If you have recently asked for help, guidance and protection from angels and/or spirit guides, you might notice your pets acting rather odd. Perhaps they seem agitated, nervous, or extra loving to you. Maybe they look confused or seem extra needy. You might even find them staring at you with questioning eyes, almost as if to say, “Hello? What do you want me to do here?” If they continue to receive no guidance from you, they may soon exhibit signs of frustration, even though you find nothing wrong.
(The Annunciation, by animal lover Leonardo da Vinci)
Under the circumstances, such behavior actually makes sense. When you “invite” or “invoke” help and visitations from angels, animal spirits and other spirit guides, you probably don’t “see” such beings surrounding you. Indeed, most people admit that seeing an angel would make them question their sanity! Even those who want to see something before believing in it, often secretly prefer clairaudient messages to clairvoyant ones. Seeing spirits scares or at the very least unnerves most people, and so humans usually opt to remain in third dimensional reality. We can “talk” to angels and ask them for protection, but we don’t usually mean sitting down to tea together! Pets, on the other hand, make fewer distinctions. When angels or other spirit guides start hanging around you, your animal friends take notice.
In coaching people who communicate with angels and spirit guides, I often end up helping them calm their pets. I ask them to imagine how they would feel if they suddenly saw Archangel Raphael sitting in their kitchen. The response tends to go something like this:
“Wow! That would be cool. Well, cool, but also kind of scary. I mean, seeing an angel. Well, that’s not something I can really tell my friends about. That’s why I’m so glad I have you. I mean, I can tell you that, but if I didn’t have someone like you to talk to, then I might start to wonder if I’m crazy. Or maybe I’d convince myself I didn’t really see what I thought I saw.”
“So … you wouldn’t just sit down and have a chat with Raphael?”
“Um, well, I think I might be too afraid until I talked to someone about it. Like I said, I think I’d try to convince myself I hadn’t seen it.”
“What if you kept seeing Raphael, along with several other angels and all of your spirit guides? You know, your eagle, deer and cougar spirit friends?”
“Um … Well, that’s where I’m really glad I have someone like you in my life because I know we could talk about it, and I’d probably realize it’s a really good thing, and I asked them to come and they’re helping me.”
“Hmmm … so talking and processing with someone would help you to recognize these visitations as blessings instead of scary?”
“What if I told you your cat/dog/turtle/lizard/bird/rabbit/horse friend doesn’t have your list of visual restrictions and actually sees some or all of your angels and spirit guides?”
“Wow, I never thought of that.”
“And have you been communicating with your little friend, letting him or her know you invited these folks and that they’re here to help?”
“Well, can you see why your little friend might wonder why you don’t see these visitors and wonder whether s/he should bark/meow/hide/squawk/announce their presence? When you look at your pets with a blank stare, they start wondering if they’ve lost their minds!”
“Oh, my goodness! I never thought of that! Can you talk to them?”
“Yes, of course, I’ll tune in for a moment, but they’ll also want to know that you invited these spirits. When they start acting odd, just reassure them and treat them the way I respond to you when you tell me something ‘too weird to tell anyone else.’ You don’t need words so much as compassionate understanding of your friend. Let them know how much you love them and that you invited Raphael or Michael into your life and home. Let them know that the spirit of the cougar gives you courage and helps you walk in your truth. …”
As we continue talking, most people realize that their animal friends have just given them another spiritual blessing: a confirmation of answered prayers. When you ask for angelic or spiritual assistance and you feel better but your pets act strange, consider their behavior another message from your guides: “We have heard your cries and we’ve come to help. Your pet is not barking/hissing because s/he senses our kind intentions, but yes, s/he sees us. We are here as you requested.”
If, after giving your animal friend extra compassionate understanding, you still find their behavior unusual or frustrated, feel free to schedule a session to see what other factors might be at play. The angels may have spoken to them on your behalf, or perhaps your animal friend just wants to share some extra support for you. In any case, whenever you ask, then God, the angels, spirit guides and even your little friends respond. You can expect it.
Because you are loved.