Aug 22, 2009
An empty space ... yet HOPE abounds.
Yesterday morning my treasured four legged friend ‘Sandy’ left this earth plane for sunnier pastures. She was 12 years old, yet I believe she had a lot of life left in her … had it not been for a tick that had lodged itself upon her body and its poison began its fatal work. I wonder if ticks have a ‘good purpose’? Surely they were not created to simply cause such a horrendous death to another?
As anyone with a family pet will understand … her parting has left our house with an eerie emptiness. She was my constant companion and shadow. In the last 24hours I have come to recognise how everything was conducted with general acceptance that she was at my feet. Every room is filled with her presence and it is a great reminder of how blessed I was to have experienced her unconditional Love. Her loyalty to all my friends and family when they visited was expressed by high squeals of uncontrollable excitement and spinning round in circles before lying on her back in a most unladylike fashion enticing the visitor to tickle.
How we could learn from these souls. Nothing complicated. Just presenting themselves to be loved and yet really … it was an exchange. Sandy’s eyes were deep pools that penetrated into your heart. No words needed ... indeed they are great teachers of wisdom.
I thank her for teaching me so much. She was always there ready for my cuddling and through that my heart was able to release all that was necessary at the time. In my Truth I know I shall meet with her again, and that her energy will come and visit me from time to time. We just sort of belonged together.
Two weeks previously I had gone with a very close friend of mine to have his beloved dog put to sleep due to illness. So quick …. One minute they are in/of this world … the next they have moved to another place. I felt such deep compassion for my friend. He lives alone and ‘Sasha’ was just about as close to him as any human and dog can become. The gap in his life was so painful and he put out to the universe for another to come and fill the empty space. Five days later the universe answered him with little ‘Hope’... an abandoned puppy that was left outside the pound, very underweight and alone. Destiny!!! The name ‘Hope’ sent tingles of Truth through our veins and happily we drove two hours to pick her up to meet her new dad! My friends face was practically ‘licked off’ at their welcoming union. The universe surely provides. We need to REALLY KNOW that.
Yesterday morning I went round to tell the same friend that Sandy hadn’t made it through. As we sat … something caught my eye …. Three feathers hovered in the air. Angel white feathers … one separate from the other two, which were fixed together and presented themselves as wings, as we watched they floated as if in a current of a gentle breeze down to the side of us. They appeared out of nowhere and our hearts knew that these feathers were a gift from ‘angels’ perhaps … just to let us know that all was well. Even as I write the tingle of Truth causes shivers across my body.
Sometimes in life … our souls can feel such grief and yet we do not allow this grief to come out for fear that it would be too painful to endure … so we bottle it inside and hope it will go away. Then, something comes along and one finds the pain SO STRONG that it cannot be held inside. It simply has to be released … and the blessing is … that through that pain, one can let out all the years of other retained sorrow which has been desperately pleading to be set free from the self in order for the soul to be able to move on into the Higher vibration. We cannot take these sorrows with us.
So … I THANK Sandy for this also. She has served me in so many many ways.
I guess my point of all this is … a) I needed to dedicate this to her; b) I needed to express myself (not particularly well I feel) and C) most importantly …
To take a page out of our furry friends book. Greet everyone as if they are your long lost friend and you haven’t seen them for years. (Perhaps not appropriate to lie on you back with legs in the air) … Allow the excitement of even just a car trip to make you squeal with delight. Sleep plenty. Live in the NOW … but most of all … no matter how another may treat you … offer them your unconditional Love. Be there for one another. Let your eyes be the windows to your soul and just by a look , let one FEEL the unconditional LOVE that we TRULY are … all of us … deep inside… we come from it …. Therefore we ARE IT …. Unconditional LOVE .
Dedicated to Sandy and Sasha. 22nd Aug 2009.
ps. I was concerned of how I was to pay the vets fees when Sandy first went into hospital on tues night ... I asked the universe in all Trust to provide the money in a way that I was not going to be owing to another. In my bank account the next day an ammount was deposited 'out of the blue' that would cover the cost.Gratitude in so many ways fills my heart.
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