Dogs and Life’s Other Mysteries

Do not ask Spirit to heal the body. Ask rather that Spirit teach you the right perception of the body. ~ A Course in Miracles



Two days ago I was out for a walk in the beautiful fall weather we’ve been having. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a snarling dog hurled himself at me, taking a chunk out of my leg. As I defended myself, he bit me on the wrist. Finally I managed to chase him off. With my leg and wrist bleeding, I painfully limped back home.

The irony is I’ve loved dogs all my life, and have never feared them. I’d also never been bitten. I’ve been walking and running on that same road for years, and had never seen that dog. But, as I realized later, the dog did me a favor.

Anyway, I got home and bandaged my injuries. Then I called the local police, and an officer came right out. Even though this was a relatively trivial event, he was thorough, taking photos and measurements of the bites on my leg and arm.

I went about my day, still a bit out of sorts — this was a new experience for me, and I did not like it at all!

Before I went to bed that night I checked my injuries. My leg had stopped bleeding and was doing well.

When I checked my wrist, to my surprise, there was no wound. No blood, no scab, not even a mark. I spent about five minutes staring at my wrist where it had been bleeding just a few hours before. It took me several more minutes to realize it had healed spontaneously, without me doing anything.

Impossible? Obviously not. Then how did it happen? I don’t know.

But that dog did me a favor because he helped remind me that healing does not have to be difficult or take a long time.

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26 Responses

  1. Martha

    To Sarah,

    Thank you for your honesty in what you shared. I am happy for you.

    Reading your words I was reminded of a conversation I had just a few days ago with a woman in New Zealand. She told me the Ascended Master I am working with on a Soul level is Kuthumi. She then sent me some things about this 2nd Ray Master which I feel moved to share with you now in Light of what you have shared.
    I have had my own bumpy journey, with many dark nights. I found this comforting and encouraging:

    Ascended Master KUTHUMI

    Ascended Master Kuthumi is a Master of unconditional love and non judgement. We can’t have unconditional love with judgment.

    In his last life one of his lessons was to move from the mind to the heart. He said he literally had to go out of his mind, in order to come into a heart state. He helps many with this lesson today.

    Kuthumi has been a previous Chohan of the 2nd Ray. At the moment he is the World Teacher with Jesus. Kuthumi was St Francis of Assisi in a past life.”

    It rings true.

    Much Love, Strength, Peace and Light to you, Sarah, on your journey.


    • Sarah D

      Hi Martha,
      Thank you very much for your kind words.
      Love and blessings to you x

  2. Martha

    Wow, John.
    Well, THAT’S looking on the bright side!

    Aww.. that dog just wanted to take a bite out of you so he could taste your sweetness!

    Now YOU are a part of HIM…. bloodbrothers… 😉

    I bet it’s only a matter of time before he shows up on this blog.



  3. Sarah D

    Hi John, sorry to hear about your encounter but glad you’re ok. Hope the dog isn’t suffering.
    I do believe that we create or draw events to us and sometimes these can be a wake up call. Several years ago when I was having a mental breakdown, I almost lost custody of my son when I had to spend a couple of months in a psychiatric hospital. This was traumatic after having lost his father 3 years ago, but made me wake up and see how important it is to maintain a mental balance, take medication and stay sane!!! Now, thank goodness, things are stable and I have stayed better than ever. I know I created the whole situation for my own personal development.
    So glad you’re ok, John. take care!

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Sarah!

      I remember you telling me about your challenges a few years ago. As you say, we create and attract to ourselves what we need to be more aware.

      I appreciate your kindness, Sarah. You take care too!

  4. Margaret

    Responding with love for the dog is just wonderful and to have a healing experience is equally so. Wonderfully mysterious but it has been interesting to read how other contributors have been trying to make sense of it all. I think a lot of things ‘hit’ us and we don’t know why. When that happens we can go digging around speculating. Maybe it’s just anothe opportunity to express our highest sense of love.
    So glad you are ok.

  5. Patricia

    I’m glad you’re well. Keep sharing the wisdom.
    You’re appreciated by so many!

  6. Margaret Unger

    Totally going out on a limb here, but what the heck:
    An instinctual raw energy survival part of you that was never integrated into your whole being is feeling threatened by your integrate self, is making itself known to you. That part of you needs to be acknowledged, brought home, cared for, nurtured, and helped to feel that it belongs. Or it will rip you apart.

  7. Susan

    So happy that you are well, John and also sent blessings to the dog!!! The answer to it all is in the Course quote you used…

    Do not ask Spirit to heal the body. Ask rather that Spirit teach you the right perception of the body. ~ A Course in Miracles

    Love and blessings,

    • John Cali

      Thank you so much, Susan.

      I also sent blessings to the dog. I discovered he’s a stray and was possibly abused. So he needs all the love we can send him.

      Love and blessings,

  8. Brian

    John, i think the question is more – why did you need a vicious attack manifested like that to remind yourself of your healing abilities? doesn’t that imply in some way that you would not remember your own healing abilities from time to time, thus triggering vicious manifestations like these to remind you? and what about other qualities that you might have forgotten? Maybe you will create a mugging to remind you about abundance, or an accident to remind you of well-being. Well, if you’re up for that, by all means. but i don’t agree with your theory at all. it doesn’t make sense that we would need something vicious to always remind us of something wonderful.

    • John Cali

      Thank you for your comments.

      I have no “theory….that we would need something vicious to always remind us of something wonderful.” We do not, but if it takes something like this to remind folks of what they already know, so be it — that’s a good thing.

      I do not claim to be perfect. Nor do I judge others for whatever they create or co-create in their lives. There is no one I know, no matter how “enlightened” or “spiritual” they may be, who’s ever lived the “perfect” life without challenges.

    • Martha

      Here on Earth the contrast is the launching pad of Creation.

      ” When the contrast gets greater, the desire gets greater too, and that’s what miracles are from. A miracle is nothing more than a terrible situation that has caused strong desire and then somehow an alignment of Energy with the desire. Every day life creativity, that’s all that it is.”


      Eventually, we’ll all feel groovy enough to just be happy and maintain good vibrations all the time -~~~ but until that day comes ( through the Collective summoning of pure positive energy ) we will continue to benefit from the contrast for purposes of our alignment.



  9. Jeannie

    I’m so sorry you were bit. I am glad your wrist was healed. I remember a dream I had about an attack. I was walking along with a man, tall blond. We were talking when out of nowhere a man rushed up to me and attacked me. I looked at my companion for help and he said he isn’t mine he is yours. At that point of realization I knew he was my projection and the attack stopped and attacker disappeared.

    Many years ago, if you remember, I took a trip to England. With a friend I was going into a cave, the steps were narrow and my friend was leading me down the steps. I slipped and twisted my ankle. Luckily my friend caught me. My ankle was bruised, black and blue (huge bruise). The next day we traveled by train to Glastonbury with my ankle still bruised and sore. We got in town, I hobbled around which probably didn’t help my ankle and then I forgot about the ankle. That night I jumped in the shower and realized my ankle didn’t hurt, hadn’t for awhile. I looked down and the bruise which was horrible looking was gone and my ankle was healed. I think with the combination of drawing my attention away from my hurt and being in Glastonbury (which is a place of lovely energy) my body healed itself. I was amazed, my companion was also. The body is a marvelous system, each cell with will of its own and each striving for health and well being. Our thoughts and those things we dwell upon will and does get in the way. I believe it isn’t an apple a day that helps us it is a hug a day that keeps the doctor away!

    This got kind of long, sorry about that.

    Lots of love, hugs and healing energy coming your way.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Jeannie. And thank you also for sharing your healing stories. As you said, our bodies are incredible systems, totally capable of complete self-healing — if we stay out of their way.

      Lots of love and hugs,

  10. Christine

    Oh my gosh John, i am glad you are ok. Do you think you drew that experience to you to re-mind you of our healing capabilities? Or was it a random occurance, a freak accident? What came to mind was the dog was abused and probably his way of reaching out to you, of course on a soul level. Maybe that dog needs prayer or awakening or something? I’m so glad you are ok! I’m also sending additional light and prayers to you. Hugs

    • John Cali

      Thank you, Christine. I think you’re right — at least part of the reason I co-created this was to remind me of the healing abilities we all have. I do not believe in random occurrences or freak accidents. I also thought the dog may have been abused. The police officer who investigated said the dog was a stray. So I’ve sent healing energy to the poor creature.

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