Sunday, January 4, 2009

Can Dogs Evolve Spiritually?

We dog-sat a friend's dog over the holiday season. Quinby, also lovingly known as Stinker, is a 40 pound Spaniel. Nine years old with a lot of puppy energy. Good with other dogs and all people, very easy to be around. And although this description almost sounds like I'm trying to find her a good home or a date, it's actually leading into something I've been thinking about.

Quinby is really easy, but not always really focused. Her learning seems to be more instinctive and less focused or decisive. And even though all dogs are loaded with instinct, I've noticed a look in the eyes of certain canines. It's focus, the little wheels are turning trying to figure it all out, watching very closely. And then dogs like Stinker just flit about and do what will get them the treat or the praise. I'm not saying that one kind of dog is better than the other, it's just a different kind of personality and doggy energy.

While almost every dog wants to do what it takes to get the treat, some dogs appear to be more in tune with the situation. This doesn't mean they are any less heart openers or healing forces than their more focused furry friends. All dogs are these things. Again, maybe it just means they're on a different energetic vibration.

The focused dogs seem to tune in more intently to the human vibration and more easily. I think dogs can learn to focus in on this kind of energy as we work with them and grow with them on an energetic and spiritual level. Which means dogs may be able to evolve spiritually like humans but in their own dog way. Spending time doing activities with our dogs that require complete attention and/or intention like training, meditation or doga can help you and your dog evolve into more focused beings. As you gain more of an ability to really tune in to each other and your surroundings, perhaps together you can evolve as you walk down your own path toward increased spiritual awareness.
I've really been thinking a lot about the spiritual evolution and energetic vibration of dogs and humans so don't be surprised if I write about this again this coming week. Happy Sunday.
Brenda, Honey and Gus


At January 5, 2009 at 8:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're totally right...dogs have a spirituality about them!


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