What is it about the Sun makes everything SO much better?? I have more energy, I am generally happier on those days and I feel HIGHLY motivated to clean and put things in order. As I continue to learn, I believe that getting outside has its benefits....NONE which can be done inside! I love to feel the warm sun on my face and skin. If you are sitting by a window, it certainly doesn't feel the same. I love to smell the air out there. When inside, you are doomed to breathe the staleness of the cleaners and the gunk inside. I love to have my feet planted, especially my toes in the grass. Not gonna be doing that NOW, but it brings a sense of calmness when you can connect DIRECTLY to the earth and her wonderful beauty. Connecting to the earth resets many of our imbalances through her magnetic field which we cannot do on the same level inside the house.
Did you know your animal friends feel the same way? The air, the smells, the feelings of OUT there feels so much better than inside. That is why you will see my doing my best to walk my dogs in WHATEVER kind of weather we have. ( within reason of course!) They, being very pure, spiritual, magnetic beings, much like yourself, have not only the desire to be outside, but the NEED for it. It helps them in ways we don't even begin to understand. I have had 2 animals tell me, this week alone, they need some sun! It makes me chuckle because, A. I cannot help them with that and B. I COMPLETELY understand!
I encourage each and everyone of you to remember that your animal friends ( I am speaking to mostly dog people here) rely on us for this benefit. They only have you! You can do something to take your mind off of your troubles or do something to keep you busy....they only have you! It is up to us to make sure they stay balanced and happy. They do what they can for us by helping us to heal emotionally, or to actually take on some of our emotions. THEY NEED to get outside to recharge and replenish, to reset and re-balance. They only have you to make sure it happens. Exercise and being outside ( within reason again) Is KEY to their health and well being. If you are unable to walk them, please find someone who can or at minimum make sure they can be outside a little each day. Putting their paws on the earth, lifting their faces to the sun and breathing in all those beautiful smells are the most simple of things, but it is a BIG key to keep them happy...in more ways than one!
I encourage you to think about this whenever you add a new addition to your home, whatever the species. ( I am speaking to those who own something other than a dog here) What can I do to recreate their natural, instinctual behaviors inside my home? They may be simple things, but do your research and learn what is it they need to be happy. Are they hunters by nature? Are they climbers by nature? What food would they eat in the wild? Do whatever you can to make sure they have an environment similar to where they originated from. When they feel at home they are less stressed and it is easier for them to carry on with the work they came here to do. However they have shown up in your life, whether you rescued, found, adopted or whatever the case may be, it is not a coincidence. They came there specifically FOR YOU!