Animal Communication Ethics

Being an animal communicator comes with responsibilities far beyond relaying information between humans and animals. The goal of interspecies communication should be to compassionately foster understanding, harmony, and balance between humans and animals. I follow a strict code of ethics to respect and honor the privacy and preferences of each party and to relay accurate information. My ethical beliefs around animal communication are rooted in the Code of Ethics for Interspecies Telepathic Communication developed by Penelope Smith, a pioneer in the field of animal communication.

1) Compassion
I seek to compassionately bring awareness of perspectives from all sides and work towards a mutually acceptable resolution of issues. I do not judge, blame, or shame animals or humans for their actions, behaviors, or mistakes. My goal is to relay clear, accurate information free of bias, opinions, thoughts, or judgments on my part. I willingly admit my mistakes and work to clarify any misunderstandings or miscommunications.

2) Permission
A request and permission are required for each instance of communication. I do not communicate telepathically or intuitively with an animal unless it is requested by their human guardian. I don’t go where I am not asked because the human or animal may not be receptive or may feel it is an invasion of their privacy. Animals are most always willing to communicate but I also ask their permission at the beginning of a session and honor their choices. If an animal randomly comes through to me, I kindly acknowledge them, as you might a person on the street, and move on. I do not engage in conversation with them.

2) Privacy
I respect and honor the privacy of animals and humans so both feel comfortable and safe openly sharing aspects of their lives. I do not share details or stories of communications without the permission of the animals and humans involved. Therefore, you don’t often see me on social media talking about my animal communication sessions. When I use stories in teaching, I obtain permission from all parties beforehand and usually change the names of those involved.

3)  Scope
Animal communication is a supportive practice that does not take the place, nor interfere with veterinary care or formal training of the animal. I do not diagnose illnesses or injuries nor prescribe treatments. I cannot tell an animal what to do and expect them to automatically comply. I relay what I receive from the animal – what they are feeling or experiencing, and their thoughts around the subject to facilitate a greater understanding from the animal and human perspectives. Information from the animal can be helpful to the owner, trainer, or veterinarian. However, it is the responsibility of these individuals to act within their expertise. I honor, without judgment, a person’s choices in handling their animal’s health issues and training. I can be a source of support through these processes through animal communication or gentle energy work practices.

4)  Personal Growth and Education
Spiritual growth and continuing my education are paramount to the success of my animal communication practice. I recognize my shortcomings and consciously work on them so that I can better serve the humans and animals who come to me for help. I seek a greater understanding of human and animal behavior and relationships to get better results in my work. I am constantly learning from those more experienced in animal communication and others in fields related to animal and human behavior and interactions by taking classes, reading, and attending clinics.

5)  Gratitude
I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve animals and humans and to facilitate understanding between species. I am forever in gratitude to my animal and human teachers who have helped me hone this ability and have shared their wisdom and knowledge. I am humbled that animals trust me to relay their messages and humans allow me to bridge the communication gap with their animals. I am thankful for every animal I have connected with, every human who has allowed me to make these connections, and for all who have supported my journey. I end each communication session with an animal by expressing thanks for their willingness to share and I give thanks daily for the honor of being an animal communicator.

It is my goal in following these ethical principles that my work is in the highest service to animals by facilitating human-animal understanding, fostering compassion for animals, and enhancing relationships between animals and humans.

Laura Thomas

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