Greenshire's Mascot: Frog
First, there was grass and the noise of a tiller. Then, with the heave of a shovel and many working arms, there appeared a huge earthen hole, pond liner ... and Rocks. Boulders. Pebbles. Plants. ...and then came the rains, and...a frog?... And we all shouted, "That's good!"
It was Thursday when life came to the pond, and 'Thor' was christened with yelps and squeals, ahhh's and coos. Our pond was coming alive, and with the arrival of Thor came the Thorina's. First one, then two... and now a community of singers.
Thor Speaks Out for Greenshire
Take a break and allow yourself to relax.
Purify and refill the coffers of the soul.
Take time to give to yourself.
Replace the mud with clear energy.
Open to the sacredness of being.
Frog sings the songs that bring rain and make the road dirt more bearable. Frog is akin to water energy and new beginnings. Frog teaches us to honor our tears, for they cleanse the soul. Water cleanses the body, and water is the element we understand best in the womb. Frog, like ourselves, is a pollywog in the fetal waters, and only learns to hop after it experiences the world of fluidity and transition.
The transformation into adulthood prepares Frog for its power to call in the waters of the skies, and knowing the element of water, Frog can sing the song that calls the rain to Earth. Like Frog, we are asked to know when it is time to refresh, purify and refill the coffers of the soul.
Frog is reminding us to take a break and allow ourselves to relax. This could mean a warm bath, disconnecting the phone, yelling stop, or taking in deep cleansing breaths. The key thought is to find a way to rid ourselves of distractions and to replace the mud with clear energy, replenishing our parched spirit, body and mind.
Frog speaks of new life and harmony through its rain song, its 'ribet' being the heartbeat that comes into harmony with life and calls for the replenishment needed. The lesson from Frog is to find peace in the joy of taking time to give to ourselves that which refreshes, cleanses and opens us to the sacredness of being.
(Taken from the writings of Jamie Sams & David Carson)