The woods have been quiet this year, the good earth unsettled
as sensed through the undercurrents of what may come next.
Today was moving day for Chubby Cheeks. It was a day to leave behind all that had gone before. His home in this forest land would be left behind as the crystal snowflakes whitened the ground. The trees were now laid bare and his beloved friends were snuggled safely in their beds. He would wake some of them to come with him. That is if they were ready for new adventures and mystifying experiences.
Chubby Cheeks stood in his forest land
and looked up at the tree near his nesting site.
“Oh my goodness”, he said, “Only one leaf left!
What does this mean?”
It was on a fair summer day
When Chubby Cheeks spoke
With the Elves of Seven Oaks.
It was a time of unrest in the woods
When the little ones who
Lived in their hidden places,
Received a call from their Friend.
The heart of the awakened Soul quickens to become as light as a feather!
Chubby Cheeks is very upset with himself. The thoughts and feelings which are running through his little body are telling him a false story, one which has attached itself to his brain and won’t let go. It is very disturbing.
What Chubby Cheeks knows about love, he has learned from Mother Earth. Every day, morning, noon and night, day in and day out, without fail, She has shown him what love looks like, feels like and acts like.
Chubby Cheeks has a knowing that the way back Home is through simplicity. When he leaves the forest, he feels the suffocating enclosure of all the spidery webs wrapping around him. Now he truly understands why Jesus had to go away for many days and nights.
Chubby Cheeks has, at times, heard the songs of Magdalene and they stir his soul as nothing else has ever done. Often, he sits high on a woodland tree to hear the melodies which carry him into a field of light.
Chubby Cheeks comes often
To the edge of the woods
To watch the race of men go by.
Earth shadows fall upon us
In these uncertain times,
But when the sun shines
Upon the morning glories,
Hearts open to the Light…
“Three Kings came riding from far away,
Melchoir and Gasper and Baltasar,
Three Wise Men out of the East were they… – Longfellow
“It is a beautiful day in the woods. The golden leaves have fallen to the ground below and softly nested to cushion and warm the little ones who will gently sleep throughout the winter…”
“Cathy was a very strange child, her parents thought. Some of the things she said were very odd indeed. Everybody seemed to agree.
For instance, there was one day when she said to her father: “Dad, I remember when I was a rock.”
‘Yes dear, yes dear,’ said her father while he was unpacking the shopping in the kitchen, and thinking, ‘Here she goes again’… “
I see a purple bag hanging on
A winter branch.
How curious, I thought.
What is within?
And then I heard a voice saying:
Everything – of importance…
“Chubby Cheeks has had a lot on his mind lately and it
concerns his destiny and that of all living forms. He
refers to humans, animals, plants and minerals. He
ponders the soul and spirit of Earth and wonders how it
will be able to carry all that lives upon her body through
this dark period…”
“In late spring Chubby Cheeks gathers his garden tools and
heads outdoors to plant his seeds. He considers it a perfect
day for putting these unborn specks of potential into the
soft and fertile soil. The sun is shining and the breeze
feels warm upon his body. Yes, a perfect day for seeding
the good earth. Chubby Cheeks and his friend feel like
they are placing a song in the soil…”
“Rabbi Proschwitz (aka Chubby Cheeks) teaches that:
All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely
players; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being
His friend, Shakespeare, told him that. And it is something he believes
but does not quite understand…”