"Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in resurrection shall have a golden tail." Martin Luther
My friend just lost a love, her dog Marley. Love is love, lost is lost in whatever form it takes, often wounding us deeply.
She dropped in for a visit several weeks ago. Feeling grief, she was telling me what a vacant hole his presence leaves in her life. They walked the beaches, the woods, and went to choir practice. A fun loving companion: he consoled her when down, licked her hand when necessary. Now he felt gone and leaves her desolate for his companionship. She tells me people don't get it. They think because Marley was a dog she "shouldn't" grieve to any uncomfortable extent. Ah, but love is love.
As I listened, in my minds eye, clear, almost solid, a little dog was wagging it's tail till it blurred. I seemed to be just in front and above his head. I am familiar with my invisible guides so know reality does not have to be visible to be real. This little dog did not appear to be grieving or absent.
The next time my friend visited there he was again but this time sitting down: perky, happy, patient and waiting? She had gone to a beach where they had often visited, a few days before. Wanting a sign from him, her attention was drawn to a spot on the sand. Stopping her story she took a kleenex-wrapped object from her purse. Tenderly unwrapping it, her hands cradled a rock about two inches wide and shaped, undeniably like a heart.
A journey of love. I find that those strong spiritual energies that beacon us want to be clothed, want to serve, want to be in-form so they can inform, so they can love -- with the wisdom of the ancients, the enlightened ones, the shamans, and the quantum physicists. Even the gods desire a language.
We need to allow their spirit language side by side with our human language. We need to learn to hear it and speak it. The universe is too large, too rich, too multi-dimensional for merely one voice, ours and one language, ours. The invitation is out. Will my friend learn a new language? Will she allow her beloved companion his invisible form, his golden tail or will his presence be dismissed?
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I can’t thank you enough for this beautiful tribute you wrote for my wee Marley. He certainly has shown his presence a number of times since. The most recent example was an appearance of a perfectly shaped cardboard heart that had flown into my backyard without any other reason to be there except to remind me of Marley.ReplyDelete
Your beautiful writing helps to remind me that I will see him again and he is merely in an invisible form that is always connecting with me. What a great love. Thank you. Juan