What Can Humans Learn From The Animal Kingdom?
Our latest Guest Blog is by Dobie Houson. Dobie is an award-winning author, animal advocate, and animal communicator. Here she writes about what we can all learn from the Animal Kingdom.
What can the human learn from the animal kingdom? The answer may surprise you.
In 2009, I tragically lost my beloved German Shepherd, Blitz. Broken-hearted, I began to look for a new dog. And I started attending the rescue events hosted by a local german shepherd rescue. Soon I became a volunteer for them. And as I met different dogs during the rescue events, I began to understand the shock, pain, and sadness these abandoned dogs were coping with. Many had been relinquished by their families. Some had wandered the streets lost and alone for weeks only to be turned in to a shelter. Still others had endured horrendous abuse. But I knew I could help them heal. What I didn’t expect, is that in turn, these dogs would help me heal my own broken heart.
I am an animal communicator and I’ve been communicating with animals for more than a decade. My dear friend and teacher, showed me how to quiet and focus my energy and connect and communicate with animals on an intuitive level using their form of language—telepathy.
Telepathy is an intuitive ability and it’s like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it becomes. While some people view telepathy, or the ability to connect on the intuitive level and communicate through thought, as rare or unusual, it is a trait that each of us possesses. But most people don’t realize this or believe in it.
Every species on our planet is comprised of complex, sentient creatures who feel love, affection, pain, and joy. Just as humans do. Our companion animals are amazing beings who are as invested in their life goals and life direction as we humans are invested in ours. We could learn so much from them if only we were listening and paying attention.
As I met dog after dog in the rescue, I’d wrap my arms around them and acknowledge their fear. And I promised each one we’d find them a new home. Many of them begin to communicate with me, telling me their stories. Sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes humorous story, but always with an important message for the human race about hope, faith, courage, forgiveness and unconditional love. And I felt called to share their stories the world.
In my books Finding Forever and Four-Legged Wisdom, I share these awe-inspiring stories and their profound lessons. Readers are introduced to remarkable rescue dogs, including: strapping Spartacus, who illustrates the incredible beauty of opening a broken heart; Patience and Eve, both pint-sized and pregnant, who reveal the staggering power of friendship; and gentle, bunny-soft Annika, who teaches us the untold importance of being the change we want to see in the world.
Written to raise funds for animal rescues and sanctuaries, these books show us that animals can be our wisest but often our most overlooked and misunderstood teachers. You’ll journey into the hearts and minds of amazing animals and learn the valuable roles they play in their human’s lives.
These remarkable stories are about partnership, humor, healing, life, love, and needing one other. This book will touch your heart and open your mind to the gifts and lessons our animal companions bestow upon us every day.
Animals are wise and wonderful teachers. They show us, among other things, what it means to love fully, deeply, and unconditionally; to live without judgment; and to forgive even those who have hurt us most.
Today, I am a tireless crusader for animal rescue. As founder and executive director of Finding Forever, a foundation dedicated to raising money and awareness through writing and arts projects. Through my books, I have raised funds for numerous animal rescue groups, sanctuaries, and charities. And I hope to help many more.
I dream that one day there will be no abuse or neglect in our world. That one day there will be no puppy or kitty mills or backyard breeders whose only intent is profit rather than the welfare of the dogs. That one day animal rescue organizations and shelters will no longer need to exist.
For more information on Finding Forever please visit www.findingforever.org
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