Lester is a dog whose owner, K, contacted me regarding some sudden digestive issues he was experiencing. I had worked with Lester before, so his owner was wondering if I could shed any insight on the situation. As soon as I connected with him, I immediately intuitively got the words chickpeas and treats. I asked K if she had given him different treats recently. She had. I asked her to check the label for chickpeas, and there were. K thought that perhaps they were bad treats, which was not really the case. They were just bad for Lester. He had an intolerance to legumes (chickpeas, lentils, split peas), so I advised K to check labels and avoid them. I facilitated some healing for Lester to help him clear the chickpeas and restore his digestion. I felt fairly confident that omitting the chickpeas would do the trick, but K and I agreed that she should take him to the vet if he did not show improvement soon. Fortunately, the vet visit was unnecessary. Lester rebounded quickly!
Author: Kerry Swick
Zeke, My Teacher
This post is in honor of my previous dog, Zeke, who opened me to skills I already had but knew little about. Zeke was a Boxer-Great Dane mix who had auto-immune issues which became worse during the last couple of years of his life. I always had a fascination with energy work and wanted to learn more, but hadn’t gotten around to any formal education. I already understood the concept of channeling energy and was able draw energy through my hands on demand, but I really didn’t quite know what to do with it. Zeke would sometimes experience stomach pain and discomfort, and nothing seemed to help quickly or long term. One day, as Zeke was in visible discomfort, I held my hands over his abdomen. I did this without thinking about it. Soon, I felt my hands tingle with energy, and Zeke was clearly receptive. As I hovered my hands over him, I saw a dark, murky, mustard colored blob around his belly. Within a few moments, the blob changed to clear, bright yellow. Zeke relaxed his body and was obviously improved. I was now aware that I had a resource that worked to help him. He would sometimes present other parts of his body to me that needed healing relief, such as his hips and lower spine. Zeke lived to be 11 years old. His final day was on a Friday, when he became horribly ill. I knew he wouldn’t recover this time, and the look on his face told me he was done. I took him to the vet to say goodbye. I was also a novice animal communicator at this time, as yet without formal training. I believe Zeke had a general understanding of what would happen at the vet, and I was sure he was ready. His suffering that day was terrible. As the vet administered the drugs, Zeke tensed a bit for a moment. He was unafraid to go, but unsure of the process. I said, “it’s OK. You’re safe. Go to the happy place.” With that, Zeke sighed, relaxed, and let go. I saw him running free in a big field, looking as he did in his prime. I communicated with Zeke after he crossed over. I told him I was sorry I couldn’t help him more than I did, but I hoped he knew I tried. He responded with so much love, and assured me that I did help him. I asked him if there was anything specific that was helpful, and he showed me an image of himself with a bright yellow circle on his belly. About six months after his passing, I began training in animal communication and various forms of energy work. Zeke was the catalyst that brought me to my calling as a healer, and he is still one of my biggest helpers.
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News and Pet Tip
Happy fall, everyone! As the days grow shorter and we spend more time indoors, I’ve decided that this is the perfect time to further my training in the healing arts. I am currently working with a master shaman teacher. I’ve already been on the shamanic path (healing, working with animals and nature, communicating with and helping those in spirit, etc.), but there is always room for improvement and more to learn. I will also be pursuing a Medical Intuitive certification in the near future, which will also expand on my existing skills and abilities. I intend to become the most useful healer that I can be.
I will be participating in a few events during November: Mystic Fair at Library Fire Hall on November 10; Group Healing Circle on November 16 in Aspinwall; and I will teach an introductory Animal Communication and Energy Work class on November 17 in Dormont. All of this information can be found on the calendar page of my website. As always, I am available for phone or video sessions for ALL of my services (healing work for people and animals, animal communication, mediumship, house clearings, etc.) Anything I can do in person, I can do just as effectively remotely.
And finally, PET TIP: If you have a cat, please consider using a natural or unscented litter. You can add a little baking soda if it’s not already in the litter. And as long as you scoop the box regularly, odor should not be a problem. Highly scented cat litter has lots of non-beneficial and potentially harmful chemicals. Not only do your cats absorb this through their paws, but they also ingest it when they groom themselves.
Animal Adventures – Jack the Former Fighter
My friend Don adopted this handsome boy, Jack, about four years ago. He was rescued from a fighting ring in Pittsburgh that the police had disbanded. Jack was the “winning” fighter. Don learned about Jack when he saw him on the news, and he knew he had to adopt him. Don found Jack at a local shelter. Jack was placed in the back off the main adoption floor. It was assumed that no one would want him. Wrong! When Don and Jack met, there was an instant connection.
I’ve worked with animals who have been in challenging situations before, but I had never worked with a former fighter. Although Jack has done well since he’d been adopted, I suspected he was carrying some emotional baggage from his horrible situation. Animals carry the trauma of abuse just as humans do. I had the privilege of connecting with Jack and helping him.
When I arrived, Jack greeted me with a wagging tail. I allowed a few moments for us to get acquainted. I sat on the floor, and Jack sat on my lap–all 80 pounds of him. I asked Jack if there was anything he wanted to tell me about his past. He showed me the fighting situation–dogs growling and barking, teeth bared. He hated it. He told me he was praised for “winning”. He couldn’t understand why he was being praised for something so terrible. He thought he was bad. I assured Jack that he is a good dog and that he was always a good dog. I explained that he was a victim. In spite of the horrors he lived through, he still knew that people are good (at least most of us!) I then did some energy work to clear all the emotional baggage he was carrying. He thanked me. Then he asked me for a treat since he’s such a good dog.
Animal Adventures: Autumn the Horse
Today I’d like to share a story about 2 dogs I worked with about a year ago. I’m changing names for privacy. The owner contacted me about a little situation he was having with two of his dogs. Sheba is a relatively large dog who developed serious vision problems at a young age; however, she was unaware that this was a problem and managed to get around just fine, as she knew her way around the home. But she would occasionally bump into Bart, who is a smaller dog. Bart would get impatient with this and grumble at Sheba. He thought it was quite rude. Upon communicating with Bart, I realized that he was unaware of Sheba’s vision problem and also a bit perturbed that he didn’t get that memo! He then felt guilty, but also compassionate toward Sheba. I explained that nobody was upset with him. I asked if he would be willing to be more patient with Sheba now that he understood the situation, and he readily agreed. Approximately a week after our session, the owner texted me to report that Bart had stopped grumbling at Sheba and had become much more tolerant and patient with her. As with humans, clear communication is important! Sometimes just making sure an animal understands what is going on can make all the difference.
Animal Messenger for the Week of June 22, 2019
Animal messenger for the week of June 23,2019: HAWK – guardianship in ventures. This follows through from last week’s message. The options and opportunities you have previously considered are now in motion. Hawk is protecting and guiding you through the process. Hawks have laser sharp vision. Hawk will help you see what you need to see, especially what is hidden or hard to see. Hawk will lead you to the finer details. To make the most of this message, try this: sit quietly for a moment, take a few deep breaths and settle in. Ask to receive the guidance of hawk. Sit with it for a bit — maybe some specific messages will come to you. You can do this with any or all of the animal messengers.