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    My silent retreat with Maydel

    Last week I took Maydel on a silent, solo retreat just outside Algonquin Park.  I needed to reboot my system and deplaque my heart center.  (We all need to do this... btw).  

    Our cabin had no water, no electricity... just a fire stove.  It was also so deep in the forest that I really wished Maydel could have pulled the sled carrying all our food, clothes, and water for the week.  She was happy to follow behind me while I trail blazed through 4 feet of powder.

    My agenda was really simple... just unplug.  Don’t hurry.  Eat simple. Meditate. Read. Enjoy nature.  Slow down.  Reconnect.  See what comes up.

    Maydel’s purpose was to guard the cabin, sniff deer poo ad nauseum, and try to sneak into my bed.  She was so happy being in nature, with her master, relating to one another the way nature intended.

    Maydel and I became so connected... it was so beautiful.  For several days straight I said nothing to her.  I just sensed her love for me... she just sensed me my love for her.  Her behaviour has picked up a notch since we came home... she’s so responsive to me.  I’m kind of amazed.... But not really, our dogs want our focussed attention.  They want to learn.  They want us to actually connect with them.

    When we allow ourselves time away... away from work, away from family... away from everything, something miraculous happens.   Metaphysical dust begins to settle.  We begin to see more clearly.  

    Even though nothing tangible happens... when we get home everyone around us notices something extra.

    Our attention becomes recharged.  Our level of present moment awareness is potent.  We begin undoing karmic knots.  We relate to humans with more compassion.   We can actually be calm and assertive to our dogs... and they LOVE it.



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      Nice article, silence makes our inner view and thinking more active and sharp. The moments we spend alone are very precious, love to read the post thanks.

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