I was given somewhat of a test today. How true do I stay to my belief system, no matter how busy I get with mundane things? I had to take my car in for some maintenance today, and I also has some other errands to run, and get ready for a circle I belong to tonight, plus many other things. A busy day indeed! As I was leaving the car dealership, I found a small bird, dead, by the building. My first thought "Aww....poor thing''', my second thought, "Wonder what that means?", and my third thought was "I need to do something about with it, I can't just leave it there." But I had a lot to do. I didn't have time to bury a bird. And I walked away.
I got to my car and I stopped. I just could not leave it there, on the pavement beside this commercial building. It just was not the right thing for a Shamanic person to do. So I went back, scooped it up and brought it home with me. I gave it a little burial in my back yard and said a little prayer for it.
When all was said and done, I felt much better about it. I was happy I did not leave it there. And you know what? It did not take away too much time from my busy schedule to take care of it. I stayed true to my path and still managed to get all my mundane things done. I passed the test.