By Anna Finch, Oregon
When I moved back to Virginia in 2009, my dad adopted Tommy. The cat had a lot of health issues. He was raised on a farm and had to be on medications.
I have been allergic to cats my whole life. This has always been hard for me because I love cats so much. I had to take medicines to be around them.
Tommy and I liked each other instantly, but because of my asthma and allergies, I couldn’t be around him for long periods of time. I needed to wash my hands and had to keep him out of my room so I could breathe OK while I slept. But we loved each other a lot. I often heard him outside my door, scratching and meowing for me to come out and play. When I did, we would have our time together.
I continued to have some breathing issues when near Tommy until one day I realized I needed and wanted to work on the fear underlying my asthma. I was letting my fears about opening my heart to love tighten my lungs. Besides being physically allergic, emotionally I was making it worse by fearing not being able to breathe and love others. I loved this Soul and wanted to spend more time with him. I started new medicine and a new routine so I could live without fear.
My breathing improved as I developed some breathing techniques and focused on the love I felt from Tommy and the love I gave him. I realized I had been deeply hurt from a past relationship that I was still holding on to. The gift of loving Tommy opened my heart to find love again. This eventually led me to finding my future husband.
Tommy is forever in my heart. He taught me about the Law of Love and how it can overcome fear. This allowed me to be grateful for the Souls that love us and whom we love back. Animals are Soul too. They show us so much about life and help us learn valuable lessons.
—Photos by Anna Finch
I often wondered why such stories from the heart awaken fresh tears in my eyes, as did yours. I have come to understand that when we open our hearts to love, love seeks more of itself within us. That which we cannot yet contain of this love flows from our eyes as tears.
I have also recognized that in those moments I feel more alive and connected to life. Life has taught me that the true function of our Astral or emotional body is as a vehicle for the Virtues of God’s Heart, ITS qualities of Being, the Feeling Waves of ITS Beingness that move from It and through all of life.
Thank you so much for sharing your heart-filled words. They touched me deeply. I see this recognition as well of being alive/connected to each other. Soul to soul loving connections! Beautiful reflections and thank you for reading.
Thank you to share this beautiful story. All are having soul, so we must love each others, including animals. May the blessings be.
Thank you for reading Geetha. Yes, love is so powerful! May the Blessings Be!
Thank you all so much
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed Austrheim!
Anna!!!! What a beautiful story! Love this! And love hearing your wonderful stories from the heart, Soul to Soul!
Thank you, Tammy for all of your love and support! Souls are amazing in how they connect through the heart!
Anna, yours is a truly powerful story about how love heals. You acted on spiritual insights that sprang up– without realizing how they would eventually change your life in a profound way!
Thank you so much Al for your kind words! It was such a healing experience for me and made a big impact on my life so I am ever grateful to Tommy!
Thank you, Jackie, animals are such beautiful souls that help us in miraculous ways!
What a beautiful story, Anna! I agree, animals are soul too.
Thank you, Colleen! 🙂 They help us so much and bring so much love to our lives and are apart of our families! It can be our squirrel and bird friends outside as well!
Dear Anna! Thanks for sharing your experience.
Love is the only purest energy that exists. Known virtues come from love. Love is omnipresent from the smallest thing to the biggest. It is the essence of life.
This story reminds me of the adventure I had with my cats in the past. Thanks to love I was able to win the heart of an aggressive kitten who does not accept anyone. I was able to put myself in his place to understand his state at the time and I acted with such gentleness that he was able to understand the pure intention that I had in front of him.
Animals are beings of the same essence as us.
Love in ECK
Thank you for reading and sharing Jean and especially for sharing your wisdom and story about the love and empathy you had for the aggressive kitten that opened their heart!
What a beautiful story Anna. Animals have souls just they can’t talk. We human have more advantages than them and often we hurt them some people don’t like them. Your sorry related to my as well. I had a bad relationship and many times I had a panic attacked that I had to gone during work and being at home. Tiqi my son who was the one healed my pain. He showed me how to be happy and being love just the way he was around me and still today he loves me and I love him so much. I can never say enough about him. I can’t imagine without him. Thank you for sharing a beautiful story Anna.
Aww thank you so much Quenie for sharing your kind words and your story with Tiqi. He is your loving son who helped you through such a hard time. Animals are so smart and intuitive and know when we are in pain or suffering. They give so much love and support. I am so glad you have Tiqi in your life and he loves you so much like you do for him!
Love between Souls is a powerful way of reflecting Divine Love…
Yes, thank you for sharing your wise words, Paul! 🙂
Beautiful story about beautiful souls! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you beautiful Bekah for reading and sharing! We can experience so much through our loved ones including our furry family members like dogs and cats! They are so wise and help immensely!