Animals Have Sovereignty - Souls
Society’s belief that animals have no soul or spirit is not agreed upon by all of us who can look in the eyes of our pet and see emotion and an intelligent being looking back at us. The Native American Indians and many tribal cultures around the world revered and respected all animals' rights to acquiesce or agree to die and become food, clothing or sustenance as needed in the circle of life. These tribal cultures gave back to the animals as well, and recognized that human souls reincarnate into animal bodies.
I would like to share with you my own recent experience with my kitty, adopted from the ASPCA. Her name from the shelter was Amy Jo, but it didn't suit her. She had a painted face, like war paint, but was loving,
She said, "My name is ‘Spirit of the Hawk.”
affectionate and laid back. I was having trouble re-naming her. I'd had her for about two weeks, and I decided I needed to get to it, but still nothing came to me, so I jokingly asked her, "How about 'Biscuit Butt?". Amy Jo looked directly at me, and I had words form clearly in my mind. She said, "My name is 'Spirit of the Hawk'". I was shocked, and in awe! I said, "Well, that is a rather long name. Obviously you are Native American? Do you have a shorter everyday name?" She didn't speak to me any further.
About two days later, I was at work, in the middle of giving a massage, when the psychic information came to me that my kitty's name was a Native American word, and the name of a tree. I started going through the names of trees in my mind, until I got to the "Sequoia" (I only knew of this name because I had visited the Sequoia National Forest). It hit me that Sequoia was an Indian word...the name of a tribe?...I knew I had heard it before.
After googling "Sequoia", I found "Sequoyah", the name of the Cherokee Indian Chief who wrote down the Cherokee language, and taught his people to read and write. He also led them on the infamous "Trail of Tears".
I next googled "Sequoyah" and "Spirit of the Hawk" together to see what would come up. Imagine my surprise when I was led to the website of a Cherokee Indian looking to reunite with his people. He was a direct descendant of Sequoyah, and had been given his Indian name, which was "Spirit of the Hawk"! Wow! Was my kitty a piece of the soul of Sequoyah?
QUESTION: Have you had any experiences of your own with the sovereignty of animals? Please share!
Here is a wonderful video about an animal communicator and a black panther you may have seen passed around Facebook, that is amazing! www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6FyGlDnbgM