As I sit here staring into the beautiful liquid brown eyes of my dog, Marni, I feel completely surrounded and embraced with love. Those eyes simply resonate with devotion, kindness and trust.
Have you ever wondered if your pets understand you? What they think, or even if they think? I have. I believe that our pets have a deep and profound connection to us; that they are able to sense our mood, our feelings and even our thoughts. My hairy girls certainly understand it when I’m talking to them!
Several years ago I bought a book by Penelope Smith called, Animal Talk, in it she shares 8 powerful tips to help you connect to the energy, the spirit of your pet.
I was re-reading them today and realized that these 8 steps are universal, they can help us connect to our pets and they can also help us connect to our energy and the energy around us. So I’m going to share them with you! (The following excerpt is adapted from Animal Talk by Penelope Smith)
Step 1 – Be humble and receptive.
Step 2 – Believe in your own intuitive ability to give and receive telepathic communication. Don’t invalidate your perception of impressions, images or messages in any form.
Step 3 – Be ready, receptive, mentally quiet and alert. If your mind is busy, full of thoughts and background static, you can’t listen and receive.
Step 4 – Cultivate flexibility – that is, a willingness to learn from all beings and to change your ideas. Watch for judgments and preconceptions that limit receptivity …be open to surprises, welcome the unexpected.
Step 5 – Be emotionally peaceful. Having an emotional investment…can influence what you receive.
Step 6 – Be alert and calm. Don’t force the communication or try too hard. Notice your body posture and tension… shift into receptive mode. Lean back, open your chest and hands, breathe slowly and deeply, relax and listen.
Step 7 – Let communication assume its own form, whether it be feelings, images, impressions, thoughts, verbal messages, sounds, other sensations or simply knowing…let the sense of meaning unfold by itself. Don’t analyze, evaluate or criticize. Remain innocent and nonjudgmental. Accept what you get.
Step 8 – Practice…step back from your normal routine and expectations and be willing to learn and discover.
Incorporate these powerful steps into your life and you’ll be on the way to a deeper level of understanding and awareness in all things.
Harmony and insight are just around the bend!
by Laurie Bornstein, Red Ribbon Professional of the International Feng Shui Guild
Article Source: Feng Shui, Our Pets and Energy, Making a Connection
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