PLAY with LOVE: We just got a new addition to our family about a month ago. We have had our dog, Teag for about five years but always thought it might be fun to find another dog for him to play with. Well, I saw an ad for a female dog who was about Teag’s same age, so I set up a time to meet with the current owner and see how the two might do together. Her name is Lola and she is the sweetest, little spirit of an animal. At first the two were checking each other out, unsure of the dual existence. There were tough growls of territory, standoffish stares, fights over toys & I genuinely was not sure how they would do. They seemed to just stand each other.
Its been a month and they both seem to know and understand that this is their fate–to be living and loving the same family, under the same roof. Our Teag has been a spoiled pup & it has honestly been a little harder for him. We have made sure he feels included, loved, and knows he is and always will be the top dog. Lola has just been happily along for every ride. Her patience with Teag has grown and she follows him everywhere like a groupie of some sort.
I have been working on getting them to try and play but the two are not quite sure how to. Lola lived with a woman who was emotionally disturbed, diabetic and unable to barely walk, so Lola has had to learn how to play, period. It is almost like a whole new lease on life. She clumsily runs and jumps and is doing her best to find any type of coordination. Our dog Teag is soo fast so Lola has just been studying him and watching him run back and forth in play. When we first got her she could not get near his speed but the last couple of weeks she is finding her way & keeping up.
I started walking towards Teag and in my playful voice, “I am going to get you, Teag. I am going to get you.” He would playfully pull away. Then I would look at Lola, “Should we go get him?” Lola would take off in the direction of Teag and the two would start chasing each other and the games would begin. Teag would then turn to chase her and start to bark and get a little intense. Lola would instantly stop and look at him. He would then come over to me and start nipping at me in his intense play.
I stopped and looked at Teag. I then made a heart with my hands, “You need to play with LOVE,” I said to him. I explained, “Lola thinks you are playing too fierce and needs to feel a more loving energy.”
They have been playing more since my new game & if Teag starts to get too intense I flash him my hands in the shape of a heart & say, “Play with more love.”
There is a lot of love between these two and time will only bring them closer. It is always wonderful to see them lying on the couch together, sharing the same chair, tugging on toys together. LOVE wants to break their hearts open and day by day there is more love—that is a wonderful thing.
GIVE LOVE: While we were in Corona quarantine I was watching a fun show my daughter & I love called, “Zumbo’s Just Desserts.” It is always so interesting to see people out of their normal elements and how they react to things, situations, other people, etc. This particular season there was a man who since the very first show said he was going to win and had already spent the 100K prize. He was a very talented man & had many incredible skills. Throughout the show we noticed he was never giving other people praise, thanks, acknowledgement. He just seemed to talk all about himself and outdoing everyone else. It made my heart sad feeling that this person could not be happy for other people when they would win—it was all about him.
My daughter and I talked about what a different experience he would have if he could appreciate the others skillset, see and praise their abilities, give love and acknowledgement for the efforts of others. I told my daughter, “it is so sad to think he does not know how to give love to others because he is so focused on his own needs. That will cripple him in his life and his advancement.”
He did make it very far, but in the end there was not enough love in anything he did, so even though he had a pretty plate and it looked beautiful—I believe he did not give enough love and it showed through.
LIVE LOVE: In all you do you need to remember there is an energy you carry and share in every situation, every conversation, every interaction. When you are living from a place of love it will be felt.
There truly is something said for the idea of Karma—the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect).
One last funny–my little family was at a small pond fishing. My husband and daughter have bonded over the years fishing & love it. They both egged me on to throw a line. [I have not thrown a line in over 20 years] but I decided to make things fun & told them I would try my luck. I quickly explained I was already so lucky… because I have them…I casted & on my first try…I snagged a fish!! They couldn’t believe it. It was soo great!! The next cast wasn’t so fluid & I lashed it into the water just off the bank. My daughter laughed so hard and teased me.
Then I handed the rod back to her & her first cast she then accidentally lashed it into the bank where she had just been teasing me. I quickly smiled & said…KARMA!! We both laughed hard. It was great!!
LIVE in LOVE. Do all you can to foster the love within to overflow from you and touch those who need to feel of your light and love. You do YOU..be the LOVE you were meant to shine.
Peace, Love and Light in all you do. xoxo H