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Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

The Gift of Animal Communication

Feb 28, 2023 10:59AM ● By Yvette Lynn

As a young child, Anne Merrill had a gift that she dismissed as childish imagination. “I thought it was silly for me to think that I was communicating with animals, so I didn’t pay attention until I got much older and started following Danielle Mackinnon, author of Animal Lessons: Discovering Your Spiritual Connection with Animals. Her name kept popping up relative to the things I was researching on the internet. When I contacted her, I found out about the courses she offered and enrolled so I could fine tune my intuition that was already working,” says the resident of Madison Park, in East Naples.

Merrill met with Mackinnon and other participants once a week via Zoom for nearly a year. “In-between, we practiced what we learned. Danielle arranged phone calls with clients where she gave readings so we could learn from them how to do our own. There was plenty of practice, and I learned how to decipher the things I was hearing but hadn’t trusted. Learning to trust in what I was hearing and the images I was seeing was a big part of the process. Animals communicate with me in different ways. Some animals show me pictures, while others show me words. Sometimes they show me comical things, which keeps the reading light,” she says.

Helping people when their animals are getting ready to pass over the rainbow bridge is something that Merrill particularly enjoys. “There is just something about it that makes me feel good about helping them understand what is happening to their furry companions. I also enjoy the kind of calls about issues such as why does my dog turn over his meal dish or chew up the furniture, or why is my cat scratching the furniture or urinating outside the litter box. I love everything about what I do. I’ve come to be more and more trustful and confident of knowing exactly when I’ve connected with the intuitive voice and not my own internal monologue,” says Merrill.

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