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How can I help my cat?

In this blog we will look at what you can do to help your cat. When you are feeling overwhelmed, at the end of your tether…there is always support. You just need to know where to look.

At the end of day … you get to choose.

I dealt with a very poorly cat, Pickle, for over 10 years.

From arthritis to gingivitis, diabetes to pancreatitis. Oh and let’s not forget the IBS, mis-shaped colon and dandruff! These few words don’t even come close to explaining the years of sadness, vet visits, tears and struggles we went through together.

Pickle was a very poorly cat. No doubt.

But in every challenge, in every ‘hunt the poo’, or ‘the vet appointment is at XX time’, I had a choice. To play the victim or to become her warrior.

To sit in a space of self-pity, anger, frustration, pain, suffering and feel like the world was doing this to me. That I was being punished, I was the butt of a very bad universal joke. To be the victim of my circumstance.

Or …

To wonder. How can I help her? What can I learn from this? How can this motivate me? What more can I do for her? To become the warrior for her health and well-being. To be her voice at the vets. To question their diagnosis, their treatment, their approach. To stand up and represent her.

I didn’t know back then that I could make this choice. I didn’t know that I could control myself, our experience. That I could always help her.

How can you help your cat?

Pickle hasn’t been my only poorly cat. Leo has asthma. Baby Max has also been diagnosed with a respiratory condition. I remember when we had to take Baby Max to the vets and my husband said ‘Can’t we just have a normal one. Why do we always have the sick ones!?

It’s ‘normal’ for me to have sick cats – that’s how I learn.

And so can you.

I rarely come into contact with people who have healthy, happy cats.

Because of the work I do – chakra healing and cat communication –  people come to me for help with their cat. To understand what they are thinking or to help them shift energy or emotions. To help them heal.

But it’s not just the cats that I work with. After all, we are all connected.

When I work with a family, I help the humans to see. To see how their emotions and energy is impacting their cats. How they have power and capacity to help and support their cats themselves.

Ask yourself…what more can I do for my cat?

That’s’ how you can help them. Be open to receiving information, guidance, inspiration, support.

Ask friends, family members, colleagues for people they recommend to help with cats.

Research – products, supplements, treatment options.

Do something.

Don’t just sit there and feel/think these things:

 I don’t know what to do.

 We’ve got more medication from the vet.

 Why won’t they help me.

 I’ve tried everything and s/he’s not getting better.

 You have been no help.

Victim mode doesn’t serve your cat.

Have your moment. Of sadness, frustration, anger, disappointment.

Then shake it off.

I am a firm believer that all emotions are valid. But they don’t need to hang around. They don’t need to linger. Energy is emotion (energy in-motion) and it needs to move through you.

You cannot help or support your cat if you are sitting in the victim space.

Blaming others for your cats current state. Giving others negative energy.

Ask yourself…

 How can I see this differently?

 What modality can I explore next?

 What do I feel drawn to investigate for my cat now?

 That approach wasn’t right for us, now where can we go?

 What did I learn from this?

Embrace the journey you are on.

So how can you help your cat – take a look at yourself.

Your cat feels your energy. Your cat feels your emotions.

Be present with how you feel, how you show up to your cat and others in your orbit.

Check in with yourself.

And most importantly of all … be kind.

To yourself and others.

Be kind to where you are right now on your journey with your cat. You are exactly where you need to be.

Be kind to people trying to help and support you. Everyone has ‘things’ going on in their life, you don’t know how much a person is giving to you when they are trying to help you. They may be giving you their all, accept it with grace.

Be kind to your thoughts and how you judge yourself. When you hear your head judge you or berate you, take a deep breath. Would you talk to your cat like that? Breathe out those judgemental thoughts. Come into your heart space.

Be kind to how you feel. Honour it. Honour yourself and you will honour and help your cat. It’s ok to feel sad and frustrated. But use it to motivate you, not as a place to sit and stay in.

You have the capacity to help your cat. I believe in you, and so does your cat.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog. If you need help with your cat feel free to book a FREE 20 minute intro call with me and I’ll see which of my offerings can support you.

With love,
Julie-Anne, Leo and Max xxx

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