"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body is different."
- Hippocrates

About Animal Communication with Beata Szablowska
(with excerpts from her upcoming book “Second Nature” © )

Listen! Or your tongue will make you deaf.
~ Cherokee Saying

I love this saying. I want to paste it all over my home, put it in my car, keep it in my notebook and write it on my shopping list. Keep reminding myself. I want to send it to everyone I know and to those whom I don’t. I want to do this because I believe it speaks a fundamental truth; in all things but also as a principle point in the art of Animal Communication.

My name is Beata Szablowska. I am an Animal Communicator. It is my role as a Communicator to listen, to the best of my ability, to what the animals have to share with us as well as to facilitate an open conversation between individuals to ideally promote as much understanding and harmony as possible within those relationships.

We are all irrevocably linked within the enduring cycle of life – humans, animals, plants and the beyond. Much of this connectiveness has been forgotten in this age of technology. Animals have always been a part of the human experience – whether in the form of totems, familiar’s, friends, food, chattel, adversaries, even gods. It is to our great blessing that we learn to listen to their wild voices once more. In doing so, we touch the wilderness in ourselves only to realize that we are not nearly as different as we would have once liked to believe. It is in this listening that we can again reconnect in an integral way with nature, and on levels far more profound than we may have expected.

“Without the wild, we are shadow people.”
- Susan Chernak McElroy, Animals as Teachers and Healers

In everyday life – practical Animal Communication can bring us into a dialogue with our pet friends and aide in not only our understanding of one another, but also in how to better attune ourselves to their physical, emotional and behavioral needs. Animals are fully conscious sentient beings with complete and complex deep running emotional and social lives. In a medical or veterinary situation for example, being open to connect with an animal in need can offer insights into what is going on in their bodies, the possibility of how it got there, how they feel about it and what they feel they may need to make them more comfortable. How many times have we thought, “If only they could tell us how they feel…” Actually, they can. Animal Communication is a tool that invites a space of conscious listening - answering not only that question, but many others.

“The word ‘animal’ comes from a Latin root that means ‘soul’. To ancient thinkers, soul was the mysterious force that gave life and breath to the myriad of the earth’s creatures. Some even spoke of a 'world soul’ or anima mundi that enlivened the whole of nature. Later, theologians restricted the possession of a soul to human beings. But what is soul or spirit? Spirit is the channel through which we become conscious of the essence – the inward beauty – that dwells within another living being.”
- Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals

To many, the field of Animal Communication is akin to the world of mediums, trance-channellers or fortune-tellers. I am often asked if I give ‘psychic readings’ for pets or if I ‘channel’ them. It may be simple semantics but the words ‘Animal Psychic’ to me, insinuate that one needs to reach out , ‘sense’ or connect with an outside presence in order to assist in the expression of information between a human being and an animal. Nor do I use the word ‘channeling’ to describe what I do. I am an Animal Communicator. I act as a go-between for people and animals. A Communication with an animal is a one on one conversation – mind to mind, heart to heart, soul to soul. To imply it is otherwise, in my humble opinion, is misleading.

An animal never does anything without a reason. Even if we do not understand what that reason is. In my work, I strive to reach a balance between all aspects of self – both for the animals and with ourselves. If you are looking to find through an Animal Communication a scenario for example, in which you and your dog were linked through a past-life in Atlantis, or were hoping for his guidance with stock tips; may I respectfully suggest that you go elsewhere. This site may not be what you are searching for. I am by no means suggesting that this kind of information may not be truthful, valid or real, but it is not the kind of information that I tend to facilitate.

Admittedly and paradoxly, I am a natural skeptic. I am also an empath. These sometimes opposing characteristic’s, make for an interesting marriage of practicality and spirituality. As powerful and comforting as they are, I personally need more than New-Age platitudes when addressing a problem. I strive to offer my clients the same service I myself would wish to receive – in this case, hopefully a better understanding of the fundamentals of our animal companions – physically, mentally, emotionally, instinctually, behaviorally, and spiritually. Certainly none of these things can be separate or separated from the other. They are all of what make us whole and animals, in most cases are aware of these factors far more astutely then we tend to be.

Communication – (n.) an interchange of thoughts or opinions through shared symbols.

So how does it all work, this Dr. Doolittle stuff? What is Animal Communication exactly and how can it help better the relationship I already have with my animal friend & perhaps those wild creatures around me?

For myself Animal Communication is very much a practical grounded exchange, as well as being an empathetic and intuitive tool. Essentially, my job is that of a translator. I share with you what your animal shares with me – pains, concerns, fears, history, joys, questions, etc .– just as you would with another friend. I do not censor the information that I receive. To do that would not only be dishonoring to you, but also to myself and most significantly, it would be a dishonoring of the animals themselves who trust in me to translate their feelings and needs.

The issues that I am often called upon most to assist with and foster an understanding dialogue are: physical issues where the animal itself can give insight into how it is feeling in it’s body and where medical attention may be needed; behavioral challenges where an animal is acting or behaving in a way that may be misunderstood and disruptive to either itself, it’s family, society, or all of these; emotional or mental arena’s where, for example, a fear may be addressed by knowing why and where the setback first occurred; performance and training support; euthanasia and the always difficult time of transition when our beloved interspecies friends can no longer continue in their spent bodies; or any area which can be further enhanced with input on behalf of both the person and the animal. Within a conversation there are a myriad of issues that can come up as independently and uniquely as individual dna.

I like to describe the process of Animal Communication as operating in a way similar to cetacean sonar. Essentially it is a telepathic link but rather than that being a foreign concept, imagine it much like a telephone call. Even if an animal is on the other side of the planet, all I really need to connect with them is a photograph or a description which includes information on their species, breed, age, gender, name and name of their human person or caregiver. (In the case of wild or feral animals many of these points can be overlooked.) This in effect, is the animals own personal telephone number. For instance, one of my dogs: ‘Kiesha’ who is a 14 year old female/spayed Siberian Husky/Wolf mix, canine, with blue eyes and an auburn red coat.

A Communication between a client, an animal and myself, is not unlike a conference call. I find that by enlarge the majority of animals are more than willing and open to and share their feelings, personal histories and concerns and I have seldom met one that has not. They deeply appreciate the act of being listened to, witnessed and validated. After all isn’t it for all of us, our deepest desire to be realized? The animals are no different and the transformations that can occur after such an acknowledgment can be nothing short of astounding and even immediate in certain situations - and testament once more to the resilience and response of being heard.

Animal Communication may be experienced in several ways. Animals (as humans) think and communicate a great deal in pictures – it is like there is a constant video running in our brains. A person may also feel something in their own body that is in fact a message, or mirroring, from their animal companion to illustrate how they are feeling in theirs. Sounds, smells and tastes might also be experienced. Communication may even come in the form of (translated) sentences. I say translated because in my experience, the intent or feeling of what the animal is ‘saying’ is interpreted by our own brain in a way that is most familiar to our own particular vernacular and language. I receive all of these sensations at once. This is exceptionally helpful when in dialogue with my clients.

Ultimately, Animal Communication is an instrument to assist in the sharing of feelings between a person and their animal companion(s) and vis-versa. I must note here however that an Animal Communication is not a substitute for proper veterinary or professional care. Any concerns, questions or treatment of a health or medical nature should be referred to a veterinarian and is the animal person’s responsibility to ensure that it receives proper diagnosis and treatment as well as to follow up on any such recommended treatment.

“In earlier times, people recognized and respected animals as kin, as living relations of the same Creation sharing the same earth. Through such kinship, animals were our totems, familiars, and healers long before they were ever domesticated. I agree with the conclusion of some historians that the Biblical “fall” of humankind began with the domestication of animals and their domination, exploitation, and treatment as objects and mere commodities. Yet the implicit instruction in the Book of Genesis are for people to “dress and keep” all of God’s Creation in reverential respect. The word “dominion” in Genesis is often interpreted as divine sanction for all forms of animal abuse. But the original meaning of the word “dominion” comes from the Hebrew verb yorade, which means to come down to; to have communion and compassion for.”
- Dr. Michael W. Fox, Vice President – The Humane Society of the United States

Being an Animal Communicator has enhanced my life and has taught me many things. I am constantly honored, inspired and humbled by what I learn from the communion with the animals and their people, and ever look forward to the continued life-long study. Although the animals are undoubtedly the real teachers of this vocation, I hope that I have also learned something of the race we call human. Amongst the numerous lessons, I have found that those who love and hold their animals in a space of mutual respect, accepting all of who they are and are not, do communicate with them in ‘extrasensory’ ways that they may not always acknowledge. The simple act of opening our minds and hearts to not only the possibility but to the very probability that we can truly connect with our animal brethren, is an ideal place to begin a journey toward reunification.

The process begins by allowing yourself to feel & believe what you have more than likely always felt but ignored or brushed aside as ‘imagination’. I do not believe that Animal Communication is a gift – I believe that it is a skill and that we all have the ability. Certainly this skill that can be learned, honed, and remembered. Think about it like this: we can all do math right? Addition, subtraction, multiplication tables, even long division – we may not all be able to do calculus or advanced algebra. Nonetheless, the bottom line is we can still all do math. It is the same way with Animal Communication, some of us are just more comfortable with algebra then others.

Biofillia – (n.) the need to be associated with another species.

Share respect of our animal companions by learning more about them and where they come from. Who they are from a species, behavioral, mental, physical, integral, instinctual and emotional point of view. Animals are not little people in fur coats. Saying this is not being disrespectful. Your dog is a canine. You will never get the wolf out of him any more than you will be able to extract the tiger from your cat or the primate from yourself. Animals do not only subsist as a product of their biology, they also exist as a product of their biography. All parts of the self are joined and contribute to the ultimate balance.

Do not judge an animal by a human standard – do it rather, from a standard that is humane.

I do not believe that you can speak of human beings while separating them from the animals. Nor that you can speak of the animals whilst separating them from human beings - nor a tree, or the earth, or the air, or the sea for that matter. We are all intrinsically linked and connected. Without the animals, human culture and civilization would simply not be where it is today. Consider this for a moment. Animals have played a role in our history and development that is infinitely more symbiotic than separate. Learning and being willing to listen to their voices again is, I believe, another balancing and reverential step towards each of our evolutions; and a compelling move to help all the world to heal.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
- Aesop

2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai has said, “Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening it’s life support system. We are called upon to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and, in the process, heal our own indeed, to embrace the whole of creation in all it’s diversity, beauty and wonder.”

I encourage you to stretch your paradigms - to explore – to re-evaluate – to re-discover the natural world around you and those non-human species that dwell here. Watch Animal Planet, read National Geographic or BBC Wildlife, take an interest in the other creatures – yes, those other races & cultures – of the Earth that we share with one another. Empower yourself with knowledge and with compassion for all that we are connected to, because truly, we are all One.

Blessing - Beata

“Every animal that walks on the earth, or swims, or flies, is precious beyond description, something so rare and wonderful that it equals the stars or the ocean or the mind of man.”
- James A. Michener

I invite you to view some Animal Communication examples in the Testimonials & Tails Page & hope you enjoy them.