TRANSFORMING OUR VIEWPOINT
by Nedda Wittels
your entire way of looking at something
can change forever in just one moment?
my friend and I chatted over the phone, a sleek, black feline stealthily
approached the bird feeder hanging outside my dining room window.
The two and a half foot feeder
hung from a wire I had strung between my back door and a sturdy oak
tree. Wrapped lovingly
around the feeder was a large gray squirrel, its face shoved into the
corn and seeds. The cat
came closer and closer. The
squirrel seemed oblivious to approaching danger as it inhaled large
mouthfuls of food.
Finally the cat sprang upward to grab the squirrel, who scurried up the
feeder to the wire. Balanced like
an acrobat in the circus, the squirrel looked down at the cat and waved
its tail in defiance.
my squirrel alone, “ I shouted telepathically, so as not to
deafen my friend on the other end of the phone line.
The cat, who had walked several feet away from the feeder,
stopped walking. It turned
and came quite deliberately towards the window where I stood looking
out, the phone against my ear. The
cat stopped right beneath the window and looking directly into my eyes,
said “That is NOT your
squirrel.” Then it turned
on its heels and strode away.
I reminded myself. “That,
in fact, is not anyone’s squirrel.
The squirrel belongs to itself.”
The cat had reminded me that all animals are sentient:
conscious, self-aware beings.
We cannot own them any more than we can own another human.
7 years ago, I recognized that my life-long abilities to communicate
telepathically with animals were quite real.
This changed my understanding of human/animal relationships at a
very deep level. The animals teach that each animal’s life has special
purpose and meaning, and that it is not up to the humans in their lives
to determine their purpose for them.
Furthermore, I now understand that animals are on the Earth as
our partners, rather than as our servants.
Every species is part of the “web of life”, to quote the
Native American known as Chief Seattle.
a professional Animal Communicator or "pet psychic", I am called on daily
to help people and their animal companions with a wide variety of
situations. Sometimes an
animal is very ill and the person wants to know how it feels about
various treatment plans or about euthanasia.
I may be asked to help the human and/or the animals accept a new
family member, or to deal with the loss of an animal companion.
Sometimes the human is concerned about an animal’s unusual
behaviors and wants to understand or to bring about changes in those
behaviors. In other cases,
human and animal may participate in show competitions and the human
wants help to improve their ability to work together as a team.
These are only a few reasons why people consult with me.
those who believe in the so-called objective or behavioral psychology
mode of thinking about animals, telepathic communication with animals
may seem like a fantasy. However,
if you feel emotionally close with your animal family member, you may
also experience a bond, a connection and an understanding, that defies
Moussaieff Masson, wrote in When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives
of Animals, published in 1993,
psychology to this day discusses observable behavior and physical states
of animals, and evolutionary explanations for their existence, but shies
away from the mental states that are inextricably involved in that
many scientists have believed that the animals they observed had
emotions, few have written about it.
is because for many decades it was unacceptable to do so.
Yet what my communication with animals has repeatedly shown me is
that the so called “human emotions” are not limited to humans at
all, but are shared throughout the animal kingdom.
As an empath, one who can feel emotionally what others are
feeling, I know that this is true from my own direct experience.
you have any memories from childhood (or even as an adult) of connecting
with an animal in a special way so that you felt you knew
what the animal was thinking and/or feeling?
Did the animal seem to converse
with you, to share its
perception of life? Have
you ever felt you could see the
world through the animal’s eyes?
Have you ever imagined that you were a specific animal or species
and felt what is it like to be in their body?
my workshops on telepathic communication with animals, I help
participants remember how to make this connection.
Once you’ve made it, your perceptions of yourself and your
animal friends will be changed in ways that affect your values, your
beliefs, and how you choose to live your life here on planet Earth.
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