February 2009

Wanted: Adorable puppeh for Heart Family

by Leonie Dawson on February 28, 2009

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!

It’s time to write a personal ad. To the universe. To our future puppy. Just to say exactly what we need, what we’d love and who we are. Just to send a little miracle wish out into the air. Just to have faith, and believe, and have fun in the process.

Wanted:

Adorable, kind-hearted, gentle puppy to fit into our Family of Love.

You will be: Hopefully small-ish. A happy house doggy. A puppy who loves to cuddle, be in Goddess videos, sit all over our books and oracle cards at inappropriate times, and enjoy our Heart Family’s funny funniness, hearty heartfulness and soulful soulfulness. You will also adore our twilight ritual of watering the garden, playing games and watching the sunset. You love hanging out in our cottage home in the burbs for now, but are also reallllly open to moving to the country with us.

We are: a family of three, desperately in love with each other.

Chris (Papa Bear)
is deeply kind-hearted and thoughtful, and will make you feel like a treasured morsel of furry divinity everyday. He will treat you with so much honour, spirit-respect, gentle protection and soulful love that he will make Leonie (Mama Bear)’s womb ache. He will also buy sprinklers for you to play in when you need them, and sleep on the couch to make sure you are comfortable and cool during summer (I’m not kidding). Chris needs a fluffy puppy to cup, hold and warm his ginormous, shining heart. He will love to make you feel loved.

Leonie (Mama Bear) is a little bit crazy and a whole lot of happy-excitable. She will giggle with you, and let you sleep on her side of the bed during winter. She will let you be stars of her videos and treat you as her own Goddess familiar. She will let you be a part of all that she does, and spoon you far too much (she’ll be the big spoon). Leonie needs another snuggle bunny puppy, a kindred spirit that reminds her with a lick of the toe who she is, what she wants to do in the world and just how loved she is.

Charlie will be your big puppy-brother. He will play ridiculous amounts of games with you, bring his favourite lion toy to you three billion times a day, and spoon with you (he’ll probably be the big spoon too, he’s been the little spoon for Leonie for far too long). He will bark away any storms for you, and lick your nose as a sacred healing gesture when you feel sad or in pain. He will spark your whole life with joy, and show you how to live by dive-bombing the hose while Papa Bear Chris is watering the garden. He will be your brother and best friend. Charlie also needs your consideration and gentleness when he has epilleptic fits. They are getting much better, but he still needs quietness, reassurance and love when they happen. And he will probably need to feel safe to welcome you in the house, but we’ll work on that together.

And most of all, all of us will adore you just as you are. We will let you shine as the special little soul you are, and use your gifts however you wish to. Our Family of Love has space for you to fill with your own beautiful energy.

If your name is Benny and we’ve already met you, we totally and completely love you and accept your application already. If your name is Benny and you already have a Mama and Papa Bear, we still totally and completely love you, and were so blessed to meet your gorgeous spirit.

If your name isn’t Benny, and this sounds like you, and you’d like to be the fourth Wiggle in our Heart Family, we would love to open our hearts, arms, home and life to you.

We have enclosed photo. Apply to Chris, Leonie & Charlie, Happy Cottage Home, Paw-Adoring Universe.

Love,
Mama Bear

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Our family of love is growing.

by Leonie Dawson on February 27, 2009

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!

Four years ago,
something funny happened.
I was gardening in the front yard,
and a little golden dog ran up to me.
He played with me for a while.
I called him Boz
I tried to find his owners, but couldn’t, and I let him on his merry way…
he was a dog who knew where he wanted to go… a little and sweet gypsy dog, who I promptly named Boz.

Something funny happened though.
His appearance in my life made room and space for a dog to enter.
He whispered to me that it was time.
His muddy paws touched my heart.

A week later, we found Charlie at the pound, and our lives have never been the same since.

Charlie is our happy healer dog, our heart’s blossom, our joyful buddy, my studio mate, and our kindred spirit.

It’s been perfectly amazing.

He is the third part of our family of love.

And then… this week… I heard about dogs that needed rehoming in Victoria after the bushfires. And I opened the photos, and in there, there was a beautiful little happy black dog named Chico who smiled into my heart.

I sent them to Chris and said “We need to drive down to Victoria this weekend and get this puppy”.
(Victoria is 8 hours drive away)
And he said okay.
And I called, and found out all the dogs were already rehomed, which was wonderful.

Something funny happened though.
Chico had already placed his muddy paws in my heart.
He had breathed possibility into my life.
He made room in my heart to show me that our family of love had space for another.
He had showed me what was to come.
His appearance in my life made room and space for a dog to enter.
He whispered to me that it was time.

So this morning, I said to Chris:
It’s time. We need to find our second dog. I know he’s out there. I’ve already started seeing him next to Charlie.

And so it was.

Back to the pound where we found Charlie.

Back to searching each cage, looking at fifty different faces – brown, white, black, red, fluffy, spotty, big, tiny, shivering, finger-licking, yapping, gentle puppies.

When we found Charlie, he was sitting in the middle of his pen – not jumping, not barking. Just sitting. Waiting for us.

In a cage, we found Benny. Sitting in the middle of his pen – not jumping, not barking. Just sitting. Waiting for us.

We opened the pen, and there he was – the sweetest, heart-filled little white and tan silky terrier. He has the most adorable little underbite and spirally tail in the world. He made us smile with glee. He nuzzled our faces. His little paws were friends. He touched our hearts.

So we have a week to wait, as we had with Charlie.

Benny is a stray, and may already have a mama and papa out there looking for him – which will be beautiful if that’s the case, and we will continue looking for the puppy who needs us just as much as we need him.

But if in a week, he’s still there, he will be coming home with us.

Home to our family that has room for four.
Home to a family that’s heart has been paint stained with muddy paws and puppy kisses and all the love under the sun.

I’ll let you know… how this beautiful journey goes… into a whole new place of love… and finding the beautiful puppy soul who is destined to be in our little family of love.

Sometimes, funny things happen.
And we’re never the same again.

Biiiig love of rainbow joy,

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Goddess Allsorts

by Leonie Dawson on February 24, 2009

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!

I don’t like licorice. But I do like allsorts.

So this is a post of all the goodie allsorts – sharing all the inspiration I find along the way.

And this first Goddess goodie allsorts is video deliciousness.

Hurrah!


I love this video by photographer Zack Arias. It’s funny and poignant and deep. It’s not just for photographers. It’s for people who are creating or living.


I adore this song by Yusuf Islam. It is like a prayer in song.

This video has been gorgeously popular. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, on how creative genius is gifted by little muse fairies – and all we need to do is show up for them. Adore her.

Have a precious, precious day possums!

Big, gorgeous, allsorts inspiration love to you!

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