Did you know that cats possess amazing healing powers? It’s a proven fact that owning a cat is more effective than taking medication. A mom of six cats, three rescues at home and three rescues at work, I am blessed with love and adoration from these majestically , lovable furry creatures.
It’s been a bumper couple of months. The December break which should have helped rejuvenate, almost broke me. Fast forward to Januwary which fast became Januworry, the empath in me was stomped upon, my tired, “tired” and some emotional healing long overdue.
The resident feline family, usually reclusive at the sight of strangers, sussed out the atmosphere and found their happy spots, the leonine one in his appropriated cushion at my feet, the panda like middle child had obviously escaped to the neighbour’s Zen garden and the last born, Jag, sat seconds away from me. My soliloquy was interrupted by Jag’s paw on my hand and what followed was an empathetic dialogue of silent understanding and healing that reduced a spa rejuvenation to nothing.
Some fifteen minutes later of staying my hand and forcing me into seated submission until we both absorbed the silence, he hopped to my side and we snuggled up for an extended siesta, a welcome treat, which left us rejuvenated and ready to face the world. Puts Rihanna’s song of “we certainly found love in a hopeless place” in an entirely new light!
Our purry friends are known to heal by alleviating stress levels and reducing blood pressure. Their rhythmic sounds are known to ease migraines and provide comfort. Even cardiovascular diseases takes a back seat with the healing energies of cats. Senior citizens who own cats are known to live longer than those who do not.
Friendly, loving felines aid in releasing serotonin to the brain thereby helping us become more secure, much happier and infinitely calmer. In fact, such is their ability to harness their energy for good, that they have proven that they are ideal companions for autistic children.
Sounds like an ailurophile like myself should be the least stressed person with these natural healers, a lesson in there for me to remember that I am too blessed to be stressed and that my cups runneth over, no pun intended!