Little Bear is my new dog. I call him 'ghetto dog' becasue he was picked up as a stray from the meanest streets of LA. He weighs eleven pounds and is barely a year old. Little Bear is an affectionate, face licking, tough dog.
Life was going pretty good with Little Bear until I took him over to a neighbors house. Just as I was pulling into the driveway, Little Bear jumped out of the car window and proceeded to chase, catch and pin down a chicken. By the time I got to the scene and made Little Bear release the bird from his jaws, the chicken with her feathers scatterd on the ground, was bleeding from a puncture wound.
I called the owner of the chicken and told him what happened. He wasn't pleased. I did some healing work on the chicken and prayed that she would make it.
When I got back home, I felt disturbed. I started thinking Little Bear was not going to work out. He'd already disappeared a couple of times, looking for food, and needed to be under constant surveillance. He was provingt to be a high maintenance dog. Now with the chicken incident I wondered if I should find him another home.
I decided to do a simple Constellation to give me clarity and insight around the situation with Little Bear.
I asked the intern if she'd be willing to do the Constellation with me and she agreed to help. We started by sitting facing each other. On a piece of paper I wrote down my name and on another Little Bears. With both pieces of papaer folded the intern picked one. Neither of us knew who we were representing.
I instructed the intern to drop into her body and see what she noticed. I did the same. I felt an immediate shift in my perception and energy. I went from feeling a little sluggish to suddenly becoming alert. I notice my senses were heightened and I was aware of every minute sound inside the trailer. The soft blow of the gas heater caught my attention.
When I locked eyes with the intern sitting across from me, my face broke into a smile. My smile kept growing. The smile became so big I thought my face would crack. The intern said she felt some resistance in her heart area but as we continued to look at each other the resistant energy began to fade.
When I lowered my eyes and saw her lap I wanted to curl up in there. This urge was incredibly strong. I knew I had to be representing Little Bear. We checked the folded papers and sure enough the intern was representing me and and I was Little Bear.
From being in the role of Little Bear I had the insight of what it's like to be a dog. His behaviour is nothing out of the ordinary. He's only doing what dogs do; hunting and searching for food. I felt on a visceral level how happy Little Bear is and how much he loves me.
Considering I'd only had Little Bear a couple of months I knew he deserved more of a chance to settle in and time to learn the boundaries. I no longer felt disturbed. Instead I felt full of love and excited about keeping Bear for the rest of our lives.
This Constellation took approximately fifteen minutes. Fifteen minutes was enough time to seal Little Bear's destiny. I now knew I needed to be more patience and have more tolerance for this little dog who has a huge heart. To add more happiness to this happy ending; the chicken survived and is back to laying eggs again.