Meditating With Animals
The fun part of working with animals, or having them in your life, is you just never know what they might do. Never a dull moment!
The internet and You Tube are filled with funny and crazy animal videos. With that in mind, I thought I might share with you what the 21-day Meditation Program was like for me behind the scenes.
(If you don’t already know, I am offering a 21-day Meditation with your Animals Program . I created it originally when the COVID-19 pandemic lock down began, to support you and your animal companions during the “challenging” time on earth. Back then we could not begin to comprehend the extent of the situation or that it would continue for as long as it has. There are several goals that I had when creating this program including; spending a moment each day with your animal companions, relaxing your physical body, quieting your busy and worried mind, creating a new routine, finding a moment of peace, and much more.)
I know that some of you stopped reading this when you got to the word MEDITATION!
Often people tell me, “I don’t DO that!” (meditation) Or “I don’t like that!”
I used to feel the same way. Boy have I totally changed my mind and my life, for the better I might add. 😉
I thought that there was only one kind of meditation or one way to meditate, sitting on the floor crossed legged chanting OM. I have a feeling that I would love that practice now, but I digress.
There are so many different ways to meditate.
Meditation is simply the act of breathing in and out while relaxing your body and quieting your mind. Meditation can be done sitting, standing and even walking.
For me, my ideal way of meditating is to BE in silence with an animal or animals.
My animal companions,along with many animal friends both domestic and wild, have taught me the how of medition. All you need to do is watch them and learn by their example.
Have you ever watched a feline while they are meditating? They are fully present and aware of their surroundings while at the same time fully relaxed and they usually have their eyes closed.
Our kitty Max was with me before, during and after this days live group meditation.
His sister Luna took one look at what Max was up to and decided she wanted to join the meditation in a quieter spot in the house.
Max had to have one more check on the world outside as a family of cardinals were singing in the azalea bushes by the window.
Max decided to help supervise me getting ready for the live ZOOM meditation meeting. Pen on floor game!
Max says it is really important to find the right spot to settle in for a deep meditation.
And finally the signal came from Max that it is time to begin.
He started without us!
I explained to him that I start at exactly 11am each morning. Of course that makes no sense to him. Why wait? NOW is always the best time. 😉
Meditation is BEING and listening. Try it now with your own animal companion/s and don’t forget to practice with wild animal friends. They will respond to you in a different way when you are quiet and BEING. Your heart will smile.
Below is an audio segment of the meditation that we practiced that day live. I hope you enjoy it…
I would love for you to join me in a daily meditation with your animal friends. You can join the program at any time. The program is FREE. Details and information are on the group platform.