My eyes can eat pastries
I don't need to put them in my mouth
to experience the sweetness
which I already am.
I've been booked solid with appointments and didn't think I had time to write, but the above pastrial words were rattling around in my head and refused to be quiet. They demanded I write. I surrendered. I wrote. I felt the sudden impulse to look out the window. I was rewarded for surrendering and following that impulse.
Just 15 feet south of me, I saw an unfamilar creature walking across our yard. It had a rich golden coat with dark spots all over. It was about three times the size of our last housecat, had much longer legs and bigger feet. Its perky ears were tufted and its short tail tipped in black.
Was I seeing a bobcat in broad daylight, in our backyard? I had never heard of anyone seeing a bobcat where we live.
Some cultures believe when an animal does something unusual it is bringing to you the gift of its characteristics and spiritual significance, its power and wisdom. Study its attributes and if they resonate with you, you know you're on the right track.The first things I read about bobcats caught my attention. Some Native American tribes associate bobcats with the south. My bobcat was directly south of me. Bobcats are associated with the color red. A few hours ago, I emailed one of my assistants a request to have my phone session appointments appear in my calendar in red.
Bobcats are rarely seen because they are elusive and nocturnal. A bobcat represents the unseen yet all-powerful aspect of life, the inner stillness of our true Self. The bobcat has many other attributes, such as sharp hearing and vision and a keen sense of smell. Maybe it smelled my pastries.
One of the spiritual gifts from the bobcat is to enhance your ability to see beyond what the eyes can see, to see through all things and reveal the hidden messages and meaning. With quiet patience true wisdom shines forth. All this fits perfectly with what I do and even the name of my website, RevealWisdom.com.
A complementary gift from the bobcat is the ability to know when to act, to quickly pounce upon opportunity when it presents itself. Just yesterday I quickly pounced upon an unexpected opportunity. The appearance of the bobcat in my backyard was a confirmation and gift for doing that. Nature rewards us when we are prepared and have the foresight and courage to swiftly act.
MY WISH FOR YOU:
May you follow your intuitive insights, may you find yourself in the right place at the right time. When opportunity knocks may you have the courage to open the door and enjoy its rewards.
TIPS AND TOOLS:
- You can eat pastries with your eyes. Try it! All the senses are connected like the fingers of your hand. You really don't have to eat sweets to experience sweetness. Learn how to refine your senses and you will see (pun intended).
- The basis for experiencing sweetness in life is developing inner fulfillment, bliss. For that, it's helpful to practice a type of meditation that gets rid of stress because stress strangles our joy and potential from being fully realized.
- Next time you eat, don't do anything else while eating. That means don't look at your smart phone, computer, TV or read. Try eating consciously, enjoying your food, noticing the subtleties of taste, texture and aroma. Do it for one week and see how you feel. At first it will be an adjustment if you have been used to outer stimulation while eating. But then you will find food will be more satisfying and your digestion will improve.
- Over time I may post some tips for how to transform bad habits into good, such as sugar addiction, excessive screen time, going to bed late, alcohol etc. If you are struggling with such issues, elicit the support of a friend and/or local program. If you still need help, set up a Phone Session.