Lately on ATS here I have been talking a lot about empathy. A lot about some topics that invoke my world view that we should respect and show all
living beings on this Earth a higher degree of respect/treatment.
Some take these thoughts as me being, "holier than tho" or thinking I am better somehow just because I feel this way.
That is not true, what so ever. Me showing empathy does not make me any better than anyone else here. It only allows me to access a oneness in this
world that some seem disconnected from. Nothing more.
Something strange happened to me today, in light of all this TALK. A stray cat showed up at my door. Hungry and in need of care.
I looked down at the cat, and was like. Hmmmm. Is it just a weird coincidence or maybe a "test" of my very words I have been saying on here.
This may sound crazy. But that cat to me, was the universe giving me a chance to put my money where my mouth is. (In a manner of speaking.) As also,
this morning, I put down 2 cats of mine, that where 20 years old. They lived long good lives. Still sad.
Yet these cats are SO much work. If I take on an animal, I make sure it is taken care of. I make sure I have the funds to "afford" them.
So today. I lost 2 good long life friends I've had for 20 years. Today I gained a new friend. Who showed up at my door step, hungry and in need of
love. I just felt it was some form of the universe "testing" my integrity. Testing if my words where just words, or my actions speak louder than
I just thought I would share this story with you all here on ATS. And log this as part of my long standing of threads on this site.
While today was sad for me. I did the right thing by putting down 2 friends. It was the humane thing to do. They where in pain for the past week,
and was selfish for me to keep them going as long as I did.
So I had a good cry, and changed mental gears to jump back on here.
I gained a new friend. And I kept true to myself and my words. Sometimes the universe will test you. As this cat to me, Is either an alien being,
or some form of Angel that has taken the form of this lowly critter.
Thus I named it, Ceridwen, from "The Story of Calicoin"
I am not a religious person, nor do I go to church. But I find some things in religion to hold up in my personal life. You don't have to buy into
the whole guy in the sky to be a good person. I do love the spiritual side to things, and "pagan systems" yet I hold no allegiance to any one faith,
But that is my own personal feelings. And people may say.. You are freaking crazy, its just a stupid cat. There are millions of these Vermin all
over the Earth. Its nothing special. That very well be. But that is my take on this. And I am going to keep that in my heart. No matter what
anyone else has to say about it.
And keep in account, just because I took in a stray, and I have empathy for all living beings, does not make me better than anyone else WHAT so ever.
In fact it might make me look like I am trying to hard or what ever. I have been pointed at in the past, and told, what makes you better than anyone
else just because you show compassion and empathy to all things? I try to tell them, I do not think that. I really don't. AS it can be slightly
annoying to hear from people who sit on their high horse and make claims. Yet never back them up with real world actions.
I thought for a long time, we live in a prison. We are trapped in this HELL, doomed to repeat it over and over again. But the older I get the more I
start to find, life is more of a test than anything else. If we pass, maybe we get to move onto something better, Not heaven, but maybe a different
part of the universe. or a whole other universe all together, who knows? I sure don't. I just am writing and sharing to those who maybe vibrate on
the same frequency tone as I do.
Maybe this story will be a good change of pace from the everyday doom and gloom we face in our daily lives.
I hope that maybe this story brings a smile, or a ray of light to someone out there.
Its true. Actions do speak louder than words. And it just so happens, after all the talk I did on here. The universe put a creature in my path. I
had a choice. I could have shooed it away after giving it some food and water. I could have simply ignored it.
But something deep inside of me said... "This is your chance, to show yourself if you mean what you really say out here."
I decided to live up to my "words" on here. Knowing full well, I just took in another being that years down the road, its going to die, and I am
going to be sad again, and its going to cost me money I really do not have.
It did not take me long to understand, with pain comes pleasure. And all the love I could get from it, would far out weigh that feeling of loss I
will have in 10-15 years. Loss is a part of life, Ive had my share. But love and understanding, empathy is also a part of life.
These are the things I value most. Money, stuff, all illusions. What matters most is what we do. Not what we say.
Have a great night everyone! Thanks for reading my entry here. Its more for just me, and for my ATS profile thread log.
I want to be able to remind myself. My actions spoke louder than any "words" I could ever say on here.
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