The Higher View.

March 25, 2015 by  
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Lessons from Master Teacher Sakhara.

May the Purr Be with You.May the Purr Be with You.

Sakhara informs me that the reason cat’s like to be up in trees, on top of refrigerators and bookshelves, and generally as far “up” as they can get is not just a matter of height = power.

Sakhara:

It’s a human thing to assume that since we’re higher we can hunt better.  And this is true, but does not go nearly far enough.

The real reason we prefer to be on top of things is because we seek the spiritual view that we gain from raising ourselves above the mundane experiences of daily life.

By climbing as high as we can, we learn to shift ourselves out of the limiting vision of being on the ground.  We experience many different perspectives, on the way up … while on top … and on the way down. 

Cats, as a group, have higher vision.  We’re very spiritual beings.  Those who know us well know that most of us meditate daily and leave our bodies to travel in other realms.

Perhaps, if you master patience a bit, I’ll take you on a journey to a higher plane so you’ll have an experience of what I mean.

Sakhara believes that the higher perspective will always give you solutions to problems.  It gives you different way of understanding what’s going on in your life.  It offers new ways to think and feel about something that you might not notice if you’re on the ground.

Sakhara suggests:

Take a walk and climb a hill.

Better yet, climb a tree.

Look out over the valley of your life and your situation. 

What do you notice that you didn’t notice before?

What options open for you as your vision expands?

This approach makes any situation look smaller and more manageable. 

You can even meditate while you’re up there.

Give it a try!

cat sleeping on branch2Do you think this cat is asleep?

Sakhara insists this cat is in deep meditation.

Who am I to argue with the Master Teacher?

Why not ask your cats about Sakhara’s teaching.  They may have something to add, and you can share their messages in the comments section.

Patience.

March 24, 2015 by  
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Lessons from Master Teacher Sakhara.

May the Purr Be with You.May the Purr Be with You.

“It’s time for you and me to have a few lessons,” Sakhara announced.  “I’ve been waiting patiently for many years to teach you.  Any other Master would have kicked you out by now.”

I was startled by this announcement, but I do understand about the relationship between the student and the Master, so I continued to listen without protest.

Sakhara continued, “It’s time for you to learn patience.”

Patience is a Cat hunting.  The Cat is still, quiet, immobile.  The Cat is so grounded that even the Earth doesn’t feel the Cat’s presence.

The Cat is so quiet that its whiskers don’t dare move in a breeze.  Its ears don’t twitch if an insect lands there.  Its tail must be perfectly still.  [Sakhara admitted that this was still a challenge for her, as she’s a “tail talker.”]

The Cat’s mind is so quiet that the mouse can’t hear her thinking.  The bird can’t smell or see her.  The chipmunk thinks the cat is a statue.

The Cat is so still that even her heartbeat is slowed.  Her breathing is peaceful.  Her eyes don’t blink.

This is Patience in a Cat.  When you learn Cat Patience, you’ll find yourself still and quiet, both outside and inside.  You come into harmony within and without.

Sakhara, lying next to me on the sofa with her back against my thigh, was totally still.  I listened to her message and found myself sinking into deep peace inside myself, with only my mantra playing in the background.  It had been a stressful morning as I worked on my taxes, but Sakhara knew how to quiet me completely.

Sakhara and I sat there for more than 30 minutes, just being present in the moment.  We shared a deeply relaxing space.  I am grateful for my teacher and her wisdom.

cat huntingSakhara: “Perfect Patience.”

When did you last ask one of your animal teachers to share their wisdom?  If you haven’t done this lately, perhaps now is a good time to open your heart and imbibe.

Sakhara has promised me more lessons and has agreed that I can share them with others.

Thank you, Sakhara.

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