Red Fox – Good Morning
After Yin-Yoga I hurried home to uncrate the pup and get Zip and I out for a walk while the rain was just misty. Half a block from our house the road makes a 75 degree bend and there are some special water diverter curbs and drains to carry runoff away from the houses. As we rounded the corner, I knew we were being watched; I turned and looked behind and as my eyes scanned back to forward I saw it – a small and stunning Red Fox.
Deeply red with dark brown legs and fluffy tail, the fox was smaller than Zip and stood quietly on top of the curb right at the drain. I proceeded across to the far sidewalk to divert the pup and the fox stayed quietly still in an elegant pose. I could not take my eyes off of this beautiful creature. We paused for a steady 3 minutes. I made a move to get my cell phone out of my pocket and that was too much for fox, who then turned and ran across the lawn and down into the woods by the lake.
After the walk, I raced to my Native American Medicine Cards book to read about fox medicine. Camouflage is its primary medicine.
Here are some excerpts from my book:
“Fox medicine involves adaptability, cunning, observation, integration, and swiftness of thought and action. These traits may also include quick decisiveness, and sure-footedness in the physical world.”
“Fox’s ability to be unseen allows it to be the protector of the family unit. Great Spirit in the Choctaw tongue honors Fox with the duty of keeping the family together and safe. This is accomplished through Fox’s ability to observe undetected, without making others self-conscious…and an excellent talisman for those traveling far afield.”
“…it is a sign that you are to become like the wind, which is unseen yet is able to weave into and through any location or situation. You would be wise to observe the acts of others rather than their words at this time.”
“While learning from Fox, you might also gain confidence in your ability to know instantly what will happen next….With Fox medicine you are being asked to see all types of uses for Oneness.”
“Become Fox and feel the joy of knowing the playground of your life. You may just find the chicken coop full of intriguing morsels of delight.”
So what do you think it means to see an elegant Red Fox? What do you think it is telling me? Do you think this was a lesson for nature? Or just an interesting sighting?
Looking forward to your thoughts on this one:
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