Many people have asked me about animals – their pain and suffering and what it all means in terms of Soul Contracts and until now I’ve avoided answering these questions. It wasn’t because I didn’t have an answer or because I wanted to keep it a secret – it was because that topic is so loaded and difficult to address in a simple website page or Facebook post. Even just a peek at the suffering that animals go through can be devastating for many to handle and so I have been very reluctant to touch on this topic – until now. I’m now feeling it’s time to reach out and help you all understand what is going on.
Second, we have the Spiritual Level – connected via the soul/heart – in which animals understand the big picture, are aware of their soul contract with each human (to help him or her evolve as a soul) as well with as the human race (which is to help the human race master unconditional love) and they demonstrate here their own mastery of unconditional love. This level, much less understood, yields so much more information, guidance and assistance and is where you’ll find many of your answers when you’re dealing with any animal.
When you see an animal in pain – you are absolutely right to feel moved to want to do something about it, and to feel badly for that animal. At the Physical Level, many animals are hurting, suffering, being mistreated and abused. At the Physical Level, animals get lost, sick, separated from their packs and more. But in the real world, you don’t want to forget to take into account the Spiritual Level. In this higher vibrating space the animal is very aware of what he is doing and experiencing and of how this will affect you and the other humans he comes into contact with. This is because all animals (having already mastered unconditional love themselves) have determined to help us (struggling humans) learn unconditional love.
Yep, you read that right. Animals are sacrificing themselves and allowing themselves into physically and emotionally difficult, painful situations – in order to help the human race evolve. And by evolve, I mean more of a heart evolution. When we, as a people, begin to make decisions through our heart, rather than through our negative emotions (ie fears) we will have the evolution necessary to relieve all suffering – of animals and of people. And THIS is how animals are helping- by inspiring us to be the best people we can be.
There is a wonderful video on YouTube in which a dog runs out into the middle of the highway, risking his life, in order to save another dog injured and trapped there. There is another video in which a mother duck’s babies are trapped in a storm drain and a police officer helps her retrieve the babies and go to a nearby pond. There is another video where a dog is so excited to play with a baby who can’t crawl yet, and every crazy move this dog makes creates contagious laughter in the baby… I could go on but you get the picture. Animals are inspiring within us the opportunity to the our best selves. Perhaps you’ll feel what I mean when you watch this video about a dog being rescued. Notice your smile by the end of the video…
And here’s the really interesting thing about all of this: yes, on the physical level animals are depend on us and many cannot survive without us – but that is not because they are below humans (I think by now you realize they are certainly not!) – it is because they understand the big picture behind what we’re all doing here – and they are doing everything they can to stimulate, push, and educate us into growing and living through our hearts.
This doesn’t mean that when I see an animal suffering, I do nothing or I don’t get upset just because I know what the big picture is. Not at all! I get just as upset for that animal as I’m sure all of you do. It does mean, however that when I see a dog who is best friends with a deer or when I see a bird taking a bath in a puddle on my driveway that I allow myself to take in the love of that moment and feel grateful to every animal out there as they work so hard to help us. I still help all animals, birds, and insects whenever I can – but I feel comforted at the same time knowing the big picture reason and that any assistance, love or gratitude that I feel for the animals will contribute greatly to the greater good – helping the human race move toward finally getting this lesson of unconditional love.