How our animals connect to us
I often feel extremely lucky to do what I do for a living. Every day is different, and I don't think I will ever get bored from this work.
Last week, in addition to my mediumship readings, I got to communicate with 7 horses, 2 dogs, and 2 cats (all still living.). Their personalities and ages and challenges were immensely varied. Some readings were hilarious. Some were beautifully touching. Some were charmingly scatterbrained.
Every reading is unique. One thing that is often the same though, is that animals will bring up things that the owner has only ever thought about, not spoken about in front of them. I love that animals share this because it shows just how connected they are to their human companions, and how much they are picking up from them.
This is not surprising, because what an animal and I do when we're communicating is using thoughts (telepathy basically), which are just energy. Us humans tend to be energetically broadcasting our unspoken thoughts throughout the day, and so our animal friends will hear them, particularly those thoughts that are emotionally charged or repeated a lot.
In addition to our thoughts, they also are very in-tune with our emotions. Emotions are also just energy, and can be communicated in the same way as thoughts. I have talked with a lot of animals who see their role in life as emotional support for their humans. Just last week I talked to several furry beings who mentioned they had been essential to their humans' healing journey: from heart-break, difficult parental relationships, and learning self-love.
Sometimes animals will take on the emotional stuff that the human is going through, and it manifests in the animal as anxiety or physical issues. They also tend to mirror our physical diseases and symptoms. If I had a quarter for every time I've talked to an animal that has the same diseases or pains as their owner, I would be a rich person. Hip pain, back pain, cancers, skin diseases, rare degenerative diseases in the same spots, you name it. Even one of my cats and I have similar health issues.
I find that, in addition to investing in our animal companion's health and well-being, we can relieve a lot of their work by investing in our own healing. By working on ourselves, getting back into balance, healing and grounding, we help our animal companions out immensely. There's less stress for them to absorb, and more healing energies for them to benefit from. If there's one thing I have learned from my work as a medium and animal communicator, it's that we're all connected. When we heal ourselves, we heal the collective as well.
Wishing you all a very healing week!
Spiritual / Physical balance
You may have noticed that my photography gravitates towards nature. It's a place that, to me, so perfectly embodies both the spiritual and the physical. A flower is so obviously fully material, and fully spiritual, at the same time. Being in nature can lift me up spiritually, and ground me deeper than anything.
I was talking to a good friend and colleague yesterday, and we both expressed how sick we are of everything "woo". Don't get me wrong: I love everything about what I do (and feel so lucky and honored to be able to do it), and I also partake in daily spiritual practices, etc. But I've also been feeling very uninspired in the realm of all things "woo". It's a strange feeling for me, because I used to be so obsessed with everything to do with psychics and getting readings, but at this point I would rather be surprised about what's coming up for myself!
Outside of my work, I've been more interested in just connecting with nature or my family or my body, and feeling present, grounded, and physically content.
It does remind me that it is important for a medium, or anyone, to have a physical life as well as a spiritual life. We don't just sit meditating all day, connecting to Spirit. We have lives that need to be lived. Not just so that we can better relate to other people's lives and be able to bring through the right references in a reading. But also so that we learn how to navigate what it means to be physical, because that in itself is important. To deal with our health and physical well-being. To make sure we're getting to experience the things in life that inspire us and teach us and push us. To make sure we're growing. To balance us out. We are not just spirits. We're in human bodies with human lives with physical obligations as well. Sometimes it would serve me better to go get lunch, rather than listen to a spiritual sermon. (And sometimes it's the opposite).
If you're going through a period where everything seems focused on the physical, embrace it. There is nothing wrong with needing to slow down, ground, and focusing on nourishment.
I hope you all have a lovely (nourishing) week
Welcome! I am a 30-something Medium and Animal Communicator. I am originally from Norway, but am currently living in Oregon, USA. This blog is to give you some insight into my life and work, as well as share tips, and some of my photography. Enjoy!