All of my life I had dreams, special dreams. Dreams I could remember very well because they left a deep impression in my mind and Connected with my soul. Now, celebrating my 54th birthday I understand these “dreams” are part of my destination I chose myself before birth. And miraculously enough, I always felt Trust they would come true at the right moment in my Life. Even when circumstances were not predictable and did not point out in that certain direction I had seen in my dream, I always knew, deep inside of myself I could Trust on it. They would come true. At the right place and time.
I knew one day a publisher would contact me and I could write and publish. It’s exactly how it went. I am a writer now. I knew I would be a writer, I knew I would be reaching a lot of children and adults with my books. To improve their Life here. My first children book will be published soon. More to come. Writing my first novel with thriller elements. Books people can read, enjoy and learn from.
I found him. Brian discovered in his notes from years ago he wanted to be alive so “she” could find him. In a hypnotic session Brian revealed his past lives and told me what he saw. It was the same house I had always seen, the house we lived in. Tuscany, he died as my man Antonio in my arms. Coincidence? No. We agreed in that life that whenever he would not know how to find me again in a possible next life, I would find him. And I did.
From day one I knew I would choose my own family worldwide and I do. I believe family is a choice.
I also knew and saw I would create another family, a family of dogs. This will happen in the near future. I volunteered at the Lab Rescue in San Diego as an Intuitive Medium to help them in any way possible. Dogs….they have been in my Life for many years. As a child I used to ask a dog for every birthday, but each year it was a No. The moment I started to live on my own I had a dog. Over the years I have rescued many dogs from the shelter and kept them with me, Loved them, cherished them. They taught me true Love in an unconditionally way. They taught me Forgiveness, Trust and Faith. They told me how to accept and to let go. They were my family. Even after their death they travel along with me.
At this moment in my Life I can’t have a dog since I will be living in the house of my mother-in-law. No dogs allowed there. So I will meet my dog family in the Lab rescue Center in San Diego.
Each dog who will get a new home and will be able to have a good life, what a Gift!
Dogs understand the language of the soul. They are no humans, they are dogs, but they do sense everything. Things we humans seem to have blocked by the working of our mind, each day we live most of us do not use what a dog does: Intuition, sensing instead of thinking. Dogs live in the Now, most people do not.
The Now is where everything takes place. The Now travels with you, each moment of your Life. And still many of us choose to live in the Past or in the Future, worrying about everything which is not in the Now. They are not fully Present…A dog always is present in the Now, it’s a natural thing. It’s his natural behavior. Does this mean a dog forgets everything you did? No way! But the dog is offering you new opportunities so you can show the better you.
“I wish I could sleep as my dog does” I heard a friend say the other day. I asked him why he would not do that.
“Oh, I have too much on my mind to be able to sleep this way!” he answered.
“Well, let me tell you something pal, that is a choice. Your choice. When I can’t sleep nowadays it is because I wake up from the hot flashes, not from worrying” I told him. He started to laugh.
So why would you believe a dog has the incredible ability to sleep wherever and whenever he wants to? Because he feels sleepy, or just relaxed? People hardly know what relaxation is these days. They work and work and go on vacation once a year when they are lucky. Life takes them on a road they feel pushed on in many ways. People work job’s they do not like that much. Day in day out they work many hours doing something they don’t really enjoy. They complain they can’t sleep at night, because they don’t want to face another day doing work they don’t like. They start to feel sick. That’s the difference.
Last time as I walked in Amsterdam with my Love Brian I saw a homeless person on the bridge with his dog. They were one, united in being there. Nothing more, nothing less. They felt free in the Now. Trust, being there, existing, present in their own self chosen unity. Dogs do not see wealth or status, they see you. The real you.
The Gift that’s called Imagination is what people use to imagine the most incredible things. Positive ones reflect our “hope” to come true. Negative ones will fill us up with fear, as a balloon we fill with helium. And though it’s unrealistic to imagine negative things will happen to us, we still seem to prefer fear above realistic thoughts. And so we use this Gift very frequently in a more negative way. Like we believe we can protect ourselves by imagining the worst case scenario. But that doesn’t work. It’s all fried air. There is no control, no protection in imagining negative scenario’s. It will only attract them.
A person who is filled with Fear for dogs and who is walking on the street will feel safe until he or she sees a dog. Then Fear starts to smell, negative energy spreads around and the dog notices you. The law of attraction.
This reminds me of Sita, my German Shepard. I was about 21 and went to the shelter with Gonnie, a dear friend. The shelter was situated in Gouda and we went in. Being a high Sensitive Person (HSP) I sensed the energy of a dog that was not presented .Gonnie and I walked along all the barking dogs behind bars and I asked the person who guided us around if there was another dog, a big one. I told him I felt her and he looked at me as if he had seen a ghost. I told him I felt things and I most certainly wanted to see the dog who was waiting for me and who tried to connect with me. The man shrugged his shoulders and said there was only one dog in another wing of the shelter who would be euthanize the next day. But I would not have to bother to have a look there since that dog was very traumatized and did not allow people near her. She peed when people came to her and crawled over the floor, always being very anxious he told me. She could not be petted, nor fed and the volunteers just put down a bowl with food which she refused to eat. I insisted to go there anyway and after asking for the third time, the guy said “Oh well, alright!” and I walked with him to the fence, behind the bars I saw a German shepard. The guy pointed at her and wanted to walk away. But I was standing in front of this dog and looked her straight into her eyes. We Connected with a capital C. I knelt down and she walked to me in a Trusting way, still looking into my eyes. Then she put her head on my knee, through the bars. It felt like a Sacred moment, a moment I will never forget. From that day Sita was my shadow. Where I went she went. No leash. Always near me. Her last owner beat her up and she lost the half of a teeth because of that. She was incredibly skinny and her fur was damaged. I helped her heal and Sita and I were together till the day she died at the age of 12. She died in my arms,and the most wonderful thing happened. I was holding her in my arms, she was looking at me. And exactly on the moment her soul floated out of her sick, old body, she showed me a lawn, a very green lawn and I could see her running into it, playful as if she was young again. She shaked her fur and started to run in circles, barking, being totally Happy….I never experienced this before and I never experience it again. But I feel deeply Grateful for that moment. I felt Sita with me for years after her death. I learned from her, she taught me what true Happiness in the here and Now meant. She taught me about Wisdom. About Forgiveness. About Love, unconditional Love. She changed my Life and my view on Life.
There are many dogs who we want to be our companion. We do need to consider a dog needs leadership, guidance, an open relaxed harmony with his leader. We will have to understand when to pet the dog, and when to correct him/ her. A dog will teach you Forgiveness in a bigger way than most human can reach for. Still, never underestimate the dog, because he/ she will also always remember what you did and who you are. The dog is a Master in Forgiveness and can be our teacher in this. When we are open to see that and to learn from it, dogs will not only be our companions, they will become our best friends, become our Family.
Walking in the wood here near my house, I often see a dog owner yell at their dog when they have done something they don’t want the dog to do. The command them to come and when they do they get yelled at or worse. That’s not good for the bond you want to have with your dog. Once the dog comes to you he will not understand why you yell at him/her. They came to you when you commanded them, didn’t they? The dog will not connect the incident with the yelling, dog owners do. When we understand how the dog behaves and why, we will be better teachers to them and communicate in a different way, a way the dog will understand.
Communication is a skill, to communicate without negative comments is a privilege.
How about you?