Have you ever killed an ant?
I have…. Our lawns here tend to have jack jumper nests and they have a nasty bite.
So every Christmas I put ant poison down their nests because otherwise our little grandkids can’t play around outside without getting stung all over.
But after doing some research this week I feel really conflicted.
I don’t want to kill any more ants but I want a safe haven for my 15 grandkids as well.
Did you know that we have so much in common with ants?
Our biomass is actually equivalent to ants.
The total biomass of the 8 billion humans on this planet is guestimated at 0.1%, which is exactly the same biomass as the ants take up.
Just think of that. What makes me think that humans are more important than ants?
Or that the planet belongs to us mere mortals?
Ants need to eat every day, they need to sleep every night, they have children, they probably worry about the future, they probably want the same things as we do: a peaceful existence where everybody gets a chance to thrive.
Did you know that an ant brain has about 250,000 brain cells whereas we have about 10,000 million brain cells.
So a colony of 40,000 ants has collectively the same size brain as a human.
Hmmm, I wonder what they are thinking then.
The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days so they probably really want to make the most of their days!
Not only are ants way smarter than us….
For instance, they always know when it is going to rain because you see them out busy shopping a day or two prior to a storm.
They are also super strong.
An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight.
That would be like your 8 year old carrying your car into your house.
Just imagine all the little kids carrying cars and trucks home for their parents.
That’s crazy huh!
Why can’t we do that?
Well, actually, you can!
You have probably heard stories of mums or dads lifting a car off their child trapped underneath it!
That means this superhuman power resides inside us too.
This got me thinking, how can we access this power?
And have there been times that I was able to tap into it? When did I do a superhuman feat?
I have seen Grada do a superhuman feat it at least 6 times when she gave birth to our kids…
I used to be a midwife and I have immense respect for women, how they grow and whip out a baby and then have infinite patience for their offspring even if it takes all their resources..
Each ant colony has at least one or more queens.
The job of the queen is to lay eggs that the worker ants look after.
Worker ants are sterile, they look for food, look after the young, and defend the nest from unwanted visitors.
Ants are clean and tidy insects.
Some worker ants are given the job of taking the rubbish from the nest and putting it outside in a special rubbish dump!
I guess that makes me a worker ant!
But let me get back on track here….
I remember the times that I had the energy to move mountains, I was always fuelled by a dream or a vision.
I remember climbing to the top of Federation Peak when I was 17!
The whole experience was exhilarating and I still remember it vividly, in full colour and detail!
Have you noticed how easy it was to dream when we were kids?
The career we were going to have, the house we would love to live in, the places we were going to see…. It was all super amazing.
But as we got older, ‘reality sunk in’ and our dreams began to fade.
Maybe we were told we didn’t deserve it or we got laughed at when we shared our visions… perhaps we were called delusional.
The one thing Grada and I have always been very good at is being delusional and it paid off…
First of all, we dreamt of homesteading when we were 20.
With nothing to our name, we found a farm in the back of beyond in the North East of Tasmania, where we raised our 6 kids.
Then we found the home we live in now, in Forth.
We already had a huge mortgage when we discovered this place, but we decided, what the heck… we’re going to ask the bank for a second mortgage.. why not!
We laughed all the way to the bank and we were laughing even harder when we left because miraculously the bank manager shared our vision and gave us another complete mortgage.
When Grada got hit by a truck and left for dead, it was her power of imagination that got her out of ICU… she should have died, but here she is, more full of life than ever because she had a burning desire/vision to get back to normal as soon as possible.
Her dream made it happen.
When was the last time you had a dream?
Or that you were called completely delusional?
The good news is that everyone can dream!
Even ants do it. I am sure every ant colony starts with a vision!
You can learn to dream again, and not only dream but actually make that dream come true as the life you live!
If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and not in love with your life, it is not your fault.
Most of us were never taught how to turn our dreams into reality up until now…
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Remember the quality of your life depends on your ability to dream big and to hang onto your vision no matter what!
Lots of love, Peter