I had a very moving experience of being healed by a cat once. I was in a state of great emotional distress after an incident which brought back a very painful old childhood trauma. I tried every trick I knew to resolve this distress. A healer colleague said that there was clearly an energetic block between my heart and solar plexus chakras [this fitted well to the nature of the trauma memory] but she was unable to clear it either.
I was at a "Sacred Arts" Camping Event at the time and found myself thrashing around all night on the floor of a tent in great distress. Then I suddenly became aware of a light touch on my upper arm and turned to see a cat's face staring intently into my own. To my amazement, the cat climbed onto my chest and aligned itself exactly between those 2 dysfunctional chakras.
I could feel the warmth of her body on my chest and the vibration of her purring. I began to recall the many times in my life that I had gone out of my way to help heal animals [I had worked for 30 years as a veterinarian] and was stunned that now, when I really needed healing myself, an animal had come to do the job! I began to cry profusely [the emotional release I so needed], with my whole body shaking. I expected the cat to get up and leave her perch on my chest because it had become so unstable, but instead she just settled deeper down onto my chest, followed by something even more miraculous - I felt a soft furry paw enter my chest and caress my wounded heart! As dawn broke, I felt whole again - healed by a totally unexpected feline friend - and as suddenly as she had appeared, she got up and walked away - job done!!
As I write this, the tears well up into my eyes again - tears of gratitude for a miraculous healing!
There is a collection of stories about animal healers [plus other services to humans] in:
"The Compassion of Animals
Also a moving book about the mutual healing journey of a horse and owner in “NOD WHISPERS” [UK edition
, U.S. edition
] by the man who became known as "Scotland’s Horse Whisperer".
I don't normally do much past life healing stuff, but once while doing some healing work with a lady, who was staying in the same B & B in Scotland, she just happened to go in a "past-life memory" direction. Then there was a point where the flow of her healing journey became blocked, she became stuck as she hit the buffers of fear and dread. At that moment the house owner's cat appeared, climbed on top of her and settled down on her chest. The lady was then able to move forward again through her past-life experience. When she had finished the cat got up and left!