By Martha Lucier (CCSS founder & collective circle member)
Here in the Northern Hemisphere we have been in winter’s grip. Spring has not yet taken hold, like we are in the space between the inhale and exhale, waiting for change.
In April 2012 as I was on my morning walk, I heard a large animal shuffling through crunchy forest leaves left over from the autumn. My curiosity was peaked as to what animal it could be. The only animal I could think of making this sound was a bear.
I could hear and feel the animal’s presence walking parallel to me,
about 50 meters into the forest. As I strained to see what it was,
the animal took notice of me, stood on it’s hind legs and slammed it’s paws down onto the earth, clearly signifying to me that I was in it’s territory. The animal was dark brown with white markings. It came up to my hip in height and it’s paws were large with very big claws. It was a wolverine: the most feared animal in the forest. I had never felt such an intense clear communication from an animal before. I responded by turning very slowly, walking back home, while peaking
ever so ofter around my shoulder to see if the wolverine was following me…
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