Imagine that you want to grow some healthy, organic veggies in a garden. The first thing you must consider is the health of the soil that you will be planting your seeds. If the soil is healthy and you do your job with supporting the plants, you will likely succeed. If your soil is contaminated, then no matter what you do, the veggies will not be healthy and your efforts will have been for naught.
We all know the old proverb, “You reap what you sow.” This is particularly vital and so often overlooked when it comes to dealing with serious health issues with our pets. This fundamental process is universal law and will always express itself.
I have so many pet caretakers who contact me saying that they are desperate to help their pets with its illness. I see posts every day on FB pages and chat sites that state, “I hate this illness. This horrible disease. Dealing with this makes me miserable.” I can tell you now, if this is how you feel about your pet’s illness, you are trying to plant an organic garden in a toxic soil.
There is also an old spiritual saying that is actually the truth. This experience is happening for me, not to me. If we could only be open to this Truth, it would change our lives. I am reminded of the story that my HayHouse colleague, Kris Carr tells. Kris was diagnosed with malignant cancer as a young woman. She was given a short time to live even with treatment. Kris went into a deep depression, blaming life for her problem. She told herself, “Why do my kids have to grow up without a Mother? Why is this happening? I do not deserve this,” and many other stories she told herself that caused painful emotions and deep depression.
Some time went by and one day she decided enough was enough. If this is what Life had to offer her, then she was going to make the best out of it. She changed her attitude, found peace and joy in each remaining moment that she had with her family. She found unconditional love in every moment, refusing to give in to conditional responses that would have been so easy to do. In time, she got better and the cancer went away. It has been years now and she is still healthy and happy. She wrote her book about how cancer was the best thing that ever happened to her.
When our pet is sick we have two responsibilities. One is to provide the best care possible for them. That is our responsibility as a pet caretaker. The other is to provide that care from a source of unconditional love, meaning, “I love you no matter what happens.” That is our responsibility as a loving human being. We accept what Life has presented to us and decide to approach this experience with a loving attitude instead of a fearful one. We choose to spend each moment with our pet with unconditional love. If we do, our garden may produce a wonderful, healthy expression of that heartfelt mindset.