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Updated: Dec 25, 2022

From the basement I hear a loud groan and then, "honey?!" Up the stairs he comes, with a look of defeat on his face. "What's the matter?" I ask. My husband, the liberator of many a frog, has just found a baby rabbit in our basement's window well. "Why do they keep doing this?" he asks, shaking his head. "Don't they look where they're hopping??"

Together, we go outside to set our new visitor free. As my husband climbs into the well, the little guy keeps trying to hop his way up in a fleeting effort to scale the wall. Sadly, he cannot make it and sits hovering in fear. He depends on the kind heart of my husband to rescue him from the prison he has unknowingly hopped into.

After watching this little bunny's traumatic event play out, I wondered how many times we as humans do the exact same thing to ourselves? As children, we grow up being told what to do and why, where to go and how, what to believe and what to shy away from. The woulds and shoulds are not just from our parents, but from everyone we connect to, including the energetic bonds we are born from. Most of the woulds and shoulds come from fear and are there to prevent us from hopping into a hole without looking, but inevitably they build the foundation for the walls we continue to build as adults. The woulds and shoulds eventually become our prison.

Throughout my life, I have been blessed with several healing paths and wise teachers. I have found that if we listen hard enough we can hear Spirit ask us if we want to be left within our walls or if we would like assistance getting out.

Our answer will always be honored.

Our little bunny friend chose to get out. As we watched him run until he found refuge at the base of a tree, I looked at my husband, grateful for his compassionate heart and wondered if Spirit sees us as we saw the little bunny, in-prisoned, scared, and needing to be set free?

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