Monday, July 31, 2006
The audience grows quiet as the lights dim. A loud voice announces the next performance. Rushing out to light the giant hoop, the man signals to me it is time as my moment is here. I patiently wait on the stool, watching the flames shoot high in the air. My muscles tense, and my heart starts to pound, as fear races through my body. The crackling sound of the whip, snapping as it hits the floor, spurs my body into motion. I pace around the flaming hoop again and again until at last, I know I must jump through the ring of fire. As I approach the hoop, I hesitate, feeling the heat long before it brushes my skin, remembering a different heat my body will produce from the beatings I will endure if I do not perform. I do not jump. This is not who I am.
Shaquille is sharing with you a power move. Nothing has ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being in the present moment and BE who you are. If the past cannot prevent you from being in the present moment and BE who you are, what power does it have? None. It is an illusion. What keeps you from BEING in the present moment? Only the present moment holds the power to move you to BE who you are.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Simba enjoys guessing games. It is one of his abilities that provides him information. He is able to KNOW who you are when he sees you. He KNOWS because his heart tells him. Guessing can be fun and used as a tool that can help you connect with your heart.
Knowing only comes from the heart. It is called intuition. This is Simba's way of assisting you in developing your intuition. Building confidence is critical to trusting what your heart is communicating. A simple guessing game involving a deck of cards will help you build confidence in heart communications. Ask Simba to play with you. See and feel him laying beside you as you start your game. He will share his abilities with you. Allow his heart to speak to yours as you begin to guess what color card you are holding. Is the card black or red? Do not force the answer. Allow it to come to you. Do not get discouraged if you do not guess accurately at first. You WILL guess accurately more and more as you practice with this tool. You will know which color you are holding as you trust what you heart speaks. When you finish, thank Simba for sharing a fun way to hear heart whispers.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006
The cats are sharing with us wisdom about giving and receiving. When Tonga started to meow, he was giving me an indication that something out of the ordinary was happening. Why? Tonga very seldom meows. Next, both Banjo and Sylvester sitting high in trees communicates they are looking at things from a higher perspective. I knew whatever this message was, I had to let go of an old way of seeing something. Banjo was also trying to catch a limb, but couldn't get a hold of it. This confirmed a new way of seeing something because he was having a hard time catching it. It was in front of him; however, he couldn't quite get it. The next subtle communication was when I had dropped my sunglasses and was determined to go back and get them. I felt very strong about this as these were the only pair I owned. It was almost instant manifestation when I went back to find them.
The purrpose-full translation is a new way of looking at giving and receiving. Most of us do not have any problem with giving; however, it is often difficult for us to receive. We have old belief systems about this process that no longer work for us. The cats are sharing with us this higher way of looking at giving and receiving that will serve us in this awakening world:
To give is to create with heartfelt Intentions
To receive will result in Manifestation
We have tried to create with affirmations, power words, mantras, positive visualization and often we do not manifest. It is our concepts and beliefs we have about giving and receiving that stop the manifestations. By giving with your heart in the form of an intention, you FEEL instead of think, which sends forth creative power, and you WILL receive as the result of your intention as a manifestation.
There is one more part of this new way of creating that Sylvester communicated as his tail swished back and forth. When he told me, it was "a bun dance", Hercules clarified it as Abundance. Intentions will result in Manifestations providing Abundance created by the heart.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Beads of sweat were trickling down the middle of my back as I was walking along the tour path at the sanctuary last Friday. Echoes of Cameron’s roars pierced the heavy, stale air as the guineas pecked at the ground searching for their next delicacy. Peacocks and swans were hastily making their way toward the group when out of the corner of my eye; I saw a white flash of light. Tonga had magically appeared and was very excited to share with me information about a group communication that the cats were discussing.
I had yet to hear Tonga’s physical voice; however, this was the first indication I had that something exciting was going on as he continued to “meow.” All of my senses were put on full alert as I continued to walk the path. It wasn’t long before I came to Banjo sitting high in a tree trying to catch something. I thought this might be a rare occurrence as was verified to me later.
Near the end of the tour, I stopped at Sylvester’s Cat-A-Tat. Gawking upward, my neck straining like a turtle who checks things out before moving on, I saw Sylvester perched on the third level of his tree house with his tail swishing back and forth. I made the comment to my friend that she should take a picture as it would make a great tail shot. Sylvester was quick to reply, “It is a bun dance”. We laughed and moved on in anticipation to see Hercules.
Hidden quietly in a corner, you could only see his eyes at first. No movement was initiated, at least with his physical body. I took off my sunglasses and bent down. Our eyes locked. Neither of us blinked. The moment passed, and I moved on. As the group approached the end of the tour, I noticed I had lost my sunglasses. Afterwards, I told the tour guide, if they found them to please keep them, as I would be back later. As I shopped with my friend, I started thinking those sunglasses were the only pair I had, and I needed them. I could not wait. I knew I had to go back and get them. I asked the tour guide to please go with me to retrieve them.
It wasn’t long before I arrived at the location where I dropped my sunglasses. Hercules was sitting quietly, watching me as I approached. Our eyes met, and he asked me if I had understood the message today. I said, “No.” Within a few minutes, he explained what the group had communicated.
Now, you have the message that was communicated by the community. What do you hear as the message? What has the community said? Remember, communication is more than the spoken word. Look for the subtlies. Tune in tomorrow as I reveal the message. Hint: They are sharing with us a new perspective about creating.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Trick-E is a beautiful Amur Leopard Cat. He has had an image of himself that doesn't align with his inner BEING. He had compared himself with Moses, a Southern Bobcat, and felt ugly. Weary of being lonely, he is now ready to BE himself, accepting who he is. Gingerly walking around his territory, he is allowing himself to be seen.
Trick-E is walking beside you and wanting to share with you his courage to BE who you are. He asks you to look into a mirror. Who do you see? Do you see someone who compares themselves to others? Do you see someone who sees themselves inferior because you don't look the way you think you should? Has the real you remained hidden and out of sight for years because you didn't measure up to the world's standards? Trick-E is giving you the acceptance of his heart to BE who you are. He knows no one has seen the real you, and NOW is the time to allow the world to see who you are. There is no need to compare. The lonely days are gone. Just BE.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
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Monday, July 17, 2006
Snorkel's heart message is teaching you how to develop ears of an angel. It is simple. Only in the stillness of the present moment will you know and hear the whispers from the heart, and that is why the only difference between now and know is one silent letter. Send Snorkel your gratitude for sharing his insight to help you manifest with your outer sight.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
“Do you hear the sound of the lizard as he moves quickly to shelter himself from sight?” asked Shadow.
I had not been aware of any lizard. At first, I heard nothing but the chatter of my mind reminding me of things I needed to do before the end of the day. My mind gradually gave way to a heightened state of alertness, and I could hear the barely perceptible rustling of the fallen leaves.
“I hear him now,” I said.
“It is a simple thing to listen to a lizard move, rain splashing as it hits the grass, thunder vibrating the ground where I sleep, and the wind moving past me. I asked if you heard the SOUND of the lizard. You thought of the lizard. You did not notice the simple thing of listening. I am content to listen. Simple. Insignificant. It is the environment necessary for the joy of BEING.”
Is it possible that I cannot become aware of myself because I am constantly BEING aware of something else? Is this the message being shared that The Shadow Knows?
Monday, July 10, 2006
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Friday, July 07, 2006
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The blizzard had been raging for four days. Cold, ice, and wind had penetrated the thick hair of the snow leopard as he had ventured out many times to search for dinner. He had been unsuccessful in his tries and had finally retreated to his den. Restless and hungry, the pain in his empty stomach kept gnawing at him until he could wait no longer. His head peaking outside the den was greeted by a forceful gust of freezing wind and ice that forced him back inside. He paced and paced. Determined to quiet his hunger, he started his journey. He measured each step he took as his footing was exposed to the treacherous, icy ridgeline of the mountain. Focused on each small curve, he maneuvered his body to adjust to the swirling, howling wind. Suddenly, below him was a form coming into view through the blowing snow. A Himalayan blue sheep was lost and trying to find refuge from the storm. She was at least 30’ away, and he knew he must make a huge leap if he was to eat today. All of his attention was focused on her, and he seized the moment, capturing his dinner.
“Seize the moment,” a simple, small act wherein lies the greatest power, said Hercules. BEING in the present moment gives you access to this power. BEING in the present moment gives it access to you.
Hercules was teaching me a different perspective of what it meant to “seize the moment.” I had been taught I would lose the opportunity that was being presented if I did not act on or seize the moment. The opportunity would be gone forever. Hercules was showing me when I do not seize the moment, I am losing access to the power contained within the moment that creates the opportunity, which is the primary reason to seize the moment, and losing the opportunity is the secondary reason because where is the opportunity if you do not have access to the power to bring it into manifestation?
Bagheera and Saber have chosen not to be introduced in a traditional way. When I asked each of them to share with me who they were for the purpose of introduction to the Cougar Chronicles, both replied they wanted you to know them with your heart, not your head. They have chosen a higher way of BEING introduced instead of the old way of telling someone about yourself.
As you follow the Cougar Chronicles, you will see Bagheera and Saber with the eyes of your heart. You will feel their experiences with Artemis, Ares, and Orion. They will communicate with you through their emotions and a range of senses. You will know what they are feeling and experiencing. There will be moments words cannot express or describe your connection with them, and you will become aware that you are remembering the Universal Language.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Cougar Chronicles opens the first entry with the appearance of Orion. Artemis and Ares feel they have to take care of their younger brother. He is slower, not because he is dumb, but is currently intimidated by them. He will let them be out front as he stays in the background watching them. He sometimes feels overpowered by them. He needs the opportunity to be himself without them dominating him. He is timid and very sweet. He is a nurturer.
If you get confused which cub is Ares, stop and observe the one who is checking things out. He is very curious about everything. He does not take anything seriously. He is a talker and will generally start things, only to leave it to the others to finish. Laugh and play are his ideas of what life is all about. He has a short attention span and will get bored quickly. He feels very safe with his brother and sister.
Artemis is the leader of her brothers. She is very protective and will ensure no harm comes to Ares or Orion. She has strong family values and wants her brothers to stay with her. Artemis is serious in nature, a no-nonsense personality. She has set boundaries with her brothers, and they know she will keep them in line. Ares and Orion know to keep their distance when she is eating. She is a hunter at heart, and you will find her playing with whole food.
Windsong, at last, comes forward announcing herself as one of the spiritual leaders at the sanctuary. She answers the question, “Who Am I?” with another question. Is your concept of a song a specific lyric or melody? If the answer is yes, she has an empowerment tool she wants you to experience that will expand your concept of a song and help you manifest the invisible and align your intention with your creative purpose.
Ancient societies acknowledged singing as a source of healing for the heart. Working with our voice in any way feeds the essence of who we are. Windsong asks, “What is your favorite song?” Close your eyes and listen. When you know what it is, write it down on paper. What are the words saying to you? Are there any lyrics at all or just melodies? How does the song make you feel? When you examine your favorite song, an invisible outward connection will manifest revealing the creative aspects of who you are and give you important insights of your inner being. Windsong reminds you when you sing or hum your favorite song, you are remembering who you are that has been hidden or forgotten. Your essence is a song. Your heart will start to open again and heal. With an open heart and a clear intention, you will experience creating on purpose. I know you won’t forget to thank her for this empowerment tool because Windsong will stay on your mind.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
A new adventure awaits Orion, Artemis, and Ares in the near future as they prepare to move into their new Cat-A-Tat that is in the final stages of completion. What will life be like in their new home? Who will be there to greet them? What kind of home improvements will they make? Who will get to pick their den first? How will they feel about their new home? What mischief will they get into?
Come back tomorrow as the cubs introduce themselves along with Bagheera and Saber. They want you to know who they are. They invite you to share their adventures with them as they remind you the importance of BEING who you are.
Gratitude transformed the impossible into reality. Two Black Leopards volunteered to fulfill the role of parents to three orphaned cougar cubs. This would never happen in the wild. The cubs have had an emptiness in their hearts after losing their biological mother. Bagheera and Saber were chosen because of what the cubs saw in their hearts. It didn't matter that they were a different species. The cubs need love. Bagheera and Saber have transcended any differences they may have physically and are showing us that love is the only reality, and everything else is just an illusion.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
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Sunday, July 02, 2006
When I was at the sanctuary on Thursday, I observed Jade sniffing around one of the palmetto bushes in her Cat-A-Tat. As I continued to watch her, I noticed she was peeking around every little blade of grass that was making a new appearance in the world, moving in the direction of any slight sound to see who may be visiting her, and playing with a bug at her leisure until the bug gave up and she lost interest. I pondered if this was the behavior that gave birth to the idea of "Curiosity Killed the Cat." I knew immediately who would know-The Shadow.
Shadow, is it true that curiosity killed the cat?
Shadow smiles and begins to lay down and roll over on his back. He sits up.
How can it kill me? It is my way of learning. It is natural to be curious.
Can being curious get you in trouble?
What is trouble?
Can being curious kill you?
Being curious does not kill me. What I am learning from can kill me.
I apologize for not understanding that subtle distinction the first time, Shadow. How does being curious help you learn?
It stimulates anticipation. I look forward and get excited about new things. It feels good to be curious. I watch to see how it moves and what I must do. I learn how to move so I can get it. I learn when to move. It is how I search for what I need. Curiosity helps me to survive.
Thank you Shadow for sharing with me today.