As a child, mom had a large pet pig, she named Susanna. As you can see, that sweet old pig wouldn't let anything interfere with grunting down for chow, not even Kitty the cat who wanted a piggyback ride on the farm.
This month at the Orchid Farm, I was approaching another unlikely pair to break up a food scuffle. They were going nose-to-nose over a clump of green grass growing by the fence. I called out, Now you two be nice and share. There is enough for all. Both animals stopped and gave me a look that seemed to say, Who made you the boss?
Later while working on the angel blog, I looked at their photo and the contrast in their lifestyles, an old adage came to me: The grass is always greener on the other side.
It means that the things other people have or their situations always look better than your own, even when they are not really so.
For fun, I looked up the spiritual symbolism for pig. Having a fattened pig is a bringer of good luck and symbolizes prosperity, wealth, and abundance. Another message the pig brings, if it shows up in your life, is to take time to examine your masculine and feminine energies, and become aware of your piggish nature. A normal trait for humans, but the inner work is to curb our whole hog voracious appetites and become more balanced in our willingness to give and take.
Donkey fulfills the role of beast of burden by taking the responsibility and burden of others. A donkey is also symbolic of determination, dedication to work, versatility, and will power. When a donkey appears on your path, it may be a sign to ignore the uproar around you and instead focus on what goes on deep within. This allows you to ground yourself, and assess the plans and decisions you need to take in life. Follow your instincts.
The angels remind us that no matter where we find ourselves, it is a perfect place to learn our soul lessons. The problem is never the problem, it is the attitude or reaction toward the problem that is the problem. And expect good and happy things to come to you today.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,