Getting present with your animals

It took me a while to realise just how powerful it can be to get present with an animal. At first you could be forgiven to think someone who was getting present with an animal was just staring into space next to their pet. You’d probably think they were a bit odd and needed help! The fact is, it can be incredibly healing for both the animal and the human.

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So what is, and how do you get present?

It probably helps if you have ever meditated before, but in essence it’s incredibly simple to begin with. By taking your thinking level down you begin to slow the mind and body. We all have that monkey chatter in our minds that stops us from finding that peaceful state within, but by getting present we can tune it out. And what we’re left with is magic. Inner peace is something so powerful, so healing to your mind, body and soul that it’s a shame the whole world doesn’t do it!

Try sitting next to your animal friend and just focussing on your breath. Closing your eyes may help to shut off external stimuli too. Just bring your awareness to your breath and follow it. Eventually you will still the mind and that is being present. You are not thinking of the past or the future. You are just in the present – here and now. You are BEING with your animal friend, in a sacred space.

Try it and see how they react during and after. It will bring a closer relationship to you and your pet and doing it regularly will bring a deep healing for you both. It works with all animals and you will realise after a while what can be achieved in that space of purity, far from the stresses and stimulus of our everyday lives.

Take real time with your pet and just BE with them. Let me know how you get on x

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2 thoughts on “Getting present with your animals

  1. Thank you for this Jason, I applied what you said and got instant good results. Must say that I’m often a highly strung person ( and could probably do with some regular physical de-toxing too – I mean, due to the environment we live in ), and our kitty Shandy always knows when either of us ( partner or me ) are un-happy or grumpy or angry / annoyed. He doesn’t like it one bit. I tried being just “with him” as you said, and he stayed close to me and I could feel we trusted each other.

    Thanks for following my blog and re-blogging. I haven’t communicated with animals as you have, due to the above-mentioned perhaps, but now I have more inner peace, hopefully I will. 🙂

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    • Thanks for taking the time to comment and letting us know about your experiences with the present moment! Great to hear you did well on the first go, keep it up and it will only get better. I only came across your blog yesterday but love it – I’d recommend it to anyone reading this!

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