“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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“Our dear border collie, Mae, died after a long, slow, decline. Through the months of illness and disability, Barbara was a tremendous help to us all.
We contacted Barbara 6 months ago when we first saw a significant reduction in mobility in Mae. We wanted to know if there was pain or depression associated with her loss of independence. We wanted guidance about what she wanted to eat (if anything) and how we would know when the time had come that she no longer wanted to stick around.
Barbara was able to reassure us through her communication with Mae that life was still worth living and food (at least some of it) was still worth eating. It gave us the confidence to help Mae enjoy her last few months. Perhaps most importantly, we learned that our sadness only contributed to Mae’s stress. She didn’t need us to feel sad and guilty that we couldn’t make everything better.
In subsequent visits with Barbara we learned how Mae would let us know when she was ready to pass on. This was of tremendous value to us as the months of decline wore on. We knew what to watch for as signs that she was still finding life worth living, and what to watch for as signals that she was ready to go. When the final day arrived, there was no doubt in our minds. She had followed her own plan of action, as communicated to us by Barbara, and stopped eating or drinking.
Knowing that the time was right was of tremendous comfort to us. In the past we have been filled with doubt about our decision to help our pets leave this life. This time, thanks to Barbara’s help, we were able to feel much more confident that we had made the right decision.
It has been a real gift to have Barbara’s help throughout the process of helping our old dog pass peacefully from this life. We find ourselves mentioning Barbara to people on a regular basis in hopes that they will also be able to gain peace of mind through hearing from their pets.”
Wow, thank you so much for your tremendous gifts, talents, and abilities
in communicating with my cat Claire yesterday!
Your ability to tune in and clearly access who she is and what she has
been teaching me has opened up a whole new perspective and opportunity for further depth, understanding, and healing for both of us.”
“I’ve known Barb for a very long time, decades in fact, as a treasured friend, veterinarian, author, teacher and animal communicator. She is a healer, of humans and animals. She is disciplined, intuitive and compassionate in her craft. Barb is continually growing professionally, spiritually and personally, giving all of us 2 and 4-leggeds the best of her. Her veterinarian degree gives her the foundation, her soul gives her the heart.”
“When our beautiful flame point Siamese cat was in life-threatening trouble, we were at our wits’ end and just about out of medical options. Barbara paid a visit and communicated with our cat in her special way. The cat recovered and was able to come home from her lengthy stay at the vet. My husband kept saying, ‘She’s a different cat!’ All of a sudden, this defiant animal was a model of compliance, downing her medications every day as if she knew. And I think she did. Thank you Barbara, for an amazing and miraculous interaction with our beloved cat. It changed everything.”
“I have huge thanks for the work you did with Zoe. Ever since you came to help me communicate with her she has been a different dog. She has become more affectionate, walks with her ears up and her tail in the air (minimal skulking), and she seems to be more interested in life. It is so wonderful to see that she has more joy in her life. Knowing what her concerns are helps me understand why she behaves the way she does so I have so much more love and compassion for her.
I so appreciate you and your loving efforts for the animals.”
“Thank you so much for the communication session with Aggie. As she is a quirky little dachshund, it was enlightening for me to understand why she does some of the things she does. Her answers were exactly what I would have expected from such a little, lovable character. You channeled her personality perfectly.
But more than that, our session made me realize what a sentient being she is, and how much she understands about what is going on. I find I am talking with her much more now, which seems to ease her mind about my leaving and assures her that I will be returning. It feels like our connection is even deeper now.
You are doing such a service for animals and their caretakers. I so appreciate your willingness to serve in such a loving way.”
“Barbara was an incredible blessing to us on two very difficult occasions. The first was a couple of years ago when Lea, our beloved little black cat, was dying. There were some painful decisions we had to make and Barbara listened to us with understanding and compassion, and offered such insightful wisdom that, though our hearts were broken, our minds were able to be at peace.
Then more recently, we had hoped to adopt a kitten to keep Lexie, our older cat, company – but Lexie was not happy with the newcomer. We’d tried everything we could think of to give them a chance to get to know each other but had run out of ideas. We really didn’t want to prolong the process to the point where it would have been too wrenching to give up the kitten and Barbara made a simple, practical suggestion that made it quickly very clear that it just wasn’t going to work. As much as we regretted having to bring the kitten back, we were extremely grateful for the resolution.”
“Barbara Shor is a reliable, effective animal communicator. Recently I called her, at my wits end, unable to teach my adult cat Dottie not to pee on the carpets. I had this appealing cat for five months, and I suspect this was an old pattern for her. Barb and I had a telephone session, speaking intuitively with Dottie, and even brought in my other cat, Misty, during the hour. The next day Dottie repeated her old pattern, which discouraged me- but that was the end. She has not wet the carpet since! She and Misty have become closer friends as well. Thank you, Barbara, for restoring our peaceful home.”
“Barbara is a wonderfully sensitive person who was able to tap into the mind and spirit of my horse, Shasta. She has given me information that will help connect at a much deeper level with Shasta. Shasta is a rescue horse and I didn’t know much about about her background and why she has been difficult to ride. Now I know what I can do to help her and gain her trust. And in the information that Barbara tapped into, Shasta confirmed what I know as my major life lesson — that was amazing. For the first time, I understood what that lesson means to me in a profound way. Thank you, Barbara. I will recommend you to anyone who wants to connect at a deeper level with their animal companions. You are doing important work for humans and animals.”
“Barbara helped me deepen my relationship with my two horses. The sacred space that she created allowed me to start communicating with my horse Doxie. I would never have had that type of dialogue if we hadn’t had this one session together.
The connection that was made with my horses has stayed open and I now communicate with Doxie on a regular basis. She has become a spiritual teacher to me and gives me support and guidance in many areas. I thank Barbara for her energy during that session because it completely shifted me and opened me up to a new way of looking at my horses as well as all animals! That day was truly a gift.
It wasn’t my horses that needed to change it was MY relationship WITH them. And that is where the change really took place. I believe this is one of the horses’ messages: horses are being horses. We are the ones that need to open up to receive what they are here to teach us.”
“Barbara brings her full heart into her communications with animals and the people who have brought her in. Her sensitivity is not only to the emoting of the animals, but also encompasses the heart of their owners. Barbara helped me through a deeply traumatic experience by being able to bridge the gap in communications between my soulmate in cat form and myself, when we most needed it.”
“Barbara’s session with my dying cat, Orianna, helped me get clear about what her needs and desires were in her process of passing over. It comforted me to be able to give her what she wanted rather than try to guess what she needed as I made decisions about her care during her period of illness and her passing. Barbara’s work was very gentle and compassionate, as much for the human as the animal. It helped me accept and achieve completion with Orianna’s passing.
The work with Barbara had an unexpected benefit, too. It helped me heal unresolved emotional issues from when other pets had crossed over. As a result, I felt supported in achieving completion, with not only Orianna but with two other beloved dogs and a cat. This healing journey became a deep ceremonial process. After the session, when Orianna died on her own, I invited Barbara to be present for our memorial service and burial. We buried Orianna in the yard and Barbara was present for a beautiful ritual as well as the burial. Celebrating Orianna and what she meant to me helped the grieving and completion process. I was deeply touched to have Barbara take part in this ceremony.”
“I so appreciated Barbara’s kind, compassionate, capable energy in facilitating a profoundly healing experience for both myself and my beloved dog companion. Together we were able to have a dialogue and experience each other’s heart and soul in a way that was deeply nourishing and satisfying. We are grateful to have had this experience.”
“After our session, my cat quit jumping over the fence. My dog quit tearing around the house and chasing the cat! The cat now accepts the dog and vice versa.”
“A session with my totem animal, snowy owl, was interesting and engagng. The advice was good and confirmed some things I have been thinking so I can certainly resonate with it, and it seems completely accurate. What was very clear is that when snowy owl came through Barbara, there was a different energetic. It was very clear to me that I was being given a message from another source than just Barbara. It was very excellent.”
“I am so grateful to you, Barbara, for the very loving and deeply soulful session my cat Annabelle and I had with you. It was absolutely the catalyst for deeper healing that is continuing. I also feel that I have a deeper and more “real” relationship with Annabelle. My love and respect for her have increased, and I am able to allow myself to open to her love and respect for me as well. Our session has significantly helped me/us on our healing journey.
I am also grateful that she is back to herself again. I will not hesitate to call you again sometime. You have been and are a gift in my life.”
“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!”
“I am mesmerized! I had the opportunity to read the first few chapters and later floated off to sleep surrounded by a feeling of peace and love.”
Boca Raton, Florida
“I read Barbara’s book in less than a week and her understanding of the information that she conveyed about the consciousness and purpose of the elephants and whales was startling and stunning for me. I have nothing but raves and high esteem for the work that Barbara does, and for her dedication to share pertinent information as we expand the consciousness of humanity.
I have never been an animal person. I have always been a people person. Barbara has shown me new ways of looking at animals. I have always felt that my cat was like a guardian angel for me. She talks to me. And the things she does now are much more meaningful for me, since I read Soul of the Wild. I am looking with new eyes.
It all fell into place from Barbara’s writings: the truth of the consciousness of these tremendous beings.”
Director of EarthKids organization and host of EarthKids Show and Tell radio program
“I was moved to tears by reading about the elephants in “Soul of the Wild.” This book has connected me with these great beings who are giving me amazing messages about their perceptions of the world.”
author of Angel of Auschwitz and The Princess of Freedom
“I’ve been delving deeper into your book this week and it’s a revelation!! It so helps to know animals have the ability to transcend where they are although existing circumstances may make that difficult. And this is only one of many amazing disclosures! I very much appreciate your “realness” in expressing yourself with the elephant soul group–your willingness to question until you have a better understanding of what is being said. And I so appreciate your honesty.”
“This book touched me to the depths of my heart in the most profound way. The messages given to Barbara to share with us by the denizens of the deep and the majestic elephants resonate with truth and authenticity. There are many books about communication with animals, but Barbara is the only one I know of that speaks to the whales, dolphins, and other sea spirits as well as to the elephants. Her approach is with great humility, reverence and respect for the willingness of these beautiful animals to share their messages with us. We are fortunate indeed that she is able to telepathically and empathically receive their communications, in which they transmit hope for peace, methods of healing us and the planet, and the role they hold in maintaining the integrity of the earth. I have read the book through at least three times, and I refer to it often when I think about something that was addressed by Barbara in her work with these magnificent beings. I have two copies, one of my own, and one for lending. Plus I have bought the book as gifts for many of my friends who are like minded and share similar feelings. Please buy a copy. You will love it!”
“Excellent writing, beautiful messages. Barbara is gifted with the animals and an excellent receiver of information. I met her in person as well and the feel of elephants and whales in the room just about knocked me over. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has questions about animal roles, healing, purpose and the spiritual lessons for all of us in what seems like a dismal world for these great beings.”
“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.”
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“Your skill and talent for facilitating workshops was impressive. The day went without a hitch and the time flew! We were all totally engaged and enriched. I know my life won’t be the same. I have a deeper respect and connection with our loving Mother Earth and the blessed beings that inhabit her.
I loved the power generated when 12 loving, dynamic women joined in connecting with each other and the animals to open a gateway of communion and support. This day opened my heart to the knowing that we are all one and through loving ourselves, each other, all living things and our loving earth mother, we connect and support each other as we are designed to do.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“I really love your authenticity and how you kept the workshop light. Your ability to listen rather than sticking to an agenda is a true blessing.
What I liked about the day was the opportunity to spend time with like minds. I believe it is the first time I have walked away feeling connected, connected to a purpose. I may not have direction yet but I know how to listen. And I have you to thank for that.
“Your class brings me to tears in an instant, both great sorrow and deep joy. Your class is a valuable inspiration. You give me hope. Your open connection to the animals is so evident and present for us.”
“If you love animals and would like to better understand them, Barbara is a caring, clear and respectful emissary. Through her stories and tips, she has the ability to help you either access or deepen your ability to understand and communicate with animals. In like manner, openness to this innate capacity can hep you to communicate with other life forms as well. Reading her book and attending classes has made an immense difference in my life. I no longer carry the burden of pain I was feeling and feel hope for our planet and its diversity of inhabitants.”
“Barbara’s understanding of and connection with animals is unique and profound. She has a wealth of information and experiences which she shared in class through her stories and pictures.
Barbara also greatly expanded my desire and ability to care for and connect more with animals. Her deep caring and wisdom are extremely valuable and necessary for both animals’ and human beings’ survival on our planet.”
“In this time of sadness when we, as the human species, are doing so many things wrong, this increase in human recognition of animals as equals, or even as our teachers, is the one hopeful sign of our human evolution that I see and rejoice in.”
OLLI Class Participant
“Your professionalism and experience goes far beyond what I expected and your warmth for us is delightful!”
OLLI Class Participant
“Barbara, you are such a natural teacher. Your attention to details and then involving the class is most personable and professional.
I love the balance you have of sharing, talking, listening, stories, pictures and experiences. You have a lovely way of connecting with the students and a profound way of connecting with the animals. Thank you for offering this class.”