Dancing outside my comfort zone

On this eclipse of the moon eve, I had planned to get up early, go to the gym and work on my copywriting class.  Unbeknownst to me, the Universe had other plans!

First, I overslept badly!  As I was drinking my coffee and mentally preparing myself to leave for the gym, my phone rang and a client was asking if he could reschedule his appointment from Thursday to today.  By the time we were through, it was nearly 3:00, I hadn’t had lunch, nor had I meditated. 

Lunch out of the way, I settled down to meditate.  Snowball, as usual, climbed on top of me and prepared to leave a pint of drool on my fleece blanket.  As usual he was thwarted as I removed his fluffy self to a safer, dryer venue. 

Dylan, as usual, jumped onto the back of the sofa and turned his purr on loud, though it wasn’t enough to drown out the sound of the neighbor playing basketball in their back yard.  Turning Pandora on, I set my phone on my chest to finish drowning out the kersplat of the ball hitting concrete, and settled in, hoping my efforts to meditate would be far more successful than they’d been yesterday.

I had no idea!!!  Mid-meditation, I suddenly felt an enormous infusion of bliss, so great that my face fell into a smile of its own accord.  Before me was the most beautiful light filling my energy field to overflowing!  There was no particular reason, at least, not one I was aware of on a conscious level.  I simply felt blissful, and that was enough.

Returning to a full meditative state, I continued my meditation until Dylan woke me with a series of sneezes. 

Not knowing what I wanted for dinner, I started pulling things out of the freezer, but each thing I pulled out turned out to be too old and freezer burned.  At least I got some things cleaned out of the freezer! Finally settling on a container of chicken soup which was less than satisfying, I at least quelled the hunger pangs. 

Now I await tonight’s “Blood Moon” which is supposed to be visible sometime after 9 tonight.  I’m tempted to perform some sort of ritual of abundance, but I’m just not sure what to do.  Maybe by the time I need it, it will come to me!

Sorry folks.  I never did come up with a ritual for the blood moon, and the pics I took after it turned red came out as black as night.  My poor little digital just can’t hack it!  But I have to say, it’s a beautiful sight!  I’m so glad I stayed up to watch it!  Just another example of how miraculous Nature is!!!  Makes me wonder why there are people out there who truly don’t believe in miracles! 

Standing outside, trying to get pictures, my two outdoor cats (yes, the ones who left me a decapitated rat the other day) decided that the only reason I’d be standing outside at this hour was to give them attention, and, if I failed to realize my true purpose, a little climbing up the bare leg with claws extended was sure to make me see the error of my ways!

Meanwhile, the inside cats were crying at the door, trying to figure out (yes!) why I was standing outside at this hour and, by the way, how could I even think of paying attention to other cats when they were obviously neglected and abused! 

You know that feeling, when your kids are young that if you only had 8 arms like an octopus, you could get everything done?  It’s ten times worse with cats.  First, they all want attention at once, and second, each and every one of them believes that the only real skritch is one which is performed with not one, but both hands!  On more than one occasion, trying to skritch two or three cats at the same time has caused certain felines to come to blows.  (and the outside girls are no exception to this rule!  Cinders likes to chase Hailey completely away from me!)  Trust me “just a minute” is NOT in the vocabulary of any feline.  I even had one climbing my leg while I was making potato salad Saturday.  But there was no way I was going to place my potato encrusted fingers on a furry body.  It would have been beyond gross!!!

At any rate, I will probably step outside for another view of the blood moon, and another attempt to get some pictures, but this blog post is finished, except, of course, for my gratitudes which are:

1. I am grateful for the flexibility to adjust my day’s plans on a moment’s notice.
2. I am grateful for the wonders of Nature which remind me that every day is a miracle in and of itself.
3. I am grateful for furry love and furry companionship while meditating. 
4. I am grateful for those moments of pure bliss which seem to be occurring more and more often of late.
5. I am grateful for friends with whom I can share the wonders around me.

Love and light.

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