When talking with coaching clients, Anne and I (Greg) often recommend getting out in nature. Nature helps you ground and get back into balance. It’s a simple way to take good care of yourself.
Recently we took a trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado to practice what we preach. While hiking in a remote area, we asked out loud to connect with nature and any animals in our vicinity. As pet psychics, this is really fun for us.
I stopped to tie my shoe and out of the corner of my eye I caught a slight movement in the rocks. Next appeared a small face poking out at us. We stayed still and focused on our hearts letting love expand around us.
As we did this a pika (which looks like a mini guinea pig) came out of its hole and scurried towards us. It stopped about five feet away to check us out. Then it started running down the rocks again and stopped right in front of our feet on the trail. After staring at us for a while it ran back into its hole only to jump out again and aim for my left foot. It grabbed my shoe with both of its little paws and rested its chin there.
That was enough. It had connected and said “hi” as we had requested. Satisfied with our encounter, it ran back into the rock pile to continue eating. We had never before seen a pika purposefully approach someone to touch them.
About an hour later we stopped to enjoy a lake view when our marmot showed up. Anne was sitting by a big boulder when I noticed movement above her head. A marmot was walking down the boulder towards her to check her out. It stopped within a few feet and then moved to an adjacent rock to sun bathe.
The marmot had approached Anne to say a friendly “hello” before it sprawled out to enjoy the sunshine.
These close encounters touched our hearts. We had asked to interact with animals in nature and they responded. We appreciated meeting them and gave thanks.
This was a welcomed experience this summer. Both Anne and I had felt the negative affects of social distancing and fearing others. We wanted to feel the love again.
These animals answered our prayers. They came towards us with a desire to connect. We were automatically considered friends. And we communicated with each other through curiosity and open hearts. Thank you furry friends for sharing your love!