News from A Place of Peace – January 2012

January 22, 2012

Brumby mare and foal, January 2012

Brumby mare and foal, January 2012, in our house paddock.

It’s late here at A Place of Peace, the rain falls gently, and when we step outside, we’re greeted by the gentle knicker of a wild mother mare who recognises us as “The Ones Who Bring Food”.   It’s time for their last meal of the day, and the garden has been turned into a nursery for three mother mares and their little filly foals.  The house yard is quite large, and they go under the pine trees and the Hawthorn Tree, the little ones racing around with their tiny tails stuck high in the air.   They are so beautiful, and growing up in complete security, knowing that if they can’t find mum, aunty is close by.  The mares are great mums, and very proud of their babies.  I shudder when I think these foals may never have been born, and their terrified mothers, killed horrifically in slaughter houses which should be shut down forever.

During the day the wild horses graze peacefully in three herds.  Merlin the stallion has his herd which includes the baby colts Emrys and Arthur.   Three grown up colts have their own herd and the girls with baby girls are in by the house.  They are all close by and have the security of seeing each other across the fence.


Zeeka, who passed away in January 2012.

Sadly, we said goodbye to our beloved alpaca Zeeka recently, who pined after his mate Benji who passed last year in October. It is the end of an era here, with no alpacas standing guard over with the goat herd and Sarah the sheep – and to be honest I’m still not quite used to it.

As we were burying Zeeka, I heard the familiar sound of a wild goat mum who had lost her kids. Tamsin and I took the dogs, rushed over and found, thanks to the dogs, two babies left behind. My dogs are untrained kelpies, and yet they know when there is work to do. I asked them to “find” and “hold” and they did – gently, calmly, explaining to the kid that they were friends with thoughts and demeanour, so that I could pick up the baby and take them home.

If we don’t take them home, they are unlikely to survive the night.  We’ve been asked why the mothers leave them and it is for many reasons – sometimes they know the baby isn’t right.  Sometimes the babies fall asleep when the herd walks off.   Sometimes they want us to take care of them.  During the drought the word I heard from one mother as we collected her son, was “hay”. She knew her son would have a good life with us.  She knew he would have food.

Goat Babies, January 2012

Goat Babies, January 2012

Like all goats we’ve hand -raised, we introduce them to the other goats and help them get over their shock with lots of cuddles and rescue remedy.  They all are brought up in the house first. Tamsin is the goat lady and the goats adore her.  This brother and sister are living in the kitchen currently, getting to know everyone and life in the human world (that’s them in the picture sitting on hay).

The brumbies have been interesting. I was shocked to find hoofprints down by the creek, and even across the creek. It started when we gave them  a paddock hay that was not to their taste. It was too much like dried grass. We bought 200 bales of it, after being donated some other lovely meadow hay, which the horses actually like, from one of my lovely students.

Merlin jumped the fence and wandered around the creek, telling me in no uncertain terms that if we couldn’t provide “decent” food, he would have to take his herd to find it himself. And I don’t blame him. The grass is drying and across the creek are lush paddocks full of good stuff, but thanks to the damage from a flash flood we had, there’s currently no water over there. I explained to him that we were working on getting the pipe  fixed and if he could be patient, we would move the herd to greener pastures.

He jumped back into the paddock and I mixed lucerne into the less tasty hay.

Every morning there are 10 brumbies in the paddock, waiting for breakfast, looking innocent.

The brumbies have broken a few fences, showing me they don’t have to stay here at all if they don’t want to. When the shearer came, the nursery herd were so frightened that even the babies leapt the fence, joined the big herd, and they all took off. I had to run after them, calming them down, calling them in, and promising them that no one was going to be killed. Apparently one of the shearers sent a predatory thought to them. It might have been a passing one – but they heard it and shared it with me.

The horses are on extra alert when strangers come.  Their eyes go from soft and curious to wary and guarded.  We might be considered part of the herd but other people are either alarming or to be tolerated.  It’s all about relationship, building trust, and keeping promises.

Speaking of horses we are delighted in the now cemented friendship of Samantha the Shetland and Totem the Goat.  Totem was our first baby we ever adopted from the wild goats, and he would travel in the car with the dogs on outings, as did Sarah the sheep when she arrived.  Totem and Samantha are very bonded and sleep in a stable together at night.  During a recent flash flood, we brought the ponies and Totem up to the high ground of the house.  Totem refused to shelter on the verandah ( and goats don’t really like rain).  Instead, he stood outside the office window with Sam in the pouring rain.

That was another exciting night that had been foretold by a kookaburra, so we were partially prepared.  There was lightning dancing all over the sky, and it was pouring inside and out.  Once all the horses had been moved to high ground ( and I was grateful I’d got in extra torches) , I began to experience a moment of concern for our ancient house.   But then I remembered, two little bush rats had run into the house in plain sight, through the front door!  I knew then the house was safe.  And I silently thanked them.

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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  an independent filmmaker of inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with ethics and an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace at her home, where over 40 rescued horses run free, and is the founder of The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation, a not-for-profit organsiation to promote peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. 

Copyright ©  Billie Dean, 2012.  You are welcome to share  this article but only in its complete form with author, author blurb, and website attached.  Thank you!

Photo credits: Billie Dean and Andrew Einspruch


Ascension Messages from Animals, Nature, and the Fae

I was pleased to have been interviewed by Nedda Wittels for the Animal Communicator Forum on June 15, 2011. It was a long (1 hour 25 minutes) discussion, covering a variety of topics under the banner Ascension Messages from Animals, Nature, and the Fae, and you can listen to it using the player below (requires Flash).

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I hope you enjoy this wide-ranging discussion.

Animal Communicator Forum

New Moon, New Year – New You?

 22 January 2012

Greeting the Sun

The long awaited  year of 2012 has arrived and I’m reminded of the first time I heard about it in 1978.  I was a herb student, and after a field day identifying plants in the wild, our hosts offered a vegetarian lunch (potato patties and salad). The conversation, as we dined alfresco, me with the resident dog at my feet, turned to conspiracy theories.

It was one of those days you just don’t forget. I loved the company I was in, even though I was the youngest there, feeling much more at home in this alternative environment than anything else in my life to date. There were bees buzzing. The dog and I were quietly communing, and the human conversation and company were fascinating.

The conversation turned to 2012.  Was it really the end of the world?  Would a UFO come and get the “good” people? Did you have to believe in Jesus to be saved? Was it all a furfy?  Our host, a very tall man with a beard and overalls, stood up and talked about the Hopi Prophecy, a golden era of peace that needed 144,000 rainbow warriors to make it happen.  I signed up there and then in my heart and soul. That resonated with me. I couldn’t fathom what an era of peace would look like. But I was there.

I attended and filmed the Glastonbury gathering for the Harmonic Convergence, I have had Hopi Elders come and speak to me about putting the word out about the coming earth changes, I’ve talked to all kinds of people, and done a lot of Listening myself.

I even made a film to help people through this time  of change – 2012: This Sacred Earth (or This Sacred Earth:The 2012 Phenomenon).

I learned what it took to be a Rainbow Warrior, and worked hard toward that goal for myself. You can’t sign up for that position with anger in your heart and dirty chakras full of sludge. It’s about getting over being wounded, and becoming as whole as you can be. I founded Rainbow Fianna, a wisdom school, with the intention to help get a few more warriors for peace out there.  This was the mission I felt called by.  When people are at peace, the animals are free.

And now here it is – the Big Year.  What will it bring?  What we call the 2012 Phenomenon has to date been ruthless in its desire to shift people into wholeness. Resist and it goes rough for you. Surrender and you fall into grace. So despite the brutal, grasping of the falling dark masculine archetype, by the end of the ninth wave of the Mayan Calendar according to Calleman (Amazon aff link) and the Gateway of 11:11:11, one could sense the joyous buoyancy of the time to come. And this, by the way, will be a time of balance with the Divine aspects of masculine and feminine in harmony as the Divine Feminine takes her rightful place in each of us.

The holiday season brought relief.  A rest from the world and the realisations of old patterns fell fast and thick– if you were being mindful.  And the wheel turned and 2012 arrived.

Here at A Place of Peace, thunder rolls in the distance and we have just had a shower of much needed rain. It settled the dust. Outside the window are three wild baby foals with their mums, and in the kitchen are two new rescued baby goats sitting together on a pile of hay.

I’ve spent the last three weeks withdrawn from the outside world, “resting” – although it is pretty impossible to rest when caring for animals is a full time job. But to do just one “job” was heaven, and it made me realise that trying to do more is probably crazy. To have time to be, instead of do do do, is something I have heard many, many  people yearning for. Including my own soul.  This is a big note  and something to pay attention to.

For me, as a natural telepath and creative artist, to simply listen, to write, to film and to be with animals and family are things I have been yearning for for a long time. Oh and to be more silly. Definitely that!

Like many people, many ‘aha” moments were had over the holiday break – things like:

“Oh my god, what happened to self love and self care and all the other things I tell everyone else to do?”


“Why is it not okay for me to be comfortable, and what is the block in the way of me going for what really is my authentic self – and prospering from that.”

Now when I say the word “prosper”, I mean it in a different way to the way our society currently sees “wealth”.

For me, it prosperity is about being comfortable, yes, but more about energetic nourishment. It is about the ability to be fully authentic in a world that is rapidly disintegrating and changing, with old ways of working no longer working.

As Phillip Carr Gomm says in our documentary This Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon, we need to learn to make do with less, and make that hallowed.

Values need to change.  Imagine a world where everyone was nurtured in a wave of self -love and community, occupied by sacred and meaningful encounters with nature and animals, being self-expressive, and generally “playing”.   We can no longer occupy the material mindset.  it doesn’t work.  People aren’t happy with things.  They need meaning.

“Frustration” is the word of the month, I sense. With many people feeling as I did – “Why am I killing myself working like this, and for what?” Frustration is actually a healthy emotion, because it is the first step to wellness. I read somewhere that 97% of people were bordering on burnout. What does that say about our society?

I have been saying for a long time that we need more community, more support of each other, and we really need to follow our hearts into creative authenticity.

This takes courage.

The other thing that has been up is a feeling of irritability, stress, anxiety, general unsettledness.  People have been behaving the opposite of love and peace.   Relationships are being stretched and strained because of this.  The old dark energies are grasping at straws, niggling at the chinks in people’s armour and trying to cause chaos.  It’s more important than ever to be discerning, to be strong, and to focus on shining your light and shining  it on the world you want.

I bring all this up now because on Monday we have a very, very powerful new moon, followed by Mars retrograde. And while I originally thought it was simply a clearing out of old stuff time, it seems there is much more. It feels we are being asked to stop living from external programming – from past lives to parental – and start examining what we are yearning for at a heart and soul level.

Imagine a world where people were actually fulfilled, simply being their unique selves.

Imagine actually following your heart’s true intelligence.

That is surrender. And that is what this time is all about.

When I think about all the things I have to do in order to pay the bills, I feel my body tense and my frequency shut down. Things have changed and I can’t go back to who I was. Frequency is all important in the new era – finding peace within.  And resonating that outwards.  And it seems more urgent than ever that we move into our heart work/play.  Not just for ourselves, but to aid the prophecy into being.  We have a choice — stay in chaotic suffering — or move into peace and grace.

So if you are feeling sensitive, frustrated, irritable or edgy, know you are sensing the energetic shift that is coming. Do you have the courage and discipline to put new habits in place that will take you down the path of soul fulfilment? Or are you going to stay in the same old rut?

Here at home, we’ve started working out again. Sugar is off the menu; pea protein shakes are in. More boundaries will be put into place, more time for spiritual practise, back to yoga and meditation – all the things that were dropped because everything else and everyone else was more important. Hmmn.  And 2 am bedtimes have to go!!  This all calls for discipline.

When I was being trained as an actress, we were taught that our body was a temple.  For many reasons we had to honour our body.  So for me to not take care of myself because I am too busy caring for others, was quite shocking to me, when I realised I’d slipped into patterns of behaviour that were not self-caring.  Caffeine to keep going is not on.

So now we are making decisions based on our heart intelligence and the frequency we sense the activity will bring.  Because the edges are sharper and more defined in 2012.  It is a year to take action, or watch out.  And I say that not to scare anyone, but to try and motivate you.  It is no longer time to put off what you are yearning for.  For the sake of animals, for the sake of the earth, find the peace and contentment you crave.  When you resonate that, you are one of the 144,000 rainbow warriors needed to make the tipping point in the golden era.  You are needed.

2012 is a pivotal year. The spirits are whispering massive change. But if we resist the whispers and don’t put in place the things to support the change, then the Mack trucks will come. Sorry – but my sense is that change is being demanded from our beautiful Mother Earth as we can no longer live so disconnected from her and cause her so much pain. Humans must evolve.

Our beautiful rescue dog Dusty put this very eloquently when he began having seizures recently. He told me it was because he wasn’t able to let go of his old past pattern of persecution and abuse. And in this new time, these things are no longer buried. They are intensified.  It goes harder when you don’t let go.  So we are working to assist him release more fully, to let go into the love he has found here.  So far so good!!

It really is time to work on your stuff.  Let go!  Ask yourself why are you still holding on to that old story?

I’ve noticed “out there” in 3D land it is still pretty crunchy, as most people don’t know what the heck is happening and are feeling activated and scratchy. That’s because of this coming energetic shift.

Even people who do know are feeling exhausted and can barely drag themselves from A to B. Or they did — there seems to be a rising of energy now, strength returning, curiosity as to what this year will bring.  On another level, the new energies are so free-ing and magical that they have me wondering why so many humans are so addicted to suffering? Just let it go already!

Monday’s New Moon is a biggie. It will thrust us forward into a new era like a huge tidal wave of energy. So get out your surfboard, dump all unwanted baggage and start to drive your car and your board forward in the direction your heart wants to go.  We are in the era of a new sun, a new beginning, a new you.

Trust your heart.

In Divine Love and Infinite Peace

– Billie

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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist.  She  is the author of Secret Animal Business, and  an independent filmmaker of inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace.  Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with ethics and an eclectic blend of native  and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace at her home, where over 40 rescued horses run free, and is the founder of The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation, a not-for-profit organsiation to promote peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. 

Copyright ©  Billie Dean, 2012.  You are welcome to share  this article but only in its complete form with author, author blurb, and website attached.  Thank you!

Photo credit: Sooraj Shajahan

Healing Through Connecting With All Life

This is a quest post by animal communicator Val Heart. You can also listen to the interview I did on Val’s show The Real Doctor Doolittle.

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Val Heart

Val Heart

One day I happened to glance outside onto the shaded area of my patio deck and noticed my grey tabby cat laying in a regal pose, front arms stretched out with her paws elegantly crossed in front of her. Her eyes were half shut, she seemed to be smiling a Mona Lisa smile, and even from inside the house I could see that she seemed to be vibrating.

Fascinated I watched as her energy seemed to grow and grow until it connected with every living thing and object within at least 50 feet of where she was. The air around her seemed charged with life force and peace, humming with power.

I asked her what she was doing, since it was obvious something remarkable was going on, and she said:

“I am blessing my space, being one with everything and everyone from the trees to the earth to the birds to the insects to the wind…, sharing healing and balance, harmony and peace. This is how to connect and be one with life.

If humans did this regularly, they would not be so sick.

They could allow the richness of life, which surrounds us always, to support, heal and nurture them.

They would be able to hear the wisdom and heart of the world.”

Learning to be fully present, emotionally peaceful is a very fine goal in life.

How does one achieve such a remarkable way of living and being?

To start, begin carefully and consciously observing your animal teachers.

Adopt a daily practice of being in the moment, doing nothing more than letting yourself truly feel all that is around you. Breathe in the richness and fullness of what is. And one day you will find yourself effortlessly connecting with the magic of Source.

See then what new understandings, insights and clarity you become aware of. How different do you feel about yourself, your animals and your world now?

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Val Heart is called The Real Dr Doolittle, and teaches animal lovers how to connect and communicate from the heart. She specializes in resolving behavior, training, performance, health problems, euthanasia decisions. Free AnimalTalk QuickStart Course (value $79), The Real Dr Doolittle (podcast) Show now on iTunes! (210) 863-7928, email: visit


Interviewed by Val Heart

Val Heart

Val Heart

I was thrilled to have been interviewed by American animal communicator Val Heart on her show The Real Doctor Dolittle. Val was a delightful host, and we had a lovely discussion. You can listen to it in the player below (requires Flash), or click through to Val’s web site and have a listen there (and even if you do listen to it below, go have a look at Val’s site).

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We had a lovely discussion about a lot of things during our hour together, including:

  • What the animals want us to desperately know right now.
  • What is behind the need for social change and compassionate action.
  • Whether animals have an understanding of humans as carnivores (you can guess my take on that one).
  • What an animal shaman is and what they do to care for the animals on our planet.
  • What my New Shamanism is, and what it could mean for you.
  • How The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation will work to support animals across the world.

Here’s Val’s bio:

Val Heart is called The Real Dr Doolittle and is an Expert Animal Whisperer.  She helps people who are struggling with their animals training, behavior, health, and end of life transitions.   She resolves problems in minutes not years because she bridges the gap between people and their animals.  She can also teach you how to be your own Dr Dolittle so you can save money at the vet, and resolve behavior, performance and training problems yourself.  Free AnimalTalk QuickStart Course (value $79), The Real Dr Doolittle Show™ (free podcast) now on iTunes!  (210) 863-7928,

Enjoy our talk together.

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