So, I'm an uncle buddha now. I went to visit the bro, the sis-in-law, and the niece the other day. Now, I've always felt like I had an uncanny
sensitivity to everything and everyone around me. I tend to pick up on peoples' moods and sympathetically feel the mood right along with them.
Children and pets tend to implicitly like me; they trust, accept, and choose to be near me without any encouragement.
So my bro has 2 dogs in the household. They're both curious and excited about the new baby; especially the female. But they're not the best-trained
dogs in the world, so the parents are still seeing how the dogs react before letting them get all that close. They mostly just get close enough to
sniff and check out the baby.
I was holding my day-old niece while the female lab comes up close and I kind of nudge her away with my foot. (I'm personally afraid of the dog trying
to be motherly and pick up the baby.) So, my bro and sis chastise the dog and send her to lie down on her bed across the room. Here's where my
'sensitivity' comes into play.
I was watching the dog lie down. And I could've sworn I saw this shadow around her face. It just looked like a feeling of dread wash over her. I could
see in her eyes she was upset. I mean, dogs don't really have facial expressions, but it really seemed like she was sulking. And then I got this
inkling like she was thinking, "Why can't I? Why can't I have a child?"
No, I don't hear voices in my head, but good guess!
But I do sometimes get this intuitive 'flash' of feelings and words.
Now, I know it's natural for humans to anthropomorphize everything!
I'm not a pet owner and have never been. I like animals, but pets just
aren't my thing. In fact, I'm not even a very big fan of dogs (I have my reasons.) I'm just saying, I'm not around pets all that much.
However, I would love to hear from pet owners who maybe have empathized with their pets in this way, or perhaps have intuitively understood their
thoughts and feelings (by means other than visual cues and outward behaviors etc.)
Has anyone else ever had this "flash of clarity" with their pets? Furthermore, could this flash be evidence of a soul trying to communicate?...or is
this just us assigning human qualities to non-human beings?
Mods, this was a tough one to categorize. Relocate thread if you have a better forum for it.
edit on 26-4-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)