Sometimes I struggle with recognizing what to do if I hear something in a channeled connection I don’t want to know. 😒 Someone posted a photo of their animal in a group, asking for a reading because their animal was having new “behavior problems.” As soon as I looked at the animal (this photo is not him), I thought, “Oh, what a SWEET-looking (animal)!”
You can imagine my surprise when he said, “I’m a bad boy.” I thought I must’ve heard wrong, so I stared at his photo, made contact, and asked, “Why would you say that?” Again, his sweetness shined through him and he sadly shared, “It’s all my fault.”
I asked, “What can we do to help you?” He answered, “I deserve to be punished.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! My heart broke. I could sense him and wondered why an animal would feel such shame? Something felt very wrong here, especially because his face and pure energy didn’t match what he was saying. I didn’t want to give a reading that felt wrong, and at that point, I didn’t want to tell his “mom” any of this! Who wants to be the bearer of bad news? I tried to put it out of my head. I hadn’t responded publicly, so this exchange was only between him and me. I thought this was the end, but…
The Heart Speaks the Loudest
As I was getting ready for bed, I was called back. I couldn’t escape this innocent-looking animal. My heart wouldn’t let me. Finally, I mentioned this to my husband. He offered that if the animal’s family takes their aggressions out on him, the animal could mistakenly believe he deserves the “punishment” because he’s heard it so often. It could become his “truth.” I didn’t want to think about this because it hurt too much, even though I knew it made sense. People get confused. Why not animals?
I’ve explained to God many times that I’m not the right one to deal with crises or difficult abuse situations. As an empath, it overwhelms me and I feel like I can’t give my best. Although I can separate myself intellectually well enough to help, it doesn’t feel good. There are many people who are great at working with issues like this, just like I’m great at working with many other things! We have different preferences, and it took many years to understand and let myself accept this is okay and anticipated by the Universe as a higher way of seeing life. Why not play to our strengths? ❤️
That night, though, as I continued getting ready, he wouldn’t leave me. Almost against my will, because I’d already stated to the Universe that I didn’t want to give a reading to his mom, he came forward and begged me to have a conversation with him. I didn’t want to turn my back. It’s hard for me to ignore the pain of others.
He wanted to show me what his life is like. He said, “He gets really mad,” and I saw him being kicked repeatedly by a man. This was not his fault! He was being abused and somehow believed he was responsible, just like what happens in abuse situations among humans. They take on the attitudes of those around them. Without someone to offer the opposite healthy approach or view, how would anyone know that another way to see things exists?
As I worked with him, the Universe/God assisted with much of the conversation. He learned how to change his attitude and thoughts and how to let his people know who he is. He was happier by the end, felt glad to have had an outlet to share, receive Divine support, and know better ways to connect with his feelings in the future. He came up with the changes himself. I watched him do it, while God helped, but I was mostly observing. Although this was painful, the Universe helped us the whole way through.
Where Do You Fit in the Equation?
What made this extra difficult were my own feelings about it all. Here’s an innocent, loving being living in a painful, purportedly abusive situation. Was I supposed to talk to his people about it? Am I just a translator or receiver of information? Do I merely listen or observe? What role do I play?
This is an important factor in doing any type of soul work, spirit and animal communications, or whatever you do or want to call it. Luckily, I had help deciphering this, because if it were up to me, it would’ve been MUCH harder to navigate. This is where the Universe and my guides come in handy. 😏
To be continued…
© 8/8/16 by Angel-Rose Coen.