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Check Your Ego
Today was a hard day for me as an Animal Energy Healer. As much as I want to help all the animals that come into my life, there are times when I have to put my ego aside, stop doing what I’m trained to do, and ask for help.
While mowing the lawn yesterday, I found two baby robins had been knocked out of their nest (probably from the hawk I saw come out of there the previous morning). One baby did not make it, but the other was strong and hungry! I could feel he was scared and his body was in distress, so I asked him if he would like some energy healing and he agreed immediately!
He let me cup him in my hand to keep him warm while I offered him some healing. When the session felt complete, I fed him some pureed wet cat food (which has become my go-to for fallen baby birds that need food supplementation). He gobbled it up and asked for more!
Over the next several hours I fed him tiny bites of food every half hour or so. In between, I perched him back in the tree in a reclaimed nest I found, with a camera on him so I could tell if his mama was coming back to take care of him (and to make sure he was safe).
After no sight all night of a parent robin coming back to care for him, I decided I would continue the feeding and energy healing routine that has been successful for other babies that have made their way to my farm.
I could feel he was enjoying his energy healing and his feedings, but as he started to feel better and gain strength, I noticed something was off in the way he moved. He was only balancing on one leg.
The other leg dangled there, with no movement at all. It was broken.
I knew immediately I had to stop all energy healing.
As much as I wanted to continue offering energy healing for this sweet baby, I knew that I could risk doing more damage than good, and that the leg bones could begin fusing improperly. I am definitely not a vet, and so this was now out of my area of expertise.
Within a couple of hours, I had secured a place for this little guy at Oaken Acres Wildlife Rescue, whom I have no doubt will do everything they can to help him live his best life.
As a healer, (and to be honest, someone who often measures myself and my value by how much I can do for others) it can be a challenge to put my ego and desires aside and step out of the way for an animal or human’s greater good. Sometimes that means surrendering to the fact that there is nothing I can do at this moment. At least today I had the option to seek help from someone more qualified to handle the health situation. On another day, surrendering may be helping an animal cross over peacefully or just sending love.
I am so grateful for all the animals that show up in my life to guide me and remind me of the lessons I am working on for my own soul growth. It is because of the amazing animals I have in my life that I am where I am right now. They have taught me to be a better human, teacher, and healer.
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