Pamela's Animal Tells

Animal Communication, Intuitive Healing, and Reiki by Pamela Theis

By: Pamela | January 27, 2017

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 Yesterday morning (Jan.26th, 2017), after getting up and feeding my three lovely kitties, I went to look out the bay window and saw something frankly, I have never seen before. The weather was a bit gray and stormy looking but nothing major; the bay was a little churned up and slightly muddy looking, but again nothing intense. The sky was beautiful shades of gray and bluish gray and there seemed to be rays shining down on a particular spot right in front of our house. Then, I saw a radiant white fairly large blob (for lack of better words) floating under the rays. It seemed to be almost glowing, it was quite magnificent. It was too far away to take a photo; although, I hope to have that remedied soon with a birthday present that I have requested. I will be getting a tele-zooming lens that attaches to my iphone. Eeeeeeeeeeekkkk.....I am beyond excited. Anyways, so I kept looking at this intense white "raft" in the bay, and realized that it was a flock of gorgeous snow white birds banded together floating in unison as a raft-like structure. I could make out some individual birds around the edges, and I could spot various heads throughout the grouping. But, WOW what a spectacular sight. Honestly, I have never seen such a thing anywhere, much less in this area (Apalachicola Bay). Fortunately, I was able to share this experience with my Momma. If you know what type of birds these are, please do share in the comments section; I'd love to know. They didn't stay in front of our house more than maybe 10 minutes, or at least what I could see. They swam on up the bay line.

   It was so interesting and honestly felt a bit magical. This image stayed with me all day long. I couldn't stop thinking about these birds. I got to thinking what does it mean? What can I gleam from this experience? How is this incredible sighting pertinent in my life? OK, yeah I know most people would just say it was a flock of birds. Whoop-tee-doo....right? Well, all I can say is WOW and this felt way more powerful than just a flock of birds, and that is what I TRUST- my instincts/ my intuition/ my gut. How can you cultivate yours? Where do you choose to receive Divine Guidance in your life? The immediate message that I heard being repeated to me was "it is an important time to connect, rely on, and contribute to your spiritual community; to operate in UNITY". OK, soooo WHOA!! Powerful right?! Well, this could apply to so many areas of our lives, the world, politics, environment.... I could go on and on, but I simply won't. This is not a political statement, but rather a message of LOVE and UNITY and building COMMUNITY. It is so important to step outside of the individual and to acknowledge that we are all in this together. I know I personally have a hard time with this concept, and it is something that I have been working on for quite a while. How can I shift from the NOTHINGNESS to ALLNESS?

    Yesterday, I felt all kinds of out of sorts. I couldn't pinpoint what was wrong or why. I wasn't even sure it was all my own stuff. This is such a huge thing as an empath. (If you don't know what an empath is, I recommend looking up information by Judith Orloff.) I was up, showered, dressed, playing on the computer, connecting with facebook groups, but I felt like I simply couldn't function beyond that. I felt discombobulated in some ways, but present in others. I tried several tactics to pull myself out of this very bizarre state. I tried meditation, getting outside, fresh air, drawing, pulling tarot cards, and nothing seemed to work. So, what do you do? Well.... the only thing I could figure out to do was to acknowledge it, accept it, and try to surrender to it. Ask it, what can I learn from this state of being? What do I need to know? Not, sure I was fully capable of successfully doing these actions, but I tried. Learning how to watch and observe and not be wrapped up IN it, is sometimes a very big challenge for me to do. So, what next? Well, I have come to realize that sometimes the best way for me to get out of my own way is to allow processing and energy movement during sleep. So, yep, I passed out. Sleep was the right tool in this case, as I am feeling much better this morning. And I am STILL in AWE of the sight I saw yesterday.

    The images above are sketches that I created to try and capture the essence of the sight I saw. At first (as a perfectionist), I was disappointed with these sketches. I sent them to a friend because we are doing a 5 minute daily sketch challenge. We are basically each others workout buddy for sketching. It is FABULOUS and wonderful to have someone to be accountable to, although really we are only being accountable to ourselves. The point of these sketches is to loosen up, to observe, to sketch, and to exercise our creative mind,to have fun, and rekindle the love that we have for drawing. They are not meant to be perfect. They are exercises. Anyways, it was so great to share them with her, because she reminded me to let go of my perfectionist tendencies and the idea that I had in my head of how these were "supposed" to look. She thought they were great and 'captured an essence and spirituality'. Well......isn't that what I was really going for all along?!! Such a great reminder to open up our perspective, see things from a different view, and most importantly to be OPEN. I had cut myself off to spite my own face, in some respects, by expecting them to be a certain way. Well, isn't that just too perfect!?! This is the exact concept I am working on in my own life. Just because I see things a certain way or that I believe they could be or should be "fair" or done in a certain manner, doesn't mean that there isn't beauty, lessons learned, or perfect just the way they are. This is something I have always battled with, yes Aquarius here. :)

    So what now? Well, my intention and goal is to acknowledge, learn, grow, and proceed holding these lessons in my heart. I hope to REMEMBER them and APPLY them, but forgive and love myself if I don't. And if I have to learn these lessons again, well, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn, grow, and LOVE.

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By: Pamela | January 18, 2017

Nugget has made some friends with these 2 or 3 young squirrels that forage and play in the backyard under our beautiful giant oak tree. She looks for them everyday now. It is so cute. The first day or two when one of them so boldly came to say hi on the ledge, she dashed after it, hit the window, and fell down between the window and couch. She was very animated about it all. But she has mellowed quite a bit and now just watches them. She sits in the window and searches for them everyday now. It is truly amazing what all sentient beings are capable of, if you are simply willing to watch and observe. Nugget is so funny, she catches me watching her at times, then she talks to me (out loud) and comes to get some quick loving and acknowledgement, then back to squirrel watch. Very important work, you know.

   So, naturally believing in animal totems and messengers, I looked up the meaning of squirrel in my trusty books I've mentioned before. However, first I like to listen to my intuition and see what meanings I get from the creatures that so generously serve and assist. To me, these little guys were about fearlessness, nonchalance, bravery, gathering resources, nourishment, playfulness amidst the hard work, and preparation. The books mention the messages as 'to balance aggressive pursuits with play and fun'; preparedness; clearing and lightening load; and be cautious. Well, these little ones sure were not being cautious per se, but they were definitely being playful and curious. Squirrels (and Nugget too for that matter) remind us to look out our own activity level in addition to our preparedness. How is our energy spent? Are we erratic? Are we active enough? Are we too active? Is there fear of there never being enough? Are you gathering and not balancing it out with giving? I find this fascinating as I am constantly having to be reminded of BALANCE and remembering to PLAY.

By: Pamela | January 05, 2017

Red-Tailed Hawk

Yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 3rd), as I was arriving at my MELT Method class (if you are curious about MELT, it is awesome check it out at www.meltmethod.com), I saw an rather large bird with reddish brown and white markings on the underside of his body fly overhead. It was flying low but still overhead and definitely seemed important to pay attention. Animals carry meaning and messages and can provide such amazing insights and wisdom if you are willing to LISTEN and simply PAY ATTENTION. Using the Merlin Bird identification app on my phone, I looked up the animal, knowing it was in the hawk family determined it was a Red-Tailed Hawk. The app stated that they were uncommon in my area, but was definitely possible for this area.

    Right after, I watched this guy perch, I got a text message from a client (who is ok with me sharing this experience with you guys) who had just moved to a new house and her cat had ran out. Needless to say she was a bit frantic, as any loving pet parent would be. This was especially concerning, not just because it was the first day at the new house, but also because there was heavy traffic and loud construction going on at the house next door. I didn't really have time to fully tune in since my class was about to start, but I have worked with this particular client many times and have built an amazing wonderful rapport with her; so I was confident that I could reach her clearly and quickly. I set a strong intention that she be safe and after checking in with her, felt that she was safe but scared. I communicated with her that she needs to relax, go home, and that she could do so by following her Mom's energy. I let her know that this had caused her Mom upset and that she needed to let her know that she is safe. I also energetically sent the human a message to go outside. As soon as the owner went outside, the cat walked right up to her!  Isn't that AMAZING! Both were truly relieved. I am so blessed to be able to be of service and to help both animals and people.

    Ok, so now back to the gorgeous Red-Tailed Hawk and Hawk Energy. As I mentioned earlier, animals carry meaning and deliver messages. There are many resources on looking up animal spirit guide meanings, but my tried and true go to books are Animal Speak by Ted Andrews and Animal Spirit Guides by Dr. Steven Farmer. (If you don't have either of these books get them both!)  I will be paraphrasing from these two books about Hawk energy, but these are definitely my sources. My personal association with Hawk, is perspective, clarity, vision, higher truth, sharpness, keen wit, and self sufficiency. I do always try to read my own intuition before consulting the books. The books reference step back and gain higher perspective, alert, focus, observe, and when time for decisiveness act quickly with intention and focus. "Pay attention to your surroundings, as you're about to receive an important message." (Farmer, Pocket Guide p.134). Hahahaha, well that one ended up being quite literal didn't it?

    'Hawks are the messengers, the protectors, and the visionaries of the air' (Andrews). "This powerful bird can awaken visionary power and lead you to your life purpose." Well, to me this is so incredibly pertinent and truly and gracefully reinforced my the text message I got requesting my services. I do feel like this is an incredibly important role in my life purpose, and I am so wonderfully grateful to have the confirmation. What a blessing and a true gift. Thank you Divine Source!

    According to Andrews, Red-Tail Hawk energy is especially symbolic as it ties into the kundalini, the seat of the primal life force. This is tied into the root chakra, but kundalini rises throughout all the chakras. Apparently, the red-tail hawk only becomes a totem in your life after the kundalini has been activated. Well, I know personally, I have been working with and exploring kundalini for a few years now; so I find this fascinating. This particular Hawk energy, may pop up when you begin to move toward your soul purpose more dramatically. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Can I get any more of a direct confirmation?! Well.... let's keep on reading shall we?

    Andrews states to be aware that often hawks are picked on or even attacked by other birds. Be aware that other people might not understand you or the varied and different uses of your creativity. "They may attack your ability to soar." (pg. 154). Well, I have certainly had my fair share of being MISUNDERSTOOD and feeling like I was being ATTACKED and in many cases actually being attacked. So, how does one stay true to themselves and their purpose? Stay grounded and focused on TRUTH? These are definitely questions that I ask myself daily. I have flown so far off course, that I have felt lost for a long time. Today, I remember to seek higher perspectives, seek balance, and to be the highest expression of myself that I absolutely can be here and NOW. Andrews continues to provide much much more meaning and symbolism for Red-Tail Hawk, but I think I will end this here for now. Perhaps a followup post to come. Lots to ponder already. Such a beautiful confirmation, one for which I am truly grateful.

By: Pamela | December 21, 2016

Take Flight

By Pamela Theis                                                                                                                                         ©2016


As I sit on the porch in the cool crisp damp morning dew,

Listening to the sounds of the Mother,

The sun rises shedding first light.


Quiet stillness in the air, amplified with the languages of the early morning.

Birds hold conferences

Take flight

Squirrels quarrel

Take flight, racing around the trees.

I wonder which creatures must say goodnight at first light.


Trees glisten happily swaying.

Feeling their song, the wind gently caresses my skin.

Reminding me to breathe with the rhythm of this blessed site.


Colors subtly shifting from cool blues to warm tones

as the sun continues to smile upon the Earth.


Carrying with me the lessons and peaceful moments of first light,

In gratitude, I too must Take Flight.


By: Pamela | December 21, 2016

Moon in Mind                                                                                              ©10/19/2016

Pamela Theis


Moon, the sun’s mirror, balances and harmonizes

Just as I dare say the heart’s mirror, the mind does for the body.


Seemingly so separate,

Yet intertwined to ultimately be one in the same.

Representing the divine perfection of the Shiva and Shakti energies.


Illuminating light, soft beams kissing the beauty of darkness.

Caressing the surfaces while bringing light to the deepest darkest depths.

Casting light to presence of mind.


With each perceived stage of moon’s cycle from full to quarter, waxing to waning,

We are reminded of the mind’s view depending on the vantage point.

Perspective, Wisdom, Knowledge is shed upon those willing to circle all the way around.


The moon’s reflection glistens on the water

Lovingly spreading heightened illumination.

Just as one contemplates reflecting the light of the mind

Bouncing with such grace in the mirrors of others without force of ego.


Such powerful existence pulls on Earth’s fluids.

Cool calm ebbs and flows

Cleansing, rinsing, purifying the Mind.

The quiet of stillness flows strong and gentle.

Moon in Mind.




NOTE: Poem in response to contemplations from a passage on pg. 88-89 in The Truth Will Set You Free by Svarmi Purna.  “These myths are not simple drama……….  Do not be frightened; contemplation will not turn someone into a lunatic, but it might lead to more enlightened state.”



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