Remember that saying? about the donkey following the carrot before its nose that it could never reach because the reality is that the hopelessly desired carrot was hanging from a stick on its back to keep him going with the illusion that someday in the distant uncertain future his watered mouth will get a hold of the carrot?
I don’t know about you, but a part of me always had that sensation of going after a carrot before my nose that I could never reach…I love the symbolism of the donkey it’s definitely worth revisiting and revalue as the sacred animal that it is.
Ina Woolcott with http://www.shamanicjourney.com/article/6136/donkey-power-animal-symbol-of-intelligence-dedication says “Donkey is symbolic of versatility, intelligence, eager worker, determination, stubbornness, spiritual dedication, undying faith in the creative force, willingness to take onboard the responsibilities and burdens of others (beast of burden).
Donkey’s have long been misrepresented and misunderstood by the ignorant masses. First domesticated roughly 4,500 years ago, they were regarded to be a status symbol for their owners. Versatile, eager workers with a kind nature and gentle intelligence donkeys can live for 40 years plus.
It can cross the desert without a problem. I also feel that this metaphor is so relevant with the recent events of the 99% Americans occupying Wall Street.
Then there is the symbol of the donkey when Jesus entered in Jerusalem. Rev Rebecca evokes it like this: ”
The irony may have been lost on the people at the time, the way it is lost on most of us today, but Jesus’ “triumphal entry” was not that of a General or a warrior. No, such men ride stallions. Jesus rode in on a donkey. This symbolized that Jesus came on a mission of peace. The donkey revealed Jesus to be a humble peasant on a peace mission, not a military warrior.
This donkey, this symbol of peace is important on several levels. The donkey is the animal that is often used to mock and ridicule others. The word “ass” is not a flattering one, we use it to ridicule people. As GK Chesterton wrote of the donkey, he is the “devil’s walking parody of four footed things.”
It is time for the loyal and noble donkey to awake and acknowledge that the carrot was never within its reach…it
was actually hanging from a stick inserted on its back without notice. It probably happened one Monday morning he was distracted. There, the juicy carrot had been all along. Hanging before its nose…on a stick…from his back.
…To follow without question. Like a Madison Ave ad on TV. Creating the illusion with juicy orange neon lights.
It is time for the noble and loyal donkey to start seeing the carrot in its heart and give up the fallacy…the fallacy that the very valued carrot bringing the vitamin E with the help of the energy of the sun for its survival could be created abundantly by him from the feelings in its heart all along…
It is time for rejoicing.
The loyal and noble donkey who could cross deserts mountains and valleys with the chant of persistence and humility is starting a new journey.
The journey of abundance.
It is time for the noble and loyal donkey to discombobulate the stick on its back, ask for help to other donkeys and find the belief in its heart that they together are capable of manifesting their own real juicy carrots to enable them to find the carrots they actually need to finally have the well deserved carrot feast he could only dream before, and start the very existence of abundance.
Because what the powers that were never calculated is that by pushing the donkey around and around to keep it going forgot to take care of the string which wore old and tore apart . I am grateful for the idea of the carrot nevertheless…it kept the vision going and that is what the loyal donkey needed. To imagine.
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