Life is a Journey

Writing last weeks post was a real stretch.  I was going to pull that post today and when I went to the dashboard there were two comments basically saying thank you for writing the posts on dying.  I realized there was a benefit so I left the post on.

I want to say there is no right or wrong.  Animals have their points of view and humans have theirs with no judgment.  We are all doing our best to find our way everyday.  To negotiate what life brings us each day and make the best decisions we know how to.  When it comes to dying there is so much emotion around it, it becomes very hard to see past those emotions.

We don’t want to let go and sometimes the animals don’t want to let go.  There are no straight lines to follow.  Each human animal combination is unique.  It’s like snowflakes, no two are alike.  That is why I said last post there is no blanket statement being made.

Yes there are some basic things and even those become tailored to the individual being.  I do not know another beings path.  That is why I do my best to listen.

What the animals are asking is for us to stop seeing death as a drama.  For them it is just a movement they follow.  Does that movement always look peaceful?  No.  Is the movement always serene and pretty?  No.

What I am learning is if I can see that I am in a really emotional state then I can affect it and calm myself down.  In a calmer state it is easier to have a clearer picture of what is going on.  In the case of an animal dying it allows me to step back and give them some room.

When I started to get past the drama I began to see there is a beauty to the dying rhythm.  It is a beings end of life journey that is so individually theirs.  I learned it was not about me, it was about them.  Seeing from that point of view changed how I acted in a big way.

Working with animals is teaching me to get over myself and get out of myself.  Not always a pretty lesson.  I also see my beliefs changing.  It is a journey for sure.