I went away to visit my mother and daughters for two weeks. I wonder if this story will sound familiar to anyone else. We call it "Maybeline" because of a little cat named Maybeline who my father used to take care of while her mistress went on vacation. No matter how much my father spoiled her, when her mistress came back she acted as if she were neglected the whole time and was very mad at her mistress for leaving. She would "punish" her mistress by ignoring her and pretending not to care about her at all. This would last maybe up to a week, then all was well again as if she had never left. This is what we call the "Maybeline" treatment!
Of course you might guess that I got the "Maybeline" treatment when I got back home, and yes my Kitty "Wolfy" ignored me a few days, Peter was just a day or so, but what I wasn't expecting was the way my car would join in and even my computer! So much for the lesson of every thing being alive! My car battery had died because I wasn't driving it I guess but even after Peter had the battery recharged it would not start for me when I got home. So thus is needed another day of recharging and attention for getting safety checked in time to get the registration which in the mean time, my mechanic had to threaten once again that it was too old and kaput to repair. thankfully the battery charged and she decided to start and not even have any problem that the mechanic could see! Thus my car was just giving me the "Maybeline" treatment! Now it is starting just fine and has its safety check and registration, hurray! Of course it did seem to help for me to pay attention to my car an tell it "I love you, I appreciate you, and I honor you!" Every living thing and every thing is alive!
As soon as I thought everyone was feeling loved, appreciated, and honored who decides to act up but my very old but loyal hand me down Mac PowerBook. So what that it is ten years old it still works for me,(most of the time). Well I hesitate to even mention this as I need my computer to stay well and by the way did you hear me when I said "Little computer, I love you, I appreciate you, and I honor you!" Really I do, I realize that I had too many windows opened and left you sleeping. So many that it really almost didn't wake up to start again for a whole day, but gratefully you too were just teaching me the lesson of "every living thing" and I am so grateful that you did start. Perhaps I am reverting to 2001 and HAL.
I certainly hope my family at home is satisfied with my presence now, I really do not mean to neglect them, and I really do love, appreciate and honor their use to me and companionship. Every Living thing, and everything is alive, means that even what we seem to believe is an inanimate object is still made up of molecules of atoms with protons and electrons that are moving be it at perhaps a slower pace, perhaps if it is a rock compared to an animal, but still moving just the same. So that is why I got the surprise of even my gadgets giving me the "Maybeline" treatment after I had been away for two weeks!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
When Rosie passed into the ether I had done hands on Reiki but I had to leave her to go to work so I sent Reiki to her. I had asked the guides if Rosie was still alive and my fingers kept responding "Yes" so when I came home I expected her to still be alive but actually the answer was yes because she was alive but not necessarily in her powerful little bunny body. We made her a nice little grave next to the garden where we had to cut down the very giant Mango tree. I felt so bad for that I wished for a baby tree and found two baby mango trees. I was so happy when they had purple leaves because that was the same as my mango tree had. Rosie was then able to go visit Kyra when ever she wanted, I could sometimes see her tucked under Kyra's parka in pictures of Kyra snowboarding.
So thus leaving us petless. Or were we? Actually our next door neighbor's young kitty had been visiting with Rosie. We would put her cage out over the grass, she learned to go out side and loved to eat the grass. Actually the cage was needed we thought to protect her, but the kitty would come and they would rub noses through the cage. So of course where there is a void, I began to pet the kitty after Rosie was gone. Slowly we became friends. She would come to visit and eventually sit on my lap while I pet her. One time she didn't come over so I went next door to look for her and she came limping up to me with her back leg hanging useless, she had hurt it badly. I sat with her with my hand on her leg for at least an hour a day, after a week or so she got better. That is how she first received Reiki.
Reiki is a japanese form of using the energy or KI that is all around us for healing. This form requires a Reiki master to teach and initiate your hands, essentially they wake up what we are already born with but have forgotten. I became interested in KI so I began studying QI gong, which is the chinese word for the same energy, but with a different way to access it. Qigong will use physical and mental exercises to wake up the Qi flow in your body. The point being that everyone has this ability to access this limitless energy that flows all around and through us. With Reiki the energy flows through the top of the practitioners's head, through and out the hands being drawn by the recipient for whatever they need for their highest good. With the energy flowing through me as a practitioner I too receive a Reiki treatment as well. So Kitty was my client as her leg was healing, loyaly coming for her treatment every day. I would zone out in Reiki land and so would she.
Qi gong uses breath, physical movement, and mind imaging to direct the movement of Qi. Everyone can practice it and like any other ability you progress with practice. "I dao, Qi dao" means where the mind goes Qi follows. So say for example if you were petting your kitty you could ask them in your mind if they would like to receive qi, then if they do, you would imagine the energy flowing through the top of your head through and out your hands to be received by the kitty. Energy is good to be exchanged so you could ask the kitty to flow it back to you also. If your pet doesn't want it they will tell you by leaving or visa versa if they do you will have a loyal customer!
I am having a blink in the story because today was Dec 25, 2011 and I woke up to the happy sight of wolfy kitty running across the back of the yard right over her doggy grave. The night before on Christmas eve I heard a big noise in the street, luckily I went out to look at the stars and realized someone had thrown or dropped something big and broken glass with food in in as they drove by and wolfy and her sisters were out there right next to the street trying to eat what ever it was. Just awful! I had to get out the shovel and clean it up in the dark, my kitties could have gotten hurt by a car! That is the one drawback of having animals run free. That is why it was a relieving and happy sight to see her running in the back yard out my window this Christmas morning!
I am thinking of the thought of the Reiki and Qigong energies that are all around us and available to all of us be we plants or animals or rocks or mushrooms whatever we are! I was very surprised to find out that Wolfy actually came back to us as a cat and I think so was she! When I first realized it she was over six weeks old because she figured out to come visit us from next door where she was born. I recognized her realizing that she had the same markings as Wolfy when she was a dog and long fluffy hair. She just seemed to me to be Wolfy too. I remember when she first got on my lap and I was petting her, all of a sudden she began to puurrrrr but that is what startled her, the puurrrring! She sat up and looked around acting like "What was that!" It was so funny! I just petted her and explained that was what kitties did when they were happy and that now she was a kitten.
Now Wolfy is a grown cat and she is getting quite used to it. Enjoying her cat freedom to come and go as she pleases. So much so that sometimes I don't even see her one day and the next she comes in to watch TV with me and comes over to lay down next to me with her head on my leg. I let her do that once in a while because I am so happy she wants to be with me, then we have a reiki reiki exchange of energy as I pet her and she falls asleep. Thus making us remember. The energy is all around us and going through us. We are conduits by which the energies can flow from the sky through us to the earth and back from the earth through us to the sky. What a happy thought that is!