Animals reflect our behaviour. The animals that we feel a closeness to, encounter often, engage with, attract, and so on; have a role to play in that moment of our lives. They offer an understanding to us of the ‘play’ that is our current experience, and give insight into the intricacies of our lives. Following is the understanding for the proud, titillating and wondrous Standard Poodle.
Poodle (Standard) (Listen while you read)
Look at my coat, it’s a mess.
Haven’t got time now, so much to do.
Go away, I’m busy. Go away; shoo.
So much to think about. So much to do.
Always wanting so much of me.
Always so much to do.
(So yes, we are fussy – we Poodle types.
Wouldn’t you be if the whole world depended upon YOU?
Yes, the whole world depends upon me.
What; what you say: The whole world does not depend upon me!
Wait a minute; I need to digest this…!
Do you mean to say that the whole world does not depend upon me?
Are you saying that life would go on if I wasn’t there to control it?
Are you saying that I could take a rest? What! Is this true? Is this realllllly true? Could I really and truly sit down and do Nothing! Nothing…..!? But, but, but, what would I do if I had nothing to do?
Hmmmmmmm, let me think. I could, and then I could… and then I could….. Wow, I think I could do a lot of things if I didn’t have to be there for everything and everybody. WOW, maybe I could give myself some time; not to do my hair, or my washing, or my nails, or my shopping. No, maybe, just maybe I could give myself permission to just be… To just be. Wow, that’s a new thought. Maybe I’ll just think about it for a while… Can’t quite grasp it yet, but maybe, given a little time and thought.
Yes, my friends, this is the energy of the delightful Standard Poodle. For those of us who find ourselves in love with this proud, titillating, wondrous dog; a number of questions remain unanswered.
Why do we feel that we, and we alone can do things right? Why do we need to be the one who takes the lead? Why do we need to be there for all things? Won’t the world go on its merry way without us? It will one day! Why don’t we allow ourselves the time to be ourselves? Why, when all about us are losing their heads, do we disapprove? Why? I’ll tell you.
We need love, admiration and respect. Nothing wrong with that. We all need love, admiration and respect. However, we will ‘find it’ when we are not trying to obtain it. That’s right. Love, admiration and respect will come to us when we are not trying to acquire it.
So, let go, relax, have fun; let others do for themselves and for you. Allow yourself to receive.
That’s right. Allow yourself to receive. Others like to give too, you know.)
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit
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