Growing up a city girl I am still amazed and in awe at any animal sighting. We’ve lived in NE Indiana for almost five years now, and I still run to the window to watch the deer and turkeys cross through our pasture. And don’t even get me started about all the time spent watching the bunnies play in the dandelion patches. It’s a wonder I get anything done.
Well, I’ve been following Doug Addison, a prophetic evangelist, for over ten years. He has been speaking of the wind of change that is coming in April/May (2016) and blowing away things that have held us back from reaching our destiny and full potential. (http://dougaddison.com/2016/04/be-encouraged-a-new-wind-of-change-is-blowing/)
I have already been taking steps – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – to make changes, so the wind of change prophecy was a welcome one.
One of the steps I have been taking is using essential oils for emotional release. That journey could easily be a whole series of blogs or even a book. In a nutshell, buried emotions continue to affect our lives in ways that we often don’t even acknowledge. I’m getting rid of the baggage in my life once and for all!
The last session I had I was chatting with the woman who is helping me on this journey. Somehow animals came into the conversation. She mentioned how they can speak to us – delivering a message. I mentioned to her that I had had some recent and unexpected animal sightings. On the way to work one day, I saw something in the middle of the road. It was still snowy outside, and I thought it was a clump of snowy ice that had fallen off a vehicle and was waiting for the next car to smash it to smithereens! As I got two car lengths from it, I could see that it was a young fox. It was just sitting there looking at me. Finally, it got up and ran off the road and into the woods. Hmmmmm! I had also driven by a swamp near my home and spotted three pair of swans. Now, I often see geese in that swamp, but I had never seen a swan let alone six of them. The stark white of their feathers was quite the contrast against the dark waters and the decaying brush of the swamp. I had told several people about the swan sighting and even drove some of them past the swamp, but there were no swans there. Hmmmmm!
So, this morning I am making my bed and hear what I think is the wind. It is making an unusual sound and seemed to be out of place for the beauty of the morning. I went to the window to see what was going on with the weather. Suddenly, a large fox appeared running from the west to the east across my front yard as fast as he could as if his life depended on it. He was a bright orange with the whitest chest and with a white plume on his tail. He was gone before I could even think to grab my camera.
So, is there something to all these animal sightings? Is there a message in it for me?
I believe there is….
“Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” –Song of Solomon 2:15 (RSV)
I’ve let “little foxes” spoil my harvest. For too many years I have allowed little things to keep me from my destiny. I have self-sabotaged my progress. I have held on to hurts of the past and not walked in the freedom that was mine for the taking.
The wind of change is blowing, and the little foxes are moving out of my life once and for all!
What does the fox say? It just doesn’t matter any more!