Companion animals are an integral part of families and they are masters at reading energy and great teachers of balance and harmony. They spend their lives observing and responding to the energy within the home. They have a deep understanding of what is going on energetically within the family dynamic often taking on jobs within the family to keep the energy flowing: absorbing emotions of their people or acting out to get stuck energy moving. Remember times when you have felt sick or just “down” and your animal companion came to curl up beside you and “made you feel better.”
Also, companion animals will do what is necessary to bring attention to what is out of balance in the house or within the family dynamics. In their attempt to get the energy of the house back to a calm coherent state, they might also be absorbing the energy. This can result in odd behaviors, acting out, marking, pooping in odd places, aggression that appears out of nowhere - please add in your animals interesting quirks.
Physical problems can also arise from absorbing too much energy that overloads their entire nervous systems. Problems can be vast and varied; it may include digestion problems, excessive itching, over grooming, reactivity etc. Basically they are a live wire with so much energy going through them frying their system and they react. Think of the times your animal companion was doing something you couldn’t understand or tolerate: peeing outside the litter box, chewing holes in your coat, refusing to lift her hoove for cleaning, pecking at you as you tried to clean the cage, swiping you with claws.
Remember that term “the canary in the coal mine” it refers to when miners brought caged canaries with them into the mines and if the canaries started fainting or died the miners knew it was time to get out due to lack of oxygen. Just like the miners - look to your companion animals for clues of how the energy in the house and the family dynamic is doing and take necessary steps to restore balance and harmony.
Is your sweet animal acting out or getting sick or just not themselves? This is them trying to bring attention to the fact that there is a dam, a big energy blocker that has interrupted the flow of energy. Their behaviors called you forth, into the present moment to evaluate the harmony and balance in the home and within the family. What is out of balance? What simple steps can you take to bring balance and harmony into the home?
Take time to analyze what is going on within your home and make changes for balance and harmony so your companions can get back to being dogs and cats instead of canaries.
Leave a comment below on how your companion animal was letting you know the energy was out of balance.
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