As I type today’s post, I have a purring snow bengal cat on my arm. His name is Zeus. He has been my baby boy for 5 years now. My life is so much richer with him and his sister Hera sharing space with me. There is nothing like being kneaded at 5am – on your full bladder – in winter – when you’re sleeping – and the alarm isn’t set to go off for another hour – and you realize you have an hour to cuddle!
The countless memories of laser pointers, dabird extravaganzas, catnip, rituals, naps together, movie days together, sunshine and heat adoration that Hera and I share in common…my heart warms just thinking of these memories and I know that when times like that are happening, I am in a high vibing place of presence. Animals only seem to live in the present moment. My cats don’t have a memory of how many late nights I came home and did not pet them on my way to bed. The next morning at 5am it’s the same ritual – a welcome to the day, let’s cuddle message of unconditional love and acceptance. And the blessings I receive when watching them cuddle together…beyond words….
There is certainly great power in affection, connection, and companionship. Be it with animals or people, test it out for yourself. Physically connect with people and pets. Pet, cuddle, belly scratch, or perhaps even head massage (I have this contraption for myself!) our furry friends, or furry friends of friends! And if you are blessed to have human contact, then make a point to hug a little longer, kiss a little slower, shake hands with two hands instead of one, and see eye to eye to really connect in a sense of companionship. Don’t shy away from the thighs touching on the morning commute in to work, or the arm brush at the crowded coffee shop. It’s ok for us to touch and be touched by one another.
It is a special and powerful bond indeed, that of companion.