Doggy Encounters of the Compassionate Kind

German ShepherdI was at our local market buying veggies today, when two dogs wrapped their leads around me. Their person was embarrassed, but I am always grateful for such exchanges, because I know they are not random.

One dog was a rescue with a catheter sticking out of her face. She was a soft and gentle dog and asked me to help her with some healing. The plastic tube was uncomfortable and she wanted it out. Doing this kind of work is second nature to me and as I put my hand out, I could feel the energy building. So could she. She neatly put her head into my hand, asking for healing. Her person was confused, exclaiming I must have a special gift with animals, when really I was simply Listening and following the whispers of suggestion that I knew came from the heart connection this dog and I were sharing.

And so I did some healing there and then between the rows of veggies, pulling out the old trauma from her last home, which was the root cause of the abscess. The woman was mumbling something about “she hoped this dog would survive.”

“Of course she will survive,” I said. “She’ll heal now and the kindness that you have given her will ripple out to become blessings that will touch you more than you know.”

The woman smiled. The stress left her face. This is the beauty of expanding to take on an animal in need. You do become blessed in all kinds of different ways. This dog knew I would help and dragged her unsuspecting person t have an encounter with someone who would put her mind at rest. That would ripple out into the way she treated her dogs, and maybe her family and friends, and most importantly herself.

Sometimes it is good to hear that the heart action that you have taken was good and right, in a world where such things are not quite considered in such a light. The tide is turning most significantly – but it depends on the social circles you move in.

Another dog encounter was in the city one night, exhausted after a long day pitching our new film idea to colleagues and industry professionals. We had a long drive home, homework to do on our pitch, and our senior dog needed us on night duty as well. We slept in snatches.

So the last thing we needed was a lost dog on our hands. And that is exactly who I noticed outside the supermarket. He was a beautiful big male shepherd and I could tell he was deeply loved and exploring. But another sense told me he needed returning to his person and there was no way I could leave him in danger of winding up in the pound where his future would be dubious.

He had a collar but no tag and I asked everyone if they knew him. Many people were concerned. Only one young guy was willing to take care of him. But this huge dog was having none of that, so we fashioned a lead out of Andrew’s horseman’s string and I asked him to “Go home”.

His frantic person met up with us one street away from home, and we both gratefully climbed into her car. She took me back to mine while I translated this dog’s desire for an improved diet and some guidance and messages for his person.

She was incredibly grateful and promised to get him a tag. But the point of the story is that telepathy is always working and I “knew” I had to help this dog, because he asked me to. Not in so many words, but by a pull of moral consciousness. He wasn’t looking for a home. he had one. But he was looking for someone to help his person.

These are small acts of compassion that anyone can do You might not be gifted with the memory of telepathy. You might not be a shamanic healer. But you have a heart and if you listen to that heart, it will tell you the right thing to do, even if it is the “wrong” time. For there is no “wrong” time when it comes to Divine Action and Intervention.

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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  co-founder of Wild Pure Heart Productions which produces  inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with ethics and an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace at her home, where over 40 rescued horses run free, and is the founder of the Billie Dean Deep Peace Trust, a not-for-profit that promotes peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. billiedean.com  Copyright ©  Billie Dean, 2012.  You are welcome to share  this article but only in its complete form with author, author blurb, and website attached.  Thank you!

Photo credit: Magnus Bråth

Energy Update: Late August to September 2012

27 August 2012

Solstice - EquinoxWell July and August sucked, and here, we lost our car, wood heater, (in winter!) washing machines (twice), dish washer and fridge.  Thanks Mercury in retrograde.  And then we lost our beloved dog Dusty, after an extensive and exhausting hospice time.  It wasn’t easy.   It wasn’t easy with tests and lessons (still) peppered through the period as well.  It was hard to focus and be grounded, and spontaneous tears were aplenty.  I heard a  lot of other people shared those particularly wonderful 2012 symptoms as well.

I know I will be able to make jokes about this time in the future.  But it’s a challenge when the pressure is on and you are exhausted, grieving, and the things going wrong just go beyond funny.   However, at some point you have to laugh because it is a bit of a cosmic joke at the moment with us manifesting our lives at speeds unheard of, and the pressure piling up to make us change.

I know it was very hard on others as well.   A lot of people had health issues, deaths of both animal and human beloveds and horrible accidents to deal with. It was a truly brutal time.  Blessings and love to all of you.  Please Listen and move onto your true path so you don’t get  the Mac Trucks.  Because they are coming if we don’t.

Now is the time that we are down to the core, and being asked to clean up our acts and achieve mental, emotional mastery before heading into the higher vibrations of the fifth dimension. You really can’t have unresolved “issues” if you want to live in the higher realms. So forgiveness is paramount.

At the same time we are being bombarded still with solar flares and challenging planetary alignments that are causing deep sleep and no sleep and the pressure to surrender is on.  At the same time opposing forces are still trying to hold back the Light and the Lightworkers and it is going to take great strength to keep moving forward.  These opposing forces can work through people who do things that you can only wonder why they would act like that.  But beyond their own wounds and ego-mind, there are still the opposers of all kind of mysterious origins, who feed off dense emotions and want the world to stay the same, and work through those who are vulnerable.  This is why I always call for compassion and blessings to those who want to hurt and thwart Light actions and workers., at a time when we really need to be supporting each other to reach the finish line of 2012 , holding hands and acting like the grown up, unselfish, all loving, Divine humane beings we really are.

Many people are going through a dark night of the soul and many want to change their lives so badly, but the money system and survival issues are the things that hold them back.

I have no answers to this myself, except to say that life is meant to be effortless and when we trust and surrender to the voice of the Higher self, getting our own ego-mind out of the way, then life does produce amazing sychronicities and grace. To listen to the still small voice, meditation is the key. Forgiveness is another key to peace and as I say in This Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon, we need to “be peace” in order to transcend.

This is why we have founded  the Deep Peace Movement – so that people and animals can experience peace. Freedom from fear.  Peace exudes a resonance and this ripples out into the world in extraordinary ways.

We are coming up to August’s Blue Moon and then rushing headlong into the September Equinox which is something many people are getting excited and /or worried about.  All year we sensitives have been feeling “something big” coming, but all year, it seems the big we have been mostly experiencing is that the lives we are living no longer fit.  That the old way of working no longer works.  That all the adjustments and changes to our cells and physical selves is exhausting and the lower world crap seems to be working through people to get in the way of the Light moving forward.  It is big pressure cooker time.

On the other hand, one can’t help feeling excited about the possibility of a New Era.  About people and life becoming more meaningful, more effortless, more magical.  And so despite feeling like we have been dragged through the quicksand, despite being so aware of the density of the barbaric, unthinking, world of greed we are all so desperate to leave behind, there is hope.

And this hope is a radiant finishing post we can meet with our radiant wings of light and love.  Especially if we hold hands and do it together.

Change has to come from within.  Truly what is within, is without.  This is why when animals and people are freed from fear and can sit in peace, trusting their own Divine Nature, then the outer world will follow.  And the prophecy of peace will come to pass.

The September Equinox is another special thin time.  It is best we go back to the old ways of celebrating these  special thin times, by taking time out of our busy schedules, gathering in groups or energetically in groups, and grounding the high energy of the time, deep into Mother Earth.  We are so connected that she feels all our pain, she feels when we are at peace.  She understands our vibration and is yearning for us to raise our frequency, just as She is.  We are like little acupuncture points of light.

I had a dream last night that I “read” someone and the message was that even though they were very accomplished  and done their personal work, they had to do more.  They had to really love themselves on a level unheard of.  And they had to increase their energetic protection at the same time.

I woke up knowing it was a message for all of us.

I admit to have been quite grumpy with my Higher Self of late.  What cruel joke have I played on myself, to land myself in such impossible situations?   And then I know I have to cancel all that and go to my favourite place in nature and do Ho’oponoono — the Kahuna way of forgiveness.  I have to let go, and I have to listen, and allow and trust and surrender.

We all do.

I am currently working with forgiveness twice a day, and allowing the stress of the time to move through me like a serpent shedding her skin.   I ask Mother Earth to transmute any negativity I feel into Light, and I breathe.

The thing we have to remember is that we chose to be here at this time because we are strong.  We chose to be here because each one of us can make a difference, even if all we do is focus in on ourselves, finding stillness and peace  It’s important.

I have been told to regularly meditate on Deep Peace and to organise group meditations so that is what we will do. Together we will move mountains  and bring in the peace.

If you need help with your journey and some extra tools, please see my 2012 teleseminars where people have reported profound shifts from the work and journeys.

In the meantime, try and find joy through self nurture, ground in nature daily, honour Mother Earth with a daily blessing, be kind to yourselves and others, and think and act globally and with compassion.  Onward into the Equinox!

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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  co-founder of Wild Pure Heart Productions which produces  inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with ethics and an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace at her home, where over 40 rescued horses run free, and is the founder of the Billie Dean Deep Peace Trust, a not-for-profit that promotes peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. billiedean.com  Copyright ©  Billie Dean, 2012.  You are welcome to share  this article but only in its complete form with author, author blurb, and website attached.  Thank you!

Photo credit: Waifer X

Farewell, Dusty

Dusty

Dusty, from a photo taken in 2008.

It is with great and tender sadness that I write to inform all our friends that our beloved Dusty has passed. I was here alone and came in from the evening chores to find him sleeping peacefully in his warm and cosy basket. Only he wasn’t breathing. I checked under the blanket to feel his pulse to make sure. I didn’t want to believe he was gone – even though our dog in spirit Cedar had been here for the past four days, waiting to take him Home.

When I asked Dusty why he slipped away while I was outside, he gently told me “it was perfect timing – my timing.”

The house is filled with his presence still, an invisible cloak of light and love, that is the angel Dusty always was. Even though the end had been coming for a long time, and Andrew and I put in months of around the clock hospice care, his departure left a hole in the fabric of our family. He had been with us seven years.

I miss tending him. I miss fussing over his blankets, making sure his bed was dry and soft, keeping the fire burning all through the night. Sitting quietly with him in the wee hours, taking it in turns with Andrew who is probably hurting the most right now. He also tended him graciously and uncomplainingly for months of broken nights.

Many of you will remember the sweet and gentle chocolate-coloured kelpie who we took on unhesitatingly when we got an emergency call about him. He wasn’t considered fit for re-homing, considered “too old” by other agencies, but needed a home, because his person wasn’t leaving her abusive situation without him finding one. (Good for her, even it that was difficult.)

Dusty came to us with “trauma”. He had been flung across the room, walked with a limp, had the worst case of “shot” nerves anyone had ever seen, a broken tooth and insides that were so shaken up, that he nearly died.

Dusty sleeping on Andrew surrounded by pack.

Dusty sleeping on Andrew surrounded by pack.

When Andrew collected him, this dog wound himself around him and created a deep and lasting bond of the heart between the two of them. Dusty enjoyed long walks, sleeping on top of Andrew, and true peace, fitting easily into our pack.

And then, some months after he came to us, he stopped eating.  A rushed visit to the vet found a diaphragmatic hernia and organs floating around in his chest cavity, the result of “past trauma”. He needed surgery, and there was a question over whether he would survive. But when I tuned in, he so wanted to live, with a fierce determination that belied his frail body.

He survived. And he recovered.

Dusty didn’t want to leave us this time either. He clung onto life, not minding the indignity of being carried outside to go the toilet. Or anything really. He called us his “angels” and always knew “angel hands” would lift him up. So when Cedar arrived in spirit we knew it was time to remind him there were other angels who would take care of him on the other side.

Dusty was one of those funny little furry ones that blessed everyone who met him. People would single him out for a pet or a cuddle. He touched everyone with his gentle dignity.

I don’t think anyone can say a dog is “too old” and therefore unhomeable. Dusty gave us seven years of friendship and love. When hearts bond, no matter the circumstance, they bond for a reason and no “authority” should stand between that bond and dictate something other. I say this because many dogs I have come across have been refused loving human companions they bonded with because the dogs failed a stupid “behavioural” test under scary conditions. I know people have to be careful. I know there are a lot of people who shouldn’t have animals in their care. But the women and dogs this has happened to don’t fall into that category. They are loving, kind, compassionate and capable.

Our family was blessed by Dusty in ways only other human beings touched by the love and gratitude of a rescued animal can understand. He is deeply missed and our little cottage is very subdued as I write. We have done our ritual post death clean of the home, rearranging it and energetically clearing it and now we are taking some nurturing family time with vegan “junk” food and movies. We usually like to take a family day off and drive down the hill to the beach, but for some reason we haven’t managed to do that for the last losses. Overdue for sure.

We know lots of people have suffered animal losses this past little while. And want to send you our love and blessings. We know it hurts.

And those with elder animals, make every day a jewel.  Supporting them through their soul journey is a very special and rich experience for the human spirit.

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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  co-founder of Wild Pure Heart Productions which produces  inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with ethics and an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace at her home, where over 40 rescued horses run free, and is the founder of the Billie Dean Deep Peace Trust, a not-for-profit that promotes peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. billiedean.com  Copyright ©  Billie Dean, 2012.  You are welcome to share  this article but only in its complete form with author, author blurb, and website attached.  Thank you!

Photo credits: Billie Dean

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