Archaeologist has told us that cat domestication may date back as far as 9000BC to the early Egyptian era. A Neolithic grave was excavated in 2004 on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. Found in this grave was the skeleton of a man with an African wild-cat, which reveals an earlier date than what the Egyptian hieroglyphics previously thought. How far back our beautiful felines date may never be known. For now I know that they walk among us and deserve our devotion and love.
Egyptian’s also showcase many stories about domesticating cats. One was of the God Bastet, who is sometimes depicted with the head of a lion. Bastet was the god of war and protection. Another is Mafdet, an Egyptian god depicted with the head of a feline who brought about justice and execution for the people. Possibly a reference to the cats abilities. Many of the cats the Egyptians had worked for their food by killing off the unwanted mice, rats and other vermin that would get into their crops and threaten their food supply. This would begin the relationship between man and cats as we have been taught so far...
The relationship between man/human and
cats has flourished over the years. This could be because the cat is
exceptional at being very independent. Cats require such basic needs such as
food, water and shelter. They love their toys and a soft plush bed to sleep on.
Most cats are very good at telling you when they want to give you love and
attention or require the same of you. Cats are very good at spending their
day exploring with the occasional hunt, sleeping and playing.
Did we really need a study that showed our kitty friends have a healing purr? The frequency and vibrations of a cats purr has remarkable healing abilities for the human body. Have you ever noticed that when your cat jumps up on your lap and starts purring you automatically relax? Did you know it is proven that while purring, domestic cats produce a sound frequency of 25 to 150 vibrations per second? This amazing purr can help in reducing stress, which can reduce or even prevent a heart attack. Just petting your cat can reduce stress, calm your breathing and help you relax. The vibration of their purr is also helpful in healing soft tissue problems. I am positive that their purr can do so much more.
All of our animals are exceptional and I am sure that if we pay attention we can learn so much from them. Their unconditional love and their love of humans and nature is remarkable.
Listen closely to the sounds of your animals removing all outside distractions, you may be amazed at what they have to say or how they can help you through some of your toughest times.
Healing prayers to you and yours, may your days be filled with peace and serenity.
Posted by Sherri Hall.