Week 8 Master Key Experience-Press Replay and Play

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This week I have been house and pet sitting.  It has been a very good learning experience because in watching these 3 dogs, they make me question how I approach life.

There is Luna. This beautiful all cream shiba inu.  Luna has little time for anything but play.  She is sort of like a cat in that she will not come to you for petting or love.  She is the youngest of the 3 and full of energy. And she is adorable. She loves her humans, particularly her girl human. Then there is Sky.  Sky is an older gal, and she is a cute Australian Shepherd ( I think that is what she is called). I have always found her less  social to others, but when it comes to her humans and her dog siblings, she is very playful.  Then there is this beautiful large Golden Doodle named Zeus.  Zeus is an old old man and you can tell that arthritis has set in. He moves slowly most of the time.  Zeus is a friendly dog and is up for anyone to pet him.  And he is definitely going to sniff your crotch.

What is the purpose of me talking about animals?  In the days that I have spent with them,  I have watched how all three animals are very loving.  They come and sit with me, sleep with me, sometimes follow me.  It is like I have become one of their own.  Zeus’s back legs seem stiff, but it doesn’t stop him from running out to play like the others.  He mainly lays around lately,  but when he is up and going,  he is making the most of his time.  Sky and Luna, both who have seemed stand offish,  follow me around as though I have something exciting going on that they want to be apart of.  (it could be that they are waiting for me to drop crumbs). Animals exude non judgment and unconditional love.  This is there natural disposition and programming. They are always in the moment,  and even if  they get rejected or told no once, many times, it doesn’t stop them from trying again. I have never seen Zeus behave as though he is lacking, because he may be different,  he takes the steps at his own pace, but by God, he is taking those steps.  So interesting, you can tell a dog no a million times, and they will keep trying.  Luna loves being outdoors for long long periods of times, and she doesn’t need her dog brother and sister to be with her.  It is something to watch her sit for minutes on end gazing into the horizon.  I often wonder,  what is she seeing or thinking.  One thing I know for sure, she is taking it all in.  Oh and sweet Sky, she just may be particular or may need to warm up to you, but once she does,  she is loyal and there is no sense of missing trust.  This is what it is like to live from a place of love.  It is Freedom!    There is no should ofs, would ofs, or could ofs.   It just is! And so much potentiality exists when there is freedom.

But let us not forget the reciprocity.  To come home to 3 dogs who are jumping and acting happy to see me has been heart warming.  They  pile up at the door watching as I approach the house.  The closer I get,  the more the excitement builds and they start jumping at the door, even Zeus is barking as if to say, “come on in here toots.”  I have felt loved, and missed, and valued.  Because of this, I have become that much more vested in the care of my charges.  Interesting how that works.  Isn’t this  just what Og  Madino is saying in Scroll II of  “The Greatest Salesman?”   Love will melt obstacles,  turn enemies into allies.  Love will help you move through life with less baggage and more purpose.

Many years ago, I fell in love with an Old Nat King Cole song called “Nature Boy.” The lyrics simply state :

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he
And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”

 

 

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