Psychic Life Series
The Offerings of Animals

Animals come into our lives for communication beyond words. Same goes with us in their lives many times for validation, 2 legged presence, and understanding. We benefit from each other’s offerings when we’re balanced. 

But what does it mean when the animal hurts us, or is dead? Are we doomed? Do we have bad luck or does the animal? Is something wrong here? The answer is no! Even when the animal’s life is in our hands and vice versa. Rarely is it malicious but rather a soul contract. 

One time I had baby bunnies who I found while living in the mountains of Colorado. Such sweetness, their little twitchy button noses and down fur-puffs of bodies. Mama must have had them near the wood pile and moved them under a tarp that randomly lay in our circle gravel driveway. One day, I put my trail cam under the tarp to see if I could see them. Mostly what I got was mama’s tush against the lens. And then the next day… they were dead. This broke my heart into a million pieces. Was it something I did? How could life be so cruel? After a week of waterfall tears, I convinced myself they died from heat stroke. That tarp was so hot in that 9000’ elevation high CO sun. But even the truth couldn’t mend the pain I carried. Some of my childhood innocence died that day. 

Those little bunnies hopped into my life for good reason, rich with medicine in understanding life, its layers filled with highs and lows and purposely placed in my life for good reason. Bunny medicine is potent and quick, a cycle of the moon and plentiful as if being in or out of the body is irrelevant. Little veil vortex tunnel jumpers. 

So ‘why’ we ask? Why was it necessary? Why did we have to see them dead? What does it mean when you see a dead animal on the road? Well, it’s the same meaning as when they’re alive, but more about the completion of their significance in your life. Their offering is more mature, the cycle comes full circle. 

My 3 year old daughter along with her Alaskan preschool classmates studied the ‘dead bird’ in the foggy cold spitting rain in the playground. For the next few weeks it’s all she’d talk about. Dead bird this, dead bird that. “It’s crow, it dead. Big gule (eagle) ate it and it fell out of tree. Dead bird. Bird is dead! Remember dead bird? It fell out tree…” Starting to get spooked as we were about to go south for the winter and any trip going in or out of AK, requires a lot of miracles so I researched, ‘dead bird’. When Googling, ‘spiritual meaning of ________’ make sure to psychically filter your findings. If it talks negatively, not neutrally, keep googling. My daughter, Raven’s insight revealed that “it’s just a costume, dead bird just took it off!” I believe she’s right. 

I recently had a bee sting and although it brought horrendous pain on my foot, breathing as if I were in labor I just couldn’t stop being in awe of the medicine delivery. Turns out, that bee gave its life for me – to heal something I couldn’t fully. That same foot also had a really bad mosquito bug bite that wouldn’t go away for a week. And here I got a direct shot of nature’s cure. Now, I could have cursed the pain, ran around screaming angrily, cursed my lack of footwear, but instead I blessed it knowing sometime soon I’d know the bigger picture. 

And this brings me to today where I had a jellyfish wrap its tentacles around as if it were hugging me, hoping we’d be together forever. I knew this was going to happen, I foresaw it, but that didn’t steer me in the direction of protection because as with most everything it has to happen, to play out in some way. Our job is not to correct it or *protect ourselves by avoidance but to get so ‘good with it’ that the outcome is our ‘ah ha’, not our ‘oh no’. That string of sting wrapped around both lower legs brought so many pieces of this puzzle together, I’d be sad if it didn’t happen. Upon researching it says, **“They are seen as messengers from the spirit world and are often associated with intuition, emotion, and psychic ability. The jellyfish’s sting was thought to be purifying and would help to cleanse the person of any negativity or illness.” Again, this medicine is literally medicine for me at this time given what I’ve currently been going through. And to understand the animal’s offering, take in all components. Where is its habitat, what does it eat, what direction or side was it on (right/male, left/female), what were you thinking about prior to its arrival? Its offering is its showing up. 

Don’t just take the basic universal meaning, discover your own, it’s personal. 

Vanessa Wishstar
Psychic Medium, Spirit Guide & Writer


Picture of woman with hare and fox: Tijana draws – an amazing artist.
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Bio: I am a seafull of mountains always seeking the truth, a mystic-called dragon, a psychic phenomena(l) goddess who births stars and makes wishes on their dust. I just love being me. And you being you.

I live in remote, pristine, Alaska and also the regenerative healing waters of Florida, discovering how life is meant to be loved. My husband and two children are my entire universe in which we frolic about, living out this dream. “Live on purpose”, I say!

Vanessa Wishstar, Psychic Medium, Spirit Guide, Supernatural Writer