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Are You Your Animals Biggest Problem? The Human Animal Body-Mind Mirror

“That’s just spooky!” A recent client told me when I pointed out that both she and her dog had a problem in the exact same vertebrae in their backs! I assured her that this happens all the time, and that it has to do with The Human Animal Body-Mind Connection.

Did you know that animals mirror you in mind, body and spirit? They Reflect Us. Animals are spiritual teachers, and are at times barometers of our souls! So when they have a problem, they are talking to us. The question is: are we listening!?

The Human Animal Body-Mind Connection is a deeper assessment of the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual connections between humans and animals, and often serve by reflecting back to us the lessons we are here to learn.

It’s been said that more than 90% of our problems are based in emotional, psychological or psychosomatic issues! When we are in denial, are disconnected or disassociated, our emotional wounds are deep beneath the surface of our subconscious mind. The world around us, our animals and our children, will mirror these issues back to us by acting out or reacting to our distress.

Our animals know us better than almost any other being on the planet. They see what’s in our minds eye, they feel what we’re feeling, and they are often closer to our hearts than anyone else.

What is your animal trying to tell you? Are you having “issues”? Then, it’s time for you to start really listening to your animals! When we’re in pain, they may also be in pain. Susan Chernack McElroy, author of Animals as Teachers and Healers, tells her story about how her dog had the same rare cancer she came down with. In the book, she credits her dog with teaching her how to survive cancer! That’s what gave her the idea for the book – so she went on to collect other people’s stories about how their animals mirrored them in some way.

So the Human Animal Body-Mind Connection is about looking under the surface to discover what the real issues are, why they are showing up the way they are, whose problem it really is (and it could be both of them!), and what to do to rebalance the relationship.

“Just last night, I was gazing at my sweet old dog who is recovering from just having a tumor removed from her forehead, slightly off center and above her right eye. My glance shifted to her brother whose brown spots above his eyes are now misaligned because of surgery to repair a wound received above his right eye in a fight with another dog. I myself had a patch of precancerous skin removed from above my right eye; I was allergic to the antibiotic, and now have a bump of scar tissue there. Last night, as we all three looked at each other, it hit me; we, and our healing wounds, were in fact all mirroring each other!” — Shelby

Our animal partners are in many ways our best friends, the beings who know and love us better than anyone else, who chose to spend their lives with us, helping us heal, loving us when we’re sad or sick, often showing us what unconditional love means, and many times demonstrating what it takes to live life fully in every way… reminding us of what’s important, and what’s not!

Unfortunately, they also mirror our issues and woundings, reflecting our pain and anger, sponging our grief, sadness and dis-ease. When they get sick or act out with behavior that is inappropriate and even life threatening, they are asking for help, telling us that the load they are carrying for us is more than they can bear!

My eight year old cat, Peach, couldn’t get off the ground anymore, could hardly eat, barely walk, was weak and very crabby. I finally thought to stop guessing what was wrong and to just ask her what was going on. She said she was helping my husband and I by attempting to drain off all the negative emotions we were struggling with, sort of like a sponge into her own body. She had taken on so much of our grief, anger and frustrations into herself that she was dying. I told her she didn’t have permission to do such a thing, and she replied that it was the only way she knew to help us! That she thought it was her job!

I told her NO! I didn’t want her carrying my pain or grief or anger and neither did my husband! We wanted her to help us by bringing us back to our center, our peace, our power. And from that place we could learn our lessons and heal our relationship, but that it wasn’t her job to carry our pain in her own body, that in fact it added to our stress and upset!

Once she understood and accepted her new role, she returned to good health within just a few days, and went on to live to the ripe old age of 19 ½ years! So the first question we should ask is: how are we involved in the animal’s problem?

For instance, with fearful or aggressive problems often the human is afraid subconsciously, so the animal either acts out their fear, or, becomes more protective which, of course, looks like aggression! Or the animal is in reaction to the fear, which is a huge instinct trigger for them, by the way!

When we look a little deeper, examining the subconscious issues, we usually discover something that we haven’t been able to make peace with. Then through counseling and other healing modalities, our health and behavior improves!

I promise you, what your animals do makes perfect sense to them – from their viewpoint! Our job is to listen to them so we can learn about their experiences, share their wisdom, and learn about any discomforts so we can take appropriate action.

Many Angels, Masters, Healers and Teachers are disguised as animals – do you know who you are living with?

Source by Val C Heart

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