Last night I had word from a dear and wonderful friend. I knew her dog had recently been ill and passed on, I had dropped in to see her to offer a hug. I was with her when she first got Peppino, and knew how much that dog meant to her and how much he filled her life with love, She was not home when I arrived, so after leaving her a note I went on my way When she wrote me last nite she told me how Peppino had met his end. Rat poison! He was a small dog, the vet said there was enough in his system to have stopped a horse in his tracks. I had been oblivious to that bit of information prior to her telling me this last night. What devastation and renewed sense of loss,this time with a searing pain that a life was taken in such a horrible way.
The world is not perfect, and neither are we. The Universe works in strange ways. Intellectually we can try to make sense and reason out of world events, but always when we view anything that is outside our own personal world, we are seeing things either through the eyes of a camera or hearing the views and thoughts of others. If peace begins within, and that is really the only way it can happen, if we are at peace with our selves, then we radiate and share this peace with others.
Life on earth is fragile. We are here to learn, to grow spiritually and to learn love for one another. Tolerance and forgiveness are hard lessons. I ask today that we pray for those who are moving on into the Universe, mostly pray for their loved ones who suffer their loss. Those who pass over into the “cosmic beyond” have been blessed with new beginnings. No longer are they bound to mortal life.
Namste – Oyashikiri