Often we feel like we are being pushed or pulled in so many directions in our lives, and we are moving so fast, it’s hard to find time to breathe or take time for the sacred, simple things. When this happens with me, I know I have to regroup, take some down time, and return to my simple but meaningful rituals and practices. Recently a little miracle came into my life that reminded me of simplicity, unconditional love, and most of all patience.
“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” Henry David Thoreau
I am a nature girl, a bit of a mermaid, and animal lover and look to these traits to ground and bring me back to center. My husband recently went out to purchase a Boston Fern that I wanted, and came back with a little English lad that he found at the fruit stand near our cozy home at the ocean where we live part-time each month. We wanted to find a proper name for this little 6 week old, 2.5 pound puppy, hence Mr. Finnigan, Finn as his nickname, and now we are three with our animal babies. Puppies require attention, time, training, and above all, lot’s of love. Finn is teaching me patience as we go out for walks in nature, and adjusting to his eating and sleeping schedule since he is so tiny. Also finding his preferences, Finn is a shade lover, so I look for areas during the day as the Sun moves so he can enjoy his shade as he goes about his outdoor routine.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France
Mr. Finnigan is taking me back out in nature, creating “slow time” again for me and showing me the unconditional love that most of us forget about. He has friended the other two fur angels in our family. The girls are loving this beautiful little soul, and are gladly sharing their toys and taking him under their wing. This slow time has put many things in perspective for me, seeing what I truly need in my life right now, what I can release, and slowing down.
“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.” ~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
Since I am caught up on my Numerology charts for my clients this month, I decided to look at Finn’s numerology chart to see what it said about him and his personality. I actually cast Numerology Blueprints for pets too! Finn has a Life Path of 5, an Attitude of 6 and his day of birth is the 11th 11/2, a Master Number. He certainly embodies the the curiosity and adventure of the 5, so he will keep us entertained and will help us make time for play as my husband and I are both 8 Life Paths, and Finnigan’s 5 vibration does not know a stranger, and needs extra exercise. His attitude of the 6 is one of family and loyalty and his day of birth is a Master Number in Numerology, so he has been gifted and challenged to inspire others and loves to be loved! His Sun sign is Aries, the same as my husband, adventurous, enjoying challenges, and happiest when they are active. I like to look at the first vowel in a name, for that tells us what is inside and true for them. Finn’s is an “i” which holds the vibration of the 9, the ‘Old Soul” that has wisdom to share. I also like to look at the name we give our children and pets as it is most important to choose a name we like but also one where the vibration harmonizes with the family. Finnigan’s power name is an 11/2 which is the same as his birthday, that Master Number that is so loving and inspiring! Two’s are one of the most compatible numbers in Numerology.
Laughter and wonder is another essential in life! Animals can teach us that too. It doesn’t have to be one of our pets but the animals we encounter outside, the squirrel in our yard trying to scale the bird feeder, falling but trying again, the birds that sing so beautifully in the morning that give us hope for the day, and the owl that calls to his mate at night that reminds us there is someone, something here for us to love and be loved.