The excitement builds for Cindy as the day of her session approaches. She's waited a long time for this moment as my calendar is booked out for months.
With great anticipation and maybe even some nervous anxiety the appointment time finally arrives for this new client and she picks up her phone to call my office.
What she doesn't know is that I've been preparing for her session through meditation and have already opened up the space inviting the energy of her animals to come through.
Her deceased dog, Tyler was bouncing around so happy and excited to be able to talk to his mom through me. He had a huge smile on his face and I could feel the love he had for his humans.
It felt so good to be in his energy I couldn't wait to get started.
After I explain the process to Cindy, I ask if she is ready to go and she excitedly replies, "Yes! I'm ready!".
Right away, the very first message comes through from Tyler.
"He says he is with an older woman on the Other Side, like a mom-energy" I explain as I see the energy of Cindy's dog and family members appear in my office.
There was complete silence.
"Do you understand this message?" I ask.
"No," came the short reply.
So I continue, "Tyler says he is there with you now and talks about a tooth or mouth issue. Is there someone with a dental or mouth related issue?"
"No. I don't know what that is," she remarked.
This is not going well.
"Tyler talks about a very large body of water, like an ocean or a huge lake. Do you understand this? Do you live by the water or ocean or did you take Tyler there?" I ask as I try to stay focused.
I felt Cindy's energy shut down. Like someone just slammed a door shut in my face.
Tyler looked at me with the saddest eyes.
He felt rejected.
"No Karen. I don't understand that. I never took Tyler to the water, we've never lived by the water and that makes absolutely no sense to me what so ever. I don't think you are connecting with my dog. You haven't gotten a single thing right. Can't you tell me something about what happened to him on the day he died? Can't he show you what happened? I want to hear from MY DOG!" she snapped at me.
Oh boy. I take a deep breath.
I felt Tyler's energy fading away.
He was so excited when we first started and now he felt defeated as Cindy kept negating every single message he sent.
This sweet dog had no desire to talk about the day he died. He only wanted to share happy memories not talk about his sorrowful death.
That would be like you waiting to talk to someone you love after years of being apart and all they want to do is focus on the worst moment of your life.
I patiently explain to Cindy that I can only share the images and messages that Tyler sends to me. I can't make an animal talk about something they don't want to share.
These energetic messages usually focus on happy moments from their life together or things that are happening right now.
I reassured Cindy that I stand behind my work 100% and will immediately stop the session and refund her money with no questions asked if she wants me to.
"No, let's keep going," came her reply.
Gathering my wits I reconnect with Tyler and ask him to show me something that is happening right now.
"Tyler shows me some kind of construction, or home improvements going on. I see working in the dirt or constructing something with dirt. Do you have some DIY things going on right now?" I ask, expecting only to be shot down again.
"Well, the only thing I can think of is my son is here right now building new planter beds in the backyard. Do you think that could be it?" Her voice sounded a bit softer this time.
"Yes! I do! That would definitely be what I'm seeing. Tyler is showing you here is there with you right now. He is showing me the construction of the planter beds," finally a breakthrough.
I switch to her current dog, a pretty collie mix named Sasha.
"Sasha tells me to talk about the neck. Is there a neck thing or neck related issue going on with her?"
"Oh my gosh Karen! I just petted her on the neck right when you asked that question. Can she send you that message at the same moment I pet her?" Cindy asked sounding totally shocked.
"Yes, of course she can. That's what they do. They send messages about their life or show me whats going on right now," I heard Cindy take a deep breath.
"Wow," she said, " I had no idea they could do that. Tyler can see the new planters from the Other Side?"
"He sure can. Now how about those other messages he sent. Are you sure they don't make sense?"
I knew they were accurate messages. Cindy was just blocking them because it wasn't what she wanted to hear.
This is quite common with new clients who are not open to the process or those who are expecting a certain answer or response.
Because this is so common, I have it posted on my website and in the confirmation emails for new clients to review. The only problem is, I can't make people read it.
"How about the 'mother energy' that Tyler mentions, he says he is with a mom on the Other Side."
"Well, my mom IS on the Other Side but she never knew Tyler," came her reply.
"Regardless of whether or not they knew each other in life, you are the common denominator and they come through together as part of your family soul group."
"And how about the tooth issue," I ask knowing full well there is indeed something going on with someone's teeth.
"Well, the only thing I can think of is Sasha had to have several teeth pulled recently. Could Tyler know about that?"
"Absolutely!" I replied. "His energy is with you and Sasha. He doesn't want to be anywhere else except with you."
I could tell Cindy was beginning to understand how all this works. Her energy was lighter, brighter and she sounded much calmer and relaxed.
We finished up the session and I sent everyone's energy back to them.
Cindy was very happy now with all the messages she received. It just took a little time for her to understand how this works.
Grief is usually the culprit
that causes clients to block messages.
When we are stuck in our grief, we hold on to those sad moments and can't seem let go.
Cindy finally admitted to me that she was overwhelmed with grief and missed Tyler so much every day she could not get past his death.
Fortunately, I was able to explain why it's so important to realize that your animals want you to be happy, to move through your grief into healing.
Make their life more important than their death
They feel whatever you are feeling, so if you feel sad and guilty, they too feel that way. They will even start to blame themselves for your grief.
A session is never a cure for grief but it can bring some much-needed peace of mind that somehow escaped you before the session.
If you are a new client please REVIEW all the information on my website before your session. Look under FAQ, WHAT TO EXPECT and HUMAN SESSIONS for information on how all of this works.
I want to give you the best session possible but it takes your input and understanding of the process for that to happen.
As I was getting ready for my next appointment, I happened to glance at Cindy's address.
She lives only minutes away from the ocean.