When I brought Medium and Animal Communicator Helen Da Vita in Greece, in 2016, for a first seminar in Animal Communication, many students were surprised they could not communicate with an animal without the permission of the animal’s human. People just expected that they could speak with any animal in society and “help” that animal even if it meant going against the guardian’s wishes.
Actually, Animal Communication has a code of Ethics. I took Penelope Smith’s code of Ethics for the simple reason that she has more experience than most of us and that her code of Ethics is complete.
Who wants to learn animal communication?
The vast majority of students of animal communication are people who want to help animals. Penelope emphasizes very strongly in her books that, who does animal communication must speak first to the animal’s guardian. So, it is not a profession that deals exclusively with animals…actually, it is a profession that deals a lot with humans. They are the caretakers and they have the right to decide if they want a communication with their animal or not. The law of freewill is absolute- we cannot invade people’s privacy and impose what we think is best for the family.
In her books and interviews, Penelope describes how her childhood years were a bit difficult and she preferred the company of animals. I guess many people reading this article, identify with the fact that animals love us unconditionally and when feeling down or rejected, an animal always came to the rescue.
I remember numerous times in my childhood, when I looked for the company of animals and avoided “grown ups” or other children, altogether. The animals accepted me independently of what I did, if I had been a good girl or not. It is a known fact that many prison programs use animals because only animals can break through the psychological barriers of criminals, rescuing them.
Animals come into our lives for a reason, they are here helping us, mirroring us , teaching us, giving us love, showing us who we are. It is normal for us, when we feel down and out, to look for their companionship and to admire and respect them. It is also normal for us, to want to learn animal communication to try to help them, but we tend to forget that the animal has a family and that those humans do want to help the animal, too. So, it is important to have a set of Ethical rules to abide to, to use as a guide into our journey in animal communication.
Penelope Smith’s code of Ethics
1-Our motivation is compassion for all beings and a desire to help all species understand each other better, particularly to help restore the lost human ability to freely and directly communicate with other species.
2-We honor those that come to us for help, not judging, condemning, or invalidating them for their mistakes or misunderstanding but honoring their desire for change and harmony.
3-We know that to keep this work as pure and harmonious as possible requires that we continually grow spiritually. We realize that telepathic communication can be clouded or overlaid by our own unfulfilled emotions, critical judgments, or lack of love for self and others. We walk in humility, willing to recognize and clear up our own errors in understanding others’ communication (human and non-human alike).
4-We cultivate knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of human, non-human, and interspecies behavior and relationships, to increase the good results of our work. We get whatever education and/or personal help we need to do our work effectively, with compassion, respect, joy, and harmony.
5-We seek to draw out the best in everyone and increase understanding toward mutual resolution of problems. We go only where we are asked to help, so that others are receptive and we truly can help. We respect the feelings and ideas of others and work for interspecies understanding, not pitting one side against another but walking with compassion for all. We acknowledge the things that we cannot change and continue where our work can be most effective.
6-We respect the privacy of people and animal companions we work with, and honor their desire for confidentiality.
7-While doing our best to help, we allow others their own dignity and help them to help their animal companions. We cultivate understanding and ability in others, rather than dependence on our ability. We offer people ways to be involved in understanding and growth with their fellow beings of other species.
8-We acknowledge our limitations, seeking help from other professionals as needed. It is not our job to name and treat diseases, and we refer people to veterinarians for diagnosis of physical illness. We may relay animals’ ideas, feelings, pains, symptoms, as they describe them or as we feel or perceive them and this may be helpful to veterinary health professionals. We may also assist through handling of stresses, counseling, and other gentle healing methods. We let clients decide for themselves how to work with healing their animal companions’ distress, disease, or injury, given all the information available. (Reference)
9-The goal of any consultation, lecture, workshop, or inter-species experience is more communication, balance, compassion, understanding, and communion among all beings. We follow our heart, honoring the spirit and life of all beings as one.
When we visit a client, it is important to leave our beliefs, criticism and ego at the door. This person is feeling at a loss and needs help with her or his animal. They called us, so we must help humans and animals. If we think in a quantum physics way, we are all part of the same “quantum jelly”; whatever we do will have a repercussion on this family life, on this animal’s life.
Many times, I feel that the client is listening to his or her animal and I point it to the client. Everyone is able to do animal communication- it is our education based in old physics that keeps us from our natural talents of: clairvoyance, clairaudience, and so on…
Lately, I went to see a client that asked me if her animal could come to visit her after death. I told her of course and described to her what she could or would perceive. I was surprised to hear her say that she had indeed seen and felt her dog who had passed about a month before. What a great feeling of gratification I felt knowing that I validated the impressions of that lady. Probably she did not even believe it was really happening until I confirmed it to her!
We are all part of a system, with: our family, our friends, society and planet. Whatever we do creates a ripple effect, like a butterfly. It is like we are all in a giant jell-o and whatever we do creates an effect that we cannot predict; it can surpass time and space.
It is like a night sky with all the stars, in a constellation: “As above, so below”.
The butterfly effect
“The butterfly effect is the idea that small, seemingly trivial events may ultimately result in something with much larger consequences – in other words, they have non-linear impacts on very complex systems. For instance, when a butterfly flaps its wings in India, that tiny change in air pressure could eventually cause a tornado in Iowa.”
Edward Lorenz, who “coined” this expression, showed that the changes caused by these trivial events cannot be tracked. So, we must be very careful with what we do and say, when doing animal communication. As in my last article : “know thyself”,https://www.animalcommunication.gr/know-thyself/
I mentioned that the causal plane is in the plane where thoughts are made :“thoughts are things” said Medium Edgar Cayce, and he was right.
Penelope also advises that we must always strive to learn more and to grow; that inspired me to learn “Tellington TTouch” with Linda Tellington Jones and her associates, and “The trust technique “ of James French. Later I learned Arcturian Healing with Gene Ang, Reiki with my good friend Eugenia Kerasimidis and Mesmerism with Dr Marco Paret. It has been an incredible journey, bringing me new friends who had the same interests I had. We learned from each other and grew together.
We cannot replace doctors or veterinarians
Another strong point in Penelope’s code of Ethic is the fact that we should never intervene with the medical treatment if we are not veterinarians. As we would not like another person to intervene in our area of expertise, also veterinarians don’t like someone who does not have an education in their area, to intervene in medical treatment.
There are natural laws in our universe and moral law (an ethics code) should guide us in our journey of animal communication or any other modality of healing or Para-psychological sciences. In animal communication, we are communicating on another plane; a plane that creates reality, and if we want to change reality for the better, we should follow the highest ethics and morals.