It is information conveyed on a mind-to-mind level. It’s a mental energy that transcends linear time, location, language, and distance. I generally prefer not to use the word “psychic” in my practice, because to me that could imply someone who predicts the future, and I don’t do that — I work with what is pertinent to right now.
How does animal communication work?
I function as a conduit, an information receiver...I go into a deep meditation and then it’s like meeting with an animal over Skype. Over the course of a session, I ask questions and the animal’s thoughts and feelings come to me in a multi-sensory way: a flowing conversation of pictures (clairvoyance), words, phrases and sounds (clairaudience), general feelings (clairsentience), and sometimes even smells. I am also medically empathic. In the case of pain or physical illness, I feel it distinctly in my body — I am guided to discomfort in a particular place, and I can feel the degree of severity. I also get messages regarding the cause. It feels quite vivid and helps me provide quite specific information to my clients.
How do you know the information you’re getting is accurate?
Experience gained through over twenty years of doing this work has taught me to trust it. Most often, people tell me “that’s EXACTLY it — how did you KNOW that?” Another reason is that I couldn’t be effective if I got hung up on being right...I simply get out of the way and let the information come — whatever it is — because it’s really coming from a divine place, and I’m merely the receiver. There are even some veterinarians who regularly refer clients to me because they think my assessments have been accurate.
How do you know it’s actually MY pet you are connecting with?
When people ask me that, it's usually because they’ve previously had an unhappy experience with an intuitive practitioner, or they are generally feeling uncertain about using an alternative method. In doing this work, I’ve never had an experience where the wrong animal came forward. It is like I’m “calling on their private line” and they are the only one answering the phone. Higher Intelligence/Spirit wants me to be of service, so there would be no good reason for it to allow confusion. If someone is feeling insecure about the process, we probably shouldn’t work together, because that might cause the flow of information — which needs to come through unimpeded — to shut down.
Do you have to be physically present to work with my animal(s)?
No. Because this is communication on a mind-to-mind, spirit-to-spirit, energetic level, I can work no matter where you and your animal are. I have worked with pets worldwide. Pure thought and intention are “matter”, and science tells us that matter is energy. Energy transcends all barriers, including language. You would have experienced this yourself if you’ve interacted with animals while traveling in foreign countries — you were actually understanding each other through mental pictures and general feelings, not because you knew how to speak “Dog”, “Poodle”, or French, right? We deal with many types of invisible energy every day without even thinking about it — for instance, the gravity that keeps us anchored to the earth is an invisible energy, yet it is obviously very strong.
Do you need me to provide a picture?
I’m highly visual, and based on your information, it’s very natural and easy for me to hold that image in my head while I work — however, an emailed, recent picture is helpful (and nice — I love to see my clients).
What if I’m a bit skeptical?
That’s OK, as long as you can also remain open-minded to possibility. I’ll bet you sense when something seems off with your pet, like they just aren’t themselves, right? That’s the kind of mind-to-mind energy we’re talking about. Animals are incredibly sensitive and it’s just natural for them to pick up on our energies and respond to them. And because they are most often “non-verbal” with each other, they evolved to be more natural at communicating with thoughts, feelings and intent. Apparently, my brain happens to be really good at this too — I’m able to tap into the right “frequency” for picking up this information. A practical analogy I use as is that we don’t need to fully understand how wi-fi does what it does — we just know and expect that it works. Whatever that “animal wireless network” frequency is, I’m able to tap into it.
Here’s what just two of my clients had to say about this topic:
“Many people are skeptical because they don’t understand a gift like this. I will say this, as animal lovers, we all want the very best for our furry family members. The challenge we face is that we either guess or think we know what they need. To have someone connect with that animal at a very loving level—different than what we can, will change your animal’s life as well as yours for the better. My only advice is don’t wait until there’s a crisis.” — Heidi T.
“I have recommended Ali to many friends and clients, for lost pets, medical issues, behavioral issues, end-of-life issues — and just to improve their relationship with their animal companions. Some were too skeptical to try her services, but those who did quickly recognized her genuineness, and they benefited from the compassionate heart she extends to our animal friends...Her work with my animals has been life-changing.” — Anne H.
Are there any animals you won’t work with?
No. My goal is to help as many as I possibly can in my one short lifetime. I really enjoy their individual personalities, and also the differences inherent in various species. I love working with domesticated as well as wild animals. (It’s endlessly interesting!)
Are there any animals who refuse to be communicated with?
It has only happened twice in 20 years (both were cats.) One of them who was initially resistant surprisingly then did a turnaround. The other cat was feral and I respected her wishes and left her alone.
I adjust my pace to what is comfortable for the pet (much as you would with a human.) With my experience and naturally quick mind, I also know how to alter my approach “on the fly” based on the reactions I’m getting. The vast majority of animals are really thrilled to be contacted and very much welcome the opportunity to communicate with a human intermediary. They have a lot they want to share with us — I’ve even had some that were so excited to communicate, I had to ask them to slow down a bit!
Can you help me with a pet who has passed away?
Definitely, and it doesn’t matter how long they have been gone from their “physical form.” It can be very helpful for the animal as well as the human friends they have left behind: to tie up loose ends, answer previously unanswered questions, help with your grief, and provide peace of mind. See the Services section on my website for specifics.
What can I expect from my first session?
I might confirm what you already thought, discover things that you didn’t know, shed light on puzzling and frustrating situations, or help you connect emotionally on a new level. It helps to be open to whatever comes through and to not have any preconceived ideas about how a session should go. Keep in mind that I report the information exactly as it comes through. (Occasionally, this might mean that a client might not hear what they expected — or wanted — to hear.)
Each situation is completely unique, but one thing I can say is that you will come away knowing more about your pet than you did beforehand. And you will gain peace of mind from realizing exactly what your pet wants and needs going forward.
Depending on the circumstances, you might see immediate results, or more gradual changes — each situaton is completely unique. One thing I cannot do is bend an animal to a human’s will, or guarantee a specific outcome. But I CAN serve as your bridge to solutions, once I understand their situation and perspective and can convey that to you.
Do you abide by a code of ethics?
The intentions of my work are:
Honesty: to always tell my client exactly what their pet conveys (this could differ from what the client is wanting to hear.)
Advocate: in all possible ways, for the ultimate well-being of the pet, as well as my client.
Healing: Whenever possible, to effect positive, lasting changes in mental and physical well-being.
Education: To serve as a knowlege base that reinforces the work we do together.
Support: To be a trusted ally and problem-solver. I approach my job with professionalism, confidentially, tact and sensitivity.
Teamwork: To complement my clients' regular veterinary care.
Channel: I never forget that my talents and work don’t come from me, they come through me, from Spirit.