Lessons of the Cat

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To Be Still

Have you ever watched a cat?   

As a lifelong owner of cats, I have had many opportunities to, 

and this morning I was reflecting 

on how much we can learn from a cat.  

And, perhaps, the best lesson is "to be still."  

I have watched my cat sit and absorb the surroundings for hours;  

sit and wait for a seemingly endless time;  

and go into a deep sleep, with body going totally limp 

in the midst of great activity.  

And when that happens, 

I know that my cat feels totally safe -- trusting completely.

There is a verse in the Bible 

that has long been one that I carry with me:

"Be Still and Know that I Am God."

Years ago, 

a Wise One suggested 

taking that verse as a mantra,

and saying it slowly 

word upon word, 

backward and forward:

Be

Be Still

Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know that I

Be Still and Know that I AM

Be Still and Know that I AM God.

God

I AM God

Know that I AM God

Be Still and Know that I AM God

Be Still and Know 

Be Still

Be.

Be

Be Still

Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know that I

Be Still and Know that I AM

Be Still and Know that I AM God.

Know

That 

I AM

God.

And if we are "still" and "know that" "I AM" "God".

We come to get a glimmer of the Truth 

that the Divine is Within Us.


And that when we invoke the Words:  

"I AM" 

we are calling forth that Divine Energy within us.  

Perhaps We Need to Pause,

To Be Still 

before we speak those words,

I AM.


Know That "I AM God"


How often we say those words, "I AM".

There is great power in those words.

Pause, Be Still, and Hear what words follow your "I AM".

What are you calling forth within your self?

What are you demanding to happen through that profound Energy?  If you say, “I AM sick and tired of . . . “ — Do you really want to be sick and tired?  

The Lesson We Learn from the Cat:  Be Still.

Be Still and Know that 

I AM Love.

Be Still and Know that

I AM Peace.

Be Still and Know that

I AM Joy.

Be Still and Know that

I AM Trusting.


But before we can KNOW, we need to learn how to Be Still.

And to Be Still we must Trust in that Moment.

And to Trust, we must Believe 

And, for me, that means to Believe in God

To Be Still and Know

Know that I AM

God.


God Ever Present,

Within Me

Without Me

Before Me

Behind Me

To My Left 

To My Right

Above Me

Below Me

Within Me

God Ever Present,

and then 

To Be Still and Know.


I wonder what the cat thinks about that . . . 


© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019