"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."

Carl Jung


Happy Holidays


“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Courage to Trust

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” 

 ― Maya Angelou


First Day Home

Although we have had many companions over the years, we had never brought a rescue into our home until two years ago today. I really had no idea what I was signing up for, only that this sweet soul.. this beautiful tender hearted puppy that seemed to posess a very old soul, needed a home where he was loved. He needed consistency and stability. He needed saftey.  Those were things he had not experienced in the past and my heart broke over and over again as I learned the true depth of his pain and fear. None of our previous dogs had come to us with any sort of emotional baggage, so we had to do things a bit differently with Mojo. A bit slower. A bit more space and a boatload of patience.  I too had to learn trust. To trust in myself, that there was no 'right' way to do this, only to work from a place of love and that love would eventually heal what was so very broken. My own heart was still tender from loosing Phoebe and as all dog owners know, it takes a bit of trust in the universe that you can do this all over again.

Trust. It starts from a place of hope and eventually a place of deep knowing.

There are still fears to be worked through and behaviors to modify, but we're getting there. One kind word, one word of praise, one belly rub, and one cuddle at a time.

Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day, sweet boy. Watching you learn that the world can be an awesome place has been an extraordinary journey. Here's to many more adventures ahead.


Light-filled Bodies


“And what has consciousness come to anyway, so far, that is better than these light-filled bodies?” 
― Mary OliverNew and Selected Poems, Vol. 1