What Animals Know…And We Have to Learn

We were made from the same energy as animals. We came from the same place – the formless made into form. But animals have a different take on life than humans.  Why is that?

The answer lies in their sight.

Not their eyesight, but what they see. Not physically, but spiritually. Yes, I believe that animals have a direct connection to God, the Divine, the Source. Whether you call that a spiritual connection is a quibble over semantics. My feeble brain could not come up with another word, so please feel free to substitute your own for “spiritual.”

For the sake of this discussion, let’s focus on dogs and what they see.

When you share your home with a dog, you know love. It lies in their eyes, shining bright and true. When those eyes are focused on you, you see it – Divine Love. It is pure, unadulterated and clean. Nothing filters it or transforms it into something it was not.  It just is.

People have the same capacity to love – without judgment or criticism. Then why don’t we?

I discovered the answer in a post online. Instead of trying to explain it  myself, I thought I would share it with you.

We can learn many lessons in love from animals. What have you learned?

A Mountain to Climb

My husband and daughter are about to summit Mt. Rainer as I write this post. I have not been in contact with them for the last 5 days due to the remoteness of their location.

What is a wife and mother to do?Climbing towards the summit of Mt. Rainier

Pray. Pray a lot. Visualize a safe journey up and down the mountain. Ask that they be kept safe and free from harm.

And the Universe delivers! Just as I was typing that last sentence about visualizing, my phone rang. It was Joe from the expedition company to tell me that they made the summit and will be back in civilization later today!

I stand in awe of how the Universe always supports me.          All I have to do is ask.

While they were climbing the physical mountain, I have climbed my own…internal mountain of fear, doubt and worry. But I am now at my own summit of freedom, knowing that all is well.

Thank you!