Life and Death

Life and Death
by BlackLion

Life and death go hand-in-hand. We each have known someone – a family member, friend, or beloved pet – who has passed on. Remember that we each are here for only a certain amount of time, some longer and some shorter. Given that we are all going to die some day, perhaps now is a good time to be thankful for those in your life. Send love to your parents, children, partners, extended family, friends, and community. Do something special for them or send them a blessing.

When you look inside yourself, you are a beautiful being. Take the time to really explore your relationships with those you love. If you do not see them clearly as the beautiful being that they are, take some time to let go of old hurts, bad memories, and slights. Clearly see them doing what they love to do the most. See the joy on their face. Remember the next time you think of them to use this vision rather than an old one.

I had the chance to talk with my dad this week. We had a deep heart-to-heart like we haven’t had in a long time. I am really glad we were able to talk to each other and enjoy each other’s company. I am thankful for my father and I am glad we are becoming better friends. I look forward to the next time we are together.

My mom decided to put her venerable kitty to sleep this afternoon. I went with her to the local clinic and then dug a grave for her in the cat garden alongside our other furry friends. Starcat and I offered blessings to my mom and we said goodbye to Molly. I am thankful for my mother and I am glad we were able to help her during this transition for a very sweet cat.

As we each live our lives, we can take the time to know our family and community, or not. Spending our time with them, whether in argument or happiness, is a personal choice. For me, I prefer to experience my life in joy with my loved ones as much as I can. I am thankful for all of them, alive or passed on. Love!