Last weekend I was at a festival in our country, it’s a three day music and relax festival where people feel they can be “themselves”.
I love spending time there, it’s a beautiful setting, the festival is all about nature, sustainability, good food, lovely people. And yes, people “dress” up, and let out their inner Shaman, Viking, Hobbit, Elf, Druid, Witch, Pikachu, Superhero or whatever they feel like.
And it’s so fun and free, there are almost never any real problems, no real fighting, even with all the mead, beer, and recreational smoking being consumed.
But, there are the after festival blues, and people are like, now we have to wait a whole year to feel this free again, to enjoy ourselves this much.
That’s terrible! Life shouldn’t be about just three days of fun and laughter per year. Or working hard at a job you don’t like or are not appreciated for, just to go on one or two holidays per year.
The animals are giving us those messages too, all the time. Actually, not just our pets or the wild animals, but also other sorts of spirit guides and/or angels.
Live in the now, find your joy in life, relax and just lighten up!
This is what always strikes me when communicating with the animals. They are so living in the here and now, they don’t create drama. They experience trauma, sure they do, they have feelings and emotions, just like we do. But, they don’t create drama.
The creating drama part is really human. We tend to take the feelings and emotions and turn them into stories, and those stories then become our truths and limitations. And they even become embedded in our DNA and passed on to next generations. And then we need guidance, therapy and healing on that.
Animals are not like that. Sure, that what they experienced can come up later when something triggers it (like fireworks for instance), but overall they are not walking around with those stories in the present all the time.
They feel, they process, and move on. And that is what they would love us to do too. To just live in the here and now, and love, feel joy. Be open and pure, no hidden agenda’s.
Because our drama does effect them. I know we don’t intend to for this happen, but it does. The feeling of fear for instance makes them feel unsafe. The same goes for anger and violence. Grief and sadness makes them want to comfort you.
So they are giving us these messages, telling us they love us. I feel that is why a lot of people actually want to have pets. To experience that what we are missing. Or missing out on, like unconditional love, a hug every now and then, physical contact in general. It’s actually really sad we feel the need to get them from an animal, instead of our fellow species…. I never have seen a Lion hug a Hippo, at least, not in the way we hug our dogs o.O
But, we somehow self-sabotage every time. And animals, especially our pets, feel like, wow, they just don’t hear. Or want to hear. Some pets leave if they can’t get through to you, cats especially are known for doing that…..
So, please, people, just listen to the animals, take an example, and start following the joy in your life. Live in the here and now.
I feel the ability of experiencing true joy and the ability of receiving and giving love starts early in life, very early.
For instance: why on earth do we buy stuffed animals for our kids to hug with, why not start learning them to hug other humans, to share that love. Not with the stuffed animals but with their friends. This kind of love comes from the soul. From our desire to connect to that other soul. Stop separating babies from day one from the mother, putting it in another room, all alone. We are mammals right? Breast feed when you can. Give home birth when it’s an option. Connect to our babies instead of cute puppies or kittens. Stop feeding them cow’s milk, because well, that is for calves…..
Actually, we are even spreading the separation thing to the animal world. Weaning puppies, kittens, baby parrots, way too soon, for “socialising”. And getting the calves away from their mother so their milk can go to us. I’ve seen this process, it’s heart breaking. And I can go on with this, but I won’t, because well, creating drama ;-).
I feel, that the experiencing of true joy and love, and fully becoming yourself lies in that very beginning. I see it happen with dogs and cats that have been taken away from their mothers too soon. They also have problems connecting and interacting to their own species. But, they accept, adapt and move on, make the most out of what is given.
So… long story short, the message is to enjoy life more, relax, live in the now and stop creating drama.
Easy peasy right? 😉
Love and light, Diana