Hello and welcome!
I believe all animals are sentient beings with minds, hearts and souls. They experience a full range of emotions. Just because they don't speak our language, doesn't mean they aren't communicating, they are, especially if you ask them questions! I've communicated with dogs, cats, horses, goats, birds, and fish living and on the other side. They all communicate, of course they do!
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein
Growing up an with dogs, cats and hamsters, I assumed everyone talked with animals, it only seemed natural. I quickly realized this was not the “norm” and so just kept our conversations between us. I found out pretty fast, upon relaying a chat I had with the family hamster, not all of us humans were on the same page. Friends, family and strangers over the years made comments such as: "Why is your dog acting like that? It seems like he's talking with you," "I can't believe my dog is letting you pet him, he usually growls at people," or “Ok Dr. Dolittle, show us how you're doing that."
My real awakening happened at the shelter one night when I was tucking in a boy named Wheedle. I heard him clearly say, "Why do I keep getting returned?" His sorrow and sense of confusion broke my heart. I quickly explained that he was in a very good place with loving people who were going to find him the perfect forever home. Being a night volunteer for dogs, I never saw their files, so was unsure exactly what Wheedle was talking about. A week later, I inquired with the Volunteer Director about Wheedle's back story, asking to see his file. Sure enough, the sweet fella had been returned three times. This experience finally solidified what I knew in my heart - animals do communicate and not just mine. (Wheedle was finally adopted by the folks who were fostering him and now lives a love-filled life!)
"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable." - Mary Oliver
When I quiet my mind, I receive information through pictures (clairvoyance), words (clairaudience) and feelings (clairsentience). I've put my animal communication abilities to work donating time to friends and family as well as multiple non-profit organizations. I've studied animal communication with Penelope Smith, Amelia Kinkade and Carol Gurney. I love to expand my knowledge and will continue classes throughout my lifetime.
In my free time I enjoy yoga, dance, snowboarding, jewelry making, live music, gardening and hanging out with animals!
My goal is to utilize the universal language of telepathy to build a bridge of understanding between animals and their people, while seeking harmony for both.
We cannot discount the lives of sensitive and intelligent creatures merely because they assume nonhuman form. The things that make life most precious and blessed – courage and daring, conscience and compassion, imagination and originality, fantasy and play – do not belong to our kind alone. - Gary Kowalski “The Soul of Animals”
Rachael's Training Includes:
Animal Communicator and Shamanic Retreat with Penelope Smith, April 2014
Clearly Clairvoyant with Dougall Fraser and Danielle Mac Kinnon, November 2013
Advanced II Interspecies Counselor Course with Penelope Smith, November 2012
Advanced I Animal Communication, The Deepening with Penelope Smith, June 2012
Carol Gurney Animal Communication Webinar Part 2, January 2011
Carol Gurney Animal Communication Teleconference, November 2010
Past Lives with Animals Webinar - Carol Gurney, February 2012
Amelia Kinkade Animal Communication Weekend Workshop, October 2010
Reiki Level II with Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, April 2011
Reiki Level I with Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, January 2011
Power Animal Journey with Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, March 2011
Small Animal Massage On-Site at NWSAM, February 2011
Level I Flower Essence Remedies of Dr. Edward Bach, October 2012
Yi Ren QiGong with Dr. Guan-Cheng at QiGongSeattle, Level I & II 2006