It’s 6 a.m. I’m getting up to go to the bathroom and I’m still half asleep. I place my left foot slightly into my slip-on-sandal shoes. There’s a pause as I feel something wet there. I slowly move the tips of my toes out of the shoe and fully open my eyes. I then see that my cat, Thomas, had thrown up a clear, liquid substance in my left shoe. He has not done this before. I was angry!
I know that the way to understand the lesson your animal is teaching you is to observe what kind of emotions and feelings come up over their demeanor, behaviors, or their health. I tried my best to keep my cool by observing that anger. It seemed to work until my not-so-cool words came out of my mouth asking him about this.
Just the look on his face especially his concerned yet sweet eyes helped settle me down. I was surprised that I was able to get why he had done this. Why was I surprised? It’s because being half asleep and angry are not the best state to get an answer from your animal.
The message he gave me came quickly. It first came as a thought then as an image of me soaking my feet (clear liquid in shoe = foot soaking). Then as a short sentence from him, “I like this for you.” It all fell into place what was the lesson.
So what is the lesson…it is how important it is to take care of myself. He is teaching me that he can feel a positive difference in me when I foot soak and when I do not. He knew that I had not been doing this for awhile. I then realized my anger was not at him but it was for me not giving myself this self care.
So it’s been about two weeks since this happened and I have been very mindful to follow through with Thomas’ suggestion. I can report that so far no more clear liquid in my shoe! This is what it is like working with your animal at the soul level. I have come to appreciate him at such a deeper level knowing he is supporting me in being my best.
Love, Light, and Happy Trails!
p.s. I also checked in with Thomas to see if there was some health situation that was triggering his throw up. What I felt was his stomach was unsettled and he connected me back to this happening when I do not foot soak!