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Has this happened to you?
I’m surfing the web, confused over a business issue looking for answers. Next thing, I’m pulled over to this really cool, shiny facebook page about moon cycles that I just need to check out. I’m pulled again in another direction with a new seminar that just came up that looks good. Then the girls want to go out and need me to open the door again. Back to the web, I’m now bitching how I have no clue what I’m doing with my biz or what direction I’m going in and singing that song again. Until…
A friend likes a post I just wrote, which leads to the Thriving Artist Summit. I hadn’t even started screaming at my guidance how I never get any help when this thing shows up. I start listening to an audio on marketing and the expert Nikolas Allen says it simply, “What do you do? Who is it for? Who does it benefit?” Hearing those words, I am now back in my own chair and own body again. Well, I know that! I want what I create to teach and help people!
What happened? Why did I get so thrown off? I’m sure it’s an empathic thing too. I picked up on a lot of confusion around me. I picked up a lot of messages from people selling insisting I needed their help and I must not know what I am wanting. I have a lot of childhood messages in there too that have to be thrown out that get triggered.
My favorite passage in Help! I’m Sensitive is about being thrown off in a yoga class. When I focused on those around me, and in this case, Facebook feed, I got thrown off balance. What I needed to do was come back to MY center and then I was clear. As an empath, it’s a HABIT to embody other people’s feelings and point of view to understand them. It’s the matter of going back to my own this time around. Shutting off the world for a little bit and asking myself the important questions. “What do I love to do?” “Why do I do it?” “And who do I want to assist?”
Ah, CENTER. And now I can even do Tree Pose really well.
Things are looking a little different here…
I spent my Sunday playing on the computer rearranging, assessing, playing with my websites, and cuddling dogs in my jammies.
It seemed the Empath classes really wanted their own place, and didn’t want to be confused with the fairy/nature classes. Ha ha! So, they get their own school. Seriously, I have fairy students who love the whole Nature healing thing, and then I have my Sensitive students, who think the whole fairy thing is a little crazy. So, this makes sense. Each needs their own place to land here.
For January, I’m making Fairy Online School a little more accessible and more “self-serve.” I’ll still be available once a week for each class to answer questions, and talk about your lovely homework, but it’s more a no-pressure, have fun kind of thing. There’s two start dates, each on a Friday, for your convenience. So, if you finally want to learn about flower essences, or commune with Nature, tackle those empathic skills, or dive into animal communication, this is the place. Some classes will be retired. So sad. And some regrouped, but the student favorites will remain.
I am not doing any readings anymore. Sad too. I’m focusing more on the writing and teaching others how to communicate themselves.
I’m working on new books in the HELP! I’M SENSITIVE series and the Fairy Deck, finally! Here’s a teeny little peek.
I’ve used some of the cards for my 2013 Calendar, and I really think it’s time for the cards to be, well, cards! So, if you see me on Facebook, do encourage me to finish them! I’m hoping for an early Spring launch, but we will see how that plays out with all the other creative projects I tackle at once (creative ADD).
I’ve been working diligently on my Story/Design Studio site also. I’ve been having a blast learning about video editing and storytelling used for teaching. PURE BLISS! Okay, maybe some of the program learning has been a little frustrating and filled with curse words, but the challenge of learning has been very, very fun.
I want to thank all my new followers from Pinterest! My little quiz, Are you a sensitive, is practically going viral! For all of you, and my loyal friends and students, I give you Cyber Monday through Wednesday sale on classes! Sign up for January classes now at a whopping $25 off. It’s my thank you to you and to entice you to try out Empath or Fairy School. Yay! Go here to Empath School, here to Fairy Online School to sign up right away before the sale ends! These are crazy cool prices.
I’m curious what YOU want to see birthed from Fairy Online or Empath School for 2014. Take the poll! I was considering creating a storytelling your life course also with all the cool skills I learned and can share with you. Would you be interested in that? What changes do you want or need? I’d love to hear from you!Take Our Poll
Over at my STORY STUDIO tumblr page, we’re talking TUTUs and loving and embracing our womanly hips. Check it out here.
And in honor of Tutus, I’ve developed a Pinterest page of Tutus Love you can see here.
This weekend starts THE EMPATH SKILLS online class and ANIMAL MEDIUMSHIP online class. You can still sign up and if you are a subscriber there’s a cool discount! There’s personalized class course pages and individual attention. Lots of worksheets to play with and fun lessons and homework.
I may not be offering these classes for awhile. I will be retooling the Fairy Online School this winter as it morphs and changes after eight years of existence. Some classes will be retired. The school may shift altogether. We all have growth spurts and need change. Love to see you in classes now!
a heads-up: my most popular classes start November 22nd, Friday, in Fairy Online School
Empathic? Sensitive? You know that you pick up feelings and information and have this ability, but don’t know how to control it for good? This class will help you learn how to focus on reading energy, be aware of psychic boundaries, keep out what you don’t want, and become aware of this amazing gift you have instead of seeing it as out of control sensitivity! CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
For the Nature Lovers and More:
In this wonderful class, you will learn the Ten FAIRY SECRETS as given to me by the Nature Spirits: Fun, short lessons, easy to digest information with creative pictures to inspire you and a fun homework. Be introduced to this fun, joyful fairy energy and have simple, non-toxic nature tools to grab for to help heal yourself and your animals. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
Losing an animal companion can be the hardest thing to experience. I know! In this online class, I share ways to know and connect to the spirit of your animal that you have lost, that I have learned as an animal communicator, to continue that connection. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
Picking up on spirits nearby? Want a better connection to your helpers and Guides in the spiritual realm to feel more guided and supported? Is your empathic skill being able to connect to spirit but you need some help controlling it? Fun, information-loaded and visually pleasing online class. click here for more info
An introduction to my story studio of creative marketing and teaching ideas. 50 days of sharing on my Tumblr sketchbook over here. Follow my blog!
I know it’s the day after Halloween, but I still have haunting on my mind.
I’m convinced the house across the street is haunted.
Let’s look at the facts. Since I’ve lived in my home, about three years or more, no one has stayed in that house for more than four months. There is a constant turnover with moving vans coming and going. Sometimes there is a playground set in the front yard, and other times, the swings are dismantled. There is always the landlord coming through cleaning up the yard, throwing out garbage in large quantities into a dumpster in between inhabitants. Something is scaring them away.
Haunted houses fascinate me. I went googling this morning on the subject and found some fun links for you to visit.
My favorite haunted house as a kid: The Haunted Mansion
Hands-down my favorite link, How to Buy or Sell a Haunted House
Have any haunted house stories?
I haven’t blogged for awhile and I apologize, dear readers. I’ve been busy with Designing Fairy Cinema and writing my next book; not to mention adjusting to Giant Puppy’s needs. (Okay, I just mentioned it.) Actually, she’s been really good.
I wanted to write about overwhelm, which is one of the biggest issues sensitive folks encounter. I thought, why not write about the topic when I’m feeling the least overwhelmed? I’ve pretty much had gotten so used to that frantic state I miss the adrenaline rush. Back last year and half of this year I was dealing with taking care of an incontinent elderly beagle, Grad School classes, my business, and a part time job. I was stuck in the fast lane to get everything done and pretty much lived on sugar to keep my natural humming bird energy up. I loved the classes and I miss Sarah, but I’m starting to adjust to enjoy the calm, natural energy.
It’s easy to overwhelm when you are sensitive. We take in so much information at once at a deep level that it’s easy to tip that balance in the red. And if you are in a vulnerable space emotionally, it’s really easy to blow your fuse.
I remember a few years back going to an outdoor concert with a friend. I took one look at the huge crowded line in front of me and almost blew a gasket right there. My breathing quickened, and I forgot about my feet. The line was moving at a caterpillar pace to the ticket booth. We weren’t even in the stadium and I could feel panic rising. We made it in and there were lines of chairs on the lawn in front of the stage and bleachers everywhere. Thank goodness the stadium was outside otherwise I’d have felt trapped.
I asked my friend if we could sit in an aisle so I wasn’t sandwiched in and he didn’t understand and ignored my request. I needed some air and psychic space around me. More and more people took the seats surrounding us. I couldn’t breathe. What made things worse, was the performer wasn’t on time! So the waiting went on and on with me stuck like a sardine. This was too many damn people! All this energy around me. I could feel hopes, dreams, thoughts, issues. Yeah, sure I put up some protection, visualized a couple bubbles. But that was a lot of people. I could even shame myself for not being able to stand firm against all these energies. Yeah, that’s realistic.
Once the concert finally started I was in better shape. Focusing on something fun really blocks out the noise. I sang, I tried to dance in my chair, but I still felt boxed in.
And then even my friend started to crowd me. My friend wanted to go in the casino afterwards. Hey, why not? Let’s see if Ronni can blow a fuse in public and explode in little pieces all over the flashing little light machines. Thank goodness for my body. I got a migraine that tried to push out all those visiting energies. I had to go home. I tried to explain, but I wasn’t being heard, so I stormed out.
Is there something wrong with me for not enjoying that? Shouldn’t I toughen up? Heck no! Part of being deliciously sensitive, is knowing yourself. If you were allergic to peanuts, would you scream and tell yourself that you needed to toughen up? No! You’d frickin’ avoid those peanuts at all costs. If I were put into that situation again, I’d do a few self care things:
Overload happens not just in crowded situations. I can feel crowded by other people. If I have a lot of demands coming at me, I will try to please everyone around me, make them happy, do a good job, and then I can overload on that pushing energy. I will take on way more than I should.
I remember teaching book illustrating with a fellow artist at a Montessori school. The kids were so lovely, creative and open-eyed. I fell in love with them. But those teacher hours are slightly insane. There was rarely a break away from the energies of these kids who each individually demanded a great deal of attention, which I was trying to give. I hadn’t learned at that point how to know my limits and regulate my energy. I would come home at the end of the day either bursting into tears or having signs of physical overwhelm.
Now keep in mind, being sensitive doesn’t mean I can’t handle a lot or am “delicate.” That’s super important to point out. Honey, I’m stronger than most people I know. Ask my closest friends. The amount of stuff I can handle emotionally far outweighs my physical sensitivity.
There’s nothing wrong with us. No, we shouldn’t be living in bubbles. We are what we are. We’ve got that fine-tuned nervous system brilliant for some things (and amazing gifts that come with that sensitivity, that you will notice the non-sensitive flock to for answers) but it just comes with some special care instructions.
A little note about upcoming classes. I will only be offering the core classes this November. The Empath Skills class now comes with a little yummy twist (a mini reading). Check out and sign up for it here. If you want to be informed about the upcoming books in the Sensitive series, do subscribe to this site (sign-up found in the right sidebar).
In September, I only had leaves and lost hope.
Then the first little pumpkin showed up.
Then another. Some are still changing color from green to orange.
You are allowed to have.
Just be patient.
I’m in a bit of a transition right now, so I’m not sure if classes will be offered in November or not and which. I’m expanding and growing! So, if are interested in Fairy Online School classes, they start Friday! Here’s the catalog of classes to choose from. Hope to see you in class!
There are a few offerings for October to consider to fill up your head with tools and fun.
For the Sensitive:
I’ve been trying to learn this one video editing program. Trying, may not be the correct word. It’s been a little like writer’s block where you take out the pencil and pen, the paper, organize your work space, but no words are flowing. I’ve set up my work space, have the video class all ready to go on the screen, but all of a sudden there seems to all these distractions! There’s friends to chat with on Facebook, which I love to do anyway. The girls are getting a little nutsy in the front yard so I need to supervise. There’s that pie in the frig that has been calling me for three days. And gosh, would you look at that, I still haven’t learned one lesson on that video. What is wrong with me?
It’s called Shiny Object Syndrome. There’s no pill or support group but it’s so common among creative and sensitive people. We like colors, and shiny things, and less tangible things like new knowledge and insights. Throw in the empathic thing and we are drawn into others’ stories feeling their sadness, their pain, their losses.
Empathic folks take in a great deal of information at once. We don’t just see the chair over there. We see the peeling paint, the yellow peeking through the wood, and we notice the seat cushion could use some sewing. Every now and then I often wish I could be shallow and only see that surface!
I wondered the other day if maybe I have Adult ADD and not Shiny Object Syndrome. And in a flurry of worry, I did some research to rule it out.
So I took the quiz I found over at Psych Central. Okay, that test isn’t so helpful. I know I’m hyperactive sometimes, but I think that’s inherited energy from my grandmother, and part of my nervous nature. And I can definitely concentrate and stick to a project once I do start. I also have my deeply lazy moments, although my head rarely shuts off. I read the 15 Signs You May Have Adult ADHD, and it’s not fitting me. Elaine Aron’s brilliant self test fits me to a T. I already know I can be a sensation-seeking sensitive, as she calls it. So, I conclude after all this research, it is a big part of my sensitivity.
How do you cure the Shiny Object Syndrome then? I would think you don’t! Why would you want to? I am finding that there is a gift there. Without it, I’d be a dull workaholic. I wouldn’t take breaks or have a full life with friends, and beauty, giant puppy playing, and rose smelling. Perhaps, then, Shiny Object Syndrome shows up just when we need it for that balance. Because maybe I just needed a little break before I dive into my video learning.
First off, I hoped you enjoyed Animal Communication Month and I want to thank all my fabulous guests who talked of their passion regarding animal communication. Each are wonderful women who have some very important teachings to share.
It’s been a crazy last few months, and quite honestly, I’ve been hesitant to share my thoughts here as I had felt my space was invaded. That’s a yucky place to be in and I am claiming it back. And with this claiming, I want to share what I’ve learned lately. Perhaps, you can relate, and then we can all support each other.
1. Other people’s shit is their shit. Okay, this one is hard to deal with. When someone acts a certain way, I guarantee it’s their own story going round and round in their head that may have nothing to do with you at all. With one of my relatives, I had this amazing shift when I realized I had a long-standing reaction taking things personally, which HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ME. It WAS my shit of why I took it personally. When I realized what my shit was, after a lot of learning and figuring things out, I gained some understanding and some real peace, and I didn’t react so strongly. I was able to detach, step back and see this. So, basically, we react to others when it’s really our own shit. Unless, of course, someone is just being a shit towards us, then we are reacting to that.
2. There’s many ways to climb a mountain. That means if you are sensitive and hate crowds, don’t think the only way to go out and teach is to lecture to large groups, and it’s the only way for you to be successful. If you hate doing networking luncheons, then network one-on-one through social media that’s more comfortable for you. I had a beautiful writer friend years ago who wrote children’s books. She was truly gifted with words. But the one thing that stopped her in her tracks of being truly successful was she didn’t want to do book signings. She was dreadfully shy and this was the kiss of death for her. Because of this, she didn’t pursue publishing her own children’s books to avoid that fate.
I had a similar experience when I starred in a television show years ago. I knew then I wanted to write and publish a book. I was told, that’s not how it works. “You have to BE somebody first.” I am a stubborn mule. That was too big a mountain to climb. I published my book anyway and I’m glad I did.
3. We need to ask ourselves are my actions or behaviors giving me what I want? If I want connection, healing, resolve, love, understanding, is how I am acting bringing that about or is it bringing others further away from me? If you don’t feel heard, kindly ask someone to listen. If you are angry, let it out in a healthy way. If you need answers, go do some research and ask questions. Cruel/nasty/mean/angry result = cruel/nasty/mean/angry. Hate feeds hate. It’s a lose-lose situation, always. I’ll never forget my Verizon phone company interaction. The first customer service rep was nasty towards me, so I got nasty. The second rep heard and understood me; validating my feelings. I softened and the interaction changed. There was a healthy resolve.
4. I think we all just want to be loved and to love. Love and connection is what it is all about. A world without real, honest connection is one scary, dark, lonely place. Dogs are the greatest teacher of love. It’s hard to not feel loved when a giant puppy is licking your face. Now unconditional love is their majors in life and they have so much to teach us. It’s harder as humans a great deal of time to love like that but we are learning. And we also do need to look at what unconditional love is. It’s not allowing cruelty, especially towards ourselves.
5. As sensitive people, a great deal of us didn’t learn this. We didn’t know how to create boundaries. We felt we weren’t allowed to. But this is a big one. And you can leave situations that don’t feel safe and people who don’t hear you, or at least create boundaries around those. Lots of times folks write me here asking about spirits that bother them or scary situations, and it’s the same with living people. I used to walk the girls pass one house on my street with two dogs that had no fence. The one dog was a loving, loopy kind of being who in her enthusiasm knocked over elderly Sarah. I didn’t appreciate that nor did Sarah. The other dog, a puppy, was aggressive. She’d zip into the street and bare teeth at Emma. After two times of this, I had a long scream at the dog, which I’m sure the whole neighborhood heard. “No! Unacceptable!” I told her. And the puppy ran back into her house. I then had a long talk with her person. We have a right not to be bullied in our environment. My one friend has a very sweet angel group online. She’s a gentle, kind creature whose whole purpose in life is to help others. She was recently attacked cruelly on her own site by a man who didn’t believe in what she did. He clearly needed to go somewhere else then, where he belonged, but she had every right to block him from that group. And if you are in an environment that doesn’t keep you safe, doesn’t respect the rights or well-being of its members, get out of that environment. It won’t change.
Sometimes, we do need to fight a good fight and keep going. We may be fighting an injustice or we don’t want to give up on our talents, and shouldn’t. But there are other times we are straining, trying, putting out a lot of energy, and it means we are going against the current made for us. We aren’t getting enough support either to help us or to back what we are doing. This causes such a strong fatigue that fills your bones. Believe me, I know. Those are the times to step back and regroup. Follow what does give you energy and where there is support. That’s your bread crumbs for the new direction. Oh, and learn from me. Drowning in resentment over lack of support, really, really doesn’t work. Don’t get stuck there.
Can you relate to these? What have you been learning?
*apologies to those who don’t appreciate cursing or the word “shit,” as I am originally from Jersey and we all learn that word while learning how to drive and that word is perfect for what I am describing
And speaking of support, if this writing post has helped you, consider buying my HELP I’M SENSITIVE book, or FAIRY ONLINE SCHOOL written classes. I am also busy completing the sequels to that book. Keep posted on developments, by SUBSCRIBING TO THIS SITE.
I’m feeling in a generous mood since we are all a little cranky with all that is happening with the government and we need some fun to focus on! Big sale on Fairy Online School this month. You can sign up for that class you’ve had your eye on and then get the gift of half off another class for later or for double the fun! That’s crazy good!
OR, sign up with a friend and she gets her class half off (or you do!) Let’s spread the word about Fairy Online School so we can all be creative/intuitive and have fun.
Our last guest post-er for Animal Communication Month is Teresa Wagner, one of my animal communication mentors, who is passionate about being a voice for the whales and wants to share this very important lesson.
Whales seem to speak a form of consciousness we are beginning to re-explore in our own inner natures. They help us chart our interior wilderness. We can hear whales singing. If we pay attention and let them live, perhaps we will hear them speak, in their own accents, their own language. It would be an extravagant reward to experience, by empathy, a different band of reality. ~ Joan McIntyre, Mind in the Waters
Most of us who love animals seem to have certain species with whom we connect much more deeply than others—animals who call to our souls in ways that no others can. This is how it is for me with the whales. They are my ancestral family and my spiritual guides. I love them beyond measure. Whether we refer to the animals with whom we have such profound relationships as our power animals, totem animals, spirit guides, teachers, healers or family is not what is important. What does seem to be important is our openness and willingness to enthusiastically yet humbly discern their important messages for us, and to apply that learning into the daily fabric of our lives.
From the diligent work of scientists we learn about the biology of whales. From the ongoing work of researchers of cetacean behavior we learn the patterns of whale populations, distribution, migration and what they do in all of the earth’s oceans. The continually growing body of work regarding the biology and behavior of whales helps us better understand them and often helps to protect them. And through the passionate efforts of activists, laws are created and changed and cultures are influenced to further protect whales. Research, conservation, and activism are all needed to save the whales.
It is only through direct communication with the whales, however, through the universal language of telepathy, that we can move beyond making assumptions about why whales do what they do, to learn what they think, what they feel, their perceptions of humans, and to learn the very stories of their lives, and to offer them the energy of healing for specific needs.
Clearly, two way communication takes us beyond assumptions. Observing behavior does not tell us everything about an animal or person, and the assumptions we make without checking in with those involved can be completely wrong.
When we want to communicate with whales (or any animals), it is much more meaningful and accurate if we engage in a dynamic, two-way conversation rather than doing a one-way psychic reading, or apply the stereotypes of archetypes to individual whales. A one-way reading of a soul’s energy can be accurate, but a back and forth conversation always reveals so much more than a one way reading, which is only a static picture of another’s energy. (Read more in an article: The Difference Between a Conversation and a Psychic Reading.)
When I talk with the whales, I prefer the phrase “having a conversation with” to the terms channeling, medium, or psychic reading. There is nothing wrong with those terms. Psychic actually means “of the soul.” However, contemporary television shows and movies have so over-sensationalized psychic work, reducing it at times to sound bite entertainment (usually with a focus on proof of whether it’s real, not whether it’s helping anyone) and perpetuating the myth that people in those roles have some sort of exclusive, exotic, strange or melodramatic ability. Melodrama, ego and entertainment serve no beneficial purpose in sacred conversations with animals. What does serve these conversations is the energy of love, respect, compassion, empathy, humility and the important ethical practice of clearing oneself of filters before conversations.
When we are having conversations with animals, we’re filtering when we hear messages, see things or feel energy through the lens of our personal beliefs or perspectives–especially if we communicate what we hear, see or believe as if it is a universal truth or fact rather than our opinion. This is also called projection. A more accurate way to telepathically communicate with animals is to do so with empathy. Empathy is our attempt to understand an animal through the lens of their perspective, rather than impose ours onto them. When we mistake our own personal perspective as a message from an animal, or our opinions as fact and applicable to everyone, we are filtering and or projecting.
If we truly want to know what individual whales may be thinking, what is on their minds and in their hearts and what they want to say to us, then we must commit to listening without filters.
Filtering can come from our personal values, desires or from our beliefs in certain dogmas or archetypes, and can be used consciously or unconsciously. When we talk with animals, it is important to let go of all preconceived ideas. stereotypes and archetypes of species, breed, gender and to simply connect with an individual animal, and listen. If we assume that an animal of a particular species, such as a whale, will tell us information of a particular sort, then that is what we will hear. We will perceive through this filter, rather than sensing whatever it is a particular animal really may want to say to us. If we truly want to know what individual whales may be thinking, what is on their minds and in their hearts and what they want to say to us, then we must commit to listening without filters. During the period of time that we are listening to them we must put aside our own values, beliefs and desires so we can truly hear them, not what we might wish they would say or want. Some of us refer to this as a process of energetic clearing, done before telepathic conversation. (Click here to learn about how filtering impacted my conversation with Keiko (the whale who starred in Free Willy and lived most of his life in captivity). http://www.swimandcommunicatewithwhales.com/a-sampling-of-messages-from-whales#captive )
Letting go of archetypal information about whales while communicating with them is an important step in this energetic clearing of ourselves of filters. Telepathy involves having a conversation with animals. It is live and dynamic. Archetypes offer us information about animals. It is static information which may have absolutely nothing to do with the animal with whom we are talking. Telepathy allows us to communicate with animals–with individual animals about specific information. Telepathic animal communication involves having a conversation with animals–accessing the actual thoughts.
Archetypes are generalized opinions about animals, usually references about an entire species. They are based on assumptions about animals, not conversations with animals. A common archetypal assumption about animals is that all individuals in a species group share the same spiritual qualities or abilities, which they hold for the purpose of serving humans. Furthermore, it’s often described that these qualities can be absorbed by humans, especially if they tap into their “power animal.”
Assigning archetypal meanings of animals’ purpose and existence on earth to every animal in a group is terribly limiting, if not also condescending and erroneous, to the individuals in each species. We can’t possibly know the life purpose of an animal, the meaning of encountering a particular animal, how the animals feels about us, etc. unless we ask. Internalizing stereotyped information about whales can skew–filter–what we think we hear from them, or perhaps worse, make us think there is no need for conversation since someone already wrote down in a book “what whale energy means.” Can you imagine someone from Mars writing a book called “what human female energy means”–as if all female humans are alike?
An example of this occurred on one of my whale swim trips when one of the women in the group asked for my help in clarifying the energy and messages she was receiving from a whale. She said that though she very much enjoyed connecting with this whale, she was quite surprised that he was very “puppy-like, light and playful, not at all serious.” She said she expected the whales to feel more like the Dali Lama than a puppy, because she read in various places that “whales are the keepers of the earth’s history and wisdom.” She was shocked when she connected to this whale, thinking she had somehow connected to the wrong animal, perhaps a dog back on land, or a dolphin because she had read that they are all about “joy and play.” She thought that all whales were wise healers of the earth. When I checked in with this whale, he clearly wanted to talk with her about having fun and playing, but nothing else (and this was not a calf or especially young whale). He had no special wisdom to offer about the healing of the universe or records of the earth’s history, just how much fun he was having hanging out with us humans, and that he hoped this woman was having fun being amongst the whales. As we talked more about it, the person reflected on this and realized she was not having enough fun in her own life and wanted to lighten up. She concluded that she was drawn to connect with this whale to feel inspired by the energy of playfulness and fun available to her in her daily life. She let go of the idea of a “one size fits all archetypes.”
Think what she would have missed had she merely continued to read archetypal information about “what whale energy means.” She probably would have discounted her connection with this whale and continued to expect only “we hold the earths’ wisdom and we’re here to heal the earth and everyone on it” type energy from all the whales. I encouraged her to feel good about the fact that though she had been exposed to a stereotyped belief about whales, when she telepathically connected with this whale, she didn’t let it stop her from receiving his playful energy accurately! Though she was initially confused about the disparity between what she received from the whale and the archetypes she had come to believe, she did take in information contrary to the stereotypes she had read. She didn’t filter! And then, thankfully, for any future individual connections with whales, she let go of the stereotype altogether.
Having conversations with individuals unhampered by stereotypical expectations is a much more accurate and respectful way to relate to whales and to learn what they have to tell us and teach us.
“Wisdom comes from souls, not species. All whales are not highly evolved beings with lofty abilities to heal the planet or humans in miraculous ways. Like humans, some are more evolved than others. Like humans, some of us have expansive purposes and are involved in the healing of individuals and the planet. Some are leaders and some lead more quiet lives with purposes centered around their own private life lessons. Our roles and life purposes are varied–just like yours.
There are whales who come to earth to focus on learning simply what it’s like to be a whale. Others come to also be spiritual leaders or healers–just like it is with humans. We are not, as some people believe, the ‘keepers of wisdom’ any more than any other species. You have the capability to access wisdom through your own soul, and through your own relationship with God, the Divine. Whales, as a group are no better with this than you.”
Animal Communication Month is sponsored by SPEAK WOOF & MEOW by Ronni Ann Hall. Available now at Amazon.com.
Everyone who has ever had an animal friend, is eventually faced with their passing into spirit and few people are very prepared for this event. They are often overcome with grief, sadness, worry and are not capable of making clear, loving decisions from a place of love and peace. I would like to provide some guidelines to help make this a more gentle process.
Animals focus on whatever brings them the most joy and happiness. If they are ill, they put that on the back burner, so to speak. They have no concept of illness or disease or anything really being “wrong” from their “animal point of view”. They will honestly share any pain or discomfort with me, however, they do not label it as bad or wrong. To an animal, it is merely something physical happening in their body and not something to fear.
Most animals have no fear of death. In fact, they most often sense it as only a “new beginning.” They are going to have an opportunity to have a new body and a new life and a another new adventure! What most often makes them “seem sad,” is our own fears, worries and concerns which surround them daily when they are seriously ill, stop eating, or seem to be in pain. They are not humans and too often people “humanize” their thinking. They do not understand our sudden concern and increased sadness and stress. So they, in return, begin to worry about us!!
They may have thoughts like: “What is wrong? Why are you so sad? Why am I not able to make you smile anymore?” Their increased stress, can lower their immune systems as stress does in human bodies too. This stress does not help them to get better or pass with great ease. It only serves to confuse them, if we are not clear about sharing our feelings with them.
Naturally it can be difficult to let go of our beloved animal friends and yet, we know we all must do this at some time in our lives and theirs. Most people ask me what they can do to ease this process for their animal friend. The first thing you can do is give them “permission to leave”. “Duke you have been the most amazing, wonderful, loving dog. I am crying because I will miss petting your body and having you in my life. I love you. And I give you permission to leave whenever the time comes and you need to go into spirit. I may be sad and it is OK to leave your physical body when you need to leave.” Something like that.
The other greatest concern is whether the animal desires assistance in passing or wants to go on their own. Each case is unique. Many animals have no problems going on their own. They do not experience a great deal of pain or struggle, again from “their point of view.” What might appear to be struggle from our human perspective, is often not really painful to them.
I had a dog who eventually could no longer walk at all, having had curved legs when I adopted him many years before. He told me he was leaving and did not eat or drink for ten days. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life to be with him as he peacefully experienced each day, with less and less movement and left with grace the only time I was gone for a short time.
You can check in yourself. Get as quiet as you can possibly be, away from others, the television or other distractions. Take several long deep breaths, imagining you are breathing in and out from your heart. Then ask Spirit for a “heart to heart connection” with your animal friend. Imagine a gold chord from your heart to theirs. Just feel love going back and forth for a couple minutes. Then tell the dog or cat you can allow them to go on their own, or you could ask a vet to give them a simple shot to relax them and then another to release them from their body. Wait a moment or two. Then ask, would you like to go on your own? Wait and see how you FEEL… peace or not? Ask then if they would like assistance and wait. Do you feel peace or not? If you feel confusion, then you are up in your head. The heart gives us clear answers.
Remember animals love us without conditions. If we are not hearing correctly, they forgive us. They do not carry grudges, resentments or anger like humans do. That is one reason we feel their loss so deeply. Few humans love us as deeply as our animal friends do.
If you take time to love your animal now, connect with them daily, appreciate their presence in your life, then when it does come time to pass, you will be better prepared to let go. You might be better able to tell what they need most of you and if in doubt, ask for help.
Morgine Jurdan has been professionally communicating with animals with love for almost two decades from her home in WA state near Mt. St. Helens. She helps with all kinds of problems and her specialties are coaching with lost animals and assisting people at the end of their animals lives and communications with those in spirit. www.communicationswithlove.com
Check out Morgine’s Resource Page on her website for more ideas: http://peacefulpetpassing.com/resources/
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I’m happy to share Sandy’s story, a wonderful healer I was able to work with. Perhaps, you can relate to her story. Like all of you reading this post, I am an animal lover. Always have been. I’ve had many in my life and still do. I’ve worked with horses in my teens and as a professional dog groomer for 17 years now.
Also, like many of you, I am intuitive, sensitive to energies, vibrations, and all other types of things, as well as being an Empath.
I would listen to speakers giving seminars who were able to communicate with animals. “What a wonderful thing to be able to do!” I would think. Then I always wondered why I wasn’t able to do it. I certainly loved animals, spent my life with them, worked with them, and I am most definitely intuitive. It wasn’t for lack of wanting to, or even trying to. How do these people do it and apparently so easily? Was there something wrong with me or my intuitive abilities?
I signed up to take a teleclass on “Help For the Sensitive” being given by Ronni Ann Hall through the Animal Spirit Network at that time. Boy, did I ever need help there! Seems I was such an energetic sponge, soaking up all of the frankly crappy energy surrounding me from everywhere. God knows I had tried to put up my protections, etcetera, seemingly to no avail. I know I needed this class, so I took it.
I just clicked with Ronni’s energy, so I looked up her website. Low and behold, she was offering a mentorship on animal communication, among other topics, through her Fairy Online School. I thought, “Damn it, I want to get to the bottom of why I can’t hear animals” so I signed up. I just didn’t believe that I could hear animals. I needed help from someone who did actually hear them.
Help I did get. I found I couldn’t “hear” animals because of all of the noise inside my head, all of the time! It was like trying to hear someone whispering something important to you while attending a Led Zeppelin concert listening to “Whole Lotta Love” live. OK, so I am dating myself. They were my first concert all those years ago and are still the loudest thing I have ever heard. Still love them by the way.
For all of you intuitive folk out there, did you ever know that not everyone hears all of those voices in their heads? I didn’t. I’ve heard them since I was a kid, so of course, I thought we all did. You just get used to all of that noise. Kind of like Moms and Dads who no longer hear “MOM, MOM, MOM, DAD, DAD, DAD, I WANT THIS, I NEED THAT, SHE’S HITTING ME, HE TOOK MY STUFF…..” You wonder how they can’t possibly hear all of that? But hear it, they don’t. They have learned to tune it out. Same with all of the noise in my head.
While working with Ronni, we found that I needed to put psychic gatekeepers or bouncers in place at my psychic doorways to only allow in messages that I needed or wanted to hear. I chose to place Red-tail Hawks at my doorways. They have always been special to me and are some of my Guides. Naturally I have a lot of animals and Faeries helping me. I’ll bet a lot of you do too.
We had the Hawks bar the doors. Silence at last! I never knew what that was like. Seems like everything was yakking at me all at once. If you haven’t experienced it personally, everything can and does talk. Trees, plants, clouds, rocks, people, animals, things that have passed on, etcetera.
Next we had the Hawks sort the messages to different psychic doorways using the directions right side, left side, from above, and through my heart space. We placed all things that were currently “alive” in this world to the right. All things that had passed to the left. My Guides messages above, and things I wished to communicate with to my heart space.
When the Hawks sorted the things that had passed to the left side and we shut the other doors, I found that like the kid in “The Sixth Sense,” I hear dead things. Lots of them! I guess I have some mediumship abilities. Who knew? It could explain why I kept hearing a voice at work saying “I want to go home” and other voices trying to tell me what happened to them all of the time. I thought I was just picking up on some crabby people! These beings are actually in between worlds I think. They aren’t here in physical form, but they aren’t fully on the Other Side either. I can hear from beings who are on the Other Side also.
When the bouncers were in place, I was able to immediately pick up on Ronni’s dog Emma Lou. I felt for her energetically as if I was petting her in my lap and she came through loud and clear. The funny part is she first appeared to me to be a small beagle, then a basset hound. I later found out that she had been a beagle previously and was now incarnated as a basset hound. Guess she appeared to me as both. How cool was that?
With the bouncers permanently in place, I no longer have to be bothered by everyone’s thoughts when passing them in the grocery aisles like “My son doesn’t call me enough”, or “I wish she wouldn’t have left me”, nor with the being at work who kept complaining that it wants to go home. I have learned to have control over my intuitive abilities. Thank God! It is a whole lot quieter in my head now. I can use my gifts more effectively to help others.
The area I specialize in now is as a medical intuitive and energy healer for animals. I am able to receive information as to where they have a disturbance in their energetic or physical bodies, how they might have developed it, or just whatever they wish to say about it. I then work with the animal to help them to heal themselves or their situations. The communication flows freely now and has become second nature. You could say I’ve become bilingual. I have an affinity for horses, birds, and the wild ones, but enjoy working with all animals.
I recently helped my friend’s horses when she was looking for homes for them. She is on the road a lot for work and wanted them to have homes where they will be ridden and spend more time with their people. Her little mare wasn’t sure about what was going on. I explained it to her, and that it was her turn to shine and show everyone just how smart she was. Did she ever! Everyone was saying how she seemed to be a completely different horse from the one they had seen earlier in the day. She got it. She also got a great home with a young teenager who has the same sense of adventure that she has. They will be exploring the world together for a long time to come.
I don’t only hear animals when I work with them. I can hear them all of the time if I want to It can be fun to hear what they have to say. Some of the dogs that I work with make me laugh out loud! Of course, people I work with think I am nuts and have no idea what I am laughing about. Nor will they! There are a lot of inside jokes with these dogs.
I went into a pet supply store that also sells birds and small pocket pets. The birds were having a major bickering match between them about who could eat where. The little lizard babies were so proud to tell me about how cool they were. The funniest part was when the Guinea Pigs started yelling “Run!” when the most obnoxious kid charged at their cages, yelling and banging on the glass. I had to move to a different aisle trying to keep a straight face.
So not only can you use animal communication to help animals, but it also enriches your life. I love to see the humor in life and apparently, the animals and other beings in Nature love to share it too. There is nothing quite so cool as conversing with a wise tree or hearing Hawks talking with you as they soar overhead. Or hearing your beloved German Shepherd calling the neighbors a few choice names. I wonder where she heard that from? Ahem. I have some pretty awful neighbors who are just cranking up for another night of noise. Sigh.
For all of you that have noisy heads like I did, get some bouncers in place. Take a mentorship to find out what will work to open up the flow of communication for you. It is natural that all things can and do communicate together. People used to know that ages ago. Some of us just need help to remember the language. It will change our world.
I am currently working on a book and oracle card deck that explains easy ways to work with animals with energy healing. I want to help as many people and their animals as possible to make their lives more enjoyable. I am currently working on my website where I will be offering my services as an animal communicator, medical intuitive, and energy healer for animals.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I share many of my stories living with dog companions in my new book, Speak Woof and Meow. Based on my popular FOS class, COM102, this book will lead you through the different lessons to help you communicate better with your animal friend. And as promised, here are a few excerpts to share with you.
There’s also lots of cute animal drawings