28 Nov 2014/Animal Healing

As I came to terms with my need to defend my Truth, my need to feel as if I must protect my Truth, and take a “Hard Stance”, I found it was coming from a place of Angry at how the Animals were being treated. Then, I found I swung to the opposite side of the pendulum. I found It being mirrored to me by this shy, scared, yet “hungry to please” sweet Soul.
There is a Dog, Chameli, who is like a perfect Angel on this street in Lucknow. She is tough, sweet, loving, and yet stands in her Power. She is like the Queen Bee. This is the Truth of the Divine, and she mirrors it so well. This Dog resides on the Homestay street. A month ago, I had brought my “Daemon” out of the Ashram where I was living at. He is very much like Chameli; however, he loves being a more of a house-like Dog. I felt ready to begin integrating him back on the street. The mirror that was received in doing this, was that he does not want to live on the streets, he wants to live with me, he trusts me and is very connected to my me. In trying to defend him, it was causing a lot of anxiety and anger, it was “disturbing the Peace”. This was mirrored by Chameli attracting a very snarly Dog and her becoming passive to his aggressive tendencies. She decided to keep her distance from the Homestay, and even pretend she did not know any of us. As hard as I tried, as sweet as Cawa is, the anger continued to grow, and the harder I defended his right to stay, my need to bring him out. The tension and anger grew. As I came to terms, that this is not the right path, that attempting to defeat in Anger is only creating more anger, and the the Truth of the Animals will come out as I surrender to the Natural Process of Love, I surrendered Cawa back to the Ashram. I realized this is not the place and the way to bring my ‘Power” out.
The angry Dog that was shadowing Chameli went into hiding, and a new Dog appeared. This Dog is shy, scared, and sees Chameli as a mentor. I noticed how my Angry side went into hiding. In doing this, I became timid, I allowed myself to become shy in my Truth. As I began feeding Chameli, and making up to her, a shy Dog began coming around, seeing Chameli as the “mentor”, and as I fed her, the shy one decides to come up to me, and begins wanting to play. The confidence began growing, as I have become stronger in speaking my Truth in a much more Loving way.
This in turn, has also brought the aggressive Dog back, however, Chameli has put him in his place! He is no longer dominate, and the three of them are now living in harmony.
Cawa……now balanced in me, is navigating his way to where his street, his path will be to come out in the world to share his message.
Seeing my mirror through these Animals that play out our energies, was a hard truth for me to swallow……for it is easy to say, “I am not angry”……..”I have a right to defend what I believe to be true”. However, the Animals cannot lie, the energy must play out. In reality, the Truth needs no defense, and in trying to do so, with the energy of anger……it only creates more suffering, war, and resistance. When we realize and come to terms with our anger, it naturally subsides so the real message can come through, in the Spirit of Love and Peace.
MyShell Howler, RScP, OAC
http://www.ahowan.org

28 Nov 2014/Animal Healing

As I came to terms with my need to defend my Truth, my need to feel as if I must protect my Truth, and take a “Hard Stance”, I found it was coming from a place of Angry at how the Animals were being treated. Then, I found I swung to the opposite side of the pendulum. I found It being mirrored to me by this shy, scared, yet “hungry to please” sweet Soul.
There is a Dog, Chameli, who is like a perfect Angel on this street in Lucknow. She is tough, sweet, loving, and yet stands in her Power. She is like the Queen Bee. This is the Truth of the Divine, and she mirrors it so well. This Dog resides on the Homestay street. A month ago, I had brought my “Daemon” out of the Ashram where I was living at. He is very much like Chameli; however, he loves being a more of a house-like Dog. I felt ready to begin integrating him back on the street. The mirror that was received in doing this, was that he does not want to live on the streets, he wants to live with me, he trusts me and is very connected to my me. In trying to defend him, it was causing a lot of anxiety and anger, it was “disturbing the Peace”. This was mirrored by Chameli attracting a very snarly Dog and her becoming passive to his aggressive tendencies. She decided to keep her distance from the Homestay, and even pretend she did not know any of us. As hard as I tried, as sweet as Cawa is, the anger continued to grow, and the harder I defended his right to stay, my need to bring him out. The tension and anger grew. As I came to terms, that this is not the right path, that attempting to defeat in Anger is only creating more anger, and the the Truth of the Animals will come out as I surrender to the Natural Process of Love, I surrendered Cawa back to the Ashram. I realized this is not the place and the way to bring my ‘Power” out.
The angry Dog that was shadowing Chameli went into hiding, and a new Dog appeared. This Dog is shy, scared, and sees Chameli as a mentor. I noticed how my Angry side went into hiding. In doing this, I became timid, I allowed myself to become shy in my Truth. As I began feeding Chameli, and making up to her, a shy Dog began coming around, seeing Chameli as the “mentor”, and as I fed her, the shy one decides to come up to me, and begins wanting to play. The confidence began growing, as I have become stronger in speaking my Truth in a much more Loving way.
This in turn, has also brought the aggressive Dog back, however, Chameli has put him in his place! He is no longer dominate, and the three of them are now living in harmony.
Cawa……now balanced in me, is navigating his way to where his street, his path will be to come out in the world to share his message.
Seeing my mirror through these Animals that play out our energies, was a hard truth for me to swallow……for it is easy to say, “I am not angry”……..”I have a right to defend what I believe to be true”. However, the Animals cannot lie, the energy must play out. In reality, the Truth needs no defense, and in trying to do so, with the energy of anger……it only creates more suffering, war, and resistance. When we realize and come to terms with our anger, it naturally subsides so the real message can come through, in the Spirit of Love and Peace.
MyShell Howler, RScP, OAC
http://www.ahowan.org

17 Oct 2014

On the streets of Lucknow, specifically Mall Ave near Congress, there is an Indian Street Dog, a Female, named Chameli. She is one tough Female and is considered the Queen of her territory.
Pretty much, what she says, goes.
Now, having lived at Jeev Aashraya for five months, I fell in love with an Indian Male Dog, Cawa. He has the same loving, compassionate, get along with everyone attitude. He is tough, like Chameli, but has a bit of surrender to him. Another words, when he is challenged by another Dog, he rolls over in surrender.
So when Ron returned from the US at the end of Sept and AHOWAN’s work became complete at the Ashram, we decided to move back to Mall Ave. Leaving Cawa was very difficult; however, in my Heart I knew it was the best thing to do for many reasons. first and foremost, my husband could not return to the Ashram, and Cawa is not allowed in the Homestay.
Ten or so days pass, and it is learned that all the “permanent stay” Dogs at the Ashram must be rehabilitated back to the streets, I volunteer to accept Cawa. Where best to integrate him and give him his freedom than here with Chameli?
Now, the Homestay Madam agreed to the integration; however, would not share with her husband this was taking place, it was to be kept a secret…..I was reluctant to this “secret keeping” however, for the best interest of Cawa in giving this a try, I agreed.
One could feel the tensions rise almost immediately, Though Cawa was happy to be free, and walk the streets again, he has become more “Housey”, he is in love with me, he trusts me completely and only wants to be with me.
This began a three-four day process of where Cawa eventually made it into our room. The neighborhood was happy, because he stopped crying and howling. However, the tensions of the Homestay grew.
Now Chameli made friends with him, however, because this is her Energy Domain, and she is connected with the Homestay Madam’s Energy…..the nervousness about the whole situation, and her husband’s “well-being” brought an angry, aggressive, protective energy that did not show with the Madam; however, showed it attracted an aggressive, protective Indian Street Dog that “claimed” Chameli as his own. Chameli began bowing to him, not being her normal friendly self, and even keeping her distance from the Homestay.
We made a decision as soon as possible to get Cawa back to the Ashram, it is evident he needs a home not street. Upon Cawa’s departure, and some forgiveness work with Chameli, Homestay Madam, and Sir……..Chameli is now happily, peacefully, tailwagging her way around the streets again, and has got the aggressive Male…….pretty much hiding under the car. She has become the Queen of the street again.
Basically, the Animals around us cannot lie, they display exactly what is happening in the emotional and spiritual body, no matter how much someone tries to hide their true feelings. They must play out. So when Chameli is bowing to an Aggressive Male Dog……and this Dog is lunging at me…….I know that is what was really wanting to play out in the human roles, but could not. It was truly our two sides conflicting with each other. When the threat left, the sweet loving true angelic side could come back in full measure.
It is a Law, of Cause and Effect, and must play out. Does not make any of us good or bad, it just is.
MyShell Howler, RScP, OAC
http://www.ahowan.org