Good Afternoon Friends!
I hope you all are having a restful and relaxing weekend. Today we are diving straight into “The Jungle Book” and talking about the little man-cub, Mowgli. Written by Rudyard Kipling in 1894, this story is set in the jungles of India. (Yes, there really are jungles in India!). A young boy is raised by a pack of wolves deep in the jungle. Along the way he befriends a charming bear named Baloo and a black panther Bagheera. Together the trio get into mischief and adventure as they journey through the thick brush. Are you ready to explore this story more with me? Then, let’s dive in!
Discernment: is the ability to see people and situations the way they really are with neutrality and justice, while also being cautious with right timing and actions.
Imagine for a moment that you didn’t have a human family. Instead, you were raised among wolves deep in the jungle. You learned to walk on all fours, and eat whatever food you could forage in your surroundings. Your nights are spent sleeping on the floor of a cave den, and your siblings are fellow wolf-cubs and your ability to communicate is usually through grunts, howls, and barking. This was the life that Mowgli lived, and for the first few years everything was fine. But as he grew from a toddler into a boy, his wolf parents knew that he needed greater care and supervision. So, they passed Mowgli off to a kindly, old bear named Baloo and his skeptical (and sarcastic) black panther-friend, Bagheera. Together the trio adventure off into the jungle to help Mowgli begin his journey back towards the human village. Being a young child Mowgli is often reckless. He experiments with new things which puts him in great danger at times. But as they continue on, he begins to learn to discern situations and gain survival instincts. It is this ability to discern good from bad, right from wrong, harmful versus helpful, that is such an important life skill that we all need to know. And this is our personal development topic for the day! ❤
II. Disney Bounding Outfit:
III. Little Space Activity: Make Paper Elephants!
In today’s Little Space Activity we will be making paper elephants in honor of the jungle patrol in the movie! In “The Jungle Book”, the Colonel elephant and his herd help Bagheera and Baloo when Mowgli goes missing. For today’s activity you will need the following supplies:
- 2 pieces of grey construction paper
- 1 pencil and eraser
- 1 black marker
- 1 pair of scissors
Fold a paper in half vertically and draw the following template.
Next, take another piece of paper and cut it in half. Fold horizontally like a book and draw the ear.
Your pieces of paper will look like this. 🙂
Cut out the two pieces along with making the incision on the top of the elephant for the ears to slip in.
Draw on a face. Slip the ears into the incision and you’re done! ❤
IV. Personal Development Lesson:
Today I’d like to discuss discernment. As adult littles we are called to have the ability to discern many situations in the lifestyle. As you’re starting off in the lifestyle, there will be people that you come across that don’t have your best intentions at heart. There will be people who claim to be dominants, but red flags will be waving in your mind. Trust your gut and heart. Listen to those warning signs and be cautious about who you connect with, and when. There will be other times when you need a season of singleness as a submissive (or dominant) and that is healthy to do so too. Having a time where you work on your personal growth is so important. You’ll need to take time to figure out what you want from a Cg/l relationship. What are you looking for in a partner? What are areas of your life that you want guidance from a dominant? What are your hard and soft limits? What type of Little Space do you prefer to have? Your dominant will need the answers to all of these questions (and more). Taking the time to be single, and to learn what your needs and wants are, will help you be a better partner in the future.
There will be times when you will need to discern the type of Little that you want to be. Being an adult little is a spectrum. It’s a fluid state of mind where you regress in varying degrees (and to various ages) depending upon how you feel. How you demonstrate and behave also is fluid and ever-changing. Move slowly and with caution as you honor your feelings. It is my hope that you never feel forced or pressured to enter Little Space when you don’t feel like it. Instead, regress when the timing feels right. Slip into the mindset when you feel the urge to do so. By honoring your feelings and mind, you will experience freedom and joyful release in little space. 🙂
In today’s printable you will receive the following critical thinking questions to answer:
Today’s Critical Thinking Questions: Write about a time when you had to discern (see a situation for how it really was) a situation or a problem. How did you solve things? What process do you use to judge a person’s character and who they are?
Don’t forget to come watch “The Jungle Book” with me and my friends, tonight on our Discord server at 7 PM PST https://www.mrbones.zone/chat . I can’t wait to see and chat with all of you!!
P.S.- If you love watching “The Jungle Book” then you’ll definitely love watching these other versions of the story. I hope you give them a view and let me know what you think! 🙂