i have been working as an animal communicator for about ten years now. the entire time i have worked i have tried to help people to find their missing animals free of charge. sometimes months will pass without a missing animal call and sometimes i will get three calls back to back – like a test of my will and strength.
as test because the work is hard to do and it is often the case that i am telling the person who contacted me that their animal has crossed over. if this person is using a telepathic animal communicator to help them locate their animal friend you can be certain that animal holds a very special place in their heart. a place that is sacred and blessed and unconditional.
the power of the grief felt when a person loses their animal is not to be under estimated. made especially intense when the situation involved a period of time in which the animal was unacccounted for, posters were made, fields and forests and parking lots and the shoulders of roads were searched over and over, names were called and whistles rang through the air. there was longing for the search to end with the sight of our beloved teacher, friend, family member.
today i got to make such a call to a wonderfully devoted cat mama. before i called i asked the spirit of her cat to come through me so that i would have help finding the words and thoughts that might help her through the news i was trying to share. i called upon my spirit guides, i called upon soyala, and then i called her.
the message coursing through me was of the beauty of a full life, regardless of its length. three years of being loved and cared for, of being fed and stroked, of being respected and given the freedom to roam the wild areas surrounding his home. three years of a deep unconditional loving relationship with a human who understood him on a level that some relationships never attain. three years can be an eternity of healing. three years can be the most blessed life imaginable. the time, three years, not even worth mentioning – the color, sound, movement that filled those years makes your heart burst open.
the message was so full i felt it shifting my cellular structure. the combination of love flowing between the woman and the spirit of the cat was bursting through me and my eyes were crying. i felt like there would never be a way for me to use words to tell someone on the other side of the country the feelings i was full of. i hope that in some way the energy of the message reached her – i know the spirit of her cat is still woven tightly into her living energy.
the call was over and i sat in silence for a moment. in a prayer without words. then i stepped out into my front garden and rang my thai buddhist temple bells three times. i cleared out the energy that was not meant for me and i thanked the spirit of the cat for his vibrant teaching.
i walked back inside and saw my bean sitting on the couch.
that love, that life, is what i want for my children. suddenly i have a new vision of what i am trying to create. i don’t know exactly what method of education i will chose, i might not always get the discipline right, i stumble over my words and boundaries nearly daily, but i know what i want their life to feel like. i want it to be a wrapping around of love with the spaciousness of respect for their individual energies and the freedom to explore the wildness of their worlds. i want it to be the deepest kind of relationship two energies can share bounded by the understanding that i am the parent and they are in my care. i want to try to be creating the present moment so that life is full of richness in the now and not aimed at some future state of being. i want them to share their life as a blessing, a gift, a healing lifetime.
thank you for the insight cat spirit friend.
thank you for the blessing of your vision and your life shared.
thank you universe.