My sister’s cat, Kali, told me a secret a couple of years ago. Interestingly I have found that when cat's talk to me it's not like talking generally happens in casual conversation, more like the cat sends me a thought bubble, and the information comes as a whole. Anyway, Kali occassionally likes to gift me her insights. She told me that humans are funny because they have all this possibility/potential but they stifle themselves, and stay within the confines of their own perspective.
This was explained in a way that showed that really the difference between animals and humans is that humans can become any animal, where animals are what they are: a cat doesn't become a dog or a sheep. In that same feeling though, she also was imparting that though humans can shift their perspective it doesn't mean they are better or worse than animals, only that this gift is part of the human experience. She then told me the easiest way to shapeshift is to pretend that you are something/someone else, and that it is also a way to gain knowledge.
Don't let your life experience be confined to the ordinary human perspective. Explore the possiblities and open yourself to new forms of knowledge.
Love and Light!!