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Natural flea and tick remedies for your pets

Stop Fleas from Catching a Ride

Step 1:Fleas jump onto pets and catch a ride into your home where they live in your carpets and breed. Prevent fleas from jumping onto your pets by adding garlic to their pet food. When a pet eats garlic regularly, their natural skin oils start to smell like garlic. Fleas do not like the smell of garlic and will not hop onto your pet. Salt Carpet

Step 2:Sprinkle a layer of table salt on all carpeted surfaces. Allow the salt to stand on the carpet for several days. Fleas eat the salt and soon die of dehydration. Vacuum the carpeted area thoroughly, emptying the vacuum bag or catch canister several times. Take out the garbage immediately after vacuuming. Do not allow pets to lick the carpet while it’s treated with salt. Borax Continue reading

My Life with Fairies and Devas

by Lauren O. Thyme

In January 2004 Paul and I moved to Whidbey Island, in the state of Washington, to start a permaculture and survival farm on two and a half acres. Permaculture is organic farming plus growing food like nature does—including many different species growing together, which makes the whole more resilient and stronger than its parts. The farm had been pastureland for 25 years. We planted fruit and nut trees, 12 kinds of berries, currants, herbs, wild flowers, and a 3,000-square-foot vegetable garden from scratch.

The first week we were there I went out into the field and prayed out loud. I asked for help from the spirits of the land, soil, insects, birds, reptiles, animals, and plants to help me, guide me, and teach me the way of nature. Then I asked that the whole area (including neighbors and a nearby gun club) to be brought into one harmonious family. I blithely thanked everyone and went back into the house. I had no idea what would emerge from my asking.

Thyme Farm

The next week I was sitting at our dining room window, looking out at our embryo farm. I could see hundreds, maybe thousands, of tiny bright lights flying into the field. Although I had never seen fairies before, I knew instinctively and from reading that they were fairies. The fairies celebrated that night with a huge party, then settled onto a large fir tree, making it their home. In the ensuing years, whenever I had a problem with the farm, I would go to the fir tree and talk to the fairies. They either advised me what actions to take or took care of the problem themselves. Both methods worked quite well.

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The Compassion of Animals

by Tera Thomas

One of my greatest teachers is Ferdinand, a 2,500-pound Black Angus bull. I have written about him numerous times, and each time people tell me how much he moved them, how he opened their hearts, how they love and respect him. When I met Ferdinand in 1990, I thought I treated all living beings with respect, but he showed me a new way of honoring others, of sharing, and of forgiveness. Ferdinand died years ago but his teachings continue.

Tera Thomas and Inka Hummingbird Farm

When he was very sick and dying, I had the naïve idea that his person would make him comfortable and nurse him back to health or assist him in his crossing. I had no concept then of “livestock care.” Ferdinand would be loaded onto a truck and taken to the pet food auction while he could still stand so that a small amount of money could be made and so there would not be the problem of a 2,500-pound body to get rid of.

One day, before I knew that Ferdinand was sick, I went to visit him. He had been taken away from his cows and put in a small pasture by himself. He was so distraught that he was actually crying tears. I wanted so much to comfort him and I felt frustrated and helpless. “It will be an honor to die for you,” he said to me. “There will be a gift for you in my death.” Continue reading

Animals Taking On Our Issues– Q and A

Cats Out of the Box
I am frustrated as an animal communicator regarding handling cats eliminating outside the litter box. Twice I have worked exhaustively with a cat to try to stop such behavior to no avail (and this is after the human clients bent over backwards changing things in the house, daily routines, foods, etc.) I know that effort has to come from both the person and the animal. In both of these cases there has been huge effort from the people. Has anyone ever been able to stop a cat from messing in the house? I’d appreciate knowing how you worked with this situation and the results.   –Elizabeth Woodward

Sometimes a lot of detective work is needed to get to the real reason the cat is doing this.–Betty Lewis

Reasons and Solutions
Our experienced pool of animal communicators agreed that the reasons and the solutions to the problem of inappropriate kitty elimination were widely varied and very much an individual matter. It boiled down to the detective work of discovering the cat’s message, then implementing strategies for creating a harmonious solution for both human and animal. Another point of agreement within the animal communicator community was checking with the vet or via body scan to see if there is a physical problem needing veterinary attention before looking for an emotional component.  Continue reading

Whooping cranes are cleared for takeoff after getting FAA exemption

(CNN) — A flock of whooping cranes, grounded for nearly a month, can continue its journey south for the winter after getting a one-time exemption Tuesday from a federal agency.

Back in December, in Franklin County, Alabama — approximately 693 miles into a 1,285-mile journey from Wisconsin to Florida — the flight of the nine endangered birds was halted and they were put in a pen until further notice.
The issue at hand was a Federal Aviation Administration regulation that forbids paying pilots who fly the small ultralight aircraft used to guide the birds. Specifically, “sport pilot aircraft” cannot be used for commercial purposes, and when the pilots are compensated that makes it commercial, according to FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford.

Joe Duff, co-founder and CEO of Operation Migration, the group leading the crane effort, says its pilots are full-time employees who get compensated for working with the birds seven days a week — working on many different job responsibilities — and that the flying is done on a volunteer basis.
The FAA first accepted the explanation, but after further review decided that the organization was not meeting the requirements. Operation Migration decided to voluntarily ground the rare birds at that time, in the middle of their journey, until they were able to legally continue the flight.

Operation Migration is an organization that assists whooping cranes hatched in captivity, from their first steps through their first migratory trip south. To help the whooping cranes become true wild animals when they start to live on their own, the organization practices “isolation rearing,” in which all people who come into contact with the birds must wear a costume that looks like a whooping crane. In this case, both the pilot and the plane are outfitted to look like the endangered bird.

Noting that the flock was stuck in an incorrect location for the past month, the FAA Tuesday green-lighted Operation Migration to continue the journey to the St. Marks and Chassahowitzka national wildlife refuges in Florida.
According to an FAA statement, “Because the operation is in ‘mid-migration,’ the FAA is granting a one-time exemption so the migration can be completed. The FAA will work with Operation Migration to develop a more comprehensive, long-term solution.”

Duff said the FAA has two criteria for issuing a waiver of this regulation: first, that it does not impede safety; and second, that it is a benefit to the American people. Duff believes Operation Migration’s flights meet both criteria, noting their three pilots practice all safety measures and the organization is assisting with the eco-tourism business and reintroducing an endangered species, which he believes does benefit the American people.
The FAA and Operation Migration will work to resolve the situation in the near future, but for now, this year’s new flock continues the journey south for the winter.

There Is Always Hope with Reiki and Animal Communication

By Cathy Currea

It’s never easy when a beloved pet doesn’t feel well, especially when it’s chronic or life-threatening. It can be an anxious and upsetting time for both the caregiver and animal. Worst of all, it can bring up feelings of hopelessness, fear and stress as we want to make sure our friends receive every opportunity to feel their best. Hearing your pet’s “voice” through animal communication and offering Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) allows you to work in partnership with your companion animal as well as bringing hope despite the prognosis.


Kathleen Prasad, President of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association and an Animal Reiki Teacher, explains that, “Reiki helps us to connect more deeply with the animals we love. Within this energetic connection, we often understand more fully what they are going through or how they are feeling. This can be a great support in communication.”

Animal Communication is an intuitive, two-way telepathic connection. Telepathy comes from the Latin words, “tele,” which means far or distance; and “pathy,” which means feeling. Translated, it means “feeling another soul or being over a distance through non-verbal communication.” All spiritual beings, including people and animals, are born with the ability to communicate using this universal language. As an Animal Communicator, I interpret animals’ thoughts, feelings and viewpoints as well as question them about any and all aspects of their lives. In other words, I give animals a voice so you gain a better understanding of your animal from a holistic perspective.

Your animal family is always tuned into you since they naturally receive what you are transmitting telepathically, whether it’s a happy feeling or a message of fear or concern. They communicate with you using telepathic messages as well. Animals love it when you receive their messages at this spiritual level because it allows for the creation of a deeper, more meaningful relationship to develop. There are many benefits to communicating telepathically with your pets, especially when are chronically ill. One of the biggest benefits is being able to work in partnership with your pet instead of second guessing what their wishes and desires are. Continue reading

Making a Deal with Coyote

by Sue Stein

I’d just given my miniature horses their hay when Misty’s ears swiveled back and then she turned her whole body, facing away from me, looking off to the rear of the fence line 100 feet away. I looked too. And then I saw it—a huge coyote, just coming out of the underbrush on the far side of the fence. Considering there used to be timber wolves in this area, it wasn’t too much of a stretch to see that he was a mixture of wolf and coyote…huge, cunning, and highly intelligent. His eyes went from the mini horses and then met mine. He sat down in the grass and stared at me.

I’d seen coyotes in with the horses before, stalking them. They’d attacked my dogs three times in my yard in broad daylight and I’d had to run them off, scared to death…but I did it. So the fact that this particular coyote had absolutely no fear of me made me very nervous. I’d taken to carrying a baseball bat with me whenever I went out in the yard or up to feed the horses. Not that it would make much difference if a coyote decided to attack me—I’d seen how fast they can run…like the wind itself.

So I brandished my bat in what I hoped was a convincingly menacing manner and yelled at the coyote. He just sat there, staring at me. I took my bat and smacked it against the wood fence post. Whap! Whap! All the while I was yelling at the coyote, trying to scare it off. It responded with a langorously sensual stretch, and then lay down. Still staring at me.

I looked at the mini horses. They looked at me, then back at the coyote, and then began munching their hay. They obviously figured I had the situation under control.

After at least five minutes of making loud noises and yelling at it to leave, it got up, had a huge yawn, and began moving through the underbrush. I realized that it could in a few minutes cut me off from my only path back to the house. I picked up my bat and ran back to the yard, grabbing the dogs and towing them inside the house, slamming the door as fast as I could in case the coyote was on my heels.

That night I sat on my couch and decided to try to contact Coyote and work out a deal. I connected right away, and asked Coyote to agree to leave me, and all of my animals alone, to stay out of my yard and the horse pasture. In return, I promised to keep all the coyotes safe and not let anyone on my land to trap or kill them. It took awhile, but Coyote agreed. This was two years ago, and I’ve only seen one coyote, a dusty black one, lurking on the edges of my lawn trying to tempt my dog to come to him. I chased him off with the bat, too. In the winter there would be tons of tracks through my yard; after the agreement, there were seldom any. And when the packs howl at night, they are no longer right next to my house, or close to the horses.

I’m still not sure what that coyote was trying to communicate to me that day it stared across the pasture at me. I was too scared at the time to try to connect with him to ask. As long as Coyote continues honoring his agreement with me, I’m willing to co-exist in peace with all the coyotes.

Embrace Your Inner Tiger

by Val Heart

One day I happened to glance outside onto the shaded area of my patio deck and noticed my gray tabby cat, Tuffy Tiger, lying in a regal pose, front arms stretched out with her paws elegantly crossed in front of her. Her eyes were half shut, she was smiling a Mona Lisa smile, and I could see that she was vibrating with energy.

Fascinated, I watched as her energy seemed to grow until it connected with every living thing and object within at least 50 feet of where she was. The air around her seemed charged with life force and peace, humming with power.

Tuffy Tiger Cat

I asked her what she was doing, since it was obvious something remarkable was going on and she said: I am blessing my space, being one with everything and everyone from the trees to the earth to the birds to the insects to the wind…, sharing healing and balance, harmony and peace. This is how to connect and be one with life. If humans did this regularly, they would not be so sick. They could allow the richness of life, which surrounds us, to support, heal and nurture them. Continue reading

Featured Animal Communicator Shirley Scott

by Suzan Vaughn

Early Memories
Shirley Scott’s earliest memories include saving the lives of all manner of species starting with a small caterpillar. At the age of four, she was startled by a little insect struggling to exit a pond of raspberry juice that formed at the bottom of her bowl. She immediately took action to get the bug to drier ground and save it from drowning. “Of course, my mom almost got sick to her stomach because a caterpillar had been in my food, but all that mattered to me was that the little caterpillar survived once I put it back out on the raspberry bushes.” Continue reading

History of the Talking Mongoose

by Harold T. Wilkins

It started with noises in the walls and glimpses of a rat-like body. Then incredible events followed. The weird creature could talk.

0ne of the strangest phenomena of physico-psychical nature that I have investigated in the past 35 years was on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. This island is some 30 miles long by about 12 miles wide and lies 76 miles out, by steamship, from the port of Liverpool, England. This romantic and rather eerie island is about a day-and-a-half by rail and steamship from London and only a few hours by air. Its wild glens and rugged coves, washed by the often tempestuous Irish Sea, have been the home of Norse and Viking pirates in the remote past.
The fishermen and farmers, who speak a language called Manx, tell you of mermen and mermaids seen sporting in their wild coves and swear they speak the truth! There are also tales of giant men who lived on the island both before and after the Great Flood that sank Atlantis. And there are weird traditions of great tunnels, stretching far underground beneath the island. Continue reading