Join me as I share insights from animals in spirit and physical form, and from my own lessons learned as an intuitive.  Having trekked this path for decades my vision is to help you learn how to hone your intuitive gifts, create healthy energy boundaries and communicate with animals through private mentoring and workshops.

Let’s Be Proactive

by Wendy Wolfe on February 2, 2017

It’s not unusual for people to contact me when their beloved animal companion is in the last stages of life.  Many times, it’s days or hours away.  Knowing at what point the suffering is greater than the quality of life can be difficult.  I’m grateful I can help with this decision.  It’s important to understand how your animal feels and what they need.

I trust all happens in perfect timing, yet sometimes I wish people would contact me sooner.   Following conventional advice is not always in the best interest of your beloved animals.  While there certainly is a place for allopathic medicine, many times, especially with more chronic conditions, there are holistic alternatives that can do more benefit with less harm.  It’s best to start before the problem appears…or shortly after if necessary.

Here’s a story from my own recent experience.  About nine months ago, my toy poodle King began showing signs of discomfort on his front leg after running down the deck stairs.  I gave him a day or so and it improved so I let it go.   After another month, he began limping again.  This time it persisted a few days…on a weekend of course…so I took him to the emergency hospital in Appleton.  As they examined him they found nothing broken and determined the pain was coming from his shoulder (I knew this part).  Even though I knew his shoulder was sore, I wasn’t going to rely only on my abilities to diagnose him.  I was glad to find out nothing else was a problem.  I gave him ZeoComplete to reduce inflammation and a supplement with joint support and a natural anti-inflammatory.  I also took him to my vet for a chiropractic adjustment.

A few weeks later, he was sore again.  I sensed something more was going on and took him to my vet asking for x-rays.  The x-ray revealed a tumor on his shoulder bone.  The diagnosis was osteosarcoma, or bone cancer.  My vet explained the “normal course” (and he knows I rarely follow the normal course) is to amputate the leg and shoulder and use chemotherapy.  This should provide 6-12 months more life.  I knew this would not be a good option for King.  He suggested a few different pain relievers.  He held the most hope for one that could be compounded for King’s tiny size and seemed to have less negative effects than the other ones.  Because it would take at least a week to get, he recommended Tramadol and Metacam in the meantime.  I wasn’t comfortable giving these harsh drugs to King but I also knew he was in pain.  I decided to try a dose of the tramadol. Afterwards, he seemed worse.  I also tried the Metacam. Again this was doing more harm than good.  King was acting like he wanted to die right then.  I could tell he had lost his zest for life.  I was heartbroken that he might have only a very short time to live.  When my vet ordered the drug I was waiting for, he told me he was ordering enough for one month, more than I would need.

A friend and I did energy work with King.  I stopped the other two pain relievers.  He perked up.  It occurred to me that marijuana is being used successfully to treat pain with cancer so maybe I could find marijuana for dogs.  Well I found something even better.  I found a cannabis product called Canna Companion, developed after 12 years of research by some vets in Washington state.  This product has no THC, the component that causes hallucinogenic effects so it can be shipped anywhere in the US.  It’s useful for end of life comfort and many other physical and emotional (behavioral) issues. I talked with the vets at the company and ordered it right away.

When the anti-inflammatory drug that was being compounded, arrived I was hesitant to start King on it because I knew it could cause gastric ulcers.  I had just started him on the Canna Companion and decided to give it a few days.  King’s attitude and appetite improved.  He had less pain and was not three-legged lame but was still sore.  After another week or two King continued to improve but still had pain so I decided to add the anti-inflammatory drug after testing it for him by dowsing.  After I added this with the Canna Companion, King stopped favoring the leg.  He would occasionally yelp if he overexerted himself but overall was enjoying life.  After another month on these products, he was no longer yelping.  He was begging for petting again and running up and down the deck stairs.  When he started to have digestive issues, I put him on an herbal digestive aid designed for dogs. The digestive issues improved.  That was about 5 months ago.

I tell you this story because had I followed the typical advice, I’m certain King would have declined and been gone within a month as my vet suggested.  The side effects from the drugs would have caused so many other issues, he wouldn’t be enjoying the health he is now.  Don’t get me wrong, he is in the process of transitioning (we’ve talked about it) but he is comfortable and enjoying life, albeit a bit slower than a few years ago.

Using drugs like prednisone have their place in acute situations but they are very problematic when given for long periods.  Allopathic medicine can do miracles in acute situations.  My dog Tiger had surgery for a herniated disc in his neck at UW Madison Vet Hospital and it saved him from intense pain.  I’m not against all allopathic medicine, but there is so much that is not necessary and even harmful. Over vaccination, unnecessary drugs and commercial diets are creating many of the health and behavioral issues seen in our companion animals today.  Allopathic medicine fails at creating homeostasis which means balance. The body is designed to heal itself.  When we support it with proper diet, exercise and play, reduce toxins and stress the body can heal.

My journey with holistic help for animals began in 1996 with my dog Tiger.  This was when I began feeding a homemade and then raw diet to my dogs.  I learned about the problems of over-vaccination and harsh drugs given routinely (and often unnecessarily).  My sensitive dog Tiger taught me much as did my horses.  For those of you who have known me since I began working with animals in 2002, you know I also used to do complete wellness workups for animals including essential oil therapy, cranio sacral therapy and nutritional recommendations.  While this work is no longer included on my website and I’m not doing the full work-ups anymore, I am here to help steer you in the right direction when your animals are facing health issues or while they are healthy to ensure they stay that way as long as possible.

If your animals are struggling with health issues (or you want to prevent the issues), please contact me (wendy@wendywolfe.com).  Also consider a second opinion with a truly holistic veterinarian.  If you don’t have one near you, some will do consults from a distance.  They need you to be their advocates.  Many times, much can still be done to improve their quality of life and often you will save money too.

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Tapping Your Power Place

by Wendy Wolfe on December 31, 2016

Here’s a powerful energy technique to support you as you enter 2017, a year of new beginnings.

As I’ve shared before, we manage our energy by focusing our thoughts and intentions because energy follows thought.  This is how I connect with animals anywhere in the world (or in Spirit).  I’ve honed my focus so my thoughts and intentions are clear and my energy connects to a specific animal.  It’s also possible to use your thoughts and intention to connect to any specific place. 

There are places all over the world where the energy is especially powerful.  Each of us have experienced times in nature when we felt the energy of the place, even if we weren’t aware at the time that it was energy we were feeling.  Think about a place where you have felt connected, peaceful or energized.  For some it is the ocean, for others the mountains, a river, a forest, there are so many possibilities as to where you might feel the strongest connection.  It’s a personal thing.

Here’s how I found my power place.  In 2008, I was in Greece assisting with an animal aromatherapy practitioner course.  We were staying in Galaxidi, a small town on the Gulf of Corinth, just a short drive to Delphi.  We took a day trip to Delphi during the full moon.
In case you’re not familiar with the Temple of Delphi, in Greek mythology, Delphi was considered the exact center of the world.  It was a sacred place for many Gods (Gaia, Zeus, Apollo, Athena and more).  For hundreds of years, people traveled to Delphi to learn of their fate by asking questions of the oracle (An oracle is someone who channels messages from the Gods.)

As we got closer to this sacred site, we could feel the energy shift.  The energetic vibration made my skin buzz. We were in awe to be in a place of such rich ancient history.  As we walked through the ruins, I felt called to sit down on a large stone. Following my intuition, I got quiet and felt into my heart.  As soon as my mind was quieted, I heard an angry voice shout through me like molten lava erupting from a volcano.  Very clearly, I heard, “I want all my healing powers back.  I want them ALL back NOW and I don’t want any complications”.  “Geez, I thought, where did that come from”? It was unexpected and yet, I felt a connection to this voice. As if a part of me had been waiting to express these very words. I didn’t hear anything more from the voice but have since felt connected to those ancient energies.  Not just the anger, but strength from standing in my truth.

Recently I’d considered taking another trip back to Greece (and maybe taking some students with me…if you’re interested).  I was longing to connect with those energies again.  And then I was reminded…I can go there now.  I can travel energetically.  And I did…and continue to do so.  It’s very powerful.

Where do you feel connected?  Where is your Power Place?

Using the technique I’m sharing, you can replenish your energy when needed.

Simple Steps to Access Your Power Place.

  • Sit where you have no distractions, close your eyes and get quiet.
  • Bring your awareness into your body and focus on your breathing.  Follow the rhythm of your breath for a few minutes.
  • Next, bring your attention to your heart center. Imagine you are breathing in and out through your heart.
  • Now, remember a time you felt completely loved or grateful.  Allow this feeling of love and/or gratitude to fill your entire being.  Just hang out in this feeling for several minutes.
  • In this space of expanded heart energy, imagine yourself standing in your power place.
    See this place clearly.  Hear it.  Smell it.  Feel it.
  • Imagine you are drawing energy from the earth under your feet up into your body.  Allow the energy to fill you until it feels as if the energy has slowed or stopped.

When I do this with Delphi, I often see myself standing in a power stance like Wonder Woman holding a shield.  This type of power energy is just what I need right now.
For you, the type of energy might be different.  Trust your intuition to show you the place you most need now.  Know that the energy you need is there waiting for you.  It might be a power energy like mine, or it might be a calm energy, a healing energy, or an invigorating energy.  Trust you will receive what you most need.

I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.

 

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Energy Hitch Hikers

December 14, 2016

Have you ever experienced a time when you were struggling with the trials of life and couldn’t catch a break?  Maybe you felt you were treading water and unable to move forward.  We all have those stretches of time when we are challenged with multiple stressors.  If you can’t seem to move past the stress, something else […]

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The Sanctuary for Sensitive Souls

October 28, 2016

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by emotions that seem to come out of nowhere? Do you feel “drained” after being with certain people? Do you feel a strong connection to animals? Do you “know” when others are being untruthful? Are you tired of dealing with anxiety and depression? Do you “feel” others physical or emotional […]

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Love, Healing and Prayers

June 29, 2016

King was only 10 weeks old when the seizures started.  This tiny toy poodle of two and a half pounds had already worked his way into my heart.   I recognized the flailing legs and odd body contortions as a seizure having lived through it before with my dog Boo Boo.  I began calling all the […]

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Remembering Your First Time

May 5, 2016

Here’s a post I’m upcycling. I was communicating with a cat for a client in my Illumination Program.  Because she was learning how to communicate with animals this session was a little different.  Instead of me connecting alone with the cat and relaying the information, she joined me and together, we held a heart energy […]

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Getting From Pissed to Peace

April 21, 2016

What happens when you receive bad news or are faced with a choice you didn’t want to make? I’m talking about the life altering stuff; divorce, job loss, bankruptcy, tragic accident or life changing illness. For most of us, it means fear, anxiety, grief, anger, stewing, resentment, frustration, and more. Our mind and body is […]

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When listening within doesn’t work

April 7, 2016

Learning to trust our inner voice allows us to make decisions pointing us in the right direction and keeping us from harm. Getting quiet and going within is also the first lesson in communicating with animals. For over 12 years I’ve been teaching others to get quiet, go within and listen to the whispers of […]

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Is this Monster Hiding Within?

March 31, 2016

It’s easy for us to think of our job, finances, health, etc as causes for our anxiety. It might surprise you to learn the most significant factor in creating anxiety actually comes from within. It’s the critical voice we hear between our ears; our Inner Critic. Studies link negative self talk to anxiety, depression and […]

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Lightning and Thunder and Storms…Oh My.

March 18, 2016

There’s a trigger for anxiety you may not have realized. It’s especially true for  highly sensitive people and dogs. Have you ever had a dog that was afraid of thunder storms? You may have noticed they become agitated before the storm arrives. You might think the anxiety is caused by lightning and thunder (and the dog […]

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