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.

Top 3 Challenges to Living in Your Heart Center

May 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Age of Ascension, Heart Centered Living

Your heart is open to trying something new even when logic, fear, and reason hold you back.

In 2009, I asked my online community to share what they felt were their top 3 challenges to living in their heart center.

These were the 3 challenges that most people felt were an impediment:

  1. OTHER PEOPLE
  2. FEAR
  3. MY MIND

It’s now 9 years later, and I’m wondering how much you feel you might have changed in the last 9 years.

Have you made the effort to over come these challenges?

Which one is still holding you back the most?

In 2009, I invited three of my animal family members to share their wisdom.   They provided some rich insights and suggestions of how to make the shift to living in our hearts.

As I reviewed their messages yesterday, it occurred to me that you, too, might benefit from their wisdom, which is still relevant today.

Echo, Arabian Mare.

Echo

Violet, Siamese.

Violet

Sakhara, golden red cat.

Sakhara

 

The challenge of OTHER PEOPLE

ECHO

Other people are your mirrors. When you are around someone who is negative, you are giving away your power if you allow yourself to be negative, as well.

Become the observer instead. Notice their negativity and the response it evokes within you.

Then, focus on your own Heart. Go into your Heart. Feel the Divine Love that lives there.

When you feel fully connected to that love, send some to the person who was expressing a negative feeling. Don’t try to change anything about the person. Just send the person Love. Then, notice how this has changed how YOU feel.

VIOLET

Stop worrying about what others may think of you if you choose to live from your Heart. Instead, what will YOU think of you? If you have messages inside your head about being logical and if you have a habit of analyzing everything, then it’s time for you to choose another way to be.

The first step is noticing the negative messages inside. The next step is to rewrite these messages.

What messages would support your decision to live from your heart? Write a new message for yourself that is supportive and loving. Then repeat it to yourself every day. Place it into your Heart Center. Use the message every time you need to remind yourself that Heart Centered Living is how you want to live from now on.

SAKHARA

Every day, connect with the Divine Love that lives in your own Heart. Make this a daily practice. It’s really just this simple. BE the Love.

The Challenge of FEAR

ECHO

Love is the answer to Fear. When you are feeling other limiting emotions, fear is often right there, too. Many times, other emotions cover up and hide the fear, but the fear is there. Fear of rejection. Fear that you aren’t good enough or worthy enough. Humans have lots of fears that animals don’t have.

If you saw an animal who was afraid, what would you do? You might want to hold that animal in your arms or pet them and reassure them. You would express love to them.

The same thing works for you when you are afraid. Imagine taking your fear and surrounding it with love. Treat your fear as if it were a small, frightened animal. Hold it in your arms and love your fear. When you do this, your fear disappears.

 

VIOLET

When I’m afraid, I hide. But you can’t hide from yourself, can you? So you have to find a way to transform the fear. The Heart Center is the place to do that.

Go into your Heart when you are afraid or when you feel limiting emotions of any kind. There are many Heart Qualities that will help you. Forgiveness, gratitude, non-judgment, and love are just a few. Forgive yourself for being afraid. Be thankful for the change to take away the power that fear has over you. Stop judging yourself because you’re afraid. And then LOVE yourself. That’s most important.

 

SAKHARA

When I am faced with a challenge, I ground myself. I connect with the Earth because the Earth is so much larger than my physical body and I can easily feel her power, her strength, and her love. I invite that energy to come into my physical body and to surround me. When I feel connected, I am less afraid.

Mother Earth has a big heart and she supports all of us on the planet. Find your connection to the Mother and know that she is always there for you. Then, when you are afraid, you will know that you are not alone.

 

The Challenge of MY MIND

ECHO

So who’s the boss, there in your body? Your mind? Or you?

I’ve thought about this a lot because when I help Nedda in Animal Communication classes, this is one of the big obstacles that people face. Learning to quiet the mind is important for learning to receive telepathically. It is also important for learning to live from your Heart Center.

You are not your mind.

You are Consciousness.

You are the Observer, the one who knows how to BE.

Many animals know how to meditate. That’s a wonderful way to practice BEing instead of DOing.

DOing is what humans seem to prefer. But when you are DOing, your mind is often in control.

So find a way to practice BEing in the NOW moment. Then you will start to have control of your mind.

VIOLET

I know what Echo means about meditating. Cats do a lot of that. Our purr is a kind of mantra that we express outwardly – like saying “Om” for humans. But I like to be quiet inside and out when I meditate.

When you meditate, you can watch your mind do its dance. It twists this way and that like a bird caught in the wind. When you teach your mind to be quiet, there is great peace inside.

If you go into your Heart Center and mediate from there, you soon hear the peace of Divine Love. That’s the best way.

SAKHARA

I’m really good at being quiet inside. It’s my specialty. I do it by grounding myself and then going deep inside. I’m not sure how to tell you to get there, but maybe if you keep focusing on going inward, inward, inward, down, down, down, you will eventually reach that quiet space.

It helps to close your eyes. It helps to let your breathing get quiet, too.

So how are you doing with living in your Heart Center?  Have you made great strides?  Do you still have a ways to go?

Don’t be discouraged.  This is an important shift to make, and it takes time, dedication, and practice.  You’re sure to make it if you stay focused and set a daily intention to come each day from your heart.

Patience.

March 24, 2015 by  
Filed under 1-Export, Animal Wisdom, New Posts

Lessons from Master Teacher Sakhara.

May the Purr Be with You.May the Purr Be with You.

“It’s time for you and me to have a few lessons,” Sakhara announced.  “I’ve been waiting patiently for many years to teach you.  Any other Master would have kicked you out by now.”

I was startled by this announcement, but I do understand about the relationship between the student and the Master, so I continued to listen without protest.

Sakhara continued, “It’s time for you to learn patience.”

Patience is a Cat hunting.  The Cat is still, quiet, immobile.  The Cat is so grounded that even the Earth doesn’t feel the Cat’s presence.

The Cat is so quiet that its whiskers don’t dare move in a breeze.  Its ears don’t twitch if an insect lands there.  Its tail must be perfectly still.  [Sakhara admitted that this was still a challenge for her, as she’s a “tail talker.”]

The Cat’s mind is so quiet that the mouse can’t hear her thinking.  The bird can’t smell or see her.  The chipmunk thinks the cat is a statue.

The Cat is so still that even her heartbeat is slowed.  Her breathing is peaceful.  Her eyes don’t blink.

This is Patience in a Cat.  When you learn Cat Patience, you’ll find yourself still and quiet, both outside and inside.  You come into harmony within and without.

Sakhara, lying next to me on the sofa with her back against my thigh, was totally still.  I listened to her message and found myself sinking into deep peace inside myself, with only my mantra playing in the background.  It had been a stressful morning as I worked on my taxes, but Sakhara knew how to quiet me completely.

Sakhara and I sat there for more than 30 minutes, just being present in the moment.  We shared a deeply relaxing space.  I am grateful for my teacher and her wisdom.

cat huntingSakhara: “Perfect Patience.”

When did you last ask one of your animal teachers to share their wisdom?  If you haven’t done this lately, perhaps now is a good time to open your heart and imbibe.

Sakhara has promised me more lessons and has agreed that I can share them with others.

Thank you, Sakhara.

What Subjects Can You Discuss With Animals?

May 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Animal Communication FAQs

What Is the Best Way to

Explore the Wisdom of Animals?

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Over the years, I have found that you can discuss anything with an animal that the animal chooses to discuss with you. Animals have much to teach us, and sometimes the lessons are unexpected.

So I recommend that you ask questions on all sorts of subjects.  The more open-ended your questions, the greater room you leave for an animal to share his or her wisdom with you.

It’s very important for you to be open to all sorts of possibilities.  One example of this was a conversation I had recently with my Siamese cat, Violet.

We were in the car just starting out to the veterinarian for a chiropractic session.  I had checked with Violet several times earlier that day to make sure she felt she wanted to go.  This was not a new experience for her, so when we started off down the road in the car and she began vocally complaining, I asked her to explain her reaction.  Didn’t she want to go?

Violet:  “I thought we were going to teleport to the veterinarian’s office.”

Nedda:  “Why did you think that?”

Violet:  “Well, you were talking to someone recently about learning to teleport, so I had the idea we might do that.”

Nedda:  [laughing]  “Violet, I don’t know how to teleport.  I was saying I wanted to recover that ability someday soon, but I don’t know how to do it now.”

Violet: [a little sadly] “Oh.  That’s too bad.”

Nedda:  “Do you know how to teleport?  If you do, perhaps you can teach me?”

Violet: “No, you have to take a course to learn that.”  [My sense was that this course is taught in the higher realms.]

Nedda:  “Really?  Hmm.  Well, you do know how to dimensional shift, right?”

Violet:  “Oh, yes.  That comes naturally to cats.  We don’t have learn how to do that – we just do it.”

Nedda:  “Can you teach me how?”

Violet:  “It’s a natural feline ability, so I’m not sure how to teach it.”

Nedda:  “Well, how do you do it?”

Violet:  “You change the frequency that your molecules and cells are vibrating at, and you move into the dimension aligned with that frequency.”

Nedda:  “Very cool!  . . .  So do you still see beings who vibrate more slowly after you shift?”

Violet:  “Yes, we can, but they can’t see us.”

Nedda:  “Then do you use this to hunt?”

Violet:  “It doesn’t work very well for hunting.  While the animal you’re hunting may or may not be able to see you, you can’t really catch them without slowing your energy back down.  It can be messy.  So, no, we don’t hunt that way.”

Violet had completely stopped her vocal complaints after the first sentence or two of this intriguing conversation.  We arrived at the vet’s office with both of us calm and relaxed.

Most conversations with animals may not focus on esoteric subjects such as dimensional shifts and teleporting, but can still be filled with wisdom, insights, and powerful messages.

I spoke to a cat one time whose person was asking about how to help her husband.  I felt a strong pressure in my chest in my heart area, and sensed that the man had a heart condition.  Not wanting to frighten the woman, I asked her if her husband had had his heart checked recently.  The woman said, “Oh, yes, he has a heart condition.”

The cat then jumped in with, “That wasn’t exactly what I meant.  His heart is closed to love and that’s why he has a physical heart problem.  If he would open to more love, his heart would be healthier.”

The woman asked her cat what to do to help her husband open his heart.  The cat continued, “Get a beautiful card with a angel on it and both you and your son sign it.  Write loving messages inside the card.”  The cat went on to suggest some messages, which were beautiful and personal to the family.

So you might see from these examples that all you need do is be open and keep asking questions.  You might discover that some of your animals have great wisdom to share.

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