Do your words match what is going on inside of you? I ask because animals are receivers of energy and masters at reading energy. If your words don’t match the energy that is flowing in you then you are incongruent. For example if you have had an exacerbating time at work and are seething on the inside and act like everything is fine - - you don’t match inside and out. When you are incongruent you become a little suspect and untrustworthy to your animals since you are not reliably tracking the energy within.
Every animal responds differently to incongruence; they may act out by playing out the energy they feel, they may move in close since they are worried about you, they may bite you or scratch you. Or they may not listen to or respond to you. Their behaviors are trying to get you into the present moment to connect with yourself and become congruent.
When you match on the inside and outside in the eyes of the animals you become more reliable and trustworthy. Now imagine seething from your exacerbating time at work and letting your loyal companion know that you had a hard day and express with words what you're feeling the best that you can. For example just admitting and saying out loud “My day was really hard and I am so frustrated at my job. I am really mad and here are all the reasons I am mad…...”
No matter what the truth, your animals will hear it and stay in connection because you are like them accurately tracking the energy (your emotions) and being congruent. You are trustworthy. Allow yourself to be congruent and stay in connection with your animals.
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