Understanding your pet’s theme essence is an invaluable tool for forging a deeper animal/human bond. The animals we love express their uniqueness in a thousand different ways, definable by one or two main character strengths (called a theme, or double-theme, essence), expressed in their personalities. For example, an eternally youthful, playful animal is a Spinach theme; an exceptionally curious pet is an Avocado theme. Just as the previous questionnaire identifies an animal’s flower essence needs (through plot essences), so the theme essence construct explains the basic personality of your pet according to predominant strengths.
Place a checkmark by each statement that describes your pet’s basic nature as you understand it. Several groupings overlap in qualities; see the Answer Key at the end of the statements for further interpretation. Once you determine your pet’s theme essence(s), you may want to read a more complete theme profile in Flower Essences for Animals by Lila Devi (Beyond Words, 2000). This book describes how to use flower essences to holistically improve the health care of your pet.
|___||Pure in nature|
|___||Ability to transcend|
|Answer KeyTwo out of three checked statements in a grouping indicates a probable theme essence for your animal. If more than two groupings contain three checkmarks, prioritize the two sets of qualities that seem most predominant in your pet; the remaining groups indicate that your pet often expresses the positive states of the corresponding essences. A kitten purring, for example, is demonstrating the positive Orange state; a puppy guarding your property is expressing the positive Grape condition.|
|Copyright 2001 by Lila Devi.
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