There’s a bumber sticker on a car I see all the time that says, “Be The Person Your Dog Sees You As”. I love that because it reminds us that our pets don’t judge us and want only to love us and to experience the feeling of love in return. They are all about the win-win situation!
Our sweet Boston Terrier Chuy inspires the idea for a different bumber sticker that should read, “Be The Person That Your Dog Is”! The word ‘dog’ has been used to denigrate people for ages, but like so many things in our world today it is a horrible inversion of truth. People shouldn’t refer to others as dogs, but if they do, they’re really only paying their enemy a compliment. I am a better person because of my dogs and I am still learning from them. Love, compassion, patience, natural intelligence…they have so much to teach us.
The most recent lesson Chuy has taught and reminded me of is the importance of our connection to Earth.
I get Chuy out for a walk around the neighborhood once or twice a day and a priority for him is to find grass to roll around in. It’s something he does with passion and exudes a pure joy that I never get tired of watching. After some thought I realized that he was connecting to the healing powers of the earth. His playful rolling went beyond having fun, I sensed that he was charging up just like we do when we ground ourselves before meditation!
This morning we went out to the park and enjoyed a great expanse of grass where he ran with joy and rolled and rolled and rolled…soaking up all that incredible energy from the earth and literally bathed in the morning dew.
I was not one to let a good opportunity go to waste and did just as this wise pup did and ran along side him and soaked up the potent energy of earth myself.
We can’t forget or take for granted the gifts around us and the powers that come from the earth that heal us, ground us and get us more connected to consciousness. It’s time to free yourself of distractions, technology, and opinions. Find a quiet place, feel the natural energies around you, connect to it. Be conscious of the fact that you are a part of this divine force. Even if it’s just a small corner in your yard, it’s time to do something. Start small, know you are connected and build on that.
As a seeker of knowledge and understanding, I’ve come a long way and it’s been a long road. In the past I have attempted opening the eyes of others through various means, but have been met only with resistence. Since then I’ve learned that change can only come when we want it to. We can get guidance and have support, but that decision can not come from arm-twisting or pressure from anyone, it has to come from ourselves.
It is a lifetime’s work, but as you walk this path, each day gives you a sense of accomplishment that the material world can not hold a candle to. It’s time to make a conscious decision to remove yourself from the things in life that work against your nature.
If you have a dog, follow their lead. If you have questions, drop me an email.