Sometimes we can understand mind/body or spiritual concepts easier, if we see them modeled by someone else. And sometimes, when we can observe this wisdom in animals, it becomes a very powerful transmission.

I am the guardian of horses, dogs and cats, and I learn continually from all of them. Even wild animals, or watching animals in videos can transmit greater wisdom, or states of peace. Here’s an email I recently received from someone recovering from Lyme disease:

“My partner has commented on how he finds me smiling as I watch and listen with the heart to your message in your u-tube conversations with your horses. Although I’ve come to enjoy your entire herd and family, your horse Montaro especially has truly blessed me with his assured strength and calm understanding. As he speaks to you and his herd, I feel he speaks to me too. This year, I met more wild animals during my daily walks than ever before. What a wonderful place and family you have made as you listen to your horses (and dogs) and learn from each other.”

In this video (below) I’m going to walk you through exactly how our pets or animals can use their physical body to deliver emotional/mental/spiritual messages to us. So you will see how this concept I keep speaking about is not just applicable to our healing journey with our own bodies, but the universe can also use our pets bodies to deliver messages to us, and help us come into wholeness.

Although my horse Audelina has a hoof abscess in this video and can hardly walk, I used a DMSO and wild oregano mixture to completely heal it in only 3 days because we simultaneously received and honored the MESSAGE her body was delivering.

Fortunately, although I’d never treated a hoof abscess before, I had a good understanding of the elements involved from one of my most popular posts on this blog (253,000 views, 413 comments): on natural remedies for perianal abscess and fistula. Aside from the location of the abscess, the same principles of trapped infection, difficulty treating the inaccessible locale, and helping infection to drain, all apply to hoof abscesses as well as perianal abscesses.

What is the message of perianal abscess?

If you have a stubborn fistula or abscess, or, one that keeps recurring – even though you’ve healed it – you’d do well to take an inventory of all possible contributing factors – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Most people tend to only look at physical causes. I received this question from a reader:

“I was wondering if there is anything to prevent the fistula abscesses from coming in the first place. I read all about healing them. But am I missing getting to the root cause? Mine have returned & I’m really discouraged with everything I’m reading.”

I love that this person is asking the right question! As you can see in the video above, the message of your recurring abscess could be just about anything pertinent to your life, or the way you’re currently moving through life and making the decisions you make. So you’ve really got to cast your net wide, open to all possibilities and open to receive deeper wisdom.

But let’s start with the easy stuff…

Possible physical causes of perianal abscess and fistula

Drug use – I once had a chat with an MD who was convinced that many of the drugs prescribed for Crohn’s and colitis actually caused fistulas as a “side effect”.