Animals = Zen Masters?
My chiropractor, Tony and I had a great discussion this week,about the character of the relationship between animals and humans. He shows dogs and is very passionate about the animal-human connection, and he does chiropractic adjustments on both dogs and their owners at the dog shows he attends. He was saying that the dogs and humans mimic each other in their physical issues, so if the human limps a little on their right leg, the dog will do the same. Tony said than it affects the dogs performance at he show; the dog will be marked down for poor gaits if it mimics the owners gait, so his conclusion is that improving the human’s condition will enhance the dogs gait. I have seen the same thing with horses and humans, where the human will have a ineffective side that mimics the horses ineffective side. What a sacrifice the animal makes, in order to show their human that they have a physical issue that needs to be corrected.
So, its pretty easy to see how physically, animals mimic their humans, depending upon how much time they use together, and how bonded they really are. What about emotional issues? Do animals take on human characteristics, and do they empath their humans pain, do they heal the human? I think so. We can all think of examples of pets and how they resemble their humans attitudes.
My friend Mark holds the opinion that all animals are ascended masters. These masters no longer have the need to incarnate in a body, they are fully enlightened beings, and these beings have chosen to come into our life in animal form, because being an animal and giving up free will is their place of ultimate service, they are here to help humans evolve on their path. I agree with Mark. All animals, whether in the wild or domesticated, are here to work in concert with humans and the earth. For myself, this concept gives a whole new way of looking at animals and accepting their place in the world. It helps me to understand why animals come to be with us here on Earth.
Tony and I also discussed the fact that animals accept a chiropractic adjustment more easily than humans, and how this is due to the fact that the animals have less of an ego structure and will go back to their natural way of being whole and healthy more freely than do humans. If only we could just mimic our pets and use the ego less….what a great thing!
Perhaps our pets are showing us what we need to do with our ego and free will, essentially toss it and follow our intuition and spiritual guidance, exclusively. What do you think about this?