The Power of the Heart-to-Heart Connection.
Melissa has been with us just over a year. Her integration has been full of challenges for everyone. She’s been teaching us and we’ve been teaching her, too.
Recently, it occurred to me that creating a permanent heart link with Melissa would help her feel more accepted and more loved. She was eager to do it, even after I reminded her that I already have this connection with Violet and Echo and Starlight.
Once it was created, Melissa began getting into my lap and doing her best to climb inside my shirts. As you can see, she doesn’t always fit completely inside it.
Some of my friends are suggesting that I must be part kangaroo, and she wants to be my “Joey.”
A Neurological Disconnect
Although she’s the youngest member of my feline family, Melissa sees herself as the dominant cat, or “top cat.” Because this is Sakhara’s position, and Sakhara isn’t ready to retire, the two of them have had some difficulties.
Sakhara, age 19, is a very grounded, Earth-energy being who doesn’t believe in fighting. She will hiss and will raise a paw to cuff with claws sheathed, but she won’t start a fight and won’t participate in a fight.
In contrast, Melissa is very young (about 18 months old now) and full of energy. She had been swatting at Sakhara and going out of her way to do it. Even when we were all sitting quietly on the sofa, Melissa would suddenly approach Sakhara and hit her in the fact. Sakhara began jerking her head back in anticipation of being hit whenever Melissa approached her .
Melissa would also come up to Violet and hit her in the face or jump on her head and back, which can injure Violet, age 17 and a bit frail.
Starlight, age 4, loves to wrestle and play with Melissa, but doesn’t expect to be hit. The few times Melissa raised a paw to her, Starlight was startled and gave Melissa a disdainful look.
To stem the wave of aggressive behavior, I pulled out all the stops.
Melissa has been treated with
- flower essences (to remove aggressive emotional patterns),
- chiropractic (to eliminate physical pain),
- homeopathy (to balance her physical/emotional/mental/and spiritual aspects),
- hands-on-healing techniques whenever they seemed called for.
I’ve had varying successes, all short lived.
I also took a more rational (and sometimes irrational) approach. I explained, and explained, and yelled, and explained the “house rules,” and finally even did a “time out” or two with Melissa, all to no avail.
I reassured Melissa that we all loved her and that hitting anyone was unacceptable. She’s a brilliant cat, and I knew she understood.
Why was she continuing to hit everyone?
Hitting is different than the play she does with Starlight. Together they chase, jump on each other, wrestle, and bite and chew on each other. “Sneak attacks” are common and accepted by both. They also cuddle and sleep together every day.
When I began training in The Emotion Code™, Dr. Bradley Nelson’s amazing system for eliminating emotional blocks, Melissa was one of my first “clients.” I got some good results, but the hitting continued. Melissa heart is very defended and I have not yet removed the barrier she put there for emotional protection.
I had also purchased The Body Code™, Dr. Bradley Nelson’s advanced healing system software. Not wanting to leave anything to chance, I did some sessions using this modality with Melissa, too. It was through these sessions that I discovered something of great importance:
Melissa had a neurological disconnect.
She was unable to remember not to hit.
She KNEW hitting was unacceptable.
She just couldn’t stop herself from doing it.
She’d hit someone, and then think, “oops.”
This was new information for me.
I had this insight when I started reconnecting her neurological system.
My next insight was that Melissa had not be able to talk to me about it until I began to reconnect and realign her nervous system. Not being able to talk about it was another symptom of the problem.
It was going to take more than one Body Code™ session to completely reconnect her neurological pathways, but in the meantime I had to protect the other cats. So I asked for spiritual guidance:
What would protect the other cats while Melissa’s healing went forward?
A Family Conference
During the family conference, I explained to everyone that Melissa was having difficulty remembering not to hit.
I invited Violet, Sakhara, and Starlight to all help Melissa.
Each one agreed to remind her, from time to time, not to hit.
The change in Melissa from that moment on
After observing her behavior for a few days, I was amazed that she no longer even raised a paw to strike.
I checked in with the other felines. How frequently were they reminding Melissa not to hit them?
They said they didn’t need to remind her, as it didn’t seem to be a problem any more.
I had also observed the Melissa was unusually sweet and cuddly, more so than ever before.
When I asked her what happened, Melissa said,
I was stunned!
In the 1960’s and 70’s there were Encounter Groups where people participated in games to learn more about how they interacted with others. In one activity, everyone would form a circle holding hands, leaving just one person out, and that person had to try to get into the circle. This revealed each person’s style for getting into a social group that seems to be closed.
Was “aggression” Melissa’s way to
become a member of the group?
While I don’t have a definitive answer to my question, one thing is clear: Melissa is now transformed. She no longer hits the others, although I’ve seen a paw raised once or twice, and she’s much more affectionate towards me.
During this time on Earth, as we’re all being encouraged to become heart centered, to live from our hearts, and to connect through our hearts. Melissa is demonstrating almost daily to me the power of the heart connection.
Veterinary Prognosis: She Won’t Survive.
Abby, Before Her Injury.
Ellie, one of my clients, called me about a dog named Abby who had been viciously attacked by another dog. The attacker had ripped open Abby’s belly and intestines. Even after major surgery, things didn’t look very good for Abby.
I was told that the veterinarian had little to no hope for Abby’s recovery.
Had Abby also heard this? And if she had, did she accept the veterinarian’s viewpoint as written in stone?
Reconstructive surgery repaired the abdominal wall and removed damages portions of Abby’s intestines, leaving Abby very weak and septic. The bowel contents that had poured into her belly had caused peritonitis. Further surgery to seal any additional leaks from her gut wasn’t an option because of how sick and weak Abby had become.
Abby’s person, Briteny, took Abby home so that they could spend time together before Abby passed.
Could this situation be turned around?
First I did an Animal Communication with Abby and Briteny. We spoke about how Abby didn’t have to accept the veterinarian’s judgment about her chances of recovery. Then I recommended that Abby be given flower essences, such as Rescue Remedy, to help her body deal with the shock and trauma she had experienced.
Finally, I did an energy healing session for Abby.
After calling on higher guidance and receiving Abby’s permission to do the healing, the healing guides and I focused on boosting Abby’s immune system by stimulating white blood cell production and activity.
All the organs involved in this process received special attention, especially her thymus gland, her spleen, and her bone marrow.
Then the focus shifted to helping the rest of Abby’s body recover from the attack. We released emotions that could create energetic blocks to healing, removed stagnant energies, cleansed and balanced her chakra system, and filling her up with the Divine Light and Love.
One of the healing teams repaired the etheric template for her physical body, which if damaged, can prevent a full recovery.
After the healing session, Abby slept deeply.
And then the miracle started to happen. Abby began to improve.
You worked with her at 5pm Thursday…according to the vet Abby wasn’t going to make it. At 6 pm Thursday, Abby got up from her bed and started eating and drinking on her own.
On Saturday, Abby was up and playing ball in the backyard.
[Today, Wednesday,] she is still eating and drinking on her own, and fighting off that infection.
The vet cannot believe it.
I know you were with her in her darkest hours. Thank you for being there in this emergency situation.
On Wednesday, Briteny wrote:
She is doing lots better. The vet cannot explain why she is still alive. She still has an infection but the vet believes it is lots better than it was. Abby has gotten a lot of her appetite back and is eating and drinking on her own. She walks around and even has gone up and down a few steps. She’s not out of the woods.
What made the difference?
Abby is a brave soul who listened carefully when I told her that she didn’t have to die just because the veterinarian was not optimistic about her situation. In addition,
Her desire to survive, combined with the energetic healing session, gave Abby the opportunity to turn things around.
The love and attention that Briteny gave Abby also played a significant role in helping Abby recover.
When I do a healing for someone, I know that what happens isn’t up to me. It’s entirely up to the human or animal who receives the energies.
By staying open to possibilities, I create a sacred space for miracles to happen.
Sometimes they do.
Providing the Potassium Cats Need
When In Renal Failure.
One of the most important nutrients for cats in renal failure is potassium in the form of a mineral salt. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, potassium and other mineral salts tend to be washed out of the body. This can lead to vomiting, reluctance to eat and to drink plain water, heart attacks, and death.
If you’ve ever needed electrolytes due to heavy sweating during the summer months, you know that being low in minerals salts is not pleasant. Most people drink a mixture filled with chemicals and sugar. The sugar keeps the electrolyte formula from tasting bitter, and helps increase blood sugar rapidly when the body is depleted. In an emergency, fluids of this type may be given intravenously.
Regular veterinary medicine uses medications and subcutaneous fluids (fluids injected under a cat’s loose skin near the neck) as their solution to low potassium levels for cats in renal failure. I prefer a natural approach.
One of my friends has used Pedialyte in the past with her cats. Pedialyte is a brand of electrolytes made for small children. I looked it up online, and found it had too many chemicals in it for me to give to my cats.
So – I kept searching, and soon found a homemade, all natural, formula someone had devised for her children. I altered it to make it suitable for my cats. This is what Sakhara (who has had renal disfunction for more than 2 years now) and Violet are both taking. I administer it by dropper. Both cats will take it readily. It works just fine.
Please read the disclaimer at the end of this article before trying this on your own. Thank you.
HOME-MADE, ORGANIC ELECTROLYTE FORMULA
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water (I prefer to use structured water because that’s better for the kidneys.)
(Use spring or filtered water to avoid chlorine and flouride.)
- 2 Tablespoons raw honey
(Raw honey has natural antibiotic properties and is less sweet. The honey you buy in supermarkets has other types of sugars added to it … and they don’t have to put that on the labels.)
- 3/8 Teaspoon sea salt (Celtic Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt are the best choices.)
(Table salt from the supermarket has sugar in it – [What? You haven’t read the label recently and noticed this? It’s called “sucrose.”] – and is missing all the trace minerals available in a good quality sea salt.)
- 1/8 Teaspoon potassium salt (365 mg)
(Sometimes called “potassium chloride” and available in health food stores in powder form. I use the NOW brand Potassium Chloride Powder and that’s the basis for this measurement.)
- Enough water to make 2 full cups (16 ounces).
My veterinarian and I discussed the exact amount of potassium required, so I know the proportions are correct for my cats.
OTHER THINGS YOU WILL NEED
- A glass bottle that will hold 2 cups of electrolyte liquid for storage purposes.
- A 1-ounce brown dropper bottle for easy dispensing.
- An extra dropper for dosing your cat so the dropper in the bottle isn’t contaminated.
MAKING THE ELECTROLYTES
- Put the raw honey into the warm water and stir. I use a small wire whisk, but a fork will do as well. You want to break up the honey and spread it through the water.
- Add the sea salt, potassium salt, and lemon juice.
- Put the mixture into the glass bottle and add enough water to make 2 full cups.
- Shake well. This distributes the ingredients evenly throughout the liquid.
- Pour about an ounce of this into the dropper bottle.
- Refrigerate both bottles.
- The serving size for MY cats to start off was 3 dropper pulls from 1 ounce dropper bottle. (This is about 1 full dropper. Check with your veterinarian to determine the correct amount for your cat.) NOTE: I reduced the serving size when I felt that my cats’ potassium levels were restored to “normal” and that they needed less as daily maintenance. I also make adjustments for hot summer days when they need to drink more water in contrast to cooler weather. I use muscle testing to determine when and how much of a change is appropriate for my cats. If you are not trained to muscle test, please consult someone who has this training or consult your veterinarian.
- Squeeze the liquid into a small cup.
- Then use the extra dropper to dose your cat.
- ALWAYS put the liquid into the SIDE of your cat’s mouth. This prevents choking.
- Put a few drops ON THE CATS TONGUE.
- Allow the cat time to swallow and TIME TO BREATHE between swallows.
- Gently stroke your cat along the spin as the cat is swallowing and breathing. This helps you both relax.
FREQUENCY [see disclaimer below]
- In the beginning, I gave 3 to 4 times a day for a few days to my cats.
- After 3 to 4 days, I was able to drop back to dosing twice a day.
- If you feel your cat needs more, discuss this with your veterinarian.
When you first start giving electrolytes, your cat’s potassium levels might be very low. If this is the case, yout cat would benefit from 3 to 4 servings a day for a few days. If you cat’s not eating, you can give some by dropper and then add a squirt or two extra into the food. Many cats will start to eat again when their potassium levels go up. The salt will also make them thirsty and they’ll start to drink again.
If you feel your cat still refuses to eat or drink, take your cat to the veterinarian immediately. There are occasions when subcutaneous fluids are a valuable emergency measure.
My cats have been taught to accept liquids from a dropper. If you’ve never done this before with your cat, you can start by giving the cat a bit of room temperature water with the dropper. The cat may resist at first, but will find that “It’s just water.” This increases the cat’s willingness to accept from a dropper. If your cat is healthy now, I’d get the cat used to this idea by giving some drops of plain water by dropper every now and then so that ultimately, your cat doesn’t think anything of this. That’s what I’ve done with Starlight, the youngest member of my feline family.
VIOLET: “They’re OK. I don’t much like taking anything from a dropper, but this tastes OK and it does help me stay feeling good. Before I got them, I felt pretty yucky and didn’t want to eat.”
< > < > DISCLAIMER < > < >
Nedda Wittels is not a veterinarian and does not diagnose or prescribe medications or treatments for humans or animals. For diagnosis and treatment of cats with kidney disease, please consult your veterinarian. The information provided here describes what worked for my cats. You are advised to discuss this approach with your veterinarian before trying it.
When Alane called me, she said she was at her wit’s end with Rooper, her one and a half year old cat.
Rooper was extremely nervous about going outside. He could not seem to bond with Alane or tolerate any affection from her. Most disturbing of all, he had started urinating in inappropriate places in her house.
Rooper is part of a multi-cat household, the youngest cat, although there’s another one about his age named Mouse. He and Mouse are good buddies, and there are no serious conflicts with the older two cats, Mercury and Ali Baba. Still, Rooper told me he feels like a baby and is frustrated by feeling this way. He wants to go out with his “older” friends, but is too afraid.
In our conversation, Rooper told me how his mother’s death traumatized him, and how his sister, Tiny Tiger, also had lost her life outside. He was still grieving both of them and terrified about going out as a result.
While I suggested some flower essences for Rooper, I also suggested an energy healing to release some of his pent up grief and past trauma, as well as to repair some damage that had been done to his etheric template in the genital/urinary tract area, possibly coming from being neutered too early. His first and second chakras, located in the genital area as well, also needed some repairs and cleansing.
Seven days after I communicated with Rooper and facilitated a distance healing for him, Alane emailed this update:
Nedda:Just a quick update on Rooper. He is like a different cat! He has calmed down. He is showing me affection and allowing me to pet him, and he is asking to go outside with the other cats. And there has been no more urinating in the wrong areas. Amazing!The flower essences you have suggested have not yet arrived so this change is all from your having spoke with him and giving him a healing.Thank you so much for your help and giving this little guy a better quality of life!Alane Cater, Rhone Island
Dramatic Changes Are Immediately Visible After the Healing.
As you may recall from Part I, Fifth is a Thoroughbred gelding who was a unicorn in a past life during which he was captured and had his horn removed. The trauma from that event followed him into his current life time where he experiences hematoma which block his sinuses and obstruct his breathing on the right side of his nose.
During the healing described in A Unicorn Healing – Part I, the Unicorn healers had requested that a special energy remedy be made that they called “Essence of Unicorn Horn.” They gave me instructions to pass along to Sue, Fifth’s person, on how to make this remedy and how to administer it. Sue was to make a full cup of it, place it in a completely clean spray mister bottle. To administer it, she had to spray it onto her hand and then gently wipe it on his forehead over his 6th chakra (third eye center) and under his jaw, where the back of that chakra is located. She was to do this 4 times daily for 3 days, starting the day of the healing, and then continue twice daily for one week.
Here are Sue’s own words of what she observed immediately after Fifth’s healing:
When I first went into the barn after the healing Fifth’s barn mates – in the sweetest calls I have ever heard from Wayne and Rigo – said “we were really good and we want to be healed next”. “Wow that was something!”
The Farrier came about 10 minutes after we got off the phone and while the horses were done I watched the nose [Fifth’s]–the drainage kept changing appearance in ways I have not seen before. There were different hues and viscosity changes.
Fifth snorted every once in a while and it was obvious he was getting air thru yeah! He kept sniffing the air because the door was open.
Saved the best for last.
After the Essence of Unicorn Horn was gently applied I saw mist coming out of his right nostril. I checked to see if my breath was doing the same–no it was not.
Than I prepped his SMZ’s (sulfa drug). First the syringe would not press down, than when I pulled the plunger it flew out like it was pressurized (the opposite direction), the medicine spewed everywhere and no kidding in the blink of an eye the syringe was taken out of my hand and thrown on the ground. Got it! Not now! Was told to check in later today to see when he was ready to take his meds.
Sue/ Unicorn Nurse
Fifth’s first healing was on March 10. On March 12, Sue called me with an update. Here’s what I wrote in my notes from that conversation:
Fifth is excited to be turned out in a small paddock. His breathing is better – there’s more and more air volume moving through his right nostril as he exhales. His nostril continues to drain with a lot more viscosity and the color of what is draining keeps changing, so there’s some blood/brown color, but he’s not bleeding. At other times what’s draining is clear or mucousy and thicker than in the past. No sign of yellow or green [this is good because those colors indicate infection].
When Sue puts on the Unicorn Horn Essence, he’s very sensitive in his auric field and she has to be careful how she moves her hand through his aura over the top of his head.
[March 12 was a very warm day and all the horses had spring fever.] Fifth rolled and leaped about. He was celebrating getting more oxygen and was also feeling spring-like.
Sue said, “It feels like his horn is regrowing. He’s happy. He’s always been a good eater, but now he’s ravenous.”
On Friday, March 16, Sue and I talked again briefly. She reported:
Fifth is better – running around more, but seems to run out of oxygen and gets sore.
His nostril is still draining a lot – hasn’t stopped at all – seems a bit bloodier, but still not just blood but mucous.
I pointed out to Sue that if he hadn’t been able to breath well before the healing, he probably was making himself sore because of the sudden activity.
We agreed that another healing was in order as there was more work to be done. The healing guides concurred.
I’ll report on the second healing in our next installment.