He is a bit flighty and spooks easily like many thoroughbreds off the track.
I’ve been truly enjoying working/playing with him and getting to know him.
I have done this by spending a lot of time doing groundwork with him, communicating through
What I hadn’t done yet for some reason is communicate with him intuitively.
One day I was walking him on a part of the property that he had not been
This was very scary for him and he was on high alert. I had done enough
groundwork with him to know that he was beginning to trust me.
At one point he stood stock still and there was NO moving him.
This was a pivotal moment for me. I realized that my choices were to use my body
language/voice/movements to usher him forward, make my energy bigger than his
and override his concern with confidence.
OR I could intuitively listen to him while he was feeling both nervous
and adamant about some piece of information that I was unaware of.
I chose the latter and opened my heart to him as I grounded myself.
I acknoweledged outloud that there was a good reason that he was concerned and that I
would listen to him
As I followed his gaze towards the rolling hills, I saw a horse in a field way off in the
I said to him, “thank you for letting me know that there is a horse out there.”
Immediately I heard ” No!” followed by the image of a coyote and then an image of a
question mark in my mind’s eye: Coyote?
I told him ” I don’t know if coyotes live around here but you are safe. They usually
come out during the evening. You are safe walking with me right now during daylight.”
He let out a huge exhale and walked forward without my asking him to.
We completed our calm and uneventful walk.
Being the crazy new boarder at the barn, I called the owner and told her that I knew
that I was going to sound crazy but that I was tracking how this particular horse
communicates as he was new to me.
I asked her about coyotes in the vicinity.
She let me know that a pack had recently moved in along the property boundaries
and that new electric fencing was being put up to keep them out of the goats and pigs
that were becoming meals for them.
Since integrating intuitive animal communication into working with Homer, he now has
a sparkle in his eye when I see him and he tells me how his day was.
And I listen.
In sharing these thoughts I had the gift of collaborating with my animal family to create a unique meditation.
One of the sweetest things we love about our animals is the way they love us unconditionally.
This lead me me to ask the question:
This inspired me to create a meditation on using our animals as a gateway to experience unconditional love.
I’ll be offering this meditation as teleclass on Monday, September 9th at 7pm.
As always, love to all
Stewardship of our Animals and Compassionate Euthanasia
During the last 6 months of my practice, I have been inundated with both animals and people
that have crossed over. In my own life I have lost 2 of my beloved long time animal companions.
As stewards and guardians of our animal family members, one of the most gut wrenching
decisions that we are entrusted to make is whether or not and when to use compassionate euthanasia.
The most universal questions that I am asked are:
Is it time yet?
How will I know?
Shall I let them do it on their own?
When should I assist them?
Animal communication can open a dialogue where you can send and receive answers to those difficult questions.
None of these are easy to answer and from my experience, there is no “standard” answer.
Each Being is unique. Each relationship is unique.
My personal philosophy is to be in touch with your intuition, your gut, your guidance by being in the moment with your animal’s process.
The mind and the heart race. Breathing helps to ground our reactivity and dread while cultivating receptivity.
Having trust and faith in the depth of your connection helps.
Drop into that connection and breath life into it knowing that it will reflect back to you what to do moment to moment and lead the process with clarity.
Read their eyes and their body language. It will tell you all that you need to know.
The hardest thing I have found is to not project our fears and anxieties onto their process.
Most of them don’t fear death the way humans do.
.When we are in the moment, we can engage with and participate in the process of a death transition in a way that is conscious-despite the complexity and turbulence of emotions.
If we are less conscious and more at the mercy of our intense emotions, that too, is perfection.
The perfection comes from the willingness to accept our and our animals process-even if the process is turbulent, raw and emotional.
Acceptance opens us to what is and when that happens, solutions and ways of being become possible for us.
I had so many regrets and misgivings over how and when my dog passed.
With hindsight, I can see that the circumstances that we dealt with, even though I would not have wanted them to play out the way they did, were perfect -because she went out in her more excitable Sophie way and that was congruent with her personality.
She died the way she lived-which was perfect for who she was and it honored her choices.
When I could accept what I felt was a chaotic euthanasia, I could smile at the perfection of it all.
It is never easy saying good bye to our animal family members.
What I found can support the process is to:
- Open yourself to what is in your animal’s best and highest good by quieting the mind and through intention.
- Give them permission to “leave their body”.
- Take time to listen to your vet’s wisdom and knowledge.
- Get clear about your feelings about what is humane and ethical.
- Get clear about how far you are willing to let your animal go into their process with and without assistance.
- Listen to your heart.
- Listen to your heart.
- Listen to your heart.
- And for the times you need some extra support, call a trusted animal communicator.
Now that the weather is feeling more spring like, one of the things that I get asked to do
the most is space clearings of homes or businesses.
What is a space clearing?
Basically it is the use of the elements:air, earth, fire and water used in conjunction with each
other, prayer and intention to clear a space of stagnant or negative energy that accumulates
over time in our living or work space.
It is the cleaning up and lightening of emotional and psychic debris that builds up over time.
I like to do clearings of my home 2-3 times a year but also after emotionally intense episodes.
On the physical level, this may look like cleaning up clutter and closet spaces as well as clearing
out the cob webs, rearranging furniture or putting a new coat of paint on the walls.
On the etheric level, working with the elements to clear out stagnant energy through
burning sage or incense can help. Placing sea salts in the corners of rooms can also help
and then sweep up the salts within 48 hours. Also the use of space clearing sprays can help
lighten things up if used regularly.
I have made my Heaven and Earth sprays to support both clearing negative energies as well as
to invoke the lighter energies in. Here is the link to the web page if you want to read about it:
I use the sprays before and after session work.
On the spirit level- many of us have spirits or entities that live amongst us. I don’t always
think that they need to be “cleared” per se but that we can learn how to co-habitate
peacefully. Some Spirits are lost and appreciate the help of being assisted with moving
into a higher dimension. This may require the support of a communicator or medium that
can relate to the entity. Others energies are dark and would prefer to feed off of fear and
negativity. These energies are best dealt with by having strong boundaries with them as well
as letting them know that you don’t give them your permission to be in your physical or emotional
Lately it seems that I am being asked to clear spaces after murders. This type of clearing is
usually about assisting a Being that might not know that it has physically died onward and
helping them to make peace with the loved ones that they weren’t able to say good bye to.
After the communication and energetic facilitation , a traditional clearing with salts, sprays or
sage is helpful followed by a house blessing.
Space clearing is just a regular part of our energetic hygiene. It leaves us feeling more able to
focus and concentrate in our day to day life as well as feel more at peace and a bit lighter.
Intuitive Communication: The Secret Language of Animals
I was busily preparing our evening meal and had no intention of walking my beloved golden
retriever Sophie in the middle of my dinner prep.
I was chopping shallots, asparagus and leeks anticipating their wonderful alchemy
in my risotto.
I was completely immersed in the cooking process when I felt a nagging feeling that I
should walk Sophie. I then pondered,” I wonder if I have time to just take her up the
street for a quick little walk.” This was followed by an image in my mind of the tree lined
Ragle Park, which was immediately followed by the scent of ripe blackberries and then
the emotion of exhilaration.
I looked up from my risotto to find Sophie waiting at the front door. For a minute, I
thought that she had to go to the bathroom so I opened the door for her. She immediately
ran to my car and sat down next to “her” door. It was then that I realized that she had
been communicating with me telepathically/ intuitively requesting me to take her to Ragle
Park,which is where we promptly ended up.
This is how animals communicate with us. We frequently don’t “hear” our animals in terms of
words but rather receive communications in the form of images, emotions or a sense of simply
knowing something to be true for our animal family member. You do this all the time with your
Animal Communication is the fascinating process of sending and receiving energy to and from your animal. It allows you to understand more deeply how,why and what they are feeling and gives you the opportunity to more clearly convey what you need,want and feel. This process opens us up to long forgotten parts of ourselves and brings us a magical, heartfelt connection with our animals and really, all of life.
Intuitive communication is about learning how to perceive energy with our heart and translate it with our logical mind later.
I will be offering a Beginning Level Animal Communication class on August 28th, 2011 from
10:00-4:00. The cost is $125. Please contact me for location details or any questions.
By the way, the risotto was delicious and Sophie was deeply content!