The motivation of O Best Beloved is compassion for all beings and a desire to help all species understand one another, particularly to help restore the human ability to freely and directly communicate with other species.
We honor those that come to us for help, acknowledging their desire for change and harmony. Judgement and accusation can interfere with true communication from the animal. To be pure and harmonious, animal communication requires constant spiritual growth, in order to keep communication clear. 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, nonhuman, and interspecies behavior and relationships, to increase the good results of our work. We get the education and personal guidance we need to do our work effectively, with compassion, respect, joy, and harmony.
As interspecies diplomats, we seek to draw out the highest capacity 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, walking with compassion for all. We acknowledge what is beyond our reach of agency to change, and continue where our work can be most effective. Communication will be imparted in a gentle and respectful way.
We respect the privacy of people and animals we work with, and honor their desire for confidentiality.
We cultivate understanding and ability in others, rather than dependence on our ability. We offer humans ways to be involved in understanding and growth with their fellow beings of other species. It is imperative to empower humans to start communicating with their own animals.
We acknowledge our limitations, collaborating with other professionals as needed. We refer people to veterinarians for diagnosis of physical illness. Animals’ ideas, feelings, pains, symptoms, as they describe them or as we feel or perceive them, may be helpful to veterinary health professionals. We may also assist through handling of stresses, counseling, and other gentle healing methods. Clients are to 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.
Based on Codes of Ethics by Penelope Smith and Wynter Worsthorne.