Talking: How, When, and Why to Use an Animal Communicator
Elizabeth F. Severino, D.D., D.R.S., Reiki Master
written by invitation for Irish Wolfhound Magazine).
My name is Elizabeth Severino and I've been an animal communicator all my life.
By now, I've helped animals quite literally all over the world and even beyond
this world and have also worked with colleagues from all over. The purpose of
this article is to help you, the reader, understand a little about what animal
communication is, who animal communicators are and what they do, how an animal
communicator can help, how to use an animal communicator, and how to find an animal
communicator that's right for you.
What is Animal Communication?
The phrase "animal communication" usually infers an exchange of information,
a split-second energetic exchange of information, which is occurring between a
particular human person and a particular animal. The broader scope of animal communication
actually includes communications from whole species, for example whales and dolphins,
and the earth, to people and others. For the purposes of this article, however,
we will narrow the definition to its already mentioned popular meaning of an exchange
between a particular person and a particular animal or animals.
a human animal communicator is helping with a care-person and her/his animal friend,
it is customary for the animal communicator to transmit questions to and answers
from the animal friend and the care-person. It is also customary that the communication
results in the diligent translation of the animal's messages into a spoken human
language by the animal communicator.
communication is often called telepathic communication because words need not
be spoken aloud and geographical distances are interesting yet irrelevant. The
communicator can be anywhere and so can the animal. The energetic language sensed
by communicators is resonated by all creatures everywhere . . . in fact, by everything
in our planet and perhaps even our entire cosmic consciousness. It is ubiquitous
and transcends form, language, culture and country while it also exists in all
forms, languages, cultures, and countries. I suspect that the ease with which
I learn languages is a part of this gift. In addition to being a telepathic communicator,
I speak fourteen human languages with varying degrees of proficiency and have
now done animal communication sessions in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and
do animal communicators do?
communicators are individuals who do animal communication. Some, including myself,
were born with the ability, demonstrated it at a very early age and have continued
to enhance it throughout their lives. Others become awakened to their abilities
as they grow spiritually and age chronologically.
communicators offer a wide range of services. Some specialize in specific areas,
such as particular breeds or species of animal, or specific categories of question,
for example, behavior issues.
communicators can help with:
Understanding an animal's needs,
feelings and innermost thoughts;
Resolving behavior issues;
Preparing both a care-person and her/his animal friend for changes and transitions,
including moving to a new residence or the addition of another animal to the family;
Collaborating with veterinarians, including sensing the animal's physical
condition and sharing the animal's viewpoint of its condition or its feelings
about interventions or therapies, similar to a patient interview;
Communicating with an animal's essence energy after it
has left form; and
Teaching animal communication.
communicators who are also spiritual healers or energy therapists can help with
all of the above, as well as the following:
Deepening a human's
awareness of the powerful spiritual connection to his/her animal, including understanding
a particular animal's purpose in the human's life;
Clearing an animal
from the effects of trauma;
Understanding an animal's past lives and
their impact on its current life experience;
Extending the healing
peace and calm of therapeutic energy into an animal's body or situation;
Assisting in issues of dying and death; and
Entraining the care-person
to higher levels of vibration and increasing spiritual peace.
feel extremely fortunate to have received the blessing of Ordination as a Spiritual
Healer through Dr. Ron Roth, world-renowned spiritual healer, best-selling author
and colleague of Dr. Carolyn Myss. I feel working with Ron and his assistant Paul
Funfsinn has added immensely to my journey. Ron and Paul were my advisors and
spiritual mentors while I earned my Doctorate in Religious Studies (D.R.S.) with
a concentration in healing through prayer and touch. I feel blessed that my original
Reiki attunements about a decade ago came through Elsie Kerns, and that the gentleman
who appeared to guide me in selected metaphysical directions at that time was
(and continues to be) Scott Teeters.
communication sessions, also called consultations, readings, and interviews, occur
in as many ways as there are communicators. Some communicators want to be in close
physical proximity to the animal(s). Many work at a distance by telephone, mail,
Internet or "etheric-net." Some telephone and Internet sessions occur
with the care-person actively engaged with both the animal and the communicator.
Some communicators collect the animal's history and data ahead of time, go into
a subsequent session to accomplish their communications, and then share with the
care-person, the results of the session. Telephone sessions are often recorded.
Internet sessions are often printed out. Some communicators, when collaborating
with veterinarians, fax the results to the veterinarian's office or are available
by telephone or in-person when the animal is with the veterinarian. I've done
all of these.
animals generally love animal communication sessions and are deeply grateful and
visibly relaxed after most sessions are complete. This result happens regardless
of the manner in which the session was conducted. As I've been learning and growing
in my practice . . . being an animal communicator is a lifelong journey . . .
I've used all of the already mentioned ways of communicating at one time or another.
I have found all of the ways work. Most often as of this writing, I do telephone.
I also do Internet or in-person consultations singly and in groups.
prices range as widely as the ways in which communicators work. Student communicators
or newly professional communicators often work for free. The range for an average
session for experienced professional communicators is incredibly wide. Colleagues
have told me of sessions they have had and that these sessions have ranged from
$25.00 to $300.00. I am told there is one communicator who charges $300.00 an
hour! I charge $3.00 a minute for actual session time, exclusive of the initial
interview. I know this is a little strange and to some uncomfortably reminiscent
of the so-called psychic hot-lines', however, I have found that it works.
My work is so unique I do not seem to have an "average" anything, much
less an average session time, so an "average" price scale simply has
never worked for me. What it is, it is, and this works perfectly for me.
would I use an animal communicator?
people who might use an animal communicator are already open and aware. They care
for and often have keen insights into their animal friends. It therefore becomes
an interesting question to discuss when is a good time, to use an animal communicator?
people use animal communicators for fun and general information. I volunteer for
a lot of charity events and do a number of group parties and the animals are often
in a very good mood for these events and are usually totally hilarious. Animal
communicators are more commonly used when our animals need help or we need help
with our animals.
animals can be intense and some can be quite stoic, preferring to suffer in silence.
Unless compassionately and skillfully prompted by a professional communicator,
some animals will say little to nothing about the experience of their physical
our animals are in trouble, regardless of how open, knowledgeable or intuitive
we may be, many of us get emotional. This degree of passion and concern may sometimes
cloud our deep sensings and knowings.
of us who don't get too emotional may get overly rational. We confuse ourselves
with readings and numbers and options and dosages and choices and . . . for possible
interventions, nutrients and therapies. The overly rational approach also clouds
our deep sensings and knowings.
of us vacillate between too emotional and overly rational. Our perception of our
animal's progress through its issues becomes our bell-weather. This roller-coaster
is quite possibly the most painful for all concerned and it is very prevalent
in the care-person community.
best position to be in relative to communicating with our animal companions is
high spiritual impersonalization and deep compassion. This is an energetic many
of us either cannot attain or cannot sustain, especially relative to our own animals.
If you have questions of consequence and cannot yourself attain or sustain this
state, using the services of an experienced, professional animal communicator
may be indicated.
Gandhi has observed that the moral progress of a nation
can be judged by the way its animals are treated. The "nation" of care-persons
who are moved to contact an animal communicator, in my experience, is morally
extremely advanced. We love and deeply respect our animals.
do I use an animal communicator? I've never done it before.
by becoming clear on your reasons for asking for help. If it's just for fun, let
it be for fun! It you have questions about your situation and your animal, write
them down. If you're working with a veterinarian or a trainer, consult with them,
too, to determine their precise and specific questions. Again, write the questions
down. Determine the overall theme of your questions. Perhaps it's a health issue
or a behavior issue. Perhaps it's a dying and death issue, or a re-incarnation'
issue. Perhaps it's a desire to create a powerful energetic that will strengthen
your spiritual connection to your animal friend. Perhaps you have a communication
issue, something you deeply want your animal to understand and are simply not
sure it does. Perhaps you want your animal to experience healing energy. Perhaps
you have multiple desires.
next step is to locate an animal communicator whom you feel is appropriate to
the types of questions you have. Ask your friends about animal communicators they
have used and what their perception of the experience was. How did the communicator
work? Did they feel the information was useful? Did the communicator understand
the questions? Were they handled professionally? What were the actual costs? How
was their animal before, during, and after the communication session? How did
the care-person feel, before, during, and after the communication session? Did
they get the result they wanted or hoped for? Would they use the communicator
located the communicator you'd like to help you, your next step is to contact
the person. Since the ways in which communicators work vary widely, ask them how
they work and charge for their services. Some, including myself, both ask you
to and teach you how to prepare your animal(s) and yourself ahead of time. Others,
as has already been discussed, handle it differently. Almost all communicators
want some history on your animal and/or the questions or concerns you have about
your animal. Consider all of this and then make your decision.
of this writing, there are about one hundred animal communicators registered with
www.animaltalk.net, the web-site of a famous communicator (whose advanced classes
I've taken and recommend), Penelope Smith. Penelope's web-site is a wonderful
place to locate a potential helper, should you decide, having completed this article,
to choose one. Communicators are listed by geography. Areas of specialty, if such
areas exist, are also listed. My web-site address is listed at the end of this
article, if it comes to you to contact me. <Ed. note: If you're reading
this article HERE, you've already FOUND Elizabeth's web-site!!!> I
am also listed on Penelope's web-site. < Ed. note: Penelope's link is
in the Best Buddies section of this web-site.>
you have chosen your communicator and made your appointment, allow your communicator
to guide you personally through all the logistics and fulfillment of the session.
Keep an open mind. Stay in an energy of resonance. All animal communication sessions,
as different as each may be from the other, touch the mystery of the Unity of
Existence. Enjoy the mystery! And happy animal-talking!
About the author: Dr. Elizabeth Forrest (Girard-diCarlo) Severino is a
healing communicator for people and animals. She currently lives near the East
Coast of the United States. She is the author of five books, including The
Animals' Viewpoint on Dying, Death and Euthanasia. She travels extensively
as a practitioner and teacher of Animal Communication, Spiritual Healing, and
Embracing the Divine Feminine. Her web-site is www.beyond1.com. <Ed.
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