I mean, a seriously great pet? Do you have the most amazing, wonderful, beautiful soul of a pet in the world?
If you do, take a deeper look at yourself.
Great pets don’t hang out with just anyone. There is a reason they picked you. This deep and beautiful relationship is there partly to help you recognize your role in it.
Your pet is not only here to be with you in a partnership of creating and experiencing a wonderful, loving relationship, they also extend an invitation to go deeper within yourself to experience and bring out more of these wonderful qualities in you and in your life.
All too often, we just keep the greatness felt contained to the relationship or attribute it all to the pet. We do not explore further our roll and our greatness in it, what we bring to the relationship.
As humans, we limit our experience of our own divinity; we carry negativity, guilt, heavy emotions. This can weigh us down tremendously and prevent us from realizing our true value and core being.
Our pets can help us in ways that other humans can’t. This is partly because the pet relationship does not carry the complexity that human relationships can carry.
There can be a deep love experienced without introducing the dynamic and difficulties of family relationships or romantic love. These complicating factors can include jealousy, rejection, fear, uncertainty, insecurity, dependency, resentment, etc. In our love with our pets, these dynamics are not introduced and we can simply enjoy the love and true heartfelt connection.
Our pets touch our soul differently, deeply and simply.
Also, because animals don’t use a spoken language, we rely on simpler, more direct means of communicating with them. This is mostly through looks, glances, feelings, etc. There is purity in this without us really being aware of it.
Our communication with our pets often turns into a ‘just knowing’.
For us, we can look at them and just know. In doing so, it touches a deeper part of us and the communication and knowing become a part of us. The more we understand this, the more we can open up to it and explore greater communication and a deeper relationship with them.
We can also learn to acknowledge and feel more of our own greatness as part of the relationship. Anytime we can explore and understand this, it can help us to expand and grow it. We can use this as a way to become more aligned with our divine nature and higher self.
Here is an exercise to try:
Connecting with Pet Love Exercise
When you look at your pet, see that they are truly looking at you with love. Take a moment to see the love in their eyes for you and go a little deeper.
Just take a moment to be with it. Allow yourself to feel it.
Take a moment to truly see the love. See and feel what they see.
They are seeing and connecting with your soul, your higher self, your divine self. They do this whether we do it for ourselves or not.
They see the deep part of you that is radiating love. They see your greatness. Go into it.
Sometimes, in the deeper pet and human relationships, pets even see the beauty and love in past experiences with you, many times of lives together.
The next time your pet looks at you, take a moment to look at and feel deeper what you are experiencing in that moment.
Allow that in. Allow that possibility to exist. Just spend some time in it. Allow, just slightly the possibility that you are divine and have this great part of you.
Start to feel this and open up to it, and as you do you can expand and develop this so that you feel more and more of it every day and it becomes more of who you are. Know that feeling this deep love within yourself is your solid core being.
Allow this feeling to expand into every aspect of your life and every relationship.
In addition to just sharing love and sharing life, the truest gift of a great pet and a great pet relationship is the mirroring our inner self back to us, guiding us home.
They help remind us of ourselves and what it is like to experience divine love. They help us access our divine self and inner love.
They keep us connected to nature, reminding us all the while that we are part of nature, we are all connected and there is great love within.
Play around with it, have fun with it.
Explore a deeper knowing and communication with it.
Thank your pet for being a loving, reminding presence in your life.
Thank yourself for the love you give, the love you are and for reaching deeper.
-L. Leigh Meriweather
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