January 2021 Newsletter
“Love the One You’re With”
I find myself in a place of dissatisfaction more often then I like to admit. I catch it at the most interesting times, like when I’m sitting in my teal blue beach chair in the garage trying to connect with my piggy, William, but he’s in his house too comfortable in his hay pile with a belly full of peanuts to come out and visit. Instead, one or two of the chickens skip over to perch on my out-stretched legs and they twerp and cluck, pecking at my pants, wanting to communicate about their day but I’m too wrapped up on my desire for the porker to appreciate the fact that two hens are taking this opportunity to spend time with me.
The lyrics from an old song from 1970 by Crosby, Stills and Nash comes to me at times like these, “If you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with. Do-do, do do, do do, do-do”
How many times in my past have I not appreciated the love right in front of me because I’ve set my intentions on someone or something that was out of reach in that moment. Or, how many times have I put my worrisome thoughts about something or someone in the forefront while I’m in the midst of other’s that care about me. During those times’ I’m not fully appreciating anyone or anything at any time. It’s a constant state of dissatisfaction. If I’m with the cow, I’m thinking about the horse. If I’m with Fred, I’m worrying about the pig. If I’m talking with my sister’s, I’m focused on Fred.
The song, “Love the One You’re With,” came to me this summer while grazing my farm friends in Fred’s hay field. I had the lead on Alfred but wanted to connect with Bella. When I dropped Alfred’s lead to walk towards the horse, she trotted away from me. It hurt my feelings and made me long for a connection with her. I walked back to the steer, who greeted me with a wet nose kiss.
It sounds rather silly to me that I learned about loving where I’m at and who I’m with in the moment from a horse who brushed me away and a cow who received me with a blast from the past song from childhood, but I’m a rather silly person.
The song still pops in my head, in fact it just did again today when I caught myself fussing over the animals while snuggling in bed with Fred.
At Crow Moon Healing Bed and Breakfast, we encourage everyone to “Love the One You’re With.”
At this time we are wanting to assist in flattening the curve so we are limiting our hosting to one individual or related couple at a time. We have one space available, which is separate from the main living area. The "Garden Level" has a spacious bedroom with a queen-sized bed, full bathroom, sitting area, eating area, and full kitchen. We are hosting those who need a getaway or a quiet space to stay while traveling. Crow Moon Healing cleans all counters, light switches, doorknobs, bathroom and kitchen with disinfectants. Breakfasts are made in advance and put in the "Garden Level" fridge to support limited contact. Masks are worn as you enter and leave the home but can be removed once you are in the rented space.
Karen Mcintosh - Crow Moon Healing Owner & Operator