Scientists have found that what could be termed ‘a shocked response’ is registered in plants when a fly is killed in their vicinity. Further studies have shown that they recoil when in the presence of someone who viciously rips a plant to pieces, even months after the occurrence. This and more is documented in The Secret Life of Plants, by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.
Animals are likewise empathically bonded to those who are regularly in their vicinity. In treating an animal’s symptoms, they cannot be divorced from the consideration of unresolved issues or pathology in the lives of their caregivers.
The conclusion is simple. If you want your animals to thrive, they need to be in the presence of life- enhancing attitudes and emotions. Shallow, unexamined lives of those who refuse to have fruitful experiences that yield insights produce walled up tumors. If this does not happen in themselves, it could occur in the empaths that love them – their animals.
If the owner feels victimized, animals become prone to injury or attacks by other animals. The rage or boredom of an owner can be heard in the bark of his dog. His resistance to life and his environment will produce an acidic body pH, not only in the owner but in his pet. This is a fertile environment for arthritic and other disease symptoms.
Let us therefore examine the language of pain in ourselves before it manifests in the innocent creatures around us. In clearing our lives of that which no longer serves, let us assist them to maintain the purity of their bodily systems that is their natural state. At all times, just as we would with our children, let us give responsible consideration to the choice of those entrusted with the care of the animals we love.