Welcome to the new year of 2020! Want to MAKE your own “luck”? YOU CAN by making plans that have you letting go of “things” and “thinking” that no longer serve you and planning each step to a well-intended realistic goal. CHANGE is the BIG theme of this new year. My new year is the Lunar New Year the Chinese celebrate and is also called the Spring Festival. The New Year of the White Metal Rat begins on January 24 here in the “West” and January 25 in the “East” until February 8th full moon day! This article is to give you a bit of info on the Rat…some perks, meanings, personality, with NO forecasting. Continue reading “” »
In Hawaiian Huna there is one principle that states “Where attention goes, energy flows”. This is certainly a well followed behavior for our pets in how they “show up” and how they “show us”! Continue reading “” »
What is a Heart gift? It is when you look at your pet and you relax, smile, and know you are loved unconditionally. Love, pure love, no matter what you do, their heart speaks their love to you and your heart. Your pet makes your heart smile! Continue reading “” »
Do you find yourself racing about far into the future or stuck in the past? You may just be missing life right under your feet and all around you! Your pets are waiting for you to give yourself the gift of the present moment. They are experts at BEING…being in the present moment. Why not visit them here and now. Continue reading “” »
Get the feeling that your pet has a “job”? YES, they do! They are driven by their unique path just as we all are. AND, if they cannot “do” their job or be in their purpose or mission (and some have very powerful missions), they act up both physically and emotionally. Does this sound familiar? I know I get very “off harmony”, frustrated, and anxious. Continue reading “” »
Are you constantly stressed, drained, “on the edge”? Would you rather be more energetic, relaxed, focused, patient? All those qualities that keep your being full of life, not running on “empty”?
Watch your pets, see how they take time to re-fuel, relax, regenerate. All animals (both domestic and wild) naturally rest after eating, exercise, serving your and their needs. They simply re-fuel if given the safe space by their living situation and their person.
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PEACE: THE UNCONDITIONAL “PERK” OF FINDING THE ESSENCE OR CAUSE OF A PET’S FEAR.
What to do about unprovoked dog aggression.
Did you bring home a loving, quiet, peaceful dog who then turns into a fearful, attacking, “snapping”, and barking dog? This is a HOT topic for most folks who adopt dogs. Continue reading “” »
CAMOUFLAGE: THE GOOD AND NOT SO GOOD ABOUT “HIDING OUT”!
There is a wonderful little Burrowing Owl that is residing close to a pathway at a Conservancy I am a volunteer docent. You don’t notice him due to his color and quiet camouflage against the sand, light stones, and sticks all around his small hole home. I snapped a quick photo of him and created the above art. Only his head swivels from time to time taking in all around. Continue reading “” »
STAY AT HOME VACATIONS FOR YOUR FUR FOLKS!
(Includes option of fur folk help with “packing”)
It’s springtime and the classic time for folks to start traveling, going on adventures, searching for some R&R. When you have fur loves, those vacation plans have an extra responsibility to accommodate your pets as you find your own spaces and places. This article is about “what to do” if you have to leave your fur folks at home as you travel.
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ANIMALS AS “MIRRORS”.
Many of our fur folks are indeed reflecting our own personalities, strengths, weakness, and environments. They are true mirrors to both our daily and deep soul needs and desires.
Personally, I am communicating with more and more animals that are clear reflections of their people. For myself, I had (and still experience!) a wonderful cat named Rocky who was my teacher and mirror for many things. Mirror animals both show and absorb who we are! For instance, I had a tooth issue with some inflamed gum areas that was causing a great deal of discomfort. Rocky cat went in for an acupuncture session and with a general physical exam, it was found that he too had the same area inflamed and had to have the tooth removed. Totally reflecting my “issue” in the physical. Continue reading “” »
Earlier this year, I enjoyed soaking up the energies of nature in Cambria, CA (That’s me by a very wise Montery Pine)! Takes a lot of energy to “shift”…and shift has happened bringing my new business Chi-Lightful to life. I reach for Pine when I need a boost. It is an essence for both fur and non fur people to use to boost self acceptance, release of self-criticism (…ie: “Why the heck have I not done this biz for years already”…for animals…trying toooo hard in agility, skills, etc…relax already!), and freedom to move forward. Find your flow with Pine! Continue reading “” »
YES, ANIMALS DO HAVE JOBS!
Everyday is a “work day” for our pets. They have specific purpose, and even “missions”. Like an acorn grows into an oak tree…animals trust their “flow” and know exactly what they are “to do” as well as what to bring to their people’s lives. Continue reading “” »
THINGS THAT GO “BOOM”!
Did you know that vets have concluded that dogs have 10 times the hearing capabilities of people? No wonder they are highly sensitive and reactive to things that go “boom” and not so “usual” loud noises. Responses to loud noises like thunderstorms, fireworks, car “backfires”, ambulance sirens, construction noise can run from terror “shakes”, to running away. Hiding, whining, anxious, chewing everything in site, wrecking the house, pacing, howling, excessive panting, barking…out of control and sometimes destructive behavior is common in anxious pets. Continue reading “” »
THE PRESENT JOY OF KITTENHOOD.
I just finished a post on my site Chi-Lightful about giving yourself the gift of the “present”…of which I am now receiving from my new kitten Rumi (and my cat Makana) right now! I am the joyful recipient of Rumi now growing up.
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GET INTO FLOW WITH “CALIFORNIA GOLD”.
It’s the start of summer…Poppies are blooming! I call this time the California Gold Rush…Poppies are the “essence of True Gold”!
The little native CA wildflower has the healing essence that Native Americans used to relieve headaches, toothaches and as an aid for sleep. Now for animals and people some of it’s “essence” qualities helps in calming anxiety and giving one confidence to be the “who” they are! Continue reading “” »
THE LITTLE ONES DO MESMERIZE AND AMAZE!
Are you under the spell of a new little fur life? Springtime energy is flowing from all the little new fur folks coming into the world. Kitten and puppy season is in full swing. With this new life comes endless energy, the “chi” of play and discovery. For the little ones, play is the way they not only develop their bodies, it is the way they learn about their environment, their homes, their people. Continue reading “” »
THE SPIRITED NEW YEAR OF THE HORSE!
Gung Hay Fat Choy. Happy Chinese New Year of the Green Horse! The new moon of January 31, 2014 marked a brand new year bringing with it the strong positive energy (a favored animal of the Chinese) of the horse. Powerful and competitive, this will be a quick paced and spirited year. Continue reading “” »
GIVING JOY TO THE FUR WORLD!
Holiday time is a speedy wonderful and magical ride filled with all sorts of goodies, warm hugs, all topped with a “dash” of stress. For our fur folks it can be a time of major change, bewildering travel, or lonely separation from their people. Opportunities to sample some pretty unhealthy holiday “people” goodies, tree ornaments, stocking stuffers, exotic plants, and sprinkled with visiting strangers to their kingdoms. Continue reading “” »