My cat, Nick, presented me with just the right Feng Shui examples for living today.
It had been an emotionally challenging day hearing about serious health issues several of my closest women friends are experiencing. Plus, just yesterday I attended a “Celebration of Life” gathering for a gentleman, Robert Stevens Fish, PhD., who was instrumental in helping me become the person I am today through encouragement and inspiration. My heart was heavy with grief; my mind reeling with thoughts as I tried to stay positive for everyones’ sake.
It has been unbearably hot where I live. Even though I am a Southern California raised girl, having spent the last 50 years in Northern California, I’m not used to temperatures over 90 degrees. Yesterday’s outside temp according to the car display reached 115 degrees. Today it had cooled down to 100 degrees in the shade.
When I arrived home I found my male cat, Nick, sprawled out on the patio table sound asleep. Normally a skittish cat, Nick didn’t move when I opened the door. He finally budged a little, just enough to let me know he wanted a little hands-on loving. Grateful for the opportunity to oblige him, I sat down in a chair where he came to rub against me.
Here’s what I learned from him today, especially the Feng Shui elements – Feng meaning “wind” and Shui meaning “water” (some of these are inspired by the little book Fang Shui by Catfucius):
- The more naps you take, the more awakenings you have, the more enlightened you are.
- When napping on hot days, sleep in the shade on a wood table with slats to allow “wind” ventilation to occur on all sides of the body. Feng/wind energy is “good” Feng Shui.
- Stretch body as much as possible to allow fur to part, exposing skin, thus allowing exposure from any movement of air flow for further bodily cooling. Again, Feng/wind energy is “good” Feng Shui.
- When through allowing human to pet, go to cold pan of water (Shui energy). Step into the water with both front feet to cool down (“good” Feng Shui), then take a long drink. When through, go back to human when they are meditating – jumping on them with wet feet first onto their bare skin. This will cause them to have a real “awakening” experience – hopefully followed by enlightenment!
- When the needs of humans and cats coincide, peace and harmony will prevail.
- When peace and tranquility are achieved, purring may commence.
The day ends Purrr-fectly!
In the comments below, please leave the name of your four-legged, furry, fish or fowl creature who is your priceless companion.