Fetch! But first, Let Go!
Hope you and your pawrents are experiencing a beautiful shift of fresh energy with the start of the New Year.
It turns out last month became a self-care time for Mom and me. Initially, Mom had all the intentions to start 2019 ready to put into motion many ideas she’s been working on.
But it’s funny how our pawrents plans can go off the window when the Universe has a better path for all of us. And sometimes that means letting go of all expectations to allow the blessings to flow in our direction.
So this is the topic that I’d like to share with all of you in this blog post, which is based on my experiences with Mom through our journey towards love and personal growth.
Every morning after Mom finishes her at-home Yoga practice, I join her for some Doga stretches of my own, and then I bring her my favorite green ball to play. This is one of my favorite parts of the day, as I love to play fetch.
Mom and I use this time to connect, train and have fun. She even uses commands that align more with our mindful approach. For example, when she throws the ball she yells “Focus,” and when she wants me to drop the ball, she says “Let Go.” I’ve become very familiar with these words, and I’m usually very good at letting go of the ball. But for some reason the other day, I felt a bit mischievous, and I challenged mom to a playful tug-of-war with the ball. Mom accepted the challenge and pretended to pull the ball from my mouth. She knows once in a while I enjoy this tug-of-war games but she’s also very mindful of my teeth, so actually, she never pulls strongly enough and always lets me win.
Typically, I release the ball fairly quickly as my favorite part is when she throws the ball against the wall and I chase after to grab it. But for some reason, this day I kept holding onto the ball in my mouth and started to growl without any intention of letting it go. So Mom began to smile and said: "Monchi if you want to play, you have to let go of the ball first. Otherwise, I can't throw it."
I felt very resistant not wanting to let go of the ball, but hey Mom was right. How can I fetch if I’m holding the ball on my mouth for dear life? So despite my hesitation, I surrendered the ball. Yes, I gave up! However, the sadness of giving up my ball changed pretty quickly, since Mom was finally able to throw it up in the air as we continued playing fetch and having so much fun!
Isn’t it interesting how the same idea applies to our pawrents in their human experiences?
Last month Mom gave a workshop about the power of Vision Boards for people with pets. During the live webinars, she shared with other pawrents that even though Vision Boards will help them bring clarity to the dreams they want to manifest, the magic really occurs, when they are able to let go of the need to control every aspect of that dream.
Therefore, the most important and sometimes challenging step is to surrender the manifestation process to Source, Universe, Divine, God, Dios, the Sun, the Moon, Pachamama, whatever you feel inclined to call it... That Spiritual Force that guides us all the time.
In the end, the Universe is the one who will bring you the healing, the love, the prosperity and the happiness you desire. But this will only happen if you stay in a place of joy, allowing the blessings to flow to you with ease and harmony.
This is why for Mom is super important to meditate every morning to align with Source and receive continuous feedback of the actions she needs to take to follow the path of least resistance.
Don’t think the act of surrendering is a weakness. On the contrary, it takes a significant amount of trust and wisdom to surrender something that is of great value for you. To give it up, with full faith that Source will deliver it to you when the time is right.
So there you have it furriends. If you genuinely want to have fun and keep on playing, sometimes all you need to do is just let go.
Love & Paws,