Animal Connections

How Animals Open Our Hearts

April 13, 2016 cats Animal Connections

Tobi on Mt. Hebo

How Animals Open Our Hearts (4.14.16) Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein Sitting on the green grass, watching the birds and doing nothing in the warm sun are now my favorite things to […]



Dogs Really Do Go to Heaven

March 18, 2015 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsAnimals in transitionDeath and loss of a loved oneSoul Connections

When an Animal Touches Your Heart They Remain With You Forever

When an Animal Touches Your Heart, They Remain With You Forever Life with animals is full of love and teachings.  Four feet solidly planted on the earth, animals stay grounded when life may overwhelm you.  They bring you into your heart where you can be more nurturing to yourself and more responsive to others.  This world would not […]



How to Get to Know and Elephant published in Elephant Journal

February 27, 2014 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsMystical AnimalsSoul ConnectionsWild Animals

How to Get to Know an Elephant

Hello, I am happy to let you know The Elephant Journal has published my blog post on How to Get to Know an Elephant. The content has changed somewhat, so please check it out, make a comment and let the world know what you think. Getting this article published has been a process and I […]


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Overcoming Tail-enders to Animal Communication

January 20, 2014 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsDogs and Cats

Tail-enders end

 Overcoming Tail-Ender’s to Animal Communication Most anyone who knows anything about animals knows what a tail is, but what is a tail-ender?  And what does it have to do with animal communication?  Here is a simple definition: A tail-ender is an unconscious, automatic, often unrecognized inner reservation.  It often accompanies an affirmation: a “Yes, but…” […]


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What Can We Do to Help the Whales?

November 19, 2013 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsWild Animals

Whales in singing position

What can we do to help the whales? An intuitive session on whales with Theresa “What can we do to help the whales?” Theresa asked, during an intuitive session on wild animals.  I could feel the heart felt concern in her question.  Pollution, climate change, whaling, underwater noise, loss of habitat, ship strikes, the oil […]


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More on Empathy

March 10, 2013 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsEmotions and Animals

Cow and calf

Spring, the season of renewal and growth is upon us. If you live in a rural area or drive by farms or ranches, you may be noticing newborn calves or lambs. If you’re questioning what it feels like to be really joyful watch one of those youngsters race around a field or pasture. You cannot help […]



A Poem About Forgiveness

February 24, 2013 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsEmotions and Animals

(I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.) It all turns out in the end. Like the wash The colors don’t all run together. My will keeps it all in order. Sorts through the dirty laundry Separates the light from the dark, Because I can. Is forgiving my sister as […]



Living a Good Life and Dying a Good Death—Lessons from a Chicken

February 17, 2013 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsAnimals in transition

Joe Joe and Friends

As I went out  to care for the chickens a few weeks ago, I noticed one of the chickens slowing down and withdrawing from the rest of the flock. The younger hens would run excitedly out to the grassy area to eat the day’s chicken scraps, but she would linger behind in the covered area near the hen house. She […]



Facing our Fears with the Heart of a Crocodile

December 31, 2012 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsMystical Animals


The year is coming to a close and there are endings and beginnings to celebrate and mourn. 2012 has had its share of challenges for me and most everyone I know. The recent shootings in Connecticut and Oregon have saddened all of us and cast a shadow on the holiday season. Sadly, we live in a […]



Giving Thanks to Animals

November 19, 2012 Christine McDonald Animal ConnectionsEmotions and Animals


It is fishing and hunting season throughout much of North America. Hunters are dressed in their camouflage, geared up for cool weather and prepared to fill their permits and freezers. November is also the month we give thanks and share the bounty of food, and good friends and family. There are numerous Native American stories […]



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