Sometimes, when things look dark, all we need is a tiny light to show us the way. This past Valentine’s Day, I found that little light. I had been feeling very low lately and was struggling to reconnect with myself and my spirituality. Valentine’s Day this year was rather rainy and dreary which, naturally, did nothing to improve my mood. However, that was about to change.
Late that night, as I was getting ready to go to bed, I heard the sound of a kitten crying. Being a cat lover, I couldn’t stand to hear the constant crying outside, especially as it was still drizzling and rather chilly. I went downstairs to investigate thinking that I might find a kitten stuck in a tree. Lots of people in my complex have cats and I figured one had just got out and needed a hand. What I found instead was a soaked cardboard box with four tiny, shivering, wet little kittens – not much more than two weeks old. All four were tuxedo cats – all black with just a few white markings on their bellies and feet – similar to several strays that roam the neighborhood. The poor little things looked so pathetic, they tugged at my heart. Only one was crying and, as small as they were, it was amazing that the cry could carry so far and grab my attention. The little screamer stood out in the fact that she had a tiny strip of white hair on her forehead – as though it were her third eye….a little psychic kitty! I knew right then what I had to do. I took them in, dried them off and got them into a warm soft basket to get some sleep. Two weeks later, all four little kittens – three boys and the one little girl – are still with me right now, chubby, healthy, and full of energy. I am fostering them until they are a little older and I can find them permanent homes….except I think that the little girl, I call her Starshine, will be adopted by me.
Since finding the kittens, my days have been filled with bottle feedings, laundering towels and baths. And I couldn’t be happier. I realized that night that I needed to be needed. Those little babies needed to be taken care of. The Universe helped us find each other. I know that I have a guardian angel – one that knows my love of cats and shares that love as well. My guardian angel reached me through my little psychic kitten, Starshine. And all of this brought me back to what I have always believed – The Universe abundantly provides for all of my needs. I lost my way for a little bit, but the signs have brought me back. If you have need, the Universe will fill it – just not always in the way that you may expect, Keep your heart open and your faith will find you, even if you misplace it yourself.
This Saturday and Sunday I will be reading at Cafe Tu Tu Tangos at 7:00pm. Come on by and see if maybe I can’t help you find a little faith!