This month's blog is dedicated to our friends in the animal kingdom because 4th October is World Animal Day. This date was chosen because it's the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Saint Francis lived in the 13th century and died from illness on 4 October 1226. He didn't start out as a man of God though, Francis was quite the lad as a young man, it's said he enjoyed a wild youth followed by a brief career as a soldier, but then he had a conversion experience - a spiritual awakening in today's speak - that inspired him to renounce his family's wealth and devote his life to God. Basically, he said God spoke to him and told him to sort out the church, which had lost its way.
As well as being generally Godly, Francis in particular had a love of nature and of animals. He was a fierce protector of animal welfare and would provide a voice for animals when they had none.
As an animal communicator, one of the things I do is telepathically communicate with animals and it is endlessly hilarious, enlightening, educational and touching to hear what they have to say. If you have pets, I can assure you they know so much more about what's going on in your life than you can possibly imagine! They know what you're thinking because they can 'catch' the images in your head, they can read what's in your energy field; nothing gets past them! Animals are just like us in so many ways, they feel happy, they get sad, they get upset and distressed, they have senses of humour, they tease, they joke and prank, they take umbrage, they dislike injustice, they feel compassion and joy, and of course they love!
Let me share one story here, I had a horse client whose human guardian called me, and she was a little upset because her beloved horse had bitten her earlier that day, not a big bite, more of nip but still completely out of character behaviour. This horse had never bitten her before and she wanted to know why her normally loving horse had done such a thing. So I had a telepathic 'chat' with the horse and discovered that, yes, he was upset with his human! Why? It was his birthday and she had forgotten all about it. She didn't make a fuss of him and didn't give him birthday presents of apples and carrots. He was most put out!
I relayed all this information back to the human guardian who said, 'oh my god, yes, it IS his birthday... please tell him I'm really sorry and I'll back to the stable this afternoon with his birthday treats.'
She went back to see the horse that afternoon, with a big basket of apples, carrots, sugar lumps and more. Sure enough, the horse was delighted, he snuggled into her neck and was his usual loving self. Just like us, animals like to be appreciated and valued.
I believe that animals are one of the greatest blessings from God. They love us unconditionally and are our greatest teachers of unconditional love - if we would only learn the lesson!
Maybe take some extra time this month to make the world better for animals. For ideas, here are some websites to donate at or get ideas from...
Lots of love, Zoë xx
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Intuitive healer, horse whisperer and animal communicator who works with the angels to offer healing and guidance to all beings.