Interview With Pet Talker Carole Devereux
Floppycats.com asked Carole Devereux, a pet talker, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Carole for the interview.
Carole Devereux can be reached through her website: http://www.animalinsights.com/.
Answers are Copyright of Carole Devereux.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
I started this work by reading Penelope Smith’s book Animal Talk in 1993. I asked Dr. Jeri Ryan, who was referenced in the back of that book, to talk to my horse, Buddy, for the first time in 1993. We have been in touch with him ever since.
First, I learned how to get quiet through meditation. Then, I practiced separating myself from mundare cares of daily life and listening within by going into nature and walking and hiking and observing. By doing that I could practice hearing my own voice and comparing that to the “other” voices in the field of my telepathic awareness/aura. That helps make the distinction between your own thoughts and the other beings thoughts coming in.
3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories? How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?
This story is an excerpt from my new book, SPIRIT OF THE HORSE: THE NEW MYTHS OF EQUUS, which is coming out on July 8th. It will be available on my website at www.animalinsights.com.
“One day a new student came to meet me and Buddy at our home in Hillsboro, Oregon. She had heard about us from a friend and wanted to meet the famous “talking” horse. Being a purebred Quarter Horse, Buddy not only impresses people with his psychic wisdom but with his muscular confirmation and gentle demeanor. His warmth goes beyond mere physicality. When standing in Buddy’s presence people feel his soul.
My student had heard about my work with animal telepathy and wanted to ask Buddy a few questions about her own spiritual path. It was customary for me to give private readings in the barn with Buddy during the 1990s. We called his stall his office. I explained this little known fact to students while walking them up to the barn.
I would introduce new people to Buddy the same way every time. Then, he would telepathically inform me why the student had come to see us, and what he or she wanted to know. Buddy did this even before the person had had a chance to speak. In the case of this new person, Buddy insisted that I provide her with a stool to sit on in his stall. After sitting, he methodically bent over her shoulder and exhaled intentionally into her eyeglasses, fogging the left lens only. He did this in such a controlled way that it seemed odd to us. We laughed, thinking he was just being funny. But then he went over to the other side and fogged the other lens with just enough breath to fog the other lens. When he finished, both lenses were fogged and she could not see through her glasses at all. Then he stood back, watched and waited. It was typical for Buddy to be cryptic. He always knew how to make clients laugh with his antics. But, this time it was different.
Feeling humbled, my student immediately stood up and said, “I know what he is trying to tell me. He wants me to look within.” She thanked him and said the message was meaningful to her.
Several years later, when she developed macular degeneration, she remembered Buddy’s advice—to stop looking outside for answers and “see” within. This time Buddy’s wisdom had deeper implications.
Buddy teaches with humor. He once told the same student to put “velcro on her [seat]” and stay put for a while. Again, she understood the message as she had been trying unsuccessfully to learn meditation. The image stayed with her and still makes her laugh.”
4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?
I love to communicate. Age does not play into communication for me. All beings have something valuable to teach humans about life. Their wisdom comes from their perspective.
5. Do you prefer to communicate with a certain type of animal? I mean, do you do better with cats, dogs, horses? Do you even talk to reptiles?
I talk to all beings. I have no preferences. I have written a book about horses, but the principles in that book apply to all species, including humans.
6. How do your services work? Do you come to my home?
I work on the phone with clients nationally, throught email internationally, and in-person locally in my area, the Pacfic Northwest.
7. Do I bring my pet to you?
I find that if I go the animal’s house the animal is more calm and receptive to communicating with me.
8. Do you communicate LIVE over the phone or in person?
I communicate live with the person and the animal over the phone. Distance does not matter. If I need to go to the animal I do that as well.
9. What do you charge for your services?
I charge $80 for a one-hour session, which includes a typed transcript of the conversation I have with the animal for an addtional $10.00. Most new client sessions run 90 minutes.
10. Do you have a package deal?
No, I don’t offer package deals.
11. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
I feel that people are straying from the Earth and her creatures more and more. Living in cities and being able to travel affects how we view life. We are becoming more detached and distracted from the real values of love and compassion. To exalt life means to pay attention and to listen. Telepathic communication provides avenues of inner awareness that are built on love and compassion.
12. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?
I would like to see vets become more proactive in this regard.
13. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life?
Yes. I do afterlife readings a lot. It is the same.
14. How does that work?
It works the same way as communication with animals in life, except the reader has to be more sensitive to the nuances of spirit, to be more available spiritually, to hear the spirit of the animal speaking. It is more of an art and skill, but not much more after the initial transition.