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How Animal Spirit Beings Assist Me during Healing Sessions

Updated on April 8, 2012

I’ve always felt an affinity with horses, dogs, dolphins and whales since early childhood and would rather have read or spent time with animals than people up to a certain age. When I started my studies in martial arts and natural healing, I learnt about guardian angels and spirit guides. I’ve always loved reading fantasy novels and it didn’t take too much faith to make the leap from fantasy to reality, I “wanted” to believe!

Spirit Guides in General

Well, knowing about spirit beings and being able to sense and work with them are two different things, and it was quite a while until I was able to sense other vibrational beings around me. I went through an intense period of cleansing and healing and ended up in bed with a very high fever for a couple of days. During this time my third eye chakra opened and I became aware of the world of energy around me. I couldn’t see it with my physical eyes, it was more a type of “feel/see”, better discernible if I closed my eyes.

The period just after this experience was exciting as I became aware and could sense my spirit guides. I had three at that time, each in charge of a specific area of my experience and growth. It was an intense period of my training and I couldn’t maintain it for too long, so I “closed up” again for a time. My sense of the “other side” only came forward when I needed it during treatments and I could “tune in” to advice. In between my guides had a pretty hard time getting anything through to me!

I found throughout my life that the books I read always had a message for me, or an answer to some deep sense of soul searching. Sometimes a book would literally “jump out” at me from the shelf and I just HAD to read it! There would then be something in it that would resonate with me, sometimes just one line or one concept! This was how my guides found a way to communicate with me.

Until recently.

About two years ago, we came across Allison Scott who give workshops on Conscious Channeling. Things became clearer then, my awareness changed and I was suddenly able to sense and work more directly with spirit beings of other vibrational levels.


Dolphin Spirit Guides

I had an amazing experience a while ago on holiday in Durban, South Africa, when we visited the uShaka Marine World. While I was standing waiting for my husband and son to return with sunscreen, I just closed my eyes and thought of the dolphins in the adjoining show area. WOW! I was suddenly infused with the essence of not just the resident dolphins there, but of the overseeing Dolphin Deva of the area! A Deva is the nature spirit being in charge of a particular type of animal, plant, mountain, clouds, and so on. It was an awe inspiring experience. The link that we now had meant that this Deva would sometimes assist some of my clients during their healing sessions with me when it was needed.

I would suddenly find the healing room surrounded by the feeling of the ocean and one or more dolphins would be there and would send amazing healing energy to the client’s body area that obviously needed it. If the client was open to this type of thing, I would share it with them if they could not sense it themselves.

According to Native American tradition, the dolphins are the Healers of the Earth, and according to the Pleiadians, they healed the shattered energy bodies of beings from the annihilated planet of Maldek that was cocooned and brought here after that disaster. That is why so many people have a love for dolphins and an affinity with them. A description of this can be found in “A Pleiadian Perspective on Human Evolution”.

I love the Animal Medicine Card spread and book of Jamie Sams and David Carson and work with it often. Each animal has a specific essence and if you start noticing a particular animal more often than normal, there is usually a message for you from the spirit realm. Traditionally, the Shamans of the indigenous peoples often work with animal medicine and are assisted by animal spirit beings. So it is not unusual for healers of the eastern or western tradition to be assisted in this way, as we are all “shamans” in a sense, especially if you are spiritually inclined with your healing work. It sort of comes with the territory!

My own Animal Spirit Guides

My grandmother on my mother’s side has been my Spirit Guide for a while now, and when I wasn’t very open and aware, she had to work really hard at getting information through to me! It once took me more than a year to understand why I was thinking of someone specifically when I was doing the dishes! Once I clicked, it was kind of obvious, but we put our own interpretations on things and often confuse matters unnecessarily. Now that I know the method I try and follow the same type of reasoning when something pops into my head in a consistent way like that.

Thanks to Allison Scott’s Conscious Channeling explanations, I have learnt to ask for help, and to ask the right questions too. Spirit Guides are not allowed to interfere because of free will and can’t give assistance unless they’re asked!

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I went through an amazing spiritual growth experience about just more than a year ago, and was astounded when the spirit being of the dog that I had about twenty years ago came to help me! And I was even more surprised to learn that he had been with me often before, but as a Wolf, in lifetime after lifetime! Awesome!

I had dug up his photo a while just before, because I missed him, and it was stuck on my wall at the office, next to a card of an Indian girl with a dream catcher and a line of wolves that my husband had given me!

He was extremely frustrated that he couldn’t come through in physical form to be with me, but our circumstances are not such as to allow us to have a big dog at the moment, so he just had to make do with guidance from the other side! Our son has a small Jack Russell and her mission is one of pure unconditional love, she is just pure cute personified and still looks like a puppy at two and a half years old!

A while after this, I was surprised again when a Dragon spirit suddenly appeared and helped to heal a tear in my auric energy field during a spiritual healing crisis.

A Dragon!

I absolutely LOVE dragons! Not the piddly widdly elemental types...

...The real magical ones, which communicate via telepathy, and have awesome magic of their own! The ones spoken of in Anne McCaffrey’s Pern novels, not to mention Eragon!

So I was even more flabbergasted when this dragon spirit being stayed after the crisis and started to communicate and input in my life here and there! Then it “melded” with me and became dormant. Meld is the closest word I can use to describe the feeling. It almost became a part of me, separate but inside me…difficult to explain! And it stayed put for a while, even though I could feel its presence.

Then, during one of my healing sessions with a very aware person, she suddenly asked me, “What’s THAT?!!!”

Well, the Dragon had unfurled its wings behind my back, folded them around me to the front and had started to give energy into her heart chakra, which was blocked, from the tips of its wings! And she had felt it! We were both astounded as I shared with her what was happening. Well, she needed a lot of help as she was spiritually awakening very fast and were going through quite a lot, physically and emotionally, so with each treatment she had with me, the Dragon gave soft healing energy!


I couldn’t quite tune in enough to get the Dragon’s name during this time, it only came later, but its input started to change as it also started to give input during other treatments. It would sometimes make almost like a cocoon with its wings around the person after shooting them out straight along the sides, and then spin around very fast, ending with the cocoon. Amazing…

We started to talk more often as it would suddenly throw in a comment when I was sorting out in my head how to handle certain situations. It has a great sense of humour and seems to be quite young for a Dragon, as it loves to shoot straight up into the air, twirl around and whoop with sheer pleasure!

*** [Update: I've since learned that Gauth is only a couple of thousand years old (our time), his elders are millions of years old!!! A youngster indeed!!!] ***

Now, whenever it prepares to give input, I would hear its wings snap open powerfully behind my back with a loud *Whup*, almost like what the sail on a yacht sounds like when the wind suddenly fills it. It’s an amazing feeling and a privilege to be assisted by such a powerful being!

Gauth gave me his name a while ago and I feel a masculine type of energy from him, although Dragons like him (he's not an elemental dragon!) don’t have gender as we do, as he is a ninth dimensional being, like the Unicorns. Our mentor and Head has a Unicorn assisting her, and whilst she was giving me a treatment last year, her Unicorn and my Dragon went off to go and play during the session!

I got the inspiration for writing this piece after an amazing interaction between my Wolf and Gauth a couple of weeks ago.

The Wolf appeared one night as I lay down to go to sleep, to come and bid me goodbye for a while as he was moving on and I was also in the process of changing spirit guides. He came and lay down next to my heart side and rested his huge head on my chest, just loving me for a while. Then he said that he is leaving me in the good care of old fire-breath over here! Well, that sparked a whole humorous interchange of who was the most cuddly and caring! I interjected that they both had different aspects of being huggable, but needless to say, fur won out for me, although an embrace and head-rub with Gauth has its own rewards in a totally different way! Especially as his fire-breath has also recently started to come into action!


But it was the appearance, totally unexpected, of a golden Puma, an American Mountain Lion, during a treatment with a client that I never would have expected it of that awed me the most! It had humongously big paws which it proceeded to use to knead energy into her back, which was the most skew it had ever been! As she had a heart of gold, it being a puma just fitted! It was really huge and during one part of the treatment it rubbed its enormous head against mine to say thank you for my acknowledgment!

This was just so amazing, as it was SO totally different from any of the assistance that had previously been given that I felt I just HAD to share it! I’ve also had groups of dolphins, other than my own two or three, giving assistance or popping in to say they’re waiting and looking forward to meeting, and I’ve even had trees connect via me to the person I’m working with.

Sometimes my clients’ spirit guides have appeared to input during treatments and sometimes they acknowledge my help by just being around. But by having such a powerful animal spirit guide appear and working with my own one as well, has lifted my experiences onto a different level, and I am extremely grateful for their input and trust. What an amazing world we live in!

Any questions and sharing of your own experiences would be most welcome, I’d LOVE to hear from you!


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    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 

      8 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear marlenemcpherson,

      Thank you for an excellent article and it was very interesting to discover how it affects you. I also experience similar things but in a simple way, the methods being taught to me by my grandmother.

      Voted up, useful and beautiful

      Kind regards Peter

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      8 years ago

      Fabulous article Marlene! Enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    • Marlene McPherson profile imageAUTHOR

      Marlene McPherson 

      9 years ago from Worcester, Western Cape

      Hi Suzanne

      Library Angel? Sounds about right! Cool! Now I do, and I'm sure it has helped on numerous occassions!

      Looking forward to communicating directly now!


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      Suzanne Sheffield 

      9 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Do you know about The Library Angel? I just wrote a hub about it and how a book literally fell off the top shelf of my bookcase when I was looking for an answer about life after death. Just today I decided I wanted to look up something in a book about Faeries, but I wasn't sure which bookcase it was in. I allowed myself to be lead to the spare bedroom, and it was the first book I saw. When I opened the book, after "asking" the Library Angel to assist me, I opened it to the topic I was interested in: nature spirits.

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      Georgina Crawford 

      9 years ago from Dartmoor

      Amazing article. Very interesting. rating up and following you.

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      Deb Hirt 

      9 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Kindred, indeed. Looking forward to an interesting journey.

    • Marlene McPherson profile imageAUTHOR

      Marlene McPherson 

      9 years ago from Worcester, Western Cape

      Awesome experience with the bald eagle, Deb! They're amazing birds. I'm looking forward to reading more and connecting with a kindred spirit.

      Thanks for the kudos! Always happy to share.

    • Marlene McPherson profile imageAUTHOR

      Marlene McPherson 

      9 years ago from Worcester, Western Cape

      Yes, they certainly do! Thanks RD!

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      9 years ago from New York City

      Animals know things. we can never take them for granted. I love this article.

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      Deb Hirt 

      9 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Voted up and awesome. I have the Eagle. For my experience, read "Is It Karma?" There are other things of mine that you will connect with, too. Excellent piece that deserves a well-earned 'kudos' from me.


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