Friday, July 29, 2011

Reading with SP and PP

Tired as they appeared to be from all the playing during the daytime, Mr Sweet Pants (SP) and Mr Puffy Pants (PP)wished to read more on the theme of "On Becoming Their True Selves"

I suggested that they take it easy and just think in the back of their minds on

-the attraction to the unknown (mystery) and unknowable being the essence of faith
-our potential being unknown yet an important part of our reality
-role of loving and knowing capacities in developing the unknown

Ollie, PP, chose to relax in the neighbor's patio area. He really was tired.
Augustus, SP, appeared equally exhausted and yet meditative.
When I saw these puffy pants I expected action
but I was wrong, it was a routine change in posture so important in maintaining concentration for long periods of time.
MrPuffy Pants told me that he was ready for some listening or counseling, the choice was up to me!
Mr SweetPants listened
with closed eyes
sometimes lifting his head to mid air.
Yes, yes, I read to them finally

"O Son of Being! Love Me that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant." (Hidden Words)

Cat boys made kisses for you, enough for a number of days...wishing you loving and knowing each and every day.

Ciao everyone!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I called them furry mysteries today...

I said, "cat boys, where should we take it today?". They pointed to the gate and so we took it out the front gate but
we did not get very far! Augustus the SweetPants fell on his side and
seeing Mr PuffyPants' paws I could tell that the same had happened to him.
So we took it back in on the other side of the gate. They assumed the proper learning posture momentarily and then I got side tracked by the furry mysteries who threw
glances in one direction
and then the other direction;
sleepy eyes closed
and sleepy eyes opened.
Gus with closed eyes and Ollie open eyes
followed by Ollie closed eyes and Augustus open eyes.
Then they chose to talk to each other for a while
and whatever Ollie told Augustus made him wonder deep wonderful thoughts.

Now they are telling me that soon they would be able to listen
and I don't believe that is the case based on their legs being extended in the air!

Mr Puffy Pants told me that he preferred to listen upside down
while SweetPants said that he would listen with his eyes closed for better concentration.
I take what I can get.
We were a few days ago, maybe a week ago reading Dan Jordan, On Becoming Your True Self and so since my mind was on instrumentation and lab work I decided to just for the much needed distraction...

"None of us knows his capacity for love or how much he can learn. Just as we had to have faith before we could learn about the attributes of God, so must we have faith before we can know something of ourselves. We must love- be attracted to, have a particular attitude towards- that unknown in our own selves if it is to become released. If we relate satisfactorily to the unknown in ourselves, we will be able to relate to the unknown in others. In other words, we have to accept others not only for what they presently are but also for what they can become; otherwise we impede their process of transformation and keep them from becoming their true selves. "- Dan Jordan

"Ye are My treasury, for in you I have treasured the pearls of My mysteries
and the gems of My knowledge."
(Hidden Words)

Later I asked Ollie to make kisses because Gussy had already made his and blown them in the air and so he did...

We wish all a wonderful week! Ciao!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday July 25th 2011

Here we are, the three of us, one shadow and Ollie
and Augustus...enjoying the rays of light, gazing about in the quiet of each others' company.
The light that filtered through this thick blade of grass looked really good to me,
and Ollie was closely inspecting the ground
with his furry gardener arms.
Satisfied with his endeavors, Ollie found himself a comfortable spot to prepare for readings and meditations.
And so did Augustus stretch a big stretch prior to our reading.
Last week we were discussing how to become our true selves and all that wonderful stuff but cat dudes who feel comfortable and most true to their own selves voted to digress and read something else, and so we read an old favorite....


Know thou, that I have wafted unto thee all the fragrances of holiness, have fully revealed to thee My word, have perfected through thee My bounty and have desired for thee that which I have desired for My Self. Be then content with My pleasure and thankful unto Me."
(Hidden Words)

Well, that was good enough for me and for us all. Those two cat boys did make some lovely kisses and blew them in the air hoping that they would land where they had to.

Happy last full week of July 2011! Ciao!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

That true and radiant morn....

A serious squirrel chase one day last week took Augustus way way up the tree to heights he had never scaled before.
Ollie was all eyes, he wondered if he would have to catch his big brother if he decided to throw himself down on the ground.
I kept yelling out instructions as to how he should come down and Augustus was listening attentively!
Augustus had not made it down when Ollie suddenly decided to run up to rescue.
There he goes, Ollie,
I meant to say MrPuffyPants!
He looks like the FTD florist to me sometimes. Lucky he was up there and not down below or he would have been kissed on his sweet little face.
Situation under control, Gussy in no danger, and he runs down the wall.
Last night at a fireside chat my friend asked if I knew where my soul was before it was born to this plane. I felt that I had an answer but could not articulate it.

Augustus came up with this from the Hidden Words:

"O MY FRIENDS! Have ye forgotten that true and radiant morn, when in those hallowed and blessed surroundings ye were all gathered in My presence beneath the shade of the tree of life, which is planted in the all-glorious paradise? Awe-struck ye listened as I gave utterance to these three most holy words: O friends! Prefer not your will to Mine, never desire that which I have not desired for you, and approach Me not with lifeless hearts, defiled with worldly desires and cravings. Would ye but sanctify your souls, ye would at this present hour recall that place and those surroundings, and the truth of My utterance should be made evident unto all of you."
(Persian Prophet-Baha u llah)

Ollie went aaahhhh!

Yes, the catboys still had time to make pawfuls of kisses, which they readily blew in the air towards your destination.

Ciao everyone!