Cat Collage

My spirit guides have often said animals are our teachers and healers. Here are some of their thoughts:

Animals, especially dogs and cats, are often your teachers. And your healers too. 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. Which is why they, particularly dogs, are often used to comfort sick or injured people.

Pets—and all animals, in fact—have no fear of illness or death. And, more importantly, they have no fear of life. They live fully in the moment. They have no doubts about their worthiness. They know they are God

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?

Adapted from Spirit Oracle Cards by John Cali, Frederic Calendini, and Stephanie Quesada (Great Western Publishing, 2013)


Here is a delightful video of an animal teaching us about kindness and love.

Related links:
Heart To Heart
Pets: Our Teachers and Healers
Talking To Animals


What are your experiences with animals as your teachers and healers? Have you seen the animals helping those wounded in the Boston marathon bombings last Monday, April 15? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

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