Happy Monday morning! It’s time to get back to the regular work week.
Anyway, I wanted to tell you about this cat and dog (and human) that I recently worked with.
The human, we’ll call her Laura, brought her cat and dog to me so that I could figure out why the cat was always attacking the dog.
As I connected with Shelly (the cat), she expressed herself as, “pissed.” Yep. That was the exact word and feeling I received from Shelly.
Shelly told me that she wasn’t getting any attention because her sister, the dog, Lola was hogging it all. She showed me pictures of Lola cuddling on the sofa, Lola rubbing legs in the kitchen, Lola smooching Laura at bedtime…
While I believed what Shelly was telling me, I decided there must be more to the story than that. After all, someone who takes the time and spends the money to come see me for a private session is probably not someone who is going to neglect one of their animals.
I relayed the message to Laura, but I asked her a question as well.
“Laura, is there a reason you may be giving Lola more attention than Shelly?”
And Laura said, “No! Of course not! But I have to treat Lola differently because she’s a rescue and we think she was abused before we got her.”
Aha! Now, I knew exactly what Shelly (the cat) was all upset about!
Here’s the thing about animals – in their natural environments, they live in the present moment. Given the chance, they don’t hang on to their past. Only people do. Only people care about an animal’s history.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many sessions I’ve done with an animal and their person where the person wants me to find out from the animal what their past was like, and the animal is saying to me, again and again, “Uh… no. Why do I have to talk about that? Who cares! It’s over! Let’s talk about the type of dinner I want to eat.”
As humans, we feel it’s the nicest thing we could possibly to, to give someone special treatment because of what they’ve been through in the past – but animals don’t revel in that.
Animals live in the NOW and they want you to, too.
So, what was the fix for Shelly, Lola, and Laura? It was simply for Laura to let go of Lola’s past and give both animals the love and respect and balance they deserve in their lives now.
Yeah, it’s that easy!
I’m sure you’ll be amazed, as have many before you, by the power of NOT holding on to the past.
Let your animals demonstrate this for you right now… Feel free to share you own experience with this below so others can learn how true this is!
Love and Light,