Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gazehound's Animal Communication News: January Extra 2009

*January Extra 2009

Keeping in touch with the animals....
and the people who love them

Animal Teachers ... Higher Beings?

The Law of Attraction.  Autumn of 2006 heard many people asking, "Have you seen The Secret yet"?   I had, in fact, been exploring these concepts for years, as time after time they would fall in my path to be picked up and examined, and incorporated in various ways into my life.  The Secret, however, quickly became the introduction for many people into the ideas of The Law of Attraction (as they and many others have titled the concepts), and I do think of it as a very good beginning for a path of exploration that can bring people to some fascinating and beneficial discoveries.

I actually first discovered The Secret through a back door: the website of Mike Dooley
, one of the teachers interviewed by Rhonda Byrne for the film/book.  "Totally Unique Thoughts", Dooley's daily Notes from the Universe, and the idea that "Thoughts Become Things" can be explored via links from the website, if you're interested.  The movie and book also introduced me to a number of other teachers, whose work I've looked into with interest, incorporating bits of wisdom along the way.  As one step leads to the next, the teachers continue to gather, and there always seems to be more depth and detail waiting to be explored.

Mike Dooley, on his website and in his audio courses, mentions Jane Roberts and the Seth books as part of his inspiration, and I've heard them recommended by others as well.  Seth, a channeled being from a different dimension (to put it in very basic terms) is similar to the Abraham teachings as brought forth by Esther Hicks, which are popular with so many explorers today.  One thing that did catch my eye, and it was at this point that I became somewhat disenchanted with Seth (etc.), is a suggestion I've heard repeated by a number of the teachers whose works I've explored over the years.

That is: that non-human animals are by default on a lower spiritual plane than those of us who have chosen to live in human bodies.

As an animal communicator, I've certainly not found this to be the universal truth, at least as I have been able to interpret my own experiences.  In fact, some of the most poignant wisdom that has fallen across my path has been relayed to me through contact with my animal friends.  It's my own observation that animals are as marvelously varied in their spiritual paths as human beings are, and that it may be a mistake to always assume that just because a spirit has chosen a non-human animal form, that being is on a lower level of evolution.

I believe (and of course my beliefs are my own and not in any way to be imposed upon another) that each of us choses what form will best help our own development, and best touch the lives of those others with whom we've opted to travel.  Just for one example: one of the wisest souls who has blessed me with his company was my Saluki, Yoda ... and am ever grateful for his companionship and the wisdom he shared.  Had Yoda been a human being, I do not believe he would have touched my life so influentially, nor been able to as effectively help the many other people (and animals) who felt that they were better for having known him.  Does this mean that Yoda was a higher being?  Although I can't say for a certainty, of course, my heart has always felt that he was an advanced teacher.

Have you known animal teachers whom you felt were beings of advanced spiritual development?  Or do you feel, as many of the teachers of recent day believe, that animal souls have, by default, not yet reached the level that human beings have?

I invite you to join me in discussing the topic on my Facebook page:

Gazehound's Animal Communication on Facebook

Quite a number of you have already joined me as "fans and friends", thank you!  I invite anyone else who'd like to join us to "come on aboard".  I'll be opening a new discussion topic, and will paste a copy of this article as the first post.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the subject.  There is one rule, however, and that is "Respect".  Remember always that each person's opinion is valued, even if it may disagree with our own, and please approach the discussion with courtesy for the variety of our thoughts.



Dont Forget....

that gift certificates do have an expiration date.  If you've given them as gifts, or have them tucked safely away at home, check those dates  and be sure to redeem them before they expire.

Remember, too, that I've extended the expiration date of gift certificates purchased during the 2007 Holiday Special until January 31st, 2009.  The date is fast approaching, so you may wish to make sure your gift certificates are used while still valid.

Website Features

I receive so many requests for book suggestions, for which I normally send people to my website's "Introduction" page and recommended reading list, that I've decided to take it a step further and make it easier for people to get more information, read reviews, and shop right from my site if they wish.  I've added an Animal Communication Book Shop to the website.  It can be accessed as an external link from the front page and the main Animal Communication page, and on the "Introduction" page (reached by the button of that name in the side menu), the shop itself is built right into an inset at the bottom of the page.  I hope you find this a convenient way to research and review books on animal communication, as well as a number of other topics such as positive training, natural pet care, and "good for the human soul" sections.

New Section and Books Added:  I hope you'll enjoy the new section on wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation, which includes both care guides and field guides and a lovely book called Healers of the Wild -- a testimony to the power of love.  In the Positive Training section, be sure to page through to Victoria Stillwell's It's Me or the Dog.  My long stay in the hospital introduced me to her show on Animal Planet, and I find her positive approach and bright presentation to be delightful and inspiring.

Important Policy Update:
Well, this is not actually a change, simply a more strict enforcement of a policy already in place.  Due to several recent situations, I will from now on be strictly enforcing my policy of not offering follow-ups until the account is up to date on payments, unless the client already has a history of being reliable and faithful to their word.  This will encompass all aspects of my services.

In addition, for an indefinite period of time, I will not be accepting missing animal cases from new clients.  Existing clients may call me for a lost pet, and those will be taken on a selective case by case basis. 

E-News List:
It has become more important than ever, due to recent circumstances, that all of my clients are subscribed to my e-news list.  Thus, whenever anyone inquires about information, or sets up an appointment, they will receive both an invitation to the list and a separate note from me letting them know they've been invited.  I strongly encourage all my clients to stay in touch, by remaining subscribed to this list.  And please feel free to forward this newsletter issue to any friends, family, and acquaintances whom you feel might be interested in joining us.

Don't forget that you can always keep up with changes and info on rates, policies, and "other fun stuff" on my website:, and that you can find archives of this newsletter and other articles on my Creature Thoughts Blog:  

Want To Help Our Wild Friends?
Northeast Llama Rescue and Barnyard Sanctuary and New York Wildlife Rescue (an IRS 501(c)(3) charity)  accept Paypal donations through their website at  I've dedicated much time and love in the past several years toward helping to build a safe place for our wild friends in need, and our livestock rescues, and am extending the offer to all of you to aid in their care as well.   And now, we have a totally painless (and free) way for anyone to support the animals at NYWRC/NELR.  If you sign up to shop online through, at no cost to you, every purchase you make through the iGive gateway will earn a donation for the animals. 

To sign up to shop through iGive for NYWRC:

And even if you don't sign up (but why would anyone not sign up since it's free and painless?), you can still earn money with each internet search you do simply by logging in to the iGive search engine rather than Google or whichever other search engine you normally use:

I set the above link as my homepage in my browser to remind me to search through iGive and earn pennies for the animals each time I search.  iGive's usual one cent per search is doubled through the month of December, too, so get using it now while we can earn the big bucks!

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Gayle Nastasi
Animal Communication Consultant
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