My president hates me. I awoke this morning and lay in the darkness as my dream-state lifted, and consciousness gently returned. Do I have to get up for work today? No, it's my Sunday off. Oh, good. But then I was aware of a wave of sadness still lingering from dreams, where I realized I had been under attack all night. In the dream, I was at work, being verbally assaulted by a fellow administrative assistant who is normally kind and respectful. Over the course of a few minutes, she shouted out lies about me, some work-related as well as personal.
As Nala and I marched down Broad St in Souderton, PA with
our veterinarians from Ark Animal Hospital and their clients and supporters, a
different energy swept through the streets.
Yes, there were children and parents sitting on the curbs, smiling and
waving. There were decorations and Santa
hats, ribbons and glitter. There was
candy and excitement as
the kids scrambled off the curb to gather up what was
tossed into the street. But there was
something else. A sense of safety.
When you’re little, it’s all about that ½ isn’t it? “I’m 7 ½”
you proudly said at one time. Reaching “Sweet 16” signified you were growing
up. Turning 18 meant you became an
adult, and we all know the significance of 21!
From early on, we are aware of the value that our culture places on
numbers. Sometimes the balance of power
is so greatly skewed and one might put so much value on numbers that their
lives are literally at stake.
Despite my arrival
into this world in between the January blizzards of ’78, I am not naturally a
cold weather person. I like warmth,
sunshine, or even the pleasantly cool, crisp air of autumn. Middle-of-the-road
temps are good. Arctic blasts—not so
much. So, naturally I fell in love with
a Siberian Husky almost 11 years ago, and Nala has been family since the day I
brought her home. “You get the dog that
you need”, Cesar Millan has often said, and I believe that to be true on many
pathway to a solution is to first acknowledge there’s a problem. When something is not going smoothly in our
lives, it’s human nature to look outside ourselves to see what’s wrong and what
(or who) needs fixing. But when we look
inside ourselves, more often than not, the solution lies there. While some of
our challenges appear to be external, often they are consequences of our thoughts, belief systems, and energy fields.
Find your peaceful place.