Animal Wisdom for the Human Heart
A Survival Guide to Living with an Open Heart in Challenging Times with Dawn Hayman and the Animals of Spring Farm CARES
We are living in challenging times. Sometimes things seem to be changing so rapidly that it is hard to keep our bearings, and other times it feels like we are so stuck that we cannot move one step. Yet the messages seem clear that the path to healing is through opening our hearts and listening, and remembering that we are all connected and all One in Life. But, how can we live with an open heart when we look around us at chaos and confusion?
Animals can be the greatest teachers and masters of living in the heart because that is exactly what they do naturally. They love unconditionally and without judgment. They live in the present moment and fully live from their hearts. They are incredible teachers as they are so adept at living in the world of emotions – theirs and ours. And, most importantly, they continue to hold a space for humanity to once again remember who we are and how to live from our hearts.
We often allow animals in our hearts more deeply and honestly than we do other humans. But do we really listen to what they are trying to teach us and share with us? Animals can show us a clearer path to how to become more present and centered and aware. They teach us to see ourselves with more humor and compassion. They reflect back to us the truth of who we really are and they teach us how to be present within ourselves.
The animals of Spring Farm CARES invite you to join them for two days, to share their space and their hearts and their wisdom, in hopes to make your journey just a bit easier and to remind you that your own beauty lies safe within your heart.
This workshop will take place at Spring Farm CARES, facilitated by Dawn Hayman, and will be a journey together with the animal residents of the sanctuary. This will be an experiential workshop, spending time directly with the animals, as well as guided exercises, meditations, time in nature, and story telling by Dawn as she shares some of her many experiences with the animals and their teachings of how to live from the heart even amidst the chaos of today’s changing world.
Dawn Hayman is a world renowned Animal Communicator with over 28 years of professional experience. Through many thousands of consultations, Dawn has communicated with over 50,000 animals, in addition to the many hundreds of animals she has resided with at Spring Farm CARES over the past 28 years, and has been a dedicated student of their wisdom and teachings. Dawn teaches with her unique style of story telling and humor and will share many heart-opening stories drawing on her experiences living life as an Empath, as well as Animal Communicator, and co-founder of Spring Farm CARES. Please visit Dawn’s page for a complete bio. (Please note that this workshop is NOT a “how to” workshop on animal communication.)
Spring Farm CARES is located in the beautiful Mohawk Valley of Central New York. It is both an Animal and Nature Sanctuary. The farm consists of the animal sanctuary on 50 acres, which is home to 250-300 animals including horses, donkeys, ponies, goats, ducks, chickens, cats, dogs, rabbits, and some exotic animals as well. The Nature Sanctuary is over 250 acres of forest, grassland, wetland habitats and home to diverse species of flora and fauna. Please visit our Nature Sanctuary page for more details.
Embracing Spirit/Embracing Life
Seminar on Living and Listening from the Heart with Dawn Hayman
Life is happening all around us all of the time. How fully we choose to participate in Life and how much we live Life from our hearts determines the course and depth of our experiences. Death is also a part of Life and something that all of us experience. And to what extent we understand Death from our hearts also determines the course and depth of our experiences.
Death is often seen as a great unknown – a mystery. Many of us go through life in fear of this supposed great unknown. Fear creates blockages in both Life and Death and living and dying. When we are living and breathing from our hearts, fear subsides, and truth and love come to the forefront of our experiences. Embracing Death and the journey into Spirit is truly the greatest journey of our Life. Death is not the absence of Life but is a vibrant part of Life.
Animals offer a completely different viewpoint on Death. I will draw on thousands of experiences of working with animals as they transitioned into Spirit and share with you what they have shared with me – a look into the process of dying without the heavy layer of fear that often accompanies the human experience.
Once, when we had just lost one of our dear horse companions here on the farm, I was overcome with grief and sadness and stopped for a moment in one of our cat rooms where I was immediately greeted by a cat settling in on my lap to offer comfort. “Why is your heart so heavy?” she asked me. I told her I was sad as I just had to say good-bye to a dear horse friend. She settled into my lap deeper and purred. Then she looked up and said to me, “Remember last week when the cat gave birth to her kittens here? Why were you so excited about that?” I explained to her that it was watching the miracle of little lives coming into the world and welcoming them. “Yes,” she replied, “and somewhere in Spirit, the friends of those kittens were feeling just like you are feeling now, sad to have said good-bye. And somewhere in Spirit, right this instant, your horse has friends rejoicing to see her again. It just depends what side of the circle you are on.”
We often face immediate decisions on life and death with our animal companions. How do we know when it is time to let them go? When do they need our assistance? How can we best be there for them? What can we do to ease their process? How can we stay present for them when we are overcome by our own grief, fear, and anxiety? How can we hear them through our own turmoil? These are all topics we will touch on in this seminar. During my 25 years as an Interspecies Communicator, I have personally assisted and traveled with thousands of animals as they made the transition from physical into Spirit, and thousands of humans and other animals have communicated through me from Spirit to their loved ones.
This Seminar is as much about Life as it is about Death and is built on compassion and joy, not fear and despair. If we live in fear the greater part of our lives regarding death, then we miss so much of Life as it is happening. This seminar is about our eternal heart connections and how our loved ones, even from Spirit, are always in connection with us – heart to heart. It is a celebration of unconditional and eternal love and it is a celebration of the miracles of Life.
Join me for two uplifting days in “Embracing Spirit/Embracing Life”, as we look at the full circle of Life and how the Spirit and the Physical realms are connected in a loving embrace. Through the many experiences and stories I will share we will gain the understanding that heart connections are eternal. “Embracing Spirit/Embracing Life” will reconfirm the connections and understandings you have already felt, and it will take you deeper into your own heart where you have access to all of your eternal heart relationships.
This is a 2-day seminar. We will meet from 9:30am – 5pm both days.
2018 Dates: October 20 -21
Cost: $300 (includes lunches and snacks both days.)
This seminar is limited to 14 participants, held at the farm, surrounded by the energy and animals of Spring Farm CARES. All proceeds go directly to Spring Farm CARES Animal and Nature Sanctuary.
To register by phone: Please Call the Spring Farm CARES Office: (315) 737-9339, Monday – Friday, 9AM – 4PM.
To register by email: [email protected] Nancy, our office manager, can then answer any of your questions, sign you up, and provide you with directions and a list of accommodations.
Video Excerpts from this Seminar
This first clip is a 15 minute introduction to Dawn Hayman’s Embracing Spirit 2-day Seminar. In this segment, Dawn talks about why she chose this topic, what the seminar is about, and a little bit about how she came to teach this.
In this second, 8 minute clip, Dawn shares a story about her first memory of working in the spirit realm and helping people. Dawn shares many stories throughout the 2 days, drawing from her vast experiences in life as well as over 25 years experience as a professional Animal Communicator.
“This seminar has given me hope again.” – C.S.
“This seminar takes the fear out of life.” – C.H.
“You gave us the tools to embrace living and dying with dignity, meaning, and love.” – E.H.
“I attended this seminar to help prepare for the upcoming transitions of my parents. As Dawn began to share her experiences of assisting animals and people making their transitions from physical into spirit, I found myself smiling, and sometimes laughing, a bit teary-eyed and other times wide-eyed in amazement as she took our group on a journey to a new level of understanding and insight into the crossing-over process which I was able to share with my mom before her passing. I learned how to be fully present with others through their difficulties, a gift that I have been able to give to my parents and also to the animal and human companions in my life. Dawn’s energy along with the other participants merged to create a sacred space of healing for all who attended. I came away uplifted, encouraged, and with a new clarity on both physical and spiritual aspects of the passing process. Oh, and I will never look at clouds quite the same again! Thank you Dawn for sharing this part of your life with us.” – S.B.
“Dawn is a brilliant teacher, this seminar is one of joy. Death is a part of life and Dawn is able to show us that it is not an end but a continuation. The seminar is uplifting, it brings us back to those we thought we had lost as we learn that this is far from the truth, that they are with us. This seminar is a gift to all who take it, I highly recommend it to everyone and plan to take it again next year.” – J.S.
“A most profound thank you for your seminar on death and dying. I believe I am coming back to myself after a long time away. It’s not a blinding flash but a slow awakening that feels so right. When I left, I felt as if I were leaving my place of peace, Shangri-la, and it was hard. But there is a golden connection and for that I am truly, truly thankful.” – C.S.
“Dawn’s presentation of “Embracing Spirit” is an uplifting and awesome journey to discovering ones own life pathway. Dawn’s approach to the subject of spirituality was revealed through her own life’s experiences which were presented with humor and compassion. It gave me the opportunity to look at the world of life and death as a comforting adventure. I felt our open discussions validated and strengthened the life path I am following. You are guaranteed to come away from this workshop refreshed, fulfilled and ready to listen to your own heart connection.” – S.O.
“I have been coming to Spring Farm workshops for about 13 years, and doing so has opened my heart and changed my life utterly. If you think that you’d rather do anything than spend a weekend exploring death and dying, please throw that thought out the window, because you might deprive yourself of one of the most fascinating, uplifting, and meaningful experiences of your life! Everyone faces death, in loved ones, in those we know or hear about, and eventually ourselves, but many people are afraid of it and prefer not to talk about it at all. What you miss out on, then, is that life and love is all around us in many ways, and that there is no true death, just transition, evolution, and change. Come learn how ignoring and fearing death actually cuts you off from living, and come hear the beautiful messages from Spirit, and those In Spirit, that most people never get to hear, at least if we don’t listen.” – E.H.