I woke up to this morning from a dream about food quality, GMOs/non-gmos and places to shop that label food so I can make informed choices. I then went downstairs, and put a rack of ribs in my slow cooker. Now, I rarely cook pork. In fact I think this is only the third time I've ever made it. But yesterday I ran across a great deal on these ribs and they looked delicious. But this morning, with my dream hangover, I began to wonder about the quality of the pork. Thoughts wandered through my head of chickens being shipped to China for processing then back to the US for distribution, and a disturbing video of pork processing I saw last week. On my drive to work, I continued to think about these things. I pulled into the parking structure, and decided today I would park in a different location so that I could walk an extra flight of stairs. As I gathered my items for the day out of my car, I opened the door and next to me I saw a very happy pig with the words "GO HOGS" written on the window staring straight at me.
A message for me that the pork I was making would not only be perfectly delicious, but also came from a happy pig. Sometimes when we are struggling with an issue, the answer we need is right in front of us if we expand our perception. Yes, the world is a forest of symbols, just waiting for us to pay attention. I LOVE getting these kinds of messages, today was no exception. My thoughts settled down and I was able to go about the rest of the day while nothing but the ribs in my crock pot simmered. The ribs turned out to be especially yummy and I had a hog smile on my face when I finished!