Elder’s Meditation of the Day – October 29

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – October 29

“Mothers must protect the lives they have helped to bring into the world.”

–Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders

Every child is subject to the seeds each adult plants in his/her mind. If we plant praise and “you can do it”, the child will grow up with certain predictable behavior patterns. If we plant ideas that there’s something wrong with you or you’re good for nothing, the child will grow up with predictable behavior patterns. We need to honor and respect the mothers who protect the children and plant positive seeds for their growth.

 

Great Spirit, bless each mother and give her courage and faith.

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Special Kitty of the Day for March 16th

Eve, the Cat of the Day
Name: Eve
Age: Eight years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Bengal mix
Home: West Vancouver, British Columbia
Eve is beautiful, outspoken, rambunctious, intelligent, athletic, creative, a skillful hunter and very helpful – at least that’s what she tells me accurately describes her wonderful purrsonality. I must agree – she is all that and more. We love her because she sweetly embraces all that life has to offer; because she is the most affectionate kitty we have ever known and because she chose to spend her life with us.

Eve was a rescue who had been adopted by one of our neighbors from a local Vancouver organization. In May 2006 Eve walked into my garden and stayed. After discovering who her adoptive parents were and attempting to take her back home on numerous occasions, it became clear to all parties involved that Eve had chosen her home. (Did I mention she is very opinionated?) Our neighbors very graciously surrendered Eve into our care and she has been with us ever since.

There have been challenges along the way but none that we could not overcome and today our lovely Eve has successfully managed to completely master our lives. There is no doubt who in our home is the Alpha – she has it all in the bag. Eve has added another dimension to life as we knew it and we are only too happy to accommodate her. She is, without a doubt, our most precious baby.