Your pet means the world to you; they are your best friend. You may also consider yourself a pet parent and feel guilty if you cannot spend as much time with your beloved pet during the day if you are working. Even if they are at a pet daycare, you may feel guilty that you are not the one spending precious time with your furry baby. Therefore, you may overcompensate by giving them too many table scraps or treats after you are home for dinner, which is not good for them.
The first thing to remember is not to feel guilty as you need to work or you have other reasons you cannot spend too much time with your pet all of the time. If you want to spend more meaningful time with your furry baby, consider incorporating rituals into the daily lives of your pet.
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The Importance of Pet Rituals
Why not consider incorporating a pet ritual daily? That will banish your guilt about not spending enough time with your dog or cat. Some excellent pet rituals include blessing ceremonies, meditation with your pet, or honoring your furry baby during seasonal celebrations. Those are some examples of rituals you can utilize with your pet to develop an esoteric connection and mutual understanding with your pet.
When you develop an esoteric connection with your pet, you can communicate with your pet better telepathically. That means you will intuitively sense what your pet needs from you. For example, you will immediately know why your pet is restless because it is hungry even though they had their full meal for the day.
You don’t want to overfeed them so that you can give them a few treats. Or, if your pet seems depressed, you will immediately know that they are not sick but bored, so there is no anxiety about having to take them to the vet. You will find an activity with them instead, such as playing fetch. Now, let’s discuss some rituals you can do with your pet, starting with meditation.
Meditation With Your Pet
One potent daily ritual you can do with pets is meditation. Meditating with your pet can help you center yourself better for the practice. You may wonder why meditation would be necessary for animals since humans don’t have complex thoughts, but the practice can also benefit them since it will be very calming. Not to mention, meditation for your pet can boost their moods.
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How can you do it? You will want to find a comfortable place in your home without distractions and bring your pet. You can use calming ambient music in the background or follow a guided meditation.
As you meditate and begin your breathwork, your pet will energetically feel the calmness from the session and center themselves with you. While you meditate, stroke your pet, which will add to the calmness of the session for both of you. If you meditate with your pet for 15 minutes daily, you will develop an extraordinary and unbreakable bond where you will telepathically communicate. You can find many guided meditations for your dog or cat on YouTube.
While you can meditate daily with your pet to build an esoteric connection with them, consider pet blessing ceremonies.
Pet Blessing Ceremonies
When you think of pet blessing ceremonies, you may immediately think of the religious ceremony of honoring your pets in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. But what if you are not Catholic or follow any organized religion, meaning that blessing your pet would not apply to you? The good news is that you can follow any religion and bless your pets. Suppose you do follow a religion, but you are not Catholic. In that case, your local church, synagogue, temple, or mosque will hold pet blessing ceremonies, as you will want to follow the news from their newsletter about upcoming pet blessing ceremonies.
However, you can conduct your pet blessing ceremony at home. You can do this daily as well. There is no wrong or right way to perform a pet blessing ceremony. You can conduct it at any time of the day, and it will only last for a few minutes. Before bed is an excellent time to do a pet blessing ceremony. An idea for one is placing your pet in front of you and reciting a prayer or an affirmation. Give thanks to your Higher Power or the Universe for providing you with the pets that bring you happiness and for them being your teacher by teaching you the value of unconditional love.
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After you recite your prayer or affirmation, you can give your beloved pet a small treat (unless you choose to do the ceremony before bed). You can add something more to a pet blessing ritual or leave it as reciting a prayer or affirmation with your pet. Pet blessing ceremonies are excellent for strengthening your bond with them, and your pet will intuitively know that you are blessing them, which will also deepen your connection with your pet. You can also honor your pets during seasonal celebrations.
Honoring Your Pets During Seasonal Celebrations
There are so many ways to honor your pets during seasonal celebrations. For starters, if you celebrate the eight Sabbats, whether pagan or not, you already know that feasts are associated with them. Therefore, you can include your beloved pet while feasting. While they are eating their pet food, you are enjoying yours. That is one easy way to do that.
Another way you can honor your pets during seasonal celebrations is by taking photographs with them. For example, place the seasonal eggs in a basket next to your pet for Ostara, take a picture, and frame it. Will your pet know you honor them by taking their pictures during seasonal celebrations? No, but they will intuitively know you are honoring them in your presence, which means everything to them.
Always take them on seasonal outings. For example, if you are celebrating the beginning of spring, take them for walks (even if you have a cat, you can do this) and talk to them about the changing season from winter to spring. Tell your pet your goals for spring and what you want to let go of that you held onto during the winter, for example. Talk to your pets about anything as you celebrate each new season. You may not think they understand, but animals are intuitive, which means, on some level, they do, and their presence is bringing you their support.
Another thing you can do is create your pet’s own altar for Sabbat celebrations. You have your altar and create one for them. You can use a stool, place a cloth over it with some crystals, and use colors associated with the Sabbat you are celebrating. For example, if you are celebrating Yule, have a cloth that is either red or green and place it over a stool, which would be your pet’s altar with the crystals and other items for Yule, such as small wreaths.
Those are some ways that you can honor your pet during seasonal celebrations. That will only enhance your connection with your pet, and even if your pet, on a conscious level, does not understand what you are doing, on a subconscious level, they do! It makes them feel wonderful!
Play With Your Pets Daily
One of the best ways to strengthen your bond with your pet is not necessarily an esoteric way, but one that your pet will love, and that is always to square away time to play with them. Yes, you may be busy with your family and work, but if you have a pet, you do owe it to them to spend special time with them, and playing with them will give them so many benefits. You can play fetch, frisbee, run around in the home, or if the weather permits, in the yard, etc.
Once again, you will develop a powerful bond with your pet by playing with them. When you play with them, they get the attention and love they need, which will also improve their behavior and help them feel secure, and they will trust you. You also become their source of happiness, and that is what you want.
There are so many ways you can honor your pet through spiritual rituals to strengthen the spiritual bond with your pet. You may be busy with other responsibilities, whether working or managing your family, which will determine how much you can spend time with your pet. However, it is essential to square away time to spend with your pet so you can develop a special bond, and it is essential for their mental health. That is also why you will want pet rituals, including meditating with your pet, having pet blessing ceremonies, and honoring your pet during seasonal celebrations. Your pet is your special companion, and you want to create a special bond with them.