I don’t know about you, but I had a very exciting weekend!
Our beautiful cat Sitka, decided that she wanted to explore the world on her own and made a dash for it on Friday afternoon. She is loved by us all, but mostly she is my daughter’s cat.
My daughter and I were away for the afternoon and when we returned, we could not find the cat. We know that when she sleeps she is quite dead to the world – so we thought, she is probably hiding somewhere sleeping, she will show up when it’s time to eat.
Well, dinner time came and went and there was no sign of Sitka. We looked in all the rooms at least three times. We looked in the basement, we looked in the back yard – no sign – not a meow, no sound of scratching. We were sure she was in the house, because who would let her out? She is an indoor cat and we are all careful not to leave any doors open.
I consoled my daughter and myself that she would show up, and we all went to bed exhausted. I said a little prayer to the universe to look over Sitka, because I had no way of finding her. I called on my (transitioned) mother to find Sitka and bring her home. There was nothing else to be done.
I woke up a couple of times during the night hoping to hear her meow or scratch – nothing, not a sound.
Breakfast, and no Sitka. That confirmed my suspicion – Sitka had somehow found a way to get out of the house. Sitka has a very good appetite – she does not miss her feeding times.
No one was awake. I decided to check the house and outside again – still no sign.
My daughter woke up weeping. Now the whole house was tense. We went hunting again. My daughter was hysterical.
Humm…I thought…knowing what I know about the teachings of Abraham, how should we be handling this situation?
I noticed that I did not feel a sense of loss, or worry about Sitka. My concern was directed more at my daughter. I wanted to teach her that “everything is always alright, and that she should let the universe take care of Sitka”.
I called both my children to me. I held my daughter close to me. Then I allowed Abraham’s teachings come as they may.
I told them both that the Universe looked after all of nature, plants and animals and that Sitka would be looked after too. No animal or plant ever went hungry. I pointed out to my children that it had not rained, so Sitka should be able to trace her own scent back to the house. My daughter said “but she is not a good cat – she doesn’t know how to do that”. “If you think it then you are creating it” I told her. “Besides, animals are born with everything they need to know, and they have a more aligned connection with Source”
Then I said to them “I went to sleep last night thinking what fun Sitka must be having –she is on an adventure doing things she has never done before, I am pretty sure that she is not sitting outside somewhere weeping, no – she is probably trying to catch a butterfly! So why not think of her like that?”
“Besides”, I said to my daughter “you have to let people as well as animals do what they want to do – imagine how you would feel if you wanted to leave home as you do to go and live on your own, and what if I locked you in the house and said you couldn’t go? Sitka went because she wanted to go outside – she had the choice to not go just as well – afterall, our other cat didn’t go”.
“Your cat is teaching you an important lesson” I said “She wants you to learn that people and animals can come and go, you need to keep your self aligned – it’s Ok to feel grief but no Ok to stay in the vibration of it for too long. Your cat wants you to know that whatever happens, everything is always alright and things always work out for you.”
“Remember that you are asking a question of the universe and the question is “where is my cat?” Remember that the vibration of a question is not the same as the vibration of an answer – you must allow the answer to come and it will not come as long as you keep repeating the question – “where is my cat?”.
I guess my words soothed my daughter, because the sobbing stopped.
I said to her “you know this stuff – you know that you must find a way to be better aligned even before you start looking for her, because she is out there having fun, and if you are not having fun you will not be on the same wavelength as her, and you might be right where she is and not see her or hear her – there is no point in going out into the neighborhood to look for her before finding your alignment”.
My children hear me talk about Abraham all the time – they know this stuff, certainly at an intellectual level.