This week's Sunday Scribblings prompt is Dream Journey
at this junction of my journey,
hundreds of thousands of bats
come rushing to help me ...
to know my way,
as they do,
through the darkness
of what appears
to be unkown.
The road leads
for short video of the bats flying out of the mouth of the cave.
Just after sunset, hundreds of thousands of bats fly out, going at such a speed that they almost appear to be static on the screen (see above video). I had filmed them in the forested semi darkness using the video function on my digital camera, so it's not too clear, but gives a good idea.
Moving about in a new environment may feel like a rebirth. Though this is an exciting concept, in reality it can be disorienting and frightening. Bat helps to move through the necessary shedding of the old and embracing of the new. One special guidance tool it symbolically offers is sonar navigation. Like Dolphin, Bat uses echolocation to guide it, and one of the most lovely sights on a summer night is a graceful bat ballet. So if we study and attune to Bat, we can learn to swoop with grace through transformation and rebirth, trusting that our own inner guidance system will help us find our way.
Labels: animals, nature, sunday scribblings, symbolism