This morning while walking my sister’s dog I noted something magical about surrender. While walking he saw a rabbit across the street. We stood still to watch the rabbit’s next move. It was like we were all synchronized in this moment.
We continued this walk and met up with a dog, but he was ready to pounce on Obi. The owner informed me that another dog bit him and had trust issues. The trauma this dog faced has affected how he sees every other dog as a threat. I tried to let Obi play with him but the other dog growled and was ready to attack him. Eventually the other owner pulled him away.
In the park, there was an open field with tiny yellow flowers sprouted where grass should be but due to the hot weather the grass turned to a straw like colour in patches. Obi sniffed the grass, bushes and flowers. Nature was his domain.
The awakening of nature to impact our lives in a positive way is growth of change. Change is awareness to see in a different perspective of a situation or relationship. Change is to view one’s attitude to another without judgement. Observe a tree and see the connection between all branches and then the connection with other trees. Nature is an intricate system of survival and beauty at its’ best.
Progress is small steps of change. The traumatized dog will take small steps to desensitize to play with other dogs again. The healing process is every day and a dose of nature is a great healing power.
Nature is the teacher of wisdom. There are many lessons one can learn from nature. Everything serves a purpose including you.
Here is an ancient Hasidic saying from Dr.Wayne W Dyer’s book “The Power of INTENTION”.
When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and holy, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.