Luci and Monkey Mind

Luci the cat

Greetings Friends,

My cat Luci is doing better. Thank you so much for your prayers and good thoughts. She didn’t eat at all for two weeks, and didn’t eat much for the two weeks before that. I feared the worst.

I took her to a vet for diagnostics, and the problem appeared to be severe constipation with possible intestinal blockage. Things just weren’t moving through her.

I believe in the wisdom of the body to heal itself given the right conditions, so I’ve been giving her energetic remedies and supplements. She was already eating a healthy raw food diet.

It can be difficult to treat an animal, because you don’t know what they’re feeling. That’s where animal communicator, Elizabeth Ayer Lee, comes in. She has the extraordinary ability to tap in to the animal’s inner experience and relay that information to me. I’ve used her many times before, and she was essential to figuring out what was going on with Luci.

I gave Luci flower essences to resolve emotional issues related to digestion, gemmotherapy extracts to treat her chronic constipation and inflammation, and homeopathic remedies for acute care to get things moving. I also added digestive enzymes, probiotics, fish oil, and additional organ meats to her food.

It has taken quite some time, but I think she’s on the mend. She’s still having good days and not-so-good days. We want healing to be linear, with a steady upward progression, but it’s not. There are ups and downs, and it’s not always clear what the overall trend is.

The painting below is a new piece that expresses the feeling of being worried about Luci and the same thoughts going around and around in my mind. Especially in the middle of the night. It’s circular thinking, also known in Buddhism as monkey mind.

Click on the images for more information about this piece.

Cassandra Tondro, "Monkey Mind," abstract painting

“Monkey Mind,” 24 x 36 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas

Detail images of the painting:

Cassandra Tondro, "Monkey Mind," abstract painting

Cassandra Tondro, "Monkey Mind," abstract painting

Cassandra Tondro, "Monkey Mind," abstract painting

Cassandra Tondro, "Monkey Mind," abstract painting

What worries keep you up at night? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,


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