For the Love of a Dog

Our dog Odie is an 8-year-old Dachshund/Terrier mix. He has funny little legs with a big round body, though not overweight. Even at this older age with a graying beard he still enjoys playing fetch. Odie is a foodie who loves all food and eats everything, no pickiness in his taste buds. He behaves like a goofy three year old jumping up on your lap when you least expect it (ouch). When I look into his eyes I see a wise old soul. We love our Mr. Odie very much, but life with him has not been easy.

While Odie is loving and kind to us, he is not to other people. Odie is an aggressive barker. He has never bit anyone, but his demeanor when barking is rude to say the least. We do not invite people over to visit us because Odie’s barking is embarrassing. We do not travel as a family because a pet sitter would have a rough time.

As an animal communicator and energy healer I have been working with Odie to quiet his barking for the past five years, a very heartbreaking and frustrating experience.

In talking to Odie with animal communication, I learned about his early life story of abuse at the hands of another human being. Understanding his pain has helped my husband and I to have compassion for his behavior instead of getting angry with him for his excessive barking.

As his pet mom, I want Odie to enjoy his life with us in a happy, loving, carefree way – not live in fear. I worked with him each week, healing his pain of the past so he could forgive and move on with his life. I have the inner faith that Odie would heal into a peaceful life where he trusts other human beings, and this motivates me to keep doing the work. Odie has healed PTSD, abuse trauma, emotional pain, abandonment; feelings of disconnection, fear, anger, rejection, and hatred. He has forgiven and moved forward. I am happy to report that he has healed all of this and so much more. Just this week Odie received deliverance from a demon that had attached in during his abuse as a puppy, infecting his thoughts, causing him continuous fear as an adult, feeding into the excessive barking.

Today as I was thinking about Odie and all we have been through together, I had a light bulb moment.

I realized something important I want to share with all pet parents – something that has completely changed my perspective in life.

The emotional pain your pet is expressing is also inside of you.

Odie has been reflecting to me what I needed to heal inside. I have been doing personal healing work for 10 years, healing all of those same issues! In essence, we were healing in partnership, although I was not aware of it at the time. Now I can see the similarities and understand what Odie has been showing me. This realization is what has inspired the human/animal healing connection that I do with clients.

Like attracts like. When we adopted Odie from the shelter as a puppy, he felt comfortable with me because he felt my energy of the past (that I was not aware of at the time) that mirrored his past experiences. Odie chose me as his guardian so he could help me to heal with him, a huge gift of love.

This reflective process is a gift of unconditional love that your pet provides for your own personal healing.

You might be thinking, “Well my pet doesn’t have any behavior problems and is well adjusted, so I must not have anything to heal.” That may be true – but your pet is still providing to you clues for your own life. Our pets teach us both positive and negative aspects about ourselves.

I wanted to get very clear on this, so I asked my guardian animal angel for the truth about our human and animal relationships.

What she told me blew my mind.

“The animal and human connection runs deep at a soul level. All animals within the Animal Kingdom have an agreement with human beings to support the mortal soul’s evolution and growth through companionship. Animals are teaching through their behaviors and/or illnesses what their family member is holding inside themselves. This is a direct, energetic line of connection between you. It’s time to begin listening to your pet and receive their messages that support your personal growth.”

“Now is the time to understand the powerful unconditional love of your animal teachers and healers who are within your family, neighborhood and wilderness. Every animal you encounter in your life is assisting you in some way. Open your heart to this new relationship with all of life! Allow yourself to see what your pet is asking you to see inside yourself. Create a healing partnership with your pet and heal together and help the world to heal in the process.”

Understanding that spiritual truth shows me why I’ve had so many different animal encounters. I regret not being aware that they were teaching me. Know that I understand how deeply animals care for all of us, I can look for the guidance they provide.

Does your pet shake in fear at the slightest noise? Does your cat hide under the couch when friends come over? Does your dog bark at everything? These types of behaviors are showing you something. All you have to do is ask yourself, “How might this apply to my life? What am I afraid of? Why am I hiding?”

Your pet is your guardian angel and spiritual counselor, showing and teaching you what you need to do or not do in life, if you are willing to listen. Your pet is making personal change easier for you in this way. Life can be challenging – your pet wants to make it easier for you.

Pet behavior problems are one of the top reasons for dogs being surrendered to shelters. Odie’s aggressive barking behavior had us considering this at one time, before we understood the true problem of his pain. We have been courageous in keeping Odie in our family because we love him. We do not give up on our family members. Now that I understand how Odie has been helping me, I am grateful. As I have healed my inner wounds, Odie has too.

Please understand that in order to help your pet to heal you have to be willing to look inside yourself and heal too. You can establish a deep spiritual connection between you so you can heal, transform and grow together – for the love of your pet.

Orion, Animal Ambassador

Today I went with a good friend to Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center to do some hiking. This beautiful park is filled with wildlife to behold. We saw bucks and does, turkeys, turkey vultures, woodpeckers, and many other birds. The whole park is teaming with good vibes alongside the Sacramento River. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Orion, an 8 month old Swainson’s Hawk. This happy fellow says, “I am an ambassador bird here to teach people to love and care for animals. Humans rescued me and helped me to heal. Now I return this gift to all humanity. I say to you Wake Up! Start helping all animals, even the tiny insect. Partner with animals in your life. Shake off personal lies and live your truth.”

Thank you Orion for helping us humans through your service as an ambassador. 

3 Found

Sometimes Spirit asks you to do something you don’t feel comfortable doing. The past 6 weeks I have been receiving lost pet calls from concerned pet parents.

I have done previous lost pet cases that have left me with frustration and self-doubt. One time there were two cats who went missing, and after much physical searching, they suggested I ask them if they were alive. I felt like a fool, as we had just spent an hour searching a field where they said they were. They were not alive. Sometimes I don’t’ understand why I have to learn things the hard way.

These types of lost pet cases have left a sour taste in my mouth. So I made a personal decision  to no longer offer lost pet services.

Well you can guess what happened. Spirit didn’t like that choice I made and brought me three more challenging lost pet cases!

Here’s how Spirit worked to change my perspective about serving lost pets (names have been changed for client privacy):

Case 1 – Sally the Dog
Sally the dog was at the park when a loud noise occurred and she bolted. Her family called and chased after her, but could not find her. When Sally’s mom called we connected with Sally who gave confusing information as her mom searched a neighborhood. Fear muddles up good animal communication, and Sally as terrified.

During our second talk with Sally some new information came through. Sally told us she would be found. That was clear and concise information, and I gained some confidence in the process.

Eight days later she was found.

Case 2 – Big Kitty
Mom was frantic to find Big Kitty who had wandered out the front door. Big Kitty had medicine she needed to take for a health condition. As we spoke with Big Kitty using animal communication she guided us to where she was. Mom had a general vicinity to look in when daylight arrived and Big Kitty assured her mom that she was safe. Big Kitty then intuitively showed me her reunion, being held in her mom’s arms.

A few days later, Big Kitty was found.

Case 3 – A Traveling Cat
Lola the cat was traveling to another country with her mom. Lola got spooked by barking dogs and bolted. Being in a strange city did not help the situation. Lola’s fear was clouding up the animal communication. This case came to me through one of my animal talk students. Together we spoke with Lola and we both felt she was in still at the house where she had run. Lola wasn’t so sure she would be found and she was so scared. Through continued animal talk and community support and prayer,

Lola was found one week later.

These three cases had left me feeling upset. I still did not understand how I was helping the pet parent or the animal with garbled messages from fear. So I cried out in pain and asked Spirit to show me how animal communication helps if I am to do this work of lost pet assistance.

And then I had a light bulb moment. In looking at these 3 found cases I was seeing similarities. The time period for being found all averaged about a week. I realized pet parents are learning an important lesson in faith and trust. I noticed that lost pets are telling me if they will be found, and that information is trustworthy and reassuring for the pet parent. And I understood that the reunion happens only through Divine timing.

Miracles can happen when you pray and ask for greater understanding. Spirit taught me a new perspective through these experiences, and I am grateful. These three found pets are all a miracle!

During this holiday season remember the importance of believing in things you cannot see, allowing yourself to have new experiences to receive new perspectives. There is a greater power at work in all of our lives if we will open our hearts to receive it.

Are you a Negativity Sponge?

Do you feel like you take on the negative energy of others? If you do, know that you are not alone. You come in contact with many people each day. You can sense when someone feels happy or excited, or if they feel sad and depressed. We all can feel it, some people to a greater degree than others. Some people are like a sponge, unable to even grocery shop without taking on the miseries of others. Visiting crowded malls or music concerts can leave you completely drained. How can it be so easy for other people to affect us in a negative way?

First, you must understand everyone is a being of energy, with an energy field that emanates from the body outward to varying depths, the average being three feet. This means when you sit and talk to someone at a table your energy fields are intermingling, which is how you are feeling their negativity. That negative energy that someone else is carrying can interfere with your own energy field, bringing down your vibration and making you feel drained or depressed.

For example, I once had a manager who had narcissistic tendencies. For weeks on end, I would go to work, begin feeling irritated (caused by nothing) and get in a bad mood. This was not how I normally felt when not at work. At the end of the day, my body felt drained, tired and exhausted. I did not understand why I was feeling this way when there was nothing going on in my personal life or work to warrant these feelings. I finally figured out that what I was feeling was not my own. At first this angered me, but I quickly realized this interference of energy was occurring at a subconscious level. Since I became aware of it and my manager was unaware, I figured out that I had to do something to help myself feel better and safer.

Being a negativity sponge is all about you – you do not have to change anyone but yourself.

You can choose to become aware of energy and protect your energy field for greater balance, health and wellbeing.

Tip One – Own Your Energy Field

In our world of energy it is natural that we share our energy with each other. This is true for animals and plants too. All living beings are connected energetically. Issues can arise, however, when unwanted energy interferes in our life. Your energy field belongs to you, is a part of who you are and you have every right to protect yourself from unwanted negative interference. You do not have to take on others negative energy.

Owning your energy means you choose to stand up for yourself and your personal space for your own inner peace and wellbeing. It is a process of self-care, self-love to do this. It does not mean you are pushing others away, you are simply choosing to live free from energy interference that drags you down. Remember that interference from others is happening on a subconscious level – they are not aware they are doing it. See the innocence in everyone and set a personal boundary to keep your energy field healthy.

Action Step:

Awareness of what is going on around you helps you to notice energy interference. Use your awareness to take notice of how you feel before talking to people. As you talk, keep your awareness on how you feel and identify what you are feeling. If you feel different in a negative way, a pushing or pulling or draining of energy, then say, “I set the intention to disconnect and release this energy now – it is not mine.” Become a detective of sorts as you focus on how you feel and if that is you or not. You are discerning your true energy from others energy.

It is an empowering process to take responsibility for your energy field.

When you choose to own your energy and not participate in interference then you will not take on the energy of others. You can respond to others from a higher level where you can feel what someone is feeling without taking on their pain. From this place of compassion, you can give love without compromising yourself in any way.

In the coming weeks you will learn two more tips for reclaiming your energy so you can stop being a negativity sponge and empower your life – plus an exciting announcement.

Remember that love makes all things possible, so get out there and live life!

Guided by Spirit

I’ve learned over the years to always ask for Divine assistance with any issue I face. That includes simple things like choosing what to wear to work or driving the car safely. I do not take this Divine help for granted – gratitude pours through me each day as I realize all the spiritual support I am receiving.

This proved true once again as I traveled to San Diego on a business trip. Before the trip I was guided to purchase the TSA Pre security check so that I could sail through airport security. I did this months ago and I moved through the TSA Pre security side swiftly and easily.

Once arriving in San Diego I ran into some trouble with getting the rental car. The car I was assigned to wasn’t parked in the garage! I got frustrated and attempted to contact the rental car company. Spirit guided me to eat a snack and wait. Fifteen minutes later the car arrived, freshly washed and wet, and my frustration vanished. As the car was all wet, I wished I could wipe down the windows, and my eyes were drawn to a post where a small towel was hanging! I wiped down the car windows and went on my way to the resort. Spirit in action is awesome!

Paradise Point Resort is a gorgeous place with lovely rooms and garden or ocean view patios. I landed in a large room with a patio overlooking a small pond. As I stepped outside I was naturally drawn to a beautiful weeping willow tree, where a small duck was sleeping beneath. I could feel the fairy energy there and asked my angels to connect me. It was the tree that wanted to talk.

Myla the Weeping Willow tree was like a grandmother as she spoke her words of love. You can read about her message here. It became clear that Spirit once again stepped in and got me a room with a reason!

The event I was attending was called the New Media Summit for podcasting. Forty of the top U.S. podcasters were in attendance. We got to spend time with them and get to know them. I went to this event knowing that most of those podcasters would not be interested in my topic of animal communication. During lunch each day, those few podcasters who I thought were a right match ended up sitting next to me – that was Spirit in action making it happen! So, I got to know a couple of them on a personal level.

On Sunday, the 150 attendees were divided into four groups, each group taking a turn to do a 2-minute conversation with each podcaster. This was the first time this event had been done, so as the first group was talking to the podcasters they discovered it was taking longer than 2 minutes. This set the entire day behind schedule. I was in Group 3, schedule to talk with the podcasters at 3:30 p.m. Time ticked away it got closer to 5 p.m. I realized I had to leave for the airport. I was bummed I would miss it and asked Spirit what to do. I was guided to find the woman in charge and see if she’d hand out my media sheet to the podcasters. She walked into the room just as I began walking to the back if the room (Spirit!). I told her my predicament and she actually asked me if I knew specific podcasters I wanted to talk to. I said, “Yes, just two.” She went and found those two podcasters, who both agreed to spend 2 minutes talking to me before group 3 so I could leave for the airport. I walked in the room, introduced myself and my topic, and they both excitedly said, “Your booked!” That was Spirit in action again! Amazed at the magic of it all, I realized Spirit had made this so simple by allowing me to talk to the two podcasters my topic would fit with, and bypass the other 38. Awesome!

As I drove to the airport I got stuck in traffic, and I felt worry start building inside. But Spirit even had that covered, as I drove in the exact lanes to get me straight to the car rental return in record time.

It became a small world when I realized my good friend was also at the airport. I was guided to message and ask her if she was at the airport, and she said yes! It was so delightful to see her in the crowded airport, and soon we were both off on our separate flights to the same destination. Connected by Spirit!

And Spirit just keeps going and going, like the energizer bunny…

Back to work the following week, I walked to my car for lunch. The doors would not unlock. I prayed, “Spirit, can you open the doors?” And the doors magically unlocked. Then the car would not start (battery). I asked, “Spirit, can you start the car?” And the car magically started! I went to lunch and on my way back I stopped and got a new battery installed.

My life is pure magic with Spirit leading the way!

Our Energetic Connections

September 21, 2017

Never before have I noticed the deep connections we all have with all of life. This past weekend I attended the New Media Summit in San Diego, an event for podcasters to meet other podcasters and obtain bookings.

The magic happened when I arrived at my hotel room at the Paradise Point Resort. The patio overlooked looked a small pond with a lovely weeping willow tree. I felt drawn to this tree and asked if I could speak to her.  She agreed, so I introduced myself and learned her name was Myla. As we talked I could feel such deep love for this world. An old wise soul, Myla provided a message based in this love:

“We are all connected to each other and our ancestors. This is why our world is currently rumbling with pain from the past today. You know of what I speak – racism, bigotry, hatred, all deeply woven into the web of life on Earth.”

“It falls on your shoulders to make new choices in order to heal the pain of the past. How? When you face a situation of hatred, make a choice to confront it peacefully, not feeding into the pain with more hatred. If you think hateful thoughts, recognize those thoughts and reframe them into positive ones.”

“In order for this world to become more peaceful YOU must be that inside yourself. When you can finally achieve this new way of being alive, the world shifts, changes and heals along with you.”

“Stop and realize that your life is powerful! Look inside, love yourself and that inner love will expand outward into the world, healing the world.”

“Love is the most important energy of all and you hold this inside yourself. Love is all we are.”

This brought tears to my eyes. My connection with this tree spirit was just like my human and animal connections. Those connections are energetic in nature, in human beings, in animals, in water, in air, in Earth. Her words are profound and I will take heed in my own life with this message of love. Thank you Myla!


Divine Timing

Are you familiar with the term Divine timing? It means that instead of rushing into doing something, you pause and ask to be guided at the right time in doing something. It can be a challenging process if you are used to charging forward in life and getting things done. Trusting the Divine to provide you the right moment to call someone, or send an important email or make an important decision, requires surrendering the outcome to your angels.

Sometimes when you want something in life it’s better to let the Divine handle it. We cannot always know all the pieces involved. Allowing for Divine timing creates inner peace as you trust everything is being handled for the highest outcome for everyone involved. It’s about trust!

Think about what you want to accomplish in life. Would it make it easier for you to allow Divine timing?  If you are struggling with anything in life, ask for Divine assistance and watch for animal guidance to help you reach your goals so you can relax and enjoy life.

Every step in your journey is leading you to where you are supposed to be.



Nicholas’ Inspiration

It was a beautiful day in the northern California foothills. My friend and I arrived at the Performing Animal Welfare Society’s Ark 2000 Open House event ready to meet the sanctuary animals and learn about their situations. Little did I know that my heart would captured by one of the animal residents.

We boarded a shuttle bus kindly volunteered to shuttle guests to the various areas of the sanctuary. The docent spoke to us about the animals, their care, and their dramatic life stories. All the animals there have come from captive environments where they were cruelly abused to perform or chained up in the back yard as ‘pets.’ My heart sank at these stories because wild animals belong in their natural habitat and no other place.

As the bus slowly rolled through the hillside we passed various elephant spaces and heard their stories. We stopped at one enclosure and were able to get out and visit. There standing up against the fence was a large Asian Bull Elephant named Nicholas.

Let me preface this by saying that when you are an animal communicator animals can sense this and freely talk to you. As I stood there admiring his magnificence and telling him so, I intuitively began seeing images of his childhood in the circus where he was brutally beaten and forced to ride a tricycle. Tears rolled down my face as I felt his inner pain. It felt like time stood still as Nicholas showed me these images of hatred of human beings. I could feel his anger. I offered him Padicma energy and asked him if he could forgive and help himself to heal. He thought about it and decided to heal, but this took a few minutes. He butted his head against the gate as he released this trauma (other people around me thought he wanted out).

He then walked down the fence near me, looked me straight in the eyes, and waved his trunk through fence saying thank you. Tears again. You can see him smiling in this photo.



Nicolas continued to talk to me and said, “I ask you to volunteer here and help all the animals.” I replied, “I don’t know how to do that. When I tell people I’m an animal communicator their eyes glaze over.”

He then proudly posed, putting one foot up on the fence post. He was showing me that he would handle it, all I had to do was show up. I thanked him profusely for choosing to heal, for trusting me and teaching me to be brave so animals can heal. I then asked him his life purpose and he replied, “I am an Ambassador of Compassion.” His life teaches us to hold compassion for all living beings.

This 24 year-old Asian Bull Elephant has stolen my heart. I like to say I have a new boyfriend; my husband just laughs. Nicholas’ invitation to volunteer at PAWS have me facing inner conflict. I know I need to contact the volunteer coordinator and offer up free animal communication for the animals there. Time to look inside myself and see what needs healing.

This is a new beginning for me as an Animal Advocate and I’m ready for this new adventure! Thank you Nicholas! May all animals of Earth be free to live with love.



Animal Guidance

One of my life’s purposes is to assist the Animal Kingdom in teaching about animal guidance. As an Animal Communicator and emissary for the Animal Kingdom, I’ve been asked to bring animal guidance and animal messages to the world. I encounter animals everywhere I go who have inspiring messages. It’s my job to pay attention and capture those messages to share with others and to teach others how to do it too.

This past weekend I was in the parking lot of our local Target store. As I exited the car I heard the boisterous chirping of Red Winged Blackbirds. They were so loud that everyone walking through the parking lot was pausing, looking up at the trees. My animal communication kicked in as I tuned into their melody. They were saying, “We love you!” over and over. Oh how I wished everyone listening could hear those wishes of love. I wasn’t bold enough to yell out loud those words to others in the parking lot as society dictates that as being crazy. So I took their messages and posted it on the Messages of the Wild Facebook page. If you haven’t been there yet, check it out. The Animal Kingdom is helping humanity to wake up with their inspiring guidance. All we have to do is notice. It is pure magic to hear loving words from animals.

Did you know that every time an animal enters your field of awareness they are talking to you? Next time you go for a walk, look around and see who’s chatting with you. Tune in and your life will change for the better.

Anger and A Prayer

January 25, 2017

On my way home from work a few days ago I was guided to stop at Kohl’s to purchase an item. I had Kohl’s cash waiting to be used, however I really didn’t want to go after work as I had family members not feeling well. It felt selfish I was guided to go, so I did. I learned a long time ago that when I don’t follow through on guidance, I end up in struggle. So today I always follow guidance, even if I don’t feel like it.

I parked, went inside Kohl’s to purchase an item. I left the store and walked back to my car, and heard a very loud argument going on. I could feel the energy of anger. I got in my car and started talking to my Angelic team, “What should we do, do we call the police?” That was a no, I was guided to leave. I flowed Padicma energy to the situation to help it. That’s when I realized why I was guided to visit Kohl’s – to be there to energetically support that situation as a Divine witness. As I drove away I noticed someone else in their car on their cell, possibly calling the police. I instinctively began saying Ho’oponopono for anger, and could feel the energy there shifting. I was grateful I could be there to assist the situation to heal. I continued reciting Ho’oponopono until I no longer felt tension in that situation.

Seeing energetically Ho’oponopono at work was amazing. I use this all the time with my family’s situations, and to see it work on an angry public situation was profound. It’s such a simple prayer to perform.  The book Zero Limits by Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Len explains that we are all responsible for everything that we see in our world. By taking full personal responsibility and then healing the wounded places within ourselves, we can literally heal ourselves and our world. In my performing Ho’oponopono I was calling for any anger inside me to heal, allowing them to heal, knowing we are all connected.

So do you follow your guidance no matter what? Or do you think you know what’s best. It takes great trust in the Divine when called to do things in life. It’s about surrendering what you want in life for something better, and it is ALWAYS better!