We are all…embers of light.

Our Sacred Connection

bengal cat

Tsunami “Nami”, one of my current cats.

My favorite childhood books involved talking animals. That is, they had conversations with each other, not with people. They had rich social lives and lived in harmony with their surroundings. The Mother Westwind Series by Thornton W. Burgess was a favorite, as was Winnie the Pooh, which a neighbor read to her children, and sometimes my sister and I got to listen.  There was an early series about a billy goat, and the list goes on and on. Everyone thought I’d love Wind in the Willows, but I never did. The characterization of the animals was just off.

sugar glider

We had a thriving sugar glider colony for years until we got vasectomies for all the males. This youngster is perched on my daughter’s shoulder, under her hair.

I begged my parents mercilessly for animals of all kinds, and they finally gave in to cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and dogs. My husband has been even more expansive. We’ve had more cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and dogs. Not stopping there, we’ve also had rats, sugar gliders, snakes, ferrets, fish, and parrots. I love animals, and they seem to love me. I feel like they are not mere animals but equals with thoughts, needs, and rights of their own.  So, it is no surprise to anyone who knows me that I am interested in animal communication.

book cover

I’ve been reading about animal communication techniques, wishing I could talk to my animals as the friends that they are. I recently completed Animal Communication: Our Sacred Connection by Jacquelin Smith.

red miniature poodle

Jazz, our pack leader, in his younger days.

Some of the book was devoted to teaching readers about hearing their animals’ communications. Far more of it was about her own experiences and the way animals think, feel, and operate in the world. It was a good read, and I recommend it, whether you seek to communicate with animals or not. I’d like to leave you with this quote from her book (page 194):

black dog

Garnet, our alpha female, is half miniature schnauzer and half affenpinscher.

A step forward would be for us to allow animals to be who they are and stop trying to make them human-like. And even though animal friends reflect various attitudes and energies for us, it is important to look beyond those reflections, as with the form, in order to see their true souls. The ancient art of communicating silently with our animal companions and other species gives us the opportunity to reconnect with them, ourselves, our basic roots in Nature, and ultimately, with the Creator. By returning to our inner senses – our spiritual self – we experience universal love and truth. We can then remember and experience our ties with the Earth, animals, sun, moon, stars, other galaxies, and beyond. None of this can come from intellect, but from connecting with our intuition and divinity.

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gold dog

Tribble, Garnet’s daughter

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