Floppycats.com asked Lynn McKenzie, an Animal Communicator, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Lynn, for the interview.
Lynn is located in Sedona, AZ can be reached through her website: www.AnimalEnergy.com
or via phone at 928-282-9800.
Answers are Copyright of Lynn McKenzie.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
Professionally since the early 90’s but I really communicated with the animals from a very early age. When I was seven, I got my first hamster Trixie and she was my first deep connection, I loved her beyond words and learned her language so I could communicate with her. Actually it was probably her that taught me. Beyond that, I communed with every living being I could get myself around (tadpoles, frogs you name it). I attribute the amazing development of my psychic/intuitive skills to what I learned from horses.
2. How does one communicate with animals?
I feel I can best answer this via these tips I recently wrote that were published in the Hay House book ‘Pets have Souls Too’.
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To me, tapping in to the souls of our beloved animal companions, and gleaning their wondrous wisdom is an expansive gift that offers us such depth, and pure delight. I believe that for each of us, it is a birthright, and a task that we may all master, given the proper conditions and desires. A strong intention is a must, along with trust, and perhaps even a leap of faith. I like to describe our communion with the animals as ‘making the heart connection’ as it really is a language of the heart, and is often very different from the spoken word. It may come to us in the form of feelings, impressions, pictures, symbols, sounds, tastes, smells, or what I call ‘knowings’. It may also come in everyday words that you hear by ‘listening on the inside’. These words may sound like your own voice, or that of another. At the beginning of the classes I teach, I always ask participants to let me know if they have already had a communication with an animal companion, and I almost always find that most have, so chances are you have too! To help you ramp up your own skills, here are a few tips:
1. It is important to quiet your mind; this can be done in a number of ways, my personal favorite being spending quiet time in nature.
2. Positively declare your intention, as if you’re shouting it out to the universe.
3. Imagine or pretend that you have already mastered this skill.
4. Visualize a trust dial, like a dial on a radio, and reach out and turn it up full volume.
5. Open your heart as wide as can be, and visualize the pure pink energy of it flowing out and connecting with the heart of your animal companion.
6. Begin your communion by asking a few questions.
7. Look for the fleeting information that comes to you like lightning in the first moments, these are always the pearls.
8. Be aware that you may have to quiet that negative voice in your head that tells you and reminds you that ‘you’ can’t do this.
9. If you are feeling blocked, visualize the energy block as a cloud of colored light, and see it dissolving or melting away.
10. If communication is not coming easily, ask that it come to you over the next day week or month, to take the pressure off (this has really helped my students).
11. Most importantly, enjoy, and prepare for information that will change your life and catapult you along your spiritual path to places never imagined.
12. Express your gratitude for all that you have received.
This process is also perfect for connecting with the souls of animals on the other side. This is a huge focus of my work and suffice it to say that once our animal companions have transitioned, the guidance and teachings they have for us often increases. Staying connected with the souls of our animal companions on the other side not only helps to ease or eliminate the pain of their loss but can be very healing in so many other ways. I believe animals partner with us, in life, to help us grow spiritually, evolve, and to help us manifest our own unique divine mission, and this role does not end with the ending of the physical, in fact this is when it intensifies, so please be sure to try these steps with your animal companions on the other side and open to the wonderful wisdom they have to impart.
There is definitely a movement afoot whereby the animals are teaming up with us to advance us along our spiritual paths, and thus raise our consciousness, and I say ‘why not go along for the ride?’
3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories? How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?
Years ago I worked with a young dog named Ocean who had suddenly stopped eating and was starving herself to death. Her people had taken her to the veterinarian and when he could not determine the exact cause of her problem, they were referred to the veterinary teaching hospital at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, a wonderful place. There Ocean underwent a myriad of tests to no avail. Finally Ocean’s people informed the veterinary specialists that they were going to consult with their animal intuitive. The specialists simply rolled their eyes and gave them a ‘good luck with that’ kind of look. I consulted with Ocean and her people that week, and the first thing out of Ocean’s mouth when I began the session, in a very meek and quiet voice was ‘it’s my duodenum’. I was flabbergasted as her info was so specific and I honestly didn’t even know exactly what a duodenum was. I did know that it was part of the digestive system from my Body Alignment Technique training but I had no concept of its function. The next week my clients went back to the University of Guelph armed with this information from Ocean’s session and again they received a few rolling eyes and another ‘yah right’ kind of look. Imagine their surprise when during an endoscopy it was revealed that it was in fact the duodenum that was the problem after all, and that Ocean had a condition normally found in humans and rarely, if ever, found in dogs. Suffice it to say that Ocean is now healed, plump and enjoying a happy healthy life, her people feel that I saved her.
I also worked with a cat named Zoe who suddenly began urinating on the living room floor, in the same spot, for no apparent reason. This had become a serious (and stinky) problem and one that her person did not want her to continue. During our session, Zoe informed me that there were new tenants in the basement of their house that had upset the homeostasis of her delicate energy field. I asked her person about this and she immediately informed me that the basement used to be empty but the landlord had recently rented it out to tenants. With counseling, energy work, some crystals and flower essences, and a few homework exercises for her person, Zoe stopped her inappropriate urinating cold turkey (or should I say cold kitty).
4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?
I don’t have a preference to the age of the animal.
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 work with all species, most commonly dogs, cats and horses and occasionally parrots and reptiles. I enjoy each of them as truly they are all spiritual beings and it is their spirit or soul that I am connecting with and receiving the divine wisdom from.
6. How do your services work? Do you come to my home? Do I bring my pet to you? Do you communicate LIVE?
All of my sessions are done by phone regardless of the animal’s location. This is possible as one does not have to be present to connect with another soul or spirit, it is done energetically.
I have clients email me the following information prior to our session:
Their animal companion’s name, age and a photo (or physical description, if a photo is not available)
A brief history of their animal companion
Questions they may have for their animal
Their goals for the session
The names, ages and breeds of any other animals in the family
Their animal companion does not have to be present with them during the consult as I am tuning in with their soul/spirit, or essence.
Sessions are not meant to replace veterinary care.
7. What do you charge for your services? Do you have a package deal?
My sessions are $100 and $177 and at this point I don’t have a package deal per se but I can communicate with a number of animals in one session (depending on the length of the session, and depth of the issue we are working with or trying to resolve).
At this time I don’t have a package deal as my sessions often produce such profound results that frequently only one session is required. I am open to creating a package deal though.
8. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
Animal communication is valuable for so many reasons; it helps resolve issues with our animal companions, helps us to learn their perspectives and wishes, helps us to understand their situation and assist in their healing, helps us help them through the death and dying process and sometimes, most importantly, helps the humans deal with all of the above. Animal communication strengthens the human/animal bond and brings forth a profound sense of peace for all concerned.
9. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?
Absolutely, without a doubt! I have worked with many vets over the years, and with clients who are under the care of a vet, to help find out what’s going on from the animal’s perspective. This has been very valuable and has worked wonderfully.
10. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life? How does that work?
Yes, I communicate with animals in the afterlife regularly; it probably encompasses about 40% of my practice at this time. I even have an entire ‘learn form home’ CD program that teaches others how to do it. Communicating with animals in the afterlife works exactly the same as communicating with animals that are alive as it’s the soul/spirit that we are connecting with. This is really the essence of the being and is the part that lives on beyond the ending of the physical body. Animals have so much to share from the spirit realm and sessions can be very healing. I recommend anyone who has an animal companion on the other side to have communication with them.
Lynn McKenzie is an internationally acclaimed Animal Intuitive and publisher of ‘The Divine Mission of Animals’ newsletter and the free ‘Making the Heart Connection’ audio course. She specializes in helping others to attune and awaken to the teachings and wonder that all sentient beings wish to share. Lynn offers regular Teleclass training, an Animal Communication DVD, an exclusive line of flower essences, as well as private consultations. She can be reached at 214-615-6505 ext. 8642 or through her websites at http://www.animalenergy.com/ and http://www.animalenergy.com/MasterMind/MasterMindInfo.html.