‘When you talk to the an­i­mals . . .’

Started on a seag­ull

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KARO­LINE TUCKEY

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.

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