Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Two cats, two agendas....

Sometimes, and nowadays that is more frequent than ever before, each cat dude likes to do his own thing. After a good number of hours of exploration Augustus likes to come in, nosh and drink some water, then go to his bedroom where I tell him some cat jokes. Some light humor is an essential ingredient of his spiritual development.

Next we read a bit while he relaxes himself by grooming. The reading he chose on this occasion was very profound and if you are to read it we recommend that you do the same...groom during or after the read.

"Now there are many wisdoms to ponder in the dream, which none but the people of this Valley can comprehend in their true elements. First, what is this world, where without eye and ear and hand and tongue a man puts all of these to use? Second, how is it that in the outer world thou seest today the effect of a dream, when thou didst vision it in the world of sleep some ten years past? Consider the difference between these two worlds and the mysteries which they conceal, that thou mayest attain to divine confirmations and heavenly discoveries and enter the regions of holiness…
All these states are to be witnessed in the Valley of Wonderment, and the traveler at every moment seeketh for more, and is not wearied…
Likewise, reflect upon the perfection of man's creation, and that all these planes and states are folded up and hidden away within him.

Dost thou reckon thyself only a puny form
When within thee the universe is folded?

…O friend, the heart is the dwelling of eternal mysteries, make it not the home of fleeting fancies; waste not the treasure of thy precious life in employment with this swiftly passing world. Thou comest from the world of holiness -- bind not thine heart to the earth; thou art a dweller in the court of nearness -- choose not the homeland of the dust.
In sum, there is no end to the description of these stages, but because of the wrongs inflicted by the peoples of the earth, this Servant is in no mood to continue:
The tale is still unfinished and I have no heart for it –
Then pray forgive me."
The Seven Valleys

Augustus reflects and
falls asleep!

I now have to occupy myself with cat dude #2 who wants to get ready for Christmas. He puts on his Santa hat, which does not fit him anymore. It barely covers one ear!
Well, that's about it...two cats, two agendas...the only thing they share is their love, so they fill their paws each day with kisses and blow them in the air for their friends!

Ciao everyone!


  1. CAT JOKES!!!!!!!
    Looks like he couldn't keep a straight face when you were cracking them.

    Your loveliness, as usual, is a delight. And your wisdom, as usual, astounds:)

    "...the heart is the dwelling of eternal mysteries, make it not the home of fleeting fancies..."


  2. That santa hat is very dapper.

    Sounds like you guys are getting ready for the holidays!

  3. TNP- Augustus is the only one who laughs at my jokes, he is so precious that way...and yes, we have to protect those hearts, I know you already know that xx

    Hannah- He has a matching cape that now is very short on him...because he is so big! And yes, in our minds, we are already there, in the holidays! xo

  4. The HAT. I love the hat. Soooooooooooo cute.
    And, I laugh at your jokes too.:-)

  5. ahhhh.
    do i want to live in the valley of wonderment? or in the valley where funzy cats entertain the heart?
    right now, i want to be in BOTH.

    thank you for yet another reading that speaks to my hungry heart.


  6. Pondering my puny form indeed, though your dear furry friend looks quite enormous in your arms.

  7. Thanks LBR...I can always count on you...I am searching for a big Santa outfit for Ollie : )

    marie marie...you already are in the valley of wonderment, strutting about with fuzzy cats

    Ro- you are so observant, keen vision, yes, he is a giant (I am laughing so hard that our kitty is bigger than most dogs in the neighborhood) xoxo

  8. mona: that mis-spell was intentional. FUNzy. meaning, cats who are much FUN. makes them FUNZY. [smile]

    i've got to get a copy of what you are reading on this blog....
    sounds like good "morning intention" reading.


  9. Oh, my dearest woman, this was a treat, both in pictures and words: I delight every time I see an update for your blog in my reader, though it may take DAYS to get to it ;)


  10. marie- thanks for the new word, the funzy cats have become too independent and I am tired of being on a leash ... perhaps Santa will send you the READ if you are NICE, and that you ARE xoxo

    Allison, you are all sunshine, thank you for lightening up my so so morning xoxo

  11. Ollie's hat is too cute. We tell our cats jokes too :-)

    Our feral boy is adjusting nicely. He likes us to flap a blanket over his head so he can hide.

    xoxox to your kitties from our kitties

  12. ...this has me snickling from head to tails...

  13. Very cute captures!! Especially the last one...

    Pixellicious Photos

  14. These words..."When within thee the universe is folded". I visit your page and every time....every time there are words
    inside to thrill me.

    And those cat boyz. Always bringing the snazzy!



  15. kcalpesh..thank you, I do need to study animal photography to do these guys justice, problem is that they are on to me and refuse to pose

    Adrienne- so lovely of you to visit...we love you

  16. Oh they are so cute! Seems like you're having sweet times together. And that santa hat...:)