Chert Dog’s Greatest Gift: Quantum Leaps of Faith
As you may have read a few days ago, after quite a long time stranded in an oak tree, Chert Dog sent along Lori to find me. But I had to take a leap of faith from the tree to get to a lower branch so that she could climb up to get me! My stories are all about taking leaps of faith. If you read Hebrews 11:1 is says that “Faith is the substance of things hopes for, the evidence of things NOT YET SEEN.” So to visualize and believe and have conviction and declare God’s victory over your life is no small task. Believe me, I prayed, I cried out to God in my most hopeless appearing hour that I would have help. And sure enough, I did receive help, but I HAD TO TAKE THE FIRST “LEAP” for things to change in my life. I thank Chert Dog for coming into Lori’s dream and that she was open to listening to his message, otherwise I wouldn’t be here sharing my story, now would I?
Since Chert had several costumes and toys, Lori made me a stuffed tiger bow tie toy from one of his Halloween costumes. Needless to say, it is my favorite toy and “security blanket” for it is because of Chert that I am here writing to you now! I love posing for photos, and have been told that from my “ugly duckling” adolescence, I have matured into a handsome cat! But this all has to do with the LOVE that I receive. It encourages me and provides healthy self-worth and confidence as well as supports me in all of my “leaps of faith” that present themselves to me in lesson. More on that to follow!
If there is anything I can share with you about my first and most important “leap of faith” it would be that the solutions arrive at the last possible moment! I’ve tested this theory again and again with various “dark nights of the soul” and have ALWAYS arrived at the same conclusion: The challenges already come with the solution, we just have to have FAITH that we will know WHEN TO TAKE THE NEXT LEAP OF FAITH, which is ALWAYS at the very last possible conceivable moment. It’s is just how this new energy works. So, every time you take that action leap, you are supported, every single time. My first example is my being stranded in that big oak tree. I was terrified! But fell into loving arms that have never let me go ever since. First confirmation. My second example is being chased by the catbird and me chasing him! I was still a kitten, and had never seen or heard the likes of this flying bird that sounded like a cat! But eventually, we learned to become friends as he would perch atop the back deck umbrella while I would then run out to the back yard and he would dive bomb me! We actually became pretty good playmates! A third example is when Cousin Dugan came to visit! We kept our distance as I hissed and pounced towards him in the beginning, but by the end of the visit, we became slumber party buddies sharing the same bed together! So, these are just a few “leaps of faith” that I will share with you for now. They all have taught me the importance of stretching my boundaries and being open to new and unusual animals to open myself up to more expansive potentials and possibilities!