How Do You Express Gratitude to Your Animals?

November 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Animals and Nature Kingdoms, New Posts

Gratitude helps us learn to

live together

in peace and harmony.

Do you ever take the time to tell your animals how much you appreciate them?

There are many ways to let them know how you feel.

They do understand everything you say because they are all telepathic.

Remember . . . even something an animal does that might seem annoying has one or more gifts within it that we can appreciate.


  • I’m so grateful that you’re here in my life.
  • I love to look at you and watch the way you move.
  • I love your eyes and the way you look at me.
  • When I look in your eyes, my heart opens.
  • You are so beautiful to me.
  • Your body is so perfect for you; it is the Divine expression of your Soul.
  • You are so special to me.
  • You teach me so many wonderful things.
  • Thank you for your wisdom, your kindness, your energy, and your very presence
  • When you don’t feel well or are grumpy, I appreciate the honesty of how you communicate that to me.
  • Thank you for helping me to learn to communicate with you telepathically.
  • Even when I don’t fully get or understand your message, you generously keep on trying to teach me.
  • You have such a generous and noble heart that I’m learning to be more open-hearted just by being with you.
  • You make me laugh, and that is so wonderful and healing.
  • I love you whether you are happy, sad, mad, or scared, and I’ll do all I can to protect you, care for you, and keep you safe.
  • You are precious to me, and I’m so grateful that you are here with me.  Thank you.


many cats


  • I love your gorgeous toes, powerful claws, your soft fur, your elegant tail.
  • It makes me smile and feel good inside.when I watch you play.
  • I love when you give me whisker-kisses, when you knead your paws on my body, and the sound of your healing purr.
  • Thank you for using the litter box on a regular basis and for letting me know when something is wrong.
  • Thank you for catching mice and for letting them know that they need to move out of the house.
  • I am grateful to you for showing me your excellent hunting skills and for keeping the mouse out of my bed while you play with it.
  • Thank you for jumping into closets and drawers to show me things that need to be sorted and reorganized.
  • I appreciate your independent nature that mixes so beautifully with you expressions of love.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.  Thank you.


Many dogs in a row.

  • I love your beautiful body, your soft fur, and the way you look at me with adoration.
  • I’m so happy when you jump in my lap or cuddle up with me in bed or on the floor.
  • I so appreciate it when you come when I call you.
  • Thank you so much for letting me know when you need to go out to relieve yourself.
  • Thank you for barking to let me know that someone has arrived or that you need me to pay attention to something.
  • The sound of your bark is music to my ears.
  • You have been an excellent partner for showing and other competitions.  Even when we don’t win 1st place, I appreciate the effort you make to please me.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.  Thank you.


many pet birds


  • I love your beautiful feathers, your beak, and legs, your talons, and especially your wings.
  • You are so beautiful to me that I want to hug you whenever I see you.  Since I cannot hug you as strongly as I want to, I send you energy hugs of love and joy.
  • Thank you for your affectionate kisses.
  • It makes me feel so good every time I hear you sing with your lovely voice.
  • Thank you especially for giving up a life of free-flight to be here with me, living in a cage indoors.  What generosity!  You are teaching me just by being here, and I am so grateful.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.  Thank you.



  • I love to watch you swim in your fish tank.  It gives me a sense of peace that is very precious to me and that helps me cope with challenges in my life.
  • You are so beautiful.  The way you move through the water is an elegant dance that fascinates me and takes me away from the busy life I lead.
  • Your colors are perfect for you and bring me great pleasure.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.
  • I am grateful to you for being willing to live in a fish tank that’s much smaller than the wild world from which you came.  Your generosity amazes me.  Thank you.


3 horses

  • You are amazing!  Thank you for your enormous generosity and willingness to carry me on your back, even when you may be tired or in pain.
  • Thank you for allowing me to sit in your heart chakra where you can feel all that is going on inside my body and my emotions, and for serving me in this special way that only a horse can do.
  • Thank you for allowing your free spirit to be harnessed by humans so I can have the pleasure of your company.
  • I appreciate all the efforts you make to take care of me when I drive or ride you.
  • Thank you for letting me know when something frightens you or when you don’t want to be schooled or ridden or participate in a competition.
  • Thank you for always doing the very best you can even when I wish you could do better.
  • I am so grateful to you for being with me.  Your presence fills my heart with joy and love even when all I can do is groom you and look at you with adoration.
  • I love so much to see you run with your mane and tail flying and the joy on your face when you buck and spin and express your freedom.
  • Your sense of humor doesn’t always match mine.  Still, I love that you have the ability to laugh and to make me laugh.
  • Thank you so much for being in my life, for all that you teach me, and for putting up with inexpert riding skills.
  • Riding you makes me feel united with the universe, and for that I can never thank you enough.


There are so many different species who live with humans these days.

You might have pet reptiles, such as snakes or iguana, or a pet tarantula, or bunnies.  There’s a long list of possibilities.

What do you tell them of your appreciation?

To share, please comment on this post.  There are probably some very individual things your animals do for which you are grateful, and I’d love to read about them.

Are There Differences When Speaking to Animals in a Herd?

March 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Animal Communication FAQs

What Is It Like to Speak

Telepathically to a Herd Consciousness?



Yes, there are some differences.

When I first visited a farm where llamas were being raised, I discovered that there was a herd consciousness in addition to that of the individual llamas.

The llamas explained to me this way:

For safety reasons, we need to know what’s going on everywhere in the herd all the time.  We don’t just rely on body language to learn about danger.  So we’re always connected telepathically.llama

When I asked one individual llama if she was always listening to the herd consciousness, she explained even more.

When the humans do things, like give vaccinations or have to catch a llama for any reasons, this feels so scarey that many of the us disconnect from the herd consciousness or shut it down temporarily.  We know there’s nothing we can do to prevent what is happening.  We can’t run away from the farm, either.  We shut it down so we all don’t become overwhelmed with fear.

In another situation, where a group of horses who belonged to different people were all boarding at the same barn, there were several “herds” or groups of horses who were turned out together on a regular basis.  Each group created a kind of “herd energy” because of their interactions with each other.

mare_and_foalYet there was still a kind of group feeling amongst all the horses at the barn.

When a mare in the barn gave birth to a foal in her stall, the horses outside already knew about it before they ever saw the foal.  Of course, they could smell it, for sure.  But they would all line up every day for weeks to see the baby when the mare and foal were brought outside for turn out.  There was a great deal of excitement and telepathic communication going on and all the horses felt they were part of this special event.

It is possible to speak with an entire herd telepathically through the dominant male or female, so that announcements can be made to the group about upcoming events that might affect all of them.  This way, you don’t offend the herd leaders, usually one male and one female.

Amongst horses in the wild, the head mare actually runs the herd, while the stallion’s job is mainly protection and breeding.  The lead mare decides where to take the herd in times of danger, while the stallion runs at the back of the herd to fight off predators and keep stragglers moving forward.

I had a similar experience once when I met a small flock of birds of the same species who were living together in a rescue facility for birds.  They, also, had a group consciousness.  In this case, it was so powerful that there didn’t seem to be individuals to whom I could open a conversation.  I wouldn’t want to jump to conclusions about this in terms of what this means about other groups of birds, but it was very interesting to speak with the group.  They clearly expressed their needs and the woman who cared for them verified a great deal of what I told her from her own experiences with caring for them.


Even a Horse Needs to Be Grounded

February 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Animal Healing, Case Studies, New Posts


When You Are Grounded, Everything Changes.

Oldenburg Stallion - Breyer model.

Ric, a 6 year old Oldenburg gelding, was very inconsistent in his work. Some days he was “there” and other days he was spooky and disconnected. At 17.2 hands, this made him scary to work with and to ride. His person, Sue, tried Reiki, essential oils, myofascial release, and Tibetan Bowl therapies to no avail.

In an Animal Communication session, Nedda encouraged Ric to speak about how he was feeling. He told her he is very sensitive and doesn’t know how to filter out other people’s thoughts and emotions. He also said he didn’t feel safe in his body. He said he really wants to connect with his person, Sue, but doesn’t really trust anyone. He released a great deal of grief during the conversation. It was clear to Nedda that Ric was not very grounded. In fact, he seemed to be as much out of his body as in it.

In a Multidimensional Healing which Ric cautiously and somewhat suspiciously agreed to have, Nedda and her “upstairs” team of healers opened energy jams in Ric’s knees and hocks that were preventing him from being fully in his body. The chakras in his knees and hocks were cleansed of past life issues that were stuck there and were repaired to full functioning.

Nedda then showed Ric how to breath fully into all 4 of his legs and to feel connected, grounded, and supported by Mother Earth. She followed this with a brain balancing technique that would help him feel mentally connected and able to make choices about what to let in and what to keep out so Ric could create and maintain his own mental/emotional boundaries. Then Nedda filled him with energy, balancing his whole body.

Two days later, Sue reported these changes in Ric:

Ric’s eyes are different. The eyes are full, soft, open, and wide. (He can have very recessed hard eyes. The left eye could be sometimes described as “wild”.)

When I turned him in the indoor his body is again soft and fluid. He looked spectacular playing!

Here is the best part – He has never behaved like this before – After freely moving he came up to me five separate times and stood squarely in front of me. Each “visit” with me showed a progressively increasing, very strong, and powerful energy was radiating from him into my torso. Each time he came to me the vibration was more intense.

At first it was a very intimidating force that really caught me by surprise  — OK –  it shocked me.

Then it became apparent that he was wanted me to feel what his body felt like and he was so grateful. I can still feel him hours later. Pretty cool huh? His eyes stayed soft the entire time I was with him.

Thank you!
Sue R., Wisconsin


A Gift From the Universe

April 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Nedda, New Posts




I’ve been asking the Universe to send me a “bosom” friend, as the expression goes.  I had no idea how this would happen, as I rarely (never) go out to socialize and meet new people.  And I’m also extremely busy with expanding my business this year and other daily activities of life.

The Universe answered anyway!

Two days ago, a woman I had never met called me to say she kept hearing my name from people as someone who talks with animals and is unusual in other ways.  Peg called me “out of the blue” and introduced herself, and, in a very charming and enthusiastic way, suggested she come by and meet me.  She wanted to do so that very day, but my schedule caused us to wait 24 hours and get together yesterday.

Turns out that Peg and I were born in the same month only 7 days apart (not counting a few years), that she was also a school teacher (albeit elementary to my high school), that she was born in San Diego and grew up in Los Angeles (I was born in San Fransisco and grew up in New York State).   OK, so maybe this isn’t an exact match, but energetically speaking, we are aligned.

It’s like finding a new sister I didn’t know I had.  She loves horses and is learning to ride after giving up riding many years ago as a child.  She is enthusiastic about life, loves to laugh and try new things, sees the humor in little daily events, loves to drive cars (it must be that LA connection), loves to learn, and is a bright, intelligent, and outgoing person.

Wow, Universe, did you hit the jackpot or what?

Welcome, Peg, to my unusual world of Spiritual Focus, Animal Connection, and general non-conformity.  When someone tells me “Be good” I respond with “Heck no!  That’s boring!”  Peg seems to feel that this is an appropriate response.

In all my years in this lifetime, I’ve only had one other friend who understood that my jokes are actually funny, and she left her physical form behind in the 1980’s.

So I’m very glad to know you, Peg, and I’m looking forward to knowing you better and having a few adventures together very soon!

Thank you, Universe.