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Thursday, March 18, 2021

What They Want Us to Know: Messages of Hope, Meaning and Unity from the Animal Kingdom by Shawndra McWhorter - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Shawndra McWhorter and her new book, “What They Want Us to Know: Messages of Hope, Meaning and Unity from the Animal Kingdom”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Shawndra and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

What They Want Us to Know:

Messages of Hope, Meaning and Unity from the Animal Kingdom

by Shawndra McWhorter


GENRE: Non-Fiction Inspirational



What They Want Us To Know: Messages of Hope, Meaning and Unity from the Animal Kingdom.

Have you ever wondered what animals would tell us if they could? This book will give you that chance to find out! By being able to receive downloaded messages from wild and domestic animals, Shawndra translates their messages for us. These animals have shared powerful messages of unity, connection and purpose, and steps that each of us are able to take to deepen the connection, find more meaning in our lives, and become the humans that the animals know we can be. You'll hear messages from 12 different animals on what they want us to know in order to live a more profoundly amazing life. You'll be given the opportunity to learn ways to be more compassionate, tolerant and heart-centered, to the animals and to each other.



Chapter Nine – Norman the Dog:

NORMAN IS THE DOG WHO currently shares my life with me, and as you can see, he is adorable! In 2013, an EF5 tornado hit the vicinity of Moore, Oklahoma, causing two billion dollars of damage, including the major destruction of two schools and more than three hundred homes. It also killed twenty-four people. After the disaster, I volunteered with American Humane to help care for the animal survivors in an emergency shelter. I flew out there and was working with the feral cats and cats with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). A few days after I had arrived, they brought in the last of the “tornado dogs” from the Moore Animal Shelter and put them in a quarantine area. The other volunteers working with the dogs spent all day cleaning crates and walking the dogs. Since I certainly wasn’t taking the cats for walks and feral cats wanted nothing to do with any of us, I had extra time, so I offered to help care for these quarantined dogs.



Coming Out as an Animal Communicator:

Even though I began my healing career with animal communication, many people know me as a Reiki healer and teacher. Animal Communication has always been something I do, and I believe it helps me when I’m giving Reiki to an animal – they can help me to help them. This book is very different than what I’ve done in the past – these conversations were much more like a spiritual connection and download. It felt to me as if the animals really had important messages, and it mattered to each one of them that humans could access those messages.

During the day, I work for the State of Washington, doing IT work. I thoroughly enjoy my job and the people I work with, and this job allows me to pursue my passion of healing and telepathically communicating with animals.

It may come as a surprise to some people who work with me or have come to me for Reiki that I’m also an animal communicator. My publisher, The Unapologetic Voice House, operates like an agency so her team helped me feel comfortable sharing my gifts, aligning my web site, creating a social media presence as an animal communicator and even creating a new email sequence and funnel. I wouldn’t have had the bandwidth to do it all. It made it easier to allow this great gift to come forward.

Now it's a matter of processing response from the book. That will be a different experience for me. I hope you reach out to me to tell me what you think of the book.



Shawndra McWhorter has been an animal communicator since 2000, and is also an Usui and Karuna Reiki Master, working with humans and animals. Shawndra has helped more than 500 animals and their humans with her communication and healing skills. Shawndra is a past president of Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART), and also serves on the Board of Directors with Kindred Souls Foundation, both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations dedicated to helping animals. Shawndra began her disaster animal rescue work in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, where she deployed outside of New Orleans, LA to help rescue and care for the animals left behind. She has deployed to Chile, Peru, and to several states in the US volunteering helping animals recover from disasters. Shawndra also volunteered with Wolf Haven International in Tenino, WA for nearly eight years, and is still active in supporting their mission. She is the owner of Sanskrit Healing, using her skills to help humans, animals and the environment find balance. Shawndra has spent most of her life helping others and won an Emmy for a documentary that she directed and edited on illegal aliens in Southern California. Her approach is to educate and help others make mindful, ethical choices based on facts and data. Shawndra currently lives in Washington State with her dog Norman, who survived the EF5 tornado that hit Moore, OK in 2013.













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  1. Shawndra ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is such an honor to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ I am truly impressed by your incredible commitment and dedication to animal rights and their welfare!! I am also a huge animal lover!! I am very active with the local community animal shelters here in Oregon and I used to train puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind while I was in school. I just wanted to thank you for all the amazing work you have done and all the precious furbaby lives you have saved!! Your work is truly inspiring and encouraging!!! THANK YOU!!! <3

    P.P.S. ~ Super adorable pic of Norman!!! He looks sooooo very happy and loved!!! <3

    1. Thank you so much Ally!! And thank YOU for all your hard work and dedication to the animals and making our world a better place!❤ I'm so grateful to be here on the book tour, and to share their words. You sound absolutely amazing!!!

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    1. Thabk you Sherry! It's been an honor for me to share their messages!

  3. I think it's really intriguing that you can communicate with animals. I wish I understood what my animals thought. Well, sometimes. Sometimes, I'm pretty sure they don't have anything nice to say to me.

    I would LOVE to let my dog and cats know that I loved them.

  4. Sounds like an interesting book. I have wondered what my dog was communicating to me.