Today I have thoughts about animation. In my meditation this morning I remembered the experience of euthanizing our dog Lucy. It then progressed to my parents deaths and all the deaths I am privelaged to be apart of every day in my work. There is an energy, a power that emanates from the physical presence of each one of us. It is a power that animates everything in our world. When we see a body that has died we experience an inanimate object. In Lucy’s case, I first asked that she be sedated so she would lie down, then as I stood there petting her and comforting her with my hands lovingly supporting her head, I experienced the life force leave her body as the injection stopped her courageous and loving heart from beating. Her physical presence changed in an instant from soft, to hard and I could feel her energetic body move from a lifted light position to a deflated heavy one. That energy shift is dramatic and moving, it is the same for all of us, It is normal, and a part of life.
It poses many questions, And often few specific answers.
Yet this I know. Life is to be lived, animated. Giddy-up
”Blessings on your journey”