joy in my heart I awaken each morning after a night of deep
relaxing fulfilling meditation and happily greet my day singing, Oh
what a wonderful morning, oh what a wonderful day, I have such a
wonderful feeling, everything is going my way.
can I ever give this daily early morning performance to myself and my
world and know that it is true? I know I am the creator of my life,
all I see is my mirror including all animals-pets, flowers, trees and
all whom create in my world.
104 acre UNI property in the high desert of California is home and
playground for all styles of wildlife. One of the cutest creatures
hopping along my meditation walks are rabbits. They sit quietly right
in the middle of my path as though being in deep
meditation—undisturbed by my presence. Their ears stand up straight,
alert to any outlandish sound while their deep brown eyes are alert to
their environment. They look charming and tame and are reflecting
peace on my meditation walk.
certain seasons of the year these bunnies appear to be everywhere as
they proliferate to unsurprisingly offering exquisite meals to their
"bigger friends." This is part of nature and I give it no
further thought. I am untouched.
the story sounds different when my two dogs, 7-year-old Button, the
black-white Miniature Schnauzer and 4-year-old Little Love, the
lustrous black-tan Miniature Pinscher, dash out the house to chase
invading rabbits in their garden. Button and Love are the guardian
angels of the Embassy house and its one acre fenced garden where I
live with my two pets. Here I have created for the two doggies a large
playground and their free run. Of course they are always ready to
chase anything and anyone who enters their territory. Both work as an
exquisite team. Little Love is the vigilant instigator of their
hilarious hunt in which they often try to even involve me.
the Mini Pin—known as an alert watch dog with his inordinately keen
sense of hearing-is quick to give warning signs for Button, a rather
ideal balanced yet vivacious pet. His introspective calm nature shows
an untouchability to his little brother Love who often invites him to
play and have fun. Relaxed and on top of his world, master Button only
reacts when it is his choice. One of his choices is chasing rabbits
especially invading rabbits.
babies, the little bunnies creep through the tiny fence holes of our
garden to nibble on the generously nurtured juicy grass. Though their
mommies surely told them to not be tempted by the delicious food next
door, they soon learn the reason why she makes her wise
recommendation. After Little Love alarms the trespassers and his
brother Button, with shrill barking, my two innocent gentle pets
change into two wild animals. In their protective way, they dash out
through the doggy door to take care of their yard. If the baby rabbits
are alert, fast and smart, they find their direct way out of the
garden and are safe.
the other morning it happens that the two dogs were faster than the
rabbit. In an instant the little invader was caught. Victoriously
Button and Love brought their prey to me, reluctant to let it go. They
hold onto it strongly knowing that it does little good since I am
determined to save the rabbit. Then with one of my determined
"Let go!" they both gave in and their exciting game is over.
are my mirror? How often do I run behind things, credits and fame and
hold on to those limitations which smudge my mirror? A waste of time!
my inner diamond sparkle forth through thoughts, words and actions of
truth, the world is truly what it is a pure mirror. Then I close my
day with my favored song,
I am only perfection, and I'm perfect in every way.
time I look in the mirror, I see only god in me.
know me is to love me, I know I am god, god I am.
I am only perfection and I'm perfect in every way. Now I am only
perfection and I'm perfect in every way.
I know I am god, god I am.
I know I am god, god I am.
-Dr Ellen Jermini