Thursday, February 28, 2013

Living in the 'Now"

Learning to live in the ‘now’ is such an important lesson.  Spiritual Leader and Author, Eckhart Tolle teaches us to “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”  Such a simple concept - such a difficult lesson.

In our every day lives, it is common to be out of the moment....running errands, planning dinner...deciding where we need to be tonight, worrying about tomorrow, etc.  Most of these things do need our attention, but more and more each day, take the time to bring yourself back to ‘now’.  It truly is all that you have and when you are somewhere else, it is a part of your life that you can never get back.

All animals live in the ‘now’ and unless I am able to focus on that, I would never be able to communicate with them.  It would be like trying to talk to someone in five minutes....right now!  I must get into the right now ‘time zone ’ or there would be no connection.

Instead of passing by your animal companion with your mind on something else, STOP.  Bring yourself physically, mentally and emotionally into the present moment.  Breathe with it - stop the clutter in your head and focus on being here NOW.  Become aware of your presence and allow the ‘feeling’ of the moment to fill your thoughts. 

Listen...that is the place where you can hear your animal companions talking to you.

I can’t do this alone.  If it weren’t for my incredible spirit and healing guides, I would be unable to communicate with the animals.  I also have amazing facilitators who step in to help and guide me along the way.  Many of my facilitators are animals.

I remember the first time that I connected with an animal on the other side.  It is not the same as talking to a living animal.  For instance, you are communicating with spirit and visual contact may not be possible - you must trust the message and the energy.  While I ‘knew’ that I was talking to a horse, I hesitated because I wasn’t sure where I was.  As I did, a vision of my beautiful old horse who had passed, appeared and captured my attention.  I tried to speak to him, but he told me no, that he came just to show me that I was in the right place.  He often guides me when talking to animals that have crossed.

Another time, a friend was training his new bird dog (his awesome hunting dog had died the previous year).  He called me because although the training was going well, there was a problem.  The new dog would go after the bird, but he wouldn’t bring it back...he just dropped it.  Now, I know little or nothing about training a bird dog, so I got all of the information that I could from him and attempted to convey it.  I guess you could say that I was stumbling a bit, because right in the middle of our conversation, the old hunting dog who passed took over.  A short time later, my friend called to say thank you...that the problem was solved - his dog finally got it!  I told him not to thank me, that his old dog had done it all...I was just an observer!

Anytime that communication breaks down, I have several wonderful animals to call upon.  Sometimes I am trying to talk to an animal who is shy or has trust issues and going through a facilitator makes it so much easier to receive the information that I need.

I can’t do this along.  I do not do this alone.  I am just the messenger.


What we travel on our journey through this Earth School, our animals are leading the way?   What if...we listen to what they have to say?

As an animal communicator, I can assure you that the amount of love, compassion and caring we receive every day from animals makes our journey easier.  If you are blessed with an animal companion in your life, please take the time to listen.

The only place you will find animals is in the space we refer to as the ‘now’.  Animals do not spend their time speculating on the past or worrying about the future.  If you want to relate and communicate with them, bring yourself to the present and focus on what is now. 

We all have busy schedules and life challenges us all every day, so I know from experience how difficult is is to stay in the ‘now’.  Spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, writes in his book, ‘Guardians of Being’ that “just watching an animal closely can take you out of your mind and bring you into the present moment, which is where the animal lives all the time - surrendered to life”. 

Animals come into our lives for a reason.  You may think that you did the choosing, but I can assure you that you did not.  And if you did by chance, you may find that the animal left you very soon because the need to follow his own path is great.  The length of time that animals stay with us depends on how long they are needed.  While you may want them to stay longer, they must leave if their goal with you has been met. 

There are many reasons for an animal to come into your life.  One of the most powerful reasons is to help you stay on your life’s course - to assist your spirit guides in fulfilling your purpose for being here and to help guide you toward your goals.  Sometimes it’s an emotional reason when you are going through tough times...sometimes it’s just to get you moving when your health is being challenged.  They never give up on us, no matter what, because they are totally accepting and the real basis for unconditional love. 

All animals are where they are supposed to be.  As difficult as it may be to see an animal in an abusive situation, understand that the animal is there for a reason.  We do not have the right to interfere or judge.  Most of the time, it is to make us aware and motivate us to do the right thing.  And if you are not in a position to report or help, just honor that animal by acknowledging him and thanking him for his gift.  You have just met a very old soul.

The way we treat animals is a reflection of the way we relate to the world.  If we mistreat the basic aspects of life, we can not cherish life.  So...listen.  Be in the moment, take a deep breath and listen.  Our animals are talking to us....

Diane Emery, Telepathic Animal Communication
Tel. 207-229-0099

Many animals have touched my life.  And I know that my guides are always there to help facilitate my animal communication.  Like the time that I was having breakfast at our local coffee shop when a couple with a service dog came in (the gentleman was blind).  I couldn't help but greet this beautiful animal and honor him for his devoted service.  He immediately insisted that I tell his people that "I love my job".

Oops...I had broken a very important rule in the Code of Ethics for Animal Communicators - Do Not Talk To Animals Without Permission!!  Well, I didn't actually break the rule because I didn't seek information....but I did acknowledge him and opened myself up to his request.  So I had to explain to him why I could not do it.  Besides, I didn't know these people and they would probably think I was crazy!
His response..."they will understand...tell them I love my job".

For 15 minutes, I tried to ignore this dog but he would not leave me alone!  Finally, I called over their waitress (a friend of mine) to ask if she knew them.  No, she didn't.  The dog did not accept this excuse either!  So, I asked the waitress if she would accompany me while I approached these strangers and explained what was happening. 
Thankfully, they were very receptive.  They explained that they had attended a two day spiritual seminar and the dog had to lay on a linoleum floor for over 7 hours.  They felt so badly that they talked about leaving him home for the next weekend.  They were having a hard time deciding what was best for their dog and were very grateful for the message.  Before I left, I was given permission to interact with this amazing animal even though he was in 'work mode' and received a generous amount of appreciation.  I am so very grateful for my gift!