This journal entry continues from Day 8, where I was contacted by an animal after my first connection because my heart was open, even though I wasn’t prepared to have a dialogue. I couldn’t turn my back on an animal in emotional pain, so allowed him to talk with me in the hopes his pain would be lessened. Also, even though I said no, he didn’t go away. Sometimes I get irritated by this, but other times I see it as though it comes with Purpose, with a capital P. That’s how I read this. ❤️
At the end of the conversation, the Universe and my guides came in to explain whether, as I’d wondered, I’d done enough to help. They explained it’s up to each of us whether we want to connect with an animal’s family and what purpose we believe it would serve. Sometimes we may choose to intervene, and other times listening with compassion is enough. That’s what happened here. I was shown that the outcome of any discussion would result in anger, denial, resistance, and would not improve the home life, so it would have a lose-lose interpretation. If this were happening locally, within my physical reach, I could’ve made another choice, but here this was not an option. Even with this reassurance, I still felt like maybe I hadn’t done my best, something I fear when I’m unable to change someone’s trajectory and really want to help.
So I asked God, “Did I do enough?” The answer came, “Of course! Your boundaries were crossed. The decision to reply was always yours to make, as it is for everyone. Your response was perfect for this environment. You chose to watch, listen, learn, allow, have faith, and do what you could to love a being you perceived as needing ‘help.’ If you were called to more, you would know. I promise you that.”
I sort of forgot the part about my boundaries being crossed. Because this happens sometimes with my spiritual connections, I’m slowly learning when to accept an interaction and when to decline. It’s okay to do that, as I mentioned in another journal entry, and important things often need repeating. 😊
Of course, even when things are hard (or hard for us to hear, see, or know about), at the soul level, everything’s playing out perfectly. It doesn’t always make it easy to accept when we can’t see that part of the equation, though, does it? Finding acceptance, trying to be aware yet nonjudgmental, and remembering we have human values and complexities too is a tricky balancing act. Do you agree?
When I checked in a couple of days later with this animal, his energy was different. I no longer intuited his shame or self-derogatory feelings. I asked him how he feels, and he replied, “Happy. I know now who I am. Thank you,” with a smile and more peace. I asked, “Who are you?” He said simply, “Love.”
As a personal postscript to this entry, I have to say that when I was readying this to share, I had another insight. Going back to a prior entry, I remembered sometimes our interpretations are not exactly as things are in this reality. In real life, the imagery may be a visual guide to this animal’s deep pain at being treated with disrespect. He may have been yelled at, scooted out of the way, or picked up and moved, and his sensitivity allowed him to interpret this as though he’s being “kicked around.” It’s easy to identify with this view if you’ve ever had anyone take their pain out on you or if you get confused by human behavior (ummm…who doesn’t?). Sometimes there’s more than one right answer and it takes some help to get to the higher and actual realities.
You are helping animals simply by listening and being there for them to express their feelings or tell you what they want known. As hard as it feels sometimes, you aren’t required to help, involve yourself, try to change their situations, or do anything. The gift is in connecting. If more is required, you’ll know. Trust yourself. You can ask your higher power to help, you can send healing energy or love, you can ask the animal for guidance, or anything else that feels right for you.
I didn’t want this experience, but I’m glad it happened. While initially resistant, I overwhelmingly felt love for this beautiful being and watched magic happen for him behind the scenes. Whether it translates into this reality in his other actions, I don’t know. I do know a higher purpose is being served. I hear that and believe it.
Message from God to YOU: “Thank you for your part in helping humanity heal. It is always a gift.”
© 8/9/16 by Angel-Rose Coen.
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