LESSONS FROM OUR ANIMALS
During this time of quiet and seclusion with our families and ourselves, we can look to our animals for inspiration.
As a client of mine said, when writing to me yesterday about her dog’s upcoming remote Reiki session, “My dogs don’t seem to know what’s happening in the world. They are just the same-peaceful and loving.”
I do believe that they aren’t aware of the panic and fear that exists in many right now, unless it exists in someone in their home who they care about. But I believe the reason they don't seem to be aware is because they already exist in a different reality than the one we are in—one that is made of Love.
It is indeed just another lesson on this beautiful and also painful journey we are all on right now. And yes I call it beautiful because it is indeed a pathway that can lead us to greater love, should we choose it. The animals would like us to join them where they are - in the present moment that lives inside each of us. Even in moments of chaos in our outer world, our inner world is capable of holding sweet peace, of holding great love.
Animals know the way of the peaceful warrior—they have the natural ability to embody peace within. We can tap into that whether we live with an animal or not. Nature is always with us as we are nature ourselves. We are not separate from it nor is it separate from us.
Take a walk today, metaphorically, to the place of peace inside you. What goes on in the outer world does not have to disturb our innermost sense of peace and love. Open your heart and feel the love that is always there waiting. Invite an animal, or a tree for that matter, to join you there and help you transcend to that inner quiet, to that place of unconditional Love. My wish for you is to be well, grow during this time, appreciate the moment, and stay with Love.
After several decades on this dear Earth of ours, I can no longer deny that one of the ways I can best communicate is through the written word. So my pledge here to you and to myself is to sing my song of words as they come through me in the hopes of creating a vision for us all. Happy trails.