Rey Rey, an English Shepherd/Husky, and Dante, a Corgi, both loved to meditate with me when I resided with my daughter for several months in 2017. They always knew that time of day. They would look at me like ‘is it time?’ I’d go to my room, and they would follow, not much of a stretch – what dog doesn’t follow you? LOL
Seriously though, I would lift Dante on the bed and Rey Rey would lie under the bed; sometimes she would get in bed too. It was mighty cozy in the single bed if she did.
One must be comfortable for such an undertaking, meditating.
First, turn some music on – nothing upbeat or something you know, lie down and allow your arms to rest at your side with palms up in receiving position. Set an intention, maybe you’d like some peace, body/mind/spirit healing, to meet your guides. Once everything is quiet, you might start thinking about what you need to be doing other than meditating. If that happens, focus your attention on your Third Eye, the space between your eyebrows, and your breath – in and out. That will bring you back into a meditative state.
The room was always a peaceful place when meditation was on. Nothing moved those fabulous canines. I’m pretty sure they fell asleep. No one can really be sure what occurs with them while in meditation.
Backstory: I meditated with the family dog, a Shih Tzu named Missy, for years. In one instance, about 20 minutes into the meditation, I heard a whisper of a voice. It was a woman’s voice shushing and soothing. I thought I was hearing things at first, and then I heard her again. Next thing I knew Missy was having a dog nightmare. Spirit was trying to soothe her. In the process, it took me out of mediation.
For those who sit in meditation, set the intention that you will be meditating and tell your dog or cat that you will be doing so. It’s best to pick a time of day that you can regularly meditate – same time, same place. It will become familiar.
Mediation does assist in connecting with your dogs. Like humans, mediation assists with anxiety and brings a calmness. I’m thinking cats enjoy this time as well. Some of my friends say that cats will lie on them during meditation, either way – cat or dog – I believe they are connecting to the calming vibrations of their human.
When I moved out, I eventually came into the habit of bringing treats for Rey, Rey and Dante. To this day, when I’m at my daughter’s house, Rey, Rey lies at my feet no matter where I am at.
Meditating connects you!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.