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First, I’d like to say that it feels so good to be back amongst the loving energy you all bring here!

It was such a beautiful day yesterday. I wanted to take my little doggie on a beach walk…he loves to run in the waves and he is a very good swimmer.  My partner said, “No way!  It’s the weekend and the beach will be full of dogs.”

I was disappointed (so was he) but reluctantly agreed, mainly because even though he is the friendliest little guy other dogs love to bite him!

As soon as we walked out of the path onto the beach, two pit bulls were running wildly towards us, and everybody and their brother was there…with a giant dog!

We made our way south, navigating surf, ledges, and huge dogs.  One beautiful, well-behaved yellow lab decided we would be friends as he rubbed himself on our legs.  He never took his eyes off his Momma as she took his waste bag up to the garbage can (one of the few who cleaned up after their dog!)

A few minutes later I saw a woman with three giant German Shepards.   Only one dog was on a leash.  One was standing guard while the other was retrieving a ball.  Immediately, my preservation instincts warned me that there was danger ahead.  I even said, “This is not good.”

Amazingly, we kept walking.  Our friend, the yellow lab, nudged us again as he walked on ahead of us.  In a matter of seconds the dog who had been chasing the ball turned and charged our friend!

It was swift…it was ballistic…and it was frightening!!  Our poor friend didn’t stand a chance, and the owner was too busy trying to keep the other two dogs from joining in.

I started screaming, “NOOOOO!” at the top of my lungs…it’s supposed to work if you are being attacked by a bear.  Suddenly our friend’s Momma flew into the middle of the dogs…everything happened so fast.  I started to run in after her (not sure what I was thinking…actually I wasn’t “thinking.”)  Thankfully, the dogs stopped!

There were so many things that were disturbing about the whole event. Take your pick: the nicest dog being mauled, the woman having three dogs she couldn’t handle…off leashes, her cavalier attitude after the event and protesting that yellow was not hurt, his Momma running into the melee, my instinct to run in!

Perhaps the most disturbing thing is that I sensed a very clear and present danger, and I walked into it anyway.  And that made me think about life.  And it made me think about how I was involved in something with people who I never thought would hurt me.  And they did…

So my brain inescapably goes to the fact that, “You just never know.”  And while my first instinct is to not trust anything…I talk myself into “TRUSTING EVERYTHING!” And believing that every single event that takes place in our lives, is exactly as it should be.  It is up to us how we handle the pain and disappointment.

Poor Yellow did, in fact, get hurt.  He was limping off his left front leg.  I also got hurt…and I am nursing a broken heart. 

Deep in my broken heart I am TRUSTING EVERYTHING… and I know we will both be fine.


Lorrie ❤





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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

60 thoughts on ““TRUSTING EVERYTHING”

  1. aww Lorrie, I am so sorry you had to go through that…I had a similar incident with Oreo once when I was walking him at a regular trail…the other owner who had a bigger dog actually asked ME if oreo was friendly…But Oreo is pretty good at sensing energies and did not want to play…anyway the next thing I know the big dog had oreo in his mouth and was shaking him around…scariest moment in my life…thankfully the owner was able to make him drop oreo…I don’t blame that dog anyway but blame the owner for not being responsible…much like the dogs you faced without leash…but I am glad you and your pup are ‘okay’ in the larger sense…much love and hugs! Trust is fragile, trust yourself and trust that you have the strength to get through this ❤

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    1. Oh…Neha…how TERRIBLE!! I’m so happy that Orem was okay…such scary moments! Thank you for the wishes…I will be fine…it just takes some time to sort through the ickyness. And my little Mister was not on the walk…thank Goodness!! I felt such strong feelings for a dog I had just met…can’t even imagine if it was mine!!! Blessitude ♡♡ Have a great week!

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  2. Oh my Lorrie..
    You trusted in your instinct to go try help a four legged friend. Yes a dangerous situation when dogs not under control or on a leash leap into a fight..
    Your Instincts kicked in well before, telling you the situation was not right.. Yet yes you went ahead anyway.. But isn’t that life!.. I know from my own Life experiences I have jumped in with both feet, only to regret it later down the line.. But if life was smooth sailing and we avoided these life lessons and tests, then what would we learn?..
    I know I have asked my guides often of this.. Why could I not SEE.. The answer back, you have to learn through your own choices 🙂 there are no mistakes, only detours along our path.. 🙂
    The painful heart breaks in my life have taught me so so much more than the days when life swam along smoothly.. And I have gained yet more TRUST within my BEing. Because its taught me in hindsight that my instincts were correct at the time.. And I needed those experiences… And not only myself.. But others too needed that within their experience.. We forget Lessons are a two way thing..
    I hope the Lab healed quickly.. And I hope also dear Lorrie that your heart although I know will still be sore as you think how you placed your trust.. It has left you freedom to develop into your own new creative excellence that is and always Has been within you .

    Love always, and I am a bit late here too as my computer had issues..

    Love Sue xx ❤


    1. You are so beautiful my friend!! The wisdom that flows from your soul is encouraging and loving…and I am so grateful for our connection ♡♡ I couldn’t agree more, Sue…the times that life is just flowing…free sailing…while nice and wonderful…just don’t teach us the way we are taught during the hard times.

      I embrace your words…I embrace LIFE…and I am grateful for all I learn. I have to say I do still wonder why I don’t heed the advice from my soul…the danger feeling to me was soooooo STRONG!! But then again…maybe my forceful voice helped the dog to stop hurting “Yellow” and if I hadn’t been there it could have been worse…I will never know. But I do know that life is amazing…broken heart and all…and I will survive…and THRIVE!!! And it is all helped by beautiful souls like you Sue!! Thank you, my friend, my sister, my soul traveler ♡♡♡

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      1. I know dearest Lorrie, you would be giving me those self same words of advice.. Is this not why we connect? for we once agreed to be here for each other.. And I am sure it is so, as we step into each others orbit from time to time.. ❤ Love and Mega Hugs.. Sue x ❤ ❤

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  3. Oh, my! That incident could have been a lot worse, so glad the dogs stopped and none of you were injured. I hope the yellow dog’s injuries were not real bad. I have to admit I get a bit angry when I see people that do not have control of their dogs one never knows what might happen. Glad you did not take your dog with you. Trust comes hard sometimes and once our heart has been broken it is really hard to trust again, but we can get there if we just keep on trying. It was many, many years before my first broken heart healed enough that I could trust again. I am a lot more cautious now and follow my instinct a whole lot better than I did. Before that I pretty much trusted everyone and everything. You are always in my thoughts and prayers sweet Lorrie for your broken heart to heal. I do hope that you are beginning to feel better. Love, hugs and blessings


    1. Ah…THANK YOU dear Maggie my friend!! Your words have touched my heart…I am so grateful for you!! Yes…I am happy my little guy was nowhere near that scary attack…and I pray for “Yellow” also…I have not seen him since that time…but I don’t think he is a “regular.” I am adjusting every day…I don’t want to close my heart to possibilities…but this betrayal was so unexpected…so deep. I know I will be fine…I know that every day the pain lessens and I know that nothing will stop me from LOVING…I will work on the TRUSTING part!!
      Thank you dear friend…I hope you are well!! Much love ♡♡♡

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  4. Aloha, and thanks for the follow – nice to have another interesting blog to read!

    I don’t know why we override our instincts – I do this less these days, thankfully. But when it comes to defending animal friends, it gets more challenging. And you knew, didn’t you, that no matter who was to blame or how differently things might have turned out ‘if only,’ they simply worked out the way they did, and best to trust in the greater plan, vision, whatever. Good for you! Makes life a lot easier to enjoy 🙂


    1. Hello!!! May I call you Bela…? Thank you so much for stopping by and for commenting 🙂 Yes…yes…yes! Your insight is so spot on…and something I am studying every single day. I love your comment “Makes life a lot easier to enjoy,” as this is exactly what I am finding! Imagine a world where every soul delights in the perfect plan and listens to the voice of their soul!! Ah!
      I look forward to exploring your home some more…and I wish you Blessitude! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much!! I think the lab was visiting the area…not a friendly welcome! I pray he is fine also. And I am working on the broken heart…it somehow allows me to FEEL so much more! Blessitude ❤

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