The following article, "Soul
Recovery For Animals," contains excerpts from a
book Jacquelin Smith's currently writing entitled Soul
Recovery For Animals.©
I've been doing animal communication
work since 1979 and became interested in Soul Recovery around
1991. I first began guiding humans with SR and decided to try
this work with animals. Before 91, I had experienced Michael
Harner's techniques of shamanic journey and journeyed on a regular
basis into various dimensions (or worlds) for my own healing.
Then I read Sandra Ingerman's book, Soul Retrieval, which
opened many doors into the work I was doing with people and animals.
I've had the opportunity to experience SR work personally. Also,
I was involved in a group for a few years, led by an anthropologist,
where we'd experience shamanic journey by specific body postures
used by shamans worldwide.
Through the years, the angels
have taught and guided me how to do this work with animals in
a way that works well. Most of my work is done over the telephone.
After praying and setting an intention for the work, I find myself
instantly present in other dimensions, seeing where I need to
begin. But there are occasions when the animal is physically
present with me during SR.
SOUL RECOVERY FOR ANIMALS
The powerful work of SR
involves gathering the pieces of an animal's soul and/or pieces
of their energy bodies that have fragmented due to emotional/and
or physical trauma and integrating them back into their proper
place so that the animal's mind, body, emotions, and soul are
once again intact and aligned. The
animal experiences "wholeness" once again. Each fragment
carries a part of the animal's lifeforce. So when all parts come
"home," (I'm borrowing Ingerman's term "home"
in referring to the body) the animal can fulfill their potential
and live a happier, healthier life.
Soul Recovery work can be compared
to putting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together.
After doing SR with animals
for a short time, I was stunned by the immediate results people
saw in their animal companions. I knew this work was important.
It isn't any surprise that
animals need SR. The animals are subjected to our stress, violence,
and fast-paced lives. They fracture more often than we might
want to admit.
WHEN FRAGMENTATION OCCURS
Animals can become fragmented
in many ways: birth trauma, physical abuse (kicked/hit), emotional
abuse (screamed at while very young or ongoing), abandonment,
hit by a car, getting lost, near-death experience, surgery, illness,
pain, and other fearful and/or stressful experiences. Also, abuse
may take place while being trained or tamed (many horses are
shadows of who they truly are.)
A young woman called me to
work with her cat, Sally, who had been "kicked" in
the head by an angry man. He caused so much damage that she had
to have surgery and she almost died. When I checked in with her,
I saw a number of pieces that had been literally "kicked"
out of her bodies. After doing SR work, the woman said Sally
acted more present and seemed to be in less pain. She added that
before this event, Sally used to hiss at one particular cat in
the household, but after the SR work she stopped hissing and
was actually warming up to him.
An animal in need of SR work will
often seem scattered and as if "they're not all there."
That's because they're not. An they will usually exhibit a variety
of problems and/or misbehaviors. They may be ungrounded - trip
over objects, appear dreamy, seem distracted, act imbalanced,
or experience illnesses. Also, they may suffer from separation
anxiety, depression, aggression, phobias, and other symptoms.
GETTING TO THE ROOT
This work makes sense since
the root of most physical and behavioral problems begin in the
spirit, which directly affects the energy bodies and in turn
manifests in the physical body. So why not go to the root of
In doing this work, I find
that fragments need to be integrated into the etheric bodies
(emotional, mental and spirit bodies) as well as the physical
body and soul. All the bodies and soul are a complex network
of energies. So when a fragment comes "home," it has
wonderful benefits for the "whole" animal.
This healing work creates positive
change that occurs in the physical body, energy bodies, mind,
emotions, and spirit. I find this is so, no matter what the reason
for fragmentations. For instance, I've worked with animals who
were nearly knocked out of their bodies and fragmented when kicked
hard or hit by a car; while others were screamed at or abandoned
- SR helped all of them. It improves an animal's overall well-being
In all the work I do with animals,
I always ask the animal's guardian angels, other angels and light
workers to direct and guide me. I'm an instrument they work through,
and I guess you could say it's a team effort, but they're the
ones who are doing the healing. The angels know exactly what
each animal needs, so I listen closely as they direct me. (Also,
the animal's soul talks to me about what needs to be done in
order for healing to take place.)
STEP BY STEP
Some animals are more fragmented
than others. This is a step-by-step process, so it can take two
to three sessions (in some cases more) for full restoration.
Learning to do SR work takes practice and experience. Anyone
who desires to do this work should receive appropriate training
from an experienced SR practitioner.
Java's person, Carol, called
me in regard to a separation anxiety problem and several other
problems, including that one of her dog's eyes was crossed. Java
had been rescued from a man who had been beating him and was
going to shoot him. This man had shot and killed Java's brother
in front of him.
Because of the severe abuse,
Java was fragmented. Parts of his energy bodies had departed
during the abuse in order to survive and stay sane. (People often
do the same thing during sever abuse.) With gentleness, guidance,
and help from Java's guardian angels, Java showed me all the
trauma, which could then be released from his mind and spirit,
losing power over him.
I did three one-hour sessions
(three weeks apart) with Java. The angels and I retrieved and
integrated the pieces of his energy bodies into place. There
were parts of him that had fragmented and scattered in various
Literally a minute or so after
most pieces of Java were back in place, I told Carol that his
eyes changed and should look clear. She squealed, "I was
just going to tell you that his eyes are now normal -- the one
that was crossed in now normal. His eyes are bright." I
asked her to put her hand gently over his third eye and say,
"Welcome home, we all need clear sight."
In the weeks that followed
the third session, Carol told me he was a different dog. He was
friendlier, more confident, and happy. She said he walked with
a bounce and had a deeper, fuller bark. A number of Carol's friends
noticed the changes, and she had not mentioned the work that
had been done. It was inspiring to see him whole and enjoying
life. Integration happens over a period of time, but I often
see immediate results like Java's.
This work makes a huge difference
in an animal's life. They're more present and become who they
truly are, which shifts them into more normal and balanced behaviors.
They feel better and are aligned with their soul.
An animal who's had SR work
is more energetic, happy, healthy, stronger, and their eyes sparkle
with light. Right after SR work, the first thing I check out
are the eyes. They truly are the windows of the soul. Some animals'
sense of smell is better; some hear more clearly. Healing takes
place on many levels with this work. There's an inner harmony
that wasn't present before.
Some animals begin to have
feeling in parts of their body that used to be numb. I had done
SR on a horse, Blaze. Many pieces had left due to abuse. A few
days after the SR work, his person told me that while he was
being shoed, he flinched which he had never done before. I told
her that Blaze now had feeling in his back legs that once were
Healing happens in many ways
as deeper integration takes place over weeks and months. SR work
is not a replacement for medical treatment, but it adds a dimension
of healing work from the spiritual level that is not often considered.
When animals are restored to "wholeness," they live
up to their fullest potential and lead happy, fulfilling lives.