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Joy: From the Ground Up

Singing in the Rainbows February 27, 2013

Singing in the RainbowsTwenty. That is the magic number of beliefs Darren Hayes of Savage Garden rattles off in “Affirmation.” I can’t say I agree with all twenty thoughts, but I know what is true to me. “I don’t believe. I know,” as analytical psychologist Carl Jung said.

Why is it then that some days it isn’t easy to know or believe? You know the ones. Those “one of those days” kind of days, when literally everything that can go wrong actually does. I remember one particularly awful day in the house I lived in before my forever family found me. It was spring, and there was a really big storm that clambered on all night. Sharing that home with three other dogs and two cats made me realize how well I do in thunderstorms compared to other dogs. Burt, the seven-year-old black lab mix, howled all night long.

The alarm didn’t go off the next morning because I’m convinced Burt broke the power with all his howling. Barbara and Jim woke up late, irritable and exhausted. Barbara got a run in her nylons, burned her forehead with her curling iron, and spilled coffee on her coat as she ran out the door. James forgot to feed us before he left for work. None of the animals got along that day. That was the day I realized negativity is unfortunately just as contagious as optimism.

But much like the storm that came before it, the day came to a close and we were all reminded that even “those days” will pass. And that’s when rainbows happen.

Regardless of what you choose to believe, I am finding the spiritual awakening in Simple Abundance to be as real as the rainbows that follow storms. “With each day of the journey, you have become more open to the mystery, the magic and the majesty of the Master Plan because you are committed to your spiritual awakening,” Sarah Ban Breathnach suggests. “You don’t have to just believe anymore because you know.”

Sure, it is sometimes easier to throw up my paws and believe the world has turned its back on me. Sometimes it is easier not to believe or know anything for certain. But I’ve never been one to do things the easy way.


15 Responses to “Singing in the Rainbows”

  1. Amba Says:

    Excellent piece of wisdom Wiley! πŸ™‚ I will try to remember that I too, must not take the easy way of giving up! Must keep trying πŸ™‚
    I love that song btw. πŸ™‚ I wonder what happened to Savage Garden eventually.

  2. Wiley you are so right! Never give up! xo

  3. Hello Wiley. I had to write to you as I thought it was only monkeys who were intelligent. Now I’m pleased to have met you as I judged all dogs on next door’s poodle and he’s just silly and looks like a walking cloud to be honest teehee. Love your posts Wiley! Woof woof from Monkey and Millie x

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  5. scrapydo Says:

    Just keep your head up and go for it my friend! What a day/night. πŸ™‚

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  9. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    I love rainbows and all they signify.

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