During great pause that we are all experiencing comes with so many lessons and often the animals are the messengers. The animals are masters at reading energy, intention and attention for they are present and in their bodies 24/7 and tuned in to the overall energy field. The general theme that is being delivered by the animals for April is about practicing Basic Energetic Hygiene. The messages are being delivered through the lens of tough love and asking you to up your game. Below is a PSA from the animals:
Hello my dear person,
Please wake up and start taking responsibility for what you are doing with your attention and your energy. Clean up your act and stop being a sloppy energetic roommate who is leaving your frustrations, angst and emotions all over the place. In the past I was able to hold space for you when you came home from work and that was okay because I could help reorient you and then we would go move together or snuggle. But now it's like a roller coaster and you are off gassing all sorts of energy everywhere and it is piling up.
I am curious why are you so afraid of just feeling what’s going on with you and allowing it to ripple through you. Grieve, scream, cry, yell if you have to. By allowing the emotion to be energy in motion and expressing itself it will move through your body. Instead of when you go into a tantrum or spin out in a story and energy and emotions start flying and landing all over the place that sit like piles of poo or energetic hot spots all over the house. Hey, I use the litter box or go outside to do my business. I am asking you to be responsible and mindful where you leave your poop piles and pick them up and throw them away.
Also I implore you to come up with some clearing practice to clear out the energy that comes flooding into the space from Zoom and other devices. After your meetings on the computer, energetically it's like all those people are in the house lingering around . And to top it off its like you left the building because you are not in your body - all your energy is in your head. Please do something to get back in your body and create a routine to clear out the energy.
I suggest you literally stand up and walk these people out the door. Then turn your attention to reorienting to being in your body before engaging in this thing you call work. For example, I shake off energy after playing with another dog. Or you may notice that I groom myself immediately after being petted. This is to rid myself of your scent and smooth my coat back to the way I like it.
Perhaps you could wash your hands or go outside and feel your feet on the earth and notice what you hear or see - be present to where you are right now.
It seems you are not leaving any time soon and by taking responsibility for your energy and being mindful will help the flow in the house. I do enjoy having you around. And I am asking you to clean up your act so I can get back to relaxing. Energy flows where intention and attention goes.
Thank you for reading this and putting some of my suggestions into practice.
I love you!
The following is a Public Service Announcement from the animals:
My sweet human please become aware of what you are paying attention to. When you listen to the news, spend time on your computer or your smartphone and surround yourself with so much negative fear based energy it starts seeping into our home, into your mind and then I can’t feel you or my connection to your heart. You are no longer present in the moment and I start acting out to bring your attention back to the moment.
I can teach you about being present in the moment right now, and again right now in this moment.
First shake off that energy by doing what I do, shaking my whole body like when I am wet, or sweeping you hands over all parts of your body imagining your hands are cleaning off the energy like I do when I groom myself. I think this would be good for you because I often do this after being stressed, excited or anxious to regain a sense of balance or peace.
Now, come sit with me! Feel your body touching the furniture - listen to my breathing, see if you can match your breathing to mine. Look at my fur, scales or skin. What do you notice about it that you have never noticed before? Breath be here now with me. Please don’t go to your thoughts, because we lose connection. Stay in your feeling body. Feel my fur, scales or skin - pause and really feel it see if you can let the information come up through your fingertips. Breathe.
Tell me anything about your day, tell me what weighs on your heart, tell me your fears, tell me your wins, tell me your plans. I can feel it all, all that you aren’t saying and it confuses me because it runs like a river in the background and there is a lot more energy in this river of suppression than the words you say that don’t match it. When you speak it aloud it helps keep the energy flowing. Say what you want to say, let the words fall out and keep breathing. Feel my fur. Feel my presence. Feel my love! Right here, right now.
Please keep doing this till your breathing is normal, till you can feel your body. I invite you, actual I implore you to do this practice numerous times throughout the day. Even when we are apart, pause and breathe, call me to you and feel our heart connection. Breath I love you! Anytime we are together please practice being with me in the moment!
Now my sweet person let me tell you the energy that comes into the house through the tv, the videos, the phone, the computer it can get trapped in our house and is making me crazy and unhealthy. You have the ability to leave and come back - I am here a lot in this house and I feel the energy. Please start doing energetic hygiene around the house by clearing this energy and tuning the house to what your intention is for this house and our family. I want you to make sure your intention includes presence, love, and harmony. Let’s have our living space support us in being healthy and well. Thank you for reading this and doing what I have requested. I love you!
The animals have spoken!
Now it's up to you,
Each of us come into this lifetime with a whole circle of spiritual resources which include guides, guardian angels, spirit animals and so on. This circle of resources is your own personal posse that is always listening to you. They like to help you as often as possible , daily if you allow them by providing protection, guidance and healing.
Spirit Animals are guides from your circle of resources that come in animal form to teach or deliver a message. They are often referred to as power animals, animal guides and they are all one in the same. It is believed that animals are receivers of energy and become mirrors for you to learn about yourself. The spirit animal that appears for you is bringing your their sweet "medicine" in the form of guidance, wisdom, teachings, power or protection.
Since your circle of spiritual resources works with you daily the spirit animals that appear to you may be different everyday depending on what is up for you. The animals are teachers of balance and harmony in life. They are responding to the energy of your feelings, beliefs and thoughts where you may be out of balance and offering guidance, healing or wisdom. Often they appear when you are searching for clarity, need guidance, affirming a power action, or they bring into consciousness something your soul already knows. Basically, they are listening and the animal that shows is spot on for that day, moment, event, experience etc.
The way a spirit animals shows up varies. You may have a physical encounter with one like walking in the woods or in your neighborhood, or it swoops over you car. You may have one as a pet. You may see the image of them everywhere you look - in the clouds, in the store, on billboards. It may visit you in your dreams or come to you while meditating or daydreaming. Or you may exhibit certain qualities of the animal such as going mama bear at the playground.
When you realize its a spirit animal for you. Pause and thank it for showing up. Put your hand on your heart (its the quickest way to access your intuition) breathe and ask why it is showing up for you. What is it's message? Then listen with your heart, your mind, your ears, your inner knowing. Ask as many questions as you like. They are willing to have a conversation with you.
The spirit animal may also be offering you a reflection of some of your characteristics. Take time exploring and learn as much as you can about them their diet, behavior, habitat, lifestyle. Staying present and attentive to yourself during this inquiry listening for what resonates with you and how their "medicine" can bring balance and harmony into your life.
Here is an example of a spirit animal showing up for me. I have a very active mole in my yard. This is during a time for me where I am turning inward to uncover and release old traumas to step into the fullness of me. Daily I am open to the teachings as I am raking the mole hills into the grass and the garden beds. What I am learning is that bringing to the surface what has been buried for decades creates space and feeds the rest of life - like the upturned soil is doing from my grass and garden.
Remember your circle of resources is always listening.