Have You Fed Your Animal?

“Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.” – Nadine Gordimer (Image: Office.com)

by Sandi Martinez

You may be thinking that I’m talking about your dog, horse, cat, rabbit, or?  But I’m not.  I’m talking about your ‘inner animal’.  You might even envision ‘caveman’ days when the mighty force of primal men and women ruled the day… what day?  Did they even understand the concept of time?  What was a day to these primal individuals?

And we can continue to go far back in time, but that’s not the point of this entry.  Alright, so you may ask, what IS the point?  To connect to the deepest part of yourself – in an age, when highly technological advances are being made on a daily basis, where has our inner being submerged?  What is our inner being, and is that why ultimately you are being drawn to become an animal practitioner – because in connecting and opening to our animal-counterparts, you open a path of love and healing back to yourself?  In a world where everything moves so fast, our communications can become muted, distanced, and mechanized.  Text, IM, video messaging, gosh, what am I missing?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an inner peace, and quiet, that allows us to come back home to ourselves – to who we really are – to reach out and touch each other?

I’d like to be clear; I am not insinuating that these technological advances are in anyway ‘bad’, nor is there a negative spin on my intention to achieve clarity.  I simply want to ask, ‘have you fed your animal’?  Deep down inside, we’re all connected.  We don’t need little or big machines to point the way back to each other.  And in the same regard, we don’t need fancy fixes to find our way back to ourselves.  We merely need remember one thing; the light of our soul burns as bright as ever and all we need is faith, belief, and hope, that all is not lost in lightning-fast technology.  We can achieve meaningful and heartfelt connection energetically too; for the sake of healing ourselves, each other, and our animal friends, is this a worthy goal, worth the self-sacrifice of achieving this?

So when I ask again, have you fed your animal (your soul in its most raw form)?  Will you refer to the inner, deepest part of yourself, unspoiled by outside influences; illuminated by your soul, the very essence of who you are?  Or, will you refer to a past long-forgotten; a place in time, a history forged by humanity; a masked rendition of the many concepts of the existence of how we came to be?