Animals and the Other Side 2

My newest live webinar class Animals & the Other Side 2 is happening January 19th at 2pm Eastern and I couldn’t be more excited about it!

Last October I taught the first installment of this class, lecture style. But there were so many questions and so many things that I didn’t get to, I knew I had to do another class!

So, for Animals & the Other Side 2, I’m doing it differently. I want to get to more of your questions – so when you sign up, you’ll have the opportunity to submit any and all questions to my office. I’ll pour through, find the questions that everyone can benefit from and answer them live. I’ll also take some live questions and do some readings too.

But what is this class that I’m talking about anyway?

It’s basically my opportunity to share with you what the animals have taught me in my sixteen years as an animal communicator about the Other Side.

I’ll share information that answers your questions – which I am assuming will be questions such as, “What’s it like over there?” and “Why did my dog die when she did?”

Please join me for this very special live class – and yes, of course I’ll record it all so you can watch later too!

Learn more here.


Animals and the Other Side

My class Animals and the Other Side takes place this October 27th at 2pm Eastern and I’m really excited about it.

It may seem weird that I’m all happy to teach about animals that have crossed over, but because of WHAT I have to share, I AM happy.

Talking about animals that have crossed over or are about to cross over does not have to be sad – that is, if you listen to what the animals have to say about it! And I’ve spent more than 16 years listening!

In this class, I’ll be sharing what the animals have told me again and again about their deaths, what it’s like “over there,” what they do with themselves nowaways, whether or not they are afraid to die or if they miss their human and animal friends that haven’t yet crossed over.

I LOVE teaching this stuff because I’ve seen it help so many people who are in such deep grief! It doesn’t take away the grief, as nothing can really do that, but it does ease the pain a little bit when you hear how animals look at their passing.

Join me for this livestream webinar class!


Animal Communication: Live stream webinars versus NEW On Demand Video Course

OK, so I’m being asked all about the differences between my Soul Level Animal CommunicationTM Program and my Soul Level Animal CommunicationTM On Demand Video Course so I thought, what better way to explain it than a post right here!

First, I’ve been teaching my 12-week live stream webinar Soul Level Animal CommunicationTM Program for almost two years now and I’m loving it – and the people who are taking the class are loving it too! The feedback on the class has been great – and I make adjustments after each class to make the next one even better!


What does “Live stream webinar” even mean? Well, for me it means that one day every other week for twelve weeks I have to get dressed and put on makeup as this is a live class broadcast over the internet (or on your smartphone) so I like to look my best. (No one wants to see me with bedhead and makeup under my eyes!)

To YOU it means, I teach you the class lesson for the day, live, you get to ask me questions real time, we do work real-time, and we all have a great time together learning how to communicate at the soul level with animals – with a great group of people (your classmates) who are working toward the same thing as you!

Plus, we have an awesome Facebook group where everyone posts questions, challenges, successes and where I’m there to help out too.

But what’s the difference between this and the brand new
Soul Level Animal CommunicationTM On Demand Video Course?

Well, first of all, unlike the live stream webinar program, the on demand video course is only six weeks long – that’s half the time!

Yup, that’s right – a link to the newest lesson is sent straight to your inbox once a week. You simply log in to your dashboard and BAM! Right there, at whatever time you like, you can take the next class. (And don’t you just love the elephant on the cover?)

Danielle-Mackinnon_CD_Covers_graphic_NEW_v2This is a great option for people who may not be able to meet at 2pm Eastern on a weekday (as this is when the live stream webinar program meets) – plus since it’s pre-recorded, you can begin the class at any time rather than waiting for the official start date as you would need to with the live stream webinar program.

The On Demand program is also great for people who are just dipping their toe in the water and may feel afraid of letting others know what they’re doing. That’s because no one has to know! It’s between you and your inbox (and me).

Last, the On Demand program is pre-recorded, so the cost is significantly less than working live with me in the live stream webinars. I wanted to put out to the world an option that was more cost-effective to open doors to more people learning this super cool art!

Both programs (Live stream webinars and pre-recorded On Demand Videos) teach you my unique way of communicating with animals intuitively through the Soul Level (no one else offers this!). In the end, it’s really all about what works best for you!

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us right away!

And wait! Here are testimonials from people who’ve already taken the 12-week program!



I’ve totally enjoyed Danielle’s Soul Level Animal CommunicationTM Classes. She is an extremely positive, fun, and lighthearted teacher. She takes all that is scary about learning a new skill and transforms it into FUN! I find myself laughing and learning – not only from Danielle, but from the other students (and even from the animals!). The students pair up into homework buddies — I’m learning a lot through that, as well as making friends with people who share the same values as me. My confidence is slowly growing (thanks in part to Danielle’s easy and accepting teaching style), and I’m beginning to actually read and understand what the animals are telling me! I’m excited for more! ~ Janine Oates

This class was awesome. If you have an interest in animal communication and want an opportunity to explore in a fun and supportive environment this is the class for you.~Ginger Hendry

This was a great online class. I loved that the lessons were recorded so I could return to watch a part or the entire lesson again. In this class, I not only learned important and meaningful skills but also built confidence and had a lot of fun. There was no sense of distance with this online class. Danielle’s joyful personality came through easily, and I felt engaged the whole time. ~Linda Saraco

My love for animals has been a staple in my life from a very early age…this class just seemed like the right, next step for me, or anyone who really wants to explore and become closer to those creatures from the animal kingdom…a wonderful and amazing journey with Danielle as your guide! ~Belinda Hill

It is absolutely amazing when you are communicating with an animal to hear what is coming thru. Some details are so different then what you might “think up”, you know they are coming from the animal. Danielles’
teaching style is entertaining,encouraging, easy & keeps it all in perspective! ~Liz Sandin

Danielle MacKinnon’s School of Animal Communication is not just about learning a skill and practicing it professionally. It is about witnessing, feeling, and touching the unconditional love of animals toward people. Being able to connect with an animal at the soul level through Danielle’s technique is such a gift. Thank you Danielle for your commitment to people and animals. ~Charlotte Safos

Danielle is truly an Exceptional teacher. My experiences in her SLAC class far surpassed my expectations. Not only have my animal communication skills improved dramatically, but other aspects of my life have had very positive, unexpected, turns. I cannot say enough of this wonderful learning experience with Danielle! ~Marcy Welch

Costa Rica and the Toucan Rescue Ranch

Noelia the Spider Monkey

Noelia the Spider Monkey

Well, I’m back from my Animal Connections trip with a group of twelve wonderful women (and two pretty hilarious guides) in Costa Rica and I already want to go back!

What an adventure! One of the first places we visited as we traveled around the country meeting with various rescue organizations, wild animals, and others, and probably the place that affected me the most, was the Toucan Rescue Ranch, a rainforest wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release organization.

I was moved by the animals themselves, the loving care of animal in residence, the open-heartedness of the rescue’s owner, Leslie, and the unconditional love I felt throughout the space.

We saw a duck that followed Leslie around as if she was her mother.

We met an owl with an injured wing.

We hung around with lots of birds who were happily recovering from past ailments so they could be released back to the wild.


A yummy dinner for the group!

Each animal from bird to cat to duck to monkey to otter was experiencing the love and support of the ranch in the best way possible.

But the animals that moved me the most? The sloths!

I had no idea I would be so connected to these slow moving creatures – especially, since I tend to veer away from being slow moving in my own life.

Have you ever met a sloth before?

Sloths move very, very deliberately and slowly. It’s almost as if they are living in a different dimension.

Let me see if I can accurately portray in words how a sloth moves:

H m m m . . . I…. am… going… to… put… my… hand… right… there…

Now… I’m… going… to… grab… onto… that… branch…

And… now… I will… turn… onto… my back… and snuggle… in… this… tree….

Jojo the Sloth

Jojo the Sloth at Toucan Rescue Ranch – as she is recovering from being accidentally electrocuted

Everything they do is deliberate, well thought-out, and slow. I LOVED watching them move (or not move, as the case often was).

I believe every animal is working to teach us various lessons – and the sloths as the Toucan Rescue Ranch are no different!

As the minutes passed and I observed each sloth do it’s thing, I realized they were representing a longstanding lesson that I’ve been working on mastering for several years.

It’s often hard for me to relax. I go through wonderful periods where I meditate 45 minutes each day and that always makes me feel good – except that the rest of the time, I tend to run at Mach 5 pace.

Sloths aren’t concerned about speed, busy-ness, or keeping up with others.

Sloths don’t worry that they’ll be left behind if they don’t do more.

In fact, sloths do exactly whatever they are going to do, however they choose to do it, in the time frame that works for them.

Moreover, they aren’t stubborn about this. sloths adhere to the ultimate faith in themselves: all they have to do is whatever feels right to them.

For most of my life I viewed sloths as lazy – and, in fact, many other people have that viewpoint of them as well.

But Sloths are not lazy! They just choose to live their life at their pace, with a deep knowing that they are safe, and protected.

I think this is something that we can all learn from the sloths of the world – we don’t need adhere to the “no pain, no gain” theory, we don’t need to compete with others, we only have to do what we know is right for ourselves, and things will work out for us in the long run.

Love & Light,




My Dolphin Phobia

This year’s Bimini trip is fast approaching and I’m overwhelmingly excited to return to this magical island to play again with those magical dolphins!

Last year, my experience was incredible because through the dolphins, I was able to overcome a fear I’ve suffered from for the past fifteen years: Open Water.  (Are you laughing like my husband did that I had scheduled a wild dolphin swim which can only possibly take place in open water – the thing that I am the most afraid of?) I developed the phobia on a snorkeling trip in Kauai more than fifteen years ago when the boat captain threw a huge bowl of bread into the water near me while I was innocently swimming with the fish. The ensuing frenzy of nips and touches and grabs as the fish (understandably) went after the food freaked me out to no end, and until this trip I hadn’t actually returned to any body of water other than a pool since that time more than fifteen years ago!

dolphin3My first day in the water with the group was fraught with snorkel mishaps which prevented me from having to confront my fear.

Our second day out in the water was completely different as I had worked out all of my snorkel problems. Our group was blessed with two wild dolphin encounters! During the first swim, I stayed with the group and kept popping my head up to find the other swimmers, the boat, and the dolphins. It was a lot of work for me continually keep track of everything and while I did get more up close and personal with several dolphins who came to play with me, I never really relaxed into it because of my worry about getting lost at sea. Basically, out of fear, I was being a control freak. Can you say soul contract?

It was the second encounter with the dolphins that completely changed everything.

The group of dolphins that found us were in a very playful mood. They would gather in a group, dive down to the sandy bottom together and then re-emerge, often jumping out of the water only to do it all over again. One dolphin swam directly toward me – so quickly and so close that I tucked my legs and arms in so as not to touch him (I didn’t want to scare him). He stopped and looked at me and I felt an immediate tugging at my heart. I suddenly knew that I was totally safe and protected in that water.

The dolphins knew that we needed that safety and in that moment, I realized that we were being provided with it.

I stopped worrying about where the boat was, where the other snorkelers were and I entered into a beautiful feeling of communion. More dolphins came by, looked me in the eye, swam under my feet, swam three inches from my head… and I just went with it. I never wanted those moments to end and even just writing about this, I feel happy and clear.

Alas, the dolphins know when to say goodbye though and suddenly they were all 30 yards away from us, playing, jumping and having a great time with each other. We said our goodbyes, got back on the boat – and I sat there reveling how completely calm, safe, and secure I had felt in the open water.

I cannot wait to go back to swim with the dolphins again! In fact, this experience moved me so much that I have started next book by writing about it. It was no small feat to get me to feel comfortable in the open ocean – and to want to go back? My husband is amazed and so am I!

Learn how you can join me right here!

How I Overcame Self-Doubt (This Time)

Recently, I found myself in a several day period of self-doubt. It was starting to overtake my life.

When I’m in a “down” place, I take my “down-ness” all the way. I don’t manage my energy, I don’t eat well, I don’t exercise, I don’t sleep well, and I’m certainly not the nicest person to be around.

(Insert hubby unhappy image here!)

One day during this period, I was feeling particularly angry that I wasn’t receiving any messages of support from the universe (which would be very hard to do when I’m eating brownies, skipping workouts, and avoiding writing my book).

That night when I went to bed, I had a tough time falling asleep. I could sense my fear that I was on the wrong path coursing through my body.

At 3:15a.m. I woke up. I was lying on my left side, facing the edge of the bed.

In the dark, I could sense that someone was there, crouched next to my bed with arms perched on the edge. Their chin was resting on their arms.

goldenlightballsThis didn’t feel scary to me – if anything, I was drawn in and became deeply interested in what was occurring.

I heard, “We’ve given you all of this” and I was shown about a dozen beautiful, opaque, globes of light, each the size of an extra large orange spread out across my chest.

Then, I felt this immense energy of love spreading through my body.

“You have everything you need to do what you came here to do, Danielle. See?” and the arms again gestured toward the gorgeous balls of light.

“We’re so excited to see how you do it! Can you do it? Here you go!” said the voice inside my head.

I then remember sitting up in my bed, clear-headed for the first time in almost a week. I thought to myself, “Well, of course I’m going to do it!” and just wanted to yell, “Wooo hooo!” (But of course I couldn’t as Kevin was sound asleep next to me.)

Now, you could say this was just a dream or maybe it was a vision from the universe – or whatever else you want to call it.

For me, it was the reminder that, just like everyone else, I already have everything I need to explore, grow, and be in service to others. It’s all here, right here, right now – and it always has been.

Do I know what is in each of those golden light globes? No. But, I don’t need to. All I need to do is to keep following the passion – building and creating what makes my heart SING and I’m doing my job.

That’s what that “guy” crouching next to my bed helped me to remember.

People ask me all the time, “how do I know if I’m on the right path?” or “How do I find my path?” To you, my answer is – just follow the passion.

The passion IS your path.




Muscle Man Dog versus I Love You Dog

Yesterday was the coolest day. I’ve been doing this animal communication stuff for YEARS and it still blows me away all the time and the animals are STILL teaching me every day (even when I think I’m the one doing the teaching!)

Yesterday, I held one of my Animal Communication Labs. This is a video class with my students and non-students in which, with the help of my students, I intuitively three different randomly chosen animals and their humans.

And it was just so cool!

I never know who will be chosen to receive a reading or which student will be helping me until we start. Who will it be? Who will be reading with me? How will it all go?

But as soon as we started call, I began feeling really excited and I knew something cool was up!

I chose one of my Animal Communication Certification candidates to read with me the first time. I know my students get freaked out at the thought of reading in front of thirty, forty, fifty people so it felt like I should go with someone who had been communicating for a little bit.

Oh and she nailed it! Charlotte received the same information about Zeus that I received – but it was all through her own Charlotte filter (versus my Danielle filter.)

“Zeus is telling me he’s strong and ready and he can handle anything! He loves you very much and wants to be with you throughout your transition.” Zeus’s human received Charlotte’s loving message.

When I heard her message, I actually guffawed. Outloud. On the livestream video.

“I see him standing in front of me making muscles, like he’s a muscle man on a beach. He’s posing this way and that and he’s showing me his strength!” So, I got the same message, but very much through my Danielle filter (which, seems to be a pretty goofy filter!).

Uh oh! It seemed like one of us was WRONG.

But that was not the case at all! It’s always amazed me how the same information can be received intuitively so differently! Charlotte and I both had the same message – that Zeus’ human shouldn’t be worried about whether or not he could handle the changes in her life, because he CAN – but that information came through in ways that suited our own personalities and styles.

This is why I never worry when I receive intuitive information that is different from what someone else gets – we’re all SO on our own journey, we all SO perceive the world through our own filers, and we all SO have our own lessons to learn.

Thank you Charlotte, Zeus, Zeus’ human and to everyone else who attended for reminding me how wonderful and unique we all are – and how this is exactly how we’re supposed to be. In the end, we’re really all working toward the same thing – unconditional love of ourselves and of everyone and everything around us!

What’s coming for animals in 2016

It’s 2016 and, as you probably know, I may be psychic, but I don’t make predictions. It’s just not my thing. I prefer the idea that my behavior, my thoughts, my actions, and my energy have the greatest influence over my future..
HOWEVER, I do feel some things about this coming year very strongly. These aren’t predictions – more… I would call them directions that I see things moving into. I thought I would share them with you – and I’d love to know if you’re feeling the same!

Are there really bad animals?

What do you immediately think after reading this headline from a recent article on Mashable?

“Five hungry sharks eat whale carcass in terrifying footage. It’s a shark feeding frenzy. This is the stuff of nightmares.”

Do you start feeling threatened by sharks, worried that their nasty nature is to hunt you down and eat you – possibly in order to wipe out all humans? Could this headline, perhaps, be just a little dramatic? Couldn’t it have read instead:

“Five happy sharks happen upon the biggest meal of their lives! Have a grand time eating and rejoicing over their awesome food find!”

iStock_000044017256_SmallI’ve been noticing this who drama-trend (or, let’s call it what it really is: click bait) a lot lately on the web but also in my own home. This weekend, my husband took down a hornet’s nest. Of course I understand that we can’t have hornet nests around the pool, especially when we have a bunch of teenagers hanging out, but when I asked Kevin why he did it the way he did it (spraying this poison on the poor hornets who were gasping for life on the pavement) he said, “those bees are really NASTY! It was the only way because they are so mean!”

For me though, it was his choice to use the word “nasty.” I really question if nasty, BAD animals truly exist at all. Weren’t those hornets just doing what evolution has taught them to do? They were protecting their home, their babies, and their well-being. Yes, they protect themselves by burrowing into wood to create a safe home and they attack and try to sting anyone who violates that (my dog Tuukka and I learned this the hard way this summer) – but it is not because they are mean or nasty. It’s because they are in survival situation and they’re fighting tooth stinger to survive.

Have YOU ever had to fight for survival like that? If so, I bet you used every single tactic available to you! And because of that fight, did other people determine that you were a bad person?

No, no one said that. You were probably congratulated for being such a tough fighter. And that’s what these animals, insects, fish, and birds are doing as well!

They are not mean. They are not nasty. They are not evil. And they are not trying to wipe out the human race.

So, while I may not want to hang out with those hornets because I’ll be worried about getting stung, I respect and love these for who they are. 

How animals behave toward me does not affect my feelings about them – I know they are just doing what they’re supposed to do. Every animal, insect, and bird in the world doesn’t have to “be nice” to me in order for me to feel that love for them. My love of animals is unconditional – no matter what the natural order of that animal is.

And do you know what is cool about this? I’m seeing more and more people in the world who feel the same way I do. Hooray for the evolution human’s views on animals, love, and how to work with and respect the earth!