I want to talk about animal communication this week. I've had some clients in the last few days who've come to me for healing for their pets. Cats and dogs, specifically, although over the years I've had sessions with all manner of feathered, furred and scaly beasties.
It's reinforced for me once again how blessed we are to have our animals in our lives. These divine, pure spirits that walk this earth in animal bodies are here to teach us about unconditional love, which is what they offer us in abundance.
What many of my clients are surprised to realise though is that, when they come to me with an animal that has an illness of some kind, be that a physical or mental disorder, the root cause is invariably their human companion (you may call yourself your pet's 'owner' but this is no more true than calling yourself the owner of your spouse and children).
I had a man this week who had a session with me over Skype as he and his dog were based in Europe. The dog was anxious and depressed and had a rash on his skin. The cause? The man's own high stress and anxiety levels.
"You must heal your own issues in order to help your dog," I told the man. In truth, he was in far more need of healing than his beautiful canine friend so he booked a session for himself.
Our animals will take on our conditions in order to relieve us of them. I've known horses that get arthritis in their knee just like their 'owner'. This is why domestic animals get human conditions like diabetes and obesity. No animal that lives in the wild ever gets diabetes!
As well, your animal is highly sensitive to the atmosphere and energy of your home as well as to your personal energy. The best thing you can do for your pet is not bring your stresses home.
I want to leave you with a small tip on how to communicate with your pet. First, be aware that your pet can read your thoughts, this is why they always know when, for example, you're going on holiday. The have 'snatched' the images from your head as you've thought about it. We can use the same method to deliberately communicate. So instead of talking to your pet and expecting them to understand English, communicate with them in the language of images and emotions. Sit for a few moments in quiet meditation and 'send' your pet images and feelings of love. This method can also be used to reassure a pet about something like a house move, 'send' your pet images of them being happy in the new home, images of sunshine, grassy lawns, log fires... along with feelings of being cosy, safe and happy.
Before I finish, just a little diary info. If you or anyone you know are in Bath this coming weekend on Saturday 10 February, there's a wonderful Holistic Wellbeing Fayre fundraiser happening at Bath Guildhall from 10.30am till the evening. It's being held to raise money for HorseWorld, a Bristol-based charity dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned, neglected and mistreated horses, ponies and donkeys.
HorseWorld cares for more than 100 horses, ponies and donkeys at its Bristol site and provides after-care and support for around 300 more, who have been re-homed throughout the South-West. It's motto is rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. More information here: holistichorsewelfarefundraiser.webs.com
Lots of love, Zoë xx
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Today my thoughts are with my father and I wanted to share with you how grateful I am to him for instilling in me from such an early age a deep love for animals.
My father was the original Doctor Doolittle. Although his 'day job' was with human patients, he filled our home with all manner of sick and injured patients of the feathery, furry and scaly type.
It was the 1940s and we lived in a little village called Stanely, near Perth, in the heart of the Scottish countryside. Daddy ran a medical practice with two other doctors but his passion for animals was equal to the care he gave to humans. He could never pass any animal that needed help and had a habit of stopping the car when we were out on visits to rescue those that were in distress, be they a sheep, deer, cat, dog or bird, my father would make sure they were ok before he left the scene. He would often tend to a wounded bird or untangle a sheep from barbed wire.
Our home was basically an animal sanctuary. We had a large house with seven bedrooms and on the third floor there was a vast area that had been turned into an animal hospital.
We rescued many injured birds, of all kinds, mostly with broken wings. Daddy would splint them up and then they would have the freedom of the ‘animal hospital’ to relax with no fear of predators.
When their wings were mended, my twin sister Zandra and I helped them to find the confidence in flying again. One of us would hold a cushion and the other, from the far end of the room, would throw the bird up. It would fly across the room and be caught on the soft cushion landing. By this time, they had become very tame and we would have them on our laps, stroking, talking and giving them healing energy to bring them into total recovery.
Throughout the years, we must have had at least 30 different animals come to stay with us for healing. Including a chimpanzee, two baby alligators and several small snakes - one of Daddy's friends ran Edinburgh Zoo. On one trip to the seaside, we even ended up bringing home a sick seal.
Is it any wonder that I've had a lifelong passion for healing but especially for healing animals? It brings me no end of joy to see an animal return to health and they are beautiful to work on because, unlike humans, animals are open to receiving the healing energies of the universe. They have no blocks of ego and resistance so often found in humans.
So today, I raise a glass to my father and thank him for giving me the love of animals that has filled my life with such joy.
Lots of love,
Intuitive healer, horse whisperer and animal communicator who works with the angels to offer healing and guidance to all beings.