Where did the squirrels go?
Wow. 22A. The “non-webinar” week that was actually a BIG webinar?. We were given Emerson’s essay titled Self-Reliance and an audio from Wattles. Instead, I went to Banff for the extended weekend with my SO for a well needed holiday. I did have a chance to start in on Emerson, but he is not an easy read. I am working my way through both of these, as I do want to finish the next few weeks strong.
But let me tell you a story that totally amazed me that our guide from the Johnston Canyon hike told us. It really had me thinking of the Universal Mind and so many concepts we have been studying during the last 5 and ½ months. The squirrels in Johnston canyon went away a couple of years ago. Just left. None are left and none returned yet. Naturalists have been studying why this happened. It seems, with the number of tourists arriving to explore this hugely popular canyon, predators of the squirrels have made themselves scarce, allowing the squirrel population to explode. Squirrels used to climb the spruce trees in the area to pick off the cones and have them drop to the ground.
Spruce trees produce cones for the seeds to reproduce. Squirrels also enjoy these seeds as a great source of protein. With the overpopulation of squirrels eating the cones’ seeds, the trees were unable to reproduce themselves. Now here it comes….the trees communicate amongst each other. Apparently there is some kind of protein on the roots that seemingly allows them to know to all stop producing these cones at the same time in order to save themselves from these squirrels! Without the abundance of food, the squirrels left.
The experts say the trees will produce cones again when it is “safe”. This will be the over-abundance of cones you sometimes see at the top of the trees. They will be covered! And eventually the squirrels will return too. But this was such an amazing example of nature finding a way and the Universal being present. The cause being too many people, and the effect being no squirrels. This circle totally fascinated me and I am so grateful that I have the Master Key Experience to thank for my childlike enthusiasm!