Buddha Gidget. What Have You Come Here to Teach Me?

IMG_1956 1200My teacher- oh, so wise and divine.

What have you come here to share with me?

Your eyes full of wisdom draw me into another world.

A world unlike the planet my feet are firmly planted upon.

A place of spirit that shows us the way if we open ourselves to it.

My Buddha Gidget who continues to encourage me to listen with my heart.

To trust what I know.

To deepen my faith in the Universe and trust paths before me that I may not always understand.

Your spirit, my little one, lifts me to the mountain top of what can’t be viewed with my mere human eyes, but  can only be felt deep within the spirit of who I am.

Your presence a gift of what it means to be compassionate.

Your soul, a beacon of light of hope that shines through your eyes and calls me home to what is real.

Gidget and Kylie Speak. What the Animal Communication Reading Revealed.

IMG_1968I knew I’d want Dawn, an animal communicator, to do a reading with Gidget. She has done them for Frankie and Joie, and each time they have been spot on. I also learn so much from them and about myself in the process. Well, I felt the time was finally right to find out what Gidget had to share.  So we set it up for yesterday afternoon.

Last Friday I sent her many photos of Gidget by herself, with me, with John, and with Kylie. She emailed me Saturday saying she woke up that morning with Kylie very much on her mind. She asked that I send over photos of her also as  she felt Kylie wanted to take part in the reading, too.

I could hardly wait for yesterday to arrive knowing both Kylie and Gidget had much to share.

Gidget was ready to share first.  Dawn said that she feels Gidget is a very special, individual dog and that she is a Master Teacher.  She expresses herself in many different ways.  Sometimes as a puppy, sometimes as a very wise dog. She is a puppy, wise dog, and teacher.

This feels right on to me.  Since first seeing her photo on Petfinder to bringing her home I could feel something very different about her. The fact that she is both wise and a puppy at times made sense in that I don’t really know her “true” age. While it doesn’t all that much matter to me, this actually made sense that age is just a number.  Gidget is all these facets of a dog, no matter her age.

So I’m going to go back and forth between what Gidget shared and Kylie, because that is how the reading unfolded.

Next Dawn shared that she feels Kylie is an emotional calmer. She is a very grounding and sweet dog. “What you see, is what you get.” I couldn’t have agreed more. That is exactly Kylie. She also has held the center for a very long time. Again, right on.  I’ve always felt that way about Kylie.

What really struck me is what she said next as I’ve been feeling this from Kylie also.  Dawn said, “She has come into her own, which has helped her.” John and I have talked about this quite often since Gidget has been with us. Kylie seems more comfortable and at ease in our lives. She loves to hang out with us, no matter what room we are in, when she didn’t always do that before.

Dawn said that Kylie is a teacher in the sense of what it means to be a dog and communicating that to humans.

Gidget relies on Kylie for certain things, especially helping her to feel grounded.

Gidget has many different personalities. Not in the sense as humans would view this, but because she is perceived in many different ways by others. She actually can adjust easily to these projections of how others see her. This made sense to me also because sharing photos here and on Facebook I’ve had people comment she looks like a puppy, wise, smart, and intelligent.

Now for the part that had me saying, “Whew.” Gidget is here to help me understand that I have a high degree of capability. She shared that it’s as if I am at the top of a mountain, the tipping point, just about to go over. She is here to help me get stronger emotionally as well as with my self image. She knows I am coming more into my maturity, spirituality and elder wisdom.

Regarding the tipping point, Gidget feels I am dealing with being more in balance, while having one foot of connection in this world, and one foot in another. Whew. I believe she is right. For me, it speaks to my fascination with what animals are here to teach us and wanting to go deeper with knowing more.

Dawn said that Gidget needs help with balance in much the same way, one foot in this world, and one foot in another (or perhaps with her it is paw!)—so we are together to help each other with this and in a true partnership together.Our work together is very inward orientated. Dawn said not that Gidget isn’t good with others in the world, but it’s more of a focus on inward work that her and I need to do.

This makes so much sense to me after losing Joie and the inward work I did then, and really, continue to do. Gidget is here to keep me on that path.

Gidget has much wisdom to share with me and her challenge is learning how to communicate that to me. She feels it is a very exciting time on our planet because so many people are beginning to awaken. She also feels like I am the first human who understands her for who she is.

It then came time for my questions, some of which I’m not going to share here today as they are between Gidget and me.

But one thing I was curious about was her past.  The reason being if there was something I needed to know that might help me to help her. Gidget didn’t necessarily want to share her past, but would if I really wanted that.  She is focused on her new beginning with me and is very happy and content. She wants to be taken for who she is right now. I accepted that and decided that was perfectly fine with me.

This was a very powerful hour for me with Dawn, Kylie and Gidget.I think what I learned yesterday speaks very much to where I am in my life right now, and I’m so glad I opened myself to another world to explore.

As somewhat of an aside, I have to share what Dawn said about one of the photos I sent her of Gidget and me for the reading, which was this one: g and me 1-14Dawn pointed out the word joy at the bottom left, the stuffed dachshund at the top (that sort of looks like it is coming out my head!), and the bicycle card next to it. These are all parts of what makes up me—what I love.  And as a kind of funny, but something people often comment on, is that I am good at marketing my books… and the book title on the left hand side, “1,001 Ways to Market Your Books.”  No words really needed for this photo, it says it all without speaking a word.

I’m hosting a workshop being presented by Dawn on March 8th and 9th at my home.  If you are interested, here are the details.

Seagulls Message to Me Today.

seagullAs I do most mornings, I was on my mat doing my yoga practice. I do my practice in front of our French patio doors in our living room, looking into our back yard.

As I was holding side triangle pose, looking up through the bare tree limbs into the blue sky, the wind howling, birds chirping, and the wind chills -25 to -35 today, I saw a seagull glide through the sky. Wow, did that make me smile!

The minute I got out to my writing cottage today I referred to my two sources for animal messages, but seagull wasn’t an animal listed in either of them. I decided to Google it and see if I could find anything.

I found two messages, with really the same message:

“Now is the time for deep emotional healing, your feelings need to be acknowledged and expressed.”

“There’s nothing wrong with drawing a bit of attention to yourself.”

I took these messages as meaning much the same thing. How often are we afraid to express how we feel out of judgment from others?

In the “Unraveling Your True Self” class I’m taking, last week we talked about many of these issues.  We talked about how can we express ourselves and not be door mats when we believe strongly in something?

My response, which I shared with the group of ladies in the class, is something I try to do, which is when I believe strongly in something, but someone may not agree with me, I try to state my thoughts with compassion and kindness.

Now I’m not saying I’m 100% good at this, but I’ve gotten better. I stated my example of Frankie being in a wheelchair and how others didn’t always agree. But I realized that anger at someone wouldn’t solve anything. I realized it was my opportunity to share my thoughts and hopefully educate, and make a difference.  If someone still does not agree, then that is okay too. But I was able to say how I feel, let go, and move on.

As I continue to write for my blog and work on my new book, Joie’s Gift, as well as it is one of my intentions this year, I want to write about issues I may not have otherwise. To be braver in a sense, knowing others aren’t always going to agree with me. But that is okay, as long as I continue to do so out of speaking my truth with compassion and kindness.

That is how I understand my message from seagull today. As I think about what animals in our world can teach us, I really want to know more.  Animal communication is fascinating to me, though at times I’ve felt hesitant about voicing that out loud on an even deeper level.

But I want to learn more from our animal world and by being more aware of moments like today when seagull glided into my view. Then taking the time to find out what seagulls message was for me.

Today is also my animal reading with my animal communicator, Dawn who is doing a reading with Gidget. And I’m quite intrigued because she sent me an email saying that Kylie was very much on her mind when she woke up Saturday morning. Kylie wanting to share some thoughts as well. So I’m eager for 1:00pm to roll around to hear what they both have to share with me.  I’ll be sure to share with you soon!

In the meantime, let me know if you have an encounter with an animal today and what their message is to you.