Aside from sharing our planet with other species, could there be a more spiritual reason why animals are part of our lives? As I’ve written in other posts, I believe without a doubt that there is. When we understand the presence of animals in our lives with the perspective that they are here to teach us lessons…as well as share our beautiful planet….animals become our mentors, our partners and our co-conspirators for living in harmony with the divine.
When we open ourselves to this concept, suddenly animal messengers are everywhere. The hawk who just happened to call out his majestic cry in the sky at the same time you were pondering an important decision. The squirrel who darted across the road right in front of your car. The cat who comes to sit on your lap when you are in the midst of deep thought. The horse who takes you for a wild but fun ride during a time when your life is feeling topsy- turvey. The dog who looks up at you with utter devotion just because you’re standing there.
These are the moments…the reminders that animals truly are messengers. We need only open our hearts and minds and trust in the living expression of Spirit that exists in all beings.