I came across this beautiful story last night on Facebook and immediately wanted to share its power. It's the story of a man, broken and alone with health issues, who was brought back to life because of a shelter dog he adopted. Once again, I honor the healing energy animals can have on their human companions. The video literally brought tears to my eyes as Eric described his relationship with Petey.
I wouldn't describe myself as a "pet" person, even though I like animals and they like me. Typically I don't have enough time to take care of myself let alone be responsible for an animal. However, as an empath I can feel the relationships people have with their pet family members. The bonds are as strong here as they are with many purely human relationships. Because of this, I appreciate the strong ties humans have with their animals and I understand the pain people feel when they lose a beloved companion.
Animals can be very healing. As the video story above so touchingly reveals, animals can work magic in the lives of humans because of their gift for unconditional love. Many people have been so hurt by their fellow humans it is difficult for them to be open to love. Animals have the power to break down those barriers, allowing the human heart to work properly once again.
Animals have their own sacred soul energy. It contains its own intelligence, and if you learn how to be sensitive to such energies you can communicate with them in very real ways. Animal whisperers are those who understand animal energies so well they know what the animals are thinking and respond accordingly.
I believe it is important to honor and thank all energies for what they provide. Animals often come to assist us in life with their unconditional love. Allow yourself to acknowledge their importance, even if they are not a part of your life.