I was greeted this morning by a slug on my window. As it inched its way across the glass, I became fascinated by this rubbery creature. We were literally eyeball to eyeball. I could view its yellow underbelly and watch it extend every bit of itself in its effort to move forward. And that is the message it brought me. Slugs never turn back. They can’t. Designed as one big foot that makes a wave motion, the slug can only move forward. The front of the foot creates the electrically charged liquid (slime) on which the slug travels. This moist trail allows them to glide up and over anything, even jagged rocks.
Letting go - whether of the past, our stuff or our story - is a challenge we all face. Once again, nature provides help for our journey. Thank you, little slug, for reminding me to not look back. To slow down.
And to keep my eyes and energy
focused on moving forward.
Happy Spring Everyone!