The Uninvited Guest on our Porch

Before my knee surgery, Dave and I were taking an evening stroll in our neighborhood, and noticed a little gray mouse paying us no attention as it scurried purposefully down the sidewalk.

Then yesterday evening Dave and I were sitting on the porch watching the storm clouds gather, when I looked down and what should pop its furry little head over the edge of our porch but a little gray mouse!

The little guy hoisted himself over the edge of the porch after clambering up our honeysuckle bushes. He saw the porch was already occupied and by the time I pointed and said to Dave, “Mouse!” he had shimmied back down over the edge and disappeared.

So, it got me thinking of the symbolism of Mouse, and I found this :mouse

Mouse symbolism is that of scrutiny. Mouse represents seeing everything through a magnifying glass, up-close and personal. Mouse is a fearful creature because it is food for many other animals. However Mouse has great power that we can all learn from. Mouse has the ability to see the little details that others might miss; the ability to see a situation for what it really is. The insignificant details passed over by the rest of us could become very important to Mouse. This can be a good thing but it can also be the weakness of Mouse if taken too far. Scrutinizing every last detail can sometimes be unnecessary and harmful. If the symbol of Mouse is being presented to you then this could mean that there is something or some situation in your life that you need to look at closer. The opposite could also be true. Maybe the message is telling you that you’re scrutinizing the details of your life too much, out of balance with trust? Mouse could also be warning you of danger and asking you to pay more attention to what you are doing. Is there some details you are missing right now? Maybe you have a business deal shaping up and Mouse is asking you to read the fine print? Mouse is asking you to honor your perceptions, pay attention to the details in a balanced way; stay focused and on track with your goals; be on the lookout for hidden details that might be harmful or beneficial. Examine everything carefully. Take care and look closely. This is the message of Mouse!

So what details am I missing? Am I scrutinizing something too much? I know for the past month I have been worrying about the future. THAT has got to  stop.

I know I need to  stay in the moment. FOCUS! My mind is finally clearing and my attention span is lengthening as I recover from the surgery, and hopefully soon I’ll get back onto the writing path!

So I have to meditate and consider Mouse’s message. Be careful, look closely. Pay attention to detail.

I can do that 🙂



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