Doubting Your Own Animal Communication

March 31, 2010 by  
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Can Doubts Be Eliminated?


As a teacher of Animal Communication, I am often asked, “When do you stop doubting?”  The answer, of course, is “never” – that is, unless you have so much ego that you decide one day that you cannot make any mistakes.  I certainly do not recommend anyone becoming so full of pride that there is no room for the possibility of error in how they see themselves or in how they do psychic work.

Telepathy is a psychic ability and there is never “perfection.”  There is always some possibility for error.  Consider that, while we are in physical bodies,

  • We have “forgotten” a vast storehouse of knowledge that is available to us on in the spiritual realms, but that is mostly unavailable to us while in physical.
  • We are experiencing the world we “live” in as reality, but it is actually an illusion that mirrors our own inner world of limiting beliefs and emotions.
  • We each see the world through a “pinhole” opening through the “frabric” of the “veils of illusion” – a very small view of the vastness of the universe.
  • We are limited by our current life experiences, the language(s) we speak, the vocabulary we know, the vibrational frequencies that we have integrated, and much more.
  • Communication can be in metaphor, which is even MORE open to interpretation.

The bottom line is that we are not completely “clear channels” of information, Light, Love, or anything else.  And to communicate what we receive telepathically (or through other psychic means), we must “translate” or describe the experience in language that someone else then understands based on his or her limited viewpoint.

It makes me wonder, sometimes, whether communication is EVER possible at all.  No wonder there are so many misunderstandings between beings in 3-D.


And so the point is?

I am writing about the subject of accuracy in Animal Communication because of a conversation I had recently with a client, Faun Fenderson.  Faun has graciously agreed to share this experience, and we both hope it will help others understand how difficult it can be to really “know” what is going on in any situation. 

Faun called me with some concern about one of the felines who is part of her large cat family that live inside and outside her home in New Orleans.  The family has grown and changed quite a bit since Hurricane Katrina, due to the increase in the number of “strays” since that time.  

Blackie, one of the cats living in the yard, had disappeared for just over 24 hours.  Due to his  progressive loss of vision and because Faun, herself, had spoken with him telepathically* and felt he was quite depressed about losing his sight, Faun wanted me to check in with him.  Some of her other cat family members had also expressed concern to her about Blackie.  (*Faun is a 2009 graduate of the TWA Animal Communication Coaching Program and is quite skilled at speaking telepathically with animals herself.)

During the first session, I spoke with a few of Faun’s other cats who are “in charge” at her house.  I also spoke with Freddie (former feline family member of Faun’s, now in spirit) who is often around to help out.  I also spoke with Echo, my former equine companion, also in spirit.  In the past, I have found Echo’s information to be highly accurate, but anyone can make a mistake or certainly, I can!

By the time the session ended, I was certain that Blackie was in the process of leaving the Earth plane, i.e., dying.  I came to this conclusion without actually checking into the state of his physical body (if my memory serves me – or possibly I couldn’t find a physical body – which has also been known to happen).  I also had asked for help, insight, and information from my guides and my “I Am Presence” (my highest spiritual aspect). 

The last thing I said to Faun was, “Of course, I can be wrong.  He might just show up at your door, and if he does, please let me know.  But I will be very surprised if that’s what happens.”


Surprise!  Surprise!

Because we did not record the sessions, and because when I work with clients it is difficult for me to take many notes, I did not have much written down when Faun and I finished our initial conversation.   Still, I had a strong feeling of certainty that Blackie would not be back – at least not in the body he had recently been using.

When the phone rang later that day, it was Faun.   Blackie was in her yard.  My mouth dropped open.  I was blown away. 

My “feeling” that Blackie would not return was SO STRONG that I had allowed myself to be CERTAIN that he had transitioned.  I had even felt grief, as I’ve been speaking with Faun and Blackie for a few years now.

Faun asked me to do a follow-up session the next day.  Thanks to Faun’s copious notes from our first conversation, she was able to tell me “word for word” what I had said to her over the phone in the previous conversation.  The words I had used never actually said “Blackie is dying” or “Blackie’s spirit is definitely detached from his physical form.”   Everything I had said, according to Faun’s notes, left open the possibility of his return.

Isn’t it amazing how we fill in the spaces of information to create something? 

Isn’t it amazing how we can convince ourselves that something is “so”?

In my next blog entry I will share with you Faun’s experience of the Blackie story.   I have left many of the details to her, since she’s the one with the detailed notes.

Meanwhile, I, the professional with 16 years professional experience and a lifetime of communicating telepathically, am still amazed by what can happen when using psychic gifts to communicate telepathically. 

It’s not predictable.  It’s not measurable.  It may or may not be varing degrees of accurate. 

It’s also thrilling and challenging.

I’m just grateful that I am still open to being in error, to making mistakes, and to learning from them. 


When an Animal’s Perspective Is Unexpected

January 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Animal Communication

In my work as an Animal Communicator, I sometimes find that the perspective of the animal is a surprise to their person.  At times, when additional information about a situation becomes available, the difference in perspective may seem even more mysterious.

This creates a quandary for me as a professional.  I cannot prove what I am saying is true.  I can only say what I am getting from the animal in that moment.  Might additional information change the animal’s response?  There is no way to know since we can’t go backwards in time and find out.

A few days ago, a client called me about her horse.  For the sake of privacy, I will call her Cindy and the horse Charlie.  Both of Charlie’s inner eyelids were very inflamed and had prolapsed (were hanging out of his eyes).  Since the gelding was 31 years old (rather elderly for an equine), one of Cindy’s questions for him was whether he wanted euthanasia.  A veterinarian was coming later that day to possibly do surgery to remove his eyelids.

When I spoke with Charlie, he said he had no pain, just some burning and itching sensations.  We told him about the possibility of surgery to remove the inner eyelids, and he was in favor of doing this.  He had no hesitation about it. 

Since Cindy didn’t know many detail about the surgery, we could only tell Charlie that the veterinarian was experienced in this type of surgery and that he might bleed for 20 minutes, but then he’d be fine.  Charlie was eager to do both eyes if that were possible to make his eyes stop itching.

I did ask Charlie if he was ready to leave via euthanasia.  His response was quick and definite.  “I want to continue my life.  I’m just fine,” he told me.  Perhaps with the knowledge that eye surgery would fix everything he felt no need to leave his physical form behind.  He didn’t say this, but we did check in with him about the rest of his body, and he seemed to have no other area of serious discomfort.

When the vet came later in the day, she examined Charlie’s eyes and found that there was a large tumor behind the right eye pushing the eyeball out.  Charlie had told me that he bumped his head, and that the lump over his right eye was from bumping it.  The veterinarian said the lump was part of the tumor.   He was under tranquilizer at the time, very relaxed, and the vet was easily able to examine his eyes thoroughly.

Cindy asked the vet if was possible that Charlie had no pain, as he had said to me.  The vet said that he might not have any.  She also explained that the inner eyelids were having an allergic reaction to the eye medication another veterinarian had prescribed to kill a potential eye infection that it turned out was not the problem.

Cindy was then faced with making a decision about what to do.  The vet recommended euthanasia, and Cindy, despite being torn because of our previous conversation, agreed to go ahead with it.   Charlie was euthanized.

Later, when I spoke with Cindy, she told me how uncertain she felt about her decision to euthanize Charlie.   I explained that the circumstances had changed.  Once the vet diagnosed the problem, it was very clearly not operable.  Charlie’s desire to continue his life might have been very different if he had known about the tumor when we spoke to him.

Animals do listen to what is being said about them by the people around them.  It is entirely likely that Charlie was listening (despite the tranquilizer) to what Cindy and the veterinarian were discussing.

I always seek to empower my clients to trust their inner wisdom about their animals.  Charlie had been with Cindy for 20+ years.  She knew him well and loved him deeply.  Still, knowing when to help an animal leave always requires a leap of faith – faith in ourselves – faith in our knowledge of our animals – faith that death is not the end, but just a new beginning.

While it is always possible to speak with Charlie again, in spirit, and talk about what happened and how he feels about it, Cindy is grieving and is not ready to do this at this time. 

Meanwhile, I must continue to trust that saying whatever the animal tells me is doing the best I can do in any situation, and that I must continue to hold in my mind that all will happen for the highest good of everyone concerned.