Most of us are born our beautiful authentic selves, with everything we need to develop into loving and flourishing adults. Society quickly teaches us that this is not acceptable. Little by little, we relinquish our true selves and adopt ways of being that align with our caretakers’ wishes. In time, we can feel disconnected from ourselves and others because we are no longer honoring our inner wisdom.
Being true to our personality, values, and spirit, regardless of the pressure we are under to act otherwise, can feel challenging. It takes courage and intention. Sadly, many never find their way back home.
Reclaiming my authentic self has been a long journey with many detours. Embracing a deep love and respect for animals as the essence of who I am, allows me to co-create with the universe from a place of integrity and power. It gives me the freedom to fulfill my life’s purpose as a voice for the animals.
Sometimes we fail to see when our pets are expressing their authentic selves. Their barking, jumping, scratching, or peeing may be a way of communicating joy, excitement, or protection. We can misunderstand the reasons for their behavior and even take it personally. Often there is a middle ground that gives our animals the freedom of self-expression while also respecting our boundaries. Communication and a willingness to explore with the intention of understanding can make all the difference here.