The bond between a pet and his/her caretaker is often deep. Animals resonate with us in a profound way that few humans can. They love unconditionally and are constantly doing service for us in ways we often do not recognise. We may feed them, groom them, take them to the vet for shots, and in return they soothe our souls in a subtle way.
Start to keep A Pet Gratitude Journal
Write a list of things you appreciate about your pet, then look at your pet and read this list to him or her.
Go to sleep and let your heart fill with gratitude.
Start to imagine and dream together
This is done by spending some silent time with your pet before bed time, take some time to imagine your pet as a soul inhabiting an animal body. Ask this soul to visit your dreams and start communicating with you. In the morning make a note of any dreams you may have had.
Try to see life from your pets point of view
At a time when no one else is around, turn off the phone and remove as many outer distractions as possible. You are creating a place where you can spend quality quiet time with your pet.Lie on the floor or get to eye level with the animal. Reflect on what it is like to see the world from your pet’s perspective. From this viewpoint, observe what your pet might experience while looking at you or other human and animal family member
Meditate, Pray and Relax
Many animals instinctively know how to relax and let go, making them natural meditators. During a time when your pet is resting, try sitting in a quiet room with the animal nearby or on your lap.
Take a few deep breaths. Close your eyes. Stay in a soothing inner space of love, peace, and harmony for five or ten minutes. Silently pray with your heart open to receive blessings. Meditate or pray at the same time every day.
Always Forgive and Forget
One of the most frequently mentioned benefits of having pets is the unconditional love that they give. How many of us remember to return that love unconditionally?
Next time your pet makes a mistake, use the spiritual practice of loving without conditions.
Truly feel the words as you say to them: “I love you – no matter what.”