Sabian Symbols: Pelicans moving their habitat
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Sagittarius 19 (18° - 19°)
SACRIFICE TO SECURE OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE
Selfishness is not a suitable survival strategy for the species
"Overcoming thoughtless self-gratification"
We are living in an age where the key aspect or lesson for us all is to come to terms with our power to spoil and destroy before we ruin our environment. That we live in Nature is the cornerstone of our existence, yet collectively we have allowed our need for comfort and security to degenerate into greed and excessive fear of strangers. In Nature some animals like pelicans sacrifice themselves for their offspring – investing heavily in the future at the cost of the present. We may well find the need to do this ourselves if we want our children and their children to have a life worth living.
PELICANS MENACED BY THE BEHAVIOUR AND REFUSE OF MEN SEEK SAFER AREAS FOR BRINGING UP THEIR YOUNG
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Pelicans menaced by the behaviour and refuse of men seek safer areas for bringing up their young
Life is a frontier, an exploration where refuge is momentary – a place to recuperate
The integrity of our being cannot be realised by accepting the unacceptable.
Whatever is missing from our lives here and now, will be found elsewhere at a later time. The range of life experiences has no limit, our potential resources are unending – and our skills and capacity are without measure. Any willingness to settle for less than enough is born of fear or lack of gumption.
Like these pelicans, we may have to move our habitat in order to reestablish ourselves whenever our circumstances no longer seem profitable.
Whether or not we realise it, we live on a frontier. A frontier is not an established border; it moves – as do the shifting sands of life’s variables in all their complexity. It stands as a moving line between where we are safe and where we are not safe. That is the condition of all life – and is basically an antisocial understanding.
We achieve our best outcomes only as we make the fullest use of our capacity for genius. This is a non-ordinary state of consciousness that is awakened in a person – any one of us – when certain conditions arise. These conditions are the need for genius – and are stimulated by situations beyond the safety line.
The refinement and evolutionary growth of our character and soul will never occur without living beyond the comfort zone and outside of the perimeter of social approval – on the frontier of our awareness.
Spirit has the capacity for indomitable originality; nothing is beyond our ability if we would only awaken our fullest potential. Yet to do this, we have to live life somewhat dangerously as an adventure where safety is a temporary place to rest and regroup.