The gift of Respect, with Heidi Wright
Heidi Wright is an internationally renowned Animal Communicator and author who works with all species of animals ranging from dogs to ducks, horses to hawks, and guinea pigs to geese.
Heidi grew up in the small town of Gridley in northern California, like any other normal person. Asked when she started animal communication, Heidi told me that the intuition skills run in her family (she was not the only one). She started as a child using her gifts and was not told to hide it. After graduating from College, she worked as a Wildlife Aid for the California Department of Fish & Game, and then became a California Highway Patrol Officer. She won silver and bronze medals at the California Police Olympics. In 1994 she was named the Hayward Area CHP Officer of the Year, and was awarded the American Legion Medal of Valor. Her first career was in law enforcement as an Officer for the California Highway Patrol. She was disability retired from the CHP after 13 years of service. After retiring from the CHP, Heidi home schooled her son and become an advocate for educational rights. She remained active in the community, having coached boys little league, was a local contact for the California Home school Network, and as a 4-H leader and council member.
Heidi Wright is currently appearing on hit TV shows in Japan (last 12 years!)and did a series in South Korea. Apparently, animal communication is very well known in Japan- the TV show is in the prime time slot, Saturday night, which is a very important step towards conscientization of animal intelligence and emotions in a country that still hunts violently whales and dolphins. One in five people, in Japan, are watching that show; form the age 5 to 95. She is a co-author of the best selling book ‘Empowered…Wake Up and Live the Life You Love’. Her first book in Japan titled “Animal Communicator Heidi” reached #3 overall on the best seller list on Amazon Japan! She has been a frequent contributor to ‘Species Link’, the international journal of animal communication.
She, generously, reserved a time in her busy schedule for me to interview her but a technical hitch (again) in the software produced a defected file. The incapacity of empaths to deal with technology is, again, proved.
We agreed that there is a general wakening of the world population for animal communication; the high ratings of her Japanese TV show demonstrates that more people are watching it and that means more people are wakening to the fact that animals are like us and that animal communication is getting to be more accepted. She mentioned that in the US, also, there are quite a lot of the psychic shows (ghost hunters, Psychic files).
What can animals teach humans? Respect.
In the interview, we discussed animal communication and the great lesson that it teaches humans: respect (due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others).
One example of lack of respect is to presume humans are superior and therefore they know what is better for the animal. So many times, humans just presume what is best for the animal, without asking him first. For instance: in Greece, the biggest belief is that food and water are the unique things an animal will need in his life. That belief leads to humans creating very difficult living situations for animals, collecting sometimes even like 20 cats in apartments, thinking that, if the cat is inside, he will be happy. Heidi told me that the same happens in the US, with animals being cramped in apartments by humans that mean to protect the animals but that end up imprisoning them in a very stressful situation.
The examples of lack of respect start form putting a being in a difficult and stressful situation to even presuming what the being thinks about something. Heidi told me of a new horse, that she had, whose name was Sunny. She thought that it was not a nice name, but the horse would not talk to her. One day, she went to see him with a new name. The horse was grazing, he did not lift his head, but rolled his eyes and said: “Sunny is a nice name”. Animal communication should help people understand better what animals think and feel.
All over the world, there is animal rescue but the conditions in where the animals are rescued vary immensely. Once, talking to a wolf that had escaped a sanctuary, I was shown a small compound where he was staying. The rescuers told me the difficult situation that wolves, introduced in South Africa during the apartheid for crowd control, were, now, considered worthless and exterminated. Nice and kind people constructed a sanctuary for the wolves, with the means they could afford. Unfortunately, that wolf did not like being closed in a compound and escaped. Although our do-gooder and compassionate personalities tell us to “save” animals, “no-matter-what “, many times, they have other ideas. Many animals will accept and enjoy being protected in a sanctuary…some others, no. That is neither good nor bad; it is just a different opinion. Penelope Smith, in her book “animals speak” summarized it into:” Yes, Animals think and perceive different than humans. They fulfill different functions in the world”
In Shamanism, there is something called “the triangle of Dis-empowerment” that explains that we are always in this triangle, playing roles: Victim, perpetrator or savior. This need to play a role tire humans and keep them in a never ending circle, using precious energy that could be used, elsewhere.
Me and Heidi, we also discussed “lost” animals or when the animal leave the house for a specific reason and the human believe that the animal is lost. Even in the interview I did with Tim Link, who is specialized in lost animals; he also experienced speaking to animals that have chosen to move on, changing houses, locations and sometimes even lives just to fulfill their purpose and desire.
Many cats leave their houses because their mission, with that person is finished or because they have another mission elsewhere. Many animals also leave to die in peace, as they feel the family will do everything to stop them from dying. Again, in this situation, respect and understanding is needed. I am not saying that every animal chooses to leave their house, but many do and their desire should be respected. In my experience, the animals that left for a short time, normally come back.
The taboo subject
Another supposition that humans adopt and impose their fellow humans and animals with is veganism. Since I started doing talks on Animal Communication, I have been pressured to impose veganism on my fellow humans. This belief is based on the fact that Animals and humans move, therefore, we are conscious…but plants do not move and do not feel. This supposition was proven wrong long time ago-all elements feel energy. Plants do feel emotions and pain but they accept it as part of their life. Once a lavender plant told me that the highest level a soul can attain is when the soul becomes a plant or tree. Plants are the only beings which can die when they want to and reincarnate whenever they want to. The consciousness of plants is infinite.
There is no reason to treat plants disrespectfully and suppose that they are made to be eaten, only. My experience with growing edible plants is that they do get scared and have pain when taken off the soil. A pray or a talk with them, calm them down. Respect is when you thank the other being for feeding you, like the ancient hunters used to do.
Heidi conveyed that the law of nature, when predator hunts its prey is the most respectful.
Penelope Smith also spoke about the predator –prey in her book: ” Nature has carefully engineered the predator-prey cycle. Animals (as spirit) generally leave their bodies as soon as a predator pounces. Even thought the body keeps functioning and may struggle to get away, the spirit will often not return and take over conscious control unless the predator has gone away for a while. Nature also takes care of prey animals by triggering a release of endorphins into the body as the predator attacks, so no pain is felt after the initial blow.”
“The predator-prey ritual is programmed into the species and agreed upon as part of natural living for those involved. Human rescuers may seem like an anomaly in the natural process.”
“Animal tracking is the oldest form of Interspecies communication”; says animal Communicator from South Africa, Anna Breytenbach.” In every corner of the globe, our elders practiced tracking to survive, since the Stone Age. Communication between trackers/hunters and prey animals was fully understood and respected by both parties.”
With the development of mankind, tracking and hunting became going to the supermarket and shopping for food. As centuries passed, man became more distant from his elders and natural traditions. Even the small farms and cultures gave way to industrial farming, with millions of animals living in a non-natural way, being fed hormones, suffering and dying in a meaningless way. Using famine as a subterfuge, transgenic plants and animals were created, going against natural selection and creating a terrible environmental disaster besides the development of new diseases and cancers related to edibles not recognized by our bodies for being transgenic.
May we listen to our elders call and go back to the old ways. May animal communication reminds us who we are and the respect we own nature and all animals and plants.
I thank Heidi Wright for the lovely and inspiring interview and the spirits who guided me to write this small article. Without our guides and teachers , we are just boats in the ocean current, sailing aimlessly to nowhere.
“Animals speak” by Penelope Smith