I parked it to write this blog, and several topics jostled about my cranium, vying to be written about today. Which one to choose, hmmmm? So I tuned into my intuition, and a new topic presented itself: how to use one’s heart energy to literally “live from your heart.” I guess I will further tune into this energy to get the words to finish this! It isn’t a subject I have considered, so I am interested to read the information I feel I am being channeled right at this second.
Author: Annie Sever-Dimitri
How Do I Know When to Put My Furry Loved One to Sleep?
As a professional animal communicator who has been doing this consistently for the last 10 or so years, when to euthanize our pets is one of the issues I work with clients about the most. I talk with them and their pets as the decision of “when to have the last shot” will be made, and I also talk with them once the pet has transitioned into the Spirit realm. I recently have had quite a few folks who were really hurting and struggling with this topic, so I decided it was time to plop my fanny down and share what I have learned from my sessions.
Let’s get right down to brass tacks and address the question of, “How do I know it’s time?” Here is a list of some wisdom I have acquired, both from being a pet mom/friend and as a communicator. Continue reading “How Do I Know When to Put My Furry Loved One to Sleep?”
Fact or Fiction?
I have read a ton of books about a wide variety of spiritual matters. Some, like Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss, are among my favorites and played a large part in shaping my adult spiritual self. Others, whose titles I can’t recall, contained information that I considered distinctly untrue. For example, one author claimed only a special, select few are chosen to be mediums. If you weren’t one of these lucky ones, well, sorry about ya. The door to the Spirit realm was forever slammed shut in your face, sister!!! Another wrote that our time of physical death is predetermined, and nothing could change it. I have read elsewhere that we have 5 opportunities in each lifetime to decide when we want our old bag of bones to stay or go.
How do you know who is right? You could research until you were blue in the face and continue to find conflicting information.
This is what I tell my students: your truth is what resonates and makes sense to you. Keep an open mind and be willing to change your stance later if you find information that feels better than your original ideas.
That may sound really simplistic and like you are creating your own reality. Well, each and every day, you awaken and create your own version of reality. No sense in allowing your spiritual life to be led differently. However…….I do think it’s wise to read and research quite a bit, inspect different viewpoints, and let all that info basically slosh around in your melon for a while before you conclude what’s right and wrong for your world.
If you have trouble discerning what seems viable to you, here are some guidelines that may help:
Keep reading and researching. Listen to your heart and allow it, and your intuition, to lead the way.
Take classes, preferably live with other students, so you can listen to diverse points of view. Anything taped is nice and all, but it’s just you and the already filmed instructor. I know there is usually a Facebook group to join with some classes, but there is something about interacting with others, even if only on Zoom, that helps me learn better. Having other humans along for the ride will offer more food for thought.
Here’s a different type of group class: I teach students, just the two of us, no other humans. What’s unique about this group experience is that I access both your spirit guides and mine, along with any other of your friends, family, or animals in the Spirit realm. So you get a group dynamic still, but most of them are in the Spirit realm! Fun, huh? What you learn is tailored specifically to you, even though I do have some basic information I share with everyone (or at least discuss with them to ensure they already know it.)
If it seems difficult to figure out what is right to you, consider these tips:
Allow your intuition to lead you to your instructors and mentors. If someone’s energy feels like they are on a power trip, or up to no good, heed that and stay away.
Also be willing to listen to/read someone whose ideas seem like total bollocks to you. Why does their content feel like doo doo? Write your responses as to what doesn’t jive for you. Seeing what you don’t believe will help open the door to what you do believe.
If it doesn’t empower you, let it go. I will always believe we can do most anything we set our minds to, and any information you take to heart should expand your spiritual opportunities, not make them small.
So that’s my tried and true advice about discerning what information is right and wrong about the Spirit realm and life in general. One more point to consider: you do you, and let everyone else have their own beliefs. Nothing worse than some old bossy pants trying to make themselves right, and everyone else wrong. If you feel like having a dialogue with someone of another faith, then let it be led from curiosity, not trying to change their mind. I really try to live and let live, but when it comes to separation of church and state, then that’s when I get very politically active and speak up. Some people’s religious views are extremely hurtful to others, so I say open up your yap and stand up for social justice! There is certainly nothing wrong with that.
The Top 3 Things You Can Change Today to Make Your Pet Happier
People frequently call me to schedule an animal communication session because they want to see if their beloved furry family member is happy. Does Skippy want a friend? Is Pookie pleased with her vittles?
I have heard all kinds of responses from animals when asked what they need or want (always blunt responses; animals never beat around the bush), and there are 2 things they almost routinely mention. The third one is my personal observation. Continue reading “The Top 3 Things You Can Change Today to Make Your Pet Happier”
Straight from the Heart
Anybody else remember that old Bryan Adams song, Straight From the Heart? “La-dee-da, blah-dee-blah”, Bryan crooned. Great song. Here is the link on Youtube in case you are such a young whippersnapper that you don’t know it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfK6NJlKf34. This song comes up because as ideas for this blog swished about in my head, my guides suggested that I write “straight from the heart” about a topic near and dear to me, but also not fun to share—emotional pain trapped in the body. Ugh. I loathe it, actually, since I have had so much of it what with surviving violent sexual assaults. Hate it all I want, this is how the human body is designed, and it must be dealt with. Continue reading “Straight from the Heart”
How to Kick Your Energy Back into Gear
Oh my goodness, I don’t know about you, but my energy was all funky, wonky, and out of whack completely after the holidays! We had a blast, but time to engage in my usual energy self-care routines had been fairly nonexistent. I had also been eating in a way that caused my 3rd chakra to feel toxic, and that never does my energy a favor. Throw in a failed foray into intermittent fasting, and I was a dumpster fire on two legs.
As I write this, I am feeling a strong flow of intuitive juice. Thankfully! So how did I do it? Continue reading “How to Kick Your Energy Back into Gear”
My Top 3 Books that Kickstarted My Spiritual Path
I LOVE to read. I mean, I think I was born with my wee head in a tiny book. I enjoy reading primarily chick lit (Bridget Jones—can’t dig her enough!), biographies, psychology, and spirituality. It only made sense that when my spiritual path was murky, at the age of 24, that I turn to my trusty books to help me find my way. This was eons ago, way before life coaches abounded. I was on my own to discover what my spiritual practice would look like as an adult since the internet didn’t even exist. Yes, I am that old. Hahaha!
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The Value of Humor
I sat down to write and asked my guides what I should babble about today. I had several meaningful ideas and was excited to share them. Then I heard, “Too many people take the world so seriously today. You should write about the value of humor.” I made a baffled face and thought now really, don’t most adults know that humor is a fun and needed tool to make it through life in one piece? Apparently not, or maybe ya’ll just need a reminder, so here it goes! Continue reading “The Value of Humor”
The Most Important Emotion to Release When a Pet “Dies”
As an animal communicator, I assist animals and their humans at all stages of the pet’s life, including when they “die.”
You may be wondering why I place quotation marks around the verb die. In Annie Land (and for many other folks, too), I believe that only the body wears out and stops. The soul energy lives on until who the heck knows when–eternity, however long that is, and it is the animal’s soul energy with whom I communicate and reunite with their family. For easier reading in the rest of this blog, I will refer to the animals as being departed. Continue reading “The Most Important Emotion to Release When a Pet “Dies””
Was I Born This Way?
Some folks are born with all their psychic skills already booming and ready to go. They learn language and become mobile, BOOM!! Full-blown psychic medium right there, from the get-go.
Me, nah. At least I am not aware of it if I was. I reckon I should ask my Mumsy. Her memory, however, is just as shabby and flabby as mine….I will just share my version of the Annie Becomes Psychic Tale as I remember it currently.
Now, I was never considered a “normal ” child, at least by my peers. Beginning in 3rd grade, I constantly was assessed to be weird and labeled as such. I believe that was primarily because of my ability to laugh at damn near anything! And I do mean, damn near anything. I am still that way, thank goodness, and now my peeps refer to me as “unique.” I am also easily delighted. I saw baby geese with their parents this morning as I careened into the gym parking lot, and I had a total fit of hand-clapping, chortling, and general joyous outbursting. This happens every.time.I.see.baby.geese. So it was my laughter and delight which was “weird”, not my psychic abilities. Continue reading “Was I Born This Way?”