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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Familiar?

I try to keep this blog purely spiritual, which means that sometimes I lack something to say. I feel that I go in and out of spiritual moods. Shouldn't I always have something to ponder onto this keyboard though? I am constantly thinking about different witchy revelations, what is stopping me from posting about them? Sometimes I think I hold myself to impossibly high standards.

Does anyone have experience or knowledge about familiars? I really need to start researching that aspect more, because I feel this bond forming as my intuition and perception grow. My cat, Norma, we know each other on another level. Let me tell you a story.

When my husband and I first moved in together I told him I needed to have a pet. At the time I was working at Petco washing dogs for minimum wage. Not glamorous, but pleasant enough. We were not allowed to have pets in our building, unless they were contained. So I told my husband that if I couldn't have a cat, I would get a rat from work. After all I could get a great discount! He was alright with the idea, knowing that I needed a pet and knowing that we couldn't have anything larger.

The night before we planned on getting our new pet rat I blurted out, "I need a cat. I don't want a rat. It has to be a cat. Please!" Which I think he was slightly relieved to hear but still didn't want to get evicted. So I told him that if we get two cats they would keep each other company and wouldn't meow while we were gone. I our tiny apartment. He actually agreed!

We went to work trying to adopt a cat from the local shelter but couldn't because they were super thorough and needed to call the landlord first. Instead we visited a friend with some kittens, free kittens. There were only three left. We walked into the room with out loud winter coats. I kept trying to pick them up, but they were all to frightened. I felt horrible. Then I picked up this kitten who looked like the others (gray tabby) but had smudges of orange all over. She laid down and relaxed in my arms. I knew she was mine.

Fast forward about 5 years and here we are. As I started to discover my witchy path, Norma started to realize our connection, or at least my attention to this connection. She had always been super loyal to me, but this was different. She would get into my lap when I read my witchy books (not other reading) and would have to be nearby when I was meditating. One of the biggest things is this feeling that we are sharing a wavelength. I can understand what she means and I think she knows when I need her. She has taken to sleeping by my side in bed. Never on my husband's side, my side. I just get this feeling from her.

What do you think? Please tell me all about your experiences. Even the ones with your regular pets.

1 comment:

Bridgett said...

Unfortunately, I don't have a pet right now, besides a hamster.

But from my research and hearing what others have told me, my guess is that Norma is definitely your familiar.

She's a beauty too!