Animal Spirit Message: What the Fox Say?

12667_1280x1024-wallpaper-cb1267713332If 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!

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10 Responses to Animal Spirit Message: What the Fox Say?

  1. Ellen says:

    This was perfect to read today as it’s starting to feel very much like Spring here in the Midwest. And great advice to not be so serious about everything. This time of year it feels like the Earth and all Her inhabitants are telling us to lighten up!

    Thanks for this wonderful post!

    • Dara says:

      Thank you, Ellen. You know, I had almost a similar thought about Fox telling us to lighten up — that it seems like something a lot of the animals and inhabitants of Earth are trying to tell us!

  2. Ah, Fox, you were laughing as you nabbed our ducks. And when we managed to rescue them before you turned them into dinner, you still laughed. Dara got it right. You are a trickster like your cousin, Coyote. I’m grateful to you for bringing your mischievous, mind-opening energy into my life…in spite of the ducks.
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    • Dara says:

      So funny, Cathryn. Yes, I can almost hear Fox laughing about the ducks, and basking in your appreciation as well!

  3. Betsy says:

    I love the attributes of fox… I am an old fox… Eat like a fox… Small frequent meals throughout the day… Play with your food… Toss it, pounce on it, enjoy the preparations of eating often… LOL! Shape shift like a fox… I wear a golden fox earring always as a reminder to stay in touch with my fox spirit totem animal. Could not resist reading this… Thank you! One of my very own favorite fox photos:
    There are a bunch there if you want to see more pups and mom living in my hood… 🙂

    • Dara says:

      Thank you, Betsy! Yes, fox is a clever shapeshifter and illusionist, and somehow it doesn’t surprise me that you are one too! I use this photo as one of my screensavers as well. Thanks for the link, I’ll be sure to check out your local foxes.

  4. Cher says:

    Fox is so beautiful and intelligent. Have you ever heard one bark? It’s chilling. Probably a good thing!

    • Dara says:

      I think Fox is beautiful too, and, of course the archetype of cleverness. I’ve only heard it’s bark on media, never live — although I’d love to. It is almost eerily piercing.

  5. Merry Life Bringer says:

    Ooh! I love what fox has to say to humans. I love play and the freedom of no worry, but instead dancing from one moment to the next. This is excellent advice! Of course I at first didn’t take you seriously fox, because all I could think of is the silly song humans wrote about you which causes me to laugh. Then again, since you are playful maybe you don’t mind that.

    • Dara says:

      Thank you, Merry Life Bringer. Oh, dear! I hope Fox isn’t being held responsible for that silly song — or for me giving in to the impulse to use it in the title. I have a feeling Fox would find humor in it, or maybe even find it flattering that so many people are listening to what the fox says.

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