12. Parvati, Earth Mother – June 25:
The card shows us how to ground ourselves and how to connect with the earth’s abundance.
Page of Stones, the Wren
So there is an old hollowed out Tree stump, overgrown with lush green moss. It seems to be the ideal nesting cavity, because 2 Birds seem to be competing for it:
A tiny Goldcrest,
the truly smallest Bird in all of Britain and a Wren, a Bird often assumed to be the smallest one. Wrens are a bit of an imposture. In the olden times the Goldcrest – due to its crest was called the King of all Birds – until a myth arose, giving this title to the cheating Wren. The tale goes somewhat like this: There was a contest amongst the Birds, which one could fly the highest up into the sky. Well, the Eagle could and soared above all other Birds – until a tiny Wren crawled out among his feathers and fluttered right above the Eagle’s head.
Rascal that! It stole 2 Birds their title of honour.
Today I am settled with this cheater.
So how can he connect me with my reverence for the beautiful and merciful sacred Earth Mother that shows mercy and patience and still continues to provide for all her living creatures including us greedy destructive self centred human beings?
Oh I am soooo aware of the continually escalating havoc humans wreck in our environment and the plight we unleash upon all other living Beings, that, in reality, are kin to us, but are loosing their habitat, the clean water, Earth’s lifeblood and that so slowly dying out.
Humans are cheaters, like the Wren. Pretending to do something, giving lip-service.
I could go on here, but this is just a Tarot reading…..
You all KNOW, what is at stake!
No the Wren is no the ideal Being, to connect me to the abundance of Mother Earth and a deeper understanding of environmental issues.
Or is it?
The Wren does, what Wrens do, following their own nature.
It is just a Bird, a cute one at that. I saw Cactus Wrens and Canyon Wrens in the wild this spring 🙂
The legend it is, that speaks of the cheater.
Humans? Are we cheaters? Are we not ultimately cheating ourselves?
Is THAT our true nature?
Pages are students.
When will humans be ready to learn AND follow their hard lessons?