Master Dog Animal Medicine to love large, without judgement and with abandon.
When we think of Dogs, one word comes to mind...loyalty. Dogs are so very loyal and loving—even to owners who mistreat them, yet dogs always seem to find a place in their huge hearts to love and love with abandon.
This is the medicine of Dog. It's a love larger than we usually have the capacity to understand. It's not a love that is co-dependent or opens us up for abuse of any kind, but it's an unconditional, non-judgemental kind of love that recognizes everyone has faults, everyone is broken to some extent, and everyone deserves love—even if it needs to be a far, distant love.
Dogs inspire us to look at people from a much higher lens—a rosy one that encompasses the knowledge that we are all still learning, we are all still on our path, and that love is so much easier to give when we are empathetic, compassionate, forgive, and accept people for who they are in any given moment.
In so many ways, leaning into Dog medicine allows us to let ourselves off the hook with difficult emotional ties. You may be in a place where you feel your loyalty is being tested. Dog medicine would ask that you consider that. While not everyone should be trusted, there should be room for love to exist between two people who have a connection. So that while you don't need to have this person in your life, you can still love them, forgive them, and wish them well. As the sacred Dog would.
When we think of Dogs and the way they greet us when we walk in a room with love and trust and abandon, we can also be inspired by their lack of self consciousness. Their innate ability to make us smile, draw them near to us, to move us towards play, delight, glee, friendliness...it's just beautiful and so life affirming.
Dog medicine also teaches us to love ourselves as if we were the person our Dog thinks we are. Imagine if you greeted yourself the way a dog greets you. If you loved yourself the way a Dog loves you. Life would be so wonderfully full and sweet! Ah Dog medicine....
IF YOU'D LIKE TO NURTURE, CULTIVATE, OR ANCHOR IN DOG ANIMAL MEDICINE THE FOLLOWING CRYSTALS CAN HELP:
- Rose Quartz for Unconditional Love: love for the self, for others, for your life, for the planet. Rose Quartz has it all.
- Dalmatian Jasper for Glee: (duh!) encourages unbridled joy and a childlike (or dog like) enthusiasm for life.
- Rainbow Tourmaline for Happiness: boosts the energetics of happiness, laughter, light and love.
- Prasiolite for Heart Opener: helps to awaken the heart to the frequencies of love and compassion and enhance the connection to all things.