Can animals experience ongoing symptoms of trauma and stress? Yes! And Animal Communication and Energy Healing can help!

Animals can help humans who experience trauma, and we can help animals who experience trauma.

Today, many rescued animals experience symptoms similar to post traumatic stress. They need help to heal before they can integrate into your family. Animal Communication and Energy Healing are two powerful tools to assist them.

Why do so many animals experience symptoms of stress and trauma today?

Many of the reasons are similar to those experiences that can cause similar symptoms in humans.

~~ Too early separation from the mother dog, cat, or horse, for whatever reason.

~~ Separation from their human family due to hurricanes, storms, flooding, fires, earthquakes, and other weather or earth-changing event in which people and their animals can become separated.

~~ Being shuffled from one rescue place to another in the genuinely loving effort to find the rescued animal a new home.

~~ Traumatic loss because the family is no longer able to keep the animal due to financial and/or health changes.

~~ When animals are dropped off at shelters or abandoned without explanation, they are confused, scared, hurt, angry, grieving, and afraid – just to name a few emotions that come up for them.

~~ When the shelter is one that kills animals after so many days, the animals know they might be killed, and the spirits of other animals killed there may be lingering, making the situation even more uncomfortable.

This is not a complete list, but this list illustrates that one or more of these experiences may make integrating into a new loving family a challenge for the animal you’ve so lovingly adopted.

The good news is that animals can recover from symptoms of  stress and trauma. 

When you adopt an animal from a rescue facility, you may not realize immediately that the animal is having difficulty adjusting.

I’ve had clients ask for my assistance after struggling for a year or more to connect with a cat or dog or horse who has experienced a traumatic event.

These clients are good, kind, loving, nurturing people who have tried everything they can think of to help their new animal companion adjust.  Often they have been pouring love to an animal who is not open to receiving it.

Of course, the sooner you ask for assistance, the sooner you and the animal will begin to build trust and open a loving connection between you.

When an animal is emotionally shut down, afraid of experiencing yet another loss, and/or distrustful that this will be their “forever” home, something else must be added to the equation to assist them.

Whatever history you have about the animal is also a very important piece of the puzzle.

Using my Animal Communication and energy healing skills, I can offer you and your new companion special assistance.

Over several sessions, I am able to establish a rapport with an animal who is very shut down.

It can actually help me connect with them because I’m not physically present.

Working from a distance, I can easily make a telepathic connection, which some animals experience as less intrusive than a human stranger being physically in the animal’s space.

Furthermore, telepathically and energetically …

~~ I can feel what the animal is feeling because I’m a strong emotional empath.

~~ I can feel if the animal has a huge wall around themselves, or just needs some additional reassurance.

~~ I can feel if the animal is distrustful and can suggest ways of building trust.

~~ I can often feel if the animal is hiding something or lying to me and/or to themselves.

~~ I can ask other animals in your family for any insights they want to share, assuming they have already met the new family member.  These often prove to be of immense value in understanding what’s going on with an animal who is too closed down to share very much.

~~ I can scan the animal energetically, with the animal’s permission, to pick up energy patterns in their auric field, chakras, and physical body.

Once we have a better understanding of what’s going on for that animal, we together develop a plan of action.

~~ Sometimes Flower Essences are a good way to start.  I am able to suggest appropriate essences to assist you and your animal companion(s).

~~ As a Certified Practitioner of The Emotion Code, developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson, I know what a valuable tool this is for assisting an animal with post traumatic stress.  (This system has also been shown to be effective with humans.)  Releasing emotional blocks and reducing or eliminating walls around their hearts will bring about huge healing shifts.

~~ As a Certified Multidimensional Healer, I work with healing teams from Source to remove the energy patterns of trauma, repair chakras and other damaged areas, assist the animal’s bodies to rebalance, and bring the animal into a space of harmony, peace, and openness to their new life circumstances.

~~ I may also refer you to other practitioners who offer many other alternative services that will assist the animal, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, Theta Healing, and basic training for dogs and horses.

Having a “plan of action” helps you and the animal know what next steps to take and have a sense that there truly is hope of healing the animal and the entire situation.

Have you recently brought home a new animal or are planning to adopt from a rescue place?

If so, keep in mind that while coming to your home is the best thing for this animal, in some cases you many need to take some extra steps to help the animal integrate and become part of your loving family.

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My personal favorite no-kill animal rescue in Connecticut is Our Companions If you’re not familiar with the amazing work they do, please read about their services and consider donating.  You might also consider adopting one of the animals they are assisting.  Thank you.

Melissa, what’s your favorite food? “Mouse.” That’s life with a jungle kitty.

That wasn’t the answer I was expecting, but, of course, that’s why Animal Communication is so important.  It definitely helps us understand the animal’s perspective.

Melissa outside nibbling grass.

Jungle kitty, Melissa, at home on the lawn, having a grass snack.

Melissa is now almost 4 and half years old, and is quite a fierce hunter.  She has captured and sometimes killed mice, chipmunks, garter snakes, dragonflies, moles, various other insects, and once a red squirrel.

Inside the house, she is controlling the mouse population.  There are nights when she doesn’t come to bed until 3 a.m. or later.  She’s been “on patrol.”

During the day, she gets to go outside for awhile.  This is to save me having to replace screens on a regular basis, and also because she’s miserable and frantic when confined indoors.

When she was younger, Melissa would bring in her prey alive.  This was to show them off to me and to play with them.  When they got loose … the game was on.

I would try to keep her from bringing in her catches, so Melissa became like Demosthenes, the Greek who had trouble speaking clearly and used pebbles in his mouth to improve his speech.

At first when she came to the door with a catch, I could tell by the sounds she made that her mouth was full of something.  This was true the first 2 times.

By the third time, I could no longer discern that Melissa had anything in her mouth.

Eventually, Melissa would bring home a catch that was already dead, and after playing with it a bit while I praised her hunting skills, she would let me take it and put it outside.  Once I did that, she’d ignore it.  I’d then take the body and place it where some other animal might benefit from her kill.

But eventually, Melissa just couldn’t resist eating her catches, despite my efforts to make sure she went outside on a full or nearly full stomach.

And the consequence of that is … PARASITES.

All wild animals (birds and mammals) that a cat will eat have parasites.  And by eating the animal, the cat gets infected.

It became clear to me in the last 2 weeks that Melissa has worms and needs to be dewormed.

There were 3 main symptoms:

    1. greater than normal hunger;
    2. constipation; and
    3. a coughing that occurs when the larvae, which have been maturing in the lungs, are ready to move back into the digestive system.

So today I got some dewormer from my veterinarian for Melissa, and some syringes I can use to give her the meds as a paste if I can’t get her to eat it in her food..

The thing is, Melissa has a very sensitive nose.  And this dewormer is supposed to go into the cat’s food.  Would I get away with this approach?

Melissa’s sense of smell is very powerful.  She won’t eat food that’s the slightest bit older in one bowl than in the other bowl.

I will serve food left over from the previous day, but still good to eat –  according to my nose and Starlight’s nose, but Melissa won’t touch it and always chooses the newer food in the other bowl.

Remember, my cats get a raw food diet.  The food is not left out for hours and hours.  They get it at feeding time and within 2 hours, they’ve eaten.   I put any left-over away.  It’s still perfectly good to eat – unless you have Melissa’s nose telling you otherwise.

So could I give her deworming medicine in her food?  Could I really get away with this?

Hence, our conversation:

Nedda:  “Melissa, what’s your favorite food?”

Melissa:  “Mouse.”  [This is said without hesitation or consideration, and very matter-of-factly.]

Nedda:  [Laughing very hard at herself for not asking the question correctly.]

Nedda:  “Melissa, of the foods I feed you, do you have a favorite?”

Melissa:  “Not really.”

Nedda:  “How do you feel about fish?  Like salmon?  Or sardines.”

Melissa:  “They’re OK.”

Well, I’m not about to serve mouse to Melissa.

Melissa needs 3 doses of medication over 3 days .  Today, Day 1, she ate it in some of the raw chicken mix covered with a small amount of sardines.

I tried serving it without the sardines, but after one taste, Melissa walked away.  And she had been asking for food, so she was hungry.

So far, so good.

Will I get away with this tomorrow and the next day?

Stay tuned for the update.

A few more things I have to keep in mind.

  • Melissa will not stop hunting, so she’s going to have to go onto a regular deworming schedule.
  • Starlight may or may not catch the worms from Melissa.

Oh, dear.  I shall have to give up feeding the birds this winter to keep Melissa from attacking them.  She can easily leap straight up about 4 and a half feet and knock a bird out of the air.  I’ve seen her do it!

I’m going to miss the birds … and they’re going to miss this feeding station.

Sigh!

That’s life with a Jungle Kitty!

 

Why Save a Wasp’s Life.

Are some lives more important than others?

Are all lives of equal value?

There was a very large wasp inside the porch one day last summer. 

The wasp was at a sliding screen door that I never open, although the inner glass door was open that day.

It appeared very upset.  It felt trapped.

I tried to speak with it, but it was already too upset to listen.  I sensed a great deal of anger and frustration coming from the wasp, so I left it alone for a while.

I locked the cats inside the house so the wasp couldn’t come further into our living space.  Then I opened the sliding screen door about 2 inches so the wasp could get out.  All it needed to do was go to the end of the door, and it would be free.

As I watched the wasp pacing back and forth from one side of screen to the other, I realized it was never going to discover the opening. 

The screen door’s metal frame was, in width, twice the length of the wasp’s body.   The wasp needed to take just 2 more steps when it reached the frame, and it would be free.   But each time it came to the metal frame it turned away .

So I tried explaining this to the wasp.   I sent it telepathic images about which way to go and how far to go.

I felt the wasp’s incredulity that I wanted to help it and not to kill it.  It didn’t trust me.  It couldn’t find the opening and soon decided I must be lying.

I needed a new approach.

I picked up an old newspaper, folding it to an easy length for me to handle.  When the wasp got close to the door frame at the open edge, I placed the edge of the newspaper against the screen, preventing the wasp from retreating more than a few steps.

The wasp saw the barrier and turned to go back towards the open end.  I kept encouraging it verbally and telepathically not to give up. 

I carefully and slowly moved the paper closer to the wasp, narrowing the space the wasp had available to move in the “wrong” direction, i.e., away from the opening.

As the wasp moved back and forth, I kept narrowing the space in which the wasp could retreat.   Soon it  found the opening and flew away.

I received a telepathic  “thank you” filled with surprise from the departing wasp.

The Wasp’s Lesson

 

The wasp’s behavior raised some important questions for me about myself. 

  • Do I sometimes fail to see opportunities because I’m stuck in rigid thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors?
  • Do I hold myself back because I’m unwilling to take a risk or a leap of faith?
  • Are these some of the ways I trap myself in limitation?

Every living being has something to teach us about ourselves.  This is one reason why honoring all life is so vital to our own well-being.

If I had killed the wasp, would I have thought to ask these questions and move forward with this lesson?

And what did the wasp learn?

It had an experience in which a human helped it instead of harming it.  That experience became part of “wasp consciousness.” 

This alone might not change how wasps behave towards humans, but it did shift the energies of human/wasp relationships just a tiny bit.  And as you may recall, an accumulation of tiny bits of energy changes contribute ultimately to make a big shift.

A New Way to Have Fun with Animal Communication

by

Starlight

Starlight in cat tree playing with blue balloon.

Starlight to birthday balloon, “Come back here.

While I was playing, I had a new idea.

What if everyone who wanted to practice talking to animals could enter to win prizes?

Would that get more people to practice?

Sometimes it’s hard to get humans to do things you want them to do.  They’re so busy and they forget to have fun.

I have this problem with Nedda sometimes.   I have to insist that she stop and play.

So I was playing, and then it happened!

I had a brilliant idea!

I know it was brilliant because Nedda got all excited when I told her.

What if we gave prizes to

people who practiced

Animal Communication?

Wouldn’t people have fun?

Wouldn’t the animals they talk to have fun?

Starlight in a box getting ready to pounce.

Maybe I can catch that balloon if I sneak up on it.

Wouldn’t I have more fun than anyone because I would have lots more people to talk to?

So Nedda and I named it …

Starlight’s

“Speak-with-Animals”

Giveaway

There are 3 exciting prizes.  Each prize will help a human improve their animal communication skills.

And the best part … each person who wants to win has to speak with 3 different animals at SPEAK! GOOD HUMAN during the month of August.

So that means that the animals will benefit, too.

There are animals waiting right now to speak with you and help you enter my Giveaway.

You’ll find them all (including me) at this website:

SPEAK! GOOD HUMAN
The free animal communication practice site.

There are hundreds of animals there waiting to speak with you.

All of them want to help you practice telepathic communication with animals.

All of them want you to get better and better at Animal Communication.

After you talk with 3 of them, you can submit your conversation notes to my Giveaway.

Nedda says I don’t have to tell you all the details of my Giveaway.

Just CLICK on this poster,
and you’ll go to the page with all the details.

 

Poster announcing Starlight's Giveaway.

Click on this poster for more information.

I’m waiting for you to come talk with me at

SPEAK! GOOD HUMAN.

Come visit me in our Practice Den.

Purrurururur.

Starlight.

Starlight in cat tree with all 3 balloons.

Starlight with all 3 balloons.

An Extraordinary Animal Communication Experience

Why would a wild bird follow a dog?

The bird on the fence is following a dog.

This bird is following a dog all around her yard.

Dog standing in the garden near the fence.

This is Suzi, the dog the bird is following.

After completing my new course offering, the TWA-I DO Communicate teleseries in Animal Communication, Donna Emerson had an extraordinary experience.

Here Donna tells it in her own words.

We moved into this home a year ago.

The backyard is large and rectangular. There is a fence along the perimeter. Along the fence are many bushes, vines and flowers. Suzi’s favorite thing to do is to find and chase lizards.

What I noticed about two weeks ago is that a California Towhee was flying from one spot on the fence to another chirping while following Suzi.

This bird would always show up, when Suzi was in the yard, always chirping at her.

The bird sits on a fence post.

The bird came whenever Suzi was in the yard, always chirping at her.

When I would take Suzi around the block the Towhee would end up on the roof of the house behind us chirping at Suzi.

I finally asked the bird if it knew Suzi in another life. It said “Yes.”

I then saw a place with a lot of snow and pine trees. The Towhee told me that she was a hawk and Suzi was her baby.

I expressed how wonderful that was.  Then Suzi chimed in with “until I fell out of the nest.”.

The two birds visit Suzi.

The two birds visit Suzi.

The communication stopped at that point. I will be doing more talking with them.

Yesterday my friend saw Suzi lying on the patio watching this Towhee and its bird friend walk around her.

[Suzie] use to chase the birds, but she doesn’t chase these..

What I especially love about Donna’s experience is that the behavior of her dog, Suzi, and of the Towhee support the messages that she received.

So often when we speak telepathically with wild animals, we have no way to get confirmation.

In this situation, Suzie’s acceptance of the presence of the Towhee is a strong indication that there is a special relationship between the bird and Suzie.

And who ever heard of a  wild bird following a dog around it’s yard?

Confirmation is not always possible when speaking telepathically with animals, even when the animals live with us as part of our family.

The desire for confirmation is something that I tell my students to put aside.  If you’re going to worry about whether or not you’re receiving accurate information, your telepathic abilities will become blocked by the strong emotional energy of worry.

Instead, be spontaneous!  Communicate in the moment and go with whatever you get.

Assume that what you receive is true until you discover otherwise.  That’s the best way to learn telepathic communication with animals.

Suzie and the bird on the fence enjoying the yard together.

Suzie and the bird in the yard together.

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