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Meet Penelope Smith

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These are words people have used to describe Penelope Smith and her pioneering work in animal communication or interspecies telepathic communication, the name she originated for the field.

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Communicating with animals telepathically throughout her life,
Penelope Smith discovered in 1971 that animals could be relieved of emotional traumas and other problems through the same counseling techniques that helped humans. The training and experience that have contributed to her success are her educational background, with bachelor's and master's degrees in the social sciences; years of training and experience in human counseling, nutrition, and holistic body energy balancing methods; research into animal nutrition, anatomy, behavior, and care; plus the firsthand education from the thousands of animals she has contacted.

Since the 1970s, Penelope has been the founding pioneer for the field whose name she originated, interspecies telepathic communication. Author of the popular classic books in the field, Animal Talk, When Animals Speak, Animals in Spirit, many audio recordings, and founding editor of Species Link magazine, Penelope has held the hub of the growing community of animal communicators worldwide for decades.

Penelope's visionary work has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, numerous books, and on radio and television, in the United States and beyond. She has developed tried-and-true telepathic communication techniques, which complement current scientific knowledge and traditional methods. Her methods foster people's ability to understand and communicate with animals on many levels - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. As a trailblazer and world-renowned teacher of basic and advanced interspecies telepathic communication, she has helped launch the careers of numerous professional animal communicators.

Penelope feels that the sacred connection we make through telepathic communication with other species is essential for human wholeness. She believes that
everyone is born with the power to communicate with other species, and that, although it is long lost for most people, it can be regained for the benefit of all beings on Earth.     

You are truly the one who changed my life, and I'm sure you hear that often, but your teachings and insights have taken a different turn with me. Your work allowed me to step onto the path of spirituality, and the animals took me along that path as a willing follower. You have touched so many lives, and may never know about them, but I wanted you to know how you touched mine. I will always be grateful. A.C.

I have never met a human with such compassion, love and light as the great spirit helpers in the other worlds. That is the closest thing I can compare your presence to. It's amazing to experience that in a person. I never thought I would. Thank you so much for being you and expressing your light in this world.

Penelope Smith, I believe, was brought to this world to be the pioneer and founder for the re-connection of human to all creation communication. One is truly blessed to meet her and experience her passion, awareness and commitment to animal communication.

Interview with Penelope

As an Animal Communication Specialist, what do you do?
I give lectures, courses, and consultations and have books, audio and video recordings, and a quarterly magazine to increase people's ability to understand and communicate directly with animals. I have communicated with and counseled thousands of animals and their people during consultations (in-person or by telephone) to assist them toward a more ideal relationship. We have successfully worked together to resolve misunderstandings, behavior problems, and the psychosomatic aspects of illnesses or injuries that do not respond well to veterinary care. My writing and speaking commitments preclude scheduling private consultations now; therefore, for personal help with animal companions, I often refer people to our network of animal communicators.           

How do you communicate with animals? Is it psychic ability? Psychic comes from the Greek word "psyche," meaning soul or spirit. Yes, I communicate to the individual animal, who is a spiritual being with a particular type of animal body, just as humans are spiritual beings with human animal bodies. This awareness of animals as intelligent beings with a spiritual essence is central to the ease in which animals communicate with me and increases their willingness to understand and change in positive directions. With or without physical contact, I communicate with animals telepathically, with feelings, intentions, thoughts, concepts or mental pictures. They communicate back to me in the same ways, and I translate their thoughts into words for human understanding. Animals can also understand the meaning of words when humans clearly transmit what they wish to communicate. Animals pick up the intentions, images, and feelings behind what people verbalize. Some animals even relay words mentally, especially those animals who are very close to people and so have learned the meaning of words or who have had past life experience in human form.      

What do animals say to you? They give their viewpoint on what is happening with them and what they have wanted to communicate to their people. Most animals are willing to answer any question about what they think and want, although they don't have the same priorities as people do. They have varying experience and interests due to their body types and their particular environments. They have different sense organs and functions, and therefore cannot be expected to talk about human activities that are not applicable to them, like golf or the stock market. When asked the right questions, they usually can recall their early experiences and even past lives. As with humans, their experience often has relevance to current behavior. Non-humans are individuals and communicate in different ways according to their awareness, intelligence, ability, and experience, as do humans.  

How do you know you are getting across to animals and receiving their communication? While I know that we understand each other, it is also evident to others because of the response of the animals or the results. Behavior problems often disappear, animals visibly become brighter, more active, relaxed, or cooperative. Illnesses lessen or the animal improves dramatically or gradually after a consultation.

What is your purpose in communicating with animals? To help all species co-exist in greater understanding, co-operation, and happiness. I love helping people and animals appreciate and learn from each other more, and I hope that this in turn will increase the health and harmony of all life on the planet.

How did you become an Animal Communication Specialist? I have always loved animals and have been talking with them and developing mutual trust since I was a child. I was able to use my ability to communicate with them more effectively when I became a counselor for humans. I discovered that the techniques that worked with people to help them sort out problems and relieve emotional traumas worked as well and usually more rapidly with animals. As I helped my own animal companions, and then those of friends and acquaintances, the word spread, until I finally decided to hang out a shingle and charge for my services.

What are some examples of your work? One racehorse, who had been a winner but then did not do well, made consistent placing in races after I helped her handle the mental trauma affecting her from some of her past injuries. Another horse that I counseled revived a past-life purpose and achievement as a race horse and did so well in her next race that she had to be tested for drugs (which, of course, were not used), as she was such a long shot to win.

I counseled a dog with a broken leg who would not keep his cast on, and the vet said he would be lame the rest of his life. When I arrived, he was dragging the leg. After a half-hour session together, he was running on it, and he subsequently healed normally.

For television, radio, or other public appearances, I often demonstrate communicating with animals and relay answers to questions posed to them. To minimize distractions, a consultation for handling problems is best done in the animal's home environment, but even public demonstrations can provide therapeutic insight and relief for those involved.

Can other people do what you do or be shown how? Yes, if they love animals, they can be taught to increase their abilities to be receptive and communicate with other species. Some people are more sensitive and open than others and learn faster. Willingness to listen and realize that animals are fellow spiritual beings from whom you can learn a great deal is a major factor in opening up receptivity. My books, tapes, journal, lectures, and courses are aids in increasing telepathic communication ability. As in developing any skill, it takes patience, practice, and determination.

What training and experience enabled you to become an Animal Communication Specialist? My educational background, with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Sociology and an M.A.T. in Social Studies, plus years of training and experience in human counseling and spiritual studies have increased my understanding and capacity to help human and non-human animals alike. Besides practical experience in communicating with animals since childhood, I've had excellent results in applying human counseling techniques to animals since l971. Since becoming a professional animal communication specialist, I have worked successfully with thousands of animals using mental, spiritual, and physical communication techniques. Years of study and work in human nutrition and holistic body energy balancing methods, as well as research into animal nutrition, anatomy, behavior, and care have also increased my ability to help animals. Besides asking animals if they have any pain or where it hurts, I can perceive inside their bodies for areas of distress or blocked energy and help locate what needs veterinary attention. Telepathic communication functions successfully both in person and at a distance. I can focus on and contact animals telepathically through their connection with their people along with a physical description of them.

What about animal diet — what do you recommend? As do many holistic veterinarians, I advise preparation of a diet as close to natural as possible, i.e., for cats and dogs — raw or lightly cooked meat, eggs, cooked whole grains, fresh vegetables, some fruit, nuts, dairy products — free of synthetic additives and chemical preservatives. Degenerative disease and behavioral or emotional problems in animals, as in people, can stem from poor nutrition. Such items as processed, low-grade meat by-products with doubtful additives found in most commercial dog and cat food can create toxic residues in the body, leading to illness. Some manufacturers specialize in more wholesome fare, which can be used by those who cannot prepare homemade food. Focusing on nutritional needs has often helped to resolve disorders and create happier, healthier animals.

Have your discoveries in animal communication been published?
Yes, in numerous books, newspaper and magazine articles, and in my books, Animal Talk: Interspecies Telepathic Communication (originally published in 1978; latest edition published by Beyond Words Publishing, Inc./Simon and Schuster) and When Animals Speak (Beyond Words Publishing, Inc./Simon and Schuster; (originally published as Animals...Our Return to Wholeness in 1993). I have also produced a series of audio recordings, available in CD and digital format, Animal Communication Mastery Series, (CDs individually titled: How to Communicate with Animals; Animal Intelligence and Awareness; Understanding Animals' Viewpoints; Healing and Counseling with Animals); The Basic Course: How to Communicate with Animals; Animal Healing Power, and Animal Spirit Call. We also have published a quarterly journal called Species Link.

Penelope Smith hugging Buddha Boy Afghan hound
What else do you like to do? I love being with my own animal family, gardening, creating works of art, and contemplating in divine communion with other species and all of life.

I don't know if you have any idea of the magnitude of light you hold for so many and the help, hope and love you give to all who know you and also those who don't. I think sometimes the work must be overwhelming for you, but I hope you can gain strength from this knowledge when you need it. You are a truly incredible being and I am honored to know you. G.C.

Watch the classic video, Telepathic Communication with Animals for a great overview on the subject. Witness consultations and interviews with people and their animal companions who have benefited from Penelope's communication, counseling, and healing work. In scenes of courses, we get a taste of techniques that help people regain their power to telepathically communicate with other species.

Since the 1970s, I've had a mission to bring forth a hidden ability found in everyone. The secret language that unlocks the door to understanding all species. I created the title interspecies telepathic communication to show the wider application of communicating with animals, plants, mountains, rivers…all life, in and beyond physical form. Echolng indigenous wisdom: Everything is alive. Everything communicates.

My vision: People recovering their ability to communicate with other species—realizing it is within them and can be remembered, recognized, practiced, and developed. Exchanging thoughts and feelings telepathically with other species bringing rich realizations and positive change. People living more fulfilling lives as they walk on Earth with other species and all life in mutual understanding and compassion. All beings and Mother Earth enjoying this deep connection.

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