This morning as peace reigned and the children headed to school, I took some time to escape to the "Zen" Garden with Tai. I was talking with him about residual clearing of energy, new energy coming in, frequency changes in the earth grid and just general changes in particular.
He listened as I talked and then motioned me to sit by the pool of Koi, which we had just walked up to. I sat and an orange Koi poked its head out of the water to consider me for a moment before deciding I was not going to feed it and continued its leisurely swim of the pool.
For some reason all the thoughts I had been thinking just floated out of my head. I look at Tai and he smiles quietly. "Isn't the peace wonderful" he comments innocently and I glare at him. "I was going to ASK you something important, I think it was important but now I cannot remember". He smiles. "Tai, it's not funny! I was wanting your advice on how to get out of my own stuck energy in this ever-changing frequency! and now I can't think!". His smile widens and he leans towards me. "Is not the peace wonderful". I just stare at him... A bubble of laughter is starting in solar plexus and gaining momentum, I am torn between laughing and throttling him.
He leans back and asks me "Would you like to hear the story of the Jackal's Tail?"
Now I love stories, adore them and never do I ever say NO to the Guides. Simply because the wisdom in their stories is always so helpful.
The Jackal's Tail:
The Jackal thought he was a fairly smart chap, he was however, incredibly suspicious, so to counter this,he made sure always to know whom was around him, who was where and what was what. In this way he alleviated his own insecurities about himself and felt at times he could deal with his own suspicion.
One day the Jackal travelled far across the land he lived on, way out of the boundaries of his normal range in pursuit of a rabbit. All the time that he had been chasing the rabbit, he had not paid attention to the surroundings at all. The rabbit at the last moment before could be caught in the Jackal's teeth, evaded its pursuer and plunged down a rabbit hole. The Jackal was so annoyed, to have his dinner removed from beneath his very nose that he stamped around and around the hole in frustration. Not a sign of the rabbit was to be seen.
He slowly became aware of two things. Firstly that he did not know where he was, the pursuit had been such a chase he had put his total focus on the rabbit. Secondly, it was getting dark, dusk was descending on the landscape.
The Jackal perked up his ears and took a good look around him in the darkening light. Nothing seemed familiar. He decided that if his nose had led him this far, then his nose could lead him home. He started sniffing to retrace his steps and the darkness descended more. As the Jackal was moving forward following his scent, he paused for a moment and his insecurities flared. Did he see something behind him? He was sure that something moved in the darkness. He looked forwards and shook himself. "I won't get suspicious, I won't" he thought to himself.
But his insecurities grew and soon he was shifting glances and contorting himself in the ever-growing darkness to see what was behind him. Completely at a loss in his surroundings he became more and more suspicious and with his suspicion growing. He stopped turned and confronted his "follower". "Who ever is there.. I see you! come and show yourself". The darkness revealed no eyes, no reflection nothing, but as he turned back again he saw the flicker of movement behind him. His insecurities were fully amplified now and he constantly thought of all the things that could eat him, get him, crush him. He thought of all his "enemies" and how they probably had just waited for this moment, waited until he was unsuspecting and again his insecurities GREW.
He thought for a moment and made a decision, if he turned as sharply as he could, he would be able to throw off his "follower/attacker" by surprising them and therefore would be able to see his foe and confront them. He paused for a moment and turned sharply on himself. There! He could see the movement as his "follower" flipped around to the right of him, he turned sharply again in pursuit and again his foe seemed elusive. He stopped and thought, I will walk on for a bit and then I will try again from the left, I will get them this time. He walked on and then swung sharply to the left. Again the movement out of the corner of his eye as his foe again proved to be the faster. The Jackal swung around three times and the foe was still elusive.
His progress was slowed considerably through the night as he spun many times in vain trying to get at the animal he believed was following him. As the early hours of the morning passed he scented that he was getting closer to his territory and his relief was palatable. He swung again to search behind him again to see a shadow move away from his sight. He was beside himself in both suspicion and terror. Closing the distance to home was making him feel better but he was exhausted and paranoid, his insecurities and doubts ruling his mind. "Enough" thought the Jackal, I'm nearly home, I'm in my safety zone. I will get him this time and the Jackal turned sharply in a circle. In the creeping dawn he saw the tip of his foes tail and he relentlessly chased it around and around in a circle until he was both exhausted and the dawn light showed truly what he was doing.
The Jackal threw himself exhausted on the ground in disgust. "It's MY TAIL" he thought in disgust wearied to the bone. "How could I have let myself be so governed by my own insecurities to think that MY tail was another animal" and he slinked off to his burrow to soothe his mortification at himself.
Tai smiles at me gently. "Peaceful isn't it". I laugh, this time loudly and joyfully. I completely understand the moral! and I hope you do to. Many, many times we allow our own insecurities of self, to make us chase our own tails, question everything from others, question everything from ourselves.. When simply sitting in peace, allows all the answers to simply be. Thanks Tai both for the laugh and the wisdom!