These past 9 months have been a time of grieving the death of several of my animal friends, including my beloved wolf companion Navar. The most recent was our hen, Nubina. I found her in the bottom of the coop unable to walk. In spite of my efforts to encourage her healing and several trips to the vet, Nubina did not recover and had to be euthanized.
Within minutes of Nubina's death and in spite of my grief, my mind began to analyze my care of her and find fault. I began hearing all the "shouldas" and "if onlys". Nothing less than perfection satisfies my mind sometimes. The crazy part is, my mind's idea of perfection is unobtainable. It does not recognize the pure intentions that come from my deep Love and respect for all life. It refuses to see the possibility that the highest good and healing have been served through my actions, whether my animal friend stayed on the earth or left. It just wants to find fault, and it does, even if it has to distort the truth.
This whole experience caused a stirring in me to seek answers from a Higher place. And so, I turned to my Divine Heart for wisdom and clarity. For all of you that are caring for sick or dying loved ones (including animals) or that have loved ones that have passed, this message is for you (this can also be applied to any situation, relationship, etc. as it is a universal Truth):
It is not about perfection in caring for the sick or the dying
It is about our Highest (Divine) Love for them
Doing the best we can from our Hearts IS perfection whether it is done "right" or not
It is our Love that is remembered
For in our Love there IS perfection
There is beauty and grace
There is forgiveness
Accepting and allowing this Truth ignites the power of compassion for ourselves
We are then able to view the Circle of Life through the wisdom of the Heart
And not the distortions of the mind
From the Heart, we can see that all experiences are perfect
They unfold as they are meant to - Inspired, Guided, and Supported by Love
May you find the courage to feel the Love and compassion for yourself that you so generously give to others.