Holistic Tails

Holistic Tails

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dog Dreams

Many, many years ago, when I got married, my then husband bought me a 7 week old Toy Poodle as a wedding gift.  Little did I know that Sebastian, as I named him, would be the start of a life long career for me in the pet industry.  I became a breeder, exhibitor, groomer, trainer, and seller and champion of fine dog food food.  I only recently retired.

Sebastian lived for 14 years.  My heart broke when I had to put him to sleep.  There were many memorable Poodles for me over the years -- Spicey, Dodie, Trek, Buddy, and more.

Over the years, Spicey and Sebastian have come to me regularly in dreams.  I always wake up feeling so blessed to have been able to spend time with them.  Usually they are running around, playing, and I'm worrying about them getting out and getting lost, just like I did when they were alive.

Last night I dreamed about another dog i loved, a large white mixed breed.  I've never dreamed about her before. Her name was Ubee, and she probably passed away in the 90s.  She stayed with my ex-husband after the divorce, so I never really saw her again.  She was a very beautiful, kind and loving dog.

In my dream, she was sitting next to my bed, and was somewhat transparent.  I exclaimed, "Ubee!" and went to pet her but she walked off and then disappeared.

I have heard it said that these visits are real.  I really don't know; my feeling is that they are.  It is so nice to know that they live on, just in another form.

Love and Light, Georgia

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Reiki Distance Healing for Pets

Did you know that it's possible for a Reiki practitioner to send healing to your pets over distances? The Reiki Distance Symbol allows for healing to travel all over the planet and beyond.  

By invoking the Distance Symbol, the practitioner then sets an intention to send Reiki to a specific person, pet or place.  A photograph of the person or pet is helpful to the practitioner, as well as the location of the client.  The practitioner then focuses on sending Reiki while visualizing the client receiving the healing energy.

I have found the distance method to be very effective.  I've had to use it many times for friends and clients who lived far away.  It is also possible to send the Reiki Attunement via the Distance Symbol. So it's possible to take a Reiki class online.

I believe that it works because all things are connected.  There have been many examples of ideas travelling the cosmic continuum.  For example, when monkeys in one area of the world suddenly began washing their food before eating it, monkeys on the other side of the planet soon began doing the same thing.

I offer in person Reiki healing for people and pets in the Southern California area.  The cost of a visit will vary according to location.  The basic visit is $50 + travel charges.  I also offer distance healing at the cost of $25 per person or pet.  This covers one half hour of me personally sending Reiki to you or your pet.  Please provide a photo of the Reiki recipient.

For more information, you can contact me at:  sacredim@hotmail.com. 

Love and Light, Georgia

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Joy of Dogs

I used to marvel when my little dog woke up.  She would stand up, shake herself all over, and that tail would start wagging away as she happily greeted her day.  I on the other hand, would fight to open my eyes and keep them open, grumbling for coffee and wishing I could go back and finish the great dream I was having.

Everything in her life was exciting.  Going out for a walk would put her over the edge.  Chasing rabbits in the back yard, getting her dinner, watching me looking at my smart phone....everything was new and exciting to her.

Every day is a brand new day for a dog.  They don't need affirmations and slogans; the simply live it.
You might be thinking of a thousand different things, worrying over bills, or planning you day, but a dog takes each day, no each moment, as it comes.  They don't live in the future; they don't live in the past, so they are free to enjoy each and every moment. And they do!  They go to sleep tired at night from the adventures of each day and wake up joyous and ready to seek adventures in the new day. 

I think we could learn a lot from our dogs!

Love, Georgia

Image from Pinterest

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Animal Souls, Part 2

This topic has been so popular on my blogs that I thought I'd expand further and tell you some of my personal experiences. I want to start by assuring those of you who have lost beloved pets, that their spirit souls do definitely live on.

My first experience was a long time ago right after I lost my very first dog, a little apricot poodle named Sebastian.  I loved him so much!  He developed a horrible autoimmune disease and I had no choice but to put him to sleep at age 14.  The night after I had the following dream:

Sebastian has come into the kitchen.  He is running around, panting and excited to see me.  He looks very youthful and happy.  I tell him, "You can't be here, you are dead!"  At the time, I had no understanding of ghosts, spirits and the afterlife.  I was somewhat upset.  Then I saw him jump onto the kitchen table.  He gave me a last loving look, and I saw his spirit pass from his body and move upwards into the heavens.

My boys had an adorable little Devon Rex cat they called "Kitty".  Because I was allergic to cats, I didn't allow her into my bedroom.

I'm watching TV in bed, and I see out of the corner of my eye a cat's tail moving across my room.  I call out to my son, "Come and get the cat out of my room."  He tells me the cat is with him.  I look in the direction the cat went, and see only the back end and tail passing through the wall.

Another experience I had happened when I visited a haunted house in Old Town, San Diego.  The Whaley House is actually listed as a haunted house.

I was walking out the back door and down the steps and I saw a bright light streak across the back yard. When I asked about it, I was told that a little dog had fallen down the steps and passed away long ago.  

This are just three of my "stories" about ghosts and animal spirits.  I have many.  I was given the gift of being able to see and communicate with spirits, though it took some time to get used to it.

I want to assure you that your beloved pets do live on in the spirit world.  I even believe that they are born again and may even come back to you.  But that's another story.

Love and Light, Georgia

Animal Souls

My own answer to that is a resounding "yes".  I have worked with animals for over 30 years, and I can say that they do.  
Animals are certainly self aware.  They exhibit compassion.  They are sentient. They reason. And their spirits live on after death.
Self awareness means the ability to distinguish yourself from others and the environment. Animals certainly exhibit this trait.  They can determine how others will react to them, how they feel about them and how they see them.  Just notice a dog's reactions when they interact with people who are afraid of them or don't like dogs.  
I have seen outstanding examples of the compassion exhibited by animals.  So many mother animals take in and raise babies of other species.  Service dogs give solace to those in nursing homes or soldiers with PTSD.  Orcas (Killer Whales) don't usually kill those crazy humans who love to teach them to do silly tricks.  Military dogs give their lives for their handlers.  And so on....
They are sentient in that they sense and feel things intensely.  Often you can see their feelings prominently displayed on their faces.  If you are at all intuitive, you can sense how they feel, and if you are an animal psychic you can actually feel their feelings and hear their thoughts.  
I have also noticed with my own dogs that they can reason.  I had a little chihuahua once who was very adept at getting what she wanted.  When her brother was playing with a toy that she wanted, she would get another toy, loudly squeaking it to get his attention.  When he came to see the decoy toy, she would fly over to the toy she wanted while he was distracted. I have also seen videos of Ravens working out complex problems to get a reward.  There are examples all over the animal kingdom. 
And finally, I know that animals have souls or spirit because I have seen it.  My deceased pets have come to me often in the dream world.  I have seen their spirits leave their bodies, while they come to say goodbye.  And I have literally seen the spirits of deceased animals in my lifetime.  Sometimes they look exactly as they did when alive, and sometimes just a flash of light.  
So yes, I believe that animals have souls. They should be treated as sentient, living and loving beings as we treat humans.  There really isn't all that much difference between us.

The image above is from Google.  Don't know who the photographer is.  But you can see so much of what I wrote about in their faces.  There is love, vulnerability, compassion, pride, friendship...and so much more. 
Love and Light, Light, Georgia

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Hazards

The Summer Solstice is just around the corner, and with all the beach days and barbecues, come some hazards dog owners should be aware of....

1.  Hot cars.  It's hard to believe that anyone would leave a dog in a hot car these days, but people still do it.  Even on a relatively cool day, the temperature in a car can rise to killer degrees.  DON'T EVER LEAVE A DOG IN THE CAR WHILE YOU SHOP OR RUN ERRANDS!

2.  Hot pavement.  Take off your sandal and place your foot on the ground.  If it's too hot for you, it's too hot for your dog.  Walk dogs in early morning or evening when the temps are cooler.

3.  Heatstroke.  Always be mindful of how hot your dog is when exercising, or even just being outside.  Temps here in the West can rise to over a hundred degrees.  Heatstroke is a killer!

4.  Sunburn.  Dogs can get sunburn too, especially light colored dogs with light skin. Noses are especially vulnerable.  Limit sun exposure!

5.  Dehydration.  Always keep water available.  Bring water with you for long walks and hikes for your dog.

6.  Fleas/ticks.  Fleas and ticks run rampant in the summer months.  Check your pet regularly for these pests, especially after a walk in the woods.  Dogs are also susceptible to Lyme disease, as are you. Lyme is carried by ticks.  Try to keep your flea control as natural as possible because many flea medications are quite toxic to dogs.  NEVER use flea collars where dogs can continuously inhale the pesticide.

7.  Seasonal allergies.  Dog allergies are rampant in the summer months due to pollen and seeds in the air.

8.  Lawn chemicals.  Many people still use toxic lawn chemicals, so don't let your dog walk on those perfect, beautiful lawns you see along the way!  And certainly don't use those chemicals on your own lawns!

9.  Insects.  Watch out for bee and spider stings.  Some dogs are very allergic.  The first sting might not be life threatening, but the next one will. Swelling is usually indicative of an allergy.  Keep some children's Benedryl around and consult your vet for the proper dosage.  Give immediately after a sting and take to the emergency vet!

10. Foxtails and burrs.  These vegetation pests can be quite life threatening if not treated.  They can cause infection and painful abscesses.  Check the areas between the pads of the feet, the nose, eye and ears as well as the body and remove them immediately.  If you cannot, take them to the vet.

Have a safe, healthy summer with your pet!

Happy Solstice!

Love, Georgia