I'm often asked when I became aware that I was an "animal whisperer" and the truth is - never! I wasn't the kind of kid who saw dead ancestors at the foot of my bed, and I didn't have a conscious awareness of what my pets were trying to tell me. Maybe if I had, my poor pet chicken could have said, "I don't want to ride your damn tricycle or teeter-totter!" and wouldn't have run away. I'm still feeling guilty about that.
I was a Spanish and Portuguese major my freshman year of college, and when I switched majors to Biological Science, I had the half-baked notion that I would move close to the ocean and participate in dolphin language research. My backup plan was primate language research - this was when Washoe the chimp was all over the news with her ability to use magnetic shapes of different colors to construct her side of conversations with researchers.
A brief stint at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute as a post-grad student and I knew I didn't want to work near the ocean - it smelled funny and the salt water wasn't appealing. I'm definitely a lake person. I also spent some time working at a pharmaceutical company and was permanently put off by the animal labs. So, no language work with animals.
It wasn't until my husband and I had a very sick cat that we sought out an animal communicator to help us make end of life decisions. I was fascinated by the process, and after other consultations for our other rescued cats, I finally asked that same question - "When did you know you had this ability?" Our communicator said, "Anyone can learn." She was right, but it took some time and finally the declaration, "I am an animal communicator. How can I help?" before I truly became confident.
Each of us has abilities that remain undeveloped, because we are convinced that our world is confined to what we can explain or how technology can assist us. We have forgotten the part of ourselves that reaches beyond our five senses, into those dimensions that are still unexplained by our primitive scientific protocols and filtered out by our concepts of what is "true" and what is "possible" - even how we relate to other forms of life. We judge other species based on our own perceptions and beliefs. We close the door on the possibilities.
When I began my practice working with animals and their human families, I realized that I would never be able to reach many clients individually. People have been asking why I don't teach classes. Now, I am.
If you're curious about what your animals are thinking, and want to see how animal communication "works" and wonder whether you could build better relationships with your own furry, feathered, and scaled companions, spend a couple of hours and a few dollars with me this Saturday, March 8th, at the Hampton Inn in Gurnee, Illinois. At the very least, you'll have your questions answered for a reasonable cost, and at best, you'll begin to open your own channels of communication and then you won't need to hire me at all! Here's the link: http://lotusexperienceil.com/workshopsclasses.html - just scroll down to the March 8th class description for Animals Know! - What Animals Teach Us, and then register on the site. Bring a friend, or come alone. All participants will receive a discount coupon for a future session as well. Hope to see you there!
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