The Unconditional Love of Feline Molly (in spirit)

I recently had a bittersweet experience with my neighbor’s cat, Molly, who recently crossed over. The first time I met Molly, I immediately felt her regal and majestic presence. I also sensed that she spent time in a temple-type setting in another lifetime. She is and was a jewel of a cat.

Then one evening, I was alerted by her Mamma (Molly’s name for her human) that Molly was getting ready to cross over in the next 24 hours. She wanted me to have an opportunity to say goodbye. I knew from my experience as an animal communicator that animals will arrange how they cross over even if it is challenging. They also decide who is and not with them when they leave.

I knew Molly would be there the next morning if it was meant for me to say goodbye. I told Mamma I would check in at that time. The following morning Mamma told me Molly departed in the wee hours. I felt saddened, yet I honored her wisdom in being with her Mamma only.

As I was expressing my sympathies to Mamma, Molly showed me the beautiful garden surroundings where she is on the other side. Her garden had the most glorious plants, flowers, and trees with a hint of fragrance in the air. She tells me that the garden Mamma created in her front yard is also here on the other side. She then showed me the energetic pathway she designed from her garden to Mamma’s garden.

Molly then gave me this message to relay to Mamma, “You will find me there with you many times as I greet you with a slight rub against your leg, Mamma.” I then heard her say, “Yes, tears will come. I honor your tears. Be happy for our time together. I am always with you.”

Mamma then shared a dream about doing something special for Molly in her garden. She felt that Molly’s communication with me was confirmation to do this! She expressed her appreciation and gratefulness for receiving the message and guidance from her beloved Molly.

The next morning, as I opened my window curtains, I was so touched to see the beautiful shrine Mamma created for Molly was visible to me. Mamma had no idea about this until I mentioned it, yet Molly did! Her unconditional love, wisdom, and guidance were all over this whole event! Each morning, as I see her shrine, I say, “Good morning, Molly.”

I am continually amazed at how animals will take care of us especially after they have crossed over. Their unconditional love and wisdom are their driving force in bringing us lessons that help us grow, heal, and evolve.

Love, light, peace, and happy trails!


Finding Balance – Sometimes It Takes a Monkey

Recently I came across this picture. My first reaction was what a happy monkey to have so many bananas to munch on. Then the thought came in perhaps not.

One of the things I’ve come to depend on is how the Universe (or whatever word you want to call that) will bring in signs to help me along the way. The following day a package arrived, and in the package came this card. Ah, the word balance had me reflect on the monkey with all the bananas.

I then looked up the meaning of balance, and there were many different ways to define balance. The one that resonated with me is – balance is something you discover and create for yourself. Also, recently I heard it put this way about balance. It takes patience, attention, sensitivity, awareness, wisdom, and love of yourself to find and create balance.

This reminded me of the movie, Eat, Pray, Love, which was based on a book by Elizabeth Gilbert sharing her story. After a divorce, she traveled to Italy, India, and Bali looking for spiritual fulfillment and love. A bit of a spoiler alert is coming up in the following paragraphs. If you haven’t watched the movie, you may want to pause here.

In Bali, she fell in love with a man and then decided to end the relationship. Before she left the island, she visited her endearing guru, Ketut. She then revealed to him that she ended it, and felt she couldn’t keep her balance in the relationship.

Ketut said one of the most memorable lines in the movie to her, “Sometimes to lose your balance for love is part of living a balanced life.” He then concluded by saying, “You need to look through your heart.” His words had a significant impact on her as she then walked through discovering and creating her own balance by being in the relationship.

Now that I am clearer (thank you, monkey!) about what balance means to me, I can be more mindful in finding my own balance. I’m sure life will provide me with many ways to practice this.

Love, light, peace, and happy trails,


What’s Within My Power

I recently became aware of a growing perspective. It all started when I heard my deeper knowing self remind me to protect and pull in my energy field. The message came about to help me through a health condition I had earlier this year (read more here).

As I reflected on the message, it reminded me that life presents things within my power and those beyond my power. It helped me to fine-tune this practice when working with myself and others. So here are some of the things within my power:

Pray and send love, light, healing energy for support – I have a list of people/places/events that I energetically place in a field of unconditional love. Unconditional love has divine intelligence and knows what is for the best. Then I let it go and do my best not to worry.

Call upon divine beings for assistance – These can be your spirit guides, higher self, Masters, Angels/Archangels, God/Creator, etc. I usually call in my deeper knowing self and recently new spirit guides have appeared to help me along the way.

Do quiet, meditative time for balance – This is my #1 thing to do to keep myself balanced. I’m taking extra time (as guided) to do a deeper meditation. I also do some deep breathing, chanting, or a quick energy management tool if time is limited.

Practice discernment/setting healthy boundaries for self-care – Both are a work in progress based on one’s life situation. It’s paying attention to your behaviors/thoughts and those around you. Then it’s changing/setting boundaries to bring about better personal care. For these situations, I check in with my deeper knowing self for guidance.

Donate time/funds to worthy causes/organizations – I have donated my time and funds mainly to animal rescues and causes. Just be sure that where you donate is reputable and that the funds support those in need.

Finally, I protect and pull in my energy field (thank you, deeper knowing self!!!). I then trust and surrender to the love of the highest power of the Creator.

I’d love to hear how you have worked within your power or how you have struggled with that. May we all continue to embrace working within our power for the well-being of ourselves, our family, friends, pets, and the world.

Love, light, peace, and happy trails!


p.s. I struggled to sense what would be an appropriate picture for this blog. Then in a flash, the image that came to me was the solar plexus chakra…the seat of your personal power.

Listening to the Heart

I had a very challenging latter half of January which continued into all of February. It all came about when I experienced an episode of A-fib/heart palpitations that came on suddenly. I have had these before, and I could go for months without experiencing one.

Luckily I had been guided to ways to treat; however, the treatments were not doing the job yet still helpful to a certain degree. The real challenge was that movement aggravated the A-fib which also included talking. So I had to rethink how to do tasks with the least amount of movement. I also had to prioritize what got done and what had to wait.

The true test was to be patient and keep the faith through these weeks. In the past, I had received healing insights from being quiet and listening to my body. This situation was bringing about such a stillness that I had to listen deeper. Thankfully guidance came which I have put into place. I am also hopeful that a homeopathic remedy, on its way to me, will bring more relief.

Even though I still have occasional mini palpitations, the indication is that things are subsiding. I want to express my deep gratitude for those that sent me healing energy, prayers, and love. And is this also what our world is needing due to current world events. I was being reminded by my deeper knowing self that what is happening at the micro (individually) is also happening at the macro (the world). It led me to realize that the heart – be it individually or collectively – was being affected. Recently, I heard it put this way – observe not absorb. All of this reminded me to protect and pull in my energy field as I still sent out love and light to the world.

Love, light, peace, and happy trails!


p.s. My lovingly, 16-pound cat, Thomas, was desperately trying to lay on my chest which my body didn’t like. I knew he was working on giving me his cat medicine. He brought out a side of myself I didn’t like as I was very abrupt with him. Even though I knew at some level he understood, I apologized and told him how much I loved him.

The Earth Keepers Speak

One of the things I do when going into my cacao time (see more here) is to honor the four directions and the elements. During that practice, I give thanks to the mountains I live in and to a magnificent mountain called Jicarita Peak. It towers 12,835 feet above sea level, and I can see it from the back of my home.

Recently as I was doing this, Jicarita Peak appeared suddenly in my mind’s eye. Then, I energetically traveled swiftly to a deeper part of that mountain. I began to see a group of beings that seemed semi-invisible except for the illuminated outline surrounding them.

Then, three of them came forward, and the illuminated areas seemed to brighten even more. The first thing I heard was them thanking me for honoring the sacredness of Mother Mountain where they live. I found out later that these beings are called Earth Keepers.

The next thing I sensed was the middle Earth Keeper relaying a message to me. Here is what I heard them say, “We hold great wisdom and knowledge within our beings. We have been here from the beginning of time, evolving and growing in our depth of wisdom and knowledge. Animals, plants, and the like communicate with us. They know our wisdom and knowledge and they want to share this with you.”

Then the middle Earth Keeper moved closer and continued by saying,
“We know all that has taken place on this earth. It is held in the heart of Mother Earth just as there are imprints within your being. Mother Earth knows all and wants to share her wisdom and blessings. We are here to help with that process. We are here to bring this knowledge into your heart with unity, love, and to bring the new earth into being. Ancient are we and the depth of our knowledge and wisdom is for you to feel, see, and know. Open your mind and heart to all the beauty of your sovereign, spiritual self. We now depart with sending the blessings of the earth to you and those who are reading this.”

Then the three, in unison, blew glittery, golden-brown dirt towards me. I then realized that the glittery part was crushed gemstones within the dirt. I didn’t feel soiled from the dirt. It felt more like an energetic kind of unique dirt.

As I took in the astonishing message of the Earth Keepers, I was totally humbled and in awe. Even though I have had experiences with the connectedness of our world, this experience deepened that sense of oneness. It also magnified my gratitude and appreciation for the unbounded support available for all.

I put forth the desire to remember the forever oneness I sensed with this encounter with the beloved Earth Keepers.

Love, light, peace, and happy trails!