Pet Truths are taken from conversations with animals. Contributors to Pet Truths include animals from the zoo, those belonging to clients, friends, strays, animal shelters, farms in New York, New Mexico and Ohio, and my own pets. Client’s pets are from countries all over the world, including the United States, Mexico, South America, Africa, and Europe. Click on the blue question area to see the answer.
Pet Truth # 1. Animals have the capacity for creative thought.
To a white cockatoo with one damaged wing. What would you like most in the world?
He sent me three visual images. The first was an image of his head, with wind blowing against his face causing his feathers to ruffle. The second was an image of him with his feet strapped to the luggage rack on the top of a moving automobile, feeling the breeze as it drove along. The third was an image of him riding on the back of a horse in a round arena. When the horse stopped, someone came over and put a wreath around the horse’s neck for the bird. His words were, “If given the chance, I could fly so fast, I would win a prize!”
COMMENTARY. Since the cockatoo’s wing was damaged, he could no longer fly on his own. The bird used end-point analysis (flying fast) and creative thinking to devise a new way to accomplish the same goal. Animals do not have the concepts of speed or distance; these are space/time events. For the bird, his goal was to experience the sensation of flying fast with the wind or breeze blowing through his feathers. Riding on top of a car or horse would accomplish the same thing.
Pet Truth # 2. We are all connected.
To all pets. “How do you know so much about humans and other animals?
You humans believe yourself to be separate beings or individuals. Animals know that we are one. We are all connected with every other life form, humans, animals, plants, rocks, oceans, and even Mother Earth herself. We are all a living, evolving, expression of the one life. We call it All That Is. It is the One, the Creator of All, the one Soul, both manifest and unmanifest. We are in continuous communication with all of creation everywhere.
COMMENTARY. It wasn’t until I researched this, that I understood this answer. Several scientists have written about bands that appear to connect all things in the Universe. Scientist David Bohm and biologist Rupert Sheldrake studied them in depth. Sheldrake termed them “morphic fields” and Bruce Cathie named them energy grids, and published a book about them in which he gives their actual mathematical measurements. Sheldrake, in his book, “Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home,” defines how the grids work to keep flocks of pigeons flying in unison, and how animals know where to migrate and how far “south” to fly for the winter.
Pet Truth # 3. Animals read your intentions.
Can animals read people’s minds?
Yes, but not in the way you think about it. You humans have so much chatter going on in your minds all the time it would be very hard to listen to all of it. What we read is your intentions. By that I mean that when you arrive at a decision to do something that will affect us, we know what you are planning at that instant.
Can you give me an example?
Yes. We know when you are planning to leave the house, and where you are going. We know when you are going to take us to the vet. We know when you intend to give us dinner, and when you are going to bed. We know events in the future, like if you are planning to move.
COMMENTARY. Evidence from electroencephalograpy (EEG) recordings from human subjects indicates that when at rest, humans have a lot of random activity going on in the brain. When thought becomes focused as in concentrating, speaking or in performing an activity, brain waves become synchronized. Sheldrake studied the behavior of animals to determine how an animal knows his person is on its way home. He found that at the exact time a person changes his intention to return home, the animal will respond by waiting at the front door, etc.
Pet Truth # 4. Animals do not make judgments.
Do you think humans are good or evil?
Animals do not think in those terms. We exist in the realm of non-duality. By this I mean that we do not experience dualities or polarities like good vs evil, strong vs weak, love vs hate, best vs worst, pain vs pleasure. These are merely different degrees of the same thing. Since we are connected to everything, we understand all sides of the picture or story. You humans believe yourself to be separate, so you can only see your side. You define good or evil according to how it affects you, personally. If it is in your best interest and promotes your goal, you call it good, if it interferes with your goals, you call it evil. You make judgments according to your unique view of the world at the time. There can’t be any right or wrong, because your view takes only into consideration factors from a singular perspective. In truth, there are no right or wrongs, therefore, we have no need to judge anything.
You know when you are in pain, don’t you?
Yes, of course. But we do not dwell on pain like you humans do, because that would require placing a value or priority on pain. That requires judgment, which we don’t do. Animals simply ARE.
COMMENTARY. This was a difficult concept to understand. Because humans see themselves as separate, we tend to place value judgments and prioritize everything based upon our own preferences. Researching the concept of non-duality, several references from the spiritual literature supported their explanation. Two good books about it include “The Eye of the I” by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., ISBN 0-9643261-9-1 and the “Kybalion” by Three Initiates ISBN 0-911662-25-1.
Pet Truth # 5. Pets have a mission in life.
Do you know how much everyone loves you?
I am supposed to do that. That is my mission in life.
Yes. All animals have a mission. We are here to help humans on their spiritual journey. Our general mission is to give unconditional love and acceptance. Then we have a particular mission for our person. That depends upon their particular needs in life. You humans may or may not know your particular mission in life, but we know it because we are part of it.
COMMENTARY. I have asked hundreds of animals what their particular mission is. The answer varies from “to keep the persons healthy by making them take me for a walk”, or “to guard the children” to “keep you on your toes.” Each one has a different mission. Some animals have more than one. Pets adopted from shelters often have a mission with their first families and a completely different one with their current families. Sick animals will often cling to life until their mission is completed.
Pet Truth # 6. Pets give you unconditional love.
Can you explain to me what unconditional love really means? I can feel it, but I am not sure how you think about it.
It is simply this – truth and love without judgment. It is the non-judgment that counts.
Do you give everyone that same kind of love?
I think you are confusing love and bonding. We love all life, we bond to certain persons or animals.
COMMENTARY. Perhaps unconditional love is really the only kind of love there is. What makes it so special in animals seems to be that it is sincere (truth) and not masked, and totally without judgment. Even though humans adore their pets, there are certain expectations (like using the litter box) that go along with that love, making it conditional even if only in a small way. When communicating with an animal and its person, you can “see” with inner vision a radiance of warmth and attachment between the two, and it appears, at least to the telepath, to be the same. Perhaps at the level of spirit, instead of ego, it is the same.
Pet Truth # 7. Animals in groups think and act as a group mind, with an “oversoul.”
Communicating with a herd of elk in New Mexico. When talking with a herd, you imagine a web-like structure like a net covering the entire herd. They have a group mind. Do you know that the Forestry Service is planning on doing construction on this site?
Thank you for your concern. We have been aware all along, because we are in communication with all life, including humans. We have loved this valley, but understand what the Forestry Service is trying to do. We have selected several other spots in the mountains where we can go when the construction begins. Just as you saw the net covering us, there is a net that covers all life on this planet. We shared our needs with other wildlife, and they have agreed to open their space for us to enter.
COMMENTARY. Professor Sheldrake spent many years trying to understand the behavior of homing pigeons and other flocks of birds. Many scientists theorized that it was scent, a kind of radar, or some other silent energy that enables birds to fly in unison. The explanation of the “oversoul” elk seems to be the best that has been offered. The net-like structure which connects the group can be seen in the telepathic field. If herds and flocks of animals operate as a group mind, then the leader can direct them successfully. Sheldrake made a video to demonstrate this phenomena in pigeons, “Seven Experiments That Could Change the World” ISBN 1-885538-33-2.
To be continued…
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