Animals are special beings here on earth! They do, they are. They are often taken for granted. Examples of people whose mission is animals are Jane Goodall (chimpansees), Dian Fossey (gorillas) and Cesan Millan (dog whisperer). They all show us the natural behavior of animals on TV and teach us how to interpret it. In this way, we can gain more insight into animal behavior and we can allow animals to become close to us. We learn to treat animals in the right way.
Do animals exist that aid healing?
Last year, at the request of my husband and children, a cat came to live in our house. I thought it would be good for the children to learn about dealing with animals, something I had never learned myself. And what happened? The cat often climbs onto my lap to let me relax. I often feel a kind of sensation in my body. The cat is then helping me with anxieties, sadness or worries. Extraordinary!
Last year, I went to a horse coach, who challenged me to stop by. I’d already been invited twice by other horse coaches (coincidence!), which I had politely declined. Way too much confrontation, I expected! When I began to see horses everywhere, in pictures, in fields, on horse trailers on the road, I surrendered. I opened myself up to being coached by horses. Once in the field and with trembling knees, the horses, all four of them, first went to their “sleeping area”. With one free space exactly in the middle of them. With my coach’s encouragement, I went to stand in between the horses. A giant step! I immediately became very tired and even sat down on the ground (see photo). And that although I was actually afraid of horses! Once on my knees, I realized how tired I was from working so hard and how nice it would be if I accepted some support. I leaned on the horse’s leg next to me and felt how big and strong the horse was. Hey, it would be all right for me to lean on others. It won’t be too much for them! This was a revelation to me: I don’t have to do it all on my own!
Can animals feel your feelings?
Animals know exactly what’s going on inside of you. Incredible! They connect with your feelings. Dogs come to you when you need to be comforted. Cats force you to calm down by sitting on your lap, and horses mirror you. If you are open to it, animals can be your clearest teachers and your growth will take a huge leap!
Animal missions and the MIR-Method
Step 9 of the MIR-Method, “Clarify mission”, is about your mission, your life path. Are you curious about whether your mission is with animals? Look at these examples. Maybe they will inspire you to do something with it!
1. You are attracted to animals.
2. You understand animals and often know what they need.
3. A pet means a lot to you. You like taking care of it and you consider it to be part of your family.
4. Hugging or touching animals gives you a feeling of happiness.
Missions with animals have many fun approaches. I’ll name a few. Is there something here below that really speaks to you? Take it seriously! It could just be your mission!
1. You allow others to ride your horse.
2. You cuddle daily with your pet and intensely enjoy the love that you feel.
3. You use your animal to coach children.
4. You are concerned about the welfare of animals and like to take care of them.
5. You go to a home for the elderly with your dog so they can enjoy it for a while.
6. You draw and make portraits of animals.
7. You work with animal rescue.
8. You find it fascinating that animals can learn certain behavior.
9. You coach people using your pet.
10. You are dedicated to improving the living conditions of animals.
11. You go to hospitals with your pets so the sick children there can cuddle with them.
12. You’re a photographer and take pictures of animals.
13. You train dogs in preparation for being trained to become seeing-eye dogs.
14. You work as a volunteer in animal shelter.
15. You work in a pet shop.
16. You coach people about their fear of animals.
17. You help people to train their pets.
18. You are an animal whisperer and explain the behavior of animals to people.
19. You take care of beautiful birds and allow others to enjoy them.
20. You take stray animals in to your home and take care of them.
21. You train dogs for the early detection of diseases.
22. You make music videos and add animal noises to them.
23. You devote yourself to the prevention of the extinction of endangered species.
24. You make photos of your pet and post them on the Internet.
25. You go to schools with your pets to tell children about them.
In what direction does step 9 of the MIR-Method take you?
If you do the MIR-Method, it will slowly but surely become clear to you what exactly suits you. If it has something to do with animals, then you will experience more of that, seemingly by coincidence. My wish for you is that you find your mission and once you have, that you be aware of how important it is for you and for other people that you continue to live your mission.
What is your animal mission? Can you come up with more missions with animals? I’d love to read about it! Please let me know below. Thank you!
Good luck with your animal mission!
Greetings, Mireille Mettes
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