Watching the antics of our earthly creatures is enjoyable and also a lesson for us on the ethereal plane that speaks of the interconnectedness of all things. When any of these valuable creatures become extinct, a break in the chain of bio diversity reverberates much more than we can imagine, unless of course we are biologists! I’m not a biologist. However, the importance of All That Is for us, mankind, becomes clear when something that leaves us, disconnects other areas in our environment and thus affects our lives.
A wonderful gift from our Native American Cultures is how creatures give us messages important for our life experiences, our earth and mankind. A great place I love to trek on is a local peak in my neck of the woods. This place is home to two Peregrine Falcons, a bird of prey, dangerously in extinction. They bring a rich harmony to the mountain and their flight is amazing to watch. Spiritually, Peregrine’s energy tells us how to have patience and wait for that right moment to capitalize on opportunity or to use speed and stealth to grab a target. When you watch their flight patterns, you can see this message. Last year, I wrote a poem for these two lovely raptors nesting on the mountain. This poem is in my book, Walking On HIS Footstool, pages 172 and 173. Cheers to your beauty, Peregrine Falcon.
I should like to introduce you
To a beautiful place on high ground.
Please meet a headland of formidable rock,
Who is honorable escort to a graceful river.
The beautiful mountain is generous in light,
Bringing joy and repast to many visitors.
A sentinel lives there on the rock cliffs,
And guards the environment with his special flight.
Peregrine can see far and hovers in watchfulness,
He works for God as a message to us,
Of respect and love for all we hold dear,
Especially the physical places we call home every year.
For the mountain was cut in the earth for a reason,
And the river flows serenely beneath it.
I could be talking about a mountain in your local region,
So you will have to imagine a place in your mind’s eye,
Your mountain of beauty, in the living of your lives.
When we care about our living places,
God’s light expands everywhere.
And abundance grows for everyone, year after year.
©2010 Cindy Eksuzian, all rights reserved.
“Walking On HIS Footstool,”
A trail from individuation to divine respect.
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