Image of a magnificent horse. Animals As Teachers

Animals As Teachers

 

Animals come into our lives to teach us something about ourselves. The types of animals we choose to adopt and take care of are reflective of our selves and the lessons we need to learn. In actuality, the animal often chooses us, rather than we choosing it.

 

There are short-term connections as well as long-term commitments, as in the case of many wild animal encounters. The short-term lessons are more immediate and may relate to this particular time in your life, rather than an ongoing teaching.

 

Often the animal teachers move on as the lesson is completed with them, but sometimes the connection is so strong that their energy lingers or comes back in another form.

 

Whatever the case may be, it is important to be aware of those moments that the animal honors you with its presence. All it asks of you in return is acceptance and unconditional love. Acknowledging its presence with gratitude is a tribute that shows respect for the time any animal has spent with you.  Read more

Image of an adorable golden retriever. Animals As Companions

Animals As Companions

 

Animal Companions’ Roles

 

Animals are best known to humankind in their role as companions. Our animal companions often become beloved members of our family. For some people, they are a protector, confidante and playmate all in one. It can be as difficult to lose a pet as it is to lose a family member.

 

Our animal companions also serve an important role on a spiritual level than we often realize. Some animals may help their human caretakers with opening up to give and receive love in their lives. Others may be helping you to release past life karma such as negative or abusive behavior toward animals or the particular animal that’s adopted.

 

They also assist you with communication, as it may be easier for you to tell your feelings, hopes and dreams to someone who will listen unconditionally, without fear of being judged.

 

Sometimes pets take on our emotional or physical issue, choosing to do this because of their love for us or because we aren’t able to handle things on our own.

 

Whatever role our animal companions have chosen to play in our life, they do it with unconditional love and deserve to be honored and respected. It is all too easy to take our animal friends for granted.  Read more