Dear Friends, Neighbors and Supporters of Sacred Ground,
For nearly 30 years, I have included large and small animals as patients in my practice of indigenous doctoring. Yet, this is the first time I have asked if the family would be interested in sharing the story of their pet’s experience. Thank you to such a kind and generous family for sharing here with all of us. I invite everyone to gather ‘round to listen' ...and I am honored to introduce the adorable Miss Luseal through the story written by her very proud 2 legged mom….
"I am so thankful to finally have an ally for my four-legged best friend Luseal. Luseal is 12 years old. She has been run through tests and surgeries from almost every veterinarian we have visited, starting when she was about 12 weeks old.
At 12 weeks she was throwing up convulsively and unable to keep any food or water down. So like good, new puppy parents we took her to the vet. Instead of testing her for Parvo virus, they decided she must have a toy lodged in her stomach. They sent her into surgery and needless to say she was still very sick afterwards. They told us to take her to the emergency vet and within five minutes we found out she had Parvo. It’s a virus that affects the intestines with about a 91% mortality rate in untreated dogs. She stayed at the emergency vet for a week. Since then she has suffered from stomach problems throwing up and drinking excessive amounts of water.
Two years ago the water consumption and constant vomiting had me more concerned with her getting older. Once again, I took her to the vet who ran tests and could find nothing. Maybe it was Crohn’s disease, but to figure that out it would cost about another $600 in tests, with a chance the tests might not be correct. The medicine is also very expensive so I decided to not do the test.
A year later, I met Phyllis Bala and Luseal’s symptoms had been acting up again. Phyllis told me she had been doing more work with animals, so me and Luseal made an appointment. We drove out from Petaluma to Sacred Ground in Occidental. The whole time I was convinced that she was going to tell me Luseal was on her way out, which thankfully was not the case. As it turns out, without knowing Luseal’s medical background, Phyllis described the energy of a virus she felt in Luseal’s system. Luseal still had some of the Parvo virus active in her (for 12 years!). We immediately got Luseal some pro-biotics in her system (Primal Defense, Garden of Life) and have continued to give her the equivalent of four capsules a day mixed into food. Phyllis also sensed energetically that Luseal had some nervous system issues going on. Phyllis asked if I would be interested in her coaching me how to work with Luseal myself! I felt curious and interested so she guided as we worked energetically with Lu’s bone marrow and flooded everything with light. She described what she saw as Luseal's nervous system and vascular system came unblocked, regenerated and reintegrated energetically.
At home, Luseal has been much more at ease, resting and is no longer constantly hungry. She seems so much more relaxed. Her coat color improved and my family all keeps commenting on how great she looks! Her movements are much more fluid and not stiff like she had been. And some puppy energy was back in her when we got home…I found her on the kitchen table! She is feeling great! It has given me such peace of mind to finally know what was wrong with her and be able to help her in the many ways she has needed.
Two weeks later we came for our follow up. Phyllis could no longer detect any viral issues in her (ya!). She continued coaching so we could work energetically and with non-verbal communication skills, helping to tone, support and integrate Luseal’s nervous and vascular systems. Phyllis also described restoring one of Luseal’s subtle energy bodies that had been displaced for quite some time. Luseal also has many fatty bumps on her body, which are lessening after the vascular work we did and her circulation continues to improve. Her mind and heart are at ease and she is finally able to let go and relax. The awful gas she was experiencing is now non-existent. Her hind legs are now working together as well. No more Lu falling up or down the stairs!
It is so amazing to have someone be the voice for my best friend! I am so fortunate to be able to make sure the last years of Luseal’s life are the best. Knowing she is comfortable is such a relief. The grief and guilt of not being able to help her for so many years is gone. Now I know she can age gracefully in our home, while enjoying an improved quality of life energy. "
- Hannah Rizzo