I was introduced to Sam when I was absolutely desperate, not for me but for my dog. Of course I’d heard of her and her incredible gift, but it wasn’t until I needed (and got) her help that I realised how truly life-changing her gift is.
At the beginning of this year we lost our cherished Kozak,faithful companion to my husband and I, the whole world to our, at the time, 16-month old puppy, Phoenix. Phoenix had known Kozak since he arrived home at 7 weeks, Kozak was his father, his friend, his mentor, his cuddle-buddy, his security. His loss was devastating. He became depressed, he became physically ill, he lost his hair, he lost weight. And although he responded to our overtures he couldn’t get past his loneliness and grief. Losing my father-in-law, whom Phoenix loved dearly, one month later was another severe blow. We were all of us heart-broken. We didn’t know what to do, how to help him.
And then I was put in contact with Sam. That first communication she had with Phoenix was mind-blowing. I knew some people did have this gift of communication and healing, I could never, in my wildest dreams, have imagined how powerful and accurate it could be. From getting my father-in-law’s name, to happy memories of swimming together, to feelings of guilt, abandonment and trying to reassure himself, and much much more. Things which made sense to us but would never have been known outside our intimate family. Knowing what was on his mind, in his heart, was the key to being able to help him (and us!) start to heal. My specific question was should we be distracting Phoenix from his grief or let him live through it, especially in those moments that we could see he was sad. Sam’s advice was invaluable, we followed it and it made a huge difference. It was as if Phoenix and Sam had had a long conversation, a therapy session where Phoenix told her everything. And she was able to tell us. More than that, she was able to send healing energy. I only heard from Sam after she had done so, but I noticed the change before she told me.
I will never be able to thank Sam enough for guiding us, for helping us all to heal, and especially for being willing to share her gift with us. Her understanding and compassion coupled with her amazing gift are truly priceless. She helped us to help Phoenix. More than that, she helped us, too. Seeing Phoenix, normally a happy-go-lucky and confident dog, brought so low was incredibly difficult for us, and not knowing how to help him was torture. Seeing him come back to life, seeing him happy again and enjoying life the way that he deserves to, has changed our lives. And knowing that what we do and say and feel has such an impact on him has made us more aware of what he needs from us.
Today Phoenix is happy and healthy and enjoying life. I don’t think we would have gotten to this point without Sam’s help. She has given us the gifts of happiness, peace and health, and there are no words of thanks that will ever be enough to express our gratitude to Sam.