Diary of a wounded squirrel

In The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle Hugh Lofting tells how 9-year-old Tommy Stubbins met Doctor Dolittle. It all started when Tommy came across a hawk on a rock with a squirrel in his claws. The hawk is so startled that he drops the squirrel and flies off. When Tommy picks the squirrel up, he sees that the squirrel’s legs are badly hurt. He carries the squirrel home to Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to find someone who can help. His friends advise him to go see the famous animal doctor, John Dolittle, who has the extraordinary gift of being able to speak to animals. Doctor Dolittle is away on a voyage, however, so Tommy has to wait for the doctor’s return. When he finally meets Doctor Dolittle, they visit Tommy’s home to take a look at the squirrel. After having talked to the squirrel, Doctor Dolittle ties the broken leg up with matchsticks and prescribes two weeks of bed rest under dry leaves, which is difficult for squirrels as they are very active and cheerful creatures. I am the squirrel and this is my diary.

When bad things happen

The day the hawk had me in his claws, I was badly hurt…

The recipe for authenticity

Being attacked by the hawk was the trigger that made me realise that I hadn’t been living authentically…

To quit or not to quit

Despite the fact that I didn’t have to quit my job to realise my dreams, I did quit…

The day after

The day I made the decision to quit my job I felt really strong, liberated, and most of all happy…

The path of the warrior

To learn how to deal with the panic, I started reading The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Simple living

When I calmed down, I started thinking about the life I would be living…

Sacred space

Seeing all the magic in the world around me made me understand the value of creating a sacred space at the oak tree…

Magic dreamcatcher

Even though I was safe in the sacred space of my oak tree, I was still having nightmares…

Squirrel of integrity

A question that immediately arose at the oak tree was ‘What will you do, and how will you go about doing it?’…

The secret to success

I am still on a quest to find out who I am and how I want to live…

The acorn theory

One year has passed and I find myself at another crossroads…

Healing pain

Five years have passed since I was attacked by a hawk…

Begin again

Seven years…