The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: Nibbles
A gray jay pauses on a shepherd's hook. His friends near by. They fly together. Tree to tree. From tree to tree they fly until they meet the bird feeder. Having a bite of food. Going tree to tree again, thru the forest, back to their nest.
I like remembering this metaphor when contemplating healing. Flying tree to tree. Our friends are near by. A gray jay will come to the bird feeder, and have a few bites of food, nibbles really. Then flit off with his friends, flying to the next tree, continuing. I have found that taking tiny nibbles at the areas of my life in need of healing; the size of nibble a bird beak will break off the suet block, are plenty big for one sitting. Nibbles of healing, bite-sized seeds of insight can shift the lens which I see life thru.
Big ol' Bursts of insight are wonderful. At times, my ego tells me that a big ol' burst of insight is what I need to move forward or have a break thru in perception. Although they are powerful fuel, a big ol' burst of insight can leave me tired and in need of rest. I like the way of the gray jay, flying tree to tree. Nibbles of healing. It's a consistent way of being, my friends beside me, as we soar thru the air, eyes open, the next tree is not far away.
Once upon a time, in a group healing circle, my friend, Robin Hallett mentioned the idea of taking "bite size chunks" out of our healing process. This kindness helped inspire this entry. Thank you, Robin.