Welcome to stories of dogs, cats and maybe some horses or others who belong to an Animal family. This website is for those of you who have a family that includes animals. I have a family that now consists of 3 dogs and 3 cats and I love them all. They are truly my family. We hang out together, take walks together and most of the time everybody gets along together. But…it wasn’t always like this. We have had some rough spots in the past and getting along together was not always so easy.
When I adopted a deaf dog, Blue, I already had two other dogs in my family. Blue became part of our family when it became apparent that if someone did not adopt him he would be euthanized. One of my dogs adapted very well to Blue but the other dog, Elmo, just couldn’t get it through his head that Blue could not hear. He was sure if he barked enough he would have to hear and his frustration was very high at Blue’s obstinacy in not acknowledging his messages or giving him proper dog respect. Things were going down hill in the household. Elmo was getting more frustrated and actually began attacking Blue. Blue was young and adaptable but did not like to have Elmo always getting on his case when he really had not done anything. We were not a peaceful happy family. I was desperately seeking a solution to this mess, I did not want to lose any member of my animal family, I just wanted everybody to get along.
During this time I was taking a class from Christel Hughes on-line school for the Intuitive Arts, The Academy for the Soul. This class taught a method of Energy Work called Integrative Soul Technology (IST). This is a process that allows a Practitioner to help a client to clear and transmute a persona that has created problems in their life. This is a wonderful process and I had used it on myself to clear out some personas with very good effect, in fact it was wonderful.
One day as I was wondering what to do to help my animal family get along better, a little voice spoke up saying “try the IST process on Elmo”. I consulted my teacher and mentor Christel Hughes to see if this could be used on animals as well as people and her response was “try it and see”. So the light turned green and off we went.
Since I had some animal communication skills I set to work. Elmo and I worked on “The Jealous One”, “The Frustrated One” and several others that played into this dynamic. I then worked with Blue to clear “The Abandoned One” and a few others. And we began to live a peaceful life again. It worked, everybody became more settled and happier.
Integrative Soul Technology (IST) is a technique that can transform your animal’s behavior patterns that are causing problems for both of you into more acceptable behavior. The behavior pattern or persona was formed by them in response to a traumatic happening in their life and the session helps them to clear that pattern.
I received my Intuitive Strategist Certification from the Academy for the Soul in May of 2015 and am using the skills I have gained with the IST process in my sessions with Animals.
A persona is an energetic pattern and the best way to describe what happens in that formation crisis is that a part of their self broke away, turned to the rest of the self and said: “I’ll handle this” at which point a behavior was born. After that when an event happened that triggered the same feelings that occurred during that first event this part will step forward and take over with an “I know how to handle this” attitude.
This persona comes to the forefront when your animal comes into contact with something that “pushes his/her buttons” in the same way the original event did. Consider, separation anxiety, fear that does not let an animal go outside or any number of reactions that cause behaviors that are hard to live with.
The IST session will lead the animal through a process that will bring this energy back into alignment with who they truly are. However, there is no guarantee that the results will be what you envision. The animal that you live with is a unique soul on his or her own journey. The shift that occurs can be subtle, dramatic or unexpected.