I would like to share a dream I had a while back & wrote down because it felt so vivid. I am getting guidance from the animals that now is the time to share it.
In the dream I saw bears in a forest. The sun set and as it got dark there were bears with walls (they looked like castle walls) around their hearts and they had trouble seeing. Then I noticed other bears that had removed the walls around their hearts and their hearts were radiating so very bright that they were able to shine the light forward and lead the way for the other bears until they too were brave enough to tear down the walls around their hearts. There were big tall trees and they had fairy tale like doors that opened and had homes in them. The visuals were so beautiful of the hearts shining almost like stars or lanterns in the bears' chests, illuminating the dark forest path for all.
I wish I could paint it but for now I took a photo of a little jade bear I have in my meditation area that reminds me of Jarvis and when I posed him to take the photo these lovely rainbows came through the window -they are not photoshopped.
Have you had the experience where you are busily running around or frantically answering emails and your animal companion chooses that moment to insistently demand you stop what you are doing and play with them or snuggle?
This is our animal companions taking care of us. They can see our energy and when our systems become stressed - they want to help us because they love us so much and see it as their "job" to help us stay healthy.
My cat kids are very skilled at doing this. I'm not perfect and sometimes I'm trying to finish some work as they begin asking me to stop & slow down for a minute. If I don't stop quickly they will either turn up the volume or melt me with sweetness, but most of the time they get their way.
Here is an example in the photos above of Merlin keeping me outside extra long so he could lounge on my lap and I am so grateful. For a few moments I am fully in the now and feeling the sunshine with as much pleasure as he does. Gracie Belle goes as far as convincing me to actually lie down & snuggle her when she sees I need a short break.
I am beyond grateful for how beautifully they take care of me and our moments simply being together fill my heart with incomparable happiness.
On my recent trip to Portland, Oregon, I was filled with wonder seeing all the moss and ferns growing everywhere. The climate is different than ours in Georgia and I loved exploring the natural beauty there. I even felt like I wanted to press my face against a moss covered tree trunk to feel its softness. I didn't expect the message I received from one of the trees in a wildlife refuge I visited. He told me that energetically I carry a "message" from the trees that I know and love, the ones in our garden I connect with all the time. That all the trees (in the world) to some extent are aware of and communicate with others, (even really faraway ones) like the image in the movie Avatar where you see all the roots connecting. And if you love and connect with one, the other trees can sense it in your energy. This "energetic message" allowed trees (and plants) to more easily connect with me and they offered me their unique healing. They said that different types of nature/environments offer us distinct and unique kinds of healing. I wonder if this relates to how some humans feel much more comfortable in one particular area of the country/world than another.