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Dealing With Grief…

I have had a lot of animals in my life. Right now I have 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 8 chickens. I have also had a lot of animals die. Each death is hard and it doesn’t really get easier. The fact that nature is daily being assaulted and wild animals are being wiped out is also incredibly hard to handle. I am one of those people who can’t ignore reality. So instead I seek ways to address all this.

Grieving the Earth

My favorite author on the subject of dealing with grief and the devastation of nature is Joanna Macy. She says we have to feel and recognize our grief for the earth, for how else will we find the passion to change what is happening? Her advice is to work with others and to share your feelings of grief. She advises to work together on a common project to redress what is wrong.

… this is the time …. to reach and expand into our full humanity, and in that humanity will be our anger and outrage, our imagination, our creativity, our laughter. We are going to come alive now, ….. I call that The Great Turning.

I have taken her advice and am working on a variety of projects for animals and to help the earth. It does make a difference

To read more by Macy go here.

Voices of 2011

Voices of 2011 Yuri Shimojo


What’s the Fuss?

The mainstream media is hiding the truth about what is happening to life on earth. Most of us are unaware of the magnitude of what is wrong. Dane Wigginton does a state of the earth podcast each week and covers the most critical things that are occurring. He does his research and what he says, I believe, is the bottom line.

Latest podcast from Dane


Grieving an Animal You Loved

One thing I have found particularly useful when you lose an animal is to talk to the spirit of the animal out loud and ask them to help you and show you they are near. This article is focused on losing an animal you love.

You’re Not Crazy You’re Mourning, Grisha Stewart

Here are Stewart’s 7 principles of mourning:

  • Principle One: You cannot fix or cure grief.
  • Principle Two: There is no one right way to grieve.
  • Principle Three: There is no universal timetable for the grief journey.
  • Principle Four: Every loss is a multiple loss.
  • Principle Five: Change=Loss=Grief.
  • Principle Six: We grieve old loss while grieving new loss.
  • Principle Seven: We grieve when a loss has occurred or is threatened

To read the whole article by Stewart go here


In the Body of the World

If you live in New York, I would plan on seeing this. Eve Ensler is the bomb. It ends March 25. Hopefully she will take it on the road.

In the Body of the World

If you have some favorite authors on this subject please share in the comments.


Week Long Intensive

Do you want to fast track your path in learning Animal Communication? Then come take my week long intensive course. I will teach you all the classes I offer in one week. April 27 – May 1, at my new farm in Northern California. You can retake the intensive for half price if you have already taken it. I would love to see you again!

Sign up on the website or contact me for more information.



Tips from Marta – Talking to Your Own Animals

Talking with your own animals can be challenging because whatever you receive back as a message can feel like you made it up, or already knew it. So it is hard to verify information from your own animals. That is why I recommend just talking to your animals out loud, sending them a positive message, like a compliment (again talking out loud) and then asking if they have a message. Whatever then pops into your head – idea, phrase, feeling, picture – accept it as a message from your animal and write it in a notebook where you record your results. The main goal of talking with your own animals is to get the experience of exchanging information back and forth. Don’t worry about the content, just focus on the process.


Always good to have an ideal to work toward...LOL

Most of my students and clients, and most practitioners of animal communication are women. Why is that? I have been thinking about that question for years. My conclusion is that it is because of the differences in the way boys and girls are raised. In his article Why Men Can’t Feel, Marvin Allen explains how boys and girls each receive different messages from the moment they are born. He states,

[T]hese messages encourage boys to be competitive, focus on external success, rely on their intellect, withstand physical pain, and repress their vulnerable emotions. When boys violate the code, it is not uncommon for them to be teased, shamed, or ridiculed. The cliche about men not being in touch with their emotions says nothing about inherent markers of maleness, but instead identifies behavioral outcomes that have been rigorously taught, often by well-meaning parents and society at large.


Estreya and D'Jengo
Little boys are comforted less, nurtured less, and parents of both sexes are more punitive toward their sons, presumably working under the assumption that boys can take it. In contrast, girls are allowed to maintain emotional expressiveness and cultivate connection. Boys are told to suppress their emotions, be unemotional, logical, in control, and strong.

When confronted with the prospect of animal communication, which is all about feeling and compassion and being vulnerable, many men turn heel and run. Once during a radio interview, Rupert Sheldrake, a British microbiologist and author of, Dogs that Know when their Owners Are Coming Home, told a story about a scientist colleague of his with whom he was having a beer. The colleague said to Sheldrake, ‘Rupert I believe that animals are telepathic, but you don’t expect me to admit that in public do you?’

I consider this gender gap as entirely artificial. I don’t believe women are better at intuition and psychic ability than men, I just think women let themselves engage their intuition to a greater extent than men. These abilities are not gifts that only certain people have, but a birthright that we all possess. I do, however, get the odd funny call from a wife who bought my book only to have it whisked away by her husband who then becomes an adept and devotee of animal communication, but of course only in private. I also have trained a few men who have become quite good at communicating.

To excel at animal communication, you need to practice, starting with learning the basics. If you want to learn with me, we can do that in a private tutoring session by phone or video whenever you like. Once you have the basics you can take any of the classes I offer online which are listed on my website.


New Book on Being Healthy

Dr Gundry has a new book out that seems pretty interesting. Here he is talking about it:



Readers’ Questions


Is there a way to tell or know if you are letting your own thought or feelings influence your reading? Is there a way to filter that out, or does it just come with time and experience.


There really is no way to control that for certain. You can set an intention before you do a reading to be impartial and get the truth. If you know you have a bias at the start you can intend to set that aside. Then you have to go check your results with the person who knows the animal. Verification is the only way to prove that your results are accurate. Over time as you do this practice you get more comfortable with the uncertainty inherent in intuitive work.


Latest great talk by Dane Wigginton.



Cats with Unique Markings

there are some great ones here.


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The earth is getting more toxic. To keep yourself and your animals healthy, you need to be aware of what the health threats are, and head them off as best you can.

Some of the main concerns are radiation from a variety of sources, aluminum, barium and strontium from climate manipulation, fluoride added to municipal water supplies, genetically modified foods, and carbohydrates (including sugar). These same factors are of concern for your animals as well.

Here are some basic steps I take for myself and for my animals to address these threats.


To protect the thyroid I put iodine on my skin daily. I use betadine that you can get in a tack store. I put about a half a capful on my stomach and rub it in. It will absorb , and the quicker it does the more you need it. You can also get iodine at the health food store to take internally and or take kelp. I give extra kelp (uncontaminated Nordic source) to my animals.

I also now avoid all farmed seafood and any wild seafood from the Gulf and the Pacific due to potential contamination.

Apple pectin is what they used in Chernobyl to detox for radiation.

Here is an article from Dr. Mercola about radiation.

Chemical spraying

Dane Wiggington of geoengineeringwatch.org  has collected proof that free aluminum, barium and other contaminants are being deposited on top of the snow at Mt. Shasta.  The aluminum and other nanoparticulate toxins do not come from the ground and could only have occurred in pure form in the air if someone purposely released them. Aluminum has been linked to alzheimers. Here is an article about aluminum and alzheimers, and an article about memory loss and alzheimers  Erring on the side of caution I choose to assume we are being exposed and I do one or more of these easy daily detox ideas below for myself and my animals.

Chlorella – Pulls heavy metals from tissue and encapsulates toxins to prevent reabsorption in the digestive tract.
Apple Pectin – Absorbs heavy metals in the intestines and assists with removal. This is what they gave the children at Chernobyl.
Cilantro – Eliminates mercury, lead and aluminum from the body.
Oxygenated silver – Destroys bacteria, viruses and fungus.
Activated charcoal – Binds to heavy metals for safe removal from the body.
Clay – As a powerful detoxifier of heavy metals, parasites, pollutants, bacteria, fungi and viruses, bentonite clay is an excellent defense against the chemicals in chemtrails. For internal consumption, I get the food grade variety known as calcium bentonite clay. I also detox with a bath of clay and Epsom salts.

Here are some more ideas    This is from this link, https://chemtrailsnorthnz.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/protecting-yourself-from-chemtrails.pdf, and the information in this post is not from me,  but there are some interesting things to investigate.


There is compelling research on the dangers of fluoride. One especially nasty side effect is it calcifies the pineal gland, which is the gland most involved in intuition. I have well water so don’t have to deal with fluoride in water, but there are good filters that you can find to take fluoride out of your tap water and there are filters for your shower too. It is best if you use municipal water treated with fluoride to filter the water your animals drink too.  And go to nonfluoride products.


Genetically modified food (GMO)

Again there is a lot of research to indicate that GMOs are not good (see links below) so why not just be safe and go with non GMO and organic foods. It is increasingly easy to grow vegetables in containers and also indoors with grow lights. Just make sure to start with organic seeds.

Dogs and cats _ To feed your animals non-GMO you might look at a product like the two listed below. They are vegetable rehydrate products, one for dogs and one for cats, that you just add non GMO meat to (raw or cooked) and you have a non GMO meal.

Dog rehydrate product

Cat rehydrate product

Horses – Feeding horses non GMO can be a bit trickier. Just try to get hay that is not sprayed and if you buy a feed mix make sure it is organic. Or you could instead feed soaked grass hay pellets. They also now have organic alfalfa pellets. I put the supplements I feed my horses into a base of soaked pellets.

General info on GMO

Why its bad for us

How it is bad for the ecology


Carbohydrates and Sugar
Even though I was eating nonprocessed carbohydrates, I still had inflammation until I found the book, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution. He has you avoid all sources of carbohydrates for a number of months and then only add back in some of the safer ones. Items to be avoided included stevia, and cooked yams, carrots and beets. I am very happy with the results. If you are having any problems with weight, blood pressure, heart, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, to name a few issues, you should try this program. It isn’t hard. I also went off caffine and salt.

For dogs and cats you don’t want to do sugar at all. A little non processed carbohydrate is probably ok as long as the animal is not overweight, arthritic etc. Otherwise go with the non-grain, rehydrated vegetable products above and non GMO meat.

For horses resist doing sugar or baked treats and instead give fresh fruits and veggies. For insulin resistant and laminitic horses do mainly apples. Also give them grass hay in slow feeders and lots of movement.

Here is a good post about how to maintain a healthy horse


Other Things to Consider

EMF – protect yourself from cell phones, land lines, computers, smart meters and power boxes with the products from this site

Plastic containers – just say no and go to glass.

Vitamins – In general we need more vitamins and minerals. I take a plant based multi vitamin and mineral. According to author/physician Sherry Rogers, blood vessels are what keep you young and give you longevity. To protect them we need more magnesium (I do magnesium citrate powder), vitamin E (but you have to get the natural kind), vitamin C, and vitamin A.



Gardening on a Toxic Earth
Here are some things you can do to make your garden healthier:
Make a protective cover over beds using UV resistant plastic (get online or at good nursery). This will protect against chem trail fallout.

Phytoremediation – Use plants to remove toxins from soil. Here are some ideas.

Plants for detoxifying your garden

Sunflowers to detoxify



Seedles – seed bombs . They have all kinds, like seeds bombs for butterflies.

How Can We Restore the Earth?
In the end we will have to find some way to restore health to the earth. When I worked in environmental science I did a lot of research and field work in restoration. I am certain that there is no technique currently available for restoring a pacific ocean that is radioactive, the gulf of mexico riddled with corexit, oil and synthetic microbes, water tables polluted by fracking, the entire earth covered in sprayed metal nanoparticulates. It is depressing yes and daunting. I believe however, that we have more hidden power than we know. It might just be possible with enough of using energy healing that we could to detoxify the earth, and restore the balance. Dr Emoto did such an experiment on a lake in Japan. Enough people are waking up now that we may soon have the critical number working on this aspect. It is also true that we need a worldwide regime change – getting the banksters and corporations out of control of our lives.

So for now educate, stay active , demonstrate, call , write emails, sign petitions .. do everything you can for the earth and the animals, and think about doing some of the following metaphysical practices that are outside of the box:

Energy healing – Work alone or with friends to send energy healing to places that need it and to the earth as a whole.



Orgonite – Orgonite was developed by Wilhelm Reich. It is a manmade assemblage of natural substances that creates balance, harmony and positive energy. It is made of resin, crystals and metal. You can use it to neutralize the energy from cell towers, help protect against chemical spraying, protect against EMF and even detoxify.  Read more here on what orgonite is and what it can do. Order some orgonite.

Dowsing to shift energy – Here is a blog I did about how to use pendulum dowsing to shift energy. 

Please share what you do to protect yourself and your animals. And share this blog if you think someone you know would like it. cheers!


Time to catch up. A lot has been happening, to say the least! I guess we all decided to be here at this time, but really I never stop asking myself if I really meant to do this.

Where I Will Be Teaching

I was going to teach a week intensive in Holland but I cancelled that trip. There is too much uncertainty in crossing borders at present for me to take the risk of doing it. Anyone who is a critic of the government (that would be me) could be detained and harassed, and many people are experiencing that. Any kind of delay could then mean having to cancel or delay the classes and that would not work. I have had so much stress lately that I just could not see taking that on. So sorry to all my students in Holland. Here is where I will be teaching in person:

My Farm
I am finally coming up for air after my move further north in California. Here is a photo of my new place, about half finished and painted – YAY! Lots more to do inside but progress is being made.


martas farm

Here is a short video of my horses

About that Novel
i mentioned that I was going to try my hand at writing a novel. I did finish a chapter and sent it to a number of people to read. I got excellent comments back that convinced me that writing a novel is a full time job. I need to start over and do it right, but I’m not independently wealthy, I have to work, and I won’t have time. So that project is on hold for now.

What the Heck Happened in the US?

The election was compromised and the US is now in the control of a bizarre billionaire family. Here is an NPR program on the billionaires behind Trump.

I do realize that some people reading this blog may still be Trump supporters, and if that is the case, I would say, you need to go find some good sources to tell you what this administration is really doing. For example, I don’t think most Trump supporters have heard that this administration just ok’d aerial killing of wolves and bears, shooting and gassing wolf puppies and bear cubs in dens, dumping coal ash in streams, removing all air and water protection laws, closing the EPA, drilling and fracking on national parks and national wildlife sanctuaries, using lead shot (that poisons eagles and wildlife). And on and on. Really.. that is just for starters.

Here are some ideas for how to act in these times:

    • Write letters to the editor… I plan to do this weekly and pick one issue, like killing baby bears, per week. Because truly people do not know about what is happening. If they only listen to Fox News, or right wing, or Christian radio, they will not know what is truly happening.
    • Join one of these groups    #resist   indivisible
    • Run for something
    • Find a friend and do deep canvassing door to door.
    • Do energy healing and dowsing to shift the situation. Link to my blog on how to dowse to shift energy.

And here is something to lift your spirits: A rare sighting of a dog bird.

Holiday Blog

Holiday Cheer

Hope you are having a happy holiday. It is possible to find a bit of beauty and joy! For example, here is a redo of  the Drifters version of White Christmas, as channeled by the Navy (weird, but they are almost better than the Drifters … amazing).


And here is a rhumba version of Beethoven – increible!  Beethoven in Havana


Your Questions

Answers to some questions submitted by students, clients and readers over the past few months.


Can You Spell Treat?

This is my blue tick beagle dog,  Norman, running around in my yard and then charging over when I say ” Want a treat”. He is 15 now and still acts like he is two. What is the secret? Organic real food diet and holistic care. If you want to schedule a half hour session with me I can discuss with you how I manage my dogs, cats and horses and get you the links to the holistic  resources I use.


Start the Year Right – Follow Your Dream
I believe that if you do what your heart is calling you to do, you will be happy in life. My heart is now saying, do the novel do the novel.. and yes I am working on it. If your heart is telling to you do Animal Communication, just know that it is possible for you to get good at it and do it as a business if that is your dream. People in my Animal Communicator Master Training Program are gaining amazing confidence and expertise and moving really quickly through the program, some have completed it in 4 to 6 months. Here is the link to the description of my Animal Communicator Master Training Program. If you want to discuss the program please get in touch.


Horse Leaders

The link that follows is a blog post that suggests that horses don’t really have a hierarchy in the wild. Link to post about horse leadership  While I agree that competition for food and therefore aggression in the herd is probably low in wild horses, I do believe there is a hierarchy that is part of herd protection behavior, which exists in all herds – wild and domestic. The lead horses watch out for the rest of the herd and will sound the alarm if there is danger. The lead horses therefore must be heeded and if a horse does not watch for these cues the leaders will nip, chase or otherwise set the inattentive member straight, basically saying… ‘You need to keep an eye out for me’. This is the theory behind the techniques of my favorite trainer, Carolyn Resnick   who spent three summers as a teen observing and hanging out with a herd of wild horses in Southern California. To learn more about her amazing adventure,  read her book, Naked Liberty. Her training uses the behaviors she observed in wild horse interactions to get your horse to see you as a leader. Her technique is completely nonviolent and does not involve using halters or lead ropes or round pens.


Deer and Christmas


Graphic is from article below.

Here is an interesting article about  deer in prehistory and their significance as a symbol, especially at wintertime.

Of course like everything else now , reindeer are endangered….


Hope for the New Year

Against all odds I do have hope that the new year will bring good tidings. If for no other reason than that a whole lot of people have woken up to what is going on on and to the earth. I continue to say that whatever happens to save this planet will have to be something “out of the box” It is my hope that 2017 will bring those solutions.


Please comment on this blog if you have something to say. Also send me your questions. I love questions!

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Buffalo Nation

I don’t know if you heard, but hundreds of wild buffalo showed up out of nowhere at the water protector action in North Dakota. I say if the buffalo showed up then we probably better show up as well.


(Note – I had to trim off the end of this as the sound went wonky, new cell phone  in order)

Here are some links about what is happening.


Legal Issues 

What to do (click on image below)



Check out my website schedule page for upcoming in person and on line classes 2016/2017


How Trees are Like People

Orgone energy (also commonly referred to as Orgonite) was developed by Wilhelm Reich, an inventor and free thinker who was ultimately jailed and killed; an unfortunately familiar story. An orgone device is a manmade assemblage of hardened resin with embedded crystals and metal that generates positive energy. Reich used orgone energy to heal people of cancer and to create rain with his cloud buster . Orgone devices have now been modified for use in neutralizing toxins (like from chemtrails and from radiation) and for modifying extreme weather.
Orgone Devices
Tower Busters – These were designed to address the negative energy emitted by cell towers. Burying a muffin sized tower buster (also known as “gifting”) in the vicinity of a cell tower neutralizes the negativity. You can purchase from one of the links below or make your own. I have used them to create nicer neighbors (I put some busters along the property line). I think tower busters could to transform anything that is negative like local city hall, corporate offices, or areas of pollution..

Cloud Buster/Chem Buster – Cloud busters also known as chem busters, have a range of 25 to 100 miles, depending on design, and can cost a couple hundred. (Note: see Earth Pipes below for lower cost alternative). Cloud busters nowadays have been reconfigured from Reich’s original design and are used to break up chemtrails and neutralize the chemicals from them. Cloud busters are also used against radiation and other toxins, and there are many people using them to modify weather and tone down extreme weather events. I have a cloud buster now and I am noticing that the chemtrails are dissipating over my house consistently. Apparently you can program cloud busters and earth pipes too, to help with growing

Earth Pipe – These are simpler versions of the Cloud Buster, with far reduced range of three miles in all directions and they only cost $10.

For more information on getting orgonite or making orgonite go to my original blog post from 2014


Right where I trimmed and the sound went bad on the youtube, I was saying that I included one more video from an Irish anti geoengineering activist, which I included because he actually makes the subject amusing. …What the bloody hell is going on.

Geoengineering is so technical that people cant wrap their brains around it. And for some odd reason people want to believe that we have done all this weather madness just by driving cars and using coal. That is not even close to possible. Have a listen to Terry.

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Trying something new…

This is my first video blog. I’m still learning…LOL. It is fun though and interesting to learn how to do this. I hope you enjoy it!  I will be doing a video post from now on for my blog, and also giving you written information that might be of interest. Always happy to answer any questions you have in the blog.


I realized I left something out of the video. There are people who say you should not talk to an animal unless you get the owners permisssion, so the tip I give in the video contradicts that notion. Personally, I don’t see the point of that proscription, since there is no way to enforce it. My feeling is if you are working in integrity then it is fine. Also animals are their own agents and they can decide not to talk to you if they want.


Cool Web Sites

This is a cool website I just found. Please share any websites you like.

Natural Wonder Pets


Dog and Owl

Check out these incredible photos by Tanja Brandt

dog and owl 2

Photo by Tanja Brandt


Geoengineering Event in Redding CA

I had the opportunity to attend the recent geoengineering watch event in my area in Northern California. And I had the honor of meeting Dane Wigington who has done such a fantastic job of exposing climate manipulation and educating the public. He is a true hero of our time. A number of lawyers have teamed together and filed a legal action against a whole host of agencies and individuals responsible for the covert weather modification program. Read more about it on the geoengineering watch website. It is a big step forward toward getting the world to see what is really happening with our weather. Once enough people are educated, everything will change. The best way to educate is to get some of the flyers from Dane’s website. You will find those on the left hand column of the website and you can download and print the flyers, or contact Dane, make a donation, and ask him to send you a batch. Hand flyers out to anyone and everyone, but don’t try to argue or defend the position as it is way too complex, just let people read for themselves. One of the reasons this is so hard for people to grasp the truth about climate manipulation is because it is so technical. Another reason is because it is so vast. No one can believe it could really be happening, but  trust me, it is.



Cleaning the Earth

Cleaning The Earth

My dowsing teacher, Raymon Grace, is doing an experiment in cleaning the earth. You can participate by using dowsing, prayer, or intention. It is set up for people to do it at 8 pm their time any night , or every night, and it is an ongoing experiment. Please consider participating and please tell others. Here is the link to the experiment.

Cocoa and Chance

Teaching in Vermont – July 9 – 12

I will teaching be in southern Vermont, an area that is also near NY, CT and MA. The Beginning class is required for any other class, but if you have had a Beginning class elsewhere that is sufficient. We could also do a private session to satisfy the prerequisite if you can’t make Saturday but want to attend another day. There are still spaces open in the classes . The classes are designed for the complete beginner, and can be taken in series. Hope to see you in Vermont. Link to sign up for classes. Please pass this on to groups or individuals whom you think might be interested. cheers!

flyer vermont

A Student’s Question

A student sent in this question, which I will answer here, because I am sure others have had a similar question

Recently I seem to be rather inaccurate (which is a bit depressing) but this also makes me think about the nature of animal communication. For example, I tried to communicate with a friend’s dog and asked what he is doing as first thing when entering the flat. I got: running to the back of the flat and jumping on the bed for fun and teasing. She said: no, he always runs to the cage with our pet mice, and she doesn’t think that he is doing something like going on the bed at all (also not at her mom’s).
So, my question is: when there is information that is very likely wrong…where does that come from? Because I saw the picture of the dog jumping on the bed and I was wondering if my mind is so fast and creative to send that to me (also I didn’t believe what I was seeing and repeated my question, but the info kept coming back). So I guess what I am really asking is: what are sources for “false” information and how big do you think is the role of our own minds to make such info up?

My response:

It is always tricky to figure out why one is inaccurate. I always say to treat it as a mystery. If it starts happening a lot it could be that you have some block to going with your intuition and are letting you rationale brain figure out an answer. In this case i am wondering if maybe that is what the dog would like to do rather than what it actually does. Since the student kept getting the info and it was a strong signal it makes me wonder. Animals don’t always provide answers the way we expect. for example, if you ask an animal to describe her house, what can happen is the animal will describe in detail and undeniably a house that she lived in in the past and one that she liked a lot better than her current one…. hint, hint.

so my final answer is, I would need to study all the “wrong” info the student is getting and evaluate it in context. it is always about the context. (so said student please get back to me and lets have that conversation…LOL)
If you have a question you would like me to answer in the blog just send it in.




Readings for People

I also do readings for people if you are interested. One uses the same set of skills that you use for animals . Get some insight into what is going on in your life … it will help you move forward faster.


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