Wednesday, February 02, 2011
animal welfare and animal rights issues converge and mingle, the overall human
shift towards acknowledging the consciousness which animals possess allows us
to examine the vocabulary we use when referring to our relationships with other
animals. Having devoted many
decades to nurturing animals, encouraging other humans to look for the spark of
consciousness in other animals, and personally communicating with many
different types of beings, a more “informed” list of terminology has made
itself known to be shared with like minded pet guardians.
example: a leash is not a leash, it is a “grounding cord” in the sense that it
keeps animal and person grounded in the here now in case of traffic or other
potential dangers. Below you will
find other examples that have been conveyed, for every living being’s
evolutionary expansion and amusement.
- There is no such things as “spoiled,” only
- Animals are not “pets” but are “companions” or
- People are not “owners” or “parents” but are
“guardians” or “human friends”
- Scooping the cat litter box is a meditation to
let go of all that is no longer needed
- Food or medication preparation is an opportunity
to imbue love and healing into that which your pet will ingest
- Stooping over to pet an insisting cat or dog is
an opportunity to stretch and practice yoga or breathing exercises, while
petting and massaging the furry one
- Carrying a full pooh bag on a walk is an
excellent self-defense tool if needed
- Muzzles, if needed, are referred to as “party
- As pets get older and less active, meditation is
often appreciated, such as watching the birds, sunset, and prioritizing
more full-bodied “sniffs” than long “walks”
additional note is that there are many classes in learning more about animal
health for the pet guardian. Some
include reflexology, acupressure, massage, communication, etc. The fundamentals to improving care
taking are to pause to really connect with them at a heart-centered level. Observe what they like and what they
seem to be communicating to you.
If your companion animal does not allow you to touch their feet or ears,
trim their nails or brush them, then perhaps it is time to heed their
personalities and body language more.
Often by connecting with your pet, you can gain their trust and
intuitively explain to them why you are about to do something.
to them through gentle eye contact, heart-centeredness and holding mental
pictures of affirmative actions can really deepen understanding between the
human and non-human animal. If
they do not like going to the vet, try a different vet, such as a holistic one
where the focus is on gentle support of the animal, rather than forcing
vaccines on them. Above all else,
finding calmness, humor and joy within yourself, and staying grounded and
centered, will help you to be more attractive to animals. Animals sense energy and will avoid
loud or stressed people if possible.
Or they may act out as if to mirror for you. Take cues from their behavior if it is time to slow down and
sniff the roses a little more.