Formulated in 1990 by Penelope Smith

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 harmony.

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 others’ 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 species.

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 animals’ 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 companions’ 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.

Leiah  Bowden
Lightspeak Transformational Arts

(518) 374-4388
(c) Leiah Bowden 2008
Interspecies communication and compassionate service toward interspecies cooperation
seeing the colors of our auras and chakras
Leiah says, " I have always loved animals and have enjoyed living with them all my life. At six, I hated bugs, but was horrified to see a boy in my neighborhood torturing a Junebug by burning it alive in a glass jar.

 "As an adult, I support Amnesty International and efforts to stop torture here and abroad.

"I still cry when I see someone mistreating  anyone -- human or otherwise -- less powerful or articulate (a form of power) than they. I am grateful for the skills I have developed that allow me to perceive the subtle energies flowing through all beings, and to express these perceptions in images, words, and sounds. I am profoundly and joyously grateful to be able to help people understand their animal comapnions needs and desires, and thereby help the animals.

"Before I enter into communication with an animal, I attune myself to the Divine and ask, "Does communicating with this animal serve the Divine balance?" So far, the answer is always a certain "Yes." Moving from one reading to the next, whether in operson or long-distance, I clear myself of the link and step into an energetically cleansing rinse before linking with the next animal."
Photo  Carol Bluestein