Many factions among people teach that the animal kingdom is here for our use, as we see fit, subject to us.
I see it a bit differently.
As the human race becomes ever more desensitized to crime and the harming of one another … as animals are butchered for consumption, and lands, air and waters poisoned, prohibiting the nourishment of souls …
I see the animals as a reminder of gentle caring, unconditional love, and ever grateful presence. They need us to care. They want us to love. We see their examples of how they watch over each other, how they cry when harmed, or their ‘kids’ stripped from them shortly after birth. They are our opportunity to hold on to and nourish that love that dwells in our hearts.
It is difficult to find another human who will love us the way an animal will. Silently the four legged ones, the flying ones, and others … listen to, and love us. They are happy to be of service, longing to be near us when we hurt, easing our pain.
They remind us that love is real.
Without them, we might just forget what love is, considering the repetitive broadcasts of hate and harm and theft and foul … and the ones who act out the programming which they’ve absorbed.
Let us ponder the gracious reminder given to us ~ the beautiful souls put here on earth to keep alive in our hearts the truth that love exists, and that it is very real.
As I drove to work yesterday morning, I was given the most beautiful birthday present!!! The sun greeted me, and peeked from behind the clouds, showing here, then ducking away and then showing again. Hide and Seek!! I was amazed by this gorgeous sunrise and am excited to see what it brings THIS morning!!
Blessings to begin the new year, the new life. This reminds me of how much ALL life on this planet is loved, the sun keeps showing up for us, growing our foods, providing Vitamin D, giving us warmth, and so much more.
Let us not forget the precious gift we receive each and every day.
The beauty behind the words of this song touches my soul, and I remember … Perhaps you do too.
We all have memories, and if we are fortunate, this is one of them. Enveloping love energies, within and without our bodies and minds, filling our heart until we thought it might burst.
The warmth of love is more than a memory though. When we allow our vulnerabilities to come forth, when we gift ourselves the privilege of experiencing such love, without fear of what others may think of it, we will be free.
My hope is that all people will be able to say, yes, I know what this feels like. My hope is that once they do, they will ensure actions take place in their lives which grow this love like the finest and most beautiful and nourishing garden there ever was.
This morning as I drove to my destination I looked in my rear view mirror and noticed the license plate of the vehicle behind me ended in 333. I thought “hmm that’s odd, usually it’s 444.” So I pondered the triple threes, wondering of the message.
A short time later a vehicle in front of me pulled to the right lane and lo and behold, the vehicle there now had a license plate which ended in 333. Now there was one in front and one behind.
I arrive to my destination and look it up.
The number 3 represents the Holy Trinity, it is also the number of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity.
There are many things the number 3 represents, however, this morning I feel the embrace of Love. I will ride with this all day, and on into the future.
We live in an ongoing crisis, in the midst of a struggle for truth and meaning in a world gone wrong. Not simply a clash of civilizations or collapse of culture, but a battle for the Soul of the World and a search for the underlying unity and hidden vitality of life. For, if there is no change at the level of soul, there can be no real change at the level of the common world. Soul is the light hidden in the darkness and the natural energy of connection that tries to awaken just as things fall apart.
Even as fears about the world accumulate and chaos stirs there can be an acceleration of ‘calling’ as the soul would have each of us find our genuine path and way to contribute to life.
No solitary idea or fixed belief can shift the weight of the world towards a meaningful future; but the accumulated vitality of many souls awakening with lived imagination can become a force for truth and healing in this troubled world. Healing is a revolutionary act and we are here to awaken to the true nature of our own souls and become active agents of ongoing creation.
When you close your eyes and envision an evening starry sky, what do you feel? A sense of wonder perhaps, as new collides with old, forming a bond that will show us a different world, an alternate reality which will become our normal of the future.
Higher our thoughts go, we raise our mind to meet and greet the awareness that sifts down from the Universe. All that was, is fading to gray ~ when the denseness of it dissipates we will be seeing a beginning which we have thus far only dreamt of.
We are part of this. The more attention we pour into creating a new world ~ a world of compassion, care, and love ~ the quicker it will come to be. All efforts are needed now, in unison. No effort is too small, for all energies assist in the progression.
You are valued. You are here to create a new reality. Release the old program, It is not yours.
Willingness to step forward in this effort is a blessing for all life.
YOU are that blessing!
I wish I could attend the festival. I just found out about it however, and will not have the privilege of being there. I am hoping that perhaps many of you will be able to join them, if your heart calls you to do so. What a blessing it would be.