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What’s That On My Head?

My cat, Thomas, loves to sleep at the top of my pillow and even though it may seem awkward it works.  At times he likes to place one or two of his paws around my head and when he is in a playful mood he likes to gently wrestle with my hair.  He also likes to lick and groom my hair which I can only handle for a short time. 

One evening I was dosing off into a deeper sleep when I thought I felt something wet on my head.  At first I thought that I was having some strange dream. Then I realized that Thomas had thrown up a small amount of clear liquid on top of my head.  To say I was angry doesn’t even cover how I felt. It was knowing that there was a lesson in this for me that helped temper my anger.

It took me a while to clean up and settle down to even attempt to try to discover what was the lesson.  I had to reflect on what was going on with me.  I then recalled how I was having a lot of pressure and popping noises around my head.  This is one sign from my knowledge about chakras that some balancing would be helpful.  I had to admit to myself that I was ignoring this and it continued for about a week until this incident.

Then my intuition kicked in along with remembering a similar experience with Thomas that I shared in a previous blog – What’s That in My Shoe.  In that blog I shared how Thomas had thrown up clear liquid in one of my shoes.  This was his way of reminding me to take better care of myself by foot soaking.  I’ve been doing that 100% since he gave me that lesson.

I then came to realize that even though I was doing what Thomas recommended that there are times you need to do more!  Wow, how I could now see how I was resisting that so I stepped up my foot soaking to twice a day.  I must admit that it was very relaxing to foot soak before bedtime and I immediately felt much more balanced.  I also found that I was sleeping better too!

I am now paying more attention to those signs that are nudging me to give myself more self care especially to avoid any wet reminders!  And there is one thing I can rely on…consistency…as Thomas continues his reminders and lessons as to what would help me to feel and be my best!

Love, light, and happy trails!

Patricia

p.s.  There may be a new awareness coming about from this wet head incident as I noticed that about a week before the Iran conflict situation that the pressure/popping noises began.  In the past my body would become ill right before some of the major challenging world events. It feels like I’m sensing things in my chakras instead of becoming ill so I’m thinking this is a good thing. I’ll be paying more attention to that.  Anyone else have experiences like this?

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How Strange Noises Bring On A Lesson

It was in the wee early morning hours and I was in the kitchen getting a nice cool glass of water.  All of a sudden I heard a strange noise as if someone is scraping something across the screen door.

I quickly walked to the front door and turned on the porch light.  I looked out the window and I saw nothing.  I felt a bit nervous wondering who or what could have made that noise.  I then turned off the porch light and returned to finish the rest of my water. 

Within a couple of minutes, I heard that same strange scraping noise again.  I became even more concerned because it seemed to be getting louder.  I turned on the porch light as I scanned out the window. I even slowly (and I mean very slowly) opened the front door to get a better look.  Still I saw nothing.

I was about to go back to bed when there it goes again that same noise and now I pondered is someone playing around with me.  The key word here is playing as you will see later in this story.

I turned on the light and peered out the window.  What I saw was one of my neighbor’s feral cats and it was the kitten on my front porch.  I then came to realize that the kitten was playing with the faux teardrop crystal hanging at the end of a butterfly chain that is on my screen door.  I was relieved yet I knew there was a lesson in this for me!

Immediately the thought came that the kitten was helping me to remember to…PLAY!  It’s not the only time I’ve been given this lesson. The horse in the next pasture also had given me this same message. I got the feeling that the horse and the kitten were being a tag team as to who was next to give me the reminder – IT’S TIME TO PLAY!

Just getting that message tickled my inner child and it just happened that soon thereafter a friend and I got together and had fun playing some games.  I’m also taking the time to play with my cat, Thomas, too!

It just warms my soul to know these two critters have my best interest at heart and my appreciation grows deeper for how our animal friends are always wanting us to be the best!  So here’s a reminder to all TO PLAY so your inner child can feel that tickle too.

Love, light, and happy trails to all in the new year!

Patricia

p.s. I love these adults in the picture playing a game of guessing what ANIMAL they are!  The kitten is watching her Mama getting a nice cool drink…no coincidence here as I was also sipping on a cool drink when I was given the lesson!!!

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A Reminder From Two Dogs And A Horse

PalaminaIt’s early in the morning and I hear a constant barking coming from Louie, a poodle dog that is owned by my landlady, over in my neighbor’s yard.  This barking had a frantic sound to it.  I go outside to over see what all the commotion is about. 

As I walked into my neighbor’s yard, I see Clyde (another dog owned by my landlady) had somehow maneuvered himself into the neighboring pasture and was taunting the horse, Palomita. The minute Clyde sees me he dashed out of the pasture into my neighbor’s yard. 

I immediately gave out a holler (more than once) to Clyde to stop this and go home.  I waved my arms to both dogs as an indication to go home which was about a half a block down a dirt road.  The dogs moved slightly down the road yet Clyde was still occasionally barking (as was Louie) at Palomita. 

Then Palomita turns her rear to the dogs and kicks her back legs at them which started a whole new round of constant barking from Clyde and Louie.  I yelled at Palomita to stop doing this and again hollered at Clyde and Louie to go home. 

Then it occurred to me to observe the kind of state of mind I was in.  I have learned that the best way to communicate with animals is to be in a in-the-zone calm state.  So I do a bit of energy management to move into that state.  Then I energetically communicate to both Clyde, Louie, and Palomita a request (also gave them an image in my mind) as to what would be best for all.

Within a minute all barking stopped. Clyde and Louie slowly walked home and Palomita did not kick her back legs at the dogs again.  And I moved from being upset about this whole situation to feeling calmer and overall better.  What a great reminder these critters…some great in size and some small…gave to me!  Animals are always giving us opportunities to experience, feel, and be our best!

Love, Light, and Happy Trails!

Patricia

p.s. Also Palomita told me that since she is a lone horse in the pasture that she has to take on the responsibilities of key members of the herd.  I then intuitively knew she wanted me to learn more about how horses worked together in a herd.  I also have found that you can request an animal to do something yet they still may not do what you request.  This time they did and I thanked them all for that!

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What’s That In My Shoe!

Thomas on my shoes brighterIt’s 6 a.m.  I’m getting up to go to the bathroom and I’m still half asleep.  I place my left foot slightly into my slip-on-sandal shoes.  There’s a pause as I feel something wet there.  I slowly move the tips of my toes out of the shoe and fully open my eyes.  I then see that my cat, Thomas, had thrown up a clear, liquid substance in my left shoe.  He has not done this before.  I was angry!

I know that the way to understand the lesson your animal is teaching you is to observe what kind of emotions and feelings come up over their demeanor, behaviors, or their health.  I tried my best to keep my cool by observing that anger.  It seemed to work until my not-so-cool words came out of my mouth asking him about this. 

Just the look on his face especially his concerned yet sweet eyes helped settle me down.  I was surprised that I was able to get why he had done this.  Why was I surprised?  It’s because being half asleep and angry are not the best state to get an answer from your animal. 

The message he gave me came quickly.  It first came as a thought then as an image of me soaking my feet (clear liquid in shoe = foot soaking).  Then as a short sentence from him, “I like this for you.”  It all fell into place what was the lesson.

So what is the lesson…it is how important it is to take care of myself.  He is teaching me that he can feel a positive difference in me when I foot soak and when I do not.  He knew that I had not been doing this for awhile.  I then realized my anger was not at him but it was for me not giving myself this self care.

So it’s been about two weeks since this happened and I have been very mindful to follow through with Thomas’ suggestion.  I can report that so far no more clear liquid in my shoe!  This is what it is like working with your animal at the soul level.  I have come to appreciate him at such a deeper level knowing he is supporting me in being my best.

Love, Light, and Happy Trails!

Patricia

p.s. I also checked in with Thomas to see if there was some health situation that was triggering his throw up.  What I felt was his stomach was unsettled and he connected me back to this happening when I do not foot soak!

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A Chat with the Cherry Tree Queen

I am so fortunate to be friends with a lovely couple who have various fruit trees on their property.  What really got me excited was when I was invited to pick cherries from their cherry trees.  I could feel such a deep gratitude for my friends and for the fresh cherries I would be picking as I approached the trees. 

So up the ladder I go to start the picking process and every time I picked a cherry I said thank you to the tree for its bounty.  The gentleman of the couple overheard me saying this and mentioned that there has been a lot of thanks to the trees for their fruit.

I was delighted to hear him tell me again about the first time he came onto the property and how he heard the trees talking to him.  Then all of a sudden in my mind’s eye I see from inside of the cherry tree a slight image of face.  The face gently makes its way to the surface of the tree trunk where I could see it fully.

I then asked the gentleman friend if he wanted me to share the image I am seeing.  He said I do.  I described the image and then realized that this is the Cherry Tree Queen.  I felt such a wise innocence along with a regal aura around her that I believed something special was about to happen.

After that realization, I sensed such a warm, loving feeling that she had for this man and I told him this.  He then mentioned that he promised the trees that he would take care of them. Then surprisingly he asked me to ask her a question…OMG!!!  I thought to myself.  I have not done this before.  Then I thought let’s give it a try…and so began the chat with the Cherry Tree Queen.

He wanted to know why he has not been able to propagate the cherry trees.  She inquired why he wanted to do this.  He said to share the trees with others.  She responded with do you not have enough cherries here for yourself and to share with others.  She then said that there are so few people like him who will give the kind of care he does to the trees.  I could sense how discerning she is about this and how that is also a lesson she is teaching.  I asked him does this make sense to him and he said indeed it did.

I have always felt a connection to nature yet this most astonishing experience deepened my appreciation for our natural world and all the gifts that come forth through its presence.  May we continue or begin to listen, see, support, and even to wake up to the precious gift of nature and the wisdom it wants to share with us.

Love, Light, and Happy Trails!

Patricia

p.s.  Enjoy the pictorial art piece of the Cherry Tree Queen.  I sensed sharing her cherries with others brings such a deep sense of joy to her.

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My Shoes Know & So Does My Cat, Thomas

Thomas on my shoes brighterJust recently I noticed my cat, Thomas, started laying on my shoes (which he has never done before) so I asked him why he was doing this.  Suddenly I saw a forest form around him.  I knew immediately he was picking up on the recent visit I had to the Carson National Forest.  It all felt so amazingly magical and astounding that he was sensing this from my shoes!!!

Just as I was receiving this remarkable image from him, he then showed me through another image that he was communicating with the elves (yes, elves!!!) that I encountered while I was there.  This absolutely blew me away!!!

Here is how that encounter came about.  As a friend and I were walking along a trail, suddenly I saw through my mind’s eye groupings of elves at the edge of a line of trees.  One female elf slowly walked beyond the trees to where me and my friend were. 

She gave me the feeling that she felt perfectly safe approaching us.  I could sense a deep curiosity in her as she approached me and reached out her hand to feel the fabric of the shorts I was wearing.  She did the same to my friend.  Then she wrapped her arms around the lower portion of my friend’s legs and afterwards she placed her hands on the top of her sandaled feet.   

Finally, she turned around and started walking back to the tree line where the grouping of elves remained.  She then slightly turned her head to look back at me and told me to come back again!!! HOLY POINTED EARS!!!

I have always felt that animals are so connected to us and our world in many ways beyond our awareness and this absolutely confirmed that. What it also did was deepened that awareness and reaffirmed that everything has an energy vibration and a story to tell…yes, even my shoes!!!

Thank you, Thomas, for being my master teacher and sharing with me this absolutely profound experience.

So how has your animal companion brightened your day and/or brought about a new or deeper awareness into your life?

Love, Light, and Happy Trails!

Patricia

p.s.  By the way, when I asked the female elf what was her name she told me it was Anisa.  Enjoy the pictorial art piece of Anisa and the family of community elves!

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The Foxes & their Amazing Fun-Loving Friends

When my brother moved into his house a couple of years ago, he was told that there were foxes that lived around the area.  Occasionally, he had caught sight of them but this particular time when they showed up across the road, he wanted me to see them too. 

So he placed his laptop at the front window hoping I could see them.  He mentioned that the foxes (which included young cubs) looked like they were hopping and jumping around and could I see that.  I only saw some slight movement on the screen.

Then all of a sudden through my mind’s eye I saw an image of a close up view of what was going on with the foxes and why they were hopping and jumping around.  The foxes were playing with what looked like young elf boys!!!  Never in my wildest imagination did I ever expect to see something like this!!!

As I continued watching, I saw how the foxes and elves were having the best time gleefully romping around.  It all felt so lighthearted, joyful, and just plain fun to watch them at play.

As I shared this with my brother, I intuitively knew that there was a message here for him and it certainly was pertinent for me too!  It was a reminder to feel the lightness, playfulness, and joy of life even when going through challenging times. 

It became even more apparent how relevant this message was when it was discovered that the recent bang on the head he experienced was a mild concussion.   This prevented him from going to work and created a variety of life challenges.   

It’s been a slow process of recovery for him with many ups and downs. The good news is that after a couple of months of rest and a variety of treatments, he was recently given the go ahead to return to work for a couple of hours a day!

I am so grateful for the foxes and elves sharing with me their fun-loving antics and it still amazes me how support can come in such awe-inspiring ways.

Love, Light, and Happy Trails!

Patricia

p.s. Enjoy the pictorial art piece I composed of the joyful, playful foxes and elves! I hope you can feel the joy beaming from their play!

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