THE SACRED HEALING DANCE
OF PET OWNERSHIP
The human and companion-animal connection is a much
deeper one than owners would normally know or realize. This
connection at its deepest level is one of unconditional love.
It is the intrinsic nature of pets to accept us for whom
or what we are, with no judgement or opinion. Moment to
moment, without us humans even being aware of it our pets
quietly take on so much of our emotional baggage and thus
mediate our journey helping us cope with our busy stressful
lives more sanely.
While we humans generally try to cope with our anxieties,
expectations, past traumas and oh dear all the worries we
carry with us on a daily basis, our pets quietly, in their own way
bring us back to presence.
While they are here for our healing, what effect does it
have of them?
Their love and presence helps us to let go, forgive and work
through our often deep seated emotions from past trauma,
both physical and emotional. Many of the physical ailments
and behavioural problems of our pets are often reflections
and/or consequence of their human companions’ stresses.
This listening and healing process provides healing for the
human spirit as well as for our animal friends. We all share a
divine love in this dance called life, and with a little awareness,
in-joy, we can walk an even richer journey together with our
Take Care in High Temperatures
• Always provide clean fresh water wherever you go with
your pet, be it to the park or to the beach.
• Dogs get hot very quickly – don’t leave them in the car
even for a few minutes, not even in the shade.
• Take care of walking dogs on tarred roads or pavements,
the surfaces are rough and too hot for their paw pads.
• Early morning or late afternoon is best for walking.
• Take birds inside during the heat of the day and keep them
out of the draft.
• Keep your dog on a leash. Ask if the other
person’s dog is friendly before allowing your
dog and yourself to approach.
• Have some kind of identification on your pet
– with a contact details.
• Pick up after your pet, and be mindful of
situations that may happen suddenly.
Theresa Van Der Linde – Animal/Human healer and communicator