Our consciousness is the gateway through which Divine Love flows, materializing our infinite Supply. We are now conscious of our own Inner Divine Presence—Infinite Love—expressing through us, providing us with the means to be aware, to understand, and to know It as our Self– more and more!
We’ve added a kitten to our family. He was abandoned in our garage at the beginning of June; at about 8 weeks old, he was near-feral. It took about 6 weeks of working with him– small steps every day, feeding him, getting closer to him, sitting with him, playing with him– for him to let me pet him. Starting in mid-July he came in the house, and has been making himself more and more comfortable, and is now a full member of the family.
Working with a near-feral cat has been a learning experience in trust building. He completely trusts me now, and I’ve never done anything to make him question whether or not I am trust-worthy; and he is very gentle with me when he plays, keeping his claws retracted, and his bites soft.
Throughout the past several weeks, I’ve been thinking about the human-animal relationship. It’s a big leap from a cat to a lion, but I can see how it’s possible to be able to hug lions:
I think trust has a lot to do with it. Somehow, the lions know they can trust this guy, and he trusts them in return–they know how to bite gently and keep their claws retracted just like my little Monster.
I think about the relationship I have with Monster. We have never had a moment in which we have done something to betray our mutual trust. Sure, I’ve done things he doesn’t like: treating him for fleas, taking him to the vet, etc., but I’ve never hurt him and I’ve always been gentle with him. I pay attention. I pay attention to how he’s responding, I don’t push him, and I take small steps with him so he can get accustomed to how I am handling him (like when I put flea shampoo on him, a little bit at a time! or when I pick him up, just a few seconds at first!)
Trust is the path to go back to the “Garden of Eden”, when humans and animals co-existed in peace.
Imagine trusting each other first. How many times a day do you question someone’s motives, wonder if they will betray you or back stab you, wonder if you can believe them, if they will follow through, if they will do what they say they will do, if they will be gentle with you…if you can trust them.
Imagine a world in which people trusted each other–pure trust. Imagine the freedom we would have without the encumbrance of wondering if someone will hurt us, betray us, or deceive us. Imagine the entire world this way– personal relationships, professional relationships, businesses, governments…