The following are excerpts from Craig Lewis' newest book The Craig Lewis Guide to Surviving the Impossible." Craig has joined Erin on two podcast episodes over the past two months. He is honest, raw, and complicated as he openly shares his experiences with abuse, abandonment, and self-destruction on the path to healing and peace.
If Your Animal Companion Loves You Unconditionally…
If Your Animal Companion Loves You Unconditionally, maybe they see the true beauty that exists within you.
I will always always always cherish the love of my sweet little boy, Max the Cat.
No matter where on this Earth he is, breathing or resting in peace; he loves me and I know it.
Saying goodbye to Max the Cat was one of the hardest and most painful experiences of my life
I feel that I abandoned my child, my rescued best friend to whom I dedicated myself to caring for for the rest of his life.
How blessed are we all to know that months after he returned to the street, after his foster mother who loved Max as much as I did was displaced and has now passed away; that he is now adopted by a loving family; once again, and he is now safe and cared for for the rest of his life.
I call him my “Sweet Beast”, and he is my best friend.
Through thick and thin; this 28 toed furry creature loved me; in defiance of my many hard times, my ups and downs and several instances of absolute chaos and crazy.
It has been a long time since I felt the warmth of Max the Cat, however, I will never forget the power of his love for me.
If he loves me, no matter how rough or terrible things were with me; then I must be worth it, right?
People often say “Animals know”, so if your four legger, your feathered friend, your amphibous roomate, your fish friend, even your arachnid…
So perhaps, on those days, in which it is hard to imagine that tomorrow could ever come, like I felt a mere three days ago, perhaps remember that if you have ever been loved unconditionally by your animal companion; maybe they know what they are talking about…
Question #1: What is your most beautiful memory or thought of an animal companion that's been or currently is in in your life?
Question #2: Do you believe that your animal companion views you as the most beautiful, perfect, special and wonderful creature in their life?
Question #3: If your animal companion said to you, in words, how much they love you; what would those words be?
A poem entitled: "You're Not That Important"
You're not that important, that's the first thing you need to remember.
You think you're important but you're really not.