Re: ShadowMan lives on...
- View SourceHi, Liz!
I read this post about ShadowMan several days ago, but didn't have
the chance to respond until now. I'm a cat person too--Mishmisha was
the name of one of my beloved cats. I don't have any cats now, but I
have had the good fortune to be friends with several through the
years. It seems that you have sensitively helped your children deal
with the traumatic loss of their dear pet. I like your story very
much, and can well imagine you all must miss ShadowMan. I like his
I do agree that ShadowMan lives on in many ways.
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, Greg and Liz
> Just to share an update, forwarding to my favorite groups in one e-mail. :-D
>childhood. With each, their love lingered on for several days after
> I have always been a cat person, and have lost many since my
>pet that passes. Although our family thoughts on life, spirituality
> It can be difficult to comfort someone, even if it is a beloved
are still intact, our own way of living a spiritual life for the
most part is still the same, minus the eckcult dogma and control.
>lives on. Yet to comfort her when she blames herself I had to be a
> I tried to share with my daughter Kim that ShadowMan's essence
little creative, yet I believed it to be true. I don't want her
guilting herself.... and so I tried to explain that he was an
outdoor cat, with an adventuresome spirit. We got him as a barn
kitten, and tried to bring him indoors which he wouldn't have
anything to do with. He only lived 10 months, yet I very much
believe all souls pick their experiences and time of passing here on
>and we never would have known what happened to him. (We do leave a
> He could have been hit by a car while we were camping for 10 days,
large food and water dispenser out for him, just in case someone
here might wonder) He picked a couple days after we came home, so
when the time did come, he was still able to communicate his love
for our family and to focus on Kim and her love as he ran across the
street, being hit and died instantly.
>life..... as he focused on Kim's voice and as the sun was
> Sounds corny but, it was if he was running into that next space in
setting. His name ShadowMan was a very appropriate name for him.
He loved playing with his own shadow, and as he left this life, his
>porch and peek into our front room window. I was sitting there
> Yesterday, out of the corner of my eye I saw him walk across our
doing bills, house was quiet due to everyone still sleeping..... I
actually got up and looked outside to see if maybe a neighborhood
cat was out there. Nope, no cat in sight ;-). Later that
afternoon my soon to be 4 yr old daughter out of the blue
said, "mom I hear ShadowMan crying, he misses us." I
acknowledged that we miss him too but he is okay, happy playing in
the woods somewhere with his shadow (that made sense to her, since
he always spent most days in the woods behind our home).... what
else can you say to a 4 yr old? :-)))
>any one person or group, just a quote to express a perfect way to
> PS/ Thought I would share a quote this morning, not to promote
>spirituality. You think and hope that another can create, by his
> You are accustomed to authority which you think will lead you to
extraordinary powers - a miracle - transport you to this realm of
eternal freedom which is Happiness. Your whole outlook on life is
based in that authority. You are depending for your spirituality on
someone else, for your happiness on someone else, for your
enlightenment on someone else... When I say look within yourselves
for the glory, for the purification, and for the incorruptibility of
the self, not one of you is willing to do it.
>otherwise. Only your ideas of what spirituality is keep you from
> J. Krishnamurti
> You are spiritual, totally and completely. It cannot be
consciously experiencing The Truth.