Deer (General) (Listen while you read)
I’m free; free as the wind. I see with eyes of love for I’m free; free as the wind.
I am love, and I see through the eyes of love. So gentle and sweet is love. So gentle and sweet are we.
If it is freedom that you want, you will need to attain it inwardly first.
Once you have done this, there will not be a need to ‘fly away’; for you will be safe within.
(And this is the magic of love; it gives one a freedom within. Do you want freedom within? Do you want to feel the warmth of your love upon your breast? Yes? We hope that this is what you want. Then my friend, there will not be the need to ‘fly away’. And what is meant by ‘fly away? What is meant, my friend, is that you will feel safe and secure within your self. There is no need to look for love ‘without’ when you have love ‘within’. That’s right. Love, engendered within, allows you to be present. That’s right. Love within allows you to be here; here where you are. That’s right.We want you to have this love within, my dear friend, indeed we do. For, when you have this love ‘within’ you will not need to go ‘without’. No, dear one, you will not need to look for love when you have love within.
And this is the freedom of which we speak; a freedom that keeps you here; where you are.
Love means freedom within.)
Echidna – Spiny Anteater (Listen while you read)
(Indeed; what’s wrong with people these days. They stand in your way when you’re walking the street. They hold you up at traffic lights when the light has turned green. They send shivers down your back when they speak to their children. The list could go on and on and on and on. What’s wrong with people???????
Ahhhhhhh; that feels better.
And this is what we would say to the Echidna personality. Yes, this is what we would suggest to the Echidna personality.
Let it out, Echidna personality. Let it out. Let out all of those little pent up feelings that you experience throughout your day. That’s right. Let out all of those mindless things you see being done about you. It will not do you any good to store them inside. No, dear one, this will most certainly not do. Let them out where they can do no harm. That’s right. Let them out to explore the world under their own pressure; and not yours.
We jest, dear one. They will not do any harm to another, provided that you allow them escape into the ethers. That is right, dear heart. Yell, scream or wriggle them out, if needs be.)
Ferret (Listen while you read)
Up we go to the heights.
Up we go higher.
You thought that life was good.
It can be better !
(Yeah! You thought that if it didn’t get any better that would be okay. Yeah! Well, my friend let me assure you that life can be sooooo good; it would cause you to re-think that attitude. I’m telling you bro’; life is something that can be even greater; in fact ‘reaching dizzying heights’. You don’t believe me? Honest. You don’t believe me? Okay, I’ve got some questions for you. Do you believe that you are living life to the full? Yeah! Do you believe that it’s as good as it gets? Yeah! Well I’ll tell you something. Life ‘can’ get better and better and better and better. Yeah. I didn’t think so, either. Some time back I didn’t think so either. But now, bro’, I ‘know’ it can continue to get better and better and better and better. Yeah. I hope that you too will come to know this truth. You have all you need, within you, to achieve this incredible state of aliveness; assurity; inclusion; mental agility; fun; toughness; sweetness; compassion; humility; the list goes on and on. Not that you don’t already possess much of the above. Yeah bro’, you have some, that’s for sure. But, there’s so much more. What is that you say? How do you get it? Well bro’ that’s the 64 million dollar question. It’s ‘inside’ you. That’s right. It’s there inside you waiting to be found. Sure it takes effort. Sure it takes work. Sure, nothing’s for free. Well, nothing worthwhile, that is. Take a look, go on. Take a look, inside. What do you see? Do you see you or do you see me? Yeah sure; riddles are for the birds. But not this riddle; this one’s for you. I’ll give you a hint bro’. When you can truly see you; then you’ll have it.
Yes, it’s true. Life can be better and better and better for those of us who love the little creature Ferret. Give it a go. Allow the energies of the Ferret to have their way. Excitement and adventure await you. These are some of the energies held for those of us who are attracted to him. Enjoy!)
Fox (Listen while you read)
So much to do; so much to see. Don’t stand still.
I see all that’s about me for a metre or two. Then up I look to see what’s new.
Down again to the left; to the right. Over the fence and turn to the right.
Did I hear something? Only just you! Somewhere up there is where I want to be; somewhere, somewhere, even there.
No there, there, there or there. Is this where I’m meant to be?
Nervous energy is abounding at this point in time. Garner it in else it seize you with its electricity of misfortune. You would do well to sit awhile. Stop thinking, thinking, thinking, and allow the lighter energies to have their way with you. That’s right; allow the calmer energies to have their way. When you do this, you will begin to think more clearly, and with a brighter note!
(This is how we see you at this moment in time; a little scattered dear friend. Yes? Yes, this is how we see you and how others see you. Were it not for a moment’s reflection you might, shall we say, take off like the wind; and we do not want to see this happen to you.
No, we would prefer to see you calm and serene, indeed.
By allowing the calmer energies to have their way you will return to a brighter note! And, what is meant by a ‘brighter note’? What is meant, dear friend, is that you shall return to a state of calm yet with a ‘lighter note’; a lighter note that will allow you to see the situation before you more clearly.
From this ‘lighter note’ you will begin to see what it is that you need to do to move, ever so slowly, forward to your goal. That’s right. With a calmer, lighter note you will move forward more freely, with a greater intent, toward that which lies ahead.
All of our wishes go with you, dear friend.)
Giraffe (Listen while you read)
Woops ! Got over that one.
Woops ! Got over that one too.
Woops, here comes another one. Guess I’ll get over that one too…
Life has a way of handing us situations and conditions that we feel we cannot cope with; this is compulsory! No-one has an ‘easy’ life…. No, no-one gets it easy….
It is not ‘what comes around’ that bears us down; but ‘how we deal with it’. There is a wrong way, and a right way.
Know that you will find the right way to deal with this situation, and that you too will be able to say……
“Phew; I got over that one too”!
(No, life is not for the feint-hearted, that’s for sure. We all have our troubles and yet; it is ‘those’ moments in life that we can use to fortify ourselves. Indeed; with each fortification comes greater strength to cope with future moments that require strength to get through.
Yes my friends; will you not join with us in garnering strength to assail those moments in life that require it? Won’t you allow life to teach you to be strong? If you answered yes, you will prevail for; strength upon strength is what you will have.
At the end of the road lives a life well spent; a life fortified with inner strength.)
Goat (General) (Listen while you read)
Haven’t got time, not now, not ever. There’s all this stuff here waiting and waiting to get done.
Who’s going to do it? NOT ME. NO. NOT ME. YOU CAN DO IT. YES YOU. NOT ME.
NO….. YOU…..YOU CAN DO IT. YES… You can do it !!!
(Well, well, well, the goat personality certainly has a problem with ‘impatience’. Oh boy; I can relate. When I was younger I had the patience of a grasshopper jumping. I’ll hurry on to say that today I have the patience of Job (bible reference). Yes, I overcame that rascally varmint and today am free. Yes my friends, the goat personality would do well to realise that ‘impatience’ is the cause of many disturbances within. The key to unlocking this door is to become aware of the preponderance toward feeling ‘put upon’. Indeed, when we are asked to do something it may not be the fact that we have been asked, that causes us distress; no, it may be something as simple and evasive to our senses as ‘impatience’.
When we recognise that this rascally varmint is the cause we can determine a course of action to manoeuvre around it. Yes, that sounds like a good plan. When we can recognise our anger as coming from our distress and impatience, then we can improve upon our current state and begin the forward movement to freedom.
Yes, sounds like a plan……)
Gorilla (Lowland) (Listen while you read)
Well, here we are just one big happy family. Well, here we are just one big happy family.
Well, here we are just one big happy family. Well, here we are just one big happy family.
Did I say ‘happy’? Hmmmmmm……
Well, here we are just one big family, with ups and downs; just like all the rest.
(Did you think that we were going to say something else? Did you think that we were going to be different? Or did you presuppose that we were just like you? Yeah; we are just like you. We have our ups and our downs just like everybody. We aren’t special in that respect. No, we get to experience all of the challenges that you face. We have to face lack of love; yes, we suffer from ‘lack of love’ sometimes too. We suffer illness. Oh yes, we have our tummy aches and our body pains; no, we don’t miss out there either. And then there’s those types; you know the types, the ones that cause trouble. Yeah, we have them too. Then there’s food to find and water for drinking; well, not much water for drinking but sometimes we have to find water. Yeah; life isn’t all a ‘piece of cake’ for us; just as it’s not a ‘piece of cake’ for you too, at times.
But then, we do have our pleasant times too. Yeah; when everyone’s happy and content and we’re just relaxing; yeah, those times are great. You have those moments too, don’t you? Yeah; life’s got its ups and its downs but, we do okay you know! Yeah; we do okay.)
Gorilla (Mountain) (Listen while you read)
I’m too heavy for my own good. Yes I know. I’ll do something about it one day. But not now.
(Many of us do this; do we not? We ‘put off’ things that we know we ought to do today.
Procrastination is a term that can apply to many of us. If we allow this situation to become an everyday event in our lives, eventually we will no longer be living the life that we may have intended for ourselves to live. No my friends; we may find ourselves doing less and less as the years go by; instead of doing more and more.
Does this surprise? Does this surprise that we ought to be doing more and more, and not less and less? Yes? We believe that most, reading this article of life, will feel a surprise reaction welling up from within.
Oh yes, my friends. Life’s intention is to show you more, not less. If this were to be the case we would ‘lose interest’; would we not? Indeed, this is what would happen were we to allow ourselves to do ‘less and less’.
A choice, as always. Life’s adventures are always a matter of choice.
What is ‘your’ choice? To do less or more?)
Grizzly Bear (Listen while you read)
Take life less seriously. Lighten up; lighten your load.
(Yes, sometimes we can do this to ourselves – burden ourselves with worry.
The Grisly Bear personality has a tendency to allow worry to consume him. He/she lives in a world full of promise, and yet he/she will see the ‘down’ to everything. We all are aware of personalities such as this. They can be in the most wonderful atmosphere (well, at least to others) and yet they will find a fault to talk about. Yes they do. They will go on and on about the little things, mostly; and we all know that it can be ‘the little things’ that can ‘get us down’. Oh yes, my friends; the little things in life can sometimes bring us down with a thump. And this is the case for the Grisly Bear personality. He/she can be found feeling anxious over a spilt cup of milk whilst Mount Vesuvius is exploding.
Which event means more to the Grisly Bear personality?
You guessed it! The spilt milk will have a much more devastating effect upon this personality. His/her whole world can be ‘falling around them’, and yet it will be the spilt milk that will weigh heavily upon their shoulders.
What can be done for this personality type, you ask?
Nothing. No, nothing. It is best to allow this personality type to be as they are. We mustn’t try to change them. No, dear ones, this will only lead to resentment, and a ‘closing off’ of communication. This it will; have no doubt. No, the best way to tackle such a personality is not to judge. That’s right. Not to judge is the best method to alleviate this personality’s woes.)
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