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Animals & Animal Lovers Have Lost An Amazing Woman
Performing Animal Welfare Society:
Patricia B. Derby
June 7, 1943-February 15, 2013
Pat Derby was a partner, leader, mentor, teacher and friend. She was the first to champion the cause of performing animals, and today, because of her work and her fierce determination, most animal protection organizations have captive wildlife programs that address the issues of performing animals.
Click To Visit Pat’s Organization
To Learn More about her and her life’s work.
May we all take a moment to thank Pat for her dedication and love of the animals.
What Do They Know About It?
Animals often bring me to wonder with their level of consciousness. They talk about their basic needs, and then surprise me with gems of wise insight. They often notice what makes us happy and what makes uncomfortable, frequently giving their people advice to be happy.
In honor of Valentines Day, I ask my animals their views on love.
Serafina, gray cat, says, “Love is listening to someone even though you do not feel like it. Love is being open to being wrong so that you can learn and grow with someone.”
Luca, medium poodle, says, “Love is finding friends that you enjoy playing with and love is learning when you are hurting someone and stopping it.”
Makia, white cat, says, “Love is being comfortable. Love is making sure others are comfortable. Love is compassion. Love is taking care of yourself and eating good food that will make you healthy.”
Bean, black bunny, says, “Love is helping someone through their fear. Love is being patient and kind even when you are in a hurry. Love is noticing when someone else is having a problem and taking a moment to ask if they are okay.”
Stormy, Aussie dog, says, “Love comes from the center of your heart. It is calm and caring. Love is feeling safe and comfortable in someone’s presence. Love is a sense of trust. Love is magical, because it can heal old wounds.”
Seamora, blue and gold macaw, says, “Love is welcoming someone into your home even though you weren’t expecting them. Love is feeling safe. Love is speaking quietly and calmly.”
Jubilee, young horse, says, “Love is being excited to see someone. Love is talking. Love is communicating so that you understand each other. Love is being grateful for what you have.”
Watch Your Mind
Saturday, February 9, 2013
People receive telepathic communication from animals in about four different ways.
1. Images. Images can flash into your mind’s eye. It can be one picture or it can look like a film. For instance, if a dog is telling you they like string cheese, you will see string cheese in your mind’s eye.
2. Feelings. Sensitive people very often pick up the feelings of others in their own bodies without even realizing it. If the person next to them is feeling anxious, they too may become anxious. Animals can send these feelings to us to help us understand where they have pain. All of a sudden, your stomach or your shoulder may hurt when you are near an animal. It may be their pain reflecting in your body.
3. A sense of knowing. Some people just know what their animal is thinking and feeling. They can’t explain it. They just know.
4. Words. Some animal communicators hear words in their mind when an animal is talking to them. This is the main way that I receive messages from animals. Somehow my mind translates the images in my mind, feelings in my body, and a sense of knowing very quickly into words. It sounds as if I am whispering to myself except it has a subtly different feeling to it. It doesn’t “feel” like it is coming from me.
The average animal owner can receive messages telepathically from animal companions. It just takes the knowledge to recognize that a thought, image, or feeling in your body was not yours and came from your pet. Often it is so clear there is no denying it. But more often than not it is very subtle.
A person must do a lot of self-exploration in order to be extremely accurate. You must study your mind and body and constantly be asking yourself, “Where did that come from?” It is like tuning a radio dial. Once you know the station your animals are on, it becomes a bit easier, but even for an experienced communicator the lines can get blurry. You must be dedicated to exploring your thoughts. The thoughts in your head can come from many sources. Below are a few.
1. It can come from the animal.
2. It can come from your own associations or assumptions. For instance, your dog hides when there is thunder outside so you think say your dog is telling you they are scared of the loud noises. This may be true, but it could also be the electricity in the air or other reasons.
3. It can come from you reading your animal’s body language, rather than the animal telling you.
4. It can come from a higher power or a guide.
5. For people who study the occult, or dabble in other psychic realms: It can be a spirit tricking you.
So how do you start knowing which is which? Dissect your mind. Pay attention. Always ask yourself where that thought, image, or feeling came from – not just when you are with the animal but all the time.
When you are standing in line at the grocery store, what are you thinking, feeling, and seeing in your mind’s eye?
You will start to notice things. Like on your drive to dinner, you were feeling really good and energetic but when you got to the dinner table and sat next to your friend’s husband you all of sudden felt depressed and lethargic. Perhaps that is not your feeling but his.
Or maybe, when you are falling asleep at night, all of sudden you see an image of your dog’s water bowl raised. Where did that come from? Perhaps your dog wants you to raise his water. Did you have a feeling in your body when you saw that image? Does his head, neck, or back hurt when he bends his neck down to drink?
You can also free-write. I love this exercise. I have been doing this with my animals since I was a little girl. You can ask your animal a question and then for six minutes just write. Don’t judge what you are writing or correct spelling, just write, and at the end of the six minutes, read your writing. In there will be thoughts from both you and your animal. Which is which? When my childhood dog died, I wrote a letter to my dog and then I wrote a letter from him to me. I know I channeled him in that writing. It can be a very powerful experience.
Meditation and yoga are also wonderful ways to free your restrictions and start knowing your mind.
The most important thing is to have fun with it. There are times when watching your mind is exhilarating and extraordinary as you watch your consciousness grow. Other times, it is frustrating, such as when you find again and again the same negative thoughts, or when you realize that an event that happened 30 years ago is still bringing up unhappy feelings. But the more you acknowledge your mental processes, and start focusing on what you want to learn, the more the “negative stuff” is weeded out.
Your animals will help you with this. Ask them to send you images, thoughts, and feelings. Sometimes you have to be clear to your animal about how you want them to send their thoughts.
Makia, my 17-year-old cat, is extremely tough. She has a very high pain tolerance. This year, she had an infection in her jaw but I did not know it. I could tell that she was not feeling well, so I asked her, “Makia, how are you feeling.”
“I am fine.” She responded.
I knew she was not fine, so I asked again.
“Mom, I am fine really. I am just tired.”
But I could see it. She was off and her eyes looked like she was in pain. I asked her, “Makia, send the feeling in your body to my body.”
She did, and it hit me hard. My jaw hurt so bad that I didn’t think I could open it. I felt dizzy, feverish, and nauseous. Makia was in the car to the vet in minutes and operated on the same day.
Why didn’t she just tell me? She doesn’t want to worry me, she doesn’t want to go to the vet’s, and her pain tolerance is high.
Experiment with your animals. Ask them to send in different ways. Know that they do not have to be looking at you. They can multitask just like us. Tell your animal to send you the image, feeling, or thoughts over and over again. Tell them to be really clear.
If you don’t get anything back, know that it is possible that you maybe trying too hard. Its okay: Your mind will save the information you receive and play it again when you are more relaxed. It may pop up when you are in the shower, meditating, or falling asleep. Pay attention when it does.
Have fun with it. Now go watch your thoughts and talk to the animals.
Animals Talk To Their People
Resentments, Trust, and Health
On this episode of Pet Psychic Radio: Anita-Shepherd Retriever mix is with person’s grandpa. Popsickle is back. Teja black lab tells mom “Stop crying”. Wednesday the cat teaches his person a lesson. Layla staff terrier updates us on her new adoptive family.
Doug the white terrier mix tells us about why he gets sick in the car. Joey the cat went to the vet after Laura said he felt dizzy last week. We get and update.
Storm King says “everyone should trust themselves.”
We listen to pets and their people and find answers to these questions: Will our animals see us again after they die? Is there such a thing as a walk in? Can a spirit switch spaces with a being who is already living? Do are pets hold resentments to us after they die? Why are training and boarding situations hard for a newly rescued dog? Do animals always want to find a diagnosis to their illness. Do animals believe in positive thought and prayers? and more…
Before you click the arrow below to listen to the show tell your animals to listen too:
Stories of my animals and their passing.
All you should know about
animal death and dying and the afterlife.
Part One: Laura tells us about her animals and their amazing stories around death. (I am not sure what you will all think of these stories. Would love some feedback.)
At 27.55 Part Two Starts (Feel free to skip to this part.)
What to tell you animal before they pass.
How you will know they are ready to go.
What to look for after your animal passes.
How are animals come around us after they die.
Why dreams are hard for them to appear in.
Why you should trust and acknowledge signs of our deceased animals.
Who meets our animals on the other side.
Can our animals be with us in heaven.
Are with them in heaven?
If our animals were scared of people and dogs will they be ok on the other side / heaven?
Do animals learn on the other side and much more…
Getting Things Done
They Advise According to Their Own Lights
Monday, January 28, 2013
I asked Makia, my white cat, “What I should write about today?”
She replied, “I have seen you get distracted from your projects and I think that we (our animal family) have advice for you and other people on how to stay on track.”
She went on to say, “I think that whenever you work on a project that is dear to you, you should turn off your phone and your email. You should let creativity come with out interference.”
Serafina, my gray cat, says, “I think that you should work on your projects at the same time each day. That way, if there are any spirits or angels that help you, they know how to plan their schedule. Also, if you do this, your mind and body will be conditioned to start creating at that time. All animals are creatures of habit.”
Bean, my black bunny, says, “I think it is important to eat your greens before you start your project so that your body and mind have natural energy. I do this before I make a new door in my cardboard house.”
Luca, cream-colored medium poodle, says, “I think that for moments before you start your project you should sit, meditate, and organize your thoughts so that when you start the projects all the other stuff is out of your head.”
Stormy, my black-bicolored Aussie, says, “I believe it is important to love your project, otherwise it will never get done. Love it with all that you have inside of you and then your project will turn out better than you expected.”
Seamore, my blue and gold macaw, says, “My advice is to be brave and be confident that you can do a project. It is also to allow the sun to warm you during the day, so that you feel safe in your space. Space is very important. Find a safe space to do your project.”
Farewell to Eggs
Clearer, Quicker, More Awake
Friday, January 11, 2013
It has been seven weeks since I have moved from vegetarian to vegan and gluten/ sugar free. It has been surprisingly easy. I thought I would miss eggs and a little bit of goat cheese but I have had no cravings for such things. I also thought that if I started to truly clean my system that my psychic abilities would overwhelm me.
I had this idea because a clean system in the past meant that visions arose with no control and the painful experiences of others would lock themselves in my body, making me cranky and exhausted. Sleep was never mine. It was not only the dysfunctional stories of people in my life that were bothering me, it was also the realization of my faults.
I have done a lot of work on myself in the last 10 years. I have dissected my thinking, my emotional responses, my ideas of the past and the traumatic events in my life, and I have learned to live and work with my shortcomings. I have learned to create boundaries in my life and in my psychic world. I no longer need to numb myself with bread and sugar in order to take a break from my sensitivities.
I found it hard to purchase non-leather boots. I was worried that they would not hold up. I’ll keep you posted.
I canceled my Arrowhead water account because one day they made a mistake and delivered Nestle water instead; when I Googled Nestle I found out that they own Arrowhead and that they do unnecessary animal testing on dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, gerbils, and other animals. I am sparing you what Nestle does to these animals because many of your hearts will burn with pain and disgust at the shocking truth of how our animals are tortured for tea. I believe cleaning my system and becoming a vegan put me in a flow of spiritual awareness that allowed a divine power to switch my water delivery. Something greater than me wants me to know the truth.
Since I have become a vegan, and gluten/sugar free, I cry more for animals’ and people’s suffering but it does not debilitate me. I tear up and then I let it go. My taste for food is changing. I crave foods for how I healthy and energetic I feel after a meal. My energy level has increased. I find myself being more productive. I think faster. I have a better memory. I am clearer and quicker when talking to the animals. My intuition is more evident. When I meditate, my visions are clearer, as if I have washed the window of my view. I am all-around happier. I feel awake.
What I find the most remarkable is that my aspirations for my future are becoming more attainable. I have more of a drive to set goals and work towards them when before I was too tired to add something else to my day.
Since I turned 40 last month, I have been looking over the decades of my life and realizing how much I have changed. I find today I am happier with who I am and where I am in life. I am moving towards my future self with excitement and clear vision rather than desperations of wanting to change who I am now. I am excited for this journey of change. I am excited for my future self.
A Bird’s Life
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Ten and a half years ago, I found a blue and gold Macaw parrot in the dark basement of an empty house on a 100-acre estate. I was care-taking the property and was asked to go up to the main house to see if there were any rodents. I was shocked to find a parrot in the basement.
Her cage was filthy. She had less than a tablespoon of water, which was dirty and covered in dead flies. She had no food but had been eating maggots. Her pupils were the size of pinpoints and she kept slamming her head against the cage and biting at it. In-between her ear-piercing screams she would yell vulgar swear words. I had to hose off the cage with her in it because she was too aggressive to open the cage. It took me weeks before I could handle her. With the help of an experienced birdman, I rehabilitated her.
Her name (since birth) is Seamore. Seamore became a member of my animal family. She had periods of post-traumatic stress, which resulted in her biting me. She was very strong and fast. I have scars from her. My friends and family were scared of her. She would run at them, eyes pinning, flapping her wings, trying to sink her beak into their pant-legs or their flesh.
She loves music and dances on command. She would sit on my arm and go for hikes with me. I had pigs then, and she would spend hours climbing the wire of their enclosure. She knew, even before my wolfdog Maia did, when someone was driving up the two-mile driveway. I had two dogs, two cats, two pigs, a bunny, and Seamore back then. Our ranch had a reputation. Watch out the parrot and the wolfdog. I was safe.
When I had to leave the ranch, I decided that it was best to find Seamore a home where she would get one-to-one attention with an experienced bird person. I found James. He is a kind and knowledgeable bird-lover. I felt good about re-homing her with him. In the last nine years, James has become a bird rescuer, accumulating 100-plus parrots. Although she no longer lived alone with James, I was happy Seamore had the chance to live in a big aviary and socialize with a lot of birds.
When Seamore left, I had James sign a contact stating he must contact me if he moved and if Seamore ever needed a new home. James honored this contact and notified me several times, whenever he moved. A few weeks ago, he asked me to take Seamore back. James had lost his sanctuary for the birds and needed to find some of them homes.
Seamore has been back in my house for three days now. I have changed a lot in nine years. I got married and divorced. I phased out my animal-training business and made the pet psychic work my full time job. I have matured. I have become more conscious of the way my mind works, and of the issues in the world. I can “read” animals on a deeper level and I understand their processes more. I am calmer. I am all-around happier.
I purchased a new cage for Seamore that feels like it takes up half my living room. She is healthy, but in the last few years she has pulled out some of her feathers. She must have had some stress living with the other birds. She is calmer and less aggressive than when I first lived with her, though I also read her better now and know when to push her and when to leave her alone.
I see that post-traumatic stress still is evident in her life. I have noticed that the more people there are in the room, the more anxious she gets.
I broke down and cried the other day, watching her in her cage. Why do we feel we should take birds out of their tropical environment and put them in cages in our living rooms? It is so unnatural to them. It is cruel. When I took her outside, she said, “Oh, the wind! It is too cold.” So I brought her back inside. She should be in the Amazon! Please do not purchase parrots and support this industry.
I have learned by watching Seamore that parrots’ hearing is acute. In the darkness, the car lights passing by scare her. She is grateful for fruits and vegetables. Yesterday she was alternately screaming and saying “hello.” If I answered her with “hello” back, Luca, my poodle, would run to the front door barking, thinking someone was at the door.
Seamore is about 22 years old. She can live into her 80s. She has asked me many times, “Where is Maia (wolfdog)? Where is Joey (cat)? Where is Boomer (bunny)? Where are the pigs?” I try to explain to her that her old friends have died and are now in heaven. But she has not understood the concept yet. She continues to look for them.
I am happy to have her back, more so than I thought I would be. I am surprisingly grateful that I can hear her and talk to her better than before. Having her with me is educating me on the plight of parrots in our culture.
Here I ask her Seamore and my other animals about us all being together.
Seamore says, “I feel safe here. I feel happy to be inside. I feel happy to know you again. I feel scared of noises I don’t understand (garbage disposal, garbage truck, microwave, coffee maker…). I am confused as to why I left for so many years. I am tired and I sleep better here. I miss the other birds but not enough to go back. I enjoy the fruits and the cereal here. I enjoy the inside. I sleep well. I love you.”
Stormy, my Aussie, who knew Seamore before, says, “I am glad Seamore is back, because I can tell she needs us to be her best self. I hate it when she screams and I wish she would learn to be quiet. I wonder if she knows that our family has been through a lot since she was gone. We had animals die of cancer and we were sad. It is strange that we have aged and she has not aged that much. I want her to know that you will love her and take care of her. That she can get healthy now.”
Makia, my cat that knew Seamore before, says, “When I see Seamore I remember a time where we had a lot of land to explore. I was younger and had to watch out for coyotes. It was a time where you loved us but you didn’t talk to us as much as you do now. I am glad you talk to us more now. It is helpful.”
Serafina, my cat I found at the same ranch where I found Seamore, but years apart, says, “At first I was really scared of her but now I realize that she just deals with fear differently than I do. I hide and she screams. She will be brave one day. I can feel it.”
Luca, my poodle, says, “I think that Seamore is very unusual. I have never seen a bird like her and never knew a bird could live in a house. I wonder if she would like to fly away with the ravens outside? She looks a little like a raven. When she talks like a person I wonder if she knows what she is saying.”
Bean, my bunny, says, “I thought she was a hawk and I was in danger at first. Now I realize that she stays in the front room. I have not been in there much because she scares me. She is always making noise and it is hard to get used to the house not being quiet all the time. Can we try to make her quieter?”
Animals and the Afterlife
Tiffany was 12 years old when she passed away. Her people asked me to contact her in heaven and ask her if she knew that they were there when she was dying.
“Of course I knew they were there. They held me and walked me to my grandmas and grandpas (parents of her people). Grandma and Grandpa said, ‘oh here she comes. Look out girl, as you come you will get more full of energy’ and then when I got to them I ran around in circles like I used to do when I was young and I ran around and ran around and then came huffing and tired and I looked down at my family and I saw all the years and all the wonderful moments and I said to myself, ‘I had the most perfect life’ and then I slept and slept and slept and when I woke up I barely remember what pain feels like.”
Animals can have very different experiences of the dying process and entering the afterlife. It is common for our animals to see our friends and ancestors and to do things that they did when they were young. It is also common for our animals to rest on the other side when they first get there. Tiffany explains her process so beautifully.
Sequoia is a 23 year old rescued horse. She says to her person,
“Tell my mom I love her and I think that she sure is a sweet human being. Tell her her heart is equal to my heart in many ways and for that I am thankful.
Mom, I would LOVE to fly to the sky with you. That would be great.”
She is so grateful she has been rescued and is in a safe and loving home.