Two locations to help you to "Transform to Tranquility"
20 W. Washington Street Suite 10 Clarkston, Michigan 48346
12670 Inkster Road Redford, Michigan 48239
Why did I become a Reiki Master and Reiki Teacher? Would you believe me if I told you that I had perfect strangers tell me that I was a hands on healer? I wondered what a healer was, let alone a hands on healer. As near as I could figure out it had to do with energy therapy or energy healing and something called Reiki. For the life of me I could not understand why someone who knew nothing about me would tell me to become a Reiki Master. I didn't even know what Reiki was at that time. But here is my story.....
I am the youngest of seven children and most of my family lives within 9 miles of me.
A few years ago, while on a vacation to Sedona, Arizona I had a perfect stranger tell me that they could feel the positive energy flowing off of me and they asked if I was a hands on healer or a Reiki Master. Not knowing that much about Reiki at the time, I told them, "no" and started to slowly move away. :-)
A year later while standing in line at the grocery store, it happened again.
I believe I had the same reaction and started to move towards the express lane.
Being a slow learner to realize that fate was talking to me, I had to wait another 2 years until I again returned to Sedona for a vacation.
This time TWO people in the same day told me that I have incredible positive energy and told me I should be a Reiki Master.
Apparently, I couldn't ignore it anymore.
I came home, and that is where my "awakening" began.
After spending 27 years of living in the "Corporate World" being a Computer Programmer and then an IT Project Manager
it was a little strange for me to move out of the world of pure logic and move toward Energy Work.
However, once I took that first step, I felt that I have found my life's purpose.
I would say that it has been a gift to be able to share so much wonderful energy with people that I have been privileged to give treatments to.
I know that every time I give a Reiki treatment I feel I get as much out of it as my client does.
It is a wonderful feeling that is like having energy but being incredibly relaxed at the same time. I call it "Reiki Xanax".
Being a Reiki Master is a long way from where my career started.
My education is in Business/Management and Computer Technology. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, a Masters Degree in International Business and a MBA.
But even with all of that education, I have grown and learned the most from being a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher.
I am always amazed at what life has to teach me.
You NEVER know what path life will take you down!
Sophie and Jake Parlez-vous Francais? Anyone....ANYONE??!!
Jake has gone on to heaven.
So we adopted a rescue dog to keep Sophie company. Welcome Archie!!
Sophie is my English Bulldog. I bought her in Paris and brought her back on the airplane with me.
Apparently she can only obey commands in French, because she never listens to me.
Leslie's Star Wars Commentary
Although Leslie takes Reiki very seriously, she does have a "goofy" side to her personality.
She believes that we cannot take ourselves too seriously, and we have to laugh as much as possible. So with a light heart and a quick smile, we submit to you Leslie's philosophy on Star Wars and how it relates to Reiki. George Lucas, if you are reading this....give Leslie a "jingle", will you? You have MUCH to discuss! ;-)
You can ask almost any one of Leslie's Reiki students, or anyone that she has had a lengthy conversation regarding Reiki, and they will most likely know two things about Leslie.
First, that Leslie believes that Jedi Masters and Reiki Masters walk a parallel path. Many similarities, there are.
Second, whenever Leslie is trying to explain Reiki Energy to someone who is unfamiliar with Reiki, she uses the analogy of "The Force" from Star Wars.
Leslie is convinced that George Lucas was describing Reiki Energy when he told Yoda to say, "My ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. The force surrounds us and binds us".
So here (for your enjoyment) are some more of her favorite quotes from Yoda, Jedi Master. ;-)
"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose."
"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering."
"Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try."
"My ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. The force surrounds us and binds us."
"Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side of the force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny."
"Always in motion is the future."
"You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive."
"Meditate on this, I will."
"Luminous beings are we."
"Feel the Force around you."
A typical Reiki Treatment lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. The first treatment usually lasts 60-75 minutes to allow extra time to discuss your treatment and expectations. All treatments are by appointment. If you are wondering, "What the heck is Reiki anyway?" Treatments can be done at Soothe Your Soul in Downtown Oxford: 2B S. Washington Street, Oxford, Michigan. Or if you prefer the "Pampered Treatment" you can chose to have a treatment in your own home. For in-home treatments, Leslie will travel up to 15 miles from her home, more than 15 miles will incurr an additional charge for travel time.
60 minute in-home Reiki Treatment
Includes a full-treatment with consultation, Chakra balancing and energy clearing. Leslie will personalize your treatment that will be tailored for your specific needs.
60 minute in-home Reiki Treatment for TWO!
Includes a 60 minute treatment for you and another person (treatments are done one after the other).
60 minute in-home Reiki Treatment for THREE!
Includes a 60 minute treatment for you and two other people (treatments are done one after the other).
60 minute Reiki Treatment at Soothe Your Soul
Includes a full-treatment with consultation, Chakra balancing and energy clearing. Leslie will personalize your treatment that will be tailored for your specific needs.
(Minimum of 5 people) Includes a 20 minute mini-treatment for you and your guests. This is great for a "Girls Night In", "Mom's Night of Serenity", "Hunter's Wive's Weekend" (PLEASE book early, these fill up fast!), "Wine Tasting Party", "Martini Party" or any excuse to get your friends together for a night of fun and relaxation.
Psychic Reading Party*
(minimum of 5 people). Get your friends together and come enjoy a night of Psychic Readings. Leslie will use her intuition and consulting Angel Cards. You will have the spa exclusively for your party. Minimum of 5 people and maximum of 20 people. Each person will receive a 15 minute Angel Card Reading OR a 10 minute Pet Psychic Reading (only a photo is needed of the pet).
Private Psychic Reading*
Enjoy a Private Psychic Reading. Leslie will use her intuition and consulting Angel Cards. Readings are done over the phone. You will receive a 20 minute Angel Card Reading.
Private Animal Communication (Aka Pet Psychic Reading)
Enjoy a Private Pet Psychic Reading. Leslie is a gifted Animal Communicator and is able to communicate with your pets using a photo (she does not need to be face-to-face with you or your pet). She will answer any questions that you have regarding your pet and will be able to give your pet any information that you want them to know. She can also speak to animals that have crossed over into Spirit (also by using a photo). Done over the phone. (In person session will incurr an additional cost for travel time). You must be the owner or custodian of the pet. Pet Psychic Readings are not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care for your pet. Emergency Fees may apply for appointments with less than 12 hours notice.
For 30 minutes
For 45 minutes
Value package of three 60 minute in-home Reiki Treatments
In home treatments must be with 15 miles of Leslie's home or an additional fee will incurr for travel time.
60 minute Reiki Treatment (people or pet) outside of Michigan
Call to discuss. Leslie has clients worldwide, and it is not uncommon for her to travel to other states or countries. Each case is based upon Leslie's schedule and availability so feel free to call to discuss your situation.
Reiki Treatment for your Pet
Reiki Treatment for your Pet
Includes consultation with pet owner and full-treatment for your pet. Pet treatment is usually conducted in the pet's home (to avoid adding additional stress on pets by traveling) up to 15 miles from Leslie's home - otherwise an additional charge will incurr for travel time.
All Current Classes
Reiki 1 Certification
Private In-Home Lesson$185.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$175.00
Reiki 2 Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$175.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$165.00
Reiki Master Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$235.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$225.00
Reiki Teacher Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$305.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$295.00
Reiki 1 and 2 Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$350.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$295.00
Reiki 2 and Master Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$400.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$375.00
Reiki 1, 2 and Master Certification
Private In-Home Lesson$550.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$495.00
Reiki 2, Master and Teacher Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$575.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$545.00
Reiki Master and Teacher Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$460.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$450.00
Reiki 1, 2, Master and Teacher Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$635.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$595.00
Reiki 1 For Kids Certification
Private In-Home Lessons$150.00
"Budget Friendly" Classes/Services
Guided Meditation 101
Private In-Home Lessons$20.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$15.00
How to Smudge Your Home
Private In-Home Lessons$20.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$15.00
Reiki with Gemstones
Private In-Home Lessons$20.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$15.00
How to Create a Meditation Room
Private In-Home Lessons$20.00
Group In-Home Lessons (min. of 3)(pp)$15.00
Commercial Building and Residential Energy Clearing
Residential Clearing with Smudging and/or Reiki Energy
Commercial Building Clearing with Smudging and/or Reiki Energy
*You must be 18 years of older for an Angel Card Reading without parental consent.
What does the word "Reiki" mean?
Reiki is a Japanese term that is made up of two words. Rei and Ki (pronounced Ray Key). Rei is the Japanese word for Universal, Spirit and gift. Ki is the Japanese word for the Life Force Energy that flows through Everything (like "the Force" in Star Wars).
What should I expect during a Reiki treatment?
A Reiki Treatment is given on a massage table while wearing comfortable clothing. Shoes and jewelry are removed. Treatments generally last an hour (unless you have specific areas that need additional time). Leslie will then lightly lay her hands on different areas of the head, neck, front and back torso, legs and arms (no private areas are touched). Every person has a different experience during a treatment. Some of the more common experiences are seeing colors, feeling as if "multiple sets of hands and are on them", seeing pictures, feeling as if they are floating, being so relaxed they fall asleep, tingling, feeling as if something is being "pulled" out, or a feeling that they are "lighter" and less burdened, having their pain leave immediately, anxiety draining out of their body and finally being able to relax.
What is Energy Healing?
There are many forms of Energy Healing and is a somewhat broad term for any form of healing that manipulates, restores or balances the flow of energy in the body. Energy healing is the practice of raising the bodies frequency or vibrational level by channeling positive energy into the body. Energy workers generally work with their clients to help them solve emotional and/or spiritual problems. These problems, if not addressed tend to lead to physical problem. I find that if you concentrate on solving the emotional and/or spiritual problems, the physical problems resolve themselves. Different types of Energy Healing are Reiki, Polarity therapy, Qi Gong, Quantum Touch, Aura Cleansing and many more. One difference between Reiki and other Energy Healing modalities is that Reiki Practitioner pull Reiki from the Universe to transfer to their clients as opposed to transferring their own personal energy into their clients (which depletes that of the practitioner).
What the heck is a Chakra?
A Chakra is most easily described as an "Energy Center" in the body. We have 7 major Chakras in our bodies. They are basically located near the major organs in the body and each one effects certain organs/functions in the body. The first Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is called the "Root Chakra", the second is just below the navel and is called the "Sacral Chakra", the third is just above the navel and is called the "Solar Plexus Chakra", the fourth is by the heart and is called the "Heart Chakra", the fifth is located at the base of the throat and is called the "Throat Chakra", the sixth is located in the center of the forehead and is called the "Third Eye Chakra", and the seventh is at the top of the head and is appropriately called "the Crown Chakra".
Is Reiki really THAT relaxing?
YES! Reiki is actually THAT relaxing. Many people are so relaxed that they will fall asleep during a treatment. Most people just fall into a deep state of relaxation similar to meditation. Leslie feels that it is far more relaxing than a massage. To her, after a massage, the relaxation ends once she hits the parking lot and has to drive home. The relaxation received from Reiki lasts from a few days to a few weeks (everyone is different). Leslie feels Reiki is so relaxing, she calls it "Reiki Xanax".
Is Reiki safe?
Reiki is absolutely safe. It is safe for pregnant women, children, pets, plants, chemo patients, the elderly, those with pacemakers and more. Positive energy is not harmful as the body will reject what it does not need.
Can Reiki be done on pets?
Yes, Leslie performs Reiki on her own pets as well as those of her clients. She travels all over to work with people's animal friends. Dogs especially love Reiki more than any other pet she has found so far. Horses and cats seem to find it extremely beneficial. Dogs just seem to outwardly show more excitement about the "energy" and actively seek it out. Reiki can help new pets (especially those you rescued) adjust to their new home, heal emotional trauma, neglect, fear and trust issues. It can help with physical illness and injury, and high-strung or nervous issues. Best of all it is non-invasive, gentle, painless and stress-free. It can be given at a distance to avoid extra stress on the pet if they are not comfortable with new people. They do not have to be restrained or confined to be treated. It is usually best to treat them in their own environment so that they don't have anxiety of going to a strange place.
Can Reiki be done on kids and can Kids learn Reiki?
Yes and Yes! Children actually benefit quite a bit from Reiki treatments. Especially those children that are "high energy", Reiki can be a great alternative to Drug Therapy. For children with ADD or ADHD, treatment can be given will sitting in a chair, or even while the child is actively playing (in the case of extreme Hyperactivity) and is usually kept to more frequent, shorter treatment sessions. Leslie does teach a Reiki for Kids class so that they can learn to perform Reiki on themselves to help resolve some behavioral issues. She has found some children that are in tuned to people's energy fields and want to perform Reiki on others and she does take those students on a case-by-case business.
What much does a Reiki Treatment cost?
A typical 60 minute Reiki treatment is similar in price to a massage.
Will Reiki work on my headaches?
Many of Leslie's clients suffer from chronic or reoccurring headaches. Reiki can actually help relieve all types of aches/pains.
I heard that Reiki can relieve stress and reduce anxiety. Is that true?
Yes that is very true. Reiki is especially effective with reducing stress, and can ease many forms of anxiety. Many people have Reiki treatments before dentist appointments, before a big interview or presentation, before flying, or anything that causes people concern.
What is a 21-day Reiki Cleanse?
Those people that chose to take a Reiki class and become Reiki Practitioner will go through an attunement process for each level of Reiki that they take. The attunements in Reiki affects your whole being because they increase the amount of energy flowing into your body. As more energy flows into our system, the release of old dense negative energy is facilitated and everything flows faster and things get stirred up. Because of this additional influx of healing energy, a 21 day energetic cleanse is set into motion. This release can result symptoms similar to a cold or the flu and for others . . . an infusion of positive feelings.
Does Reiki go against Christian beliefs?
While Reiki is not a religion, nor it is religious specific. It is practiced by people of all religious persuasions as well as those with no religious convictions at all. Reiki is the practice of taking Universal Energy (which if you are a Christian, mean's God's Love or God's Energy) and transferring into the recipient. The issue of Reiki and Christianity is one that most Reiki practitioners have had to deal with from time to time. So much so that there is an entire website devoted to the discussion of why it is actually a very compassionate practice. The website "Reiki for Christians" is a site for the purpose of answering questions Christians have about Reiki and to provide a place for Christians who practice Reiki to share their ideas and experiences.
What is Reiki and how can it help me?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.
Reiki is a natural energy therapy and it is administered by "laying on hands" by Leslie (who is a certified Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher).
It is based on the idea that energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
If one's energy is low or blocked, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more easily capable of being calm, happy and healthy.
We are all aware of each other's energy, even if we are not conscience of it.
Have you ever met someone and disliked them immediately (even if you haven't talked to them)? Or, have you ever met someone that you just love to be around because it makes you feel good or "up"? This is because you are sensing that person's energy, whether you are aware of it or not.
How many of us have a dog (or another pet) that we feel is a "good judge of character"?
That is because they are more in tune with sensing people's energy. Humans have the same ability, it is just that some people are far more in tuned to it than others.
There have been scientific studies using a gauss meter that show that our frequency is lower when ill or in pain.
Research by Bruce Tainio shows that the frequency of the healthy human body is 62-68 MHz. Colds and the flu bring the body down to 57-58 MHz. As the frequency decreases more disease sets in and Tainio measured cancer at 42MHz. Reiki will help restore a higher frequency level to help our bodies heal or prevent illnesses.
A Reiki treatment will "recharge and unblock your energy".
Leslie will draw in Positive Energy and transfer it into you to raise their vibrational level. This promotes the ability for the body to heal itself. Reiki is being adopted by many hospitals. They are offering Reiki Treatments to cancer patients going through Chemo treatments and to surgery patients. They have found that those patients that have Reiki Treatments before and after their Chemo or surgery tend to heal faster and have less side effects.
If we get sick,
are in pain, are under stress, have anxiety, are around negative people, or have something bad happen to us, we tend to hold on to that negative energy and it gets trapped in our cells. This is why it is more difficult to remain calm and relaxed the longer it stays trapped in us. It seems that we get upset quicker, have less patience, get stressed quicker than before.
When our energy is strong, balanced and freely flowing we generally feel well and we have a normal or high frequency or vibration.
When we are in pain, ill, depressed or are not feeling well, the vibration/frequency of our bodies is lower. When we are down or ill or just not feeling optimum we literally need to re-charge. Reiki contributes to a balanced or higher frequency that helps create health and well-being.
During the Reiki treatment, you will be in such a relaxed state (some even fall asleep it is so relaxing) that your body will have a chance to rejuvenate.
Leslie will balance your Chakras and will try to clear out any energy blockages that you may have. Reiki is deeply relaxing, extremely stress reducing, it can relieve all types of aches/pains, ease anxiety, restore harmony, accelerate your bodies ability to heal, helps dump "emotional baggage", compliments standard medical treatments, strengthens the immune system, increases ones energy, restores balance, clears negativity and negative energy, creates a sense of well-being, and can provide comfort for the critically ill.
The Benefits of Clearing Your Home and Work Space
Energy clearing is not a new fangled, "new age" fru-fru technique.
Almost every culture has some form of energy clearing rituals. For centuries Churches have used incense to cleanse the air, Native American cultures use smoke to drive away negative energies and restore balance. From India, Egypt, Rome, Greece and many European countries, it has long been recognized that burning different plants, woods or oils resulted in a number of positive effects such as healing the sick or promoting balance or well-being.
Clearing your home or work space involves removing any old, negative or stagnant emotional energy that may be lingering.
Just as your home needs physical cleaning, the old energy needs to be cleared away as well. This is why in the North we love to open our windows on the first warm, sunny day of Spring. It blows out the old stagnant air that has been clogging up the house all Winter and blows in the new, fresh Spring air! It always feels good to clear out the old air, imagine how good it can feel to clear out the old energy as well.
If you feel like your life is in a rut,
things just aren't going the way you want them to be going, your life isn't moving forward, then you probably needs a good space energy clearing to start fresh and new. It is a Spring Cleaning for the energy in your home/office space.
You may just be amazed at the difference that you will find just from a simple ritual of energy cleansing and how many problems may be solved.
Not only will it rid your space of stagnant, old, negative, or just "not your own" energy, but it will also infuse the space with new, positively charged energy.
These rituals help to banish stress, attract positive things like love; tranquility
a new job, bring your family closer together, give you more energy, remove roadblocks from moving forward, and give your space a more tranquil, lighter, more peaceful feeling.
I use the Native American ritual of smudging
(using the smoke of sacred plants such as sage), Essential (Aromatherapy) Oils, Candles and Reiki Energy (pulling positive energy from the Universe) to clear spaces. Depending on allergies, aroma sensitivities, or personal preference, I can do Smudging, Essential Oils, Candles, Reiki, or a combination of any/all (which I find extremely effective as it seems to cover all bases).
Animal Communication FAQs
My Pet doesn't like the vet, so can I just ask an Animal Communicator what's wrong with my pet instead of taking them to the vet?
An Animal Communicator is not a substitute for needed medical care for your animal. Unless the Animal Communicator is a licensed Veterinarian, giving a diagnosis or medical advice is illegal. The responsibility of an Animal Communicator is to share the thoughts and feelings that were conveyed by the animal to their guardian. Sometimes an animal will tell a Communicator that they have a pain in a specific place and the information that is given can be helpful information to relay to a Veterinarian so that they can make a diagnosis. Also remember that your animal is not usually a Veterinarian either so they might not be able to tell you what is wrong. If you think of it like this, let say that you have a pain in your stomach and you tell your spouse that you have a pain in your stomach. If your spouse asks you, "what is wrong with your stomach?" Would you be able to diagnose the problem or only be able to relay that the pain is in a particular spot? The same usually goes for animals. They don't always know what the issue is either.
Is an Animal Communicator? Is it the same as a Pet Psychic?
Not really. A Communicator having a conversation with an animal is not much different than having a conversation with another person. The big difference is that an animal communicator uses telepathy (telepathy actually means "far or distant feeling") to have conversations with animals. The animal may share information about their memories, knowledge, wants, desires, feelings, and experiences. A psychic has the ability to see past the here-and-now and see into other areas such as the future and potentially give predictions. If an animal does not want to give information to the Communicator, then there is no way for the Communicator to get it (except to ask at another time). A Psychic may be able to get the information in other ways. Of course, there is always the possibility that you might find an Animal Communicator that just happens to also be a Psychic, but in general, they are not the same thing.
What would an Animal Communication session be like?
I request a photo of your animal and get basic information about them such as their name, age, species, breed, sex, color, etc by your filling out an Animal Intake Form. I use this information to make sure that I am connecting with the right animal. On the form is an area for you to write in the questions or concerns that you would like addressed during the session. I can then conduct the session in one of four ways. 1. Using the photo, I can connect with your animal on my own and write down all of the information that I receive from the animal regarding the questions or concerns that you specified on the form. I can then email you the information. 2. Using the photo, I can connect with your animal while you are on the phone with me and I will relay the information that I receive from the animal regarding the questions or concerns that you specified on the form, while we are on the phone. 3. Using the photo, I can connect with your animal while you and I are face-to-face in-person and I will relay the information that I receive from the animal regarding the questions or concerns that you specified on the form, while we are together. 4. While you, your animal and I are together in-person, I can connect with your animal and I will relay the information that I receive from the animal regarding the questions or concerns that you specified on the form, while we are all together.
What are the pros and cons to each of the four types of sessions (email, phone, owner in-person, owner and animal in-person)?
Each has its advantages and disadvantages. 1. Email session PRO: I will be able to get through all of your questions/concerns and relay back the information that I receive. Email session CON: We are not speaking live to validate that I have indeed connected with your animal. Also some of the answers may bring up more questions for you (which will need to be asked in another session). 2. Phone session PRO: I will be able to validate with you that I have indeed connected with your animal. As well, some information that the animal gives might need clarification or take the conversation in a different direction and we can address it during the session. Phone session CON: If your animal has a lot to say or the conversation takes us in a different direction, you might not get all of your questions/concerns answered without extra time or an additional session. 3. Owner in-person PRO: We have the opportunity to be face-to-face during the session, which often helps when the animal is telling me things like, "it hurts HERE". It is more difficult to describe "HERE" to you over the phone. In-person I can point to the place they hurt. An in-person session also sometimes makes people feel much more comfortable that they have actually met me and have a face to go with the name and voice. Owner in-person CON: If you come to my office, then you need to have the time to travel to and from my office (and sometimes weather or traffic can influence this travel). If you don't live in the Detroit Metro area, then this might not be feasible. If I come to you, then there is an additional cost for my travel time (and expenses if over 100 miles from my office). 4. Owner and animal in-person PRO: I have the chance to see your animal in-person and get to know them and you on a more personal basis. It helps to build a relationship between the three of us and usually makes people feel more comfortable that we have all met and have the face to go with the name and voice. Owner and animal in-person CON: Bringing the animal to my office (especially if you don't live in the Detroit Metro area) can be stressful on you and your animal or just not feasible. If your animal is sick or in pain, this is usually not a good idea. If I come to you, then there is an additional cost for my travel time (and expenses if over 100 miles from my office).
My pet was sick and so I decided to have them euthanized. How do I know if I made the right choice? How do I know if I did it too soon or too late?
Many people believe as I do, that animals have souls, and that they will transition into Spirit after their physical bodies have died. Many people opt to have me contact their pet after it has transitioned into Spirit to check on them to see if they are okay, or if they are upset about being euthanized, etc. This is actually a very common request. It would be rare for an animal to be upset about you making the tough decision to have them euthanized if you were making that decision out of love for them. In my opinion, it is the most self-less act that we can do for our animals. I have never met anyone who was happy about having to put their animal to sleep and the animals know that it is not an easy decision for you to make. Many people contact me to communicate with their sick pets to ask them if they are ready to go and to let the animal make the decision regarding timing. That helps to alleviate the stress fo wondering what the right timing is for your pet. Animals also look at death very differently than human's do. They look at it as the next step, and it is just a part of life. They don't have a fear of death, because it is not the end for them, just an end to using this particular physical body. I read a great quote from Laurie Moore where she says, "Remember nobody is dead. Souls simply change costumes."
My dog has some behavior problems. Can an animal communicator tell my animal to stop this behavior?
Yes I can ask you dog to stop the behavior. However, just like you and I, the dog has free will and they can choose whether they wish to change their behavior or not. The way that I prefer to handle this is to explain to the dog why the behavior is an issue to their guardian and explain what could potentially happen if they choose not to change the behavior or what the benefits would be if they did choose to change the behavior. My job is to translate and also to offer guidance when appropriate. A big benefit to hiring an Animal Communicator is that I can ask the animal if the behavior is caused by a physical or emotional issue. If it is a medical problem, then perhaps you could seek medical care for them. If it is an emotional problem, I am also a Reiki Master and if you wish, I can provide Reiki to your animal to try to clear up the emotional issue(s). Sometimes, it can actually be as simple as communicating to the animal that this is not acceptable behavior to the guardian. I have done this in the past and the animal told me that "they didn't know that it was wrong". After our communication session, the animal's guardian let me know that the behavior stopped immediately. Unfortunately I am not an expert on everything, so if I am not able to help with the situation, I may be able to refer you to someone who could help (for instance: a Certified Trainer).
I work and travel a lot. Can you ask my pet if I should get another pet so that they can keep each other company?
Yes, I can ask your pet this question, and honestly it is a good idea to do so. Every animal is different and has its own personality, just like people do. Some animals like the company and some like to be the only animal companion so that they get all of the attention. Where an Animal Communicator REALLY becomes helpful is when an animal is lonely during the day and would like to have another animal there for companionship, but once the guardian comes home, they would like the other animal to disappear into thin air so that they get all of the attention. This requires some counseling to all parties involved.
Can you help me pick out an animal so that I know that they will be the perfect fit for me and other members in my household?
As an animal communicator, I can ask the animal to tell me about themselves. What they like and dislike and I can get a feel for their personality type. However there are many pitfalls to this. First of all, if you are looking to get a kitten or puppy, then there is a good chance that there personality will change as they get a bit older (after all they are babies and babies change as they get older). There is also dynamics involved between other animals in the home (if any). Each animal has their own personality and although I can ask all of the animals in the household if they would like this new animal, the only way to really know is to have them meet. It's like asking if you like "funny people" and then having Robin Williams move in with you. Yes, he's funny...but it might not be amusing to have it in your face 24x7x365. But it is a great idea to use an Animal Communicator to get a feel for the animal if you are adopting or rescuing an animal from the streets, a shelter, a rescue, etc. I can help you get an idea of their personality and ask them if they like your energy. There are no guarantees (written or implied) with this, but it could be helpful. If you are going to be buying an animal from an owner or a breeder, then it is essential that I get the permission of the animal's owner/guardian before I communicate with them.
My neighbor's dog barks all of the time! Can you ask him to stop barking?
No. Ethically, I cannot communicate with anyone's animal without the permission of their owner/guardian. There are exceptions of course, such as if an animal is wild, is in danger such as running close to a busy highway, or looks like it is lost/stray, or injured, or if I am just saying "hello". Just think of it like this...would you want me to walk up and start a conversation with your child to get information from them or to ask them to change their behavior? Probably not. But you might if your child was lost and I was trying to help them find you. Or if they had wandered too close to a busy highway, or if they had been injured and I was comforting them or helping them, or just to say hello. I am NOT implying that children and animals are the same thing, but for the purpose of this question, it seems to work well to use this analogy.
How many questions can I get you to ask in a session?
The length of session and the type of session you pick (email, phone, owner in-person, or owner and animal in-person) will dictate the number of questions that can potentially be answered. Typically in 60 minute session I suggest 4-6 questions. If it is an email session, I will get the answers to all of the questions. In a phone or in-person session, often the answer that an animal provides will dictate which way the conversation will go next. I have had 60 minute sessions that are completely filled by the first question (and the client was very happy because it answered every facet of the question that she had and it actually negated the need for the rest of the questions). I would use this as a "general" guideline: 60 minute session: 4-6 questions; 30 minute session : 2-3 questions; 10 minute session (ONLY done at special events): 1 question. I would also recommend putting the questions in order of importance to you.
What KIND of animals do you talk to?
I can talk to any species of animal. Unlike Dr. Doolittle who had to learn the language of each species, I took the lazy route and only had to learn one thing telepathy. Lucky for me, it translates for every living species. Whew! How lucky was that? I already have two Master's degrees, so I was not willing to get a language degree in every species. But seriously, every animal no matter how small their bodies or their brains may be, can communicate. While my parents were on vacation I went to check on their house and the kitchen was infested with ants. I told the ants (collectively) that my parents were due home in 3 days and they would not be happy to find ants in their kitchen and I felt confident that they would try to kill every last one of them. I explained that I did not want to see harm to come to them as I understood that there were just trying to find a good home for their families, but that living in my parent's home was not a good option for them. I asked the ants to leave for their own safety. I asked them if they would mind leaving immediately so that I could be sure that they were going to be safe. I left the room and came back in 5 minutes and to my delight there was not one trace of an ant (and believe me, I looked!). I have communicated with Grizzly Bears (some of my all-time favorite conversations), Polar Bears, dogs, cats, horses, mosquitos, woodchucks, ants, condors, tigers, lions, red pandas, camels, robins, crows, ducks, geese, goats, sheep, and on and on. The communication is no different between different species, but the approach is different for different species.
If you can talk to your dogs, then they must be the best behaved dogs in the world!
Well that isn't really a question, so I will answer with a question. Do you have children? Do they always do what you tell them when you talk to them? Enough said. ;-)
Do I have to bring my dog to your office to have you communicate with him?
No you do not. I conduct the majority of my session using a photo of your animal. This is the great part of telepathy! It doesn't matter if they are 6 feet or 6000 miles away, the communication is the same. In fact, I can actually communicate with animals AFTER they have transitioned into Spirit. The communication is the same there as well.
Can you talk to my cat that died a year ago?
Yes I can communicate with animals that are alive and well the same way that I can communicate with animals after they have transitioned into Spirit (died). The reason is that I believe that animals have souls just like we do and it continues on after it has left a physical body.
If you communicate with my animal that has died, what would they say?
It depends on what you want me to ask them. Most often people want me to check in and make sure that their animal is "okay" and no longer suffering from sickness or pain. Sometime they want to be assured that they are with "Uncle Tom" or their other animals that have already transitioned. Or they want to make sure that the animal is not upset that they had them euthanized. Animals are amazing and can offer much insight to us.
If you are only using a photo, how do you know that you are talking to my animal? Have you ever connected with the wrong animal?
That is exactly why I also ask for their name, sex, age, species, breed, etc. And then once I connect with the animal, I ask them about their life and then I relay any information that I get. I will then ask, "does this sound like Fluffy?" to ensure that indeed I have connected with the correct animal. When I first started out in Animal Communication, I did a session with a woman who asked me to talk to her dog and then call her back with all of the information because she didn't have an hour to stay on the phone. I did as she asked and when I called her back I gave her the laundry list of things that I had gotten from her dog. I forgot to stop and ask "does this sound like your dog?" At the end of the session, she told me that I was 100% correct on every single item....for her OTHER dog. Apparently, I had connected with the wrong dog, but I did have a very lovely conversation with the dog that I talked to. I also had another time where I was asked to talk to a woman's dog that has transitioned into Spirit. I connected with the dog and got a huge amount of information from the dog. I became very confused as I noticed that some of the information directly conflicted with a previous answer that I had gotten. So I asked the woman about it. I told her that dog had told me that when he transitioned that he was 12 years, 3 months and 1 day old, but she had told me that her dog was 19 when it transitioned. And another anomaly was that the dog showed me that he had long ears and then showed me that he had short ears. My client laughed very hard for a good two minutes before she could explain that her Basset Hound had transitioned when he was 12 years old and he obviously had long ears. So it was then that I realized that other "animal family members" (alive or in spirit) can jump in at any time if they want to be heard. Luckily my client was happy to hear from both of her "angels".
What if I don't feel that you really connected with my animal because he was asleep the entire time you "communicated" with him?
t is very common for animals to have a telepathic conversation while sleeping or to appear that they are not paying attention at all. But that doesn't mean that I am not connecting with them. With that being said, if you don't feel that you have gotten a good communication throughout the session, then I usually won't charge you for the session. Usually I will get most everything correct but even the best Animal Communicators are usually only 85-90% correct. This happens because a lot of what we do is interpretation of what the animal shows/tells us. It can easily be translated incorrectly. The animal might tell me that he hardly ever gets fed. By this he means that he gets fed 1 cup of food twice a day, but his previous owner just left food out all day for the dog to eat when he wanted. If I don't ask the proper question as follow up to his statement, I could just say, "your dog says that he hardly ever gets fed", and I would be right/but wrong. Hardly ever could be twice a day by the dog's standards. But the statement implies that the dog is being neglected and going hungry. I stand behind my work and I feel confident in what I do, so if you are truly not happy with the whole session, then I cannot in good conscience charge you for the session. I just ask that you be reasonable about your expectations regarding Animal Communication.
When you communicate with my dog, do you hear his voice? What does he sound like?
Ahhh....excellent questions. Animals communicate to me in many different ways. Depending on the Animal Communicator, we can receive the information in different ways. I myself get images in my mind that the animal has sent to me. I also hear words or sentences. These most often sounds like my own voice in my head, however many times the inflection, speed, or words are not my own. I once had a horse use words that I didn't know the meaning of and I had to go and Google them after the session. I always love when that happens because it is a great way to know that I am not making this up in my head because I wouldn't have used words that I don't know the meaning of. I once talked to a Grizzly Bear that sounded like me - voice wise, but he spoke very quickly like a 4 year old child and said, "you know what? You know what? I like grapes! You know why? You know why?" The different cadence and tone made this Grizzly sound like someone else, but it was still my own voice. I also get emotions or feelings from animals. They might send me an image, but then I will have additional information about it that I just "know". I also get aches and pains on my body in the spot where an animal is hurting. This is sometimes how they show me where they hurt. They can also send me a smell (such as hay in a barn) or a taste. I am dreading the day that a dog sends me the taste of rabbit droppings. Ugh.
Why would I hire an Animal Communicator?
If there is some information that you would like to get from your animal or information that you would like them to understand.
I so often hear my clients say, "if I only knew what my pet was thinking!" This is where an Animal Communicator can be invaluable.
If they are upset, sick, or in pain, would you know it?
Even if you could tell from their behavior that "something" was wrong, would you know what the "something" was? Consider that many animals will PURPOSELY hide the fact that they are sick or injured because it is a sign of weakness, which makes them vulnerable in the animal kingdom. Many animals will go to extreme measures to hide an injury.
Other reasons are to ask your animal about a particular behavior that you are not fond of.
Or if your animal is sick, you might want me to ask them when they would like to transition to Spirit, and if they want helping doing so?
Here is a quick list of the top 10 most common questions that I am asked to convey to animals:
Are you sick or in pain?; Do you like your food?; Why do you do "that behavior?" Will you stop "that behavior"?; Do you want to have babies?; Do you want to transition? When? Do you want help transitioning?; Do you want an animal companion?; How do you feel about the other animals in the house?; What do you need me to know?; Are you happy?; Do you want to live with me?; How can I help you?
Here is a quick list of the top 10 topics that I am asked to discuss with animals:
We are going to have a baby. We are going to move and you are coming with us. We are going to move and you can't come with us. We are no longer able to care for you. Your guardian has transitioned into spirit. Another animal in the house has transitioned into spirit. Someone else (animal or human) is coming to live with us. I am going to work and I will be home in 9 hours and not abandoning you forever. We are getting a divorce and we are splitting up the animals. We are going on a vacation I am not abandoning you forever.
I am skeptical that Animal Communicators are "for real".
Will you prove that you are the "real-deal" by getting the name of my dog from him?
I can certainly understand skepticism!
I was a big skeptic at first too. Imagine the first time that a Grizzly Bear told me that he liked Candy Canes. I thought I must be making it all up in my head. It turns out that I was right and he actually does love candy canes. Who knew?
However, there are better ways to ease your mind about Animal Communication then giving me a trick question as a test.
The reason for this is that first of all, YOU may call a dog "Spike", but his biological dog mother actually named him Pernoniome. (Don't ask me to pronounce it that is part of the point). So he might tell me his name is Pernoniome and not Spike, and I might not even be able to understand that he is saying Pernomiome because it is so foreign to my ear and even if I heard it, I couldn't pronounce it. And lastly....he doesn't feel his name is Spike.
This also happens a lot with an animal's age.
Perhaps you adopted your animal because they were a stray and you only have a best guess estimate on how old they are. I can ask the animal what their age is, but time is very different for them than it is for us. This is why dogs get so excited to see us when we come in the door from getting the mail, because they don't realize that we were only gone for 90 seconds. I can ask their age, but I don't often get the right answer. I can only relay what the animal tells me and if they tell me the wrong thing, you are going to get the wrong answer.
A much better solution to this is to let me connect with your animal and get a feel for who they are.
I usually will ask them to tell me about their life at the beginning of their session and I will relate to you what they tell me. You will know if this is your animal or not. This works much better than the "guess my name or age" test.
The truth is that if your interest only lies in "testing" me to prove whether I am the "real-deal" or not, then I am probably not the right Animal Communicator for you.
My interest lies in helping you to truly communicate with your animal and to help you each to have a better understanding of each other. If I am consistently giving you information that doesn't "feel right" then I might have connected with the wrong animal, I might have misinterpreted the information that the animal gave me or a number of other factors (up to and including that I could have gotten it wrong).
If you don't feel that you have gotten a good communication throughout the session, then I usually won't charge you for the session.
I stand behind my work and I feel confident in what I do, so if you are truly not happy with the whole session, then I cannot in good conscience charge you for the session. I just ask that you be reasonable about your expectations regarding Animal Communication.
should I go to a third Animal Communicator to break the tie?
I had an Animal Communicator talk to my cat after it died and I wasn't sure if they got everything right so I used a second Animal Communicator and they gave me different answers. Which one should I believe? Or should I go to a third Animal Communicator to break the tie? I am sorry to hear that you don't feel satisfied with the sessions that you have had. This is something that can happen, for many different reasons.
When an animal is still here in the physical world
their answers can be more easily validated by you, the animal's guardian because they are usually related to their current environment. When the animal is in Spirit, chances are that you won't be able to validate the answers about what Fluffy is doing in her afterlife because only Fluffy knows for sure.
The Animal Communicator may have connected with the wrong cat.
It happens and it can happen that they could connect with another cat that you loved. This is why I like to validate with the animal's guardian and ask, "does the information I am giving you sound like your cat?"
As Animal Communicators, we are translators and sometimes it can be very difficult to translate what an animal is communicating to us.
For example, I had a Grizzly Bear named Lucy at a sanctuary, show me an image of another female bear and indicated that there was an issue between them. I thought the image of the bear was Maggi, another bear that lived there. When I conveyed the message to the director of the sanctuary that Lucy had a problem with Maggi, she said that Lucy has never even seen Maggi. I asked if there were other female bears at the sanctuary and it turned out that there were. When I saw the third female bear named Sheena, I realized that she was the bear that Lucy had showed me in the image. But since I am not a bear expert, both Maggi and Sheena looked alike to me and I couldn't tell them apart from a quick glimpse of an image in mind. Now that I have spent time with them, I don't know how I could have ever mixed them up because they look very different. But at the time, a bear was a bear was a bear. So as an Animal Communicator I try to describe what I see, sometimes I have to interpret it through my own experiences and knowledge.
You contacted a second Animal Communicator to "test the answers".
This in itself can cause problems because of the intention that you set for the session was more of a test for the Animal Communicator than to connect with your cat. You are the one that has the love connection with your animal and you should be an active part of the communication session and your intention (as well as the intention of the Animal Communicator) will drive the results of the session. Remember that the Animal Communicator is a translator/interpreter and is not an all knowing and seeing psychic (well...some are, but many aren't). You should tell a Communicator when the information doesn't feel right. If I were you, I wouldn't waste more money on an Animal Communicator unless your intention is purely to connect with your cat.
Sometimes Animal Communicators are wrong.
We sometimes have off-days or are tired, or have a headache, etc. Usually, I will be honest with my client and reschedule a session if I don't feel that I can give the Animal and the Animal's Guardian "my all". But sometimes that just isn't practical due to schedules, etc. Even the best communicators are usually only 85-90% accurate. I have felt I have had very strong connections with the same animal in different sessions and I got a different answer to one of the questions. The question was, "who is your favorite human in your family?" The answer the first time I asked was, "the son". The second time it was the father. Did the animal lie? Did I get it wrong? So I asked the animal and they said they felt guilty picking a favorite and so they would use whomever they felt closest to at the moment when they are asked. If you think about it, it is like asking you to tell me which of your children is your favorite. If you are being honest, doesn't it change from moment to moment? And don't you feel guilty for having a favorite? It is no different with an animal.
There are many additional factors that could cause this situation and this could turn into the world longest FAQ.
So I will stop with these answers since I think it covers the most common reasons this could happen. The Bottom line is to get referrals for an Animal Communicator if possible. If you don't feel that you have really gotten a quality session, then ask for a refund. As a Communicator, I am comfortable with my abilities, and if a client is completely unhappy, then I probably won't charge for the session if I feel that the client had reasonable expectations.
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