Healing Your Troubled PetsOctober 2, 2015
It’s a sad truth, but a truth nonetheless that pets can endure traumas that leave lasting affects on their heart and soul, much in the same way their owners may. With rescue animals becoming a more and more popular adoption choice, you may welcome a troubled pet into your home. Often times you will never know the true source of the trauma, or the extent that your newest family member was abused or neglected.
When you first discover that your new pet is highly anxious and acts out in destructive ways, you shouldn’t assume that it’s a bad fit and start looking for a new home. Take time to connect with the animal and see what fears are driving the animal to act out. Once you have a better idea of why the pet is acting out, you can start on a path of helping your troubled pet heal from their past.
Step 1: Connect
If you take the time to listen to your pet, you may find that they are more than willing to communicate with you. Your relationship with your pet is like any other relationship with a human. It requires time and commitment to make it work. Spend quiet time each day with each other in a comfortable spot. Share your feelings with your pet and ask how they are feeling. Pay attention to any thoughts or feelings that come up during this time. There’s a good chance that this is your pet reaching out to you.
Step 2: Touch
The healing power of touch can be just as effective on pets as people and animals can greatly benefit from a massage or Reiki treatment. Be sure to talk to your pet as you begin to touch them. Remind them of your love and that you are there to help them and protect them. As the two of you begin to relax, start to envision a white and healing light enveloping you both. Share the love that you have in your heart. Focus on moving the energy from the top of their head and down their backs. It may surprise you to learn that animals have chakras too!
Step 3: Protect
Be sure to show your pet that you love them and you are doing your best to provide a safe, secure and loving home for them. Do you notice that they tremble at the sight of a man wearing a baseball cap? Ask your friends to remove their hats when they come to your house. Remember, healing from past traumas takes time and is a process. You can’t expect results overnight and should do your best to avoid any stressful triggers that you can for your pet.
The unconditional love that can grow between a human and a pet is incredible. Both you and your furry friend deserve the good things that can happen when you help each other heal from the hurts of your past. It’s important to remember that this powerful love is shared between the two of you, even when your pet chews your favorite shoes, or claws an antique table.