We moved to the country when I was 3 and there followed a steady stream of dogs, cats, cows, chickens, parakeets, horses, small rodents and reptiles, and Napoleon the box turtle. I loved them all, each and every one, and later was equally smitten by every member of the animal parade that graced my adult life. But … Though my family was ahead of many in their acceptance of “extra sensory” events, that acceptance applied only to humans. All those brilliant animal beings who shared my life were but “animals,” lesser creatures, incapable of thought or communication beyond the barks, chirps, whinnies or whatever sounds were allowed by their particular biological makeup. Regardless, I never believed in those limitations and always knew animals were far more than that. How to converse with them was another matter.
In the mid-1980’s, the city girl I had become met and fell head over heels for llamas: beautiful, elegant, aloof beings with a stunning natural ability to sooth and calm humans – even me in rush hour traffic. I returned to the country a year later to live with a very small herd of llamas and heard the first mentions of something called “animal communication.” What?! How does that work? What do you do? Who learns the other’s language? I had all kinds of questions.
In this amazing work, I’m an Animal Communicator, Healing Touch for Animals™ practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, channel for the Animal Collective, and the founder of Sharing Animal Wisdom: Building a World Community. I do private communication and healing consultations with all species, using flower essences, crystals, crystal essences, and essential oils as needed for healing and to support behavior changes. I teach Animal Communication and Healing Our Animals – a group healing approach for animals, and lead Sharing Animal Wisdom First Gatherings and Wisdom Circles for both children and adults. My work is ever changing and expanding, always a blessing.
Oh, yes. All of that time, all those experiences, all of the effort put into learning and practicing … and what do I know without question now? That each and every human being comes into this life prepared, capable of communicating with animals. It’s just that many of us forget for a while. We can all remember when we’re ready.