The Ballyoncree Diaries

Solar Eclipse – June 1, 2011


Dusty, at Ballyoncree, June 2011

Something pushed me awake.  I lay in bed, desperate to return to sleep.  I’d only had a few hours.  “Dusty,” I thought.  He had woken me up in that silent world of telepathy. I put my psychic attention onto the dog who slept in the office, the one who travelled away from us yesterday after one of his turns.  His heart had still beat weakly, but Dusty was not at home. I’d done a healing with him, reaching for Source and allowing the Divine energy of Light and Love to do whatever was needed for Highest Good.  And I’d left him, finally, on a cosy blue knit patchwork covered with a soft baby blanket, feeling so grateful for the donations of both of these and the kind generosity of the people who supported us this way. Our blanket collection had been getting thin.

As I went to record his condition in the Ballyoncree animal health book, I noticed the words ARS ALB 1M.  This is a homeopathic I use often for horses needing to make up their minds to stay or go.  And when I looked it up in the materia medica I found it perfect for Dusty’ s condition.  Weakness, debility, fever.  I gave it to him at 2.30 am, and left him travelling peacefully.  Now it was nearly 6 am and the sun was glimpsing on the dark horizon.

“I want a drink,” came the silent words, which had me leaving my cosy nest of husband and dogs and pulling on jumpers and jeans to tend him.

“I only have transition essence in the office,” I sent.

“That will do.”

I padded into the room adjoining ours, gave him another dose of homeopathic ARS ALB, and dribbled Transition Essence into his mouth.  Dusty stirred.

“Welcome home,” I said quietly, smiling with relief.  “Thank you for coming home.”

Dusty indicated he had to relieve himself, so I picked him up in my arms and padded outside, where we took in the dawn of a new day together.  He showed me he was stronger now, and we went to the kitchen for the fluids he needed for strength.  Rice milk and slippery elm is my favourite fasting and post-fasting food, and Vital Greens.  I had to syringe it in.

He slept again peacefully, and later was able to drink and take a few steps on his own.  Tomorrow he will be stronger still and we are all grateful for the heart returned still beating.

Dusty’s journey to us was a difficult one.  He has suffered kill pounds and shocking abuse.  But he is the sweetest brown kelpie you have ever met.  And we are grateful for his gentle presence. Still.  Every day is a jewel.

June 15, 2011, 3:00 am

I have just come in from moving the ponies into their stables for the few hours until dawn.  They are happily munching hay and keeping Bindi company.  Bindi is the most senior horse here, and it wasn’t long ago that we found him lying down in the morning after an autumn cold snap – in pain, not wanting to eat, and  blood in his stools.

For the blood, I started working with the herb yarrow, and gave him nettle for his alarming paleness.  The blood in his stools was from an intestinal ulcer.  (Comfrey and golden seal.)   My aim was to reassure him that he could live and recover.  I gave him anti-inflammatory herbs for the pain – things like white willow bark and others.  Oils, homoeopathy,  herbs and shamanic energy healing all worked together synergistically to bring him back to health.  It took a few days of intense nursing and then suddenly he was looking more comfortable, starting to eat, and the blood in his stool disappeared, as all the herbs and medicines kicked in and did their healing repair.

No vet.  Just healer friends, holistic medicine, and me.

Now he is eating well, has more strength in his greeting neigh, has well formed stools , free of blood and happily potters around with his girl ponies.   But his condition is delicate and I like to stable him at night for a few hours every now and then to check his elimination.

He also gets blood purifying herbs twice a day and Young Living Di-Gize before his three meals a day.

Every day he is with us, is a jewel.

Madness, these late hours.  I am high on cocoa – and the energy of the full moon.  Who can sleep in these exciting times, when the wind speaks late in the night, and the trees call, and the Otherworld beckons?  It is intoxicating to be wild, in nature, even if it is just carrying hay to the stables, shivering in my beanie and tying a scarf more securely around my neck.

Grandfather Healing Bear, my healing spirit guide, assures me that our latest rescue dog, Clea, will heal.  She tells me she feels better than she has for a long time.  She might have funny lumps and bumps and be very thin, but she dashes out the door at the mention of a walk or a car ride, is eager for food and stays by my side.  Just the other day, she chased a horse.

Happiness is half the battle in health challenges.  And so long as I don’t look at her with any concern, she remains happy.  She doesn’t want me to fuss or worry.  She is strict about that.  So we all remain cheerful and expect a miracle.  She, too, is on a synergistic mix of therapeutic oils, immune boosting supplements, homeopathy , herbs and constitutional drops.

I love seeing her happy.  And she is insisting I learn the lesson of never fearing dis-ease – to always remain positive .  I can see in her eyes when my eyes express concern.  So I look at her bumps and lumps and keep affirming her good health with truth in my heart.  She relaxes then.  It is what I teach my students to do as well.  Be cheerful.  See past the dis-ease.  See the beauty of the original blueprint.  Don’t  affirm their health challenge – help them resonate higher than the dis-ease so they can heal.

It truly doesn’t matter what the outcome is, so long as the journey is filled with love and happiness.  When you are doing all you can do to provide a being with the opportunity to heal, it is ultimately up to them to decide.  And right now, Clea wants to live, and is living with gusto!  And we are supporting her to do that, and benefiting as well.  She makes me take walks even more than the lively kelpies do – because it is part of her healing.

Tamsin is doing a great job being my assistant.  I have her giving constitutional drops from Vitality Health Centre to Willow and Clea, homeopathy from Holistic Animal Medicines to Raffi Dusty, Clea and Willow, and herbs and oils and supplements to Clea as well.  I do the oil treatments at the moment, and tend Red the cat’s eye, which went cloudy after he scratched it.  I simply use healing herbs and homeopathy in silver colloid and he is getting better daily.  Beautifully.


Red, one of the Ballyoncree cats

Many thanks to Elaine Cebuliak of Animal Wellness for the suggestion of Copaiba oil (one of the Young Living oils). Duh.  It is the best anti-inflammatory, and I use it all the time.  Elaine suggested I put some on the back of Red’s neck.  As cats are very sensitive to the oils, I diluted with V6 oil (although Elaine shared that she makes up her own vegetable oil combination to mix in with the Young Living oil).

If you don’t know the story of the Ballyoncree cats, here’s a quick summary. They were found living in a cage outside the home of a backyard breeder around 12 years ago.  I thought they were kittens, and was shocked to find they were full grown cats, and had spent all their lives in this cage.  I brought home all of them.  Red was last to be rescued, as the breeder considered breeding from him.  The cats all lived in our old kitchen, used as a pantry, because they were too scared to move out of a small space.

Eventually, and with coaxing and healing, they began to explore the house, and then the property.  They would all come home at night and sleep by the fire with the dogs.  Often they would come for walks with the dogs.  Even across the creek.

There are only two left now, and they are enjoying being inside by choice.  Red is sitting on my lap purring as I write, and he features in my next book with lots of feline wisdom.

Smokey at Ballyoncree

Smokey, enjoying a nibble of grass at Ballyoncree

Smokey the 11 year old latest rescue horse is very happy and healing his trust issues. and his previous person is thrilled we have taken him because, “No one else up here would.”    He hangs out with the thoroughbreds, standing out amongst the bays and chestnuts and I know we will talk and play – when the time is right.  Recently he had his feet done for the first time by our wonderful farrier Darrell Bosley who we are very sad to see retire after 13 years of beautiful service.  Darrel never needed to halter our horses to trim their hooves.  They worked together in mutual trust and harmony.

Willow found the working bee a bit of a trigger, and had a seizure cluster of 20 seizures.  But right now she is great, and I have to thank Vitality for their help once again, and also Leanne at Holistic Animal Medicines.  Willow is on a ton of supplements and holistic medicines, including Young Living oils like Aroma Seize. and we love her just the way she is.  Sometimes she doesn’t seizure for months.  This year has been hard for her.   She is an awesome teacher and we have a history of past lives together.   We are her third home, and she’s deaf as well — but a bright and funny soul who has taken me on many inner journeys seeking help for her in this and other dimensions.

During one of my recent many explorations into the Otherworld, I realised that the reason Willow was so resistant to healing was because Willow  is actually healing me – pushing me to explore my connection to Source. my I AM consciousness, and the ability to invoke Divine Love for the Highest Good.

This was one of the biggest “aha’s” I recieved from the current Eclipse season that is creating change everywhere and opening our hearts to the Higher Consciousness flooding the planet.  I feel so humble in Willow’s great presence – that she trusted me to heal and remember who I truly am, so she could then finally be healed herself.

It left me feeling a little shaky.

Thanks for listening.   Watch for more Ballyoncree Diaries as they bubble up!

Peace and Blessings for All beings,

Billie Dean

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