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Prepping for a Zoo Session with My Animals
Minerals, and oils are supplied to see what the animals need to heal themselves. It is a “dance”, a “process” only they know. We watch, and learn, as what they select speaks volumes to where they need healing support, and where we go next in the healing journey.
How It Works
All animals know what they need to heal themselves, this is called self-selection. By offering them a realm of the earth’s nutrients and scents from all kinds of plants, animals select what they need to heal their imbalances. They direct me to help them. I also train the caretaker how to continue this method of healing for the animal and all future animal’s lifetimes if interested. No need for pharmaceuticals and toxic pesticide applications ever.
What is so fabulous, is we are honouring their innate intelligence. Animals must be so tired of not being listened to. They know. But rarely are people truly engaging with them in their own healing. Here, in this practise, this is what I do. Listen, engage, and listen more! And every single time, it is a totally awesome, and humbling experience.
About the Images Below
Please find my animal’s selecting below. The cats are working on a herb garden, with catnip, rosebuds, calendula / marigold petals, yarrow, lavender, peppermint and valerian herbs being offered. Sam, the black and white feline is choosing to eat valerian. He came to us with urinary / kidney issues as he was on dry food, and this is still healing. Cats may also choose this for stress. Cats may choose to eat, sit, roll or lie on the healing herbs. I watch and take notes, so I know how to proceed to help the healing process further.
Dogs are initially offered minerals and oils to highlight any deficiencies they may be experiencing, to let me know if they have any parasites they wish to clear, or if they are in pain. Based on their direction, I then know how to proceed further to help them heal with the essential oils, either through smell, or application. They decide and direct always. I only facilitate. I serve with honour.
Symptoms / Imbalances Zoopharmacognosey Supports Healing
Zoopharmacognosey covers the following imbalances:
Anxiety, depression, fear [loud noises, vet, aggression,], trauma, shock, lack of confidence, bullying, over dominance, separation anxiety, loss
Protection, stimulants (not eating), upset, constipation, diarrhoea, purging toxins, liver and gall bladder problems, colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcers
Ear, eyes, gums, digestive, unidentified, and result of injury.
Burns, scares and external collagen damage, general wounds, internal collagen damage, puncture wounds, internal bleeding, weeping wounds
Mobility and Neuro
Aches, sprains, joint and muscle pain; nerve damage, nerve pain, nerves trapped, nerve paralysis, inflammatory tissue pain, amputations, neuro / brain damage; seizures / epilepsy, cell regeneration, lameness
Digestive, mobility, trauma to the body, headaches, etc.
Allergies & Itching; midges, insect bites, inflammation, growths, fatty lumps, dermatitis, ringworm, dry skin and psoriasis
Deep trauma to the body, emotional, spiritual, and physical | Although this is under behaviour above, I have highlighted this as so many animals have had traumatic experiences. It is important to know – deep trauma – such as being attacked, can be at the very core of the physical imbalance which needs healing, such as the ears – coming from the kidneys which is fear.
Urinary / Neutering
Antibacterial, Hormone support, spaying/neutering, urinary / bladder [incontinence]
About the Process
Sometimes the imbalance may be balanced in one session but more often than not, the session I do with the animal highlights the focus and the needs. This then becomes the program. It is then crucial the caretaker follow through DAILY with this program until the animal indicates the remedies are no longer needed. “Needed” being the CRUCIAL word. This is not as easy as it seems. There is definitely patience required, and an ability to watch and understand what your animal is communicating. Too often I believe, animals are requesting time, or perhaps less potency by shifting away – even going away and coming back to process the smell, yet this is being taken for a “no longer needed” signal. So, it is a bit of an art-form watching and following the animals’ direction.
I have been using this process for at least 6 years and every time I am amazed at what can be accomplished by listening to the animal and following their direction. They tell you what you would never normally know (unless you are muscle testing perhaps). The healing process – phenomenal.
Real-Life Experience | Stabbed Eye, Cured
This is just one of many examples of what is possible. The brambles around here grow low to the ground and when walking through the forest I was pretty sure one of my dogs had her eye poked directly by one of them. She could not open it. I took her to the vet to a check for damage. They could not see anything, and as I am against toxic remedies and pharma when not needed, they used her blood to mix a concoction to put in her eye daily. They were very helpful, but this did not heal anything. The eye remained closed and sore.
I then did a zoo session. She chose to ingest buckets of liquorice root powder mixed with a little water. She selected this several times over 3 days. The 4th day she no longer selected and the eye was healed. The eye was open and fully functional again. Very clear and happy. It was amazing how fast this worked, and all through ingestion. Nothing went into the eye directly. Just fabulous!!
Essential Oil Quality Critical
The quality of the essential oils utilized in this process is critical. What is very important is they must be food-grade. There are only two sources I use from around the world, located in France and the UK (Ingraham). The essential oils page on this website, provides more information.
To further investigate this topic of self-selection, I invite you to read “Wild Health” by Cindy Engel and Caroline Ingraham’s book, “Animal Self-Medication”. Both are fabulous books about how animals self-medicate. Caroline Ingraham is also interviewed by Dr. Karen Becker here which may provide more insight. Also, all of Dr. Jane Goodall’s work supports many examples of the animals she studied self-medicating in the wild.
Collage of Wild Self-Selection, by Wild and Domestic Animals
We are all connected to nature. Nature has provided everything we need to be balanced and healthy. Animals constantly access nature’s medicine to heal. Our domestic animals know what they need. Here are just a few examples, wild and domestic, self-selecting below:
• Wild roe deer eating acorns (most likely for de-worming, using the tannins)
• Horse sourcing rosehips (for collagen repair and vitamin C)
• Grizzly bear eating dandelions (for detoxification and nutrients)
• Young dog sourcing raspberries (for food and nutrients)
• Little puppy sourcing dandelions (for his liver – most likely due to vaccinations)
• Wild stallion horse eating leaves from a tree
• Rabbit eating leaves from an apple (for detoxification)
• Dog sourcing oranges (for Vitamin C, perhaps detoxification)
• Wild male chital deer sourcing fresh leaves, would be definitely healing something as the effort is being made, main diet is grasses
• Moose eating fresh nettles (for anaemia, kidney / urinary support and liver, toxins)
• Little kitten eating fresh catnip (for most likely stress, used as a sedative)
• Beaver eating an apple (for food, nutrients)
• Mouse eating blackberry for food and nutrients
• Goat eating grass for chlorophyll and nutrients
Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe vera gel is used to dilute the essential oils when an animal directs application to their body via their skin. Please note, this must be pure aloe vera gel, no additives, so please read labels before purchasing. The real plant is the best thing to use when available. We always have one in the house.