The repeated process of opening our heart and communicating
with dissimilar life forms attunes, sensitizes and expands
On my desk is a picture of two Boston Terrier dogs
named Gizmo and Widget. Gizmo passed on a while
ago, while Widget remains with her human family bringing
heartfulness and fun especially to the children. She has
an eternally soulful look in her eyes, as she begs to be
played with or just fall asleep on your lap. There’s
an innocence and a sense of trust that’s apparent
without words. Is this a romantic humanizing of animals
or do we connect with animals on the Soul level?
Animals help to ground us, take us out of ourselves and
into service to others. If we’re lost in our own world,
or caught up in the daily stresses of life, a pet can quickly
move us into a heart opening space. Suddenly there is something
bigger than us, and someone needs our love and attention––and
pets are as important as anyone else in the family.
Having a pet affects mankind in many positive ways. They
offer us acceptance, friendship and unconditional love.
Our animal connection is really our cosmic connection. The
animals in our lives, be they domesticated or wild, such
as birds or squirrels, helps mankind’s “human
state of consciousness” bridge into the cosmic or
universal state of consciousness. The love, which is an
element of The Divine, assists us to recognize, understand
and attain the full spectrum of The Divine. Other elements
include wisdom, truth, spiritual freedom and power, compassion
and mercy, and a sense of beauty and justice.
These Divine qualities make up Soul itself. When we transcend
our human limitations with this connection to other conscious
beings, we recognize the likeness, affinity, and universality
of Soul. Because of the love element that resides within
our deepest core and our consciousness of this Divine love,
all other elements are revealed to us. The repeated process
of opening our heart and communicating with dissimilar life
forms attunes, sensitizes and expands our awareness beyond
human communication. On a personal level this expands, redefines
and brings a greater profundity to our concept of reality.
On the mundane level, in our everyday dealings in life,
we make real the cosmic experience.The signs of this are
a feeling of intimacy like being “at home” wherever
we are, and a oneness with all things which brings us into
a blissful state of being. At this point of realization
all things become equal.
As I gaze upon the photo of Gizmo and Widget, I sense the
presence of a wisdom that is ever active in the ongoing
creation of life. One Soul’s journey has a place in
the universe no more nor less than any other Soul when seen
at the level of the Divine itself. The everyday exchange
of love between human and pet (or wildlife) is a natural
part of being human. This flow of love is the flow of life
and life around us can only bring us more life. Although
I know that Gizmo is no longer in my physical world, he
continues to be a channel of love. I am thankful for my
brother and his wife for being the caregivers of Gizmo and
Widget, and all the other caregivers of this world.
©2005 Christine A. Loter
A. LOTER is
a certified Clairvoyant Hypnotherapist and Reimaging™
consultant, with extensive background in healing,
metaphysics and the paranormal.
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