We are all familiar with the statement, “The squeaky wheel get the grease.” It is an American saying that conveys the idea that the loudest problems are the ones most likely to get attention. Whether it is the screaming child or the painful knee, whatever is making the largest ruckus will get our attention. This is a great natural response. If our pet is suddenly screaming, we want to drop what we are doing and see what is happening. Otherwise, the attention that we were giving the book we were reading might not give way to the pet emergency.
We need to dig a bit deeper to understand the importance of our laser-sharp attention. We have created this ability and it serves us well, but without knowing, we have turned it over to an unruly guide. Imagine that you have this beautiful new Tesla automobile. It not only drives like a dream but it doesn’t even have a motor that you can hear. You love driving that car around. It performs just as you like. Now, imagine that you have given control of this wonderful automobile to the village scaredy cat. When he is driving, he is so neurotic at every potential problem, he slams on the brakes every time he thinks something is going to happen. Now, your Tesla has been turned into a driving nightmare.
We were given a wonderful, evolved intellectual mind that enables us to perform rational thinking in a very productive manner. Within that function, is our alarm system that responds to the squeaky wheel. But, while we weren’t looking, we created our ego-mind, which we formed so that we could pick and choose what we desire and what we fear. Because our ego-mind is mostly based on fearful reactions and trying to prevent them, for most of us, it has taken control of our intellectual mind. Sort of like the scaredy cat driving our Tesla.
The ego-mind is constantly taking our attention and focusing on what is bad or what might be coming in the next moment that may harm us, emotionally or physically. Over time, we no longer realize this and our days are mostly fear-driven. This is not only mentally exhausting but very destructive.
Not only does laser focus help us with problems that need immediate attention but it also focuses us on our perceived reality. The universal laws respond to our laser focus similar to our conscious response to a problem. What we believe, we perceive. What we perceive, we create. What we create we experience in our reality. If we spend most of our time under the control of the fearful ego-mind searching for problems, then we will create a reality that will prove to us that our world is fearful. This is how energetic law works.
How does this apply to health care for ourselves and our pets? The same way. If I have a pet that has chronic pain in his hip joint that causes him to limp, that is likely where I will place my focus. This is good if the pain just occurred and needs to be addressed, but it is not good if the pain has become chronic and we keep focusing on it. When we apply our laser-focus on the painful leg, and react to it negatively, then we create an energetic request to the universe that we want to create in our reality a painful leg and it happens. That that we give attention, we give energy.
Rationally thinking, if our pet has a painful leg and we have been addressing it, why do we give it so much attention? Because our conditioned ego-mind is always looking for a problem. There are about 3 trillion positive happenings in the pet’s body that are being ignored by the ego-mind while it focuses on the painful hip joint. The pet is breathing precisely the number of times that is required to get enough oxygen to the cells to survive. The other three legs are working normally and assisting the painful leg and so on. You see where I am going with this? We automatically focus on what is not working properly instead of what is working properly.
If we would be aware of what we are doing and re-focus our attention on what is working normally, then the painful leg would start to improve. It doesn’t mean all the time, it just means that you give more attention to what is healthy than what is not healthy. Again, it is a universal law of subtle energy. What you believe, you perceive and if you are focused and believe on the healthy parts of your pet, you will create a reality that proves to you that your pet is healthy.
Start being aware of where you are placing your attention. Notice that it is mostly looking for something wrong. Catch yourself when you do this and change your attention to something positive. If your pet, or yourself, has an ongoing problem, spend most of your attention focused on what is positive instead of negative about your health and this will change for the better. Universal law guarantees it.