“Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life.” ~Hafiz
If you, or someone you know is struggling with an aging animal companion, do not forget for one moment that you and your beloved are connected in heart and mind. When we are faced with the certain (or uncertain) fate of our beloved animal companion we have two choices: We can choose to fall into fear, or we can choose to lift ourselves and our beloveds in Love.
In every moment, we have a choice.
No one else can make this choice for us. It is ours and ours alone. We can cry over the circumstances or we can embrace them fearlessly. We can choose to stay angry and resentful about what’s in front of us or we can choose to celebrate their last days on Earth with them. We can find creative solutions, or we can give up. We can choose to accept defeat, or we can choose to proceed ahead together with an open heart of acceptance. We can sink into the swamps of sadness that steal our joy, or we can stand tall, walk with our beloved joyfully, and celebrate every breath together. We can choose to stare into the face of their declining mental and physical health and become burdened with despair, or we can keep searching for solutions. We can choose to see sickness and death, or we can choose to see beyond their body; we can see, feel, sense, and know their vibrant soul within.
We can give up.
… Or we can give them a life that’s Golden.
Look at your animal companions right now.
- How would you describe their Love for Life?
- What makes their heart sing?
- What makes their soul soar?
- Who were they in their younger years?
- Who, what, when, and where did they enjoy most?
- Who are they at heart?
Do you have images of them from back then? Find them. Look at them with your animal companion and your family. SEE that young spirit that is alive within them now.
How would they want to spend their last days, weeks, months, or years?
What would their Golden Years become if they could choose?
What would they want to have, be, see, or do if you would allow it?
Can you see their vibrant soul within their aging body??
It’s still there. We just have to recognize it.
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