First of all I'd like to took at a look at a few of the Cats which are prominent in my own life at this moment in time. I have three feline friends - Talu, Akira and Scooby - who I've had for over 10 years now. Here we have daughter Scooby on the left, mother Talu on the right, and Akira below.
I also live in an area of the Highlands of Scotland called Caithness.
When the Vikings invaded Scotland (round about 800 AD) they chose appropriate Viking names for the areas they conquered. Caithness, originally known to the Norse by the name 'Katanes', translates as 'Land of the Cats' or 'Land of the Cat-people'.
To sum this up I'm a Cat-lover who was born and bred in the Land of the Cats. I suppose it was only matter of time before the feline infiltrated it's way onto this blog.
Recently there've been a growing number of Big Cat sightings in and around Caithness that have really piqued my interest. The British Big Cats Society revealed that 2,123 sightings of big cats were reported in the UK between 2004 and 2005. Almost 60% of all the sightings reported were of black cats, 6% were lynx type cats, and 32% were of brown or sandy coloured ones, which the BBCS believes to be pumas.
Now Big Cats (Panthers/Pumas etc) are not native to the United Kingdom so how they arrived here remains something of a mystery. Knowing that Big Cats wandering the countryside (basically on my very doorstep!) has definitely got me curious about the Cat.
New evidence published includes a skull found by a Devon farmer in July 2005 that has now been identified as that of a puma; three reported attacks on horses; over 35 incidents regarding sheep kills; several confirmed paw prints of which plaster casts were taken; and 17 reports of a big cat with cubs – an increasing trend, which suggests that the animals are breeding.
Just last mont, July 2009, the police in Scotland issued a warning advising people not to approach Big Cats due to a recent attack on a Horse. The report says:
'There have been attacks on horses by big cats across Britain over the years. The animal in the May 2009 sighting was said to be sandy in colour and about 4ft tall and 6ft long. Di Francis, from the British Big Cats organisation, said: "We don't know enough from the description to say for sure but the most commonly known exotic cat that could be out there, that is light brown, is a Puma.'For the full BBC article go here.
Believe it or not but over the last 2 weeks there's been a Big Yellow Cat living in the field opposite my home. This is no joke.
Over the back wall of my garden there's a large open field of grass that has an all weather football pitch built upon it. The old artificial grass has gradually been worn away over the years so this month it's been stripped back to the bare bones so that new astro turf can be laid down in strips. This is a view from the bedroom window:
Around the perimeter of the pitch there's a 15 foot high chain link fence and six floodlights giving the whole thing a prison-like vibe.
While the work is being carried out there's been a large yellow vehicle inside the enclosure helping complete the task. I often cross this field when I go to work in the morning, or walk the dog at night, and while I was being nosey and watching to see what the workmen were doing I noticed the letters 'CAT' on the side of the bright yellow vehicle.
A view of the Yellow CAT (left of ear) and my Black Cat Scooby:
Earlier this month one of these Big Cats, resembling a Panther, was captured on camera for the first time in Argyll, Scotland. An off duty police officer used his mobile phone to film a labrador sized Panther slinking it's way along a Scottish railway line.
If I hadn't watched this one video at the start of August then I don't think this post would ever have made it off the starting blocks. This Big Cat sighting might not seem like much it helped play a key role when it came to constructing this post. For anyone interested the full BBC report can be found here.
Things got a little stranger when the next Cat/Train encounter occured about a week later while writing the intro of this post. I was working on the computer when I happened to glance over at a stack of books perched on the corner of my desk. I don't know how long they'd been sitting there gathering dust but as I scanned the list of book titles my eye was drawn to the letters 'Cat' on the binder of this bright yellow Spring 2009 ScrewFix CATalogue:
^ Sandwiched between the ScrewFix CATalogue and Graham Hancock's 'Supernatural' I noticed a July 2009 ScotRail letter. I thought, that's a little odd. Once again the Yellow Cat was coming in contact with the Train/Railway.
This got me wondering what the Cat and the Train had in common with one another, but nothing sprung to mind. The X (a mark of buried treasure) beckoned me to look closer at the details:
Above the Yellow CATalogue and the ScotRail letter sat the book 'Supernatural' by author Graham Hancock (see image above). If you've read about Strings, Strands & the Sound of Music then the name Hancock should bring to mind this image of Will Smith, a Blue Car, and the Railway Line:
Will Smith also enTRAINs with the musician Willie Smith...and this Yellow/Gold Cat:
And then the Lioness makes the kill on his behalf. Will Smith coming face to face with the Big Yellow Cats:
I read MedicineMaker about two years ago so I'm still not exactly sure why it was sitting around on my desk! Anyhoo, I'm glad it was there because it lead me to this next synchronicity.
Hank Wesselman, the author of the novel, is a scientist turned shaman. In MedicineMaker Hank describes his trials and tribulations as he journeyed along the path of the Shaman, and recounts many of the visions he experienced while in expanded states of awareness. He explains that one of the most influential spiritual allies, or totem animals, on his personal quest came in the form of the Cat. This is a painting that Hank did of 'The Leopard Man'.
Once again I was lead to the Cat and the Track, but I still absolutely no idea why this might be syncnificant. There seemed to be a pattern, and I was certainly curious, but I didn't have a clue where it was all leading.
The next pieces of the puzzle came in a slightly different manner. I decided to put on my thinking cap to see if I could come up with any other Cat/Train synchronicities via the movies. We've seen the Black Cat, the Yellow Cat and the Alley Cat, so the next one to cross my path turned out to be Blue.
To top it off I found Lee Marvin, star of Cat Ballou, with a Tin Nose. Here's an image I grabbed off the web:
The Blue Cat, enTraining with Water, brought to mind this poster for Cat in the Hat starring (MM/2K/KK) Mike Myers. Notice that the Hat visually connects with the striped rungs of the Train Track. The Cats Eye is observing as we journey into the Age of the Aquarian Water-Bearer:
Actor Alec Baldwin also who stars in The Cat in the Hat.
Alec Baldwin has also played the role of the Train Conductor in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. The Train and the Cat-man:
Alec Baldwin, the Cat Conductor, is the one who steers the Train to it's desired destination. The Cat is our guide as we journey towards our God-Self/Higher Self/I AM.
A Shephard is someone who steers CATtle to a safe haven. He is the overseer, or watchman, who looks out for the flock. In the movie 'The Good Shephard' we see actors Matt Damon and Alex Baldwin having a chat in a diner. Notice his Hat:
**Note: At the exact moment of writing the word 'Hat' in the sentence above my daughter walked into the bedroom holding a brand new Hat she received only moments ago as a gift from her mum. Conveniently it's a stripey Hat!!! Couldn't resist taking this s-purr of the moment photo:
Getting back to The Good Shephard movie the 'Cat in the Hat' Alec Baldwin leaves the diner as his conversation with Matt Daemon concludes. Baldwin (accidentally on purpose) forgets to take his Hat with him. Damon leans over to take Baldwins Hat. As he turns it over he finds a message, or clue, inside.
77 is the number of OZ/PAN, or the Black PANther:
Moving swiftly on we find another example via the actor Steve Martin. On one hand we have the (PP) Pink PANther and on the other we have Planes, Trains and Automobiles:
This theme continues via the actress Thora Birch. Here we see the Train flashing past her in 'Homeless in Harvard':
Below we see that Thora Birch has a Train emerging from her shoulder in 'Winter of Frozen Dreams'. To top it off she also stars in a movie simply entitled 'Train':
If you find the Train the Cat won't be far away. In the movie Ghost Town I found Birch donning the mask of the Black Cat:
On the body of the Black Pantheress we see that the white stiching criss-crosses her body like the rungs on a Train Track, or the branches of a Railway Line. It's as if the path is a part of her, woven into the very fabric of her Being:
Well the information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases: guanine (G), cytosine (C), adenine (A) and thymine (T). Notice that the letters G, C, A & T contain the word CAT.
When viewed through the lens of synchronicity we can see that the Cat is built into our very Blueprint:
Finally we find actress Thora Birch, seen earlier wearing the mask of the Black Catwoman, as a passenger of the DNA resonating Blue Car in the movie 'Purple People Eater':
Strings, Strands & the Sound of Music for more synchronicities involving Musical Notes and the Blue Car.
I want to take a closer look at the Cat/Jupiter connection in a future post but for the time being check out Jakes brilliant new video entitled Heart City for more on the relationship between the number 42 and the planet Jupiter.
To sum this post up we've seen the Black Cat, the Yellow Cat, the Blue Cat, the Pink Cat/Panther, and finally the Purple People Eater, or Purple Cat:
All of these Cats seem to point towards a journey we're collectively travelling (like passengers in a Train) and they each point to something which is taking place deep within each of us, inside the very Strings, or Loops, which make up the fabric of our reality:
More feline frolicks coming soon.
CATch you later.