselves when they look at me. That is why it is so hard to pin Fox down, because I am always shifting and changing depending on where I am and who I am with. When I am near, others see themselves more clearly. Me they see only as I allow.
The essence of me is simple and true and I can never lose it. For me there are no obstacles, no barriers, no boundaries of perception. To fool the eye you must always be aware of everything so that you can use whatever is available to divert the flow of attention. You must have stillness within, and the ability to take stock even when moving quickly through the world. All things are always in motion. Fox will teach you to choose your focus, how to direct your attention and that of others, so that they will see only what you wish them to.
What would I like to tell humans? Let yourselves be light and know that it is all a game. Even “life and death” is just a game that offers moments of exhilaration and joy. Find freedom in play, instead of making everything so serious. Love the moment. Live it, dance with it, one moment into the next. You don’t know what the next moment will bring, much less tomorrow, so don’t waste time in fear. Live now!