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A Picture of Ike

So I am working with a Curriculum consultant to help with my planning the academic year with Ike and the girls. We haven't actually started yet, but she's got a weekly podcast I've been either getting up extremely early to listen to live, or am downloading to listen to later.

This week she gave all the Mom's an exercise to start the planning. To get out the drawing paper and draw your child as a plant. And later meditate on that plant and on how the Universe sees your child.

Now when she said picture your child as a plant (I haven't had a chance to do the drawing yet, but its firmly in my mind) a picture of a cactus immediately popped into my brain. Now I'm not picturing a Wile E. Coyote cactus...but something from the Mammillaria genus, I think. (I'm still looking for a good picture of what I'm thinking of...I really want to know what kind it is). Anyway, the cactus I'm thinking of does not have spikes sticking straight out, but they have soft, fine spines which blossom and curve outwards from a center point.

Meditating on it later, I was wondering why in the world do I picture Ike as a cactus?

The Universe spoke:

This kind of cactus is prickly, but soft. It has a vulnerable core which the spines protect. If you move slow and gently, you can touch it, and no one gets hurt. And like all cacti, with a lot of sun, some love, and a little bit of water, they will thrive.

Pretty clear message if you ask me!


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Jul. 13th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
A clear message indeed! You might also google 'animal totem porcupine.' From what you've written in your livejournal about Ike, it seems to fit.
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