Your Animal’s Unconditional Love for You

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This is five-year-old Barnabas. It is often said of Barnabas that he is “just a good person.” Named after a romantic vampire, Barnabas is an old soul, a healer and a caretaker in the body of an athletic ninja-kitty! His gentle nature and sensitivity can melt the heart of the biggest cat critic!

You know that look your dog or cat gives you, the one that drips with acceptance and adoration? Yeah, that’s the stuff! Those of us who share lives with animals enjoy such daily experiences of momentary, utter bliss as we receive the love of our animal companion. We live the truth that animals are better at unconditional love than are humans; we don’t need to be convinced.

As an animal communicator, I begin sessions by explaining a few points to the human so that they may understand the general perspective of animals and thereby know what kind of information to expect. One of these points I explain by saying that animals are “closer to divinity,” or that they “better understand their eternal nature” as compared to humans. I find that regardless of the person’s religious/spiritual/consciousness practice, the vibration and intention of these phrases are very easily grasped. They have been living the truth that their animal is a teacher of pure love.

I continue by explaining that humans have a more unique experience in this earthly existence. As compared to animals and the whole of nature, we more thoroughly “forget” our divinity so that we may have a dynamic journey of “remembering” or rediscovering it from contrast.

This is Franzie. He is five-years-old and has quite a personality! Franzie is famous on the internet for loving hugs (Best Kitty Hug Ever). In this photo, Franzie is meditating with an amethyst crystal. This is not staged, it is totally Franzie's doing! If a crystal is left on a cozy spot, Franzie often uses it for his spiritual work, sometimes positioning the crystals on his heart or crown chakra.

This is Franzie. He is five-years-old and has quite a personality! Franzie is famous on the internet for loving hugs (Best Kitty Hug Ever). In this photo, Franzie is meditating with an amethyst crystal. This is not staged, it is totally Franzie’s doing! If a crystal is left on a cozy spot, Franzie often uses it for his spiritual work, sometimes positioning the crystals on his heart or crown chakra.

After discussing the differences between the perspectives of humans and animals, I highlight some similarities that are shared. Animals and humans alike have ego, free will, access to the entire emotional spectrum and the desire for life purpose. These points tend to be more edifying to the human. For example, perhaps they had not considered that their animal companion pursued a personally satisfying purpose. “So my dog is career-minded?” they may ask in surprise and delight. As they absorb these points of perspective as new truth, the most profound truth of all had residence in their knowing all along: animals are better at unconditional love.

So now I will address you, animal lover, as I’m assuming that it is you who are reading this piece. You certainly know that your animals deeply love you, but there is an aspect of this love that you may not realize. Your animal’s love and acceptance of you is based on, and despite of, a profound understanding of you. In particular, I am referring to how your animal knows the truth about how you feel about yourself.

He or she is not a dumb animal; another fact heartily accepted by humans who love animals. Not only do animals experience the same spectrum of emotions as humans, they have rich emotional lives. Animals are contemplative and they have spiritual practices. Much of the time we think they are napping away the day, they actually may be in deep thought or a kind of meditation or prayer. Animals perceive the emotional climate and they have more details about your thoughts and emotions than you may realize.

Animals use telepathy much more than do humans. Their literacy of subtle vibrational language is exponentially more detailed than sensing when there is danger or that you are grieving and could use comfort. These responses are obvious like the emotions that provoke them but they also tune in to the baseline of self-speak we have. Animals’ telepathic nature affords them the ability to read and feel deeply into your inner thought-scape. And with all that love they have for you, it stands to reason that they do want to know what is going on with you. Isn’t that how you feel about the people you love?

When you feel like you have failed, when you judge and reject yourself, you still come home to that face. This is not because your animal doesn’t know or doesn’t care that you are down on yourself. Your pup, kit, birdie, dragon, etc. feels how you disapprove of yourself and actively disagrees with you. Your animal’s unconditional love for you is present even though they understand your conditional love of yourself.

Your animal’s opinion of you is informed. The truth is you are thoroughly as lovable as that face claims.

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About Author

Tricia Carr is a healing artist in Los Angeles, Calif. Drawing upon gifts as an animal/nature communicator, medium and energy healer, Tricia works remotely with people all over the world providing services, counseling and coaching. The goals of Tricia’s work are self-healing, integration, personal empowerment and unity consciousness. Tricia is authoring several books, one of which is entitled "Animals Are Whos Too: What Animals Teach Me about Life, Love and the Universe." Triciacarrcharm.com; triciacarrcharm@gmail.com; (310) 405-1872.

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