Some would say I have a “gift” of being able talk to the animals, but I would say that I have the gift of perseverance. When I took an animal communication class back in 2001, it became clear to me that it was, and still is my life’s purpose. However, being able to do it naturally was a stretch.
I had been an accountant for a number of years, so I was always thinking with the left side of my brain. From the left side of the brain, everything is logical, rational, and everything has to make sense. Boy, did I find out differently with this kind of work.
Animal communication is all about tapping into the right side of your brain. The creative side. The side that uses symbols, pictures, feelings, and emotions. This is how Spirit communicates.
Talking with the animals wouldn’t be easy for me, but I persevered. Something deep inside of me wouldn’t let me give up. I knew it was my destiny. The animals needed me to learn this and with their help, I did.
The first day of my animal communication class I was frustrated because I didn’t get the words, through no fault of my teacher, Marcia Zais. My mind chatter just would not shut up. Can anyone else relate? The second day of the class was for more advanced techniques. I hung in there and I was glad I did because I had the most incredible experience.
One the techniques that we were to practice was being able to sense and feel what it was like being in a particular animal’s body. Could you not see how valuable that would be? You would be able to know how they feel literally, and any discomfort they were having. Priceless!
I was to tune into “Barney”, a beautiful horse spirit, and ask him what it had felt like to be in his body while he was on Earth. I closed my eyes for a nano second and all of a sudden I felt like I was literally in a horse’s body! I could feel the immense power and strength Barney had. I could see a pasture in my mind’s eye. He decided to run so I could feel how glorious it felt. I could feel the sweat on his skin. His nostrils breathing hard, the air flowing in and out. It was AMAZING!
Needless to say, I was hooked! I had never had an experience like that ever in my entire life! It took some practice for me to get the words. The animals knew I needed patience, so they worked with me on that issue, thank goodness. The animals know your strengths and weaknesses. They know you better than you know yourself. I will be forever grateful to Barney and my animal communication teacher, Marcia Zais. That one experience changed my life and set me on a journey into the wonderful and mystical world of talking with the animals!
Did you ever just meet someone in your life that would change it forever? It all started when I met “Ted”, a huge, larger than life samoyed sixteen years ago. Ted had severe hip pain and needed surgery, but he didn’t do well under anesthesia, so his person was looking for an alternative way to help him. Having picked up a business card and flyer of mine, she agreed to give Reiki a try.
During the visits of giving Reiki to Ted, a friendship grew between her and I and we have been best friends ever since. On one of my visits, she handed me a book about Animal Communication. I tried to do it from the instructions in the book, but just couldn’t seem to do it. I clearly needed an in person teacher!
Not finding any teachers in the Kansas City area, a friend of mine just "happened" to know a teacher who lived in Vermont that would fly in to teach it, providing there were enough students. Calling all my animal loving friends, I was able to have just enough people to have the class happen. My friend even hosted the class.
The universe conspired in so many ways to have me learn how to talk to the animals. My journey to becoming an animal communicator started with that big white fluffy samoyed, "Ted". He has since passed and is helping the newly transitioned puppies in Heaven now. He’s got a booming laugh like Santa Claus and a heart of gold. I am forever grateful for him and my best friend, who made it all possible.
It’s interesting how the Universe conspires and leads you down a path that you would have never believed for yourself in a million years. Pay attention to coincidences. That’s how the Universe works. Who knows what gifts may be just around the corner?