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  • Julie


All my life I have loved animals, and I was able to understand and speak to them from a young age.

At 15 years old, I had my horse at a backyard barn. There was another man there who had a beautiful mare, that he beat regularly. One cold, wet and rainy night, he did what he usually did – brought her in, took off her tack and went home. He left her cold, wet and bleeding in her stall. I was the only person there when I heard a voice say “Help me. Please help me”. I turned around and looked at the mare who was in her stall, afraid and bleeding as he had taken her though barb wire fencing and left her to fend for herself.

Of course, I got her help, not really realizing that this was the first time I actually heard words in my head that came from an animal. This was my introduction into the world of animals and horses – and I now understood they could speak, they had voices & most importantly - they had an individual soul. What this also taught me, was that how they operate has the capacity to offer us guidance on where we can grow.

Flashback to 3 years ago at my previous barn where there was a woman who continually beat her horses. One night both of her horses asked me to tell her to Please stop - I cannot jump any more, I am too old and my feet hurt”. The difficulty was, that I had not been asked by her for help – even though she clearly needed it. However, I knew that I could not ignore their important plea.

When I did tell her, she laughed – flatly ignoring her horse’s comments. It taught me 3 things that day:

  1. I learned that I am the bridge from animals to humans and information flows through me for a reason. That information and reason, is up to you to decide what to make of it and how to interpret it in your life.

  2. No matter what anyone thinks about you, you must find your strength and STAND IN YOUR OWN POWER - even if others don’t understand what you are doing. You may have a very different business than what others have, which could result in some way, shape or form of you not being accepted. Each of us are individuals and it’s ok if your closest family members don’t “get” you. However, you must stay true to you.

  3. WE ARE ONE - Animals are on Earth to support humans and our growth. Many of them have no reason to ever trust or help us – yet they do. Do not underestimate the power of their support, as it is an integral part of our soul’s path to walk together with them, not separately.


Do you have a totem animal spirit you identify with?

The definition of a totem animal is “different power animals also called spirit guides, come in and out of our lives depending on the direction that we are headed and the tasks that need to be completed along our journey.”

Some Native American tribe’s tradition, provides that each person is connected with NINE DIFFERENT ANIMALS that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides.