The Fu Dog


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It was one of those days. Man…glad it is over. I was feeling rather disappointed in myself at one point today.

You see…I talk about grounding and being positive and yet today I just couldn’t get myself all the way there.

I was full of frustration which led to anger. We all strive to be the best we can be…I sound like a military ad. But really. My goal is peace and understanding. I want to be encouraging to others and help them to open their heart…their soul and see themselves. See their true potential. But sometimes it is just…really hard.

Today was one of those days. I think that my message to myself today however, is not about being disappointed in myself. Knowing that sometimes it is necessary and right to voice your feelings. It’s about learning to know when to stand up for what you believe.

When any of us decide to live life through spirit and our best intention, we need to remember that is not only OK to protect ourselves, but necessary.

This sometimes requires us to use our voice. Standing up for ourselves is not wrong. Standing up for what you believe is not wrong. Doing those things from a vengeful or with the intent to hurt someone, that… is wrong.

So often we confuse standing up and having a voice or being slightly confrontational as all bad. It is not. It is with purpose. We are worth fighting for, as is our beliefs and our well being. Don’t let the misguided thoughts of what you may have been taught growing up lead you to treating yourself as less than you deserve to be treated.

We are so vey often taught to take care of others first. To think of others before we think of ourselves. That we naturally start to put ourselves second. We should be first. By taking care of us…ourselves, only then can we truly begin to help take care of others. The key is remembering to speak through the heart.

Let your heart chakra act as a filter. This is different then speaking from the heart. From, conjures up way to much emotion. Through the heart is the key. Let your heart chakra help filter your expression to one of love and compassion….for yourself as well as others.

To top off my message today,on my home this evening I looked up at the sky. At first it looked like a normal sunset. I then however was drawn to a cloud formation. When I first looked at it I saw what looked like an aggressive barking Fu dog. Coming out from the throat area, were many bright rays of light.

To me it represented me…today. An angry barking…protective Fu dog full of intensity. Intent of protecting. With a strong focus on communication.

P.S.
Fu Dog (foo dog) is a Chinese guardian lion….hmmm… Seems fitting for the month doesn’t it. We just have to remember we are worth guarding.

Namaste~

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2 thoughts on “The Fu Dog

  1. Today was the end of the mercury retrograde in leo. I felt the same intensity and I was very short with people and down on myself. I do think these are natural cycles that we are going through and that we shouldn’t judge ourselves for what the cycle is provoking. Rather we should be moving through these times with compassion for others and for ourselves and simply recognize, with the use of our clairvoyant perceptions, the lessons we are learning, the patterns that need changing and the conscious actions that need taking and then doing so accordingly. Besides, I don’t think its all about remaining positive and good all the time. Negative and bad are our polarities and we can’t deny then or they will surely let us know they exist. Expressing our negative polarities when the cycle feels right is a healthy way to maintain the delicate balance between one’s light and dark.

    • I agree wholeheartedly!
      I do however think that for many…the “quest” of enlightenment, too many times we feel we must be “nice” all the time. This is a big mistake, that many of us make.

      We need to remember it is not about giving up either side. It is as you said about balance and I also believe acceptance. Self acceptance at that! Which I believe is sometimes the hardest acceptance of all.

      So many of us are so quick to accomodate and forgive others of whatever inadequacies they may have or show… but we are not as forgiving or accepting of those same atributes in ourselves.

      Great insight as always and thanks for the comment!!!!

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