Meezer Mancat Cuddles

IMG_2354smSo I have been cuddling and thinking.  Mom was taking part in a virtual retreat through Mark Silver’s Heart of Business on Friday so was not as active as she normally is about things that happen in the world.

I have to say, I love the virtual retreat because she sits around a lot, meditating, although I can do without her chanting as part of it!  I mean, when she’s just sitting there, I can sit on her! So long as I beat Chey.

Mark heard about what happened by accident and talked a little about it during one of the calls.  The final check in call had a lot of questions of a spiritual nature about what happened.  There are no answers.  I guess the one thing that came out of that as doing our best to hold our spiritual light as clean and clear as we can, no matter how hard that may be.

We have linked to the site and if you are interested, Mark does these virtual retreats six times a year.  You do not need to participate in other Heart of Business things to take part (although you can).  It is mostly for small business owners who want to stay connected to their spirituality even while they run a profitable business.

The virtual retreats are a way of getting some extra spiritual nourishment. While Mark is Sufi, you do not need to be Sufi yourself  to take part.  The Sufis are very open and accepting of anyone.  One huge teaching they have is that there is no God but God (and you can use any name for God you like) and that t here is no one correct path to the divine, so long as you approach it with love.


  1. Laptime sounds good. We advocate long films, like all 3 LOTR in one day, and very good books that you can’t put down. Purrfect for keeping laps in place!

  2. The retreat sounds nice. Mommy went to something similar at the Library and (gasp) she apparently got so relaxed she went to sleep. She remembers the lady telling her to imagine a beach …………..and then next thing she knew the lady said you are now awake. And everybody else in the room was talking about how the small children one lady brought with her distracted them, how a ringing cell phone distracted them, how lights distracted them and Mom is like WHAT, cause she didn’t hear or see any of that stuff.

  3. We’re glad to hear you got some cuddle time, Ichiro, while your mom got some spiritual nourishment. Win-win!

  4. How refreshing to participate with open-minded people who understand that there’s no “correct” way to the Source…that we’re all from and with Source, always.

    I really like the idea/instruction to “do our best to hold our spiritual light as clean and clear as we can….” That IS difficult, but you’re right, there’s nothing else to do, because so much of what happens in life is senseless.

    Purrs and peace.

  5. A clear mind and a good lap is hard to beat!

  6. Beau beau and Angie says:

    What apawesome idea – virtual retreat. Our mom will look into this. Clear, clean light and love to you!

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  8. We think the retreat was a success for both of you. Mommy is reading “The Dalai Lama’s Cat” right now and she likes the spiritual advice that we Cats have.

  9. We cant get TBT to sit still for very long…

  10. We are glad you were able to get snuggle time Ichiro. We were surprised you said you had to beat Chey to the lap. We never imagined her to be the cuddling kind.

  11. Ichiro snuggle time is always good and we are glad it was so enjoyable!
    Hello gorgeous Miss Gemini, I’d like to snuggle with you!

  12. We love this idea! This is a win win with Ichiro 🙂

  13. A nice nap in moms lap is a good thing! Laps are warm 😉
    It is good that your Mom gets some spiritual nourishment
    and positive thinking can only lead to positive things.
    Purrs and headbumps.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

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