On the Hunt.
It was already full daylight when I saw this red fox on the prowl. Determined to find his own breakfast in my yard, he kept sniffing round and round atop the woodpile.
He even went up under the tarp, but he moved so fast, I couldn't catch that on my camera.
Fox ran from side to side, jumped down, ran around, and kept sniffing.
When I saw him go up under the tarp, I was surprised.
Hattie, formerly feral cat now in spirit, once told me that hiding in a pile of wood was a good way to be safe from predators.
When I used to do lost animal work, cats would sometimes show themselves hiding inside piles of wood, either in the woods or someone's back yard.
But this fox, totally focused on the scent his capable nose was eagerly following, was undeterred by the woodpile.
Was he just surveying the situation from another angle?
Or was he being "foxy?"
By moving away as though he had given up, he allowed his prey to think he might have gone.
With hawk-like precision, with nose fully active, he waited expectantly for the prey to make a break for it.
And a grey squirrel did emerge from the other side of the pile and run up a tree to safety.
Not at all deterred by this, the fox continued to check out the woodpile.
Because he was so focused on his hunt, I didn't try to speak to the fox until after he left, using these photos as a way to connect. But he was still hungry and still focused on breakfast, and didn't have any interest in speaking with me.
Meanwhile, I used his presence to educate my two young cats, Starlight and Melissa. I made sure they were looking out the window while the hunt went on and explained that they could each be a substantial breakfast for this or any other fox.
Both young cats were fascinated by him.
STARLIGHT: I get it. I don't want to go out there while the fox is around. But I'll have to get his scent to really identify him.
MELISSA: He's beautiful, but I'll bet he can't catch me. I can jump higher than he can.
"Stop Giving Confirmation
in Animal Communication!?"
"Are you serious?"
This is what I asked my I Am Presence one day when I received the guidance to stop giving confirmation to my advanced Animal Communication students.
By "advanced" I mean those who
- have been studying Animal Communication for several years,
- have taken several courses with me and/or other professionals,
- are getting mostly accurate information, and
- insist on focusing on their doubts about what they get.
My students were rather stunned.
As for me, I had to really think about this to understand why my I Am Presence was insisting on it.
Think about how you learn.
No, I'm not talking about going to school where the teacher tells you what you have to learn to "pass the test" and asks you to regurgitate the information on command.
I'm talking about LIFE, the UNIVERSE, and EVERYTHING.
How do you learn in REAL life.
You have a decision to make. You're not sure what to do, but at some point you have to make a choice.
As you inch or step forward into that choice, you begin to experience some of the consequences of the choice. In other words, the universe gives you feedback.
Of course, you're not separate from the Universe. You're I Am Presence is using the world around you to provide feedback.
So whatever you experience as a result of the step you took is your feedback.
You may find you were very accurate or were slightly off or were totally off the mark.
Whatever you discover is PERFECT because you now have the opportunity to make an adjustment the next time you move forward a step.
IF YOU CONSTANTLY
to give you confirmation,
you won't develop
I also tell my students,
Assume you're correct
until you find out otherwise.
This assumption tells the universe that you EXPECT to be correct so the universe knows what to manifest in your life.
If you believe you constantly need confirmation, that's like saying you need to be on crutches the rest of your life because you sprained your ankle a month ago. Your ankle is recovered, but just in case ....
Clinging to the crutches won't strengthen your ankle or build your confidence.
If you keep assuming that all or most of your telepathic conversations are wrong, you're sending the wrong message.
Want to guess what the universe will manifest for you in this instance?
I'm a professional Animal Communicator with over 20 years experience as a professional.
Am I always correct? Of course not.
When my communication is in error, do I beat myself up about it?
Instead, I ask for guidance to understand as much as I can about the error and then I let it go!
This is the natural way in which humans and animals learn anything.
And this is why we are told to "Practice, practice, practice."
Practice without confirmation.
OPEN your TELEPATHIC CHANNELS and USE THEM!
You can't build muscles without using them.
The same rule applies here.
Have fun with it, too. PLAY with it. That's how you'll build accuracy.
How does the universe respond
when you send out a general broadcast
or telepathic "call"?
Last October, 2015, Hattie, the semi-feral resident feline of my back yard, opted to leave the physical plane.
Hattie was an amazing hunter and did a fantastic job keeping rodents away. She was so good at it that I think I took it for granted.
This winter/spring 2016, my two youngest cats, Starlight and Melissa, have been having their first experiences mousing successfully inside my house.
STARLIGHT and MELISSA
MOUSE "ON THE CEILING"
First the two youngsters, Starlight and Melissa, cornered an adult field mouse. [See post, "Mouse on the Ceiling?"] That mouse eventually got away inside the house.
STARLIGHT'S FIRST MOUSE
Then Starlight caught her first mouse and brought it downstairs in her mouth with Melissa close by her side every step of the way.
She and Melissa played with it until I finally caught it in a plastic container and tossed it outside with this message: "If you're smart, you won't come back."
MELISSA'S FIRST MOUSE
More recently, Melissa, who is under a year old by 1 day as I write this, all on her own caught a baby mouse upstairs. She brought it downstairs to show off.
Melissa ran around growling while shouting, telepathically, "I did it! It's mine!" at the top of her telepathic voice.
So ... great news ...
My young cats are proving their hunting skills.
NOT so great news ...
I have field mice in the house.
My mind contemplates this question ...
When did I last have mice in the house?
Before Hattie moved into the back yard,
which was more than 8 years ago.
This is not a coincidence!
Probable conclusion ...
Hattie must have kept the field mice out.
Possible solution ...
I need another backyard resident cat.
Field mice can do a great deal of damage inside the walls of a house.
I believe in the preditor-prey relationship for creating balance.
If you want to listen to an excellent talk on this subject, check out Betty Lewis's talk, I Am You: The Predator-Prey Relationship. [You'll have to log into the site to listen. Membership is free.]
I asked Hattie to send us someone whom she feels is qualified to do the job.
I am sending out a"telepathic broadcast" of a job description for a cat who wants to live outside, have a "home" with food and shelter, and is an excellent hunter.
Probably ought to put out some food to make sure the welcome mat is truly welcoming.
There are quite a few feral and semi-feral cats in the neighborhood.
I wonder who will show up?