for any and all Living Creatures"
aka "Ms. Kat A. Tak"
LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED FROM ANIMALS!
Animals are here for a reason! They have lessons to teach and healing to complete. They are more advanced than humans in so many ways: unconditional love, forgiveness, tolerance, living in the moment and happy to just be in the "NOW". Animals do not sweat the small stuff. We can learn a lot by opening our eyes, ears, hearts and minds to the animals.
***NEW - NEW - NEW*****
"ANIMALS KNOW BEST"
Recently, one of the 4 dogs with cancer who was adamant about not having her front left leg amputated, changed her mind. Apparently, the husband of the lady had the old-world idea that animals are "just animals" and wanted the dog put to sleep because animals are expendable. The lady knew the dog was no where near ready to cross and wanted the dog to have quality of life minus the cancerous limb. The dog finally agreed to have the leg removed with one stipulation - the man had to be on board with the amputation - no doubt, this was a lesson intended for the man. I conducted a BodyTalk session for the man and when the dog was taken to the vet for a follow-up appointment he was persuaded to allow the amputation. The dog is doing well and looking forward to resuming her role as a therapy dog and being an inspiration for special needs children and cancer survivors. The biopsy on the amputated leg revealed the cancer was a fast-moving cancer and the vets had given the dog a 2-4 month life-span if amputation had not been done -- 9 months ago! The dog outlived the predictions! Sometimes it seems animals know best regarding time-frames involving their bodies. When possible, listen to your animals and your intuition.
Lately, I've been working with several people who have dogs with cancers. Surprisingly, every one of the 4 animals does not want pain medications or amputations to prolong their lives. In every case, their bodies are addressing past-life issues which revolve around the cancers in this lifetime. BodyTalk is allowing their bodies to release the cellular memories in the tissues but that does not mean that they are or will be cured. Every living being on the planet has a life-path the soul must complete. The lesson the animals are teaching is that animals with cancer want to cross on their own time and in their own way. They appreciate that their people want them to live longer and want them to be pain-free, however, they know they have to cross when they are ready. The animals tell me to tell their people the best thing they can do for the animal is to tell the animal "it's okay to go when you're ready and please do not hang on for me!" This is very hard to do for many people (me included) but you want to respect the animal's wishes, if you can. I find that there is a learning experience in respecting the animal's wishes over our own. I tell people to use their intuition regarding their animal's pain levels, etc. If you feel they "need" the pain medication, even though they may tell me they don't want it, then give it to them. If you feel they are having problems letting go - then take them to the Vet for assistance. Animals NEVER hold grudges when they know you feel/know you are acting in their best interests. Animals NEVER want you to feel guilty for doing anything in their best interests - no matter the outcome!
Love them until the end and know that they will send you a sign after they cross that they are around you on "the Other Side"!
"Trust YOUR Intuition!"
I can't stress enough that ONLY YOU know your animal intimately. Vets only see your animal once in a great while and their personal association with your animal gets lost when your animal becomes a "face in the crowd".
I recently had a case where a cat was forming crystals in his urine. (If you've ever passed a kidney stone or known someone who has you can relate to this cat's pain and suffering.) The poor cat was suffering intensely. I've never had a case like this before so, once again, a learning opportunity came to me. I quickly researched on the internet to find alternative therapies to help this cat. I discovered: cranberry helps soothe the urinary tract and prevent/alleviate UTIs; apple cider vinegar DISSOLVES crystals and that dry food diets are to blame for crystal formation in the urine. It made sense to me that the cat needed to be on a raw-food and/or canned food diet and apple cider vinegar and added to his drinking water. I was shocked to learn that the veterinary recommendation for this cat was to feed it a "vet recommended" dry food that was supposed to be designed for cats who formed crystals. I discovered that this food was high in salt!! No wonder the crystals kept forming. I did a BodyTalk session for the cat but the session would not do any good if steps were not taken to prevent the crystals from forming which meant eliminating dry foods from his diet. I emailed the research I found on the internet so the lady could make an informed decision which involved using her own intuition regarding her kitty. The vets were prescribing a diet that was not working and was making things worse - even the expensive emergency vet did not know about apple cider vinegar or cranberry for urinary issues. I realize that many vets are only doing what they were taught in Veterinary School, but I find it personally disturbing that they choose not to educate and question things on their own. I much prefer the open-minded vets like Dr. Andrew Jones in Canada who researches alternative methods in addition to their regular schooling. These ARE the BEST vets. They understand that "less is more" in medications and natural remedies are often better than medications (in most cases) because of the side-effects from medications. Luckily, the lady decided "in the best interests of her cat" to follow HER intuition and started on the apple cider vinegar and canned/raw food diet. The last I heard, the cat was doing great and crystal-free!! Please, please - do your animals a loving favor and trust your intuition. Do your research - there are successful alternatives to many of the old-school medications. Corporations do NOT have your animal's health and happiness at heart regardless of what their marketing indicates. Dogs and cats are dying younger and younger because of the dry food diets they are fed exclusively when they truly need raw meat in their diets and because they are over-vaccinated and people trust vets as experts because they are brain-washed into thinking vets must know their animals better than they do. It's just not true any more. There are great vets who really care but there are many more who only look at profits for their businesses. When you find a great vet - cherish him/her and spread the word. Don't let your good intentions accidentally harm or kill your animals because you trust the experts and not your own intuition.
"Animals are Relocating"
I've recently had some interesting lost animal cases. In one case the animal left because it was meant to be with someone else. In another case, the animal wanted to experience freedom after being a caged "breeder" for the first 2 years of her life. I also had a case where the animal had a past-life with the human and there was a lesson involved in their relationship, however, the lady was oblivious so the animal left. Pay attention if any animal focuses on you and hangs around you. The animal may have a lesson to teach, or it may be meant to be with you or you may have a karmic/past-life connection to renew or resolve.
"Many Animals Do Not Want Heroic Methods to Prolong Life"
I recently had my 15-year old Guardian Angel Kitty, Cleo, put to sleep. This is NEVER easy and I always defer to the animal. I always ask if an animal is in pain, if it's their time and if they want help crossing from a Veterinarian. I also explain that their lives may be prolonged through tests and medications, subcutaneous fluids, etc. and let them decide if they want "heroic methods" utilized to prolong their lives.
Most animals say they are ready to go when it's their time. They are matter-of-fact about dying. To them it's like exchanging a worn-out suit of clothes (failing body) for a new suit of clothes (new body) when and if they choose to reincarnate. In fact, some animals find it interesting that humans have such an attachment to failing, worn-out bodies. However, some animals have difficulty letting go of their body and crossing easily and I believe it's because they are hanging on "for us" not necessarily hanging on because they want to continue this way. If they are having a hard time crossing, I explain how the Veterinarian can help and I ask them not to hang on for me and hope the animal decides to go to the Vet, if it can't cross easily. Cleo wasn't ready at first. When she finally let me know she was ready I honored her wishes (which were NOT the same as mine) and took her in and held her as she breathed her last breath.
Even as a communicator, who knows how happy an animal is on "the Other Side", I can't help grieving when an animal crosses. I knew I was doing as Cleo wished, I knew it was her time and she was ready, yet I still felt guilty and missed her companionship (which I understood was selfish of me). Luckily, she was quick to show me signs that she crossed and was doing great. First, I was reading a Kindle newsletter and came across a book with the lead character named "Cleocatra"! Then for 2 nights in a row, she chased Dragon through the living room. (Dragon chased Cleo when she was alive and often when she didn't want to be bothered by his youthful antics). Finally, she pushed him into the pool the 3rd night while I was at a Reiki Group meeting. I came home to see Dragon dripping wet and waiting by the front door to greet me. They both confirmed that Cleo was the culprit. Cleo was definitely getting back at Dragon and enjoying herself in doing so. Dragon told me he did not mind Cleo chasing him through the house, but he was a bit "miffed" at being pushed into the pool and felt Cleo had gone overboard (though, it was actually Dragon who had gone overboard!)
The lesson learned is: Many animals are ready to go when it's their time to go and many do NOT want heroic methods to prolong their lives. If you have an animal that's at this point and you are unsure of the animal's wishes, please contact me. It only takes a second to tune in to the animal to see what the animal wants to do.
"Lost Animal Cases are the Hardest"
I don't know about anyone else but lost animals are the most difficult cases to resolve. I had a case where a cat disappeared from his human. This cat felt smothered by the lady and, in fact, had a past-life with the woman that involved some karmic issues. The cat left when it felt it was time to go. The woman was devastated and spent over a year looking for the cat. I consulted with several colleagues and the cat was giving mixed responses to them. I learned that animals may not want to be found and are capable of misleading others, if it feels it's necessary. I realized the cat was giving out mixed responses and chose to accept that it's initial response to me that it was happy and living in a family with 3 boys was the truth. It wasn't until a year and half later that another communicator also picked up that the cat was happy and living with a family. Sometimes, it's just necessary to accept the communication and let go.
Then again, I had a case of a cat that disappeared in Northern Nevada. I again consulted with several colleagues and again received mixed communications. At one point, the cat said it was considering crossing because it was "stuck" under a building. I accepted that it was crossing and let it go. However, I kept getting drawn back to this cat and couldn't help wondering if it had turned up alive after all. Several months later, I contacted the lady to ask if the cat had ever turned up or if she had found the body. She said the cat had turned up alive several days after my last communication with it and she'd been meaning to let me know. She told me that she believed the cat had been considering crossing, however, managed to free itself after we had connected with it. Rather than beat myself up that I did not know the cat was found, and that I made a mistake, I realized that at the time I connected with the cat it definitely was considering crossing. However, since I did not connect with it afterwards, I would not know that it had somehow freed itself and been found. The lesson learned is that in connecting with lost animals - be aware that their situations, feelings, circumstances, etc. can and do change from one moment to the next and there is no way to know of these changes unless you are in constant 24/7 communication with the animal. I know several communicators who felt they were betrayed or lied to by an animal in these situations but that is not the case. Communicators are only human and can only relay what they receive when they are in contact with an animal. I don't know of any communicator who is in touch with a lost animal 24/7.
"Animals Can and Do Reincarnate"
A lady came to me regarding her horse. Apparently, her horse had knocked another woman over and broken her arm. The stables wanted the lady to put her horse down. I conducted a BodyTalk session on the horse to release any emotional issues that might be causing the “bad” behavior then I communicated with the horse. I was surprised to learn the horse had been a dog in a previous life. The lady confirmed the horse did act like a dog. She asked what kind of dog. It wasn’t a small dog but a medium-sized dog. She asked if it was a Dalmation. I asked the horse and he confirmed Dalmation. The lady gasped and said she would email a picture of her horse.
"The Horse That Reincarnated from a Dog."
I explained to the horse that he had chosen a horse’s body in this life-time to be with this lady and he must behave like a horse or he would hurt people and make them afraid of him. I asked him if he would be able to behave regally, approach people with respect and allow them to respond without charging them or nudging them and knocking them over. He indicated he could and would. The lady was thrilled to be able to keep her beloved horse and he was thrilled they had an understanding. The stables personnel were amazed at the change in the horse that they had considered a danger to people.
"Animals Have Minds of Their Own"
A man called me regarding his dog’s itching and scratching. I conducted a BodyTalk session on the dog and released emotional issues in the body. I didn’t find parasites, allergies or anything in the session that might relate to the relentless itching and scratching. Then the man told me about a flea infestation a month earlier where a pest-control man came in to “bomb” the house. The man was sure the fleas were gone but the dog kept scratching. I explained to the dog that the fleas were no longer there and asked her if she believed me. I was surprised when she said, “No!” I told her several times there were no fleas but she refused to believe me. I explained that if she continued to scratch, the man who loved her so much was going to bring the exterminator in to bomb the house again in an effort to help her. The dog definitely did not want to be exposed to the fumes again because they bothered her sensitive nose. I asked her once more if the fleas were gone. This time she responded, “Yes” and stopped the itching and scratching.
"Animals Have A Sense of Humor"
A month later, the man with the itchy/scratchy dog called and asked me if I said anything to the dog to make her mad at him. I assured him I would never communicate anything to make her mad at him. He told me that she used to come when he called her and sit on the couch with him but now she would ignore him, walk several steps away, sit down with her back to him and look over her shoulder at him. She would not come to him no matter how many times he called her. Since her body did not need a BodyTalk session (it was processing healing from the last session) I communicated with her. I learned that she was playing a joke on him. There was a lot of tension in the house since a troubled relative had come to live with them and she was trying to lighten the mood. I explained to her that her joke was having the opposite effect and making the man upset. She refused to stop unless the man acknowledged her joke. I told the man the next time she played her joke on him, instead of getting upset he must go to her, pet her and laugh or smile and thank her for trying to lighten the mood in the house. After his acknowledgement, the dog stopped playing her joke and started coming to him when called.
"Animals Have Valid Issues"
"Max - The Litterbox Fear."
A lady contacted me who had recently adopted a beautiful cat that had litterbox problems and was not bonding with her husband. The cat would poop once, run out of the box and finish pooping by leaving a trail in the house. The woman was very upset and felt the cat was doing it on purpose because he was mad at her. Yet, she scooped faithfully and purchased the biggest litterbox she could find. She was frustrated and angry and considering returning him to the Animal Shelter. I conducted a BodyTalk session on the cat and released some “Phobias”. I learned when communicating with him that he had previously been kept in a small cage with a small litterbox and it was not kept clean and he had to step in his excrement. He had developed a phobia about having excrement on his feet. I explained to him that this woman loved him very much. I asked him if he would be able to dig in one corner of the litterbox, turn around and go so it would roll downhill into the corner and he could cover it, if he still had to go there were four corners to work with and if he still had to go, he could stick his head out of the litterbox cover, go in the middle, turn around and cover it and then he could leave the litterbox. The woman was happy to report two corners used the next morning and none in the house. After explaining the reason the cat did not like men to the lady and her husband I also explained to the cat that this man loved him and would never treat him the way the previous man treated him. I asked the cat to give the man a chance and to start by sitting by his feet and working his way up to sitting with him. The lady was happy to report that they were bonding and the cat had not had any more “accidents”.
"Animals Have Their Own Perspectives"
"Winky- The Bumpy-Sided Kitty."
My 13-year old female cat, Winky, taught me that animals look at things differently than people. Several years ago, I noticed a bump on Winky’s side. I was instantly alarmed and worried that it might be cancerous! I had a mobile vet come to the house to give her and the rest of the cats a checkup. Some fluid from the bump was extracted and sent to a lab for tests. Thankfully, the results came back determining the bump to be a benign fatty cyst.
I read many testimonials regarding the miraculous cures obtained using Gary Craig’s EFT procedure (Emotional Freedom Technique – www.emofree.com). People have written of their success in surrogate tapping on the acupuncture points on their body while setting their intent and stating affirmations for their animal’s healing. I decided to tap for Winky.
I tapped for several weeks with no apparent change in the size of Winky’s bump. I was puzzled. There was one testimonial where surrogate EFT tapping for a dog actually caused the bump to shrink and disappear before the person’s eyes. Exasperated, I finally asked Winky if she wanted to get rid of the bump. (I thought it detracted from her natural, sleek body and could be uncomfortable or painful - apparently, I thought wrong!) I was extremely surprised when Winky told me, “No – she did not want to get rid of the bump!” I suddenly realized (silly human that I am) that I could tap and tap, however, if Winky did not consider the bump a problem, all my tapping would not shrink it.
When I asked Winky why she didn’t want to get rid of the bump. She told me it made her feel special. Surprised (once again) at an unexpected response, I asked how it made her feel special. She told me she liked being called a “bumpy-sided kitty’ by my husband, Bob. She considered it a term of endearment. I laughed at that revelation.
I told Winky if she ever tired of being “special” to please let me know so “we” could try tapping the bump away. So far, she has not tired of being our special “bumpy-sided kitty”.
The lesson Winky taught me: Animals are in the moment and love and appreciate their bodies as they are – bumps and all!
"Our Good Intentions May be Harming
(Even Killing) Our Animals!"
As a BodyTalk Facilitator and Animal Intuitive, I recently learned that good intentions could cause as much harm to animals as bad intentions. In this case, it was a holistic vet whose good intentions unknowingly caused permanent lethal liver damage to an animal.
A 5-year old female kitty was presented to the holistic vet for her annual checkup. During the examination, he noticed yeast in her ears, which looked like dark earwax. He applied a homeopathic ear wash solution that contained approximately ONE DROP of tea tree oil in dilution oil and sent home a bottle of ear wash solution to be applied one to two times a week. However, the kitty’s person only applied it once a month.
Over the course of the next seven months, the kitty’s health began to deteriorate with symptoms of licking concrete, scratching her ears, biting her paws, general discomfort and agitation, along with occasional hiding, loss of vitality and zeal for life. Her quality of life gradually diminished. She slept more than normal and seemed depressed. I was asked to do BodyTalk sessions on her and they would help her rebound. Blood tests would come back normal. It wasn’t until the cat “turned yellow” in her skin, ears, eyes and gums and threw up yellow bile that the severity of the toxicity was understood. Through a series of deductions, I was able to confirm the lady’s suspicion that the source of the toxin was the tea tree oil. The vet immediately applied an antidote to counteract the toxin but it was too late. The kitty helped us learn a valuable lesson about good intentions. The tea tree oil prescribed by a loving, caring holistic vet was slowly poisoning the kitty and making it impossible for the BodyTalk sessions to aid the kitty’s body in healing itself.
Instead, the last two BodyTalk sessions actually helped the animal transition easier. She had a definite purpose. She wanted to stay (in spite of her failing body) to make sure we discovered what was poisoning her so we could relay it to the holistic vet. In this way, he would stop prescribing tea tree oil and he and I could warn other animal lovers about the toxicity.
The cat relayed this message specifically:
“Just because a product is holistic, organic or all-natural does not make it safe - every body is unique!”
(Likewise, we are all becoming very aware that prescription drugs can be dangerous and have life-altering side-effects too – just read the package inserts and pay attention to all the class-action lawsuits on the television!!)
**Veterinarian Secrets Manual***
This is a must-have for every animal lover!!!! NOTE: Dr. Jones also provides .epub and .mobi files so you can download his manual and ebooks to your iphone, kindle, nook, sony, etc. AWESOME!
$67 for his 477-page digital manual, "Veterinary Secrets Revealed" which will pay for itself by knowing whether or not you need to take your animal to a vet or if you can take care of your animal at home saving you Veterinarian office visits.
Please become an educated animal lover and guardian. Research on the internet and learn the various medications, herbal supplements, oils, "natural" and daily-use products that are affecting (even killing) some animals. Pay attention to your animal's behavior and response to products. Dr. Andrew Jones is making it easy to educate yourself for the sake of your animals.........See Below!
FLEA & TICK OPTION
NEW - "Only Natural Pet Store", www.onlynaturalpet.com has a natural "tag" that repels ticks and fleas WITHOUT chemicals. I don't have fleas and ticks where I live (Southern Nevada) so I can't test this product but it does come with a money-back guarantee. If anyone tries it, please let me know how it works so I can pass it on. Please DO NOT put anything on, near or in your animal that says "wash your hands thorougly after applying". If it's toxic to you - it's toxic to them regardless what anyone tells you and should be banned!! Some animals have died from the toxic effects of these products.
FLEA SEASON IS UPON US!
NOTE: There is a homeopathic remedy you can try for fleas called "Pulex Irritans". I love homeopathics and usually purchase the inexpensive no-side effects pellets where I can just put a few pellets into the drinking water each day. The pellets will infuse the water with the remedy and you don't have to worry about "pilling" the animal or rubbing toxic substances/chemicals on their skin. My favorite homeopathic remedy website is:
You can input symptoms to find out the best remedy for you and you can order from this company. I recommend purchasing a homeopathic kit, if possible so you have the main remedies on hand for people and animals.
Dr. Blake, The Pet Whisperer, is a veterinary homeopath and he recently discovered a great natural flea product. You can check it out by clicking this link:
(I'm always looking for natural solutions to recommend to friends and clients to help their animals. Please let me know if any of these are beneficial for your cats and/or dogs or if you've discovered something that helps.
Healthy animals are less likely to be plagued by fleas, mites, ticks, etc. We don't have a flea problem in Nevada so I can not make personal recommendations based upon my experience. I will pass on a few recommendations from others.
CATNIP! Tis' the season to give your cats plenty of catnip to ingest and roll in. I am told the scent of catnip may deter fleas on cats.
STRENGTHEN IMMUNE SYSTEMS!
"Transfer Factor Collustrum" may be beneficial.
Be careful of flea shampoos and products that you bathe, spray or rub on your animals. If the product indicates it is "toxic" to humans and to wash your hands thoroughly, etc. it is also toxic to your animal's skin too! Instead - try using a flea comb daily to remove as many of the fleas as possible. Strengthen your animal's immune system. Parasites are attracted to weak, ill, low immune suffering animals. Be diligent!
Research on the internet for alternative, natural, non-toxic flea options. Be careful of essential oils that are supposed to be ingested, put on a cat's body and used around cats. They are very sensitive and essential oils should NEVER be used IN them (such as ears, mouth, nose, etc.) ON their fur/skin. READ INGREDIENTS!!! I recently saw tea-tree oil in a shampoo for kitties. Very irresponsible of the manufacturer to make a product with tea-tree oil for any cats!!! I reported it to the store. I'll return to see if it's still on the shelves and report it to the manufacturer and the FDA. Make sure there is adequate ventilation and space around the cat so the cat or other animals are able to leave the area if the essential oil scents are too strong or bother them.
Consider blessing products and foods.....ask that only the beneficial ingredients are ingested and anything harmful passes through the animal's systems.
IMPORTANT & URGENT VACCINE VIDEO & INFORMATION FROM MERCOLA:
I could not have stated it better myself! FYI - I stopped vaccinating my cats 6 years ago and wished I had known of these problems so I could have stopped sooner!
It is VERY TRUE that "less is more" when it comes to humans and animals especially regarding their exposure/dependence upon the pharmaceutical industry (prescription medications, vaccinations, etc.) Please educate yourself (for your sake and your animal's sake) and trust your intuition regarding all health concerns relating to you and your animals!
You will also want to expand your knowledge by checking out the following website where animal lovers share their experiences (good and bad) regarding products, chemicals, prescription drugs, etc.):
Just when I thought I'd had enough "toxicity" in my life - along comes another cat who has been pulling fur off the base of her tail and her belly. Sure enough, muscle-testing indicates "toxins".
I asked the lady what cleaning products she used. No "pine" products. "I use Simple Green," she told me. "It's supposed to be natural and says so on the label!" No longer trusting the "All Natural" proclamation on any product, I asked for the ingredients and searched the internet.
Simple Green uses a "glycol" derivative similar to something used in antifreeze! Surely, every animal lover and veterinarian in America knows about antifreeze poisoning these days? Apparently, these companies know too but think changing the chemical to a different form of the poisonous chemical will be more acceptable to animals and humans. Not so in this case.
Pine Sol Toxic to Some Animals
I had a client two years ago who had a dog that suddenly broke out with rashes/hot spots on his body and hair-loss. The dog also had a seizure and developed a cough. The BodyTalk session revealed "toxins". When I mentioned "toxins" the lady asked if the dog might be reacting to Pine Sol. Muscle-testing indicated it was definitely reacting adversely to the Pine Sol used on the floors.
She asked me to do another session on her other dog and "toxins" came up in his session too. Muscle-testing also confirmed Pine Sol as toxic for this dog.
Another animal communicator friend of mine was recently fostering several kittens. The youngest was sickly and required constant attention. All the kittens were taking antibiotics. The frail kitten had started to rebound under her loving care and attention when the animal shelter required the kittens be returned to their facility.
When my friend returned the kittens she explained that the frail kitten was improving with her constant care. The shelter decided to change the antibiotic that was given to the kittens even when my friend expressed concern about doing so with the frail kitten who was starting to thrive on the current antibiotic. The shelter staff felt the kittens had to be on the same antibiotic and changed them all to the new one against my friend's better judgement and questioning.
My friend also begged the shelter staff to keep the frail kitten in a warm cage with the other kittens. Instead they put the little kitten in a cage by itself with a hot water bottle under the cage and little to no attention. The little kitten started vomiting and had diahrea after receiving the new antibiotic and died.
My friend feels responsible and guilty for not listening to her intuition about the antibiotic change, even though she was helpless to do anything about it since she had no authority to go against the actions of the shelter personnel.
Ask yourself how you would feel in similar circumstances and what would you have done in a case like this?
Pine Litter Toxic to Sensitive Cats
I recently tried a new Pine Litter (Feline Pine Scoopable Litter) by mixing it in with my cats' old litter (I have 7 cats). One cat started urinating outside of the litterbox but could not tell me that it was because of the pine litter. I didn't get the connection right away.
It wasn't until a few weeks later when I noticed another cat had been chewing the fur off the base of her tail. I checked on the internet and learned that fur-chewing on the base of the tail is an indication of an allergy or toxicity in the body. I still did not connect the fur-chewing behavior to the pine litter. I did a bodytalk session on the fur-chewer and "toxins" showed up in the bodytalk session. I spent a great deal of time muscle-testing cleaning products, food, aerosols, herbs and medications in my house to try to find the offending product. Tired and frustrated, I decided to sleep on it. I woke up and my first thought was "pine litter". I muscle-tested and received a confirmation. I immediately cleaned out all the litterboxes and replaced the pine litter. I thanked my cats for "finally" getting the message across to me and explained to them that they now had different litter in the boxes. All three animals' behaviors have improved as they are healing.
A week later I talked to a fellow animal communicator who was having a problem with one of her cats not using the litterbox. She was using Pine Litter pellets. I confirmed with her cat that it also did not like the pine litter pellets.
I called the Feline Pine Litter Company to notify them of this problem. The Customer Service individual was somewhat defensive about the product and volunteered that "the pine oil was extracted from this product". This leads me to believe the company knows that pine oils may be toxic. I followed up with an email to the company because I couldn't be sure the "defensive" individual would pass the information on as she stated she would and asked that a warning label be placed on their pine products regarding allergic reactions in sensitive animals.
On the other hand, I use their pine litter pellets for my mice and they have not shown an allergic reaction (so far). I received an email response from a Manager that my concerns were being taken seriously and would be passed on to their Research Department. I replied that I would be contacting as many Animal Product companies as possible about putting warning labels on their products.
Relentless scratching and itching cases come up more frequently. In many cases, it is from food allergies or environmental intolerances. Recently animals and humans have seen a resurgence of fungal infections such as ringworm. In cases where the itching and scratching does not subside after veterinary intervention/assistance with antibiotics, perhaps a fungal infection should be looked at by the veterinarian. BodyTalk sometimes specifies the issue affecting the body (such as fungal versus bacterial, etc.) - other times it can help the body work on resolving it without specifically identifying the reason.
FYI - ENERGETIC SHIFTING
Many of us have noticed "changes" in the way we feel and the way the animals are responding - you may have noticed too. I call it "energetic shifting" and it can manifest indiscriminately and intermittently affecting our health, motivation and causing confusion.
The animals are also reacting to the energy shifts occurring everywhere on Earth. Products (even natural ones) are suddenly becoming intolerable even toxic to our (and their) delicate systems.
It appears that during these times of energetic shifts that "Less is More!" Please give the body opportunities to energetically shift and heal on its own. (As annoying as it may be - it truly is the body's way of working through things toward better health).
Every human and animal has lifetimes of trauma and stress that our bodies want and need to address. Doing the same things and using the same items over and over again to mask symptoms prevents and inhibits the body's ability to heal. If you see the reverse occurring and your animal appears to weaken or get sicker instead of improving please listen to your intution and do what you "feel" is right for your animal.
The bottom line and Lesson Learned is to: "Listen to your body and your animal friend's body!"
If you "feel" that something is not right or something that used to work is no longer working - then, please, LISTEN to your intuition and your body and pay attention to your animals reactions/behaviors. You do not have to be an animal communicator to see the signs: hot spots, relentless scratching, itching, barking, chewing off fur, refusing certain foods, avoiding the the litterbox, running away, nipping, growling, vomiting, lethargy, coughing, gagging, choking, hiding or fighting against medications, shampoo products supplements and/or new foods or cleaning products for no reason. They are trying to convey the item may no longer benefit them and may actually be harming them, even killing them.
In my opinion and experience, many veterinarians, holistic or mainstream, mean well but they do not know your animal personally like you do. Any veterinarian who truly cares about your animals will respect your "feelings" and decisions regarding your animal friends so do not be afraid to trust your instincts and voice your concerns!
If your veterinarian does not take your concerns seriously, it never hurts to seek a second opinion from another veterinarian who may be more considerate of your feelings and more compassionate toward your animal.
PLEASE CHECK ALL INGREDIENTS!
If a product doesn't list it's ingredients be sure to call the company and ASK what ingredients are being used. You may save a life or unnecessary suffering by checking the ingredients for toxicity on the internet.
Please take the time to NOTIFY companies if your animal is sensitive to their products and request warning labels so it can save other animals needless pain and suffering.
I cannot stress strongly enough to pay attention to your animal's behavior. If they suddenly exhibit behavioral problems, strange symptoms, etc. think back to when the behavior/symptoms began to identify the offending product or item is that is affecting your animal. A little diligence and detective work on your part may save your animal a lot of needless pain and suffering. The internet is such a quick and valuable resource.
MAIN LESSON LEARNED:
"LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND YOUR ANIMALS' BODIES!!!"
Lately young animals have been coming to me with serious health issues. So often in these cases, the animal believes it has served its life's purpose, may be teaching a lesson with its early crossing or there may be past-life issues it has resolved . BodyTalk has helped these little angels to release negative cell memories from their bodies, minds and spirits and enabled them to transition easier and their people to handle the loss with acceptance and understanding instead of overwhelming heartbreak and grief.
I have to caution people that the animal may rebound OR it may choose to cross once these releases occur. In every case where an animal is ready to cross, the animal is already out of its body spiritually or going in and out of their bodies to check things out on the Other Side. The animals assure me when they are out of body that they are not feeling any aches or pains that their bodies might be experiencing or exhibiting. They are above it – which is a blessing and relief in itself. They take an observant position and watch as their failing bodies go through the motions until death occurs. You might relate it to a human experiencing an out-of-body experience while on the operating table and observing what is going on around the body and what is being said in the operating room without actually feeling anything. It’s no wonder the animals look upon the dying process and shedding their bodies as little more than changing a worn-out suit of clothes. They can choose to come back in a brand new body, different sex or even a brand new form/species.
Animals are advanced souls with lessons to teach. The dying process is one lesson that’s coming to the forefront. The animals are congregating around us in spirit. They want to help us and be with us as we are undergoing some amazing transformations. The young animals especially are crossing to help their people develop their intuition. More people are coming to me who are intuitive but don’t know how to develop their abilities. Trust is key! You must trust what you are receiving – whether it’s a random thought from an animal, a premonition, a feeling, etc. Please don’t shrug off your intuition as “it must be my imagination”. Please - it’s time to wake up!
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"Animals are Resilient"
One of my greatest joys is providing BodyTalk to the local zoo's elderly animals and Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary's rescued animals, birds and reptiles.
In March, there was a horrific fire at the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary that claimed the lives of 214 exotic birds and one guard dog, Zappatos. This tragedy brought an outpouring of love and help from the Las Vegas community and Best Friends Sanctuary in Utah.
I checked in on the 100+ birds that survived and was amazed that the majority were happy in spite of the tragedy. There were approximately 15 out of 100+ birds that required BodyTalk to help them release the fears from the traumatic experience. Of these, only a small number required more than one BodyTalk session! It surprised me that these beautiful birds were able to release fears and rebound so quickly.
1. Mango is a cockatoo that used to love being around people. After the fire, he became fearful and withdrawn. After reassurances and one BodyTalk session, Mango told me he is ready to be out and about again!
2. Vegas and Ms Talker would often shriek in vain attempts to gain human attention, however, it would have the opposite effect and humans would leave the area as the noise would hurt their ears. I explained to these highly intelligent birds that the shrieking had to stop if they wanted human attention and explained why. Surprisingly, they were quick to comply.
3. Henery lost his mate who was sitting in her nest on their eggs. He required several BodyTalk sessions and reassurances that he is loved and is now happy to be an ambassador for his species to the humans who visit each day.
It is truly amazing that these beautiful birds can rebound so quickly and they are a great example of how Bodytalk can help them be all they deserve to be: happy, healthy & pain-free!
Thank you for the help and love shared with the Sanctuary during their time of need!
"Animals DO Love Unconditionally"
A lady contacted me because her dog growled, did not like to be touched, barked for no apparent reason and ran away a lot and she believed it was a just a "bad dog". I conducted a couple of BodyTalk sessions on the dog to help it release fears, etc. Unfortunately, the dog got progressively worse and within a few weeks was euthanized because it bit a family member. The dog assured me it was happy on the Other Side but I was devastated to learn from the dog that it had been abused by a family member resulting in the dog's "bad" behavior. The dog REFUSED to tell me about the abuse BEFORE it crossed!! The dog took the abuse in order to protect the others in the family. The continual abuse led to the animal's desire to die and to the inability of the BodyTalk sessions to help the dog rebound. The dog wanted me to let the lady know about the abuse so she would be able to protect the family in the future and to help the abuser. This dog was willing to sacrifice itself for its family - unconditionally!
Many Animals Wish to Cross at Home
Many animals lately have wanted to cross at home. It's always great to connect to an animal to ask if it has a preference. BodyTalk helps animals and humans who are considering crossing to release any past-life or current life issues they could carry over should they decide to come back again. Sometimes, the releases give the animal or human a new lease on life and they decide to stay instead of cross. Each being is unique with "free will". Nothing is cut in stone.
I had a case with a lady whose dog was close to crossing. The dog insisted it did not want to go to the vet for assistance. The lady wanted to respect the dog's wishes. Her husband, however, wanted to take the dog to the vet. The lady stood firm and her dog finally, went outside to relieve itself, came inside, laid down at her feet, took 2 deep breaths and died peacefully in front of her. I told her how happy he was to be on the Other Side and how proud he was of her allowing him to cross at home. It is a blessing when they can cross peacefully and easily.
It's not always the case. My kitty, Fidgit, was close to crossing and I knew she was out of her body for 3 days. She just couldn't let go. I finally felt she had tried long enough and asked her for the hundredth time if she would like help from the vet. She finally relented so we took her in and she crossed peacefully. Fidgit made herself known to me one evening when an ad for: www.fidgit.com suddenly appeared on the TV. I was surprised that the ad spelled the word "fidgit" the same way I spelled "Fidgit's" name. I connected with Fidgit and she confirmed she was sending me validation that she was fine and still around me. I've never seen the ad on TV again.
"Animals Take the Blame"
A lady contacted me because one of her 3 dogs had taken her crystal wand outdoors that she left on the kitchen table and chewed it up. She asked me if I could find out which one did it. After connecting with each dog individually, I was surprised when the oldest dog, Briley, admitted she did it. Because I was surprised I asked her again because it just didn't sound like something she would do. (She played the part of a surrogate mother to the other two youngsters and she was always a good mother-figure and example of good dog behavior to both of them.) Briley admitted she actually didn't do it but she didn't want the youngster responsible to get in trouble. I reassured her that he would not. I asked the other two again, Dexter and Clyde, telling them they would not get in trouble but they must not take things from the table. Finally, Clyde admitted he couldn't help taking such a pretty thing outside to play with it. Briley confirmed the culprit was Clyde. I was amazed that Briley would take the blame for one of the other dogs. It just goes to show how self-sacrificing animals can be when they feel the need!
UPDATE: I checked with the lady a week later to see if anything else had been taken from the table. Apparently, an empty pack of cigarettes was removed. Clyde felt justified as he wanted her to know she should quit smoking as soon as possible ;-) !!
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Disclaimer: I, Kathi Sherburne, am not a medical doctor and do not practice medicine. I don't diagnose, heal, cure or treat disease. My work may complement conventional medicine. BodyTalk allows the body to "speak for itself" so it may address the issues it wants healed and in which order. The body's latent healing ability allows it to heal itself. I make no promises or guarantees about the results of this work as every body is unique with a unique history all its own.
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