This winter I have seen them more often than in years before. You would think with the mild weather we've been having so far this season they would still be out frolicking in the fields and barn outside my home, but no. I have seen them, or evidence of them, in almost every room in my house. That is what is so unusual to me.
Then it dawned on me. I am a believer in animal spirits and their symbolism. Call me a kook if you must, but there always seems to be a connection or a creative influence inside of me when I notice energy sources that seemingly cross my path on purpose. Maybe it's just my creative subconscious that makes these connections but it never fails to either start or end in a new piece of art work.
As I said before, in the past the mice just seemed to visit my kitchen where there is an abundance of food for them to find. Yet this year, along with the kitchen, I have either seen them or evidence of them in my sewing room, my studio and my bedroom. Neither of which has any food or remnants of food in them. So this afternoon, when I was contemplating what could be done about their invasion into my space, I had an epiphany...maybe I should look up their believed attributes as an animal spirit and this is what I found:
Mouse: Attention to details and examining closely, fastidious, may be getting too locked into details or may need to see them more closely now, need to focus on where your attention is. Are you too quiet or too loud? Mouse can teach lessons of stealth and invisibility for sometimes great strength lies within quietness. Time to be aware of new discoveries and possibilities. Listen to your introspection and intuition.
Regardless of whether I am just a nut case or if there is a message to which I should be attuned, I find their symbolism fitting to my thought process at the moment. I am at a crossroads of where to focus my attention and how to best suit my creative tendencies. I fully believe I am on the right track but there are some details I know I need to adjust. Just how I will do that is to be seen...
...if I'm quiet, I just might hear the little mouse roar.