Cat as Teacher — 02.13.39

Guiding Thought

The purpose of Life for all beings is to experience happiness, peace, contentment, and safety, Knowing the Oneness and Immortality of the Divine Self. Such Knowledge is beyond speech, beyond thought; it is found in the depths of the heart where communion (co-union) with All is reality. I bring the unifying force within my heart to all people and experiences and thus Know myself as the happiness, peace, contentment, and safety I Am.

Reflection
Steve

We are at the ocean for 3 days, and our cat Red is at home inside. All by himself. He has lots of food and water, and 2 clean potty boxes. So he is safe, contented, very peaceful, I am sure he is getting lots of sleep. But is he happy? He can’t go outside, which is a normal daily activity for him. He often spends the night outside. He has no one to cuddle up to, no lap to sit on. I know he will survive; we’ve done this before. Yet I worry for him during our absence. What is his experience like, how long does 3 days by himself seem?

The potentially missing experience for him is happiness. His humans are gone, his routine has been limited. When we return he will meow up a storm, and then run around outside, then eventually he will return, and want to be petted. We like to think he is pissed at us, of course we really don’t know.

What occurs to me about all this?

  1. We are all One In the depths of our heart. This crosses all races, all genders, all species, all living and even non-living things. All sentient beings want happiness, peace safety and contentment, A snake basking in the hot sun on a rock I like to think is content.
  2. Love is forgiveness. Our cat will not hold a grudge for how we confined him. Although possibly troubling, he won’t take his frustration out on us (at least, not for long). I know I may be anthropomorphizing here, but even the Dalai Lama gives blessings for animals. It is sometimes simpler to understand our emotional complexities in our relationships with non-human sentient beings. There is a purity in their responses. Many animal lovers will attest to this.
  3. The Oneness of our Divine Self crosses all barriers, and thus we share our infinite peace, contentment, happiness, and safety with all.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Cat as Teacher — 02.13.39

  1. Journey of Peace – Day 39 – Lita
    The purpose of Life for all beings is to experience happiness, peace, contentment, safety. Knowing the Oneness…
    Well, my sound healing workshop is now a thing of the past. Now is time for integration, and I have, as yet, to see how this will play out. I am now sorting out my experiences of “Awe”.
    What struck me about this mix of 500+ attendees, me included, was our ability to honor the space provided to us. For two days, we entered, remained, and exited in silence for all of the presentations, breaks, etc. The doors opened 1/2 hour prior to the start of our program each day. A field of Oneness, beyond speech was created and maintained.
    In truth, it was our collective “field” which contributed to the unfolding of the material presented to us. There is a script, and then there is “the script”. What is anticipated can be very different from what is presented. And I don’t mean that as a participant. It was the facilitor and sound healer who was responding to the collective: our group and higher energies available. He says that he doesn’t know what will come out of his mouth by sound until he does it. This is way beyond my knowing, for sure.
    It was our closing meditation, which most aptly pertains to today’s guiding thoughts, again, not planned for, but which arose out of our group’s coherency, and truly an action of heart communion. There we were, all 500+ holding an intention of blessing (amidst sound) for future generations, the unborn essentially. It serves as a reminder to me that All reality is beyond my little sphere of imagination and operation and I can send Peace everywhere. We certainly did.

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  2. Day 39 Peace – Mary
    Sometimes I’m not a very nice person. This morning I wasn’t fully awake and was thinking about an event that will occur next year. I have a very clear idea of what this event will look like. Several other people will be involved and they all have ideas of what the event will look like. Our ideas are not the same. I was feeling some irritation that, although I’m likely to be hosting this event, it may not be as I envisioned it. Steve came to me to show me a household device that isn’t working the way it should. I snapped at him. He didn’t deserve that. Like me, he just wants to be happy, to be content. My discontent had nothing at all to do with Steve and the malfunctioning device. It wasn’t even remotely relative to Now, but was focused on some future fantasy event. Somewhere deep down in my core communion with All is reality, but I sure didn’t demonstrate it in that moment. Although I apologized, I’m sitting here feeling bad, guilty, alone. In only one careless instant, I’ve disturbed not only my own peace, but Steve’s as well. I wonder how often that happens, not just between me and Steve, but with others as well. How often do we, only for an instant, forget our Divine heritage and lash out? If only I could do a better job of being PRESENT, in this moment, I could more effectively bring the unifying force of happiness and peace to everyone. I don’t believe events like this happen often in my life, but I could be lying to myself about that. Could it be that I have hours or days of nastiness and only moments of the Peace I write about so knowingly here? Achhhh! Time for more soul-searching and here I was thinking this journey ends tomorrow. Seems it’s only just begun!

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