Animal Spirit Guides: Do Our Pets Heal Us?

Animal Spirit Guides - Do Pets Heal Us

Many people know that having a pet has tangible health benefits. Pets have not only given us meaningful companionship, but also have been proven to help lower blood pressure.

But is it possible that our dear animal companions have also been healing us in other ways? Could your cat, dog, gerbil or fish be an animal spirit guide or energy healer, or perhaps help you with your emotions directly? Here’s what I know from my experience.

Animals are sensitive to energy. They sense changes in their living environment and also in your energy. That means that they know what you are feeling. They also can sense or read the energy of your thoughts.

How I learned this is through observation of my own cats. When Miso was alive, my husband often pointed out that her health and emotions mirrored my own. I wondered if that was because she was energetically “helping” me by absorbing some of my emotions.

Chowder is my other cat. He has an intuitive sense about when to come and snuggle with me. Recently, I have been feeling unsettled by seeing what’s really going on in the world. I’ve also noticed that Chowder has been laying next to me with his back against mine so that our solar plexus chakras touch.

This has only been happening over the last couple of weeks – same time as I’ve been really contemplating these worldly things and feeling unsettled. As our solar plexus chakras touch, I feel very comforted and calm.

Last night something even more out of character happened. Chowder lay down beside me, and placed his paw right in the center of the palm of my hand. He just left it there.

Now Chowder is one that usually doesn’t like his paws being touched, let alone held. But what really struck me was the incredible amount of heat coming from his paw.

At first I was concerned wondering if he was feeling okay. But then I noticed how his paw felt like it was burning through my hand, and I felt the energy connection. I realized that he was channeling healing energy. It almost felt like an attunement.

All the while he was purring…and after a few minutes, the heat subsided and I moved my hand out from under his paw. Chowder had given me a healing.

I truly believe that animals are naturally in tune with energy and have an open channel to the divine. We discount their intelligence, feelings, and spirituality because of our view of them as “resources”, or less evolved than us “superior” humans.

Here’s an experiment for you to try with your pet. Try to telepathically talk to your pet. Ask a question, and then perceive. Perceiving means:

    – seeing an image that comes to you in your imagination
    – hearing a word or phrase pop in your head, just like a thought (you may even hear it in your own voice)
    – feeling an emotion or physical sensation in your body
    – or just knowing what your pet is trying to tell you

These are all ways that your intuition can help you communicate with your pet. It doesn’t matter if you are talking to a cat, dog or fish. They are all intelligent and are aware of themselves.

Our pets have unconditional love for us. Energy healing is one of the many ways that they care for us.

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Selina Khan, Toronto Psychic Medium and Reiki Master
About the Author: Selina Khan

I'm a Psychic Medium and Reiki Master serving Toronto, Oakville, and worldwide. I help spiritual seekers & open-minded people get clarity, find meaning, and develop their own intuitive abilities so they can live up to their true spiritual potential and life purpose.

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  • Leisa Peacock December 3, 2011, 8:46 am

    Hi Selina, I love that you just brought this up as it so happens that I was having trouble breathing last night as I have been constantly coughing due to a cold/flu and my one cat who doesn’t necessarily cuddle too often came right up and laid upon my chest and also outstretched his paws to cover part of my throat and I know for sure he was giving me healing energy to help calm down my chest and throat. I agree they really are amazing beings!

  • linda June 3, 2016, 4:30 pm

    I had a quick dream that My recent past dog dropped his toy at my foot and pawed up my leg like when he was a pup. I didn’t think about it till later in the day and now I think it was him letting me know he ok and playing. He wasn’t alone. Someone named Amanda was with him. Is this a real message? I believe it. Is this how it happens?

  • Selina Khan June 6, 2016, 11:44 am

    Hi Linda,

    Yes it’s one of the ways that they can come visit us. Dreams are easiest for spirit as when we are sleeping our active minds are quiet. These dreams tend to have a different quality to them where they seem very vivid or real. It’s nice that your dog came through to tell you he is happy. Thanks for sharing this with us!


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