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Helping Your Animals with Healing Energy

Animals and Nature Can Teach Life-Changing Energy Work

Kim Shotola
March – April 2023 • Vol 4, No 3

We all have this amazing life force inside of us that can help animals and people. Because we all are matter, and matter is energy, methods that utilize energy have the ability to heal on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. For animals, energy work has the ability to:

  • Release and heal emotions from traumatic situations such as abuse, neglect, accident, or injury.
  • Resolve behavioral issues by providing relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Heal illness and injuries more quickly.
  • Require less anesthesia, so animals recover more easily from sedation.
  • Bring comfort and peace to you and your pet when they cross the rainbow bridge.
  • Open the doorway to animal communication. (Energy work can deepen your heart and soul connection.)

It is only natural to place your hand over an injured area of your body. Most people have no idea why they have this innate response. Here’s how you can offer basic healing energy to your pet:

  1. Sit on the floor (or furniture if needed) about 5–10 feet from your pet. It is best to start off with some distance as some animals are sensitive to energy.
  2. Set your intention to send healing energy to your pet for their greatest good, that your pet should only take whatever amount of energy they want to, and what they don’t use goes where it’s needed in the universe.
  3. Tap the center of your chest and your collarbone with your fingertips to awaken the energy. Rub your palms together.
  4. Let your arms hang naturally. Place your hands next to one another with your palms angled towards your pet. Allow energy to flow from your hands.
  5. If your pet moves away, stay where you are and send energy from the greater distance. In time, they will probably seek the energy and want to be close. It is never necessary to touch them, though. Let your animal show you how much energy they desire.

I taught Reiki and other energy work for many years. I was then guided by the animals and St. Francis of Assisi to create an energy-work program they wanted people to learn called Sacred Animal Spirit Alchemy (SASA.) It took two, patient years to receive the curriculum from them, and since early 2016, we have taught SASA to students from all over the world. SASA is energy in its purest, natural form. The animals and nature help you to:

  • Strengthen your connection with them by raising your frequency.
  • Receive their ancient wisdom and knowledge.
  • Become in tune with them by enhancing your innate abilities.
  • Nurture and direct the sacred energy within yourself.
  • Offer healing for animals, people, and situations based on their guidance.

Energy work helps you to become more grounded and in tune with yourself, others and animals. Know that you are a beacon of light and love, connected to the animals and nature. SASA helps to raise your spiritual awareness so that you may impact the universe and bring joy and healing to all living things. The animals and nature come together to teach you profound and life-changing energy work.

Consider offering basic healing energy to the animals in your care. See the difference you can make. Perhaps you will be inspired to explore and learn more!

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2023-02-27T10:15:09-07:00Animal & Pets, Energy Medicine|

New Approach to the New Year with Your Animals

WELLNESS: It’s Never Too Late

Kim Shotola
January – February 2023 • Vol 4, No 2

Start the New Year off right with your animals on a body, mind, and spirit level. First, be more physically and mentally active together:

  • Don’t just do a ‘sidewalk’ walk or walk from point A to point B. Go where you can close your eyes and just listen. Feel texture of bark and tree needles. Feel the caressing breeze on your face. Sit down on a bench with your animal. Smell the aroma of the evergreens and other scents. Hear the muffled silence in snow, the gentle sound of a stream, or birds chirping.
  • Utilize various scents. Place drops of essential oils or sprinkles of herbs in various places. For example, take peppermint oil or mint leaves and place it be-hind a bush. You could put lavender oil or fresh lavender under a tree. Spread the scents out over a nice walking radius. Embrace the aromas as you apply them. Aim for 3–7 scents and when you are ready, enjoy your time together as your animal goes on a guided sniffing exploration.
  • Try a new activity or a new twist on an old one that makes each of you think. Would your animal be interested in going somewhere new like the beach or a road trip?

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2023-02-01T13:39:52-07:00Animal & Pets|

The Heart and Soul of Animal Communication

Animals Are the Windows to Your Soul

Kim Shotola
November – December 2022 • Vol 4, No 1
What Is Animal Communication?
When some people think of animal communication, the words animal behavior and body language come to mind. Animal communication goes much deeper than that. We can learn how to communicate with animals, and they can communicate with us. Animals use interspecies communication. They communicate with one another telepathically.

This can be a hard concept to grasp, but did you know that you’re intuitive, too? Have you thought about a person and the phone rang, and it was them? Have you been in the middle of doing something and suddenly you remembered you needed to take your dog for a walk or feed them?
You may think this was just a coincidence but in reality, you were using your intuitive abilities even if you were not aware that you were doing it. This is an innate ability we ALL have inside of us.

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2022-10-29T11:49:30-06:00Animal & Pets|

What Our Dogs Can Teach Us

About Living a Better Life

Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
November – December 2022 • Vol 4, No 1

I believe that every animal species has something to teach us if we would pay closer attention to them and understand some of their core qualities. For example, let us look at dogs. I frequently take a walk in a nearby dog park early in the morning and watch the dogs. I enjoy the beauty of the dog park and the views of the distant mountains, but most of all, I enjoy watching the dogs and their boundless energy when they are off leash. They are always excited to be able to move about freely. Some walk, some run and some even leap in the air. Some dogs stay close to their persons and some run off and then work their way back. Their joy of movement is infectious.

Many of us have busy lives with numerous responsibilities to our families, our jobs, our community and so much more. We work hard to be responsible and caring. Sometimes we lose our sense of joy and in particular, our sense of joy of physical movement. Some of us even feel guilty if we take time to be outdoors engaging in a physical activity that gives us pleasure. And yet, it is precious time to do something outdoors to refresh and energize both emotionally and physically. We can inhale the freshness of the outdoor air; we will see the sky, the trees, the mountains and meadows and know we are part of all that is on planet earth. The movement of our physical body will release naturally some of our daily tensions and worries.

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2022-10-29T11:49:31-06:00Animal & Pets|

Holistic Animal Care…

Why Go Natural?

Kim Shotola
September – October 2022 • Vol 3, No 123

Holistic animal care (HAC) focuses on the whole animal—body, mind and soul. Just like humans, holistic care can prevent and resolve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues, resulting in a happier, healthier and longer life.

What Are the Benefits of HAC?

  • Can help any kind of animal of any age from the comfort of their home.
  • Helps with physical conditions such as arthritis, pain relief, digestive issues, allergies, and ear problems.
  • Aids emotional and behavioral issues such as anxiety, fear, aggression, hyperactivity, and low confidence.
  • On a spiritual level, you can find out an animal’s meaning in your life and assist those ready to cross over, knowing you have an everlasting connection.
  • Easy to learn—fun and simple for children and adults.
  • Can be done by distance because HAC is energy based.
  • Able to save you time, money and your animal’s well-being

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2022-09-14T09:39:42-06:00Animal & Pets|

The Language of Love

Between Animals & Humans

Kim Shotola
July – August 2022 • Vol 3, No 122

While pets desire a forever home filled with love, they also long for the ability for humans and animals to understand one another on a profound heart and soul level.

Animals want to assist you with expanding your consciousness. Those from your past, your present, and even from the wild come to you with messages that reveal their ancient wisdom and can ignite your soul purpose. This awareness can even help you and your animals heal in body, mind and spirit.

Animals can teach you many life lessons and how to take action. They can help you magnify your inner wisdom and sacred connection to all. Animals can show you how to utilize your innate abilities and Mother Earth’s medicine chest.

How do you help animals accomplish their mission that many people don’t realize? Besides providing unconditional love to them, they would be forever grateful if people could learn the language of love through interspecies communication. Other life forms already know how to do this, and animals are excited about the growing numbers of people that are taking this crucial step in humanity’s evolution.

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2022-09-14T09:39:45-06:00Animal & Pets|

The Wolf as Teacher, Guide and Pathfinder

Is the Wolf Calling You?

Kim Shotola
May – June 2022 • Vol 3, No 121

Do you know how magical the wolf is? Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. It is called the star of the celestial wolf, referring to the wolf coming and going between this world and the spirit world. The Milky Way is referred to as the Wolf Road or Wolf Trail, making reference to the road to Heaven. The wolf can help you connect more deeply with those who have crossed over. The wolf has many amazing qualities that are revered by many. Wolves want you to know how they can help you on your life’s journey. The wolf is a great teacher and path-
finder. here are some reasons why:

  • Think of the teachings and abilities of the wolf as Wolf Speak, Wolf Wisdom, and Wolf Medicine.
  • Wolf is intuitive and holds ancient wisdom. Their guidance has been ongoing for generations.
  • They can assist you to become in touch with your body’s own innate wisdom.
  • The wolf can help guide you on your life path, to take control, and find your sacred direction.
  • Wolf medicine evokes courage, strength, protection, and healing.
  • They can show you how to raise your vibrational frequency and block undesirable energy.
  • The wolf can teach you how to communicate telepathically with animals, nature, and Mother Earth.

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2022-09-14T09:39:47-06:00Animal & Pets|

Your Rainbow Bridge

Animals Are Trying to Reach You…

Kim Shotola
Mar – Apr 2022 • Vol 3, No 120

The heart and soul connection with an animal or human loved one is eternal. After a loss, it can be hard to move forward in life, and this grief can be devastating. Many people believe they won’t see their loved ones again or be able to communicate with them. That’s not so. Those that have crossed into the spirit world are often trying to reach you in tangible ways such as:

  • You have a dream about them.
  • You see an indentation on your bed or other furniture.
  • You notice something of theirs has been moved.
  • You see a glimpse of a shadow, an outline, or their physical likeness.
  • You notice an animal in your home is staring at something, and you don’t understand why.
  • You sense their presence near you.
  • You feel their touch on your body.

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2022-09-14T09:39:50-06:00Animal & Pets|

Got the Winter Blues? Your Animals Do Too!

What to Do…

Kim Shotola
Jan – Feb 2022 • Vol 3, No 119

Animals tune in to their pet parents all the time. With less sunlight during winter, people can be more vulnerable to depression. Pets not only can sense this, they may share the blues, especially if they are so connected to their human or feel that their home life has been impacted. If they’ve experienced any kind of loss, the situation can be more challenging during winter.

If your animal is sleeping more, wants to be alone, is disinterested in activities, or has a change in appetite, behavior or elimination, they may have depression. A vet can rule out any physical conditions.

When the emotional well-being of an animal is affected, they may become withdrawn, stressed, anxious, or even exhibit destructive behavior or aggression. Just like with people, a disruption in their mental state can also lead to health issues. To benefit your animal and yourself, consider the following suggestions.

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2022-09-14T09:39:52-06:00Animal & Pets|

What Do Animals Wish for You?

Learn More at

Kim Shotola
Nov – Dec 2021 • Vol 3, No 118

Animals are on a quest to awaken and enlighten your heart and soul connection. Animals have been watching your soul since before you were born—the animals with you now, animals from your past, animals in spirit, the wild animals and the animal essences (also referred to as guides or totems) are all here to help you become what they already envision.

What do they wish for you and the rest of humanity? A world where you understand animals and people on a heart and soul level. A world where you embrace, utilize and share the messages and gifts from the animals, nature and Mother Earth. The animals are a window to your soul and a doorway to your spiritual destiny. If you let them into your life and allow them to teach you, you will be better for it. The animals can show you the present, help you learn from the past and propel you to your future. They can help heal you on a body, mind and spirit level. The animals can reveal your soul path to align with and ignite your true soul purpose. They are here on a mission far greater than most realize.

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2022-09-14T09:39:55-06:00Animal & Pets|