Feeling Safe is Central to the Health and Well-Being of Your Pet:
Give Your Pet this Special Gift of Safety
Recently because of so many important destiny-changing decisions my husband and I had to make, I was feeling very nervous and off-center. Because of this time of uncertainty, when it felt as though we were besieged with challenges, I was also not feeling very safe and protected. As I now have more perspective, I see that the many challenges Spirit was putting on our path were just a way to insistently get our attention and force us to move in a direction other than the one where we thought we should be headed.
It seems this is often the way God and the angels like to work with me. It’s probably the way they work with you too. I guess it’s why the phrase “We make plans and God laughs” is so oft repeated. Spirit shakes things up in your life, and amidst any darkness, Spirit eventually sends in the light to help restore calm and balance as you are shown a new vision for your highest good.
Amidst any darkness, Spirit eventually sends in the light to help restore calm and balance as you are shown a new vision for your highest good. Photo by Pete Crumpton from www.freeimages.com.
During these times when your world is rocked, Spirit longs for your faith to be strong and unwavering. That’s not always easy for most of us. When life becomes like a roller coaster, I have a tendency to go into fear and get kind of cranky with Spirit. Even as a child, I never really liked roller coasters. And I didn’t feel especially safe going slowly up that first big hill and then careening downward and zooming around on the seemingly fragile railings.
Even as a child, I never really liked roller coasters and never felt very safe on them. Photo by Vicky Johnson from www.freeimages.com.
When I get frightened, Spirit always sends me messages and signs, like the numbers 222, 444 and 555 that I have been seeing repeatedly in recent months. The number 222 means that I should maintain my faith and know that all will be well as Spirit is working hard for the highest good of all involved (http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/07/angel-number-222.html ).
The number 444 means that angels are all around me, reassuring me and validating the sacred path I am on (http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/09/angel-number-444.html.)
Number 555 is an omen for great changes and transformations ahead that might be challenging, but will be well worth the shift and effort. It affirms that all happens for a reason and to be prepared to release the old and open to embrace the new (http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/09/angel-number-555.html.)
During these times when my stomach feels as though it is dancing or that someone has sucker-punched me in my solar plexus, it is hard to feel safe, relaxed and creative. And it can be hard to maintain your faith as you feel you are plummeting into a sea of unpleasant life challenges.
It’s at those times that we are called to shift our thoughts and “Walk on Water.” The angels shared with me that so much of my life has been about “walking on water.” I did a very special meditation about it that you can listen to here.
When I am in fear and doubt, angels always send me repeated messages in the form of numbers and in other ways to let me know that all is well and always working out for my highest good. Photo by Carla Zwies from www.freeimages.com.
When you feel you are plummeting into a sea of unpleasant life challenges, it’s at those times that we are called to shift our thoughts and “Walk on Water.” Photo by Donna El Haber, 2014. All rights reserved.
What about our pets? What happens when their world is rocked in some way, whether they get sick, are attacked by another dog, are afraid of loud noises, thunder and fireworks? What happens when their world feels like a scary place, when a certain kind of person frightens them or they don’t feel safe going out on walks with you?
What happens when your dog’s world is rocked and he is exhibiting fear and no longer feels safe? What can you do? Photo by Benny Kronham from www.freeimages.com.
In my e-book, 25 Ways to Maintain a Happy and Healthy Dog, the fifth way is to do whatever you can to ensure that your dog feels safe. Here is a little of what I share:
“Feeling safe is central to the health and well-being not only of dogs, but of people too. If we do not feel safe in our homes or when we go out, when we interact with others, all else is secondary to finding ways to feel safe, whatever they may be. We cannot thrive if we don’t feel safe. Most of us could not really function well if we were in a constant state of fear or worry. It is the same for our dogs.”