Spirit Paws Code of Ethics
The following is the code of ethics I follow
in my animal communication practice as put
forth by Penelope Smith, one of the first
pioneers in animal communication.
Our motivation is compassion for all beings
and a desire to help all species understand
each other better, particularly to help
restore the lost human ability to freely and
directly communicate with other species.
We honor those that come to us for help, not
judging, condemning, or invalidating them
for their mistakes or misunderstanding but
honoring their desire for change and
We know that to keep this work as pure and
harmonious as possible requires that we
continually grow spiritually. We realize
that telepathic communication can be clouded
or overlaid by our own unfulfilled emotions,
critical judgments, or lack of love for self
and others. We walk in humility, willing to
recognize and clear up our own errors in
understanding othersí communication (human
and non-human alike).
We cultivate knowledge and understanding of
the dynamics of human, non-human, and
interspecies behavior and relationships, to
increase the good results of our work. We
get whatever education and/or personal help
we need to do our work effectively, with
compassion, respect, joy, and harmony.
We seek to draw out the best in everyone and
increase understanding toward mutual
resolution of problems. We go only where we
are asked to help, so that others are
receptive and we truly can help. We respect
the feelings and ideas of others and work
for interspecies understanding, not pitting
one side against another but walking with
compassion for all. We acknowledge the
things that we cannot change and continue
where our work can be most effective.
We respect the privacy of people and animal
companions we work with, and honor their
desire for confidentiality.
While doing our best to help, we allow
others their own dignity and help them to
help their animal companions. We cultivate
understanding and ability in others, rather
than dependence on our ability. We offer
people ways to be involved in understanding
and growth with their fellow beings of other
We acknowledge our limitations, seeking help
from other professionals as needed. It is
not our job to name and treat diseases, and
we refer people to veterinarians for
diagnosis of physical illness. We may relay
animalsí ideas, feelings, pains, symptoms,
as they describe them or as we feel or
perceive them and this may be helpful to
veterinary health professionals. We may also
assist through handling of stresses,
counseling, and other gentle healing
methods. We let clients decide for
themselves how to work with healing their
animal companionsí distress, disease, or
injury, given all the information available.
The goal of any consultation, lecture,
workshop, or interspecies experience is more
communication, balance, compassion,
understanding, and communion among all
beings. We follow our heart, honoring the
spirit and life of all beings as One.
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