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The Spiritual Truth About Cats and Dogs

My fascination with cats and dogs are messages from my Higher Self about who I am and what I need to work on.

I have been pet sitting for cat and dog owners in Paris, France for over a month. Caring for animals isn’t anything new. I’ve been doing it for almost my entire life, either as my own pets or for others.

One of my most intense pet sitting assignment was in Ithaca, New York, during the brutal winter of 2015. The family lived off-grid, surviving on well water, wood-burning stoves, and wind-generated electricity. I took care of their three dogs, two chinchillas, and eight chickens. The dogs were cute, playful, and protective of the land they lived on.

Dogs are my totem animal – the core of who I am. Dogs are pack animals, which means they are community oriented. They protect their pack.

 Community is important to me.

Dogs come to me in my dreams often. I sometimes see the exact breed of dog being walked after dreaming about it the night before. The funniest dream was when a group of Rottweilers, standing on their hind legs, cheered and clapped as I walked a tightrope above them.

In my waking life, dogs get excited when I walk by. After my first reiki attunement, dogs seemed to notice me more. One dog stopped using the bathroom and ran up to me for attention. Its owner was baffled. I laughed to myself because I knew it was my vibration the dog was after.

Cats are my spirit animal, providing guidance. Cats rest a lot. My angels and spirit guides tell me almost every day to rest. I’m getting the hang of it.

Cats are intuitive and are sensitive to energy, which means they are keenly aware of people and their surroundings. They are independent and choose when they want to act.

Abundance flows easily into my life when I am more cat-like. Living in Paris has been stress-free. I have everything I need.

I thought my yearning for cats and dogs was about me wanting a pet. It wasn’t. My Higher Self, angels and spirit guides were giving me messages about how to balance my life. I need to spend more time resting, playing, and trusting my intuition. This makes sense given that I am an empath. It’s vital in how we keep ourselves healthy.

Life is hard when I don’t listen to Spirit. I used to work traditional 9-5 jobs with a lot of overtime. I accumulated stress in my neck, back and shoulders. Anger and impatience were my normal behaviors in those days. My social life was chaotic. None of that is characteristic of cats and dogs.

The stress and body pain disappeared when I made a commitment to work for myself.

Moving to Paris was about starting anew, building community based on who and what nurtures my lifestyle of resting, playing, and trusting my intuition. France is also home from previous life times. I was happy then. I’m happy now.

The Universe takes care of me as I take care of myself. There is work to be done, but it’s what I love to do.

I’m learning that I can have it all, but it’s only accessible when I work with Spirit.

Personal Story

People Do Change

People do change. Personal transformation is hard work, but it has its rewards.

I told my spirit guides that I was interested in energy healing work only if it was going to be fun. And it has been.

But it didn’t start out that way.

I was always intuitive. My dreams, visions, feelings, and thoughts were strong but unfocused. I felt other people’s emotions and heard their thoughts when I didn’t want to. I also had problems accepting how different I was from everyone.

Imagine minding your own business then suddenly feeling impatient or suicidal. I’ve been there. It ain’t fun.

My abilities started expanding in 2001. I second guessed everything and dismissed all the messages. By 2008, I was crying all the time. I was experiencing my own unresolved emotional problems as well as the many others who were not in the room with me.

I dreamed of tragic events around the world before they happened. I hate having my sleep interrupted. I spent my days tired and irritated.

Hitting A Brick Wall Helped

My breaking point came in 2011 when I almost assaulted a woman. Daily meditation and two books — Reconciliation and Love Is A Choice — helped me identify, work through, and release a lot of emotional issues. Specifically, I had to release fear, sugar addiction, and unresolved issues with my dad. All three were connected.

As I healed, my abilities became more manageable. I could discern my thoughts and feelings from others. I stopped dreaming of future events, but people who were transitioning (my word for died) came to me in my dreams to let me know they were crossing over.

But, I still needed help. Studying metaphysics, psychic mediumship, and doing psychic exercises helped tremendously.  Getting reiki attunements helped me focus my abilities. It also made things a little weird.

Angels, spirit guides, animal guides, ascended masters, and other spirits started introducing themselves to me. Then there were those out of body experiences at night that required me to rest for part of the day. I still astral travel but I understand it better.

I didn’t know that agreeing to do energy healing work meant being open to the unknown. This was hard in the beginning because I was a control freak.

Living Life Anew

I am not the person that I was in 2001. I’m barely the person that I was at the beginning of 2016. Whenever something comes up, I can identify where it comes from. I call it my emotional excavation. Now the reward is enjoying the treasures found in the dig. (Yeah, I went there. I have a master’s degree in applied anthropology.)

I have more time to do what I love: vegan cooking, drawing, resting, hanging out with friends, teaching people how to develop their psychic abilities, and writing  paranormal urban fantasy.

This life feels more aligned with my soul.