November 29, 2011

Reisa Stone: How to Prepare for an Animal Communication Session

To get the most out of your Animal Communication session, it's important to be prepared. Five to fifteen minutes before our appointment, sit still and relax completely, clearing your mind as best you can. Breathe breathe breathe!

Have all distractions turned off, such as TV, radio and cell phone.
Your pet doesn't have to be with you, but it can be fun and informative to watch their behavior. Ilet them know I'll be tuning in, and it helps if you tell them, too. Let them know they have your approval to communicate.
Be open to hearing things you didn't expect. Though breeds can share certain traits, each animal is an individual. There are timid Dobermans, Warmblood horses that hate jumping, and Siamese who love everyone they meet. Animals have colour preferences (yes, they can see colour---or at least sense its energy), crave unusual foods, and worry about things that wouldn't occur to you. They're sometimes hilariously funny, and have insights about family members that will amuse and enlighten you.

Let go of animal stereotypes, and honour your pet's individuality. Not every dog enjoys "fetch," not all cats hate water, and not every horse comes running to the sound of oats in a bucket. The more openly you are willing to listen and regard your pet as an individual, the more openly they'll communicate and possibly change unwelcome behaviors.

Don't argue with your pet. Because animals' senses are so acute, things we don't notice can be overwhelming for them. If your cat says she hates the new couch, "But it cost $3000!" won't change her mind. She doesn't know from money, she may be reacting to chemical off-gases or a slippery surface. When we listen with empathy, animals open themselves more fully.

Participate in the discussion. Make the most of your session. Ask questions and comment.

Don't play "stump the telepath." It's beneath your dignity and mine. There have been a scant hand full of times in my 30+ years of reading, when I couldn't get a clear picture. The person or animal did not want to connect. That is their right, under the Universal Law of Free Will. However, in most cases I found that though I was getting a clear flow of information, the person objected. Only to later admit they were too uncomfortable to admit a certain fact.

Appreciate that animals are acutely aware of relationship dynamics, and can be our great teachers. If there is tension in a close relationship, your pet may act it out. On the other hand, if there is great love, they may be unusually clingy. Animals live in a heightened state of awareness. They're not distracted with jobs, Facebook or grocery shopping. 

Relax, focus and open yourself to what your companion wants to communicate. Sometimes it's mundane, sometimes it's profound. It's always informative. Animals can be our spiritual teachers, if we let them.

Warm regards,
Raisa Stone
Animal Communicator

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November 27, 2011

Animal Nation by Peter Gabriel

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I didn't meet you in the jungle

Swinging from a tree
I sat down at the piano
You were playing with me
I couldn't believe all the things you could do
The apes I've seen were in the zoo
They say we are unique with this language that we speak
But you have proved them wrong
Skinner and Chomsky, how could they be so blind
With evidence this strong?
Intelligent life is all around us
Intelligent life is all around us
When you watch King Kong or The Planet of the Apes
Upon your video screen
When the animals die, tears fill your eye
And you question what you've seen
Intelligent life is all around us
Intelligent life is all around us
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Look in your eyes
That's where I come from
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Talk to me now
I am listening
You can search the internet
You can use your video phone
To call another friend
If we gave you all the tools
You can do whatever you want
Who knows when this will end
Intelligent life is all around us
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Look in your eyes
That's where I come from
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Talk to me now
I am listening
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Look in your eyes
That's where we come from
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Talk to us now
We are listening
Bonobo calling me now
Starting to hear the things you've said
Getting to know what's going on in your head
There's no humans on the line
But there'll be plenty more there in good time
Dolphins, cats, and elephants
This is not some wild romance
Just look in their eyes and say it's not true
Look in their eyes, they're checking out you
Communication with the Animal Nation
We are in communication with the Animal Nation

Reisa Stone: Wild Geese

     Today's Animal Communication miracle left me breathless. I felt an urgent sense to drive across town to our beautiful regional park. As a matter of principle regarding privatization of the wild, I disagree with the parking charge. so I was going to park outside the gates and walk the extra distance on the road. By the time I was halfway there, I had to pee so badly, I trespassed into a farmer's green field (with bushes :-D).
     I heard the wild honking of countless geese. They drowned out tractor and boat noise and the clip clop of a horse on the road. As I stood in the field of long grass and clover, a flock of over one hundred Canada Geese rose from the lagoon an eighth of a mile away. They flew in a curving line east, towards me. As they reached a point above my head, they arc'ed to the south. If you dropped a plumb line from the exact centre of the flock, there I'd be. 
     They were only twenty feet in the air. The sound was overwhelming; nothing existed but the geese, the sky and me. I could see the dark masks on their faces, the undersides of their beaks and the softness of their light gray breasts. The individual feathers on their wings undulated in the autumn sun. My skin tingled.
     A few seconds later, another flock took the same path. Within half an hour, I experienced a similar phenomenon thirteen times. With the exception of two flocks and three straggling couples, the geese flew straight towards me, and turned south precisely over my head. It was as if I were the centre of the gyre, the strange magnet on which these creatures pivot to their winter home.
     I had the stray thought, "Eeeek I hope they don't go to the bathroom on me." One answered, "Don't worry, we went before we left home." It made me smile. He sounded like a precocious five year old, with the baritone voice of an adult.
     I stood there for another ten minutes. The lagoon and sky were silent.
     I'm new to this area. I had no idea that geese live in huge numbers in this partially hidden lagoon, let alone that they all migrate on a certain day. I can only honour the fact that over one thousand Canada Geese chose to fly south at 4:45 pm, October 27, 2011. I was there.

Reisa Stone, 
Expert Animal Communicator

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My favorite poem, by Mary Oliver:

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.