"It matters not what you do. Your career does not define you. Each of us has a divine purpose. A soul calling. Our own unique path to authenticity. It's a journey of a lifetime that begins with a single step. An inner journey that stems from awareness and love. Then it reflects outward into all aspects of our life. Who are you meant to be today? What makes your heart sing. What are your greatest gifts? Notice also what the outer world is reflecting back to you. Are they in fact aspects of yourself? Some you like. Some you may not. But it is all of you. Child of Source. All is filled with light."
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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Friday, April 24, 2009
For those of you who knew Tara, our Purple Rose store cat, and for those of you who didn’t, I want to take some time to share with you her story.
I met Tara two years ago as I was hanging out our Purple Rose flag. She was making her way across my parking lot without the use of her back legs. She had just been struck crossing Route 44 by a vehicle of some sort. With the help of a neighbor, I made my way with her to my wonderful, kindhearted friend and vet, Dr. Nashe. He indicated that Tara (who told me her name on the way to the vet) had suffered a shattered hip and a broken pelvis. He said there was nothing medically we could do for her. Knowing that I would want to do what was best for her, Dr. Nashe suggested I keep her confined in one room at home. We needed to watch to see if her nerves started functioning again and if she could make normal bodily functions.
Tara had a strong will to live so I knew I could not give up on her. My husband and I kept her isolated in our spare room (although my little cat Willow would sneak in when we opened the door, and she and Tara would talk through the closed door, too). With nothing more than love, good wishes and some Reiki, Tara healed herself completely and after a few months was able to walk normally again.
Once we knew that she was on the mend, my husband and I had further tests done and we discovered that she was positive for feline leukemia. Dr. Nashe warned us that she could not live at home with our other four cats or they would risk being infected, also. So the idea was born to try and keep her at The Purple Rose. My husband was really concerned about what a cat could do to our inventory here. But, I made a deal with her about how we could keep her safe and loved and we never had a problem with any inventory items!!
Many of you looked for the cat when you came into the store. You know how shy and scared she was at first (and for quite some time) of us humans. No one believed we really had a cat because she kept hidden all the time. But as time went on she would come out more and more. You would often find her overhead up in the rafters of our barn building watching the readings, classes and store events with an eagle eye. Many of you were amazed that she could climb up the beams and jump across the rafters not even knowing how far she had come with her legs. You could often look up in the cupola from outside the store and see her looking back at you!
Nothing was sweeter for me then when she let me touch her and hold her. She would spend parts of the day curled up on my lap playing with my necklaces. She even started joining our classes and readings up in the loft on my lap or wandering around everyone.
I know she touched the hearts of many of you. It’s for sure that she’s touched mine. She reminds us of the miracles that exist everyday that only need a little love to bring into being.
Yesterday April 24, 2007, she lost her earthly life to leukemia. She was beautiful, brave and amazing right to her last breath. I’m so blessed to have had her with me these past two years. I’d like to thank all of you who cared so deeply. She keeps telling me from the other side that she’s happy and free and still climbing our rafters!
Spring Issue 2008 of The Door Opener
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Speaking of herbs and such things, my friend Rose has a wonderful show called In the Garden. It airs today and every thur. at 11:30 on blockheadradio.com.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"We do not feel fear. (your animal guides and companions) At least not in the same way you have come to feel fear. For us (and you if you'd remember) if something unwelcome comes at us, or invades our space, we go on 'high alert". Our senses become even more aware. We are even more connected to source. To our instinctive self. So that we may act appropriately. Fear is a human limitation because when you experience it the way you've been taught, it inevitably DISconnects you. From all the natural guidance you would need in that moment. Begin to notice the difference. Embrace and become one with your instinctive (animal) nature. Let go of the fearful patterns that do not serve your highest good."
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Many blessings to you on this Wed. Here's what Raven has to share today:
"Peace is a choice. You must choose peace. The same way you choose war. Or you choose to follow others that choose war. Or you choose to stay in the energy of anger, blame. You can always choose joy, relief, instead. It starts from within each of us. And then it ripples outward. Imagine how you can create peace in your own life. Then choose it. Consciously. In your most chaotic moment whether at work or at home. Whether the chaos is yours or someone else's, STOP. And make a different choice."
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Here's what Raven would like to share for today. May you all have a wonderful day filled with many blessings!
"Lighten up! Whatever it is, don't stay miserable about it. Or more misery will find you. You can always find someone worse off than you. (misery loves company) Or you can find someone in a better place. Why not shoot for something better!"