Underneath their fluffy exterior, cats at wonderfully complex and interesting animals. But, can cats transmute negative energy? Or do any other spiritual-related things?
There are a lot of superstitions surrounding cats and spiritual activities. Is that all there is to this? Are they just superstitions?
It’s a topic I have a lot of interest in. I’ve had my own personal experiences as I’ll explain, and I’ve done a lot of research into whether or not cats can absorb negative or bad energies.
Here’s everything I have been able to find out about cats and their ability – or power – to transmute negative energy and how they can protect and heal us.
Can Cats Transmute Negative Energy?
Ok, so what does ‘transmute negative energy’ actually mean? It means that cats can sense or detect negative energy, most likely before we can, and they are able to turn it into positive energy.
There are a couple of ways of looking at this;
First, is just the general purpose that cats are able to lift our spirits when we’re down. They are able to pick up on the fact that we’re feeling down, and help us feel better.
If you look at it like this, I think all cat owners reading this will agree that cats are great at doing this. A lot of non-cat owners think cats are loners and insensitive to our feelings, but this couldn’t be further from the trust.
Most cat owners I know, myself included, have cats because there is a strong bond that gives so much love back and forth. From this stance, I know cats can transmute negative energy.
The second way of looking at this is whether or not cats have spiritual ‘powers’. Do they transmute negative energies on a much deeper level than just the one-to-one bond we share with them?
This is an area that has been long debated. For most people, it will come down to whether or not they believe in spirituality, and if they’ve had any personal experiences in this area.
Are Cats Spiritual Protectors?
This depends on who you ask. There are a lot of people that believe cats are spiritual protectors. By this, they mean that cats are able to ward off negative energy and sense or see evil spirits and warn us.
This is mostly an Eastern way of thinking and can be tied back to Japan in particular, and China. In these countries, they have used statues of cats, called Maneik Neko, or ‘lucky cat’, for hundreds of years to bring them good fortune.
I’m sure you’ve seen these little statues (see the image above) before. They are still deep-rooted in the beliefs and traditions of some cultures. So, for them, they would say ‘yes’, cats are spiritual protectors.
Maybe not in the sense of a real cat alerting someone to the presence of a spirit. But the lucky cat statue has to be a cat to work.
Do Cats Have Healing Powers?
Again, this comes down to how you interpret ‘healing powers’. There are actually a handful of proven scientific ways that cats are good for our health. From that standpoint, cats are healers.
Here are some of the ways owning and interacting with your cat is good for your health:
Cats can help reduce stress, anxiety, and reduce the chance of heart-related illness. Pretty cool, right? Studies have proven that cat owners have less stress in general than non-cat owners, and I can totally see why.
There’s nothing quite like laying down or sitting in a comfy chair after a long day and having a cat gently purring away on your lap, is there?
Lower Blood Pressure
If you struggle with high blood pressure you’ll be happy to hear that just simply owning a cat can help. Interacting with a cat has a calming effect that has been shown to help lower blood pressure.
This is an important one that encompasses some of the other benefits. Pet owners, in general, are happier than those who don’t own pets. This is no truer than with cat owners.
Having a little furry bundle of joy to care for, play with, and be there when you’re down is awesome. As I’ve already discussed, when you’re down a cat will pick up on your mood and do something about it.
Are Black Cats More Spiritual or Is This Superstition?
I’m sure you’ve heard of some of the folklore around black cats and how they can bring bad luck, good luck, and some carry some other meanings.
But is there anything to this or is it just superstition?
Well, the answer lies in what your own beliefs are.
The most common symbolism of black cats is tied to witches and witchcraft. This can be tied back to the Middle Ages where black cats were actually hunted down and burned because people believed they were witches in a cat form.
This has been carried through to today, where we all see black cats being portrayed around Halloween. There is still a bad stigma in some parts of the world, it’s just one of those things that’s hard to shake.
Today, in most parts of Europe there is a mix of believing a black cat brings good or bad luck if they cross your path. For me, there’s obviously nothing to it. But I’m not superstitious. Try telling someone who is that they shouldn’t let a black cat cross their path if they think it’ll bring bad luck…
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