Animals, especially dogs and cats, are often your teachers. They have little to learn from you. But you have much to learn from them. One difference between animals and humans is animals are uninhibited. They know who they are. All they want to do is simply be who they are. Nothing more, nothing less. And so in their naturally uninhibited, unlimited being, they radiate an energy, love, and joy that can touch even the most hardened human hearts.
If there is one major lesson animals have to teach you, it is this: Live in the moment. And this: Love unconditionally. Your pets find joy, passion, and pleasure in every moment of their physical lives. Even when they appear to you to be suffering from some physical illness or injury.
Pets — and all animals, in fact — have no fear of illness or death. And, more importantly, they have no fear of life. Hence they immerse themselves in all the pleasures of physical existence. And they do it without hesitation and without guilt. They are fully alive in every moment. Not a bad role model for you to follow!
What greater teacher could you have than one who’s fully connected to God and who loves you unconditionally?
Your pets have no doubts about their worthiness. They know they are worthy. They know they are God. Follow their example. Learn from your pets, for they are often your greatest teachers.
Adapted from Spirit Oracle Cards by John Cali (Great Western Publishing, 2012)
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