Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What cats want to read in August...

Glancing from the corner of my eyes I noted our Ginger philosopher, Mr Puffy Pants.
Augustus was looking up at the last remnants of the August skies through the thick leaf cover of the potted tree where he likes to lounge in the hot summer days.
Standing right next to him I looked up to see what he saw and then looked down to see what I would see.
I saw our very own Mr Sweet Pants, named Augustus after the month he appeared out of the wish land into our realities.

As we formally close on another August cat boys appear enigmatic! I sensed that some reading would focus their mental energies.
They thought that I had a splendid idea.

"All praise to ...the incomparable and all-glorious Ruler of the universe, Who, out of utter nothingness, hath created the reality of all things, Who, from naught, hath brought into being the most refined and subtle elements of His creation, and Who, rescuing His creatures from the abasement of remoteness and the perils of ultimate extinction, hath received them into His kingdom of incorruptible glory. Nothing short of His all-encompassing grace, His all-pervading mercy, could have possibly achieved it. How could it, otherwise, have been possible for sheer nothingness to have acquired by itself the worthiness and capacity to emerge from its state of non-existence into the realm of being?" (Gleanings)

I thought about doodle cats who appeared out of a wish into our realms and I was grateful. Ollie asked if he could go to an ashram to find some goldfish and I told him that he would not find any there. Apparently his mind was on something else.

Doodle cats made kisses and blew them in the air for your last August 2011 day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Unobscured Love

The skies were blue and beautifully clean. The rays of the untired August sun shone brightly on the leaves of the neighbor tree.

We love to look up at the skies, we always do.

Mr Sweet Pants was taking in the moment in his tree pot, examining left and right.

Mr Puffy Pants was roaming the courtyard grounds when he saw his brother all relaxed.

He thought why not go and give him a good loving hug

and that he did.
He has so much affection bundled up in his little body that he cannot help it.
Augustus after a good hug.
Ollie after giving a good hug.
Filled with love, I read to them:


My claim on thee is great, it cannot be forgotten. My grace to thee is plenteous, it cannot be veiled. My love has made in thee its home, it cannot be concealed. My light is manifest to thee, it cannot be obscured." (Hidden Words- Baha'u'llah)

Cat boys sent pawfuls of lovely kisses...

Ciao everyone!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cat boys resting in late August afternoon

The coral tree is starting to show signs of life after being butchered by the unskillful gardeners.

Ollie Puffy Pants has fallen on his side in the shade.

Augustus Sweet Pants is giving in to morpheus quite contentedly.

I cannot take enough pictures of this lovely boy.

And he is too sweet for any sweet words in human vocabulary.

In spite of it all, as I watched these two furry boys laying around in the certain afternoon sun I wondered two thoughts-
the fur coat must be quite warm,
and I wonder if we should be doing something more useful than staring at each other.
These cat boys do like to laze about while I watch them.

At this precise moment Ollie quoted Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a favorite of his:

"Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value."
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

At this moment I had two thoughts-.
Is it the heat that has made him such a philosopher?
Do I do need to pay more attention to the ordinary things I do?

Cat boys mustered up enough energy to fill their paws with kisses and blew them in the air for you...this last week of August 2011.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bat Boy and Robin

I am laughing as I write this.
Sometimes MrPuffyPants and MrSweetPants play the pretend game- Ollie is Robin and Augustus is Bat Boy!

Here is chubby agile Robin (aka Boomba Ollie)

and here is slanky stretchy Bat Boy! (aka Stretch)

You did not expect readings and reflections after this, did you?
That will happen next time.

Bat Boy and Robin sent their love and kisses for your week!


Friday, August 19, 2011

We like the stillness of time...sometimes,

that is what the cat boys told me yesterday. I felt confused because up above a group of birds were swishing around doing large figure 8s in the sky but they could not be heard, we would only see their shadows fly above us. I get their meaning now that I am writing this, and I have to admit that I too prefer that sometimes.
Sweetpants is searching for a resting place so he can listen to our reading. He asked me to read him from the Book of the River, I have never heard of this book.

PuffyPants assumed his usual posture of listening, it works better for him that way!
So we read from the Book of the River:

"Similarly, ponder upon the mysteries of divine decree and destiny. Whatever hath appeared or will appear is like this river. Each thing moveth or reposeth in its proper place. But if something contrary to this natural flow of events is manifested, the order of the world becometh gravely disrupted. Couldst thou but grasp this subtle mystery, which is more hidden than any other mystery, thou wouldst find thyself independent of this and all other questions. It is for this reason that, in every age and century, as He desireth, the Unique Hidden One and the Eternal Essence manifesteth that true River and real Sea and causeth it to flow, adorning it with a new temple and a new vesture." (Baha'u'llah- Persian Prophet)

Ollie said that he had to get up to think now. I felt proud of him again.
Augustus smiled, he thought what Ollie said was too cute, him thinking!
I asked the cat boys to make kisses and blow them in the air and that they did gladly!
Ollie sending mental kisses, and
Gussy watching them fly by!

Ciao everyone!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Some days we pawse

just because. Thoughts cannot be contained and music flows everywhere.
I fell in love with SweetPants again

and then with PuffyPants!

They listened to this and made many little kisses which they blew in the air.

Ciao everyone!

Friday, August 12, 2011


They asked me about the soul!

I found this reading to share with them.

"Know that, although the human soul has existed on the earth for prolonged times and ages, yet it is phenomenal. As it is a divine sign, when once it has come into existence, it is eternal. The spirit of man has a beginning, but it has no end; it continues eternally. In the same way the species existing on this earth are phenomenal, for it is established that there was a time when these species did not exist on the surface of the earth. Moreover, the earth has not always existed, but the world of existence has always been, for the universe is not limited to this terrestrial globe. The meaning of this is that, although human souls are phenomenal, they are nevertheless immortal, everlasting and perpetual; for the world of things is the world of imperfection in comparison with that of man, and the world of man is the world of perfection in comparison with that of things. When imperfections reach the station of perfection, they become eternal. This is an example of which you must comprehend the meaning." (some answered questions)

They sent kisses, love and best wishes. I joined them.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Our Wednesday Meeting...

We went out and sat in the shade, I noticed the pigeons practicing flying.
I looked at El Senor Dulce Pantalones to see what was it that he was trying to tell me...
and I understood that he said "Read my thoughts".
El Senor Hinchados Pantalones said, "Read my thoughts too!"
I took a chance and decided to read this to them:

"In contemplating the supreme importance of the task now challenging the entire world, we bow our heads in humility before the awesome majesty of the divine Creator, Who out of His infinite love has created all humanity from the same stock; exalted the gem-like reality of man; honoured it with intellect and wisdom, nobility and immortality; and conferred upon man the "unique distinction and capacity to know Him and to love Him", a capacity that "must needs be regarded as the generating impulse and the primary purpose underlying the whole of creation."

We hold firmly the conviction that all human beings have been created "to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization"; that "to act like the beasts of the field is unworthy of man"; that the virtues that befit human dignity are trustworthiness, forbearance, mercy, compassion and loving-kindness towards all peoples. We reaffirm the belief that the "potentialities inherent in the station of man, the full measure of his destiny on earth, the innate excellence of his reality, must all be manifested in this promised Day of God." These are the motivations for our unshakeable faith that unity and peace are the attainable goal towards which humanity is striving."
(The Promise of World Peace_1985)

They did not object to the reading and I felt good and asked them to gather for collective kiss making.

Here they are now preparing to make kisses to send your way along with their best wishes...
There they go...

Ciao everyone!