The following is an excerpt from Donna’s forthcoming book:
“Energy is the basis of our Universe; everything that is material begins as energy. Our words are formed by the energy of our thoughts.
When we learn to read and speak, we relate a picture to a word. We subconsciously create a visual association to a word each time that word is spoken. Our animal companions will pick up the picture that remains etched in our consciousness when we speak words. This is how they understand when we speak to them; they are actually picking up the energy behind our words. They can think, understand and perceive.
They also understand what we are feeling because our emotions are energetic vibrations which they intuitively perceive and respond to. They communicate with each other in this way.
When we understand this process, we are more conscious of the visuals that our thoughts create and more aware of our own emotional presence. If we can embrace the idea that animals are intelligent beings, then we begin to create a new way of relating to them.”
Our experience with our animal friends is often as individual and meaningful as our human relationships. I am writing about this because I am often asked how the animals feel about death and dying, and what exactly happens to them after they pass on. Our upbringing and our culture play a role in forming our beliefs about this topic. I have had the opportunity to communicate with many animals in spirit and found that this connection offers great comfort and continued guidance for their people. Each relationship carries its specific purpose and it is not one way for all beings.
In my experience, the soul journey of an animal is not that different from that of a human. It is true that their viewpoint and acceptance of death may be quite different from ours, as humans tend to believe that death is “the end” even though we may unconsciously know otherwise. The animals are less fearful of death, because they are aware that it is a mere fact of life and they know that it is a continuation of their experience in a different form.
Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination or experience
Healing: the process of becoming balanced again or to restore to sound health
As far back as I can remember, I intuitively knew that healing was going to be a main part of my journey this time around. I have pursued this exploration on just about every level of my existence. We all come to experience what it means to heal at some point. We may need to heal due to a loss or trauma. It may be physical or emotional, or perhaps some healing is required on the spiritual level.
Following is my favorite aphorism (“Aphorism #9”) of The Organon of the Medical Art by Samuel Hahnemann:
“In the healthy human state, the spirit-like force (autocracy) that enlivens the material organism as dynamis; governs without restriction; and keeps all parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both feelings and functions, so that our indwelling, rational spirit can freely avail itself of this living, healthy instrument for the higher purpose of our existence.”