So we rescued a cat 8 months ago. He definitely likes it indoors, but he’s got issues. He’s clearly a victim of abuse and, because he’s white, has had a hard time with other street cats.
Skip to the next paragraph if you don’t want the back story. Male, ~5 years, all white, declawed in front, “fixed”, clean bill of health. He is not the first cat we have rescued. It gets brutally cold where I live. We normally just give them the medical care they need, show them some love, good food and comfort, then bounce them to foster networks that find them good homes. So Mr. Whiteman will often seem fine, especially when he wants cream or something. Unfortunately he can suddenly hiss and swat at your leg, then run into his special ‘cave’ until he feels brave enough to come back out. I’m having a hard time connecting with him, but he absolutely needs to come around. He doesn’t want to play with me, but he lets my wife play a bit.
Is there a particular spirit you would recommend that could alter his perception and finally let him feel safe? He’s got some serious trust issues, even after 8 months indoors. Bribing with food works as a nice illusion, but its temporary and shatters quickly.
He’s got everything. A comfy bed, a special nearby man-cave, fresh air on-demand, humans that comfort him, and a clockwork feeding schedule.
I have owned pets for a long time, so I am really just looking for spiritual help. Something that would help him come around. Perhaps someone has done something similar with a human? I haven’t.
My healing approach is probably “lightweight” in that I employ empathy and elemental/alchemical process visualization while maintaining physical contact with my hands. It helped in the past with sick old cats with failing organs, but the brain is a different thing.