House for Sale Next to Park
New Owner Must Feed Birds and Squirrel
Saturday, April 28, 2012
“Do what you feel is right.” I have heard that my whole life. Psychic children have a strong sense of right and wrong. They do not tolerate lying, prejudice, bullying, or choosing friends by other people’s values, because to a psychic child these things do not “feel” right. This is how I grew up. Often, with much embarrassment, I will not remember all the details of my sessions with clients. But I will remember with great clarity how I felt, how the people felt, and how the animals felt the last time I was present with them. This to me is remarkable.
My animals and I have lived in the same house for the last 10 years. Recently I have done a lot of work on my house. I told myself that I was doing it for my animals and me – that I was picking the colors for me and fixing the fence for my pets and finding the most amazing beautiful bamboo for our enjoyment – but deep in my body I have felt that I am getting the house ready for someone else. I did these things also for love of the house and gratitude that it has carried me through some of the most difficult and profound times in my life. I divorced in the house, and my animals battled cancer. But my animals also had miraculous healings, and I went from being a shy hermit to becoming a person whose blog and videos are read and watched by people all around the world. My life with my animals touches thousands of people everyday, and that spark generates in my sun-filled home.
Today my house officially goes up for sale. When making this decision I thought that I would be worried. I thought that I would be sad and scared. But to my absolute amazement, I am excited. As soon as I made the decision, I felt a hundred times lighter. I have a feeling, like the pulling of an ocean tide around my ankles, that my house is pulling someone in and my animals and I are headed out to sea.
So my two bedroom, one bath, next to the park on Park Road in Ojai is for sale if you all know anyone who is looking for a special house protected by a great oak. New residents must be willing to provide sunflower seeds and fresh water to the many rare birds and to Mr. Squirrely. My animals and I are searching for a house to buy on a little land where we can perhaps have a few farm animals, like some pigs and a couple of ducks, and I can write and video-blog in the serenity of nature.
We desire a home closer to the ocean in Santa Barbara or Ventura County but will consider anywhere in the country if the place feels just right. I once transferred from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate N.Y. to University of Colorado at Boulder because I saw a photo of the Boulder Flatirons on a friend’s calendar. The mountains were so beautiful to me that I felt I had to live near them. It was one of the best decisions of my life.
I feel this article would not be complete if my animals did not get to say a few words. So here they are:
Stormy, Aussie dog, says, “I feel like leaving our house is allowing someone else to move in and to become brighter themselves.”
Makia, white cat, says, “I would love to have some farm animals that we can take care of. If you have a home that feels happy, and you love farm animals, we can take care of them for you. We would like land that is pure.”
Serafina, gray cat, says, “I feel like the most perfect place is going to show up for us. I feel like we are going to find a place where my mom can write a book that changes the way people treat animals. If you know of a magical place, tell my mom and the angels. If it is the right place for us, our angels will work with your angels and many animals will be happy. And please pray for Mr. Squirrely. He has been our friend for a long time, and we want him to be happy with the new owners of our house.”
Luka, poodle, says, “I go wherever my mom goes. She knows best. I do know I love our house. So someone else will love it, too. If you don’t love it, you shouldn’t move here.”
Bean, the bunny, says, “I would love to live at a place where we can take in animals that need help. I don’t know what ducks are, but they sound neat. We just want a few animals because it takes mom a lot of time to talk to us all everyday. But she can handle a few more, and if you help us find the most perfect place, I will share my carrot tops with others.”