You know what makes my heart sing these days?
Is seeing people treat animals with so much love. Yes, not everyone is caring for animals much like they don’t care for themselves and the world in general. However, many do, and their love is growing. Animals are designed to take on the energetics of their environment. They are much like sponges and have been intensely busy in recent years. As a collective we are changing our limited perspective about all of this. It’s wonderful and about time we do so.
It’s part of shifting awareness and is happening to all of humanity. To witness people honoring their pets and understanding truly why these critters entered their lives is a beautiful experience too. It really is about honoring the self, because the animals are a good self-reflection—without all the mind chatter. Sometimes they come to us in the form of a squirrel, butterfly, or tortoise when we are relaxing and enjoying the moment on a park bench. Nature is always speaking to us, especially our pets.
When you stop and ponder how your dog or cat, perhaps iguana, arrived into your life and not somewhere else or vice-versa, it becomes clear they have been traveling with you for lifetimes, and they always come for a reason and right on time.
They are wise guardians with much to share.
Yes, there are many homeless & abused domesticated animals, and those who are bred for monetary purposes…
…but, every animal has a story to tell, and they do this through their own little whimsical and quirkily way. Sometimes during play time, they seem to defy the laws of physics and how the body normally moves through space. I don’t know how many times I have seen my cat Lady perform ‘matrix moves” and then land on all four paws as if nothing happened. Amazing little kitty! My dog Bernie does the same thing, except it’s hilarious to see a 55-pound dog flip himself around and do it within a small space.
My partner Chris and I have always treated our pets as equals. They are not only our guardians, but our kids too—wise, wise beings of knowingness. They live long healthy, playful, and joyful lives. After it’s all said and done they know we know they will remain around us. There is no such thing as death and It’s all in the awareness.
It just feels good to care and be cared for by such lovely beings and have this physical experience together. It’s a tango, and a mutual act of love. When you multiple this by millions of these experiences you can see how grand the impact has on the entire web of life.
Animals are tuned-in energetic vortexes. They keep us company when we need a break from the human environment and remind us of our own divinity and pureness. They give us love and comfort when no one else is around. Simple, playful, and knowing. They show us patience and tell us to dance or laugh when we get too serious. They give us a space to cry when we need to let go of the world. They watch us and wonder why we frequently jump down “rabbit holes” …Ha!
They promise us that we are free, multidimensional, timeless, beings of great joy, like themselves. And so, we honor them by reflecting this back with the same love, patience, and adoration they have for us. What a pleasure and honor it is.
So, if you are reading this and you are one of the lovely humans respecting and honoring the animals, bless your heart, thank you, and keep going!
BLOG & MUSINGS BY MURIEL SHICKMAN