Communicating with Sadie

When we lost our dog Homer suddenly 3 1/2 years ago, I ended up talking with an animal communicator for the first time and it was a very cool and healing experience. I talk about that much more in my book, Homer the Hound Dog’s Guide to Happiness: 6 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog.

Six months after Homer passed I saw a video online from the Sterling Animal Shelter, where we had gotten Homer and my wife volunteered at, featuring a 3 legged dog named Sadie. I saw Sadie bouncing around, playing; the very embodiment of resilience and joy. I immediately text my wife and said I’ve found our next dog.

SadieWe’ve had Sadie for 3 years now and in recent months she’s started a new thing of staying outside very late. I’m talking until 1am even 2am and beyond on some occasions. We live in a rural, wooded area with turkey, deer, coyote and even more critters. Sadie will go outside on her own (we have an invisible dog fence) around 8 or 9pm and sometimes stay out. I’ll see her at 11pm and midnight sitting in the backyard survey everything. We’ll call her to come inside and she looks right at us and runs away. Often on these nights we’ll hear coyotes and Sadie stays outside, as if on patrol.

When I tuned into her energetically, I’d get that she’s protecting us. She thinks she’s standing guard for us to keep the coyotes away or when they come into the yard she (thankfully!) runs to the front door, sometimes slamming into it, to sound the alarm, or say “let me in!” I’d been wanting to somehow tell her we don’t need or want her to stay out all night.

Coincidentally, I recently met Diana van Trijffel-Pak an animal communicator, and it dawned on me to ask her about Sadie. Let me back up a bit, in my first encounter with Diana I didn’t know she was an animal communicator. She came to me for an Akashic Records Reading. When I opened her records it was like I’d stepped on to Noah’s Ark – that is how I discovered she was an animal communicator!

So, I decided to ask Diana to give Sadie a reading and inquire about these long nights outside. Turns out my intuition was right. Sadie is out there protecting us, consciously choosing to do so. The new information – which moved me to tears – is that Sadie does hear my requests for her to stop, but she refuses to. We rescued her and she feels obligated to rescue us now. Cue the dog-loving water works 🙂  I love my crazy three-legged protection.

Here is the full message we got from Sadie thru Diana.

When I tune into her I get a feeling of unsafe. Need for protection.
When actually contacting her: Tension in her body. Her home. Nobody touches me or my family. Have to be strong! Even stronger than my four legged family members.
She is funny. Like this child who is like: I can do this. Watch me. Kid in superman cloak. HaHaaaa…., here I come! Superwoman in this case. Protecting land and home.
Those pesky doglike things out there. Coyotes you call them? They are like chickens. Hahaaaa!
The only thing is they sometimes come in pairs of groups. That’s tricky. But usually I just do my superwoman act and they are off. Hahaaa!
I tell her you don’t want her to do that.
But, but. I have to protect right? Like they saved and rescued me. Protected me. Want to do something in return. She is not very willing to let this go.
Suddenly she asks if you could also do that Akashic thing for her. I tell her that I don’t know, if they are done for animals. I suppose it could be done. I tell her to pass on the request.
She really, really, really loves living with you. Feeling so loved and accepted.
I do feel a little discomfort in her lower back. Maybe a compensation thing going on. Could have her checked out by an osteopath or any other animal therapist every now and then. Massages/Reiki/Cranial, things like that. Acupuncture maybe even.
She doesn’t miss her leg at all, but it could be having an effect on her physique. She is still young so if you start with that now she will benefit from it as she gets older.
She is amazing.

Yes, she is amazing! And I can open Akashic Records of animals – someone even asked me about this today! I’ve been hesitant to do so because unlike with a human there isn’t a way to get any validation (at least that is my assumption). I’ll make an attempt soon and share what happens.

Oh, if you follow me on my Facebook Page or Instagram you’ll see I pull a card each morning to share with the world. Seems Sadie likes that too.

Here is more from Diana/Sadie.

Sadie actually wanted a card for herself and she picked one for you. For herself from the Wild Earth Animal Essences and for you from the Nature’s Whispers set.
Butterfly Card This is the card that Sadie picked for herself:
Butterfly: I surrender to the transformative and life changing force of the universe that flows through me.
As a catalyst for transformation, supports one in times of emotional and spiritual transition. For letting go, moving forward and trusting in the wind’s ability to carry one. Encourages feelings of lightness, grace and a gentle fluidity in giving and receiving. Nurtures a harmonious balance of vulnerability and strength within the self.
And this is the card from the deck she picked for you:
Hope and Happiness Card 48: Hope & Happiness
You have reached a time filled with healing energy, new progress and satisfaction. You are at a point for festivity. The energy in this phase is supportive and promotes a feel of “winning”. Let worries and challenges from the past fade away as you focus on the joy that is surrounding you. Feel encouraged and excited about the potential of all of the wonderful promises that are being kept. Celebrate and enjoy your life.

See Sadie in action!

If you’ve got a furry friend you need to talk to, check out Diana at Tell her Sadie sent you.

Project Positive Change Wants You

For over a year, my wife and I have been part of an international group of heart-centered entrepreneurs and change advocates called Project Positive Change. It has brought us both new friends, clients, and numerous opportunities for business and personal growth.

This month Project Positive Change (PPC) is opening its doors for new people to join, people like you. There are a few live webinars happening this month to learn more about what PPC is all about.  There will be future opportunities to join, but never again will it be at this low introductory launch price.

The last two months alone in PPC have allowed me to do live video streams to 800+ people, take part in two online telesummits, radio shows, Blab programs and much more. If you are any sort of messenger, change agent, healer, artist… anything really, I encourage you to sign up for one of the upcoming webinars listed below.

July 11, 11am CST
July 13, Noon CST
July 14, Noon CST

Project Positive Change is currently 150 visionaries in 17 countries, and will give you opportunities to speak at events (in-person and online), contribute to blogs, communicate with 60,000+ Facebook fans, publish books, have an international network of peers, ongoing training from world-class experts, and much, much more. Feel free to reach out directly to me ( if you want to talk about PPC. You can also join directly here until July 25, then the doors will be closed.

Stop waiting to be discovered and come join in building your own platform of discovery.

Andy loves Project Positive Change



It was my birthday yesterday. I don’t really celebrate birthdays in any big way. Haven’t since i was a kid. I’ve even missed my own birthday on a few occasions, being so busy that I forgot I had had another birthday until a week after the fact. I’ve been losing track of how old I am since my early 20’s. Each year seems to go by faster and faster.

I’ve always thought some of this perspective might be due to my depressed and suicidal times, which go all the way back to elementary school. For many years growing up I never thought I’d live past 18. I remember when I was about 12 years old, friends were talking about the year 2001 and figuring out how old they’d be then. I didn’t bother because I had no interest in still being alive then. Outside of being able to get my driver’s license, there’s never been an age I’ve looked forward to turning. I’ve certainly never come across any man saying, “I can’t wait to be fifty!”

Also, so many people have told me over the years about all the horrors of growing older. As a child, my dad often told me high school was the best years of his life. Older men I’ve met complained about life turning downhill at 30, 35, 40, 45…. So it seemed to me there was nothing to look forward to. My body was going to fall apart suddenly, I was going to cynical, divorced, miserable and alone — at least that was my impression based on the unsolicited advice that was often shared with me.

All I know for sure is my experience. That has been that my 30’s were better than my 20’s, and my 40’s were even better than my 30’s. Now I’m 50. A number I never expected, never looked forward to, yet here I am. Nothing has me feeling “over the hill” or even past my prime. I feel I am in fantastic shape; emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. Especially compared to my own prior experience. I think my 50’s are going to totally rock!

So if you’ve had anyone telling you getting older sucks, ignore them. If you yourself think your own aging has sucked, focus on something else, and for God’s sake don’t dare come tell me any of shitty stories. I hear 70 is the new 25.

Be well and enjoy!



PS – I did have a lot of fun making this Ode to Myself

 UPDATE: I saw my dad today (July 3, 2016) and told him I wrote a post about turning 50. He said, “It’s all down hill from there.” I pointed out to him that he’s said that about almost every age since 18. He looked at me in silence for a moment, then said, “Yup, getting old sucks.”
I love him, but I don’t like talking to him.

Accepting What Is

Accepting What IsEach morning I pull a couple of Oracle Cards and post one to Instagram and Facebook. This morning it was, Accepting What Is, and it connected with me even more than usual. My family is dealing with a number of health issues and I’ve been witnessing acceptance in others and in myself on a daily basis.

My father has been on a slow mental and physical decline for a decade or so. His dementia and physical degradation have picked up speed in the past couple weeks which coincides with his wife going in and out of the hospital twice this month dealing with her own health and pain issues. They have both had to accept needing help, something they’ve resisted for a long time. Fortunately, they have support via insurance, their own finances, and nearby friends and family as well.

Two days ago my wife and I accompanied my dad to visit his wife in the hospital. He needs a wheelchair to get around the hospital these days and he nearly fell every time he tried to get in or out of it as well as in or out of the car. I had to help him go to the bathroom, a first for us both, and it was all I could do to be present and truly helpful and not just mentally checkout and disappear.

Yesterday he decided to find out if he could still drive or not. At our urging it had been a couple weeks since he’d been behind the wheel. The short drive he took scared the shit out of him as he came close to multiple accidents, he later reported. For the first time he’s accepted his driving days are over. Of course the challenge will be, does he remember that tomorrow? When he got back home to an empty house following his wild ride yesterday afternoon, he fell. It took him 90 minutes to get himself back up. That has ended his arguments of not needing someone there all the time. He no longer can track the day or time. He can no longer be trusted to take his medication on his own, and we’ve had to call in help to be with him at night and soon now expand it to 24×7.

Even knowing his mental state, it is still very difficult for me to not listen to him, to not believe him, to not trust him. That is what I must accept. I can no longer be the good son who does what his father asks. He no longer knows what is in his, or anyone else’s’, best interest. He can no longer be trusted or believed. That has been the most difficult, and unexpected, part for me.

I’m sure some men are very good care takers and comfort providers, but I am not. I want to run, and ignore this all. I thank God on an hourly basis for my wife, Lori, who has been going to his house every day for the last few weeks. Being a care taker is something that comes naturally to her, plus she doesn’t have the baggage of growing up with this man weighing on things too.

This is the message on the Accepting What Is card.
It is an act of both power and faith to love, honor, and accept what is. At times it can be challenging to truly accept what’s occurring in your life. When you do so, however, you affirm that there’s a plan for your life and that everything is working for your highest good. Accepting “what is” doesn’t mean that you can’t work to change it, because you can. It does mean that there is gentle, yet profound, awareness that every experience can support your highest good and spiritual evolution.
If there is something you just can’t accept, start by gently acknowledging the fact that you can’t accept it. As you increase your own acceptance in life, this will help others be at peace in their own lives.”
Acceptance. It can be a real bitch.

King of Authenticity

One of my absolute favorite things is doing Akashic Records readings. In fact, I’ve just gotten home from a two-day advanced class on Healing Through the Akashic Records. The work I did on myself this weekend confirmed the importance of authenticity to me, as well as how important being authentic is to all the work I do with my clients.

At the end of 2015 I was getting lots on intuitive hits, and messages in the Akashic Records, about creating programs and events for men. Out of the initial musings came a workshop I call, To Be A Man, and the phrase “Real Men Feel” which has since become a Facebook group and weekly Blab show.

What does it mean to be authentic? The definition is; not false or copied; genuine; real.

For me, being inauthentic means being afraid to be who I really am, feel what I feel, and express what I think. I now see that my inability to be authentic, to share what I felt and thought, was a root cause of my depression and suicidal thoughts while growing up.

I also see why as I step into owning and embodying my authenticity more and more that I’m called to support men more. Men are taught many things – most of them are about playing a role, putting on masks, faking it, being anything but genuine, real, and authentic. At the foundation of Real Men Feel is permission for every man to be their authentic selves. Being a “real man” doesn’t mean acting like anyone else. It means being you.

CrownThere was another term I received in my records a few months ago that I’m finally ready to own too. I hereby dub myself; The King of Authenticity. Your worship is not required, but you are certainly encouraged to follow my lead and be authentically you.

My wedding was a costume party and I was a medieval king. So even before I was consciously stepping into my authenticity, I was dressing the part.