I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of them playing, and then when I saw the photos again, I realized I just had to share it.
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You can stop fighting now.
I’ve been noticing more and more in the media the word “fight” being used everywhere.
Politicians say, “I will fight for you” or a cause that you might care about.
Fund raising commercials say, “Fight xxxx” – fill in your favorite illness.
Drug companies say, “Fight xxxx with yyyy” – fill in your favorite drug and symptom.
Sports teams say, “Fight, fight fight, fight, fight.”
When our government wants to create fear, it urges us to “fight” and labels everything a “war.”
We’ve had “wars” on poverty, on diseases, on drugs, on terrorism, and most sports are a substitute for going to war.
What have these wars created?
Freedom from the desire to numb yourself with drugs or other addictive behaviors?
Abundance for everyone?
A good sense of sportsmanship?
The ability to peacefully resolve conflicts?
A world of peace?
I’ve been asking myself lately,
Are you and I being programmed to fight?
“Why do the media fill our heads with such aggressive language? Why does everything have to be a fight?”
“IMAGINE,” said John Lennon. And so I, too, invite you to imagine a world without having to “fight” for everything.
IMAGINE a world where everyone is respectful of everyone else and no longer blames others for what they don’t like about themselves or for what they don’t like about their own lives.
IMAGINE a world where politicians call for cooperation and no longer use the word “fight” to promote themselves. Politicians could say, “If you elect me, I’ll do my best to bring peaceful cooperation and problem solving to all of the issues facing us. I promise to work with all others elected to solve problems, to get things done, and I will urge my colleagues to do the same.”
IMAGINE a world where people are so content and joyful that they don’t need to drug themselves to bury their emotional pain and dissatisfaction.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. I’m tired of fighting. I’m tired of struggling. I want things to flow easily and gently in my life.
I am now choosing to stop the internal struggles and internal battles. You can make the same choice, or not. It’s entirely up to you.
There are ways to stop the fighting, and the first step is to make the choice.
Once you’ve made the choice to stop the internal battle, you will be shown methods and techniques to help you succeed.
Once you’ve made the choice to find peaceful, cooperative solutions in your daily living, they will appear in your life.
You will be guided to them.
You will be open to them.
You will notice them when they show up.
IMAGINE them coming to you. See them easily and quickly arriving … the perfect solutions to whatever challenges you are facing.
IMAGINE a world in which each human chooses from his or her own heart to work together to create joyful, creative, loving solutions. This is a powerful step to creating a world where everyone has food, shelter, and opportunities for personal creativity and spiritual well-being. This is the world we were meant to live in.
CONSIDER THE HUMAN BODY as a model for peaceful cooperation.
Our physical bodies are a cooperative effort of all our cells and organs.
- What would it be like if your heart said, “I won’t pump any blood today for the kidneys because they insulted me.”
- What if your colon said, “I’m tired of cleaning up this garbage without any appreciation. I’m going to fight to hold onto it.”
- What if your bone marrow said, “I’m fed up with all the bickering, so I’m not going to produce any blood cells today.”
The body works, stays healthy, and supports our experience on the Earth because all parts cooperate with each other. If they started bickering and arguing and disrespecting each other, our bodies would sicken and die.
In the same way, humanity is a single being, a single consciousness. When we connect at that level, cooperation comes more easily and we can accomplish great things.
But today what we seem to be doing is fighting with each other. As a result of all that fighting, the oceans are dying and the food is all poisoned to some degree (yes, even the organic stuff has chem trail poisons landing on it).
In addition, hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of humans are homeless, starving, and see no way out of their situation. This is true inside the United States, although the official media won’t tell you about it. Do you know about the citizens of this country living under interstate overpasses? They are not counted among the unemployed. They are not counted at all.
So it’s time to stop fighting and start appreciating and cooperating with each other. We have to begin caring about each other.
QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED.
- Am I ready to stop fighting?
- What am I fighting inside myself? Is there a battle raging there?
- What am I fighting outside myself? Am I still trying to win an argument with someone from yesterday? Last week? Ten years ago?
- How can I make peace within myself? What parts of myself need me to love them, forgive them, hold them gently and help them feel accepted and safe.
- How can I make peace with others outside myself? Can I forgive them for past grievances? Even when someone is already out of body, forgiveness can heal you and still give them an opportunity to change.
You don’t have to make all the changes all at once.
All you need do is begin.
Stop fighting yourself. Become more loving towards yourself. Be compassionate with yourself.
You can’t change anyone but yourself. As you change yourself, you interact differently with others.
The energy exchange between you and another will be different.
And then the other person will receive an opportunity to interact with you differently.
Don’t wait for someone else to begin.
Begin with you.
Stop fighting now.
Cats love to snuggle into
cozy, dark places.
In the wild, cats use caves and other dark, cozy places for
- staying warm;
- having kittens;
- hiding from predators;
- recovering from injury or illness.
When we bring cats indoors, their need for a “cat cave” remains.
A cat cave provides security, warmth, and comfort. It’s a private space for each cat to enjoy, or a place for 2 friends to snuggle up together.
Does your cat crave a cat cave?
If your cat is hiding in closets, under beds, or behind furniture, a cat cave might be just the thing.
Cats who especially benefit from cat caves are:
- feral cats making the transition to indoor living;
- sick or injured cats;
- elderly cats;
- cats recovering from surgery.
Many cats who enjoy meditating will really appreciate a cat cave.
Violet introduced me to cat caves.
Violet has an intense need for warmth in the winter. When she was young, she tried to sit on top of my baseboard radiators – an impossible feat for any cat.
To help her feel warm and comfortable, I found a cardboard box of the right height. She could sit part-way on the radiator with the box holding the rest of her body.
I soon realized that I could do better for her. With Violet’s instruction, I created my first cat cave. I’ve been making them ever since.
This particular cave is currently used by Starlight, but I once found Violet snugged in there with her. So it meets the needs of cozy and two can share, but mostly now it’s Starlight’s to enjoy.
Home-made cat caves are inexpensive, sturdy and warm.
To make a cat cave, you will need:
- a cat sized “corrugated” cardboard box.
- a bath size towel (approx. 2 feet by 3 feet).
- a soft item for a cat to lie on.
- duct tape or packaging tape.
From a cat’s point of view, the cave doesn’t need to be fancy. It just needs to be
- dark and cozy inside, i.e., not too big.
- capable of holding body heat plus any additional heat that the season requires.
- a safe, quiet location.
Depending on how your home is heated, you may want to put the back or side of the cave someplace warm:
- against a baseboard radiator
- next to a hot air vent that’s located on the floor
- against or next to an old-fashioned radiator
I don’t recommend putting a heating pad inside, as that can become too hot. You can put a heating pad behind the box or you can use large plastic soda bottles filled with hot water behind and along the sides outside of the box to provide some additional warmth.
>> Box Size <<
Choose a cardboard box that is large enough for 1 or 2 cats, depending on your situation.
>> The cat(s) should be able to stand up and stretch, and turn around easily inside the box.
>> If you have a pair of cats who love to snuggle up together, a 2-cat box might be fine.
>> “Corrugated” Cardboard <<
Cardboard boxes are the best material for a cat cave because they are corrugated, i.e., there are air spaces that hold heat. Many are also quite sturdy. They are also light weight and thus easy to move around.
The cave in the photo here is located upstairs where it’s cooler in the winter time. So the cave sits on top of some old pillows to insulate the bottom and to give the cave a bit of height, which cats seem to prefer.
Notice the baseboard radiator. All my caves back up to radiators for warmth in the winter. In summer, of course, the heat is off and the cave is warm enough.
Oh … the feline who came to help me take the pictures is Starlight.
If a cat is sick and a box becomes dirty with vomit or feces, you can always throw it out and get a new one. Cardboard is inexpensive – just save some of the those empty boxes you get every time you order something online.
If you don’t have any boxes available, you can get some at the back of stores that are throwing them away. Liquor stores are a good option, and some supermarkets have lots of boxes in their trash.
Make sure the box is very clean and doesn’t have any blood or strong odors.
A fancy wooden box is not as good as cardboard because it won’t hold the heat as well. If you want your cat cave to look “fancy”, cover it with a fancy patterned towel. “Fancy” is a human need, not a cat need.
>> Cardboard Box Preparation <<
The bottom of the box becomes the back of the cave.
The “top” is used as the opening for the cat to walk into the box.
Depending on the box you choose, you may have to fold the flaps into the box and secure them with tape, making the box stronger. Duct tape works better then packaging tape.
You can also use the flaps to make a box larger by taping them in an open position.
Please note that all work on cat caves will most likely be supervised by your cat. That’s normal, natural, and appropriate, from the feline perspective.
If the cat keeps jumping in the box slowing down the creation process, or gets tangled up in the duct tape, the cats is teaching you that creativity is supposed to be fun and not a serious enterprise.
I recommend getting into the spirit of the play – it will be healthier for you and more fun, too.
BATH TOWEL CAVE COVER
I use a bath towel to cover most of my caves, but you can use anything else you have around that’s appropriate. The idea is to drape the towel over the front of the cave and to cover the top and part of the sizes as well.
The cover serves these functions:
- It hangs down over the opening, leaving 2-3″ space open at the bottom. This allows the cat to come and go easily, while still providing a dark, warm interior.
- It creates the mysterious darkness that cats love.
- It adds some additional insulation.
- It’s easy to lift up to see if someone is inside, or to reach inside, and you can also leave it open if the cave becomes too warm.
Drape the cave with something easily washable, such as old towels or pieces of polar fleece.
BENEATH THE CAT CAVE
Some cats are comfortable being on the floor, and as long as the floor is warm enough, putting the cat cave there is no problem. It can be placed on bare floor or on carpet.
If your cat loves height, you can put the cat cave on a large chair or on a foot stool that is large enough to hold the cave and leave a bit of space in front for the cat to jump up on before entering the cave
Wherever you set the cave, it must be easy for the cat to get in and out. A sick or elderly cat may not be able to jump up to reach their cave, and the last thing you want is for the cat to fall down and get hurt.
A young, healthy cat may be very comfortable on a folded up towel, an old, soft bath mat, or anything that is soft and will shape itself to the cat.
I have many pieces of polar fleece cut up into 3 foot squares that I use to cover my cat beds and to use inside the caves. They are warm, collect cat fur, and are easily washable. They dry quickly in a dryer, so you can get rid of the fuzz during shedding season, which seems to be all year round (at times).
GETTING FELINE APPROVAL
Allow your cat to explore a new cave at leisure. The cat will find the darkness and warmth inviting and will probably move right in if s/he is sick or elderly and feeling cold, or even just to place her energy in the cave to claim it.
I purchased this lovely cat bed online thinking that my girls might like something different. The only reason Sakhara is actually inside it is because I shoved her in. No one would go into it willingly, even after several washes to get rid of the chemical preservative smell that is used on all cloth items today.
As you can see from Sakhara’s expression, she is not happy with this cave.
It was never accepted by any of my cats, not even after I threw a piece of polar fleece over the top to make the inside more mysterious.
Starlight’s solution was to sit on the polar fleece thus flattening the entire structure into a chaise lounge appearance. So now it’s in her upstairs cave still covered by the fleece. (See photo above of the cave sitting on pillows.)
NEED HELP WITH ELDERLY OR SICK CATS?
There is a photo of a cat cave in this post: Feline Hospice for Violet
The one pictured there has a black plastic liner (cut up garbage bag) in the bottom for cats that are dying or leaking urine. There’s a picture of an orthopedic mattress further down in the same post.
Of course, I’m always available to assist you and your cats and other animals in any way I can.
2017 has arrived.
How is 2017 affecting you?
Even if you can’t feel it, the energy is downloading into your bodies very rapidly.
The new energy is much lighter and vibrates much more quickly.
Patricia Cota-Robles reports that we are receiving a new energy wave every of Eternal Peace and God’s Infinite Abundance each and every hour from midnight, January 1, through midnight, January 11, 2017.
2017 is a “1” year.
January 1, 2017 = 1:1:1
January 11, 2017 = 1:11:1 (or 11:11)
11:11 is the signal for spiritual awakening.
Everything is accelerating. This is not just your perception. It’s a fact.
For example, the Schumann magnetic resonance measurement of the Earth’s heartbeat, which for most of the 20th century was around 7.8 Hz is now at 16.5 Hz. It has more than doubled!
This is just one sign that your experience of time moving more rapidly is not an illusion. It’s also not old age, and it’s not brain damage, either. It’s real!
2017 begins a new 10 year cycle, a cycle in which our abilities to manifest our thoughts and feelings is also accelerated. In other words, what you focus on is what you create, and your creations will appear in your life more rapidly than ever before.
So now is the time to really, really, really be very aware of all your thoughts and feelings. Taking fully responsibility is essential.
Here are a few tips to help you have more control over what you manifest.
- NEUTRALITY: Teach your Ego to be neutral to whatever appears in your life.
- DIVINE LOVE: When you have a strong emotional reaction to something, step back from whatever it is and invite your I Am Presence to help you calm down by wrapping you in Divine Love.
- SHIFT EMOTIONAL STATES: Ask yourself, “Can I be curious instead of angry or afraid?”
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: Remind yourself who is in charge of your life. When you take full responsibility for all you experience, you’ll feel more powerful.
If you’ve been practicing these skills all along, you may feel pretty confident about this.
Still, now is the time to be very, very observant and very, very focused.
You and I are creating the New 5th Dimensional Earth.
I’m choosing a peaceful, loving, harmonious, abundant world in which everyone shares in the joys of life.
What are YOU choosing?
The Power of the Heart-to-Heart Connection.
Melissa has been with us just over a year. Her integration has been full of challenges for everyone. She’s been teaching us and we’ve been teaching her, too.
Recently, it occurred to me that creating a permanent heart link with Melissa would help her feel more accepted and more loved. She was eager to do it, even after I reminded her that I already have this connection with Violet and Echo and Starlight.
Once it was created, Melissa began getting into my lap and doing her best to climb inside my shirts. As you can see, she doesn’t always fit completely inside it.
Some of my friends are suggesting that I must be part kangaroo, and she wants to be my “Joey.”
A Neurological Disconnect
Although she’s the youngest member of my feline family, Melissa sees herself as the dominant cat, or “top cat.” Because this is Sakhara’s position, and Sakhara isn’t ready to retire, the two of them have had some difficulties.
Sakhara, age 19, is a very grounded, Earth-energy being who doesn’t believe in fighting. She will hiss and will raise a paw to cuff with claws sheathed, but she won’t start a fight and won’t participate in a fight.
In contrast, Melissa is very young (about 18 months old now) and full of energy. She had been swatting at Sakhara and going out of her way to do it. Even when we were all sitting quietly on the sofa, Melissa would suddenly approach Sakhara and hit her in the fact. Sakhara began jerking her head back in anticipation of being hit whenever Melissa approached her .
Melissa would also come up to Violet and hit her in the face or jump on her head and back, which can injure Violet, age 17 and a bit frail.
Starlight, age 4, loves to wrestle and play with Melissa, but doesn’t expect to be hit. The few times Melissa raised a paw to her, Starlight was startled and gave Melissa a disdainful look.
To stem the wave of aggressive behavior, I pulled out all the stops.
Melissa has been treated with
- flower essences (to remove aggressive emotional patterns),
- chiropractic (to eliminate physical pain),
- homeopathy (to balance her physical/emotional/mental/and spiritual aspects),
- hands-on-healing techniques whenever they seemed called for.
I’ve had varying successes, all short lived.
I also took a more rational (and sometimes irrational) approach. I explained, and explained, and yelled, and explained the “house rules,” and finally even did a “time out” or two with Melissa, all to no avail.
I reassured Melissa that we all loved her and that hitting anyone was unacceptable. She’s a brilliant cat, and I knew she understood.
Why was she continuing to hit everyone?
Hitting is different than the play she does with Starlight. Together they chase, jump on each other, wrestle, and bite and chew on each other. “Sneak attacks” are common and accepted by both. They also cuddle and sleep together every day.
When I began training in The Emotion Code™, Dr. Bradley Nelson’s amazing system for eliminating emotional blocks, Melissa was one of my first “clients.” I got some good results, but the hitting continued. Melissa heart is very defended and I have not yet removed the barrier she put there for emotional protection.
I had also purchased The Body Code™, Dr. Bradley Nelson’s advanced healing system software. Not wanting to leave anything to chance, I did some sessions using this modality with Melissa, too. It was through these sessions that I discovered something of great importance:
Melissa had a neurological disconnect.
She was unable to remember not to hit.
She KNEW hitting was unacceptable.
She just couldn’t stop herself from doing it.
She’d hit someone, and then think, “oops.”
This was new information for me.
I had this insight when I started reconnecting her neurological system.
My next insight was that Melissa had not be able to talk to me about it until I began to reconnect and realign her nervous system. Not being able to talk about it was another symptom of the problem.
It was going to take more than one Body Code™ session to completely reconnect her neurological pathways, but in the meantime I had to protect the other cats. So I asked for spiritual guidance:
What would protect the other cats while Melissa’s healing went forward?
A Family Conference
During the family conference, I explained to everyone that Melissa was having difficulty remembering not to hit.
I invited Violet, Sakhara, and Starlight to all help Melissa.
Each one agreed to remind her, from time to time, not to hit.
The change in Melissa from that moment on
After observing her behavior for a few days, I was amazed that she no longer even raised a paw to strike.
I checked in with the other felines. How frequently were they reminding Melissa not to hit them?
They said they didn’t need to remind her, as it didn’t seem to be a problem any more.
I had also observed the Melissa was unusually sweet and cuddly, more so than ever before.
When I asked her what happened, Melissa said,
I was stunned!
In the 1960’s and 70’s there were Encounter Groups where people participated in games to learn more about how they interacted with others. In one activity, everyone would form a circle holding hands, leaving just one person out, and that person had to try to get into the circle. This revealed each person’s style for getting into a social group that seems to be closed.
Was “aggression” Melissa’s way to
become a member of the group?
While I don’t have a definitive answer to my question, one thing is clear: Melissa is now transformed. She no longer hits the others, although I’ve seen a paw raised once or twice, and she’s much more affectionate towards me.
During this time on Earth, as we’re all being encouraged to become heart centered, to live from our hearts, and to connect through our hearts. Melissa is demonstrating almost daily to me the power of the heart connection.