Little Green Grasshopper

Green Grasshopper

Copyright © 2009 Graham

A brilliant green grasshopper surprised me with a loud thud against the kitchen window late this evening.

Who am I kidding? That tiny green bug scared the shit out of me when it flung it’s body against the window as if it wanted to break through the glass. And the part that I’m sure it was counting on that would have me more afraid of the creature that had just hit the glass window?! Its shadow. A shadow so big coming through behind blinds that were supposed to cover its existence, made me wonder if perhaps I may have discovered a new giant creature from the dark.

But, it was not. Instead of a new giant creature from the dark, there on my glass window peering inside and into my eyes, was a little green grasshopper.

What is it little green grasshopper? Why do you stare so deeply into my eyes as if you’re trying to reach my soul? What is it little green grasshopper you are trying to tell me?

They say the grasshopper is both a grounded and free spirit. His strong hind legs remind us to stay grounded close to earth and to have faith and confidence. His bright green color reminds us of new beginnings such as the bright green leaves and grass you see in Spring. He doesn’t jump backwards, to what was. He jumps forward without fear like a free spirit in the wind. He encourages us to dream and to take action on those dreams. He symbolizes significant leaps into new experiences.  

What could tonight’s message from the little green grasshopper be?

Will I soon approach obstacles that will require me to quickly leap from and to keep moving forward?

Or is the little green grasshopper telling me that it’s time for change?

Is it time for me to take a leap of faith and to jump forward into an experience that I may have been avoiding because of fearing the unknown outcome? Could I be avoiding a particular experience in life because I acknowledge the possibility that this leap of faith just might alter my life forever in a big way? Perhaps. Perhaps it’s time.

Young Caine: You cannot see.
Master Po: You think I cannot see?
Young Caine: Of all things, to live in darkness must be worst.
Master Po: Fear is the only darkness.
— from the 1972 TV series, Kung Fu —

Time to leap from this darkness of fear. Time to listen to my inner voice. Time to feel confident and trusting, acknowledging that it knows what I need in life to be happy, successful, and at peace. 

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Rainbow

Somewhere over the Rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true. – from Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The rainbow reminds us of her that all troubles will soon pass to new beginnings if we hold strong to hope and faith‬. We’re gently reminded to stay on our individual paths and to not rush or be distracted from what we seek. The treasures we seek along our journey are at the end of the rainbow and may come in unexpected forms of blessings. Let go of expectations and accept all treasures that are soon to come.

Are you strong enough in faith to let go of all expectations and to accept any and all you’re given without doubt? Are you holding true to your path and yourself? Are you holding true to promises you have made? Or is it time to slow down so you can enjoy those treasures?