Marieke has such a gentle loving connection with the animals and their family. With her assistance (over the phone) she was able to guide me in offering healing to my dogs Randy & Abby when they were reaching the end of their natural lives. Bringing an awareness of where they may be experiencing discomfort and how I could help them. She also brought forth the messages of love our beloved pets have for us. I am so very grateful to have met Marieke.
In my family we have a rescue pup, her name is Kaya. When Kaya came to us about 7 years ago, she didn’t really have a name and she was terrified of any reaching hand in her direction that her instant reaction would be to bite a hand, bark, or just act out in an aggressive manner (most likely from fear). When Kaya was about 1-2 years old, she was left a rest area along an old highway. It took a rescue crew of 5 to catch her finally after an entire day of calling her with food/playing catch. To this day Kaya is still very high-anxiety. She loves to bark about everything. And is always looking out. We enjoyed one of Marieke’s workshops, where Kaya and I had such an intense moment of just *stillness* with my left hand on her chest and our eyes locked. Kaya wasn’t barking, she wasn’t even panting. I was just sending her my love and she had this look in her eyes that said “I don’t know anything and I’m kinda terrified about everything but this feels safe and i like it.” And since then, if ever i notice her barking at every little thing or just not listening, i would take her aside and have a moment of stillness with her, reassure that shes a good girl, and its okay. Her behavior began to change a lot. And since having such intense little moments of stillness and togetherness, she listens to her name way better and generally isn’t worries about barking so much. Not only that, but its so much easier to get her out of barking fits now because of that connection. Marieke has such beautiful way in helping teach you to have a better relationship with your furry friends. And I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have had such a wonderful loving person such as Marieke, teach me how to love deeper to my furry family. It’s something so beautiful and not often taught in our western-culture. Marieke, I would say, is a fine teacher of love and healing. I have learned so much from her. Thank You Marieke.