He lives and moves, as most cats do, from his center. Born wild, he is forever tethered to and guided by an Unseen Force from which he was born and from which he evolved, which might imply that he and the Unseen are separate - the one who was born and the one who bore him, but this is not the case.
Rocky's movements and travels through time and space, over rocks and creeks and up into trees, are not planned. They aren't thought of in advance. They are an expression of Life, of Consciousness, expressing through a white and tabby cat, with a bold and cocky swagger, who seems to know that death, is just around the corner. He's alert to every subtle movement, every sound, every smell - a slight rustle in the leaves, the snap of a twig, coyote footprints in the mud. Things that I don't notice, even in my fullest presence, filter into and through Rocky, becoming part of him as he becomes part of them, forever changing and adding to what he encounters with the energetic imprint of Rockiness.
Every mouse that barely escaped his grasp, the coyote he outsmarted, the rooster he tried to catch, and the titmouse he caught and ate, are forever changed. And so Rocky will live forever, (despite my suspicion that his cat years will be short).
And so it is with all of us. And so it is with Life. Like Rocky, Consciousness is always expressing through us. Like Rocky, we are each unique and special expressions. We impact Life by simply being here to observe and be part of it. And our unique expression of Isness mirrors back to Life, to Consciousness, something back to Itself, about Itself, that would be lost without us. That's how important we are.
But like Rocky, our time here, as cat and human, is short. And accepting our impermanence is terrifying for most of us. And yet, if the Essence of Rocky could speak, it might just say,
You and I are one. The same Consciousness that moves through me, also lives through you and gets to see Itself through you, so It is always on your side. Live as It so fully that you know yourself as That, and your human self as merely a vehicle, as an idea in the heart of the Unseen. and you'll never be afraid again - fiercely present, but never afraid.