Kitty Has Claws

I had a childhood flashback today, during my meditation, of a time when I was very young … perhaps even a toddler. One of our cats had been cut open along one of its hind legs … I remember seeing the muscles, and the bone, and the blood. I loved that cat. I was crying and I wanted to go hold it, to comfort it. My mom wouldn’t let me go though; she held onto me tightly as I strained my arms out to reach my animal friend.

My mother knew that going near a wounded animal, much less trying to comfort it, was extremely dangerous! Had she not been there and my little toddler self had run to pick up my cat and comfort it? That former animal friend would have turned into an explosion of fur, claws, and teeth. Truthfully, as a toddler, I could have literally been killed if certain arteries were severed.

What I couldn’t understand then I can metaphorically see in my life today, as well as in the lives of those around me.  We all have been wounded in some way or another … some can say they were wounded by death, some by disease, some by accident, some heartbreak, and others by malevolent intent.  These wounds are tender … so sensitive that we guard them vigilantly … we don’t want anyone getting close to them.  If someone who loved us, and even truly wanted the best for us … tried to simply tangibly love us and come to hold us, comfort us, caress the pain of that wound out of our system?  We would have a knee jerk reaction to push them away … we can’t even help it … it’s just SO sensitive that even though we know we love that person?  We still push them away.

God has shown me something over the past few weeks though.  Sometimes … God WANTS to heal us through other people.  We can do all the meditation we want.  We can creatively expunge every demon through art.  We can strive to be as popular as possible to act as a salve to that wound.  We can run.  We can hide … but unless we are willing to be open to what God wants?  That wound will not be healed … not ever.

Sometimes God will just heal something, it’s true.  God has healed MANY things within me, so I can certainly attest to that.  However, there comes a point where God looks at us like that cat of mine that was cut open … God knows that we will resist if healing were forced on us.  We have to be willing … we have to be able to still our knee jerk reaction … and swallow our pride, or angry retorts, or defensive posturing … and allow that wound to be treated, and healed … and sometimes God uses other people to do this … and we just have to trust them.

That’s very hard for some of us; to let ourselves go and expose our souls in such a way … but we have to do it anyway if we want to be healed.

If there is someone like this in your life … someone who loves you so ridiculously that they want to help you?  Don’t push them away; be grateful for them.  Calm those nerves, retract the proverbial claws, breathe in the love of the Universe … and breathe out your love for them … and let the healing balm of their love go to work at healing your painful wounds.

You might be very surprised at the outcome … often we want what is worst for us … and what is best for us is avoided, because of our own hyper-sensitivity to tender areas.  It takes conscious work to overcome this … but it is SO very worth it. 🙂

Peace and Love.


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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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