‘When you talk to the animals . . .’
Started on a seagull
While many of us might wonder what we’d hear if we could talk with the animals, a Porirua woman believes she has the secret, and has been learning to develop the skill further.
Ranui resident Lesley Gideon recently attended a workshop with one of New Zealand’s leading experts in animal communication, and says while she was already able to connect with animals, it has helped develop her abilities further.
She began to receive feelings and pictures from animals after an encounter with a sick seagull on the Wellington waterfront in the 1980s, she says.
‘‘ There were lots of seagulls around, but this one I had a feeling he was not well, so I had a feeling to send warm pink healing energy to him and . . . he walked over and stood right next to me. He was just checking me out and time stopped and the connection was so strong and he was thanking me.’’
She says not all animals want to talk, but domestic animals often do, and we can learn a lot by developing better connections with them.
‘‘I think most people do take them for granted a lot and pets care about what goes on in families a lot because they have all come here to teach . . . to teach us to smell the grass, feel the sunshine on the back.’’
‘‘ I think they have a better understanding of humans than humans do. They have a very good knowledge of their place in the universe and of their place in the family.’’
Attending the workshop in Paraparaumu, run by Faye Rogers, with people from throughout the Wellington region had been helpful to develop her abilities, she says.
‘‘ I think the most important thing I learned was to trust the feelings and images that you get, and first of all to centre and clear your mind and then to make the connection, and also trusting what you get, what you were sent by the animal.
‘‘It was a fantastic experience to meet like-minded people because you can talk on that level because you’re not having to get over the startled looks from people.’’
Ms Rogers works fulltime as an animal communicator from her home in Christchurch and connects with pets all over the world by telepathy.
About 15 people from the Wellington region attended her recent course in Paraparaumu, and she said the students had done well. There was a lot of positive feedback from them about what they learned.
Most people who look into animal communication do it out of love for their pets. Many want to know more about them and some have a particular concern, like a pet that is misbehaving.
‘‘ A lot of people say
[ their relationship with their pet] does change because they are able to see things through their animal’s eyes and understand things and work with them.
‘‘Most people just want to make things better, and love their animals, or want to share messages with their animals to tell them how much they love them. There can be many reasons.’’
She says while most pets want to communicate, after the Christchurch earthquakes she has found that lost pets are very difficult to connect with as they are very anxious and confused.
‘‘But they love to be heard, they are all out there waiting to be heard.’’
‘‘ You’d be quite surprised at some of the beautiful things that the animals have to say, and it gives us understanding – that we share this land with all sorts of species, and maybe we’d started doing things differently,’’ she says.
Animal communicator: Porirua woman Leslie Gideon says she’s learned a lot after realising she could receive images and feelings communicated by birds and animals.