Animal Message of the Day: Jose´

From Jose´: “There is nothing in this world more beautiful than love and friendship. You can have all the food in the world and still be starving if you don’t find a way to nourish your heart and soul. I have known lean times, both of food and of love, and I have nearly withered away. All it takes is for one heart to reach out to another in a moment of need. Just one. And that moment can change a life forever. And that life can change a world forever. We have great gifts to offer one another. We need only share them. Have you reached out to someone today? It can be a simple smile or a shared laugh or a hug or gentle touch. It is the moment that touches the soul and it can make all the difference to a world aching to be loved. I love being nourished and I am grateful for the opportunity to nourish others.

Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Mr. Kitty

From Mr. Kitty: “One should never underestimate the power of the purr. Purring is pure love and gratitude. It is a sound cats make that is meant to be shared and not stored inside. Each cat has their own unique purr. It is our signature and special gift for those we choose to share it with. When we purr, it allows you to synch up your energy with us. If you did that, you’d find it to be very soothing and healing. As humans, you may not have purrs to share, but you still have magnificent energy to share with others. If you could learn to settle down a bit more, you’d find it. We cats are trying to help you. Come sit with us. Or if you are very fortunate to have your own cat available or someone you know can lend you some time with their cat, then you’d truly be rich. Because time spent with a good purr can take a load of stress off of your body.  I am blessed to be a cat.”

Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Finnegan

From Finnegan: “There is nothing more joyful than understanding when you have found your home in life. Home is not just a place to live but it is the place where you know the deepest part of yourself is safe to rest. It can be that home is found in the hearts of others who hold you safely. It can be as simple as a good sturdy fence or boundary. It can be an embrace. But in any case, it is that feeling when you know your very soul can breathe and let down it’s guard and rest. I have been lucky to find home. I am learning to let go of old hurts. And I am replacing doubt and fear with trust and reassurance. I suspect it will be a long process. But I have the space to do it in that is my home. If you find yourself weary and not finding your home, trust me on this, don’t give up. Just allow yourself the freedom to move where your heart desires. You will find it. It is true. But you need to believe. Believe it and you will see it.”

Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Marty

From Marty: “Life is like a song and each of us carries our own piece of the music. I love to feel my own song inside myself and then push it out there for others to hear it too. I’ve noticed that humans don’t take the time to stop and appreciate each other’s songs. I don’t know that you even stop to listen to the beauty in those around you. I’ve seen this many times. As soon as you perceive someone as different or their song doesn’t match your own, you stop listening. Think about what you are missing. It would be like only listening to one song every day for your whole life. How awfully boring and dismissive of all the other talent is that! No two beings have the same inner song. Each of us is unique. Just because someone’s song doesn’t sound like yours, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take time to appreciate it. I may be just a bird to most of you. But my song is mighty and my love for everyone’s music is great.”

Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Leo

From Leo: “I have a love for the mystical things in nature. Have you ever watched a dragonfly? I mean really watched them? They glow with colors that illuminate them like a little beam of light. I love watching them hover near me in the pasture. They are so delicate yet so strong. They are sure of flight and don’t have any need for a specific flight plan. They just fly where life takes them. One minute they are here and the next they are gone. I don’t know how they do that, but I think it may be a bit of magic. I find the same joy in butterflies. My donkey body can be a bit clunky and heavy, but they just fly as if they are filled only with light, and I think that they are. Magic and wonder is all around us. And the more you embrace that, the more magic you will see. I think that is the secret to life. Don’t overlook the small things. Sometimes it is the small things that hold the greatest answers to your deepest questions in life. At least that is how it is for me. I’m just one little donkey (but don’t let my size fool you!), but I can live a big life by observing all the little things and taking it all in. So can you.”

 

Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Marsha

From Marsha: “People see me as being blind, but actually they are not seeing me but are only seeing the lack of function in my eyes. My world is far from dark. I see things in a different way. Maybe even in ways that those of you with sight never get to see. I see energy and I see the way things feel. I receive that with my whole body. I feel waves of energy of how each human enters my room without even having to try. You all carry a lot of information in your energy field. You carry a lot of other things too that I don’t understand why you waste your time carrying them. Even though you may be sighted, you don’t see these things that I can see. I am not a cat with special needs as you see it. But I am a cat with special gifts. No one need feel sorry for me. I see more than you can ever know. Sometimes you need to close your eyes and feel through your hearts more. You will find that you will understand a lot of things more easily – about yourselves and those around you.”

Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Lizzie

From Lizzie: “I take such comfort in the warmth of the sun. I love slow days that are soothing to the soul. I am healing. I didn’t even know that I needed to, but I did, and I am. I can see that now that things are looking brighter. I had let a sadness kind of permeate my space for a long time and I didn’t even realize that I was slowly shutting down my light. But I am finding that light again now. It is coming through like the rays of sun through the branches of a shade tree. And it is warming my heart and filling me with hope once again. If you find yourself in the shadows, don’t let those shadows overtake you. It is easy to have happen. Sometimes it is easy to feel forgotten or unseen. Those are difficult times. Feeling alone is hard. But the truth is that you are not alone. But no one can tell you that in a way you will believe it until you find that truth for yourself. And find it you can. Sunlight can start coming in through the shadows. And it will warm you in a way that reminds you that if you step out of the shade, you will find the sun once again. And you will remember that the sun had never gone away in the first place. It was still always right there. And you will begin to feel warmth again. And you will begin to heal. Once you start to heal, you will once again feel the joy of standing in the sun on a quiet day. And you will find your heart resting after a long hard fight to come out of the darkness you had found yourself in. You will prevail. I am resting in that truth now and I just wanted to extend myself to those who are still trying to get themselves out of the darkness. Don’t give up. There is greatness waiting for you. Keep on walking. That’s all you need to do. One step at a time. Hoofbeats, footsteps, pawprints … it matters not what shape or size the foot. We all walk the same path. Let’s reach out to one another to make it easier.”

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Flora

From Flora: “I may seem like a plain white goat. I used to think that too. Just a goat with nothing to offer. I had no purpose. I had run out of hope. I just kind of survived each day with my other goat friends. But as I grew old, I outlived all of my other goat friends. It was in the space and the silence that was left behind that I found something different. I discovered I was more than just a simple plain goat. I found out I have lots of different colors in me as well. As I found new friends, I found faith again. And I found out that I had a lot to offer and a lot to learn in this life. I am now the matriarch of two adorable and oftentimes whimsical little goats as well as my new sheep companion. It has offered me a chance to look at my life differently. I now have purpose. I have something to teach them and share with them. They look to me for guidance. And I look to them to lead me to a whole other way to live this life with purpose. I am forever grateful. Out of a lot of loss came a treasure I’d never expected to find.”

 

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Noah

From Noah: “There is so much in life to be grateful for but sometimes difficult times can cloud our minds from knowing the truth that is in our hearts. Our hearts know the truth of love and gratitude and kindness. Anger, bitterness, hatred, and judgement are not natural to the heart at all but are often layered over the heart so that the heart cannot see what it knows to be true. During those times, we need to tend to our hearts and to the hearts of those around us to heal those wounds so that the heart can be free once again. This is what my friends and I do here. People and other animals come in with very burdened hearts sometimes. But we know that kindness and love is a source of healing unlike any other. Your hearts yearn to be bathed in love. That is what the heart knows. Given the gifts of gratitude, love, acceptance, and peace, the heart can heal even the darkest of clouds. I have seen this over and over again myself. Be kind to your heart. And then let your heart lead in being kind to others. You will change your world ….. in a heartbeat.”

 

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Pizazz

From Pizazz: “I’ll tell you what I appreciate is when someone takes the time to get to know me before they label me and judge me as something I’m not. I’m frequently misunderstood. I’m different. Not difficult. Just different. The only thing about me that is difficult is that people don’t try to understand me. Feeling understood is a great gift. If you have someone around you that seems grumpy or edgy, maybe they just are not being understood or seen for who they are. That is enough to make me grumpy. We all are different. Yet we are all connected if we take the time to be grateful for one another and embrace our differences. There are no two of us alike. Trying to make others like yourself is a waste of your energy. You need to just be yourself and let others be themselves too. That would help a lot in this world.”

 

 

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Animal Message of the Day: Nell

From Nell: “I love to feel the wind on my face on a nice day. I love to feel the sun on my back. But none of that would be as meaningful without my friends beside me. I have come from great pain and upheaval and even lost an eye. But I am grateful for the one eye I still have and to have the gift of friends who keep me secure. To never be alone again is a blessing I will cherish forever. One day I thought my life was over but I discovered instead that it was just beginning. Don’t give in to despair over endings. Endings are just doorways and where one thing ends another begins. There isn’t even a gap. It is just a step in awareness. Look past your endings to your new beginnings and embrace the gifts that await you there. And hug and cherish your friends. May your heart know the comfort of love and may you be warmed by sunshine and a soft breeze on your way.”

 

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

 

 

Animal Message of the Day: Clark

From Clark:  “Oh my goodness! Let me tell you how fun it is to be a goat. I mean, seriously, it is an absolute blast. I love my goat body. I’m little and cute and people like to hear me make my cute little goat sounds. It always makes them laugh. So when I see my human friends coming, I call out loudly and they are almost certain to greet me with a big smile. I like that. Goats can smile too. Did you know that? I’m inspired by sharing a moment of joy with my goat friends and my human friends. It makes the warmth of the sun fill up every cell in my body. And I store that love there and cherish it.”

 

 

 

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

Daily Animal Messages Start November 26th!

Each day from November 26 – December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.

But first, Dawn’s dog Jessie just had to say a few words to start.

From Jessie: “We animals know that you humans are going through a rough stretch here. As a dog, I wish I could help to lighten you up a bit. It’s easy to smell worry in the air everywhere. Please don’t lose hope. I am fortunate to be Dawn’s dog. I told her she had to say that. She has been working really extra hard to get some messages from the animals at Spring Farm CARES again this year. I am very thankful to get to introduce both my mom and the animals of the farm. Together, they will join in this project to try to give you some inspiration. We animals give her the messages and she puts words to them for you. We hope you can come visit sometime. We know you can’t right now, so we will come to you as best we can. Please check in each day to get a dose of inspiration.”

A Reminder That Life is Beautiful from Mary Beth

A reminder that Life is Beautiful:

 
From Mary Beth: “I find the most beautiful things in life can be very small things, but they make me feel so good inside. It can be just the rays of the sun shining through my window, filling me with warmth, and the knowing that life is full of warmth. I find beauty in what touches my heart. My human friends, my donkey friends, and all of the other various friends I have made here at the farm. All of them enrich me in a way that makes me feel beautiful inside. I can then take that beauty and share it with others who meet me. Maybe you can do that too. Find something that makes you feel beautiful inside and let that be the light that warms someone else’s heart.”

Look Inside for Change

Today I’m sharing a message from an amazing horse who taught me so much and continues to do so from spirit. This is my reminder of beauty for the day. I look forward to more of yours.

From Deeteza: “The world can change in the blink of an eye when you realize the power you have to change it. If you want to change the world around you, you need to look no further than inside yourself. Find the beauty within you and that beauty will change the world. Find the peace within yourself, and that peace will change the world. Heart by heart. Breath by breath. Start within and you will see something amazing unfold.”

We will try to post each day something to remind us about the beauty of life. Let’s remind one another about the beauty all around us. Plants, animals, rocks, humans ….. all of life. Share what you find in your day that matters. And if you are feeling lost and in the dark, then go outside and find just one thing in life to look at and appreciate in that moment. Even if it is a blade of grass. Let your heart feel the beauty that is there for you. Hold it there in your heart for a moment and let it spread throughout your day. Step by step you will build back hope. Heart by heart we will bring back kindness. The human heart is strong and full of love and compassion. It’s time to free it from the chains that bind it. Let your compassion flow.

Special Message from Dawn

Special Message from Dawn Regarding Animal Messages

On March 16th, I began posting an animal message a day to help us all through the COVID shut down. Many of us are starting to open back up, and still others are still on pause. Regardless of where you are in the process, you are still experiencing a lot of change …. and change causes a lot of stress. There are a lot of unanswered questions. As things open we will see things changing even more. But one thing should be very clear to us as humans. We need each other more than ever and we are all in this together. We are a part of a beautiful world that needs us to remember our connection to everything. The Spring Farm CARES mission is alive and well and we are here with you as we navigate through all of this together.

However, when I started these messages, I figured it would be 2 weeks, maybe a month, and here we are 10 weeks later. I will be needing a little break from the daily messages. I will still post them sporadically, but probably not every day. Life here on the farm is still in full swing, caring for 250 animals each and every day. And we want to keep our window to those animals open for you to be a part of things.

We are also looking to add some new features as well in coming weeks. I am starting to work on those as well. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your understanding. And know that we are still right here with you. And you will still be hearing from the animals.
Dawn

Animal Message of the Day: Henry

This message today is a repeat from April. On Saturday, we lost our horse Henry. I thought it appropriate to honor him by reposting his last message.
 
From Henry: “I think it is important for everyone to understand that sometimes you need to be patient with one another. Not everyone shows their pain the same way. In fact, there are those out there who look super confident and you think that nothing bothers them, yet they are facing great pain and challenges but they don’t let you see it. There are more of you out there than you realize. I speak from personal experience. Some people have looked at me and thought I was sort of a boring or empty kind of horse. It is true that I don’t have the flare and pizazz of some other horses. I am not outgoing and a socialite like some of the other horses. I am not loud or cute or snuggly or wise even. I am just quietly waiting in my space. I’ve been through a lot. I’ve seen a lot. I’ve lost a lot. I was seen as almost a robot or toy for many years of my life. People thought I couldn’t perform well. But no one asked why. I feel a lot of heaviness in people’s hearts. I get that. But every one of you can help heal another heart by simply caring. Compassion and love are the greatest healing agents on the planet. And each of you has that to give. No one is ever without pain or challenges. But our strength comes from sharing our kindness.”
You can also read our memorial to Henry by clicking here.
 
In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus, we are posting an animal message a day. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life? Or “What would you like to share?”

Animal Message of the Day: O’Malley

From O’Malley: “When one is as handsome and wise as I am, it is important to stay humble.  Just because we are good at something, doesn’t make us right all of the time. We can know a lot of things but it is important to know that what we don’t know most of all is what it is like to live in someone else’s shoes or paws. Just because I see the world one way, doesn’t mean that you will see it as I do. And most likely, we will not see it the same. Each of us carries within us a piece of the universe that is waiting to be expressed. No one else has the same piece that you do. No one else knows exactly what it is you know. So why do you waste so much time trying to compare yourself to others to validate who you are? Don’t waste your time. No one can know exactly what you know in any given moment. But when you can share what you know from a place of compassion and kindness, you can help others find their way. The Universe is waiting for you to step in to who you are. What are you waiting for?”

In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus, we are posting an animal message a day. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life? Or “What would you like to share?”

Animal Message of the Day: Flora

From Flora: “I have seen a lot of things in life. Sometimes, more than I wish I had to see. Some things were more than I could bear. Some I thought would break me. Many times, I didn’t think I could survive. But what I’ve learned more than anything is that love has a way of bringing you through the darkest of times. Your heart reaching out to another could be the light they need to bring them out of darkness. When we cannot find our own light and think we have lost our way, the caring heart of another can make the difference of life. At my darkest hour, while in a total panic and in a traumatic situation where I saw some of my friends die, a hand reached out and grabbed me. At first, I didn’t know what to do. But slowly I learned what love meant. And slowly I learned to trust. Never doubt the light you can be to someone who is struggling in ways you may not even recognize. I love my life now. And that is a gift I never thought I’d find. We must help one another through the hard times and live with gratitude for those who have helped us along the way. This is what I have learned in this lifetime.”

 

In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus, we are posting an animal message a day. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life? Or “What would you like to share?”

Animal Message of the Day: Coco

From Coco: I have felt great defeat in my life. I lost a lot at one point and I gave up on hope. But time and love has helped me heal. I’m not a tough guy but I had to become that way to survive. It wasn’t who I am but it was who I needed to be when nothing else made sense. Sometimes, when you meet someone who is gruff on the outside, it is because they are protecting something so delicate on the inside. Try to remember that. You don’t know what sorrow or trauma they are holding in their hearts. Being gruff is just a barrier they put up to keep others from hurting them again. It takes safety and trust and time to learn to let it go and be free. I am lucky because I found that. Life is good again. I can stand out in the sun and feel the warmth fill me in every cell and know that it is mine and I can breathe and tomorrow will be another day. For a while, I wasn’t sure there would be a tomorrow. If you are feeling that way, just know that the sun will come out again. You can do this. You’ve got me here believing in you and cheering you on. Don’t give up. Don’t lose yourself. Keep the faith.”

 

In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus, we are posting an animal message a day. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life? Or “What would you like to share?”

Animal Message of the Day: Piper

From Piper: “While you heard from my friend Teddy yesterday about how he was born unable to close his eyes, I was born without eyes at all. But please don’t for a minute feel sorry for me or think I’m blind. I see more than most of you do. I understand my world at a depth that is incredibly beautiful. I climb. I jump. I leap. I play. I chase things around the room. And I even get to annoy some of the older cats in my room who need to loosen up a bit. Life is grand. Life is full of opportunity. Life is full of meaning. My life is rich beyond measure. If you think that I am blind, then you would be the one who is blind instead.”

In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus, we are posting an animal message a day. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life? Or “What would you like to share?”

Animal Message of the Day: Teddy

From Teddy: “I am a cat with a definitive purpose in life. Some people have said I’m uncooperative and difficult, but they really don’t understand who I am. Because if people truly got to know me, they’d understand that I am just being me. If you don’t feel people understand you, you are not alone. It’s kind of a people thing. I am not saying that cats are superior but in some ways they kind of are…. it is just how it is. You need to lighten up with one another. If you don’t understand why someone does what they do, maybe you don’t really know who they are. Maybe they are doing the best they can with the circumstances they have. Maybe they are just lost. Maybe they just need a cat to help them find their way. You see, the irony is that I was born without eyelids, meaning I can’t close my eyes. So, I have seen way more than the average cat or person even. Whereas some people need to open their eyes and look more closely at things, my struggle has been to close my eyes. I’ve had a lot of help. But we all have struggles. And we can’t always relate to or understand someone else’s plight. But we are always better off trying to be compassionate. Sometimes, it’s the only thing that makes the difference. Don’t make life so difficult. Feel for one another. All of us animals need you to do that for the sake of the whole world.”

In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus, we are posting an animal message a day. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life? Or “What would you like to share?”

Animal Message of the Day: Kermit

From Kermit: “I think you all need to learn to play more and worry less. The problem as I see it is that you even worry about what you play. Humans need to be more spontaneous. You see, if I feel a wave of happiness suddenly come upon me, I go with it. I might jump up and leap and twist and turn, just for the joy of doing so. I might even chase a ball around my yard. I never see humans play. You are very serious creatures. What do you do for fun?”

 

In an effort to help us all through the stress, fear, and challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus, we are posting an animal message a day. (All messages through animal communicator/co-founder Dawn Hayman) The animals were each asked: What do you feel appreciation for in your life? Or “What would you like to share?”