frog, lily pad, water jewel

Frog Encounter, from Fear to Wholeness


“God calls all of you to take the path of the inner truth- and that means taking responsibility for everything that’s in you: for what pleases you and for what you’re ashamed of, for the rich person inside you and for the poor one.  Francis of Assisi called this, “loving the leper within us.”  If you learn to love the poor one within you, you’ll discover that you have room to have compassion “outside” too, that there’s room in you for others, for those who are different from you, for the least among your brothers and sisters.” – Richard Rohr, “Simplicity”


looking at this frog
reminded me of Moses,
the Bible story where serpents were biting people left and right
“What should we do, O God?”, Moses, the leader of the people asked.
“Here’s a cure”, God said.
“Make a serpent sculpture.
Put it on top of your staff.
Invite the people to look at the serpent.”
So the light of awareness-looking decreased serpent bites.

So serpent = frog here at this pond
the unclaimed parts of one’s self
stuff we would rather sweep under the rug
observing the frogs of one’s life
leaves jewels of wholeness and healing
frogs might be hard to find sometimes
might not even know they are there