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?”

Animal Message of the Day: Cora

From Cora: “People think I’m shy but that is not totally accurate. I am actually just quiet. Well, quiet for a donkey that is. I like to watch and observe things. Life hasn’t always been that easy for me. I’ve seen some things that were very difficult and that I didn’t really understand. So, I like to be careful and cautious and introspective. I think carefully before I do things. That doesn’t make me shy, but it does make me reliable. You can always know who I am because I will not change on you quickly. Everyone is different. We are all unique. Labels put on anyone may not be accurate and may make things more confusing. I think we should all celebrate our own uniqueness.”

 

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: Tessie

From Tessie: “People have a lot of stress. The animals who care about you, worry about how hard you seem to make things for yourselves. I think the worst human invention is the clock. You set all of the things in your life based on the clock. It is your master. It doesn’t matter if you are hungry or not, you eat when the clock says to eat. Cats have figured this out about you. And we have learned to become masters of the clock. It takes a while for a cat to get the right rhythm but once we have it we can help alert you to things … like when to wake up to feed us, when to snuggle with us, etc. Sometimes, when we know the clock is commanding you to do things that you shouldn’t, a cat will step in to mix it up a bit. Like maybe you should actually get up an hour earlier to feed us. Or, maybe you should sit down for a time to cuddle with us instead of trying to complete the task you think you need to do. You can thank your cats for keeping you sane. Otherwise that darn clock will win again.”

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: Molly

From Molly: “I have a message to all of you who feel like you are not understood and seen for who you are. I once was in your shoes. I had a grand career as a show pony. I was spectacular. Sparkly and beautiful and built with all the right moves. And I’m pretty smart too. I had the whole package. I was desired for what I could bring to people, which actually meant that I was able to make them look good. But, who I was inside was often forgotten or never recognized at all. I could have been just a shell, but I wasn’t. There was a ‘me’ inside who no one really ever saw or got to know. Then, I went blind. Suddenly, I couldn’t perform anymore. Now, when I could no longer see, that is when I truly understood that no one saw me either. Today, I have no eyes, yet I understand now what it is like to be seen and what it is like to see others for who they are on the inside. I cannot see what is on the outside. But I can feel what is on the inside. If you are not being seen for who you are, you need to look inside for yourself first – not by how others see you, but for who you really are. And once you find that, you need to hold on to that and understand that others just don’t know you, because if they did, they’d see the beautiful being who you are. Shine bright on the inside and don’t let someone else’s blindness become yours.”

 

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: Marty

From Marty: “Life is a song. Each one of us has our own unique tune and tone and sound. Each of us is just one instrument in a symphony of musicians. Your song is meant to be sung. The world needs to hear what notes you are expressing. Each of us is a great composer and we compose things that no one else can. It is up to each one of us to add what we came to give in this world. I like singing. I like making cheerful sounds. But I like it even more when I know others will share their special tunes as well. We are all in this together. One giant choir. Every voice counts. Every voice matters. And we all need to listen to each other’s tunes.”

 

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: Misty Mew

From Misty Mew: “I have a very positive outlook on life. You know why? Because even when I knew hard times, and you can be sure that I did, I always found something or someone who could help make the day brighter. You know how I did that? I learned that if I could make someone else feel better or show them that I cared, that it made me feel better on the inside too. And my view of the outside looked better when I felt better about myself on the inside. When you care about another, then care will find its way to you too. This is why cats purr. It makes you feel better doesn’t it? But it also is a comfort to us as well. Find your purr. It’s not about the sound. It’s about the vibration you send out from your heart to the 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: Chico

From Chico: “Oh happy day! Oh happy day! There are times that joy just comes bursting out everywhere. Now if you are hearing this message and not feeling that joy, then you need to look at my photo and breathe in deeply and feel me. Do not let your dark clouds get you down. We all get clouds in our skies sometimes. We all get rain. And we all get storms. But storms pass. Rain stops. And the sun will shine again. Nothing is ever constant. Happiness and joy aren’t always readily available. But hope can be a constant. Faith can be your companion. I have learned that if we can all stick together, then we can get through anything. Sometimes it is just one step at a time, and other times we make big leaps. The important thing is to have faith in the truth that nothing ever stays the same. Because when things aren’t feeling like they are going as well as you wish, you can rest assured that things will change. And you can be singing with me, oh happy day! Have a happy day!”

 

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: Santino

From Santino: “Life, for me, is all about learning to trust. It takes me a long time to trust. When I lost my human who was so special to me, I thought my life was over. I had learned to trust her. And then suddenly she was gone. But I think she helped me find the place I’m in now. And they seemed to understand my ways and they just let me be me. A most amazing thing happened. I found myself again. I am trusting again. I am purring and enjoying being petted and occasionally fussed over as long as it doesn’t get too mushy. I’m not about mushy. But I have found that love survives even when you think it has disappeared. It’s not gone at all. It’s just where you can’t see it. But you can always feel it if you try. Love survives everything, always. When hearts connect, neither time nor space can dim its light. Just like the sun on a cloudy day, you may not see it, but you can know it’s there. That is what I now can trust.”

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: Sheeba

From Sheba: “Sometimes I wish for things that don’t seem possible. Like, I wish I was tall like a human so that I could reach things better. Or I wish I was fast like a bird so that I could fly around and discover all the things that birds do. But then I realize I am not meant to fly like a bird or to walk tall like a human. I am a cat. The best thing I can do is learn all there is to being a cat. I happen to be a little cat, small in stature, but big in presence. I’m learning that size isn’t everything but what you do with what you have been given is indeed the whole point of life. So, when a human comes in to my area, I think to myself, I wish I could make them feel better. And then I explore the ways that a cat has to accomplish that goal. And I do them. And it works. And I understand that I wish only to be the best cat that I can be.”

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: Ember

From Ember: “Age is a funny thing. The further you get in your life, and the more you can look back upon, the better your perspective is on life in general. It’s easy to say, ‘If I only knew then what I know now,’ when we look back at our younger years. But I have found the truth is that I wasn’t equipped back then to handle what I know now and I wouldn’t have had the maturity that comes with age to use that information wisely. There are skills and knowledge we acquire in life that are not meant for just anyone to use. These are the riches in life that we gather while we are learning how best to be who we are meant to be. At the same time, we also must recognize that it is true when we look at one another as well. My knowledge and wisdom may be meaningless to you if you don’t understand what I do to get to where I am and vice versa. Life isn’t always easy. That is why we need to help each other.”

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: Olivia

From Olivia: “I have always felt that it is important to focus on what you have in life rather than bemoaning what you might be missing. When I was fairly young in life, I lost a back leg. It was no fault of my own.  I was lucky to find help and survive. I could have spent all my life focusing on the fact that I was missing a leg. But what good would that have done? It would have only taken away from my life an kept me from living the great life I do have. When I had four legs, I didn’t have all the things I have now. In fact, I can tell you that I am much better off now than I would have been had my path not been altered. So, keep your eye focused ahead on where you want to go rather than fretting on something you may have missed. You may have missed it for a very good reason. Please consider this. I think it could help you on your path.”

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: Murfee

From Murfee: “Oh my goodness, PLEASE bring some levity in here. You’ve gotta have fun. I’m telling you what. I live with a lot of older animals. And don’t take me wrong, they are very wise and wonderful – even my mother. But sometimes things get over the top way too serious. Please don’t give up on humor. Every day there is an opportunity to kick up your heels and laugh (or bray if you are a donkey) and just feel free. We must not forget to have fun. We often see humans who are lost inside their own heads. Trust me, once they get to me, I try to take care of that. The ones who make us laugh the most are the people who are so serious that they do not even understand when I’m trying to be funny and make them laugh. But I never give up. Even the frowniest of people will smile eventually. You just have to keep at them. So, when you know someone is stuck inside themselves, just remind them about joy. The easiest way to do that is to set your heart free to dance and skip and sing … even if it is silently inside yourself. Your inner joy will radiate out to them and before they even know what hit them, you will find them smiling. Try it. And then you can thank me for giving you my secret.”

 

 

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: Minnie

From Minnie: “You probably don’t expect much for a sheep to say. And that is a good thing because actually I am not a sheep with a lot to say. But if I stopped at that, I wouldn’t be doing this exercise right. I never pondered much about what I enjoy most in life. It’s not that I take it for granted, because I don’t. But I’m just not much of a deep thinker. Sometimes, thinking is overrated because I see this in humans who think they are very intelligent but they turn that thinking into worry. Worry just digs you into a hole in the ground. Being is much better. Just simply being. I like to be me. I like being a sheep. I like my sheep friend Daisy. I like feeling the sun. I like feeling safe. And, by simply being, I appreciate every second of it. Don’t overthink. It is a most unbecoming human trait.”

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: Belle

From Belle: “It doesn’t matter how long it takes you in life to learn what you’ve come here to learn and to be who you’ve come here to be. Life is not a race. It is not about comparing yourself to others. One could look at my life and think that I was just hanging out and doing nothing. But, in reality, I was learning a ton about who I am and why I’m here. I was blessed to have a place who simply gave me a space and said, “Ok, go be you.” Many would view me as undesirable because I wouldn’t cooperate with what their intention was for me. Some would label me as stubborn or opinionated. None of those would be totally accurate, although I can be a little stubborn occasionally. You see, I have seen a lot. I came into this life with great pain that you don’t know about. And what I most needed was a place to heal. A space to live connected to the earth and other horses. A home where nothing was expected but everything was accepted. I am an old lady now. I have learned tons. I have healed in miles. I am content. And now, I can set my goals to interacting more with the humans around me. Because for the first time, I am ready.”

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: Woodward

From Woodward: “I am grateful for time. It looked like I was once out of time, but I was granted the gift of more time. There are many things I’m not sure of in my life. I am still trying to figure things out. But I am grateful to not be pushed into someone else’s time frame. I just need time to figure out what I want and who I am. That may take some time. If people were to push me on this, then I would end up trying to be who they want me to be and not who I really am. So, I am very grateful for the gift of time to discover what it is I’m here for. I hope you give yourself the gift of time too.”

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: Miss Piggy

From Miss Piggy: “My favorite thing in the world is a sunny day. I just love bathing in the sun. I’m not too keen on rain but I just have to be patient on the rainy days. No matter how long the rain goes on, I have to keep understanding that the sun is always still right there. But first we have to wade through rain drops. Actually, it helps me appreciate the sun even more. I am not always appreciated or understood by the other pigs I live with, but you know what? I really don’t care all that much. I just like living life my way. I am the only girl in a group of 5 pigs. All you girls out there understand exactly what I mean. It is my chosen fate to learn tolerance. Life is huge. And there are opportunities in every single moment. We just have to learn to wait out the rainy days and savor the sunny ones. And we need to be the sun on the days all we see is rain.”

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: Mary Beth

From Mary Beth: “I don’t like it when people look at me and feel sorry for me. My goodness! Life is beautiful. I just see life from a different angle than you. It’s not worse or better. It just is what is normal for me. You need to look at what you do when something seems different to you. People tend to like things in tidy, neat, and cute little packages. I see this all the time. People assume I must have an awful life or be in pain. Neither is true. I am delightfully happy! Just because I am different, doesn’t make me unhappy. In fact, if you would stop worrying about fitting in with everyone else around you, I think you’d be a lot happier too! Try looking at yourselves and others upside down. It will give you a whole different view and a whole new vantage point. Trust me. Stop striving to be like everyone else and just be you. No one else can be you. You are the only one. So 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: Trinity

From Trinity: “I have to tell you about life from my perspective. Sometimes it’s hard when everything you believe in gets shattered into a million pieces. Just at the moment you realize everything you’ve lost, it is easy to want to give up and give in to despair. Everyone has some kind of moment in their life that makes you question all that you know and believe. For me, that moment came when my home that I thought was totally secure, suddenly was taken from me. Late one night, when normally all would be peaceful, I was taken from my home by someone I trusted and I was left in the dark on a farm in the middle of someplace I had no clue where I was. Suddenly, I was homeless, lost, and ill. I lost all hope. In my despair, I followed my way to a building that felt friendly. I was so tired. I climbed up on a shelf where there was something sort of soft and I curled up and went to sleep. I didn’t know what else to do. It was a hopeless sleep, not a peaceful one. But in my darkest moment, someone found me. They picked me up and brought me inside and got me help. Today, I once again have back all I believed was there. Sometimes we cannot see what we believe in. We become blinded by despair. But, seeing is not believing. Sometimes you have to trust the sun is there even during the dark of night. Don’t give up. Just rest. And the rest will happen.”

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: Libby

From Libby: “There is nothing better in life than the gift of friendship. I live with several other donkey friends and we are all family. We all went through some very hard times together. Some of our friends didn’t make it through. But the seven of us did and we all ended up here together. We are all very grateful that we got to stay together. We are a group and we are all here on a mission. Each one of us is different. We are all here for different reasons. We all think differently. We all see the world a little differently. Yet we are all donkeys. But you have to look deeper than our physical bodies. We don’t look at all of you and say, ‘oh, it’s a human.’ We don’t assume that you are all just alike. Each of us in this world is here to offer something unique. So, step forward and show us what you’re here for! The world is waiting to hear your voice, see through your eyes, and to know what you know. We’re all ears.”

 

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: Kernel

From Kernel: “Sometimes I get afraid of things. Usually it is because I don’t understand my own strength inside. I have always been one to find safety in hiding from things. But that is not always the best way to do things. I’m a simple kind of guy. That doesn’t make me stupid. But it doesn’t make me easy either. I get lost in my own thoughts and fears sometimes. I see my human friends struggle with that sometimes too. It’s easy to do. There is no easy trail inside our brains. It’s not always well lit. And sometimes there are unexpected pitfalls and unlevel land and scary things along the way. Our imaginations can get the best of us sometimes. Worry can take us down roads that go nowhere, only to find out that we have to find our way back to the right path. I know because I’ve been there. Some of the scariest things I find in life are in my own thoughts and not what is physically in front of me. I bet that is true for you too. We need to help one another then. We need to all stay calm and focused. I think we’d be well served by that.”

 

 

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: Meredith

From Meredith: “Sometimes, the simplest things in life can bring us the greatest pleasure. Chasing a shadow on the floor. Playing with a piece of paper. Snuggling up and purring with a friend. Watching a bird out the window. Listening to the rain on the roof. Watching a bee on a flower. Learning to pretend to sleep if humans talk about cutting your toenails. I love to rest with my friends on a lazy day. I love to listen to the birds singing outside. There are so many little things that are huge treasures. But it is up to us to find them and hold onto them, even if for a fleeting moment. Even the smallest of pleasures can hold the largest of spaces in our hearts.”

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?”