What’s true for you when it comes to the animals in your life?
The reason I ask this is because we are influenced by so many outside sources that it can be easy to unconsciously abandon your own truth and agency for someone else’s.
So in honor of your equinox, go outside, take a moment to breathe in the fresh air and see the beauty of the earth. Pay attention to the singing birds, plant a seed (spring) or gather your harvest (fall). Listen for the stillness in your world. For in that moment, you in synch with your changing season.
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Your life changes as your animal pal's life changes, doesn't it? It's gradual, sometimes insidious. You've had your animal pal for years, you remember them as you first got them as a youngster, and the next thing you know they are standing in the center of the living room in the middle of the night, barking for you to come sleep on the couch so they won’t be alone.
When it comes to animal communication there’s a couple of pipe dreams floating in the air:
All animals are waiting with bated breath to have the chance to talk to us and share their message for our benefit
That learning to talk to the animals happens because of a single grand gesture on the human’s part
But is that all what it’s cracked up to be?
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Everyday Animism is a podcast I've been co-hosting with two extraordinary women, friends and colleagues, Brandice and Kelley. We started this podcast with the intention of exploring all things animism, particularly animism in everyday life.
In attempting to build right relationship with the animals we need to be aware of traps we can unwittingly fall into. While our intent may be to come from a place of right relationship, the impact of that intent may be harmful, even crippling and demeaning to the animals. This is because of the way we’ve been socialized to be human-centric.