I was born in Philadelphia and the house I grew up in was called Assisi. It was named Assisi for the huge stain glass window in the “Big Room” which depicted St. Francis of Assisi with animals surrounding him. He believed that nature itself was the mirror of God. He called all creatures his “brothers” and “sisters,” and even preached to the birds and persuaded a wolf to stop attacking some locals if they agreed to feed him.
And true to growing up with St. Francis in the background of my childhood, I was raised with many animals. We had dogs, cats, a one-eyed pigeon, a parrot and pet mice. The animals were my best friends, they were always there for me, especially during difficult times. In all my 44 years on this earth, I have always surrounded myself with animals.
In the last few years, I have heard and seen much news about the destruction of the natural world. Jungles and forests are burnt to the ground to make space for crops for soap and cereal. Species are losing their habitat and being wiped out. The industrialized farming of animals is one of the worst crimes in history. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line. This is a sad reality to bear.
When I viewed the documentary about the animal communicator Anna Breytenback, I felt hopeful again. After learning about her work, I thought: “I want to be like her!” Anna has dedicated her life to interspecies communication. In the film, Anna communicates with a black leopard named Diablo because he is exhibiting dangerous behavior towards humans. The information she relays is extraordinary. Anna stands by him silently and he immediately becomes calm and peaceful. Anna states that he does not like the dark and diabolic associations of his name. She then relays that he has concern for two cubs that were next to him at his previous facility. His human caretakers are amazed by this information and confirm the comment. They decide to change his name to Spirit.
Viewing this unusual interaction broke down the mythical anthropocentric hierarchy between humans and animals. I wanted to know more, so I embarked on the journey of becoming a professional animal communicator myself.
I completed Marta Williams’ Professional Animal Communicator Program in January 2016. I am passionate about this work because it offers the link to create an ethical future for the planet. Animal communication helps people relate to nature and all animals, even the ones we have been historically mistreating, such as farm animals. Most importantly, I help people re-connect with themselves. If we all learn the skills of intuitive communication, our existence on earth has the potential to be peaceful, loving and safe.
In November, 2017 I completed Rigden, the sixth level of meditation of Shambhala Buddhism. In June, 2018 I took the Vow of Refuge. I am on a spiritual path that involves a daily practice of compassion, kindness and respect for all life. I have spent many hours meditating on retreats, at home and at the Shambhala Centre. This practice informs my work as an Animal Communicator by being present and centered for intuitive connection with the environment, people and animals.
I have two Master's Degrees in Film Production and Film Studies. I was a practicing Documentary Film Maker for twenty years and met fascinating people from around the world. In interviews, I learned the skills of active listening and asking detailed questions which has carried over to my practice as an Animal Communicator. My clients feel comfortable opening up to me. This allows me to get the necessary details and make appropriate recommendations. People are animals, I love working with you! Click on the moon to watch two of my films.