Monday, August 3, 2015

Penguins: An Angel Message

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

I'd been reading about the Angel of Slowness in Anselm Gruen's book, Angels of Grace. He writes that the Angel of Slowness would like to introduce you to the art of being.  There are many things we can rediscover by slowing down, and not always rushing around to get things done.  Walk slowly, pay attention to every step, leave time for conversation, eat slowly, be deliberately aware of your actions.

Rapidly searching for a blog pic, I laughed when I saw this one. SLOW:  PENGUIN CROSSING
I slowed down to learn more about penguins.

Penguins can't fly, but because their wings are like fins that make them excellent swimmers, easily flipping from one realm to the other, land to sea.  These birds look elegantly dressed in formal attire ready to step out in style. Respectful, they walk in rows of single file, often bowing to each other.  

When the male falls in love with his prospective mate, he will give her a gift of a pebble. The couple works together in family matters. After the females lay their egg, they take off on an epic journey to the sea to find food. The fathers stay behind to keep the egg warm while the mother is away.  Two months later, the females return for a joyful reunion, just in time to witness the birth of their babies.

Slow down and enjoy your day with the Angels. There will be time to accomplish all we need if we practice conscious awareness.  

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen