For the record, can you tell me the name of your business and a bit about what it is that you, personally, do?
The name of my business is Cindy Smith Inc. my website is animalsmith.com.
I translate conversations between animals and their people. I connect with the animal mentally (telepathically) and talk to the people on the phone. We have a back-and-forth conversation between the animals in the family as well as the people in the family. The goal is to clear up misunderstandings, check on health, and resolve conflicts. We establish behavior plans where everyone agrees to work together on resolving issues. I often work with people and their animals with end-of-life decisions. Determining when the animal feels like they are ready to exit.
When and how did you know that this particular route was in fact your path?
I moved to North Carolina from Boulder, Colorado. When I first arrived here I was living at a summer camp. My dog was trying to herd the campers and I was concerned that we would get kicked out of camp housing. A friend suggested I talk to an animal communicator. I had never heard of an animal communicator, but I gave it a try with my dog, Brucie. I was blown away by Brucie’s response. When the communicator offered a class in animal communication, I took it and resonated with the process. I read as many books as I could get my hands on, and traveled to California to study with Marta Williams. I was fascinated with the process, and knew that this was what I was supposed to be doing.
What did you do to get here? And where do you still aim to go?
I feel the Universe directed this whole process for me. I came in contact with people who supported and promoted me out of the goodness of their hearts, I have connections all over the world that it would’ve been impossible for me to have imagined much less to have generated. I feel I have been carried along on this journey by many, many goodhearted animal loving people.
I feel this was a gift and I feel my job has been to stay in my integrity and to practice. And practice and practice!
I worked with family and friends for at least a year and a half without ever charging for the work. I was looking for verification of my accuracy. It’s such a subtle skill that I felt it was critical that I trusted what I was getting. Over the years I continue to look for verification of information that I receive. I like to get vet back up on symptoms that I hear the animal say. I like to see behavioral changes as proof that they understood what we were asking for.
I would like to continue to do this work. I find it very rewarding I find the people who care so much about their animals to be inspiring and I love my work. I am delighted and surprised on a daily basis at how loving and cooperative our animals are.
I also teach classes because I believe everyone can do this. One of my future goals is to teach classes more often to create more awareness in every day life with our own animal companions as well as all animals on this planet.
Even when living out our wildest dreams, bad days still come. How do you handle them?
I have an incredible support system in place. Without the help of Laura, my tech guru, Emmie, my professional support person and Trish, my bookkeeper I could not have kept this business moving forward. So I try to follow the three rules of business; delegate, delegate, delegate.
And having those people in place when I get stressed out, I take my dogs and go for a hike. I reconnect with nature and remember what I’m doing here.
Do you have a current daily/weekly meditation or yoga practice? If so, which styles do you prefer?
I’v been meditating almost daily since 1972. I learned an early method called Silva mind control which is a simple process to move into the Alpha state. I really enjoy Ecknath Easwarren’s mantra work. I often work on one point focus and use my mantra when I’m hiking.
I used to really enjoy yoga. I’ve had a number of injuries that have limited my range of motion but I’m working with the physical therapist to restore that very soon.
Which spiritual tools (earthing, crystals, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, sound therapy, astrology, tarot, healing modalities, etc.) do you rely on?
In life, I use almost everything you’ve listed. In my work it’s more a process of meditation and one point focus. I shift my attention to the animal, and do my best to maintain that focus for the length of the session. I feel like that ability is mostly a result of meditation practice over the years.
I do sometimes use a pendulum for yes/no questions that I do not feel the animal knows. For example, “is it your liver that hurts or your spleen?” They are usually telling me that they’re gut hurts and I’m trying to hone in on what organ it is and I might use the pendulum then.
Anything else you wish to share?
I feel honored to be able to join with people and their animals in deep conversation. I take my part in the process very seriously, and I am very grateful to participate in the loving connection between animals and their people.
Where you can find Cindy:
Please see scheduler on website for available appointments.