The Daily OM for Nov. 27th – Taking Our Turn To Give

Taking Our Turn To Give
People In Need

 

When we see a person in need, we may want to give them something as a way of helping them, but if we give without taking the time to see who they really are, honoring that most of all, our gift is nowhere near as powerful as it could be. We may want to give a homeless person a sandwich, for example, but if we give it without also taking a moment to look the person in the eye, making authentic contact, we rob them of the experience of being human.

Being in a position of need leaves a lot of people feeling vulnerable and full of self-doubt. The greatest gift we can give is to meet people in need without judgment and with the awareness that we are not superior to them simply because we are not currently in their position. If we take the long view, we can see that we all began life in need of a lot of care and attention, and many of us end life in the same way. Giving and receiving are companion energies that take turns throughout our lives, and we all get a chance to be on both sides of the exchange from time to time.

 

It’s important to be aware of our own tendency to give from a desire to feel good about ourselves, rather than from an acknowledgement of our connection to all people. Letting go of our self-importance allows us to see that, regardless of appearances, we are all givers and receivers. When we are in the position of the giver, we honor those we are helping when we remember the many people who have helped us. Then we can look the person we are helping in the eye, aware that we are making contact with a human being who is our equal.

 

The Daily OM

Good Afternoon Dear Family & Friends!


Gothic Comments
 Good afternoon dear family and friends! Today we will only make one quick post, this one. In a matter of a few minutes, I will be conducting an Animal Passing Ritual. The male cougar that was brought to us did not make it. He passed this morning at 6:45 a.m. In spite of all my efforts, I did not want to face facts. His injuries were too much for him to recover from and it was his time to leave this plane. Needless to say, all my energy and powers are exhausted. I was with him till the time we got him till the time he passed. I believe no one, not even an animal should have to leave this world alone. He has his head in my lap when he passed. I looked in his eyes and saw his gentle soul leave his wounded body. He was a magnificent animal and deserve all the respect we can give him as we bury him.

 Due to this fact, we will not be doing any posting today. We will honoring this great animal and easing his passing over to the next realm. I pray he will be reborn into a much kinder and gentler world. Please enjoy our site, look around and we will be back tomorrow as usual. This is just one of the many hazards of dealing with witches. You never know when the unexpected is going to hit.

 Thank you for your understanding and your love,

Lady Of The Abyss

Help Homeless Pets with an Easy Click

Help Homeless Pets with an Easy Click

 

Care2 readers are passionate about helping shelters, rescues, and pets in need. This holiday season (and after),  you can  help a homeless animal with just the click of your mouse.

At AdoptAShelter.com you can shop to donate to your  favorite shelter or rescue. It’s so easy. You just select your favorite shelter  or rescue, make your purchase from a designated AdoptAShelter.com retailer, and  every purchase earns money for the favorite shelter or rescue you choose.   Select retailers include Amazon, Wallmart, PetCo, PetSmart, Walgreens, iTunes,  Lowe’s, Barnes & Noble, KMart, Foot Locker, Old Navy, Best Buy,  1800PetMeds.com and more. It’s free and every purchase helps homeless animals.  As the holidays approach, please keep AdoptAShelter.com in mind. Y

The  Animal Rescue Site is a proud partner of PetFinder.com. At the Animal Rescue Site, you’ll find  everything from shoes, jewelry, and kitchen supplies to pet supplies and car  accessories. Each item you buy funds at least 14 bowls of food for shelter  animals in need. 492,408,168 bowls of food have been given to animals in need so  far. While exploring the site, give an extra bowl of food to a shelter or rescue  by sharing an automated Facebook post or tweet.

At FreeKibble.com you can test your trivia while  donating kibble to shelters. Every trivia question answered, whether right or  wrong, donates 10 pieces of free kibble to a shelter pet. 1,548,418,800 pieces  of kibble have been donated since 2008. That equates to 8,908,423 meals served  to dogs and cats while they wait for their forever homes.

Lisa’s Marketplace at ThroughADogsEar.com includes  pet products that I personally use with my own dogs Sanchez and Gina. All profits from Lisa’s Marketplace  support Through a Dog’s Ear Shelter/Rescue Programs. Currently donated canine calming music is increasing adoption rates at 1,500  facilities world-wide and growing daily! The marketplace includes a Canine  Massage instructional DVD by a Veterinarian, calming aromatherapy products,  supplements that benefit senior dogs, biodegradable waste bags,  beautiful  “Advice  from a Dog” cards, and more.

And don’t forget you can click to aid in animal rescues (and other causes) right here on Care2!

Do you click on these sites regularly to help homeless pets? Do you have any  other favorite sites that help homeless animals? Thanks for sharing them in a  comment below.

Have you seen the new Adoptable Pets page on Care2? Check it out here! Please also share with your friends. We’d love your  help in finding homes for these adorable animals!

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