We live in a world apart from nature in so many ways. We work at our desks, surrounded by possessions. For weeks on end the only connection to the natural world we experience is through a window. Time has marched on, leaving the human race behind.
I will not dishonor their memory By forgetting the true cause Those souls sacrificed To hatred embraced by angry hearts I will not dishonor their memory By forgetting the chance we were given To come together, to hold one another To be a nation united, by grief By Love I will not dishonor their memory…
Many of us would say that our soul-anchor animal friends have seen us through some of the hardest times of our lives. They offer shelter through pain, fear and deep depression. They bring us comfort and so very many reasons to laugh, even on our darkest days. They keep our spirit’s ship secure when the waters get choppy and the skies turn black. They are the sunshine that breaks through the clouds to remind us that all will be well again.
Almost everyone I know who has loved animals, or at least those people with enough years behind them to have relished in the experience, can tell the story of at least one soul-anchor.
Who are your special ones? Have you known more than one? Are they still with you in the physical? Or are they now forever with you in the beyond?
Reach out to them today, and give them each a soul-deep hug from me.
They love us regardless of who we are. They love us even though we are far from perfect. They hold no expectations, they make no judgments. They are an island of unconditional love in a hostile sea.
Or perhaps it’s not so much that they love us despite ourselves. Perhaps they simply have more faith in our hearts’ potential than we do.