“I’ve been interested in learning animal communication for a long time, so I was thrilled when Barbara agreed to teach me her craft. What helped me the most was getting support to trust myself and to trust that the information I was receiving was real. I would often think it was my own mind making things up.
I also appreciated Barbara’s guided meditation support to begin practicing communicating, setting intention and protecting myself. It has been informative to be able to pick her brain about all aspects of this. She is very supportive and genuinely invested in me learning how to do this. I also appreciate that Barbara is open to phone calls/emails that come up along the way. I highly recommend working with Barbara for those interested in learning animal communication.”
“At the time you visited with my cat, she was constantly biting me without reason. I doubted that she knew I loved her and would never hurt her. I wanted you to ask her if she understood that I loved her deeply and, if so, why the biting. You learned that she was triggered by actions that reminded her of abuse she experienced before she came to me, but that she did understand I loved her. In the time since your visit, Mali has been calmer, has rarely bitten me, and wants to be my constant companion. We have developed a deeper relationship of trust which brings a smile to my face. I very much appreciate your work with her.”
“Cassie, my small female Sheltie, has fear issues. When Barb channeled Cassie, it was like hearing directly from her and I was able to ask questions that only Cassie knew about. I learned that I need to stop when we see a bike coming and move out of the lane. I need to stand beside her so she feels safe. Her fear has reduced considerably and she has a much higher level of trust of me now. I also learned that Cassie is very empathic, which is why she is sensitive to things. It gave me a deeper understanding and appreciation of her and how she experiences her reality. She’s a much happier dog now and we have a deeper connection.”
“Barbara has helped us immeasurably to know what our cat and dog want from us and from each other, and how to begin resolving the conflict between them. She was also able to give us the larger picture of what our previous dog, now deceased, contributed to our current dog/cat situation. Her sense of the inner life and emotions of our pets is amazing.”
“Many months ago I asked Barbara to help me with my cat, Cosmos, who was in distress over the many moves we have made in the last four years. Calling upon her animal communication skills she was able to calm him down and for the first time in quite a while. We came to an understanding that I would do my best to create a safe and stable home. He, in turn, gave us both some information regarding our roles on this planet!
A week before Christmas I traveled to Colorado (from Oregon) to be with my family and asked a friend to house-sit. By the third day, Cosmos had disappeared and being so far from home, there was little I could do to help find him.
I called Barbara and she graciously offered to come to my home and do a session with him. It was revealed that he had been badly frightened by disruptive energies and he told her that he no longer wished to participate on this planet. This has been a recurring theme in his life over the last few years and something she was unaware of at that time. Over the next days, Barbara continued the conversation with Cosmos and, with her assistance, I came to the painful but understandable truth that he was best served by leaving.
I am so grateful for Barbara’s clear and heart-felt attention to him, and when I arrived home, we talked at length about my letting go so he could pass over and find peace.
Barbara’s incredibly accurate information helped me better understand my own notions of death and the continuity of spirit without the body. When she called me to come over to her home so she could tell me that Cosmos had decided to leave, both her beautiful dog, Ari, and her mystical cat, Buddha, gathered around me as she read me the message she had received about his decision to leave. Within minutes I felt a great sadness hit my heart and I understood that he passed in those moments. Barbara continued to contact him as he transitioned out of his body and I know he found a peaceful way to leave.
I will be eternally grateful for Barbara’s adept response to both of our needs and I urge you to turn to her for the solace and understanding she offers. She is a brilliant light and I love what she has given to my heart. My sadness is healing and I will forever appreciate the new clarity I have to help me navigate through this magical realm of Earth.”
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“Soul of the Wild” Book
SOUL OF THE WILD BOOK
“I can’t emphasize enough how enthralled I was when reading about your interaction with the elephants and whales. I didn’t skip a word! It was wonderful to find myself introduced to new concepts. For instance, of course the chaotic and discordant atmosphere that we humans have created must affect other lives such as that of the elephants, but I just hadn’t considered that and am grateful to you for bringing up the subject. It was also wonderful to find confirmation of my own attunements, as when I first attuned to an orca, it intimated that when it passed by anything when swimming, there was an energy exchange.
I so agree and love the explanation the animals gave of dealing with our human difficulties, that we find the answers and help within, that everything is about an opening to a higher consciousness. As you know, my passion is that people become aware of and act from their own inner divinity, which your messages also keep repeating if in a slightly different way, and that they recognize and cooperate with the intelligence of nature.
Thank you for presenting a great many ideas, like the importance of migration, of groupness, of how we can help caged animals by sending love and appreciation, that only love and understanding can solve violence, that earth’s evolution needs humans, that we need to accept both positive and negative, the explanation of self doubt, etc. etc. Also, I greatly appreciate how you insist on asking questions until you “get it”, so to speak.
The wonderful truths in this book, as communicated from the elephants and whales, are tremendous aids for us humans to find truth and joy within ourselves, to help us deal with our problems, and learn to love all life. What a blessing this book is!
Thank you, thank you for birthing this book.”
author of To Honor the Earth, Choices of Love, Wisdoms, To Hear the Angels Sing, and co-founder of Findhorn Foundation
“We live in times of great change. It often seems that our world is being besieged by tsunamis, earthquakes, wild storms and climate change, yet on a heart/soul level we learn that all is in order. Reading through the enchanting pages of SOUL OF THE WILD you will see the world from a different viewpoint, and you will realize that the animals have a very different outlook on earth changes than the ones commonly believed by humanity. As we enter new times, it is books like this by Barbara Shor that will help open human consciousness to the truth of change.”
MICHAEL J. ROADS
author of: Talking with Nature, Journey into Nature, Journey into Oneness, Into a Timeless Realm; Through the Eyes of Love, Journeying with Pan book series
“This book is glorious not only in its content, but also in its feel. Barbara has brought forth clear and compelling communications from the great elephants and whales that helps us, as humanity, to connect with other species in a way that brings us deeply into their world and wisdom. Her questions are universal and speak to all of our concerns and we can relate to her personal quest for these profound answers to life and our relationship with all. I highly recommend that you take this journey of discovery … you will love it!”
author of Essential Joy and Co-founder of Dolphin Spirit of Hawaii (www.dolphinspiritofhawaii.com)
“When we are in communion with other animals, we establish a mode of communication that is non-ordinary, not of our everyday mode of consciousness, with its rational, conditioned expectations and preconceptions. The late Prof. Konrad Lorenz, Nobel laureate and one of the founders of the science of ethology, the study of animal behavior, asserted that “Before you can really study an animal you must first love it”. It is this kind of love, as Dr. Shor reveals in this book, that can open us to the animal kingdom, species by species, and individual by individual.
As Chief Dan George advised, ‘If you talk to the animals, they will talk with you, and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears one destroys.’”
DR. MICHAEL W. FOX
Veterinarian, Ethologist (Animal Behaviorist), syndicated columnist
www.doctormwfox.org author of The Boundless Circle, Dog Body, Dog Mind, and Cat Body, Cat Mind
“I read the entire book in two sittings. I couldn’t put it down! As a Science of Mind practitioner, my soul resonated with every word in your book. We truly are all one, and hearing it from the perspective of the elephants and whales was truly a consciousness shifting and awareness uplifting experience.”
Science of Mind practitioner, retired court reporter
“This is an extraordinary and timely book as we reconnect to the Nature Kingdoms recognizing the importance of working together for the sake of the planet. Through the author’s personal dedication and intuitive gifts, we are gifted with profound messages from the whales and elephants. We learn of their love for mankind and their commitment to balance the energetic fields of consciousness so that we can all evolve together.”
CHRISTINE PAGE, MD
Mystical Physician: www.christinepage.com
author of The Mystery of 2012, Spiritual Alchemy, and The Mirror of Existence
“Okay, so you know how the universe operates… I started reading your book, and immediately I am surrounded by pictures, statues, TV programs, and all manner of references to elephants and whales. They’re EVERYWHERE! I guess they want me to pay attention, huh? Anyway, I love the book.”
JEAN HOFVE, DVM
Holistic Veterinarian, Reiki Master
retired editor in chief of the Journal of the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Association);
founder of Spirit Essences-the first and only line of flower essences designed by a veterinarian, www.spiritessences.com;
and cofounder of www.littlebigcat.com – informational website on feline health, behavior, and nutrition
“I loved your beautiful book and read it in 2 days! How wonderful to hear clear messages from these wise animals. There is much in the messages that was very useful for me personally right now and probably would be for anyone who is open to them. It is so important to realize that all of us creatures of the earth are truly in this together, and that the animals are consciously experiencing the same twists and turns that we, as humans, take.
It is reassuring that when we choose to better the state of life on earth, we have the help and support of the animals. Also, because the book was written in a very personal style, as it is your journey, there is wonderful encouragement for those who may be on their own spiritual journey. Thank you for the beautiful work you have done and are doing. I look forward to reading your next book!”
“Hearing personal stories from an experienced veterinarian is so much more insightful for a student than hearing about cases in class and random veterinarian/client interactions in an academic setting. I appreciated being able to take away a sense of various perspectives: that of the animal, the veterinarian, and other people involved with the animal. We don’t get that in our classes and we haven’t experienced it for ourselves yet.
Hearing about empathy and slowing down is one thing, but actually taking the time to sit there and take a moment to practice, that is different. It becomes more alive and real. And it was exciting to hear somebody else being passionate about animals and the experiences she has had. This is something everyone can relate to because we all love our animals so much.”
(a veterinary student. I gave a talk to the students at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine called Cultivating Intuition and Empathy as Powerful Tools)
“Barbara gave a very interesting and well-received program at Mountain Meadows 55+ community. Assisted by her wonderful dog Ari, Barbara informed us in an entertaining and engaging way about the health benefits, physical as well as emotional, of a relationship with our companion animals. I highly recommend her and Ari as a great team to enlighten you about the many gifts that animals offer us.”
(following a talk I gave at a retirement community)
Workshops and Classes
“I loved this class! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the safe and trusting atmosphere that you created in class by sharing your own stories and encouraging others to share. It takes tact and an ability to listen in order to manage the balance of sticking to your lesson plans and allowing class participation. I believe you did so masterfully. Thank you so much for offering your time and gifts to teach this class.
I am developing more trust in my own abilities to connect with animals on emotional, thoughtful, and spiritual levels and to trust that I can learn and benefit from our human relationships with them. Even as important, I see more clearly how we have a responsibility to protect and respect all animals as sentient beings, deserving of our thoughtful attention.”
“I cannot bespeak all the magic unfolding during and after Barbara’s workshop on Exploring Our Wild Soul. The grace with which the doors opened to several new animal totems coming through during the workshop is still awe inspiring … whale sitting on my lap all day and sending out love vibes … lioness letting me know she’s “got my back” … and ancient elephant voices coming through to remind us It’s All About love, And Only About Love.”
Ruth A Gordner
“Thank you for a class that stretched the boundaries of my scientific mind in such a lovely way. The stories were moving and the photos heart-grabbing. I will stay open to the possibilities of very deep communication with the creature world.”