Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Heart Hugs Help You and Your Pet

Strengthening your heart connection will help you and your pets through these challenging times. 



TTouch Heart Hugs are an easy way to connect your heart with your animal family.


As we adjust to the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, our animal families are calling upon us to take good care of ourselves. If we don't, then we won't be able to take good care of them. 

One of the challenges we are experiencing to stem the tide of the pandemic is practicing physical and distancing to protect ourselves and our loved ones. It's hard being isolated. Thank goodness we don't have social distancing with our animal families.

Animals feel an excellent way to cope with social distancing is to be in your heart center. One way to access your heart chakra is to give yourself and animal a TTouch Heart Hug. Created by Linda Tellington-Jones, TTouch is a system of gentle circular touches that activate the body's potential at a cellular level.

Heart hugs are an excellent way to say to yourself, "I love you." 

TTouch Heart Hugs will help you feel:
  • Calm and centered;
  • Balanced;
  • Less anxious and fearful;
  • Loved;
  • Connected to your animal family, loved ones, Mother Earth and the Universe.


How to do a TTouch Heart Hug:




Step 1: First, notice how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in this present moment before you give yourself or animal a heart hug.

Step 2: Place your hand over the other with palms face down on your heart center, located in the middle of your chest.

Step 3: Imagine that there is a clock face on your chest underneath your palms.  Twelve o'clock is at the top. Nine o'clock is your right shoulder, and three o'clock is your left shoulder. Six o'clock is located towards the ground at the bottom of the circle.




Step 4: Begin your circle with your hands at twelve o'clock, then gently move your hands over your heart chakra, creating a full circle plus add an additional quarter turn. It doesn't matter which direction you do your Heart Hugs; just go in the direction which feels best to you, whether it's clockwise or counterclockwise.

Step 5: Pause your hands over your heart center and take a couple of deep breaths before starting another circle. Offer yourself and your animal as many heart hugs as you need.

The more love and care you give yourself, the more love and care you can give to your animal and others. I encourage you to give yourself and your animal Heart Hugs often.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Dogs Benefit from Animal Communication and Reiki


Luigi and Pierre
I recently met with seven-year-old littermates, Luigi and Pierre. Their parents, Donna and Ned, wanted to better understand their dogs' behavior and health, so they scheduled an in-person Animal Communication and Reiki session.

Donna shared the following,
My husband, dog, and I met Cathy at an art event awhile ago. She read my dog right there and figured out that he did not like going to the dog park at all. She later remotely read Pierre and told me why he would run away when I coughed or cleared my throat.
When my veterianarian and I were confused about how to care for my other dog, Luigi, I decided to hire the “Animal Muse” for a full reading and an Animal Reiki session. 
We first talked with Luigi because Donna and Ned were concerned about his health and overall wellbeing. When I asked Luigi how he was feeling, he showed me pain in his front right leg and trouble walking. It felt like arthritis. Donna confirmed he suffered from arthritis and has mobility issues because he was born with that leg turned out. He also has problems with his spine.

Luigi also shared that he has stomach issues that are related to his severe food and environmental allergies. It turns out the dogs are vegan because Luigi is allergic to meat-based protein. I asked the dogs about their diet. They said they liked their food but especially enjoyed their treats and the human food they received.

Donna promised to share Luigi's insight with their veterinarian in hopes they can find ways to help him with his allergies and mobility challenges.**

Luigi receiving Reiki.
Donna and Ned inquired about their dogs' incessant barking at the front door and in the backyard. They wanted to know how they could stop this unwanted behavior. Luigi and Pierre explained that from the time they were puppies, they always rushed the front door barking. It turns out no one taught the dogs what to do when people visit.

After talking with the boys, I suggested they be taught to stay on mats near the front when visitors arrived. I assured Donna and Ned their dogs were quick learners, and with patience and consistency, everyone would learn the new front door ritual.

The backyard was another issue because there's a walking path next to their yard. People, dogs, and wildlife are constantly walking by. Pierre and Luigi said it's their job keeping their yard safe and letting their people know when there was any movement back there.

We turned our conversation to Pierre, who feels Luigi gets most of the attention. Pierre said he understood that Luigi had health issues, but wanted to remind his people that he deserves more attention because in Pierre's words, "I'm perfect!"

Donna and Ned promised Pierre they would spend more time with him. They also promised to spend time with Pierre without Luigi.

Pierre receiving Reiki
Once we were done talking with the dogs, we shifted to doing Reiki, which is a separate service from Animal Communication.

As soon as I began sharing Reiki with the Corgis, they got onto the couch with me. Luigi is quite aloof and doesn't like to be touched, so it filled my heart when he laid his head in my lap during the Reiki session. 

Both dogs went into deep relaxation and felt more relaxed and calmer after their treatment.

Cathy after sharing Reiki with Luigi and Pierre
Donna shared her experience after their Animal Communication and Reiki session:
Both dogs were so drawn to Cathy during the Reiki healing that they proceeded to lay their bodies on her. The reading and the Reiki treatment were worth every penny!
In the few days since the reading and receiving Reiki, we are all communicating better. Luigi and Pierre bark less, seem happier and we all have a more loving relationship.  
Animal Communication and Reiki help animals feel more peaceful and balanced. It also empowers them, which strengthens their bond with their people.

**Please note that I'm not a veterinarian. I do not treat or diagnosis anything. I work in partnership with vets. It's the veterinarians' job to treat and diagnose illness and disease in your pets. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Traveling with a Surrogate Pet Brings Tremendous Comfort


When traveling, I often suggest my human clients take a surrogate pet to help them feel connected to their animal family. Using a surrogate pet can bring you and your animals' comfort despite being physically apart.

Before Roz left on a 3-week cruise in South America, we spoke with her two dogs, Beau and Austen during an Animal Communication session to prepare them. 

During our conversation, I communicated to the dogs that their moms would be gone for three weeks and reassured them that they would return. I also suggested to Roz that she bring along a stuffed animal to act as a surrogate for her pets. 

Roz loved the idea and found Mr. Fuddle-Wuddle while on her cruise.

When Roz returned home, she shared the following:
I asked Cathy, the Animal Muse to help me prepare my dogs for being left at home while I traveled on a three-week vacation. She communicated reassurance to my dogs and suggested that I take a stuffed dog to be a surrogate for my two boys. Cathy told me it would keep me company and my dogs would feel it when I looked at it and thought of them. 
I acquired a small, stuffed animal that traveled with me. It must have worked because I came home to two happy and well-adjusted dogs. Thanks to Cathy, the Animal Muse.
Mr. Fuddle-Wuddle brought Roz tremendous peace and comfort on her long trip. Grateful, she gave me a Mr. Fuddle-Wuddle.

Cathy and Bodhi with Mr. Fuddle-Wuddle

5 Powerful Ways to Share with Your Heart Animal

Happy Valentine's Day

Bodhi Bear Is Cathy's Valentine

Valentine's Day is about celebrating love and relationships, including with your animal family. When it comes to unconditional love, no one loves you better than your heart animals. 

Here are 5 powerful ways to tell your animal you love them:
  • Visualize your hearts connected as you feel the unconditional love you have for your animal.
  • Do something your animal loves to do, like take a walk or share a delicious treat.
  • Book an Animal Reiki session to bring them peace and relaxation.
  • Share your hearts during an Animal Communication session. 
  • Learn Animal Communication and Reiki to show them how important they are.
Your animal family will appreciate and thank you for giving them a voice in your relationship.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Animal Communication Is Not A One Sided Conversation


An Animal Communication Session is a Dialogue Between You and Your Animal.


Many times clients say to me, "I don't want to give you too much information because I'm concerned it will diminish what you'll receive from my animal." However, the exact opposite is true. What you share about your animals doesn't influence what I receive from your animal. If anything, it adds insight and essential details to the conversation.

Animal communication is not a one-sided conversation: it's a dialogue. The goal of a session is to create a mutual understanding between you and your animal family. Everyone's perspective is important and needs to be heard.

As an Animal Communicator, it's my role to facilitate clear communication with me acting as the animal's interpreter. My goal is to create a communication bridge between animals and their people. While your animal's perspectives are essential, so is your input and viewpoints.

Casper

My recent conversation with two mini-Aussies, Casper and Emma, along with their human, Terry speaks to why hearing everyone's perspective leads to clear and accurate communication.

Terry contacted me shortly after her beloved dog, Casper, transitioned. She wanted to discuss with him the circumstances around his departure and find out his future plans. When I asked Casper if he was going to reincarnate, he expressed a clear desire to return to Terry as a mini-Aussie puppy body.

Casper's reply brought joy to Terry's heavy heart.

At the time, Casper gave no more specifics about his reincarnation and suggested Terry check in with him again in the not too distant future. He explained that life is fluid, especially the spirit realm.

Emma

The conversation then shifted to her other dog, 16-year-old Emma. Terry asked Emma how she felt about having a puppy in the family. Emma responded with a resounding, "Yes! As long as it's Casper reincarnated, I'm open to welcoming my good friend home."

A month later, Terry called to inquire about Casper's reincarnation plans. Casper shared he was still planning on returning to Terry but hadn't found his puppy body yet. Casper assured Terry that he would send her a clear sign when he reincarnates.


Terry then asked Emma again about her feelings about getting a puppy. Emma immediately answered back, "No! I don't like puppies and want nothing to do with them. They are too crazy and overwhelm me."

When I shared Emma's answer, there was a long pause from Terry. Terry said Emma's feedback was 180 degrees from the last time we spoke with her. I felt Terry's surprise and disappointment that Emma might not embrace Casper in his new incarnation as a puppy.

I was also a bit baffled by Emma's change of mind, so I asked Terry if Emma had any recent interactions with puppies. It turns out Terry's friend had brought a puppy over to the house for a visit that morning. Emma was not pleased with the puppy's presence and snapped at his nose to let him know he was overstepping his boundaries. 

As Terry relayed the story, Emma's response began to make perfect sense. I shared with Terry that Emma's feelings about puppies were situational and related to her unpleasant experience earlier in the day.

Once the mystery was solved, Emma once again said she was open to a puppy as long as it was Casper reincarnated. Emma then made Terry promise to set clear limits and boundaries when Casper comes home.

Terry said she was on board with Emma's needs and wishes. They are now waiting for a sign from Casper that he's found his new puppy body.

An animal communication session should never be one-sided. My conversations with Terry, Emma, and Casper show why it's important to hear everyone's perspectives during an animal communication session to bring clarity and mutual understanding of all involved. 

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