Daylight savings time occurs on March 14th, where we “spring forward,” while the spring season officially starts on March 20th. We understand the many ways that spring affects us, but it’s also important to be aware of how these changes can affect your animals.
The days grow longer, and there’s more sunshine. When you’re leaving your home, you can tell your animal out loud that you will be back in a specific number of hours or while there is still sunlight. If you are going to be home at night, you can let them know you’ll be home when the moon is out. When traveling for an extended period of time, like three days, you can let your animal know you will be gone for three suns or three moons. Speaking to your animal every time you leave can really help put them at ease that you will return around a certain time, especially for those pets that are anxious.
As Thanksgiving rolls around, our hearts turn to all that we are grateful for—even after such a turbulent year. For most of us, there’s an animal or three in our lives where the thankfulness goes both ways. We are indeed grateful for the incredible animals that are in our lives now, those that have shared the past with us, and those that will be a part of our future. We also appreciate the vast array of nature’s bountiful benefits that are provided to us every day, including Mother Earth’s medicine chest. Let us remember to be thankful for all we have in our lives, including the little things.
Thank your animals for their presence, for being there for you. Tell your animals out loud that you love them and are grateful they are in your life. You can even be specific and tell them what they bring to your life, such as love, happiness, laughter, companionship, comfort, and protection. Thank your pets and also the wild ones for the important lessons and messages they have given you. Be grateful that, at any time, you can learn holistic animal care and call on your innate ability to speak intuitively to animals and to nature.
DAnimals play a huge role in intuition. From your pets to wild animals, they want to help guide you in your life. When you become aware of how animals are trying to reach and teach you, you have an awareness about life that is simply profound.
Intuition is also about nature. On a hike, the majority of people go from point A to point B. If they used their intuition, they could tune in to animals, along with Mother Earth and her elements, and receive their messages. When you strengthen your connection with animals, nature, and Mother Earth, your intuition increases and creates a ripple effect in your life in wondrous ways, such as:
You can learn what animals, nature, and Mother Earth are trying to tell you.
You have more of a feeling of self-worth, while standing in your truth.
You have more clarity in your daily life, and your path and purpose seem more defined and accessible.
There is much going on in the world today. The animals want you to realize some very important things right now. First of all, it’s important to stay grounded:
Being grounded means you are present in the moment, focused, feel stable and aware, and connected to yourself and your environment.
Those who act troubled, angry, or violent are not grounded.
Negative energy in the world can affect many. Knowing how to ground and stay grounded is beneficial.
Animals tend to be far more grounded than humans. They can often help us ground, but they also rely on us to help them stay grounded. Animals feed off our energy and if we aren’t grounded, this can affect their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being—just like it does for us.
Animals frequently suffer from physical pain. Sadly, it’s a huge factor in lessening their quality of life, and it often accompanies their end of life. But there are many things you can do to help reduce or eliminate your animal’s discomfort.
First, of course, have your animal checked out by a vet, so that you know what’s going on. Medication or surgery is sometimes necessary. Often, natural remedies and therapies can produce life-changing results. Holistic veterinarians can offer some wonderful therapies that may help your animal:
A chiropractic adjustment may be needed because when your animal’s bones are out of alignment, this can cause pain.
Laser therapy can project heat to the areas of concern and provide relief.
Hydrotherapy may be ideal, as it gently works your animal’s joints in water.
Acupuncture can aid distressed muscles and keep energy meridians flowing and balanced.
New Book Review: The Soul Watchers Animals have been watching your soul since before you were born. The animals from your past, your present, even the wild animals come to you with messages that reveal their ancient wisdom and can ignite your true purpose. There are more animals trying to “reach” you than you may realize—right now.
The animals’ quest is a mission far greater than most realize. They want to oversee our soul’s journey and to awaken and enlighten our hearts and souls to the connection between them, nature and Mother Earth. Animals are here to help each person become better on a heart and soul level. You have a divine purpose, and the animals can help you discover and accomplish this. The animals can show you how to awaken your life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This awareness can help you and your animals heal in body, mind and spirit.
In an ideal world, the greatest gifts you could give to your animals would be a forever home filled with love, and the ability to understand each other on a heart and soul level.
Most pet parents adopt their animals. But did you know that many of those animals don’t realize that they have a forever home? Even if they’ve been with you for years, it’s possible they don’t know that you intend to keep them. If your animal acts anxious, apprehensive, depressed, stressed, or has an upset tummy, they may be living in fear that each day will be their last with you. Look deeply into your animal’s eyes and tell them verbally, “You have a forever home with me. Wherever I live, you will be with me. I’m your forever person.”
Animals are constantly trying to reach and teach us. They want to be heard. The first step is developing a stronger connection:
Tell your animal when you are leaving your home and when you will return. This knowledge is both reassuring and respectful.
Tell your animal about your day—every day. This may seem silly but they actually want to hear what is on your mind.
Walk and sit in nature with your animal on a regular basis. Nature is both energizing and grounding.
Be cognizant about what you put on your animal and around them. Replacing chemicals with natural options allows for a deeper connection.
For behavioral issues, tell them what you want them to do, not what you don’t want them to do. Picture clearly in your mind your desires. Tell them what positive reward they will receive for good behavior and make sure you follow through.
Animals are in your life for a reason. Sometimes you have to look on a deeper level for the truth to be revealed. If an animal has a health condition, what could it mean? It may be similar to an issue you have. For instance, you may have pain in your right hip and they do, too. You may have had it first and they are trying to take it from you in order to help you.
Flip side: They may have had it first and because of your connection, you have taken it on. Animals may also be asking you to take a closer look at your own health and by them becoming ill, they give you an opportunity to learn how to help heal them. Many animals want you to explore ways to help them AND yourself with nutrition, holistic methods, and spending time together.