A Feline Soap Opera?

Does living with

an Animal Communicator

mean everyone gets along?

Melissa and Starlight playing.

Melissa and Starlight playing.

There’s no question that integrating cats can be very, very challenging. In my last post about Melissa’s integration I thought I had finally turned a corner.  Well, maybe that was just another corner in a complex maze.

In the wild, domestic cats naturally live in multi-generational female family groups, like lions do.  But when confined indoors and when the cats are not related to each other, conflict may be difficult to overcome.

In our human families, we bring cats together who have no biological relationship to each other.  That can make for great challenges, as it’s not natural for them to live this way.

When Starlight came nearly 5 years ago (That long ago?  Really?) and was quickly integrated in about 2 months, I could hardly believe it was that easy.

Of course, there had been lots of preparation done, even before she was born.  Furthermore, Starlight has a very sweet disposition.  She doesn’t like to challenge anyone about anything.  So naturally, the existing hierarchy was never questioned and all was well.

Then came Melissa.

Melissa sharpening her claws.

Melissa, by personality and possibly genetics, is a very dominant cat.

She wanted to take over the cattery where she was born.

Then at 6 months of age, she expected to dominate all 3 cats in my family.

Despite all my efforts to dissuade her, Melissa knew exactly what she wanted and wasn’t about to back down.

She refused to listen to anything I had to say (a perpetual teenager?) and still screams at me when I start to tell her something she doesn’t want to hear.

Sometimes I get an image of a child having a tantrum, screaming and putting her paws (fingers) in her ears.

From her very first day here, Melissa never showed the slightest subservience to the top cat, Sakhara, and never intended anything but to rule the household.

I have explained that there are various way to express dominance, and that violence is not always the best way.  But of course, with “paws in ears” Melissa hasn’t heard me and completely rejects my requests.

Melissa is now over 2 years old.  

Melissa is now the dominant cat. 

Her relationships with Violet and Starlight are, overall, well balanced and respectful, most of the time.

However, with Sakhara, the conflict continues unabated.

Sakhara refuses to officially give up her position.

Melissa continues to hit Sakhara at least once a day, and goes out of her way to do so.  Even if Sakhara’s sitting in my lap and minding her own business, Melissa will attack.  I can see in Melissa’s eyes and body language when she’s getting ready to strike.

Nothing I’ve done to try to stop this has made any difference at all except in the moment.  If I hiss at Melissa or admonish her, she backs off and then just waits until I’m not watching.

Because of Sakhara’s age and overall health (around 21 years old), I still run interference.  To me, Sakhara is due some deference, as she’s always been kind, caring, and considerate to others.

Sakhara has chosen to sleep in a room by herself with the door closed.  This way she doesn’t have to get past Melissa to get to a litter box after I’ve gone to bed.  I’m fine with this, but when I open her door in the morning, Melissa charges in right past me at lightning speed.

In my efforts to resolve things between these two, I discovered a past life in which Melissa and Sakhara had a terrible conflict that resulted in horrible torture and death for Melissa. Melissa is unforgiving, and Sakhara won’t even forgive herself.

So the karma continues.

While I haven’t completely given up my efforts to help each of these beautiful beings find inner peace, there’s a powerful lesson for me in all this.  While meditating one day, I was told to use this affirmation:

“I accept God’s Perfection in everything.

I let go of having to fix everything.”

Truly a powerful lesson.  It’s not up to me to resolve this.  It’s up to them.

Animal Communication Saves Chip’s Reputation

November 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Animal Communication, New Posts, Testimonials

 

Animal Communication Helps Chip

Feel and Behavior Better!

 

This post was written by Ann Leonard, a client of mine.

Thank you, Ann, for sharing this story.  This is why I really love being an Animal Communicator – it’s a powerful way to help people and their animals resolve all sorts of problems.

Namaste,
Nedda

* * * * *

This summer (2011) my dog Chip, a German Shepherd, managed to get a foxtail logged in his left cheek. His face became swollen and he looked like he had the mumps. I took him to the vet and she opened the wound and said she hoped she had gotten it all out and gave him some medication to take. All went well until he finished the medication and then the cheek again became enlarged and painful.

Chip with a favorite toy.

Since the regular vet had not solved the problem, I was able to get in to see the holistic vet in very short order and took him there. Despite having been there many times and having no problems, Chip just went crazy when the vet tried to touch his face. Even a muzzle could not totally restrain him. We tried some holistic remedies at home but the swelling remained.

This time I returned to the regular vet asking that the senior veterinarian deal with the problem. Again, Chip acted out as soon as anyone came near him and had to be sedated before he could be taken in for surgery. He came home with a drain in his cheek and a gigantic collar around his neck to keep him from aggravating the wound. Chip was not a very happy camper.

As the time approached to have the drain removed, I was nervous about taking him back to the vets as I really didn’t want them to have to sedate him every time something needed to be done. So I called Nedda and we had a talk with Chip.

It turned out that Chip was very angry at all the veterinarian staff because he felt that none of them had asked his permission to examine him nor had they explained to him in advance what they were going to do. He felt disrespected! He said he had been very worried about the wound and it was also quite painful.

Nedda and I told Chip that we agreed with his concerns about how he had been treated, but that acting out was actually not good for him either. Then Nedda did a healing to help deal with the pain. In addition, Nedda suggested some flower essences to help restore his self-confidence and overcome his fears and anxieties.

I was a nervous wreck the day I took Chip to have the drain removed, but Chip was wonderful. I told the nice tech about his concerns and she was very sympathetic and caring, asking his permission to treat him and telling him what was going to happen. In a relatively short time, Chip emerged without the drain and was very pleased with himself for his good behavior. When we returned a week or so later for a check-up and to have the collar removed, he was an angel once again, and all went well.

We are very grateful to Nedda for helping us get to the bottom of this problem. I no longer am concerned that Chip will be labeled a bad dog at the veterinarians.

Ann Leonard, Los Angeles, CA

Smiling Back at Yourself . . .

March 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, New Posts

 

IS YOU!!

 

Yesterday, I was speaking to one of my clients who is  in a panic about the economic chaos that is part of the group consciousness illusion at the moment.  I tried to help her see a different perspective, but she was in so much fear that she couldn’t really hear what I was saying without becoming angry and more frightened.

“How can I help her to understand?” I keep asking myself.  “How can I help people clinging to the old ways of living and the old beliefs begin to take steps towards the new ways that are being created by those of us who have taken back our consciousness creator roles? 

We don’t have the media available yet to reach out to people.  The media are controlled by those feeding off the fear of people just like my client.

We do have the internet, but even online there are “fear” sites and there are “optimistic” or what I will call “love” sites, and folks will go where they are drawn by whatever level their consciousness is at in the moment.

What we do have, for sure, is access to the Soul Plane. 

Just the other day, I taught a free teleclass to the people who are participating with me in Coco Fossland’s Wealth Manifestation Program.  The class was called Soul Plane Communication, and in the class I explain the benefits of communicating with other people on the Soul Plane and how this process works.  Then we did a guided experience of the process so that each person would learn how to do it themselves.

When I think about my client and our conversation yesterday, I realize that the only way I might be able to reach her right now is on the Soul Plane.  Our Souls know that we have the power to change our lives into anything we choose.  Our Souls want us to consciously connect with that power and use it for our own benefit and the benefit of humanity.

Not only does our Soul want this for each of us, but truly we all want this for each other, as the more people who take back their conscious use of their power, the sooner all of humanity will WAKE UP and remember as a group that we are not limited beings at all.  Rather,  we are expansive beings. 

On of my colleagues, Morgine Jurdan, recently wrote:

“REMEMBER  whatever you are facing …..  we are all an extension of Source Energy  … God  …  whatever you want to label it.  So each person is “playing” a role just for YOU!! Each face is the Divine looking up at you, smiling, knowing deep inside “you can do it” and shouting that silently from their heart to yours!!  IF you just look close enough, you can see yourself in every Divine face and then not be so afraid… (smile).  In fact you might just start laughing when you finally “get it!”

We must cheer each other on at every level.  Whenever we have an opportunity, let’s take the inner smile and put it on our faces.  Sometimes that smile is all another needs to help them shift from a contracted space to an expanded one, even if it’s just a tiny-weeny bit of expansion.

Just try smiling and staying contracted.  It’s very hard to do.  It’s like you have a facial mask on that’s dried and you try to smile and you can’t.  If you decide to truly SMILE, the mask of contraction WILL CRACK and your light will shine through more brightly.

Give someone the gift of your smile today.  Start with YOU.  Look in the mirror and smile at yourself.  GIVE YOURSELF A HUG while you’re at it.

Namaste,
Nedda

Morgine Jurdan,  is an Animal Communicator and author with several websites.  I encourage you to visit them and sample her work.
http://www.TheAnimalTranslator.com
http://www.LiveAsLove.com

 

 

When an Animal’s Perspective Is Unexpected

January 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Animal Communication

In my work as an Animal Communicator, I sometimes find that the perspective of the animal is a surprise to their person.  At times, when additional information about a situation becomes available, the difference in perspective may seem even more mysterious.

This creates a quandary for me as a professional.  I cannot prove what I am saying is true.  I can only say what I am getting from the animal in that moment.  Might additional information change the animal’s response?  There is no way to know since we can’t go backwards in time and find out.

A few days ago, a client called me about her horse.  For the sake of privacy, I will call her Cindy and the horse Charlie.  Both of Charlie’s inner eyelids were very inflamed and had prolapsed (were hanging out of his eyes).  Since the gelding was 31 years old (rather elderly for an equine), one of Cindy’s questions for him was whether he wanted euthanasia.  A veterinarian was coming later that day to possibly do surgery to remove his eyelids.

When I spoke with Charlie, he said he had no pain, just some burning and itching sensations.  We told him about the possibility of surgery to remove the inner eyelids, and he was in favor of doing this.  He had no hesitation about it. 

Since Cindy didn’t know many detail about the surgery, we could only tell Charlie that the veterinarian was experienced in this type of surgery and that he might bleed for 20 minutes, but then he’d be fine.  Charlie was eager to do both eyes if that were possible to make his eyes stop itching.

I did ask Charlie if he was ready to leave via euthanasia.  His response was quick and definite.  “I want to continue my life.  I’m just fine,” he told me.  Perhaps with the knowledge that eye surgery would fix everything he felt no need to leave his physical form behind.  He didn’t say this, but we did check in with him about the rest of his body, and he seemed to have no other area of serious discomfort.

When the vet came later in the day, she examined Charlie’s eyes and found that there was a large tumor behind the right eye pushing the eyeball out.  Charlie had told me that he bumped his head, and that the lump over his right eye was from bumping it.  The veterinarian said the lump was part of the tumor.   He was under tranquilizer at the time, very relaxed, and the vet was easily able to examine his eyes thoroughly.

Cindy asked the vet if was possible that Charlie had no pain, as he had said to me.  The vet said that he might not have any.  She also explained that the inner eyelids were having an allergic reaction to the eye medication another veterinarian had prescribed to kill a potential eye infection that it turned out was not the problem.

Cindy was then faced with making a decision about what to do.  The vet recommended euthanasia, and Cindy, despite being torn because of our previous conversation, agreed to go ahead with it.   Charlie was euthanized.

Later, when I spoke with Cindy, she told me how uncertain she felt about her decision to euthanize Charlie.   I explained that the circumstances had changed.  Once the vet diagnosed the problem, it was very clearly not operable.  Charlie’s desire to continue his life might have been very different if he had known about the tumor when we spoke to him.

Animals do listen to what is being said about them by the people around them.  It is entirely likely that Charlie was listening (despite the tranquilizer) to what Cindy and the veterinarian were discussing.

I always seek to empower my clients to trust their inner wisdom about their animals.  Charlie had been with Cindy for 20+ years.  She knew him well and loved him deeply.  Still, knowing when to help an animal leave always requires a leap of faith – faith in ourselves – faith in our knowledge of our animals – faith that death is not the end, but just a new beginning.

While it is always possible to speak with Charlie again, in spirit, and talk about what happened and how he feels about it, Cindy is grieving and is not ready to do this at this time. 

Meanwhile, I must continue to trust that saying whatever the animal tells me is doing the best I can do in any situation, and that I must continue to hold in my mind that all will happen for the highest good of everyone concerned.

Nedda