At a time when the outside world is in a state of flux, more information and discussions about animal care, human care and our understanding of our inner selves are coming to light. It is therefore intriguing to explore the topic of animal care and the relationship we share with animals in our modern culture from the platform of animal communication.

We have lived alongside animal on earth for many years. Our roles have adapted and changed with the times. Animals are no longer are our transport, our hunter/hunted food source we now have a multi-national farming industry. Though they are still on a personal level, members of our family, our protectors and our companions. The stress of living on humans, both physically, emotionally and spiritually has quadrupled in the past fifty years. Therefore our animals now respond different to our needs as our roles have changed..

Animals can be our partners, our children, our teachers and healers. They give us reason to rise and reach out to us, with the unconditional love and unity that is missing in our modern human world. This is why more people are turning to animals and the care of animals to find there sense of self. As when we allow ourselves to be taken out of our worlds and into theirs, into nature, into moments of peace where we relax and de-stress. We also find the present moment.

Could it be that the relationship we create with our animals, affects the quality of life with create for ourselves. And is there more to our relationship with animals, the sharing of feelings, the depth of communication than we once believed. On page two of most of our daily papers is an emotionally charged article of the touching stories of animals in our lives. In 2009 we are familiar with terms such as animal behaviourists, horse whisperers, dog trainers, animal communicators and the list of current animal therapies in practice just to names a few Tellington Touch, Bowen Therapist, Animal Aromatic’s, McTimmony Chiropractors is widely growing.

An interesting debate suggests humans have lost this innate ability to live in the moment; we are to driven by the speed of our culture to live in the future. Our IT, Warp, Satellite speed make communication instantaneous world wide and our time lines have altered. Though when we walk a dog in a sunny field, or ride a horse on a shadowed path, sit and tickle our cats, we often become mindless or thoughtless. We are reminded of the language of feelings. The importance of being present in our day.

Learning how to communication with animals, has similarity to the story of the Artichoke Patch. When the famous artist Matisse, was asked how he maintained his sense of creativity, he commented that he spent ten minutes a day sitting in his artichoke patch. How he coped with the pressure was finding his sense of presence.. Being in the moment for some part of his day allowed his creativity for his art to grow. So we all need to find our artichoke patch, so our creativity can grow and it is often our animals which show us the path.

So the best animal care you can give you pet is the ability to be present with them, as this also gives to you. Leaning the skills of being present via animal communication is an excellent therapy and your desire to provide better animal care will have more than one outcome. Firstly you will become closer to your animal and secondly you will find your artichoke patch.

Most of the major religions or spiritual teachings, aim for a similar outcome as Matisse. Peace of mind. Peace of mind is obtainable through having peaceful thoughts and not too many of them. A little bit like the contented cat with a full tummy purring. Therefore the more attention we pay to animal care, the more attention we pay to ourselves. If your animal is not peaceful then animal communication can re-balance your relationship. Is it animal care or human care that is needed as who is not living in the present moment?