Melissa in My Heart

The Power of the Heart-to-Heart Connection.

Melissa in my heart.

Melissa snuggling into my heart.

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.”

Joey in kangaroo pouch.

Joey in mom kangaroo’s pouch.

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.


“Claiming my person hasn’t been easy.”

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

was extraordinary!

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,

Melissa's sultry look.

“I know the others accept me now. They all agreed to help me.”

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.

Another heart snuggle.

Another heart snuggle.

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.

Structured Water Is Extending Violet’s Life.

I love structured water


it’s extending Violet’s life.


Violet has been in stage 2 renal failure since the fall of 2014.  She is now 17 years old and doing amazingly well.  Here’s how I take care of her.

  • She eats a raw food diet, which means that all the water in the cells of that food is already structured.
  • I add structured water to the raw meat because when you cut or grind meat, some of the naturally structured water from within the cells is lost.  When I add some structured water back, the meat readily absorbs it.  This makes it easier for Violet to get more water while eating.
  • To prepare the veggies, I soak them in structured water before pureeing them.
    This changes the water in the cells of the veggies to structured water.
    — Water that has gone through a Structured Water device by Natural Action Technologies automatically neutralizes all toxins vibrationally that might be in the veggies.
  • All the water that Violet drinks is also structured.

Kidneys have a much easier time cleansing the blood when all the water in the blood passing through them is structured.

Structured water has a lower surface tension, so that makes it easier for cells to

  • Take in nutrients.
  • Expel waste and toxins.

Structured water makes it easier for the kidneys to do their job of cleansing the blood.  When kidneys are struggling or feeling weak, it’s good to make their life easier.

Structured water also helps makes all the cells in the body healthier because cells stay healthy when they aren’t clogged with waste products and when they receive all the nutrients they need to function correctly.

Picture of structured water making it easier to move nutrition into cells.

How structured water affects cells.

When Violet was diagnosed with renal failure, she was already on a raw food diet and drinking structured water.  I just added some electrolytes to her diet every day to make sure she was getting lots of trace minerals.

It’s two years later, and Violet’s condition is this:

  • She has gained back the weight she lost when her kidneys first became imbalanced.
  • She has become more active and more playful since then, too.
  • Her eyes are bright and when you look at her, she’s radiant – she positively glows!
  • At age 17, she started bouncing around the house again, and running (yes, I did say running) up the stairs from time to time.  Yesterday, she jumped into the cat tree, which she hasn’t done in years.
Violet is glowing with health.

Violet looks AWESOME!


Cats in renal failure need to drink more water because additional water helps cleanse their bodies of waste products.

Cats won’t drink water if they don’t like the taste or the smell.  I know of cats who won’t drink enough water because they can smell and taste the chlorine.  A structured water device reduces or eliminates this problem.

Structured water tastes better than any other water available.  My cats all love this water.

NEDDA:  “Violet, what do you think about the water?”

VIOLET“I don’t think about it, I just drink it.  It tastes good.  Actually, I prefer to drink it from your glass, but you get all huffy about that.  Cats share!”

NEDDA:  “It’s not healthy for humans and cats to share a glass.”

VIOLET“Really?  It’s never hurt me any.”


I just open any tap, and out comes structured water.

I have a “whole house” structured water device from The Wellness Enterprise.



Not ready for a “whole house” device?

You can get structured water devices for under the sink, for the shower, and even a portable.

Learn more about Structured Water devices HERE.


Defying the Odds

Veterinary Prognosis:  She Won’t Survive.

Abby before her injury.

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.

Ellie wrote:

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.

Homemade All-Natural Feline Electrolytes

April 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Animal Communication, Animal Healing, New Posts

Providing the Potassium Cats Need

When In Renal Failure.

@ Nedda Wittels, 2011; Updated May 2, 2021

Image of Violet, Blue-Point Siamese.

Violet got home-made electrolytes for 2+ years prior to leaving at age 18.

NOTE:  This article is being revised because I have learned quite a bit about the uses of electrolytes and giving them to cats over the last 10 years.  The story about Violet is still true in every detail, but there is additional information and a change in the formula that I feel you find helpful in caring for a sick cat or dog.  Remember, I’m not a veterinarian, so please use discernment in determining what is best for your own animal companions.]

One of the most important nutrients for cats and dogs 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.

In addition, animals who have had diarrhea or vomiting, regardless of why they have diarrhea or have vomited, may reject food because their electrolytes are low.  This loss of electrolytes can become serious if not addressed, especially because cats can’t go more than a couple of days without eating some food.  If they don’t eat for 3 or more days,  their livers may start to break down.  (If you’re not sure of the accuracy of this last statement, please check with your veterinarian.)

In normal kidney function, the kidney’s are able to hold onto mineral salts and send them back into the body.  But when the kidneys are not functioning properly, the salts can be washed away.

If you, yourself, have ever needed electrolytes due to heavy sweating during the summer months, you know that being low in minerals salts is not pleasant.  You feel thirsty, but plain water doesn’t satisfy your thirst.  You may grow tired, weak, and confused as your body’s need for electrolytes increases.  You can develop nausea, diarrhea or constipation, and vomiting.

For humans and animals when electrolytes are depleted, death can result.  This makes it imperative to get your cat or dog back to eating something as quickly as possible.  Electrolytes can be key to restoring their appetite.

Most humans, when they need electrolytes, drink a mixture filled with chemicals and sugar.  Even Pedialyte, which is designed for human children, contains some chemicals which some animals can’t tolerate.

The sugar in electrolytes keeps the electrolyte formula from tasting bitter, and helps increase blood sugar rapidly when the body is depleted due to refusal to eat.  In an emergency, fluids of this type may be given intravenously.

Cats can’t handle very much sugar.  Their bodies aren’t designed for carbohydrates or sugar.  When your veterinarian gives subcutaneous fluids, the sugars are going into the body without going through the digestive system.  For humans and dogs, some carbs/sugars are OK to consume by mouth, but for cats, it’s not the best thing, and certainly not on a long-term basis.

Regular veterinary medicine uses medications and subcutaneous fluids which contain electrolytes.  The fluids are injected under a cat’s loose skin near the neck. In an extreme situation, I understand that this may be necessary, but whenever possible and for the longer-term process of renal failure, I prefer a natural approach.

And if your cat has vomited hairballs or food or even just liquid which cats sometimes due as a way to cleanse their body, giving some electrolytes helps them get back into balance quickly and back to eating quickly, too.

Back to my two elder cats in renal disfunction.

I kept searching for a natural formula and soon found a homemade one someone had devised for her children.  I altered it to make it suitable for my cats.  This is what Sakhara and Violet took for the last 2+ years of life.  I administered it by dropper to make sure both cats got the amount they needed.  Both cats took it readily.  It worked just fine for them, and neither cat needed any subcutaneous fluids for the entire time they remained in physical form.

I have an article on my website on how to teach your cat to take liquids by dropper.  It’s called Medicating Your Cat, and is in PDF format.

It’s definitely worth teaching yourself and your cat how to do this.  If you begin at a young age when you’re cat isn’t sick, you can give a few drops of plain water.  Once your cat accepts that easily, when they become sick, you’ll have a much easier time giving them liquid medications.

If your cat will accept electrolytes by dropper, that makes it easier for you to give them some when they are refusing food completely.

If your cat is eating, but not very much, you can put some electrolytes right into the food.

Just omit the honey from the following recipe, as the smell might not be familiar to your cat, and cats decide what is or isn’t edible based on how it smells.

If the formula is just water and the two salts, it has no smell and your cats will consume it in food quite readily.

Please read the disclaimer at the end of this article before trying this on your own.  Thank you.


  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water (I prefer to use structured water because that’s better for the kidneys.)  Use spring or filtered water. AVOID chlorine and fluoride.


  • 1 Teaspoon raw honey  [OMIT this if you plan to use electrolytes in food.  If your cat hasn’t eaten for 24 hours, a little raw honey  in the electrolytes is a good thing, but raw honey has a strong odor.  It’s better than other sugars because it has natural antibiotic properties and is less sweet.  The honey you buy in supermarkets has been cooked and 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.”  Table salt is missing all the trace minerals available in a good quality sea salt because its a byproduct from salt processed for other purposes.


  • 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. 

If you need help determining how much to give your cat, please consider an Animal Communication Session in which I speak telepathically to your cat to find out how s/he is feeling and help the two of you create a plan-of-action for managing the situation.  I can’t muscle test or give suggestions without speaking with your animal and doing a body scan.

OTHER THINGS YOU WILL NEED to make the formula.

  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Add the sea salt and potassium salt..
  3. Put the mixture into the glass bottle and add enough water to make 2 full cups.
  4. Shake well.  This distributes the ingredients evenly throughout the liquid.
  5. Pour about an ounce of this into the dropper bottle.
  6. Refrigerate both bottles.


  • The serving size for MY cats to start off was 3 dropper pulls from the 1 ounce dropper bottle. (This is about 1 full dropper.  Check with your veterinarian to determine the correct amount for your cat.)

    I reduced the serving size when I felt that my cats’ potassium levels were restored to “normal” and that they needed less for daily maintenance.  I also make adjustments for hot summer days when they need to drink more water than in cooler weather.
    I used 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 spine 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 given electrolytes.  The salt will also make them thirsty and they’ll start to drink again, too.

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, and now she’s very receptive to taking things by dropper.



SAKHARA:  “Yummy.”

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.

Rooper Transformed

September 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Animal Communication, Animal Healing, Case Studies, New Posts




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:

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

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