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Benson Downs-Reid. Our very wise Shih Tzu. Who has helped us to improve our intuitive communication with animals. Benson is one of our shining stars in the Animal Matters Teaching Team.

I asked my Shih-Tzu Benson for a message to give to our Advanced Animal Communication students. This is what he channelled to me:

“I have been waiting for the opportunity to talk to you about this for a very long time.
We are here because we choose to be. We have been spiritual long before man even understood the meaning of the word. We have come to show you the way, to enlighten you, and to help you. All beings on earth are equal, and everything in the universe is inter-connected. Humans are only beginning to realise this now; this has been so since the beginning of time.
Animal Communication is the everyday way to learn about Quantum Physics, we are all Quantum Physics in action. People need to look deep into their soul to find their truth. We animals have come to help you do this.
There is nothing that moves the human heart more than watching animals and nature go about their daily business, it is all so natural and uncomplicated. If you care to look, you will see how your life should be. If you observe us closely, you will learn about the important things in life. We do what we need to do and then move on, we don’t dwell on the things that happen in our world, we love the simple things in life, you should too. If you watched us and learned from what we do, your human world would be so much simpler, and life so much easier.
We are your equals, by treating us as anything less, you are devaluing yourselves, you are refusing to acknowledge the inter-connectedness of all living things. We have much to learn from each other. We are ready and willing, but are some of you?
Elaine: “How do we get ready and willing?”
Benson: “Open your heart and open your ears. Use your heart as your guidance system. When you hear things all around you during the day, ask your heart what is true from all that information. Keep what feels true close to you, discard the rest.
Don’t be afraid to follow your intuition. We animals know intuitively the difference between right and wrong, and we act on it. Humans generally do not do this, as their ego gets in the way and takes control.

If you all listen to yourselves, your heart, your intuition, you will not go far wrong. Do not worry about what others say or do – they are not you. Be true to yourself only. When you observe animals, you will see that we do what we want or need to do at any given time. We do not worry about what others say and think, we just act. Watch us, and you’ll see how it’s done.

FEAR IS A KILLER. Do not allow fear to stifle the light within you that is really you. Sometimes we animals know fear, but, we quickly come back into balance. Humans need to learn about balance. You are not very good at that, are you? Generally just careering along without any thought for the consequences.
Mother Nature generally has to bring back her own balance, which is not always pleasant for humans. If you all lived your lives with more consideration for every other living thing around you, Mother Nature would not need to be so extreme in re-balancing the planet. We animals, domestic and wild, work with Mother Nature all the time, as we are part of her, as are you.

Which brings us to our next job, of healing. We spend much of our life trying to help heal humans. This is necessary, as they do not “live in the now”. You all spend so much time worrying about materialism and things you can’t change, whether in the past or the future. You can make your own future, your own day, by your thoughts and your actions. Try to be more positive – be grateful for the good things in your lives, then focus on those. The more you focus on the good, the more grateful you are, and the more good things will happen, then our need to heal you may not be as great.

We love and respect you all for who you are. Please do the same for us. We do not judge you, we allow you to make mistakes. We don’t hold it against you – after all you’re only human. Try doing that with all your animals and your human friends, and see how you feel, and how they feel.

We all have so much to teach and you all have so much to learn. That’s all for now. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak to you. Please pass this message on to all those who will listen.

Au Revoir!!! I will speak with you again in the future.”


The Tail of the Snooty Kitty

Recently we worked with a cat, Fussy by name and nature, who had totally removed herself from the family. Her human Mum had gone and acquired a totally unncecessary very bouncy Collie puppy, without so much as a “Do you mind….?” and Fussy did mind, she minded a lot. So much so that two weeks ago she had taken  herself off to the top floor bedroom and only came out for absolute essentials. Her Mum, who loved her dearly and wouldn’t have hurt her for the world, was heartbroken.

“What am I going to do? I can’t let her go on like this  – but I can’t send puppy back either!  Would you ask her what I can do to put things right?”

We asked her. She was very hurt, and very lonely. She told us she missed her “girl time” with her Mum, watching her get ready to go out or having cudddles on the sofa. “But I won’t come down while he’s there – he doesn’t understand girl stuff. And he has absolutely no manners!”

She eventually agreed that if she sent her Mum a telepathic message that she wanted Puppy put in his crate, Mum would sort that  out and then she would come down and have her “girl time” with Mum, uninterrupted.

Mum had done a course in Telepathic Animal Communication and she knew she could communicate with Fussy, she just didn’t trust herself to get it right.

We passed Fussy’s request  on to her Mum. Three hours later we received an ecstatic text.

“It worked!! I just got the feeling I needed to put Puppy in his crate – and I’d no sooner done it than Fussy walked in and jumped straight up on the sofa beside me!”

One happy cat – and, soon after, one  big happy family.