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My Animal, My Self: A Breakthrough Way to Understand How You and Your Animal Reflect Each Other [Paperback]

Marta Williams
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11 July 2013
In this groundbreaking book, animal communicator Marta Williams brings into focus an unexamined dynamic in our relationships with our animals: the idea that our animals are often our mirrors. Deeply and inextricably connected to us on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, they can pick up and reflect back to us the issues and events of our lives. Through stories, exercises, and an extensive questionnaire, you will gain unique insight into the healing and teaching roles of your companion animals, both past and current, and the profound gifts they offer.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library (11 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608681696
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608681693
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars not recommended 23 Oct 2013
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I found this book totally boring and did not even make it to the end. I have owned and trained dogs all my life and found the contents of this book rubbish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars me and my dogs 18 Aug 2013
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I have always had dogs and have said that they understand me more than any human! I would reccomend it to all dog lovers
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a game changer 29 Jun 2013
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My Animal, My Self is a book to be treasured. Ms. Williams' latest book is beautifully written and thoughtfully explains how animals have the ability to mirror their humans.

Personally I felt as if Ms. Williams was speaking with me in my living room after observing life with me and my dog. The book so hit home in my own circumstance until I had to stop reading several times to dry my tears. Each chapter provided an `ah ha' moment as I reflected on the challenges I have been facing with my rescued dog over the last year or so.

This book challenged me to look inside myself as to how unhappy I am and how these emotions are manifesting behaviors in my dog to whom I am closely bonded. The book provides well thought out exercises and methods to correct imbalances within the human/animal relationship.

I have learned a lot about myself, my dog and our relationship. Best of all Ms. Williams' book has provided me with a catalyst for change and the exercises gave me a whole new understanding, appreciation and love for my dog.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rational Exploration of New Territory 6 July 2013
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I've now read most of what's out there in the intuitive communication arena, as well as a good deal of related material. There are very few standouts. Marta Williams is one of them. I like Marta's approach to writing about intuitive communication topics; it's refreshingly direct and concrete.

Her latest book provides plenty of material to ponder in terms of how our relationships with our animals--as individuals and as communities--are a reflection of our patterns of spiritual/psychological disharmony (and harmony, though that's not as fully discussed). The book seems to assert that what is most often reflected is the harmful thinking/behavior that we aren't recognizing in ourselves. Marta and the people whom she quotes here offer the reader the option of learning how to see what our animals may be reflecting to us, so that we can change what needs changing for our well-being and that of our fellow creatures.

Marta has, in her typical style, gone on from there to offer specific tools to use for effecting changes, both in ourselves and the world around us. Her techniques are flexible enough to be adaptable to the diversity of her readers' lives, but still specific and concrete enough to be practicable by even a novice of intuitive work.

If there is one criticism I have to offer, it's that, given her scientific background, I hoped Marta's work would stand out in the intuitive communication field, for taking a genuinely objective approach to her topic, but it falls surprisingly short there. Like all the other I.C. authors I've read, her eagerness to convince frequently leads her to explain a phenomena with a completely subjective theory, which is held to be proven by yet another subjective theory.

I.C. is a pretty subjective field in many ways, of course, but that doesn't mean we can't question our assumptions about it, or engage in honest, rational discussion about the theoretical nature of any attempt to explain intuitive experiences. Probably the reluctance of writers to do this stems from the intensity of the criticism often leveled at the I.C. community. It's hard to admit your weaknesses in front of your enemies, but I'd like to see us ask ourselves, out loud, the questions that otherwise become criticism of I.C. If we are so attached to our own assumptions that we fear to do this kind of exploration, our closed-mindedness differs not at all from that of persons in the scientific establishment, or conservative religious establishment(s), or elsewhere, that are eager to discredit I.C. for similarly fearful reasons.

Stepping off my soapbox now...

I still highly recommend Marta Williams' "My Animal, My Self" as an engaging, singular introduction to the phenomena of mirroring between humans and nature. I gained some powerful insights from it, and I intend to go back and reread it more slowly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Animal, My Self 5 July 2013
By Sheri Newton - Published on
My Animal, My Self by Marta Williams is a wonderful book that animal lovers will greatly enjoy. The author is an animal communicator that helps us to see how our relationships with our animals often reflect ourselves.

My Animal, My Self is a book for true animal lovers. As an animal lover myself, I really enjoyed this book and learned quite a lot about my animals, and myself. Learning how animals can mirror us and how they can teach us many lessons in life, is a joyful and insightful read.

Some companion animals can mirror us in negative ways though, and this is of course not a good thing for us or them. The author gives examples of how to change this situation for both the human and the animal, which will hopefully help many humans and animals alike out there.

I found this book to be really interesting and would love to see this researched in more depth. The topic is truly worth looking into, and if you are an animal lover, this is definitely a book that you want to read! I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of My Animal, My Self, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars “Animals will respond to your emotional state, even if you think you are hiding your feelings and not displaying them outwardly. 19 Nov 2013
By Carolka - Published on
The focus of My Animal My Self is mirroring – the ways in which our animals reflect our own emotions, life situations, and even our physical state back to us. The premise behind the book is that animals know what we are thinking and feeling at all times; they cannot divorce themselves from our reality and so become inextricably involved in it.

This enlightening book reveals how our animals are frequently unrecognized healers and teachers for us. It is full of stories that will show you how animals mirror people: a cat who acted up when her person was working too hard, a horse who by being a bully helped her human learn to set boundaries in her life, a dog who helped his person heal emotionally, and a horse who was instrumental in getting a depressed woman to recommit to staying alive.

Our animals can teach us how to live in the present, overcome fear, and be in our power. Author Marta Williams contends that if you search for it you can observe how your animals are showing you what is out of balance in your life – emotionally, mentally, physically and/or spiritually. Animal lovers looking for life-changing insight into the hidden aspects of their relationships with their animals will find what they seek in this indispensable book.

Williams offers a clear, detailed explanation of this little-understood dynamic, and gives the reader the analytical tools for discovering mirroring in animals, past and present, and for addressing any interactions that may be less than optimal. She has created a book that leads us into one exciting discovery after another. The best part is that we don’t have to be professional animal communicators to access these remarkable gifts from our animals. What they are telling us about mirroring is clearly available with a little analysis on our part. Once we become aware of it, we will see it everywhere.

Through reading this book, those studying or practicing animal communication will expand their knowledge into a new world of deeper connection. All readers will discover what animals teach us through mirroring and how we can restore balance in our relationships with them. This book promises a consciousness shift that will surely change our lives and our animals’ lives, and possibly the life of our planet, for the better.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 7 Aug 2013
By Debra M Briles - Published on
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Found the book hard to put down. Would highly recommend it to a friend. Makes you really think about how we affect our animals without even knowing it.
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