My Moment

 

Do you ever get down in the dumps?  Feel like life is going nowhere or that it is not what you planned or expected?  We’ve all been there.  Life can be a real downer sometimes.  I am not going to sit here and tell you that there is a silver lining and that you should count your blessings but I will tell you how I handle those set- backs in my life.  I remember.

 

It came to me as I was convalescing from a terrible accident that caused me to have three operations and forced me to stop doing one of the things in life that brought me my greatest joy—horseback riding.  I have had horse for 42 years and now I am horse-less thanks to this accident.  In order to try to bring sense to my life I pondered on what gave me joy.  I am truly blessed with a wonderful family, friends and I am retired from my 9-5 banking job.  This freedom enabled me to concentrate my talents where my heart always led me all my life—to animals.

 

So then I thought, what has been my defining moment in my life?  Was it my wedding? No, I am happily married to a wonderful man, who I love with all my heart, but that was not a defining moment for me.  Was my moment when I gave birth to my pride and joy –my son?  No, although I have been blessed to have a great child who is the one of the biggest blessing I have in life– his birth was not my defining moment.  Was it the 35 years I spent in banking, working myself up from entry level to being in charge or over 50 people?  Definitely not!  That was what I had to do to survive. It was a career, not just a job, but I wasn’t doing what I longed for–what made my heart sing.

You know what I mean by defining moment—when you are so proud of what you, yourself, have accomplished, on your own, using your own talents? Then I closed my eyes and thought what have I done that made me proud to be me?  Then it came to me—I saw myself, standing up behind a podium talking at my book launch party about the book I had written.  A Tail of Hope’s Faith was an accumulation of years of learning, practicing and working with animals.  It defines who I am deep down inside—it is who I am and who I will always want to be and what I believe in my soul. 

So when I get down in the dumps, when I think life is not as interesting without my precious horses in it– I picture myself behind that podium.  I smile and tears come to my eyes as I remember that moment.  I am so very proud that I was able to change someone’s life, to bring comfort and healing to an animal and her family and then to document it for anyone else who may be going through the same experience of a terminally ill pet.  That’s my moment—that’s what I am proudest of! 

What is your moment?  We all have one.  Think about it and then recall it whenever you need a reminder that you are freaking awesome and no one can take that away from you!

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A Tail of Hope’s Faith – Writing the Story

9781452599922_COVER.inddAs an animal communicator and healer I have had many miraculous experiences. I firmly believe pet owners would benefit from hearing and learning about how to deal with the joy, love and ultimate loss of a beloved animal friend.

The knowledge that I have gained from talking to our animal companions astounds me. More importantly, through my thirteen years as an animal communicator and my ten plus years as an energy healer, I know that I have important information to provide to those that have an animal friend. This information should be especially welcome if they have had the heart-wrenching loss of a beloved pet or are currently going through one of the worst times in their life – trying to help a pet that has been diagnosed as terminal.

My spirit guides always told me I had a book inside me but I was not to write it just yet. As frustrated as I felt, I kept asking when I would write it, not knowing what I would write about. At the beginning of 2013, out of the clear blue, I was told through my psychic mentor that I was to write my book. The problem was, I still didn’t know what I should write about. I had so many experiences and so much to say, I wasn’t sure what to focus on. Not to worry–spirit provided again. I received a clear message that the name of the book was to be A Tail of Hope’s Faith.   Yep, they even showed me how TAIL was to be written. In the title was my answer. I was to write Hope’s story. I had just come full circle in an amazing true story of one dog’s battle against the inevitable and her triumph through re-incarnation to return to those she loved.

Let me say from the start that I believe very deeply in animal hospice. I believe our animals should be consulted on their “life wishes.” They should have a voice in how and when they will transition into spirit. Based on this belief, I have talked to and assisted many of my pet clients and their owners through the hardest decisions of their lives.

This book is a true story of dedication, love and perseverance on the part of a dog named Hope, her family and an animal communicator. Through animal communication, specific holistic healing along with the diligent assistance of her family, we were able to extend Hope’s last days. Hope was able to express her thoughts and feelings while we provided healing and guidance in a very difficult situation. Together, we gave Hope a good quality of life.

Hope had a rough beginning to her life but she didn’t have a rough end. The love she received from her human family and their dedication to helping her was a true testament to their belief that she deserved a chance just as much as a human being. She was a valuable family member who warranted all the care, love, support and healing they would provide because she was one of them.

I am humbled and proud to have been part of her journey and my life is richer for having known her. Thank you, Hope; you have provided me, your family, and everyone who knows your story, with the essence of your name–Hope.