I must admit, I have a 'thing' that I do every winter. It started when I moved back to Illinois after living in bayou country, south of New Orleans, Louisiana, for three years. I started doing this 'thing' because I. Was. So. Cold., I never thought I'd get warm again. At the time, I considered it to be a matter of self preservation. Now it's a matter of habit, preference, relaxation, fun and enjoyment.
As I spend my evenings working with the yarn, I am usually also watching something on Netflix or Amazon Prime. My current enthrallment is Dr. Who.
For those of you who are non-Whovians, Dr. Who is a long-running British science fiction television series. Because of a brilliant technique of regeneration created by the producers, the character of The Dr. can be recast when necessary, giving the show 13 doctors since its inception in November, 1963. Each doctor has their own sidekicks, creating a cast of memorable and bodacious characters. The writing is inspirational, resulting in many thought provoking quotes, which I find can be highly applicable to our own lives.
WISDOM FROM THE DOCTOR
Here's a quote that really spoke to me about my journey as a modern shaman, animal communicator and educator. I wonder if it will resonate with you?
This conversation takes place between the 10th Doctor and his companion Martha Jones:
Martha Jones: It’s like in those films: if you step on a butterfly, you change the future of the human race.
The Doctor: Then, don’t step on any butterflies. What have butterflies ever done to you?
It's time that we each ask ourself that pointed question and start looking at our animal kin and our relationship with them through a lens that encompasses more than just our conventional human perspective. Sure, it's probably easy to remember not to step on butterflies, but what about the spider or bug that crosses your path in the morning before your first cuppa coffee?
We need to show up for animals in a way that builds right relationship with them and in a way they are asking for, not in a way we *think* is best for them. At some point, we need to get uncomfortable with our traditional way of looking at our relationship with animals and acknowledge there is a more respectful and honorable way to connect with them.
I know you *know* this and hear the call at some level, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this!
ARE YOU READY TO SHOW UP?
If you're ready to show up for the animals my questions for you are: What will be your first step? How will you start? By stepping into my life's calling of helping build right relationship between animals and people, the animals and you are all helped, making it a win/win for all, regardless of species! And it really is true that "We All Do Better When ALL Creatures Do Better".
If you're ready to try on some new lenses and step into the world of right relationship, you don’t have to do it a lone. As a matter of fact, it’s best not to do it alone. Let’s set up a time and talk about how I can help you as you take this new step.
Here's To New Beginnings,