Animal Communication Made Easy in 6 Simple Steps

Firstly animals love connecting with their families, it’s their way of feeling included and loved. All animals have a pack order in the household even the ones of different species. So let’s have a look at what our pet (of any kind) is looking for from us.

  1.  Work out what you want to say and write it out on paper

Animals can feel our energy and some of them can even connect with our thoughts and images. If we’re not clear on what we’re trying to say and have a few shopping lists or social schedules roaming around in our mind, it’s going to be hard for them to gain a clear message on what we’re trying to get across. Make it as simple as you can.

  1.  Ground yourself through a meditation or your breathing

Being in our body means we are present. We are connected and aware of our own emotions that are running through us. Sometimes when we are stressed we forget to breathe deeply into the body and circulate as much oxygen as we can all through our systems. This is what the role of the breath is, movement within the body. Through a meditation (can be really short) we are able to connect with our body, be present and grounded –feeling solid within the body. You can do this through breathing exercises as well. Taking a deep, slow breath all the way down to the belly, hold for 3 seconds and then gently exhale fully. If you repeat this cycle 5 times it will really assist in keeping you centered/grounded.

(I also teach this method to humans to help us deal with stress and anxiety. Doing this exercise in the morning as you wake up clears you for the start of the day. At lunchtime, it reminds us to come into our body and assist in being present. In bed before we go to sleep, we let go of any stress from the day so we don’t take this into our dream state).

  1.  Connect with your pet

This can be done quite easily and with practice. Either get a photo of your pet or have them right next to you. If your pet is there, get down to their level. If you are able to, look into their eyes and feel in your chest how they make you feel. I know for me my heart feels like it swells up and makes the rest of me feel so beautiful inside. Imagine sending this energy/love feeling their way (just like we blow a kiss to someone special).

  1.  Let them know what you have written down

As you are connecting to your pet, in your mind I want you to think about what you wrote down, even see it as an image. Feel this inside your body and if you want, gently say it out loud. By doing this you are signaling with your mind, your body and your emotions what you want your pet to understand.

  1.  Wait for them to get the message and give a response

Waiting for animals to respond can come to you as a thought in your own voice or another’s. It can also come to you as an emotion, a knowing or even an image.. Whichever way it comes acknowledge it and go with it. A lot of students will say to me that they feel like they’re making it up but I always encourage them to go with it. It’s only our conditioning that makes us question it.

Receiving a message from our pet is similar to wondering what the weather is like outside. You may wake up in the morning, open your window and stick your head out. Your eyes are closed and you are observing what you feel, The sun? The wind? The rain? The temperature? The humidity? Observation is the key.

  1.  Negotiation time

Once you are able to connect and communicate with your pet steps 1-5 easily, then you are on your way to start negotiating with them what you would like them to do and if they are happy to do this. What they are wanting from you and if you agree to their requests…

The more you practice, the easier it becomes to connect and understand your pet’s needs and wants.

Enjoy talking to the pets in your life!

 

 

What’s your energy doing – Part 3

Buff and Shine

Part 1
Part 2

There are days where I so want to be out in the world and engaging with others. My energy feels like it’s shining and sparkles with those I come into contact with. Then there are other days where I need to shine for whatever reason (for meetings, workshops or socially) and I’m not in that space and I don’t want to fake it – here’s what I do.

We naturally use our energy to create a presence for our self and project to those around us, it’s how others perceive us. Perception comes through our energy first, then filtered by our five senses and of course the mind kicks in to add a piece of logic (that’s not always right!).

You’ve (Pt:1) detached your energy from everyone and everything around you. (Pt:2) Tucked it all snug into your body and feeling quite solid and strong in your body – BOOM. It’s like you’re ready to create your day or whatever you happen to be doing. It’s that clarity that slips in and a magnified awareness that originates from within you to around you. You’re not easily swayed by other people’s emotions, you’re still very present and beautifully anchored in your own energy, that’s getting more familiar and stronger for you.

The third part of this series is like the icing on the cake, let’s you share that sweetness of life with others around you. One of the reasons I energise (buff) daily is to get that bounce in my step. We all have off days but when we’re topping up daily on our energy levels, it’s much easier to view the world with your cup half full.

You can think of it this way, if you’re always driving your car with the tank in the red and only top it up to a quarter full at most, there’s a lot of gunk moving through the engine from the bottom of the tank. You can never take your eyes of the tank gauge in case you run out of fuel – call me crazy but that’s hard work and super stressful. Filling up completely, makes the car weight steadier and the engine run smoother and for those long drives, you can rest assured there’s fuel in your tank to get you safely there.

When you fill up completely with energy (buff) and let is spill out all around you into your electro-magnetic field (aura), this is what people respond to instantly (your shine). The spilling of energy into our aura is how we strengthen it. It’s our own force field of energy around the body that is strong and shines like the sun. Every time we fill up and let it spill over ourselves, we cleanse our energy from everything around us, like having a shower every day,

For me this is such a beautiful presence to feel within yourself or another person. People will naturally gravitate towards this type of energy as it’s strong and uplifting. Your energy is definite and not easily swayed by other people’s moods. Your energy is also contagious and you have an abundance of it to share around. The best part is, you can do this for yourself every. single. day.

Let’s try it now:

Now you’re use to using your imagination (like daydreaming), so grab a pen, paper and switch on your imagination for the last part of this series.

To energise (BUFF)

  • Ground yourself, then start breathing in and gently pulling in the earth’s energy and fill yourself up completely.
  • Using your breath to move in the energy from the soles of your feet further into your body
  • Let the energy move throughout your body

To strengthen your aura (SHINE)

  • When you feel completely full of energy, just let it settle in and notice how you feel
  • Then using your breath again, let the energy spill out of your crown chakra moving all around your body
  • Do this until you feel or imagine it be 90cm (3 x 30cm ruler) around you – above, below, to your left, your right, in front and behind you

To be feeling full in life is a gift we can give ourselves daily. Then to be able to share this with those we love and come into contact with, now that’s a magical experience!

Part 3 of a three part series.
Part 1
Part 2

What’s your energy doing – Part 2

Centre and Ground

Part 1

Arghh! The day has started and your walking from room to room aimlessly trying to get your act together while your mind is in a haze. You’re losing track of time and can’t find your keys, desperately needing to walk out the door. What’s going on?

Well, that’s not a good start to your morning and you can only imagine how the rest of your day pans out at this rate. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have the routine of de-cording myself from others and others from me daily. The second part to my method of madness is, I centre and ground my energy.

By centring yourself, you bring all your energy back so it’s nice and snug within you. You might ask yourself what difference does this makes to going about your day, BUT it makes a huge difference! It helps align your energy so it’s more organised. Instead of feeling scattered and fragmented, it’s allows you to pause and come back to a centred place. It activates your mind so you can think straight. That hazy mind simply dissipates and a gentle clarity begins in your mind. You’re able to focus and systematically work out what needs to be done and in which priority. So instead of feeling like a kite blowing in the sky, you’re back here in your body.

Once you’ve brought back all your energy into your body, the next step is to ground or earth yourself, meaning to ground your energy. By grounding, you create an anchor into the earth. Our energy is similar to an electrical current and electricians will always ground or earth electricity as a way to work it. It allows to you be more solid in your body which generates our ability to take action, strong deliberate action. Accompany this with being clear minded prior to taking action, well you can see where I’m going with this.

A clear mind with focused attention creates a clear path. Add intended action to this and you’re going to accomplish a lot more with less energy spent. We all have deadlines and a schedule to work with and by simply centring and grounding your energy at different times throughout the day, you’re moving away from stress and chaos. You’re more present for yourself and those around you and the best part is, your energy isn’t like a raging storm.

As I share this method with my clients, I explain no one likes to be around or work with a ‘stress head’. This chaotic energy has a ripple effect on those around them (here is where I will de-cord again).  It’s not somebody else’s job to manage your energy just because they’re around you. We’re responsible for our own energy and how it impacts on our self as well as others.

I encourage clients to try this exercise daily for a week and to notice the difference in themselves and how others react to them. It’s really easy and can shift a heavy mood into a more even keeled state – that’s the magic of working with your own energy.

Let’s practice these steps right now:

Grab a pen and paper so you can write down how you feel afterwards (this helps to anchor these feelings within you).

We’re going to use our imagination to work with our energy.

To CENTRE

  • Just take a few slow, deep, deliberate breaths inhaling, holding and exhaling
  • On your second breath in, imagine you’re pulling all your energy back into your body – like tucking yourself into bed
  • Take a few more slow, deep, deliberate breaths and let your energy settle back into your body

To GROUND

  • Each time you exhale, gently push your energy into the ground and imagine a huge anchor dropping into the earth
  • Now when you breathe in, imagine your energy mingling with the earth’s energy grid, like stirring milk into your coffee
  • The earth’s energy is like the foundation of the house. Keeps everything that’s built on top of it strong and steady.
  • If want to be to take it a step further, wait to feel a different energy current move up your body from soles of your feet – that’s the earth’s energy coming through

So don’t let your excuse for always being late or cramming too many things in your day by keeping your head be in the clouds, there’s a time and place for that. Change your habit (yes, it’s only a habit) to being more focused with the ability to take clear and decisive action by practising a couple of steps every day.

Part 2 of a three part series.
Part 1
Part 3

What’s your energy doing – Part 1

De-cording

Like most people in morning, I’ll get up and get ready for the day. I’ll check my hair, what I’m wearing and makeup – tick! However, there are a couple of extra things that I do before I start and end my day. I check in with my energy to see and feel how it’s doing.

We underestimate how our and other peoples’ energy impacts us throughout the day. Just because you can’t necessarily see or physically touch energy, doesn’t mean it’s not affecting our thoughts, emotions or sensations in the body.

Have you ever considered the energy around a person that always has some sort of drama? What about a person who appears to be angry all the time? Then there’s the person that who is so nice but always ends up with the short straw – what’s happening with their energy?

When we casually think, mention or even chat with a person, we’re plugging into their energy. It also happens when they think, mention or chat with us, they’re plugging into our energy. If you want a visual image, think of a massive power board with lots of plugs attached to it. This is what we’re carrying with us all the time unawares. They may be on sleep mode but that energy current is still switched on.

By being constantly connected, we can be running with their thoughts and feelings as our own. We can begin to lose a sense of clarity about ourselves, meaning our thoughts and emotions. It’s automatic for us to connect and plug-in. It’s how we bond with others consciously and unconsciously. At times by doing this, we can begin to unravel.

Sometimes you may feel grumpy and irritated for no reason, you might even feel sad out of the blue. Nothing seems to be wrong except you can’t shake this feeling or thought that keeps coming and repeating itself. What you may find is, that it’s not your feeling or even your thought. It’s someone that you may be carrying (you’ve either corded yourself to them or them to you) without realizing, energetically.

Many clients share with me that they feel pulled in so many directions. They feel heavy and overloaded for no particular reason. Their sense of self seems to have diminished and it gets more challenging to make decisions or even trust them selves.

I encourage my clients to de-cord or unplug each day. It’s really simple and just uses your imagination and focus. Try it for three days and just notice what’s different in your thoughts and feelings.

Let’s get started:

Remember the old style of vacuum cleaners with a retractable cord? You just pressed a button and it finds it’s spot back home into the socket. That’s the image I want you to use.

You may want a paper and pen to jot down a few notes.

  1. Sitting down take a few slow breaths into the belly.
  2. Press your LEFT KNEE and imagine all your retractable cords coming back home to you.
    1. Using your breath to slowly bring them back and finding the perfect spot back in you.
  3. Let it settle and take a couple more breaths.
    1. Notice how you feel and what your thoughts are doing.
  4. Press your RIGHT KNEE and imagine all cords attached to you, simply fall off and drift away from you (don’t concern yourself about who’s cords or issues that’s connected to you).
    1. Again it’s all done with your breath. Breathing is what moves energy around us.
  5. Now take a few more breaths and notice what’s different again.

It’s such a simple practice and teaches us how to get into a mindful state for a few minutes every time. It’s a beautiful way to start and end your day.

Part 1 of a three part series

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Part 3

Why are some dogs so scared & jumpy on windy days?

I was asked this question recently by a lovely client….

Dogs (like most animals) are able to perceive weather changes. They can sense the changes in the electrostatic field – the air.
We all know what it’s like for our hair or clothing to become static. There’s the little shocks we receive when we rub against it. It will startle and stop you for a moment.
If you can imagine, a dog has a greater and higher frequency range of hearing, as well as being a barometer to weather changes. They’re sensing the wind and if you combine this with thunder or even lightening – we’ve got once confused pooch.
If wind can ruffle a human’s feather and get us all grumpy and ungrounded, imagine what it can do to your dog! They become a carrier for an electrical current through their body. The stronger the current, the more short shocks that run through their body. That would definitely make me quite jumpy too.
What to do:
The more grounded we are in our body and self, the more this energy will move directly to our beloved canines helping to ground (earth) their energy and not be swept up in the air’s electric charges. Just ask any electrician, they always earth or ground any electrical current.
One way to earth yourself and remove static energy from your body is to rub your feet on the ground. Then if you want to ground your pet – place your hand on their body and imagine breathing your energy through your hand into them.
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Mindful May Challenge #10

Well done!

It’s the final day of our challenge and let’s make it a daily ritual of our life. It doesn’t matter whether you do 2 minutes or up 60 minutes or more. It’s a practice of getting into a mindful state that impacts on your day. More than that, it changes your relationship with yourself AND others around you.

Keep it guys!

1. Get into your breath cycle (centred)
5 MINUTES

2. Let your mind focus on it’s thoughts and observe
a. Slow, deliberate breathing
3 MINUTES

3. Bring your attention to your emotions and observe
a. Keeping the breath soft
3 MINUTES

4. Becoming aware of the sensations in your body and simply observe
a. Connecting the breath to the sensations
3 MINUTES

5. Moving your breath to the soles of your feet
3 MINUTES

Mindful May Challenge #9

Being mindful isn’t about having to do. It’s about being and observing. Practicing different methods to move us into being present means you have a toolbox at your fingertips.

The more the mind, the heart and the body experiences these states, more connected you are throughout your day.

1. Get into your breath cycle (centred)
4 MINUTES

2. Bring your awareness to the position you’re in
a. Observe if your body feels comfortable
b. If it feels supported
c. Shift slightly to become more aligned and supported
2-3 MINUTES

3. Let your mind begin to observe the fabric/material beneath you
a. Observe the sensations against your skin
b. The temperature, warm, cool, hot, breezy
c. The texture, softness, space
d. The space between your skin and fabric
2-3 MINUTES

4. Shift your focus to your scalp and hair on your head
a. Observe the weight of your hair against your head
b. Bring your attention to the hair follicles

5. Imagine breathing into each hair follicle
a. The breath enters the hair follicle
b. The exhalation release from the hair follicle

6. Imagine with each exhale, each hair follicle begins to soften, begins to relax
2-3 MINUTES

7. Come back to your breath cycle
2 MINUTES

8. Write down your observations
a. How do you feel now?

Mindful May Challenge #8

This is a simple and beautiful connection between our heart, body and mind with a gentle healing for each aspect as one.

1. Get into your breath cycle (this is your centre point)
a. 3-4 MINUTES

2. Gently start pushing the breath down your body to the souls of your feet
a. As you exhale, begin humming
b. 2 MINUTES

3. Bring your awareness back to your heart space and gently breathe
a. As you exhale, softly sigh
b. 2 MINUTES

4. Slowly move your attention to the middle of your forehead
a. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth – the start of the hollow part
b. 2 MINUTES

5. Release your tongue and let yourself feel as if you’re floating or hovering in your body
a. Breathe
b. 2 MINUTES

6. Write down what you noticed
a. How do you feel now?

Mindful May Challenge #7

Having an open connection between the heart, body and mind is the first step to having them support each other.

1. Get into your breath cycle (this is your centre point)
a. 2-3 MINUTES

2. Bring your focus to the middle of your forehead (third eye chakra) and breathe
a. 1-2 MINUTES

3. Bring your focus to your heart space (heart chakra) and breath
a. 1-2 MINUTES

4. Bring your focus to just above your navel (core star)
a. 1-2 MINUTES

5. We have our thoughts, our feelings and sensations all online and connecting.

6. Observe how they mingle and interact
a. Do they connect?
b. Are they independent of each other?
c. Is it comfortable?
d. Is it uncomfortable?
i. Notice which one is uncomfortable
e. 4 MINUTES

7. Write down your observations
a. How do you feel?

Mindful May Challenge #6

Our powerful mind or is it your monkey mind?
Observing our thoughts starts a whole new practice of becoming aware our unconscious thoughts bring them into conscious thoughts.

Now that’s powerful.

1. Get into your breath cycle (this instantly CENTRES you)
a. 2 MINUTES

2. Bring your attention to your third eye chakra, in the middle of your forehead
a. Imagine breathing in and out of this spot
b. 2 MINUTES

3. Allow your mind to move through its thoughts
a. Go anywhere it wants
b. As fast as it wants
c. To as many things as it wants

4. Keeping your breath slow and deliberate
a. 1 MINUTE

5. Now let your mind observe your thoughts
a. Just like reading
b. What do you notice
c. Are your thoughts fast, create a story, jump from here to there? 2-3 MINUTES

6. Keeping any emotions and sensations that may pop up at bay.
a. Our focus is entirely on just watching our thoughts
b. If you can, imagine you are observing someone else’s thoughts. 2-3 MINTUES

7. Write down your observations
a. How do you feel?