3 Steps to Connect with Your Pet

Have you ever wished that you could talk to your pets and ask them how they are feeling, whether something hurts, or if they need to tell you something? That little dog or cat who follows you everywhere has a powerful energy field just like you do. What if you could tune in to the energy frequency of your beloved animals and connect closely enough to communicate with them? What messages could you discover and what healing miracles could unfold?

You may not yet be aware of the potential healing power of connecting with your animal companion on a deeper level. Just as you provide physical care and security for your pet, your pet does so much for you by loving you unconditionally. The love that you share can provide the basis for making a connection with them and sending them healing energy. Unconditional love is the basic energy of the universe, and its capacity for healing supersedes the physical laws of nature. In my work as a spiritual teacher and energy healer, I often use the term unified field from the world of physics to describe this supreme energy of the universe—but really, this is love.  And that love is the basis for creating a healing energy connection with your pet.

Follow these 3 steps to begin opening yourself to communication with your pet. The intention is to establish a connection that will permit healing energy to flow to them through you. Feel free to practice this exercise on your pets even if they are not sick or injured. The healing touch will only increase the love you have for each other.

  1. Sit quietly with your pet, with nothing competing for your attention like the TV or other people, and say, “I intend to open all of my chakras for the purpose of hearing what my dog [or cat or any animal friend] has to tell me.”
  2. Simply touch your pet all over, listening carefully at the same time. You may hear words or phrases, or you may sense what your pet is feeling and thinking through your hands and your chakras, especially the third and fourth. Your heart chakra is especially good for communicating with them if you’re an animal lover. The love between you and your pet will open the heart chakra and also begin the healing process for you.
  3. Whether or not you’ve figured out exactly what your pet is trying to reveal, you can still “talk” to them with touch. You’ll always want to use a very gentle caress, and be sure to include the palms of your hands as you do so, which include powerful chakras. Keep in mind that animals are more responsive than humans to touch. This is because they are less blocked than we are.

There are two important related points: First, when you pet an animal, it creates a hormone in your body and enhances your nurturing abilities—not only toward them, but also with people. You’ll always want to discipline your pet gently using your voice, not your hands, so as to reinforce your role as their safe protector. Second, just like with a person, when you make a conscious effort to communicate and heal your pet, it automatically heals you, too. As you open your chakras to heal others—of any species—you become healed yourself. That is the beauty of energy medicine.

Your pets live in close proximity to you and share your energy. When you take good care of yourself and nurture your wellness in mind, body and spirit, you also take good care of them, filling your mutual world with healthy, joyful, and balanced energy. Your ability to “talk” to your animal companions and foster their health begins with your own strong connection to the Divine energy that fuels the universe.

Discover more about energy medicine so you can unlock your life’s true purpose, realize your limitless potential, supercharge your energy and clear any blockages preventing you from living the life, career, and relationship of your dreams.




Here’s a new word for you: senilicide. Never heard of it? Neither had I, until I started doing some research on elder abuse because of a situation my mother is in at the moment. Senilicide is the killing off of old people. Well, they are the most dispensible in times when there isn’t enough food for everyone. But there are other ways of killing off old folks besides putting them out to sea on that proverbial ice floe. Abandonment in a hospital, for example, rather than letting them die comfortably in their own home. Which is what is happening right now for my mother.

It’s something we all have to think about. Parents get old. They cared for you when you were young, no matter how imperfectly. Heaven knows, my mother was no angel. But don’t they deserve our care and respect at the end of their lives? Most of us will find ourselves in the position of needing to be cared for as the end approaches. How will we be treated?

This has been an upsetting situation for me (as well as for my mother), at a time when I couldn’t do anything about it. I’ve expressed my dilemma in a blog for Psychology Today, called “Facing Senilicide.” You can read it at and then come over to my Facebook page and comment there. Be the change you want to see in social consciousness – it may be you someday that is saved.


Got the Winter Blahs? Try These 5 Natural Energy Boosts

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you may find the shorter, darker days of winter sapping your energy and your spirit about now. Should you consider hibernation until the sun comes back? Following the bears into a cozy cave may sound good, but how practical is it? Bears don’t have jobs, chores, busy families, and daily to-dos that can’t be put on hold for better weather. If you’d like a lovely natural burst of energy to wake you up and soothe your soul this winter, read on for some great ideas!

What’s really going on with the winter blahs? You are probably not getting outside as much, maybe spending more time watching TV, letting your exercise and self-care routine slip, and maybe eating more of those “comfort” foods that don’t have the nutritional pow of fresh fruits and vegetables that flourish in the warmer seasons.

Take a look at your days and see where you might make some better choices for your mind, body, and spirit.

Here are 5 suggestions for a mid-winter energy boost:

  1. Write it out. The act of writing in your journal sets you free from energy-sapping emotions. How much of your natural oomph is drained away by hanging on to negative emotions like anger and resentment? Recording your thoughts helps you see what kind of talk is going on inside. Are you criticizing yourself? Mulling over old grievances and misfortunes? If you notice negative self-talk, trying using positive affirmations to start on a new healing path.
  2. Mix it up with Mother Nature. Get inventive about making contact with the natural world even in wintertime. Can you get out into the garden or work in the yard? Is there a good spot for a winter walk? Maybe you can ski or skate or sled? Any time you spend in nature brings fresh air, sunlight (even when there are clouds), and the grounding and energizing experience of touching the earth.
  3. Listen to the music. Think about how good you feel when your favorite song comes on the radio. The music you love energizes you; makes you feel like dancing or singing or both. Experiencing rhythm is a great source of pleasure and, of course, the basis for your body’s healthy functioning, beginning with a heartbeat. Routine activities become fun when accompanied by music, and having fun produces energy rather than depleting it.
  4. Walk on down. Walking is an easy, free-of-charge, strength-building exercise that fits perfectly into the busiest life. Walk to the mailbox instead of driving through the post office parking lot. Park a little farther from the store and get in a few more healthy steps. Too cold to be outside? Head for the mall and walk inside. Physical movement is vital and any amount benefits your mind, body, and spirit. Don’t become glued to your computer. Stand up and stretch; take a 10-minute walk. Use your walking time to lift your spirits by noticing things to be grateful for with each step. Make your walk a thank-you meditation time.
  5. Learn something new. Think about how energized you feel when engaged in something that really interests you. Working on something that you really care about engages your brain in the most joyful way. Nothing wakes you up like learning to “follow your bliss.” In my work as a spiritual teacher and energy healer, I’ve seen the amazing power (that is, energy) that people discover when they look within and begin to awaken and heal in mind, body, and spirit. What could be more fulfilling and joyful than learning who you are and why you are here.  Energy springs from using your gifts and helping others use theirs.

Finally, plentiful energy comes from good self-care in any season. Eat well, sleep enough (no need to hibernate though!), exercise, and listen to your inner guidance. You can wake up and thrive all year, always feeling grateful for the infinite potential of your amazing life! Learn more about developing a solid mantra based meditation practice with Deborah King here.