Have you ever noticed that when a dog has an itch, they just scratch it? They don’t deny themselves that pleasure of relieving the itch. We humans are much more complicated and tend to overthink things. But sometimes, we all just need to remember that sometimes you gotta scratch - or go for it - regardless of how complicated the situation might be.
We often find ourselves in situations where our desires are so strong that we can’t help but be tempted to act on them. This is actually a sign of growth and a reminder that sometimes we have to take risks in order to progress in life. That being said, suppressing our desires isn’t always the best option either. Denying ourselves our wants and needs can lead to feelings of frustration and even depression if not properly managed.
Rather than suppressing your desires, why not take a chance and go for it? It may feel like a risk at first, but taking action on our wants and needs can open up doors to new opportunities in life. By acknowledging our desires, we recognize what we need for personal growth and development - and this ultimately leads us down the path towards achieving greater success.
But let’s not forget about balance! Taking risks is important but also make sure you take time to assess whether or not what you desire is something that will benefit you in the long run. If not, then it may be better to save yourself from potential heartache by pursuing something else instead. As with anything else in life, moderation is key!
It’s easy for us humans to get caught up in overthinking things or trying too hard not to act on our instincts but this type of behavior can cause more harm than good in some cases. So next time you feel like scratching that itch (figuratively speaking!), why not just go for it? Life is full of surprises; you never know what could happen unless you give yourself the opportunity to explore new possibilities! Just remember: when you gotta scratch, you gotta scratch!
Peace, Love and Wufs,
Roll Down That window!
Sometimes we all need to stick our head out the window and just breath! Have you ever watched the pure joy on dogs faces when they do this simple thing? I believe it's because it feels like they are running super fast and they love that feeling! Maybe to them it's like flying. Whatever the case, it's a moment of pure happiness and we all deserve to find those moments for ourselves. Life can feel little crazy sometimes. Tis the season of stress for a lot of us, and we don't always remember to be here now, and to just stop and enjoy the view, Feel the wind on your face, let the world go by for a moment and connect to the here and now. Try not to worry about whatever comes next, just give yourself permission to simply be. This holiday season, give yourself the greatest gift, the gift of being "present". (And sticking your face out the window!)
Much Love and Wufs,
This one comes directly from the Temple Cats! Not that dogs don't have whiskers, however if you were to trim one side of a cats whiskers you would observe a kitty that starts to go around in circles because their whiskers provide for them an inner compass. They are so sensitive, they know where to step, how to step and when to step, and perhaps most importantly when not too! What can we glean from this? We can all benefit from being a little more sensitive to our surroundings.
It may even behove us to take a pause and get a sense of where we are headed so we can decide it it is the direction we really want to move in. Learn to use and trust your "inner whiskers" your natural born intuition. When you pay attention to this and develop a conscious practice, you will find yourself ending up exactly where you truly want to be!
Love & Wufs,
Rev Deb Bishop
Dogs, and cats for that matter, often rush in when they are excited, without paying attention to everything around them. Don't we all?
And sometimes they end up with a thorn in their paw, which is none too fun. When this happens they will certainly let you know, The yowl will usually be the tip off, but if you're not there, they don't just suffer and play helpless, they will go to work on their own paw to solve their own dilemma.
A little Cattitude
The Temple of Dog would not be complete without its Temple Cats! And sometimes it's good to remember that a little "cattitude" may be required when it's comes to getting what you want out of your day, Just like a cat walks in anywhere like they own the place, which is all part of their charm, we would do well to adopt a little of that energy when we are walking into any situation. Cats don't care if they are right, they just put themselves where they want to be, whether invited or not. If they get shooed away, they simply return when we're not looking! LOL. While I don't suggest we behave in quite that manner, I do invite us all to consider when channeling a little of "cattitude" might just give us the edge we need.
Love and Woofs!
Be Like Dog!
Ok... Ok... I'm not actually suggesting you get down on all fours and start chasing Squirrels, LOL! I am suggesting however that we can learn a lot from our furry four legged friends.
1) Dogs always live in the moment.
2) Dogs practice forgiveness and they have no clue how to hold a grudge.
3) Dogs love completely, even when their guardians aren't perfect!
4) Dogs find joy in simple things.
And the list could go on. These are four of the reasons I think it would do us all good to "be" like dog! What would life be like if we could get just a little better at these four things?
Much love and Wufs,
Wishing you and your fur babies a special and memorable Howl-oween. Please SHARE all the doggie Halloween Costumes, we would LOVE to see your babies transformed! Tag us on Instagram at: @doggiedoodlesbydina. Tonight more than any other join your pups and howl at the moon.
Dog Gone GOOOOODDDDD
Welcoming the seasonal changes and enjoying the beauty that is Nashville in the fall, Rev Deb and Chooks, her beloved rescue pup, as taken by Dina Rae.
May we always remember how very blessed we are to greet each and every new day. Life is a gift and it is meant to be enJOYED!!! This week, we invite you to rake up a few leaves and then, JUMP IN! Chase your Pups around the yard, or take a road trip out to the middle of nowhere and just breathe.
Wuf's Up ? - It's the Temple of Dog!
Wuf's Up? Hi I'm Charlie Doodle, the face of "Doggie Doodles by Dina and the head Spokesdog and Spirit Mutt for The Temple of Dog! I'm super excited to welcome you to the Temple of Dog teachings for humans from the heart of dog! And yes, there is a little bit of cattitude thrown in!
Me and Dinker Doodle aka Dina Rae's Inner Dog are two of our Oracle Deck "Spirt Mutts" and one of the many messengers, featured in the Temple of Dog Oracle Deck which is officially launching on Feb 14th 2023! More details on this to follow. Woofs and Blessings. May your bowls be overflowing with your favorite treats.
Dina Rae and Rev Deb invite you to enjoy this curated experience. May your tails wag with satisfaction and your hearts be warmed by all that you see.