I am a fairly small four legged animal that can be found in nearly any neighborhood or area of this nation. I have learned to adapt to just about any living condition and food situation you can imagine. My fur is grey and black with some white mixed in here and there. I have rings on my tail, a natural mask on my face and I do most of my work at night. Yes, I am the Raccoon!
Are you the curious type? I certainly am! Actually, there are many things that you and I have in common and me being the social type I am more than happy to share these things with you so that when you see me or some of my family members you may understand and appreciate us a bit more. That I work at night and have this mask has earned me the dubious distinction of being called a 'bandit' or 'thief'. But I see myself like your movie character Zorro! Why? Well, because I can charm you all the while I am taking things from you or your home. I should warn you though.....please don't feed any of us if we are around because if you do we may get dependent on your food and we can get pretty angry and destructive if you take it away all of a sudden. Besides, by not feeding us we will do our job to help keep the natural order of things in balance.
I am an animal intuitive and over the last few years I have been fortunate enough to have incredible encounters with all kinds of creatures, great and small. The animals have a message for human kind. They tell us we have become disempowered and detached from the rhythms and needs of the planet and in turn disconnected from the divinity within us all. I believe the time has come for a global unification of interspecies consciousness to remind us that all living creatures on the planet are divinely inter-connected. These Animal Whispers Empowerment cards were created with the intention of communicating special messages from all kinds of creatures, which will resonate with the individuals who draw them.
Each card is imbued with love and blessings. Care has been taken to specifically design the cards to capture the essence of each animal. Special attention has been paid to the images and the healing qualities of the colors and the loving power of each cards particular message for you. The whole card will impact your consciousness in many ways and on different levels. Trust you will be led to the perfect message for you as you ask to be guided in your daily practice, whether you approach the cards for a simple confidence boost or deeper, more complex issues such as decisions about your direction, self-healing, or life purpose.
Most everyone reading this knows that my mother died last month, and that my beautiful kitty Pumpkin also went to that giant catnip mouse in the sky. I have another kitty, Elmer. He has been a constant in my life for a very long time. He is close to twenty now and has outlived a whole lotta cats that have come and gone from our care.
We adopted Elmer from a cardboard box full of kittens that was being watched over by a little boy and his mother. When I picked up a tiny black and white kitten, the boy said, "Please take him. He's the runt and no one else wanted him." Well that tugged at my heart too much and I had to bring him home. He was barely old enough to be away from his mother, his claws didn't even contract yet. But here he was a handful of cuteness, sitting in my lap all the way home.
I had another cat then, Elsie. She was old, crotchety, and set in her ways. Her companion, Isis, had a tragic end when she escaped the house and ran right into a pack of Coyotes. Elsie had been alone for several years.
To Elsie, Elmer was the interloper. It was so amazing to see his tiny little back arch up as he stood on tippy toes and bravely hissed at this gigantic old queen who was showing her disapproval at his arrival. So I scooped him up and we went into the bedroom, door shut. In the bathroom, I placed a litter box next my big, old ball and claw bathtub but he was too small to climb into it, so I folded a towel to act as a step. He only needed a little prompting to know exactly what to do.
In 2004 my former husband Dean and I adopted Jessie, a black mixed breed dog from the local shelter. She was approximately three years old at the time. We got her to be a companion for our hound, Roscoe, who we also rescued from a traumatic existence of starvation.
Roscoe was delighted with the playful companionship of Jessie; however, one problem we immediately encountered with her was car sickness. Every time we drove even a short distance, she would get car sick. Flower remedies which were helpful with other dogs, were ineffective. As I was working with empowering symbols and glyphs, I started out to design one that would balance her equilibrium. This was no help. I designed another one to emulate the frequency of a popular over-the-counter sea sickness medication. I had been successful in duplicating the energy of different medications or herbs with glyphs on previous occasions.
I get it. Every day can be a test. Some days are good, some not so good. I always think I'm prepared for "bad" things to happen, but when there are too many of them in a row, it makes it very difficult to cope. Yet, when human events seem to be taking a turn for the very worst, the Universe always provides all of the blessings that we need.
I just had one of those weeks where one "bad" thing happened after another. Looking back, I call it "my week from hell." It was similar to cramming for a test when you've lost precious notes and broken your arm at the same time, or having to endure military bootcamp. When you're in the midst of a week like this, it sure feels like hell. but there are also many, many blessings.
I am guessing that Khia is a mix between a German Shepherd and a Chow. Many people, including me think she looks like a small wolf. She is one of those animals that came into my life for a reason, and I didn't even have to leave home. You'll understand if, like me, you one of those people who never stop when you see a sign for “Free Puppies” or “Free Kitten.” But fate struck when one day my partner was on her way toward the freeway when she saw a truck parked on the side of the road with a sign reading 'FREE PUPPIES." For some inexplicable reason she stopped the car, rolled down her window and yelled to the man “What kind are they?” He held up a puppy by the scruff of its neck and that is all she wrote.
In my life I have had more experiences with cats and dogs than any other kind of animal, probably because they are more common animals to growing up with in an American family. However, there have been a few times in my life when the universe has sent unusual animals across my path for reasons unknown. When this happens, it is hard to ignore. There is one experience that sticks out in my mind. Some time ago, out of the blue, a tortoise came knocking on my door, asking if she could spend a little time with me.