A friend of mine had a rough 2015 and, towards the end of it, the opportunity presented itself for him to adopt a kitten. He had cats in the past but learned to love his freedom after being single, and pet-free, for a long while.
“I think it’s a sign,” I said.
He was skeptical but engaged me in the conversation.
“Animals have such a power to heal, and to help us evolve spiritually… The always seem to come at the right time, too, as if the Stars conspired to bring us companionship,” I continued. My gut felt like it was something he needed. Any Empaths in the group will understand!
He courteously entertained my thoughts on the topic and went home to mull it over. While the kitten was given all his vaccinations and properly cared for, my friend opened his heart to the possibility…
Sure enough, he met the little boy and fell completely in love. The miracle in all of it as that a week later he said, “I realized last night that things that used to bother me DON’T anymore… I used to be stressed about having an animal running around but it’s okay now. I feel like a new person..!”
My heart lit up because I understand just how profound the statement was for this individual. Not only has he become more accepting, but he is happier, and he is free – he is no longer bound by self-imposed anxieties (ones we often fail to see when we are in our own World.)
Animals have a way of helping us step outside ourselves – we have the responsibility to care for them, first and foremost, so suddenly they become a priority. They are our friends, and family, and somehow manage to show up right when we need them.
It is true, unconditional friendship. There are no grudges, no misplaced anger. There’s no jealousy or snappy attitudes…just love.
Animals remind remind us what it is like care, to open up, to be vulnerable without judgement. They open our hearts and expand our minds…
“It is the start of many beautiful things. You’ll see. It’s all going to fall into place,” I said.
“You know what?” he replied. “I think you’re right!”