A client of mine (I’ll call her Jane) shared this with me this week. I thought it was a cool true spirit animal story, and with her permission I’d like to share it with you, too:
Jane stepped into her local car dealership last Saturday with the intention of just test driving a specific vehicle.
“But you know how they are,” she wrote me. “They held me captive ‘till I bought a car.
“I was not happy. It wasn’t the right car. I was so mad at myself. I spent too much, I didn’t feel right about the deal, and I was also sad because I wasted my day off getting suckered into it.
“But as I’m tossing and turning in the night and trying to relax, guess who shows up? Skunk. He kind of scampers on to the frame of my mind’s eye out of the right hand corner. Immediately I grabbed my tablet and looked up the meaning of skunk.
“‘Back Off!’ is the message I got from it. ‘Stop trying so hard. Relax and let the situation resolve itself.’
“It also said, ‘you don’t have to ‘make a stink.’ You have the confidence to right a wrong with a calm heart.’
“Isn’t that great? It’s sure what I needed to hear. I relaxed and immediately felt myself slip back into alignment.”
Long story short, Jane returned to the dealership the next day and calmly canceled the deal. “Thanks, Skunk spirit!” she wrote. And, “Thanks for bringing the critters into my life. Their wisdom and companionship is really a help and a comfort.”
When spirit animals show up for you (and they will), pay attention—they really are here to help us out! 🙂