rabbit teachers. rabbits have been by my side for as long as i can remember.
easter rabbits, bugs bunny, thumper, my childhood rabbit frederica, aztec rabbit in the moon, i am a water rabbit in chinese astrology.
rabbit teaches me about vulnerability, softness, running, hiding, burrowing underground, being prey, fear, night, moonlight, the unconscious. she has also taught me fierceness, fertility, relationship, creativity, productivity, survival, strength. rabbit represents deep lesson for me. complicated and layered.
when i was at one of my most vulnerable times in life, rabbit became a great teacher of tenacity for me.
rabbit taught me to survive physically while being infused with spirituality. rabbit taught me when to go in and when to come out. rabbit taught me about how fear functioned in my life. rabbit taught me to go into the fear and not run away from it.
the identifying phrase for rabbit in chinese astrology is “i retreat.” it is the most fragile and delicate of the 12 astrological animals. but rabbit endures. by more fully accepting my vulnerabilities and my fear, i have learned to be very strong and resilient.
rabbits appear in my work as aspects of my self or my experience. sometimes rabbit is a costume, sometimes a hood, sometimes part of my gown. rabbit is not all of who i am.
and ultimately i cannot live if rabbit is too much of how i identify. but if i deny rabbit, i also can’t live. rabbit is an ancestor. rabbit is the moon. rabbit is my heart.
opening up to rabbit has helped me become true.
when rabbit shows up in my work, i pay attention. i do not call her. she comes to me when i need. rabbit’s like that.