Judy Ferrig uses her practice of energetic healing to bridge the communication gap between humans and their furry friends.
The most avid of dog or cat enthusiasts will agree that there is no greater conveyance of affection or understanding than the warm snuggle or wet nose of their beloved four-legged companion to cheer them up. There is still, however, a void where we long for the ability to ask them how they feel, what’s on their minds and to simply listen to them speak to us. Animal communicator Judy Ferrig uses her practice of energetic healing and reading to do exactly that.
“I have always loved animals and had been very interested their relationship to humans,” says Ferrig. “My practice began with people, but I always had a cosmic attraction to horses. I had a horse named Milagro who was a champion from ages two to four; when she became five she began to become increasingly nervous in the showrooms. I spoke with someone about the difficulties I was having with her and they recommended an animal communicator to me. That’s how I met my mentor and I’ve been doing the work ever since.”
With a diversity of clients – dogs, cats, birds, horses, reptiles and other species – Ferrig is called upon by pet owners to answer their questions and concerns. “Most people contact me and say that their animal hasn’t been eating right, has low energy, isn’t sleeping, or seems sick. There are a lot of health concerns. There may be a change in behavior whether the animal is withdrawn, aggressive or overly passive. If an animal is older, people will want to know if it’s time for it to pass away and if the animal would prefer to be put down or wait for nature to take its course.”
It is natural that there are skeptics and naysayers who don’t fully understand or believe in the concept of animal speaking, but, as Ferrig has discovered, some of the biggest disbelievers become the strongest advocates. “The skeptics are always the ones who are most readily converted,” says Ferrig. “Some people say, ‘I don’t know about this stuff, but if it helps my dog…’ When they see direct changes they know this is real. One of my client’s dogs was grieving because their other dog had passed away. He was moping around the house, going to the bathroom inside and not playing at all. I did some energy work for grief and halfway through the session he got up and went to his toy box and brought out two of his toys to play with. Tears swelled up in the client’s eyes; she said he hadn’t touched a toy since the older dog died. Sometimes seeing is believing.”
Ferrig continues to work with human patients as well, holding private sessions for clients, hosting workshops and working in University Medical Center’s oncology department using a diverse range of techniques to treat her patients, such as Reiki, sound healing, affirmation, aura repair, dousing and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). “The tools I use for my work vary for each unique client. Our energy shifts regularly and that’s the reason why I’ve studied so many different modalities. Sometimes something can work for a long period of time for someone and then all of a sudden something else will work even better. I have trained myself to accommodate my clients in any way possible. What may work for one person won’t work for another; what might work for someone once might not work again. I have to evolve my practice with unique cases and resonate my energy to heal for their highest good.”
Ferrig continues to use her gifts to share her practice of healing to all beings, both two-legged and four. And while her techniques may seem curious to some, the end results always make for greater peace of mind, positive outcome and the enthusiastic wag of a tail. “My ultimate goal in my work is to do for beings what is in their highest good. All beings have a life journey and sometimes their highest good may not seem like the best route. Everybody has a path or a contract and has lessons to learn from those contracts. If you follow your karmic path, life is much easier. I am just here to help people find that path and clear up some dark areas along the way.” Upcoming workshops include an Animal Communication Level One class on Saturday June 19, 2010 and a Level Two on Saturday July 17, 2010.
Judy can be reached for private sessions and readings at email@example.com or by phone at 520-245-4214. Jonathan D’Auria is a writer and journalist whose work is featured in many of the largest music publications in America and the UK.