Healing your animals’ fears and other negative emotions

Animals are connected to us on deep emotional levels. They always feel what we feel, and we often affect their moods and well-being with our thoughts and emotions. Whether we are sad or joyful, worried or elated, they may feel the same way.

Animals are connected to us on deep emotional levels. They always feel what we feel, and we often affect their moods and well-being with our thoughts and emotions. Whether we are sad or joyful, worried or elated, they may feel the same way.

by Barbara J. Paster — 

We can help our animals heal negative emotions and live better, happier lives. Expressing our love and compassion to them just a few minutes a day is one easy way to help them feel happier and healthier.

Animals are connected to us on deep emotional levels. They always feel what we feel, and we often affect their moods and well-being with our thoughts and emotions. Whether we are sad or joyful, worried or elated, they may feel the same way. In order to help our animals heal, we must give them the positive emotions they need.

For example, a scared or skittish animal needs to feel safe and loved. Choose a time when your animal is quiet, but not sound asleep. First, take a few moments for yourself to breathe and get into a quiet, loving and peaceful space. Begin feeling safeness and love in your heart, as if you are in the safest, gentlest place in the whole world. Breathe into that feeling, until you are completely relaxed.

Then, begin to think about your animal. You may picture yourself holding them close, petting them or, if possible, actually physically holding them.

In your mind, tell them all is safe. As you communicate, stay in that loving, safe place, letting them know that everything is all right. Continue this for at least five minutes, and then add feelings of strength and power. Try this every day for a week.

You may see changes right away, perhaps even finding that you and your pet are becoming closer. Use this technique for any emotion: for anger, use love, compassion and calmness; for sadness, use joy and love; for abandonment, use peace, love and safety. Be creative, but remember love is the cure-all.

 

Barbara J. Paster practices as an animal communicator, counselor and healer. She teaches workshops in the Phoenix area. 480-231-0042 or bpnoalarm@aol.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 5, October/November 2005.

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