Animals as Healers and Teachers: Lessons Our Pets Can Teach Us
Course written by Dr Emma Bisschoff
Prerequisites: None required.
This course is open to anyone with an interest in animals and their relationship with humans.
Our animal companions can help us connect with something beyond our human experience, inspiring us to believe in a greater force at play.
Have you ever pondered why a certain dog, cat, or other domesticated animal captures your heart and attention? Perhaps you’ve experienced the feeling that the animal found you just as much as you found them. Or maybe you have noticed how your furry friend seems to understand when you are upset, shares in your happiness, or even exhibits health issues similar to your own.
These animals we share our lives with are not merely our companions, but also our mentors. As creatures that live in the present moment, animals serve as mirrors, reflecting our emotional, mental, physical, energetic and Spiritual states.
Our animal companions are deeply connected to us and their surroundings, able to sense whether we feel safe in the world, harbor self-doubt, or struggle to find love and care in our lives. In fact, animals often possess a greater understanding of these aspects of our being than we do ourselves. Armed with this knowledge, they may alter their behavior in ways that positively or negatively impact us, pushing us to confront our negative feelings and ultimately enriching our lives beyond what we ever imagined possible.
Through my teachings as an animal communicator, I have learned that animals are acting as our therapists, our trainers, our mentors and our teachers, guiding and sometimes pushing) us to take leaps in order to move to the next step in our own evolution. Want to stand up to your tyrant mother? Look to your aggressive dog. Want to find love? Pay attention to the anxious squirrel in your backyard. Is your job sucking the life out of you? Check out what your sick horse is showing you. Yes, it may sound crazy, but our animals are giving us the answers – very single day. Incredibly, this phenomenon isn’t just for people who have “exceptional” animals. It occurs with all animals, from mice to camels to dogs to elephants to any animal you can name. Isn’t it exciting to think about finding a way to tap into the wisdom, intuition, an d growth that animals have been offering humans for thou- sands of years? This course is about what the animals are communicating to us through their behaviors and through the feelings and emotions they evoke in us.
Sigh like the wind, open your arms and your heart, and all creatures will hum to you, answering your questions about them and the nature of the Universe. You will learn that all of us have our deepest natures – the universal truths and the essence of Spirit – in common. We can learn from the smallest microbe to the largest whale. While we each may be very different in form and function in the whole ecosystem, we all are intelligent, perceptive, and uniquely vital to and part of the same Divine Spirit.
How animals arrive in our lives
How our animals reflect us
Producing new emotions
How did you meet your animal?
Animals as conscious beings
Open your heart
Engaging the heart
Hearts beat in synch
Re-create once upon a time
Communicating with animals
See all animals as equal
Trust in your intuitive ability
Slowing down the mind with meditation
Enjoy the discovery of how to receive communications
See from your animal’s point of view
Mean what you say
Place a long-distance call
Audio: Animal Communication – is it real?
Reasons to communicate
Build trust in yourself
Learn to go with the flow
Nurture your inner child
The only question is, are we ready to learn?
How do you learn?
Animals have the same emotions humans have
Animals and Past lives
Will I know my animal?
Mutual agreement at the soul level
Trusting the signs
Re-incarnating is not cloning
Re-incarnation is a new beginning
Getting re-incarnation information from your animal
Audio: Past Lives
The deeper spiritual purpose of pets
Pets bring healing
How do pets heal us?
Animals as natural healers
Animals with incredible healing powers
Audio: Animals as natural therapy
Mood-boosting power of dogs
How can dogs help you cope with anxiety, depression and stress?
Studies have found that ..
How dogs can help you make healthy lifestyle changes
Health benefits for older adults
Help you find meaning and joy in your life
Dogs and adults with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Health benefits for children
Children with learning disorders and challenges
Getting the dog that is right for you
Deciding on the qualities you want in a dog
Where to find the perfect dog
Shelter and rescue dogs
Alternatives to dog ownership
How animals reflect us
Positive, neutral, negative
Why animals mirror
How mirroring works
Mirroring thoughts and beliefs
Mirroring spiritual issues
Cleaning the mirror
How animals heal and teach us
They teach us to live in the moment
They help us find our power and freedom
They teach us how to be in balance and at peace
They teach us how to understand and accept death
They teach us about health and how to create good health
They teach us to love unconditionally
They teach us how to be in tune with our own intuition
Place of peace
Some keys to inner stillness
Welcoming a moment of peace
Audio: What do animals teach us?
Lessons from animals
Open your heart
Engaging the heart
To be loved
How do animal lessons work?
Animals are touching your life
Determine how your animal is helping you
Choose the best animal to work with
Identify how this animal is working with you
Connecting with your animal’s frequency
The animal kingdom
Tips for knowing your animal totem
Energies of dog
Energies of cat
Energies of horse
Animal Spirit Guides
What is the difference between a Spirit animal and a Power animal?
Spirit animal definition
How to find your Spirit animal
Ways to look for your Spirit animal
How to find your Spirit animal through meditation
What to do once you have found your Spirit animal
Spirit animal questionnaire
Audio: Animal Spirit Guide Meditation
Guides and their meanings
Interpreting animals in dreams
Common animals in dreams and their meanings
Switch off to tune in
Let go of an agenda and set your intention
Animal Light Communication (value $16 / R222)
Animal Light Communication Reiki was channeled and founded by Sandra Kluge.
In the manual to accompany the attunement she explains, “Because children have a very healthy empathy and are able to empathize with animals, they are tightly connected with them. So it may happen that they “translate” the “animally” messages for us adults. But often we don’t take them serious and even laugh it away, so that children often decide to forget these experiences and won’t trust their own senses. And after a while, they lose their gift…
But it’s true – Anyone of us can be a channel for the language of animals. We just have to re-open it.
When we have (re-)opened the channel within us and built up the communication ability we will be able to experience and learn much more of the animal(s) and we will have much more to share with them.
On a physical or material level animals communicate with gestures, mimic and – e.g. dogs, cats, birds – with the voice. On an energetic level they communicate in a telepathic way in whole sentences, pictures, colors and emotions. It depends on the plane that we communicate with them. They converge to our plane of sending messages.
I called this modality “animal light communication” because the channel that is opened for communication during this attunement is on an energetic plane – in light.
Spiritual Animal Ascension Reiki (value $16 / R222)
This Is a beautiful healing system for anyone working with animals and those that love them. It was originally channeled by Linda Colibert.
The Spiritual Animal Ascension attunement connects you to Spirit, strengthens your abilities in animal communication and understanding, and works to help you with ascension in the area of animals and nature.
This attunement also helps with healing both yourself and animals. Spiritual Animal Ascension Reiki helps animals to cross over when it is time, and helps yourself and others to accept, understand, and cope with the loss of beloved animals.
The energies are loving and compassionate and help to ease this transition for the highest good.