I received the message last Thursday AM while I was in Racine WI….”Robin I think your cat Phaedra had a stroke!”. My friend Dave kindly took Phaedra to the vet and then picked her up when the vet called him to tell him she was OK to go home. When I arrived at Kent Thursday night and held Phaedra, I knew her days were limited. I had a decision to make that all pet owners dread to make. Phadra was not suffering, but you could see that her quality of life had deteriorated as a result of the mini-stroke.
Around 3am on Friday morning, I was awoken by Phaedra howling from the mediation room. There she sat on the rug next to my Tibetan singing bowls that she cherished. She was waiting for me to play the singing bowls for her. As I played the bowls her body relaxed, she started to purr, and she finally fell back to sleep. Playing the singing bowls every several hours became part of our ritual over the course of the weekend. Attached is a link to a video I made approximately 1 month ago of Phaedra listening to the Tibetan signing bowls.
Around 3am on Saturday morning, I was awoken by Phaedra’s physical discomfort. She was not in pain, just general discomfort as she tried to find a comfortable way to lay in her favorite box. So I got up and went to my cabinet and pulled out “Transform Ease” flower essence and gave it to her. Again her body relaxed, she purred, and she finally settled into her box and fell back to sleep. Giving her flower essence to ease her discomfort every several hours became part of our ritual over the course of the weekend.
While catering to Phaedra’s needs over the weekend, I had a lot of time to reflect. It was just this past February when I journeyed to Mexico to learn Soul Coaching and to dive deep into unearthing and discovering my own unique genius. Now here I am again, with a cat as my teacher, learning more about my own unique gifts and talents.
Based on my weekend experience, I decided to reach out and thank the gifted people (Shakti and Diana)who:
- followed their hearts,
- listened to their intuition,
- and decided to offer their unique gifts and genius to the world.