LESSONS LEARNED

I WAS BLIND AND NOW I SEE

We all make mistakes. But we can learn from our mistakes. Stop! Stop looking back at what you did wrong or what happened last year, last week or yesterday. There is always a new day. Another chance comes along and we can take it and move on.

Excerpt: FROM HERE TO SERENITY: A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life: “See the healing taking place. See the life you want to live. Sit down everyday and visualize what you would like to be or have in your life. It’s a powerful tool. Many of today’s great athletes are visualizing their sporting events as prepare to achieve their goal. Set your intent and see it happen in your mind’s eye.

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Rainbow

Rainbow

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THE WAY

Walk the Pathway of the Heart

“Much of your pain is self chosen.” Kahlil Gibran

We are the ones who cause ourselves pain. Sometimes we make choices that are not the most helpful to ourselves. Listen to your inner guidance and follow it. Know that Spirit is always listening and available to you. Know you are loved beyond all of our human understanding. Listen with your inner heart to your guidance. You know the truth and the way. Walk the pathway of your heart.

Gail Manishor, Author of From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

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WISDOM

THE WISDOM OF LIFE 

“What is fear of need but need itself.” Kahlil Gibran

I’ve reread The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. As I read it and read it  again  I  find  more and more wisdom in every paragraph. When we are open to it, wisdom is available to us.

“First Prize” rose Gail’s Garden
Gibran also wrote “Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.”  There is polarity in everything in life. I think this is what Gibran is talking about in this quote.
At the lowest end of this pole is sorrow, but at the highest is joy. So take a look at where you are in your life. Are you on the sorrow end of the pole or the Joy? There’s a lot in between too.  You have the ability to choose. You can decide  where you want to live.

I am choosing joy.

From Here to Serenity,

A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

Gail Manishor, RScP
www.gmanishor.com

MORE OF WHAT I’VE LEARNED ABOUT CATS

Further Adventures With Coco the Cat

Pounce

There’s always more to learn about cats. That’s what makes them so much fun.

The other day my Garden Angel brought over a package of cute little toys for Coco (including some balls with bells in them and little mice with catnip in them (which she loves). She’s now decided it’s more fun to fetch the mice than the balls. She bats them under something. I think there are now at least 3 mice under our refrigerator

The above picture is Coco getting ready to pounce on those feathers above her. She thinks it’s a bird but I think it’s me she’s thinking about pounding on.

She is a delight and so sweet and so pretty. However, she’s biting me till the blood runs. She doesn’t know she’s hurting me. She’s a baby.   So what do we do? We’ve tried all the suggestions.  She’s a cat and we’re having quite a challenge with her. You name it, I’ve tried it: Bitter spray, spray bottles with water, blowing in her face, distracting her, playing with her until I’m worn out, giving her time-outs, and giving her treats when she’s good. It’s not working.

I think we now have the answer. A friend told me about a collar that calms cats.  It’s in a purple and yellow package, has pheromones and lavender in it that calms cats. I brought one home and put it around her neck. She acts like she doesn’t even know it’s there. She is now the sweet and cuddly kitten I wanted from the beginning. She now even cuddles up with me when I take an afternoon nap and I love it.

I thank Spirit for this very cute and now cuddly ball of fur.

Share with me some of your cat adventures.

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
www.gmanishor.com

MORE BLESSINGS

Some of What I’ve Learned So Far

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
http://www.gmanishor.com

Before I begin, please take a look at the above website. I’ve revised it. What do you think?

Coco & Baby

Everything is spiritual because everything is Spirit expressing. We may not remember that, but it is true.

I did say I wouldn’t go on and on about my cat, but Coco is a big part of our life. She’s still a kitten and bites. She’s not biting me, but she’s still biting Bill.

The above picture is Coco with a stuffed toy horse that my Garden Angel brought over. For some reason she absolutely loves to play with this little horse.

After having cats most of my life I’m learning more about them. My Garden Angel told me about a TV show that I didn’t know existed. It’s on Animal Planet on Saturdays.

“The Cat From Hell” is a series. The star of the show is a startling sight at first. But, don’t judge a book by its cover. He is a really neat guy.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

  • Cats are either bush dwellers or tree dwellers. Tree dwellers like to have perches high up and place to look out on their territory. This helps them feel safe.
  • Don’t hold a cat cradled like a baby. It makes them feel vulnerable.
  • Hold a cat up against your chest with her paws unconfined.
  • When a cat’s tail starts twitching, put her down and leave her alone. She’s had enough.
  • If a cat rolls over on her back and exposes her tummy, she feels safe with you.

Back to Coco. She is recovering well from her surgery and is getting sweeter and sweeter. She is a pleasure and a joy.

BLESSINGS

Poor Kitty

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
http://www.gmanishor.com

Below  is a picture on the Ragdoll Website and underneath is our Coco. You see – I told you she is a Ragdoll, didn’t I?

RagdollCoCo

An update for  cat lovers

To those who aren’t cat lovers, please check this Blog in a few days.

After the discovery that Coco was “in heat” and we had waited too long for spaying her:  Coco was spayed on Wednesday. It was pretty traumatic for all of us in the family including Coco. We picked her up on Wednesday afternoon. She seemed miserable and just wanted to sleep. I followed all the instructions to the letter. She was to be kept in a small room for two days. We were to keep her from running or jumping. Have you ever tried to keep a cat from jumping? There is no way!

Coco 6 weeks

Freedom at last! We allowed Coco to come out of the small room.

Coco has reverted to biting. She knows we took her to the vet and she is mad at us.

This too will pass.

What has all this to do with Blessings? Coco is another Blessing in my life.

KITTEN

Coco - OH! No!

Houston, We Have a Problem

We had two wonderful angels  taking care of Coco while we were away in Mendocino – Aunt Kelly and Aunt DeeDee. We talked to both of them while we were away. They both said she was just fine. They kept a diary for me to read when we got home as to how Coco’s day went. It’s very cute and had drawings and everything on it.

We walked into the house and right away Bill said, “She’s changed!” She saw us and immediately fell on her side, rolled on her back and wanted us to rub her tummy and so we would pet her. But – She didn’t want to fetch the ball for Bill anymore. Bill was very disappointed. I sat down on the sofa and she came up and kissed me on the face. Very sweet, but not like her. She was so over the top affectionate.

I finally figured it out. Our cute little kitten is in HEAT!! Oh! Noooo! If you’ve never been around a cat in heat, you’re very lucky. I found out we have to wait till she is out of heat before we can spay her. We also found out that there’s only a 2 to 3 week amount of time before she goes back into heat. This is definitely not fun, guys… We are absolutely panicked that she might get out and get into “trouble.” You know how young people are these days.

I know we’ll get through this. It’s just a matter of time. Right. This is one of those adversities I talk about in my book.

Gail Manishor, RScP, Author of

From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
http://gmanishor.com/

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