The awesome thing about squirrels is that they are not troubled by thoughts of the past or future. They live in the now, because for them, there is nothing else.
That makes them the best gurus. Native Americans have long observed and admired the balanced lives of the animals.
For them, the animals were their teachers and they taught them about "Great Mystery". Today in our fast-paced world, the language might be different, but the teachings remain the same. Another word for "Great Mystery" is "Tao" or "The Way" or simply "What Is". Many awakened humans are here on the planet today and what they are saying is no different than what the Indigenous peoples have been practicing for decades!
To slow down and connect to Nature is even more important now because there are so many things in our lives that distract us from this calming practice! To visit the parks, the woods, hug a tree, feed the birds and the squirrels, or to simply "sit" outside under the Sun and Moon are all great ways to bring ourselves back into balance... and give us serenity!
I have been caring for injured and orphaned squirrels for about 10 years now, and I am constantly in awe of their innate intelligence. That is why I have decided to share some of the beautiful teachings that my beloved squirrel, Mr.Nut, aka NuttyJi, has shared with me. Mr.Nut has encouraged me to get him out there on the internet so he can help with our Awakening process!
So, below, is the first of many satsangs to come: