What do most wish for their pets? - For them to be happy and healthy!
Why? I believe, whether we are conscious of it or not, we understand our pet's health and happiness depends on us. Our pets rely on us to provide, to varying degrees, all of their needs - safety, shelter, water, food, exercise, company...
One aspect we may not be aware of is just how our own health and happiness can affect the health and happiness of our pet. Our relationships with our pets is both a very simple and complex one. Animals are energetically aware sentient beings. They pick up on what is going on in with us.
You may have heard of cats in nursing homes that seek out and sit with those who are dying, dogs that can smell cancer or can pickup seizures before they occur. Animals are in tune with the energy and parts of life that we have been taught to tune out of.
I believe our relationship with animals is evolving, as we are evolving. Just look at the difference in the pet industry, especially in the last ten years. We see pets as family. We see pets as important. We are happy to spend money on our pets. Who would have thought there would be such a thing as doggy-daycare ten or twenty years ago?
Pets, especially dogs, are our first crack at working out what it would be like to be parents, then babysitters, companions and buddies to play when we have children and become children replacements when they have flown the nest. They are the partners for singles and the third 'person' in the marriage / relationship.
Animals teach us about relationships and it is our relationship with them that we may become healed, triggered or broken. It is rare to find a human that will honestly reflect or mirror back to us how we are going. How our pet is, is really an indication of how we are. We often see our own issues in our pet first.
Not convinced... try these out... your cat starts pooing in your work shoes - meanwhile you leave them behind at home to go to a job you hate, is burning you out and gives you the sh!ts. Your dog keeps running away.. meanwhile you are in a relationship that you are not really happy in and are looking for a way out. Your horse badly lacerates it's legs - meanwhile you are not moving forward in life and feel stuck and wounded. .. . and they are just a few of my experiences.
All of these situations gave me an opportunity to reflect. I made several life changing decisions based on these three, each contributing to better health and happiness for me and them.
Back to the evolution thing... we are evolving and I believe animals are too - earth is. We are becoming more loving beings and I feel that the first place we are seeing this greater capacity to love is with animals - as most find them more trustworthy and reliable than humans.
In many ways, our pets, could be likened to angels, who have traded their wings for fur, loving us unconditionally and encouraging us to be a healthier and happier - don't worry they are looking after themselves, it is so they can be too... and just like angels, they can only guide us, they cannot do it for us.
Our pets do not wish for us to feel shame, guilt, grief or fear, as these keep us stuck, it does NOT create change. Anger is okay, but used as a positive motivating force, not lashing out, projecting or burying it. They are helping us to be more accepting, compassionate, forgiving. loving and joyous. To find peace and harmony with ourselves and others (especially them).
By learning to connect with our pets, we not only learn a lot about them, we also learn a lot about ourselves.
Our pets' story and actions, especially the ones we identify and deeply and personally connect with, are all ways in which our pets may help us heal. Consider these all ways in which pet help us become more of who we really are, or desire to be.
Our pets are divinely connected, they see us for who we are, past the masks we put on for people. By connecting with them open heartedly, we can see ourselves how they see us - unconditionally.
I invite you..
to learn how to tune in with your pet and yourself. Through blog posts, on line courses, workshops or guiding you via consultations via Zoom or phone.
I invite you to learn how to listen to them AND how to listen to yourself. We do not owe it to them, we owe it to ourselves.... so contact me if this resonates with you. If you need guidance for your pet or yourself.