Buzzing to be Heard

Quinn Blackburn

Bethel Park, United States

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Voices dry as desert tears,
yet moist as rankest fen,
these Singers teach us
the patience of Zen…

“Waste not, want not!
Your trash is my treasure.
Humming, hard at work, or
strolling at my leisure…

I am winged Death!
Messenger and Janitor
of Decay
Infection
Disease…
Yet, I signal blessed Release
Rapid Transformation
Prosperity in the face of Adversity
Patience
Persistence,
and inner peace.

You chase me from your banquet,
Yet I will feast and linger
upon the Beauty of your face
long after you cease."

Who Sings Now?

Can you see the tiny Singer of wisdom that inspired this poem hiding in this picture? The Singer featured here is not a well liked critter, usually a pretty good indication that the Teacher in question is an excellent Shadow totem or guide… the best explanation of a Shadow Guide I have ever found is right here… http://wolfs_moon.tripod.com/shadowtotem.html a site I highly recommend for those interested in beginning to learn about the Totems of the Native Traditions…

“The Shadow Totem is that Animal Spirit that embodies our alternate Self, or our Personality Center. When the Shadow is not integrated, it is the repository of our fears, frustrations, temptations, impulsive/compulsive reactions and our anger and unresolved pain. Perhaps because our modern society has denied the existence of the Shadow Self, or conversely has exerted an over abundance of effort in nurturing it, we have also learned to fear this extension of our inner Self.”

While this little Teacher has not been a Shadow guide for me personally, I can easily see that he is for many people around the World. Anyone interested can find more on this Singer here…

Buzzing to be Heard

wishing you laughter

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