"Many years ago in Thailand was a temple with a huge Golden Buddha. Word came to this village that an army was about to invade, so they covered the Golden Buddha with mud and concrete so it looked like a stone Buddha and the invading army would perceive no value in it.
Sure enough, the army rolled in and passed by the stone Buddha and had no reason to plunder it. For many years, the army occupied the village with this temple and Buddha. And there was a time where nobody remembered that the Buddha was golden.
And then one day, a young monk was meditating at the base of the Buddha, and a little piece of gold chipped off. The monk excitedly told the other monks and they started hammering at the statue and realized it was a Golden Buddha. The metaphor is that each of us is Golden by Nature.”
Most of my adult life I've been a ravenous freedom seeker. Traveling anywhere, expanding my wings of possibility, exploring magical realms of consciousness...
Recently the Flow of Life led me to commit to living in one place for a year. Now that my sweet cat Luna is living with me too, there is a sense of an anchor and rootedness that I haven't had in a very long time.
I flew with Luna here from Ontario in October. It was a challenging journey for her; a sensitive, wild, and independent cat who has a lot of anxiety in certain situations, connected to trauma when she was a kitten.
A few days after we arrived, I let her outside because she is an outdoor cat, and I could feel her freedom-seeking soul aching to explore the BC wilderness...
She disappeared, and was gone for 3 weeks. I put up posters, posted in groups online, and did everything I possibly could to find her. Eventually a lady who kindly feeds stray cats called me and said she found Luna.