Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.
I love animal mentality. If we pay attention, it really is incredible how animals can teach us things. As I write this, I'm at our Freedom Farm Ranch where there are animals galore. In the animal world, there are Pack Leaders, Alpha Males, Protective Mamas, and above all, there is Perfect Animal Instinct.
Animals have to communicate to us in a very direct way because they don't speak our language. Our dogs paw at us when they want attention. Our cats sit on the computer or on our newspapers when we are trying to read or work; they too, are saying, "pay attention to me!" Cows moo (and loudly) when they are hungry. All animals will run away from us if they fear us.
Today I went out to the pasture to see the cows (I love cows) and all 25 came at me mooing like crazy because they thought I was bringing them food. They had eaten all of the grass on the 15 acres of land where they were penned in and were hungry. Cows like to eat. A lot. Thinking they must need to be fed, I put them in another pasture that had a little more grass. In that particular pasture, there is one area that is slightly fenced off but still able to be entered; in there grows very tall, very green grass and sweet clover. However, only one cow had figured out how to get in there to the good stuff; the prize- the big picture. As she stood there eating in all her glory, the other cows were out in the pasture eating short brown grass. When I looked out my window this morning, and saw that lone cow eating what could only be related to in human form as a steak, crab leg, and lobster buffet, it made me think.
That cow had used her mind and figured out that with just a little thought and a little extra effort, she could walk through door #3 and be the Queen Cow. The reason they were all out there eating is because they mooed loudly at me (Hey Blondie! I'm Hungry!) and because of that, I moved them.
Ah, If we could learn to be more fearless in the pursuit of our dreams, our peace, our needs being met, attention we are not getting, and even biting back or running away when we are seriously threatened, what a wonderful life this could be. But why don't we? Fear? Laziness? Being worn out and worn down? Giving up? Out of fear, we don't ask for what we need, God forbid someone might think we are needy and run away. An animal doesn't care. They don't even ask, they demand. We get lazy because we figure what's the use? I say, never give up. It may well be that your tall green grass and sweet clover is just around the corner.
Worn out? Go on the internet, into a book store, or library and ferret out a book that will motivate and inspire you. One of my favorite happens to be "Think and Grow Rich" (Napolean Hill) for motivation and "You Can Heal Your Life" (Louise Hay) for healing. Both are old books, but incredibly inspiring.
Someone make you crazy mad? Bless them and be on your way. Do whatever you need to do to find Peace. Even a small animal without teeth or claws will bite you if you back them into a corner. Get out of the corner and Live.
If we learned to communicate as well as the animals do, IMAGINE the results we could get.
As we go into the last month of 2010 and get ready to enter a new year, perhaps it would be good to learn these new skills. Much of it is common sense, going the extra mile, thinking things out more, seeking advice, and being fearless in communicating our expectations. That one alone is HUGE. Through painful trials and errors, I've learned to communicate my thoughts and feelings. I say when things bother me, and I don't worry about the outcome. If people really care about me, they will still be there, and might even respect me more. That's what happens when you use your God given, animal instinct :)
Take a nice deep Breath and Have a Peaceful and Joyful Holiday! A New Year is coming, child!