One thing that’s always fascinated me is the idea of animal helpers and animal spirit guides. At what point did man as a species decide that the animals could help on more than just a menial work level, as with horses and dogs? What makes some better than others? Can we really explain why some dogs or cats can seem to sense things that are wrong with people, like in the case of epileptic seizures?
While scientists research such things, I’m going to ask a more basic question: Why were many animals, and cats especially, chosen as helpers? I admit, I’m interested in this because I have two feline companions, both of whom are always right at my side when I’m doing psychic work. I can hardly call them pets, because we take care of each other.
I’ve always had an affinity with animals of all sorts. My personal spirit guide is a raven, and they tend to show up anywhere I go. But the cats – they seem to have a level of intelligence and understanding that goes beyond simple instinct. My black one “speaks to me” every evening, discussing the day and not only understanding what I say, but “telling” me his thoughts. I find that when he is “speaking,” he’s actually projecting images. At first they were somewhat disconcerting, until I realized that they were from his point of view. (Imagine, if you will, seeing our world from the level of someone nine inches tall and furry.)
The main thing I notice is that they are always watching, always aware, even when they’re sleeping – and anyone who has cats knows that they sleep 90% of the time. And with that watching, they’re always protective. My grandmother’s cats were, and not just on a physical level. I will continue this in another blog, but for now, accept that they are here, and for the most part, if treated well, are friendly and helpful. Respect them as you would respect yourself and those around you.