We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Lane and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michael, how does your business help the community?
My business is all about service to animals. Giving a voice to the voiceless. It’s all about them–and I LOVE that! By doing this work, I hope that people see that the emotions, the thinking, the desires, and the very lives of animals are just as important as ours. That animals are our brothers and sisters. At the very least, the common refrain I hear from my clients is that “I feel like I understand my dog better.” (Or “cat,” or “horse,” or whoever the animal may be.) I also hear, “I feel more connected with him (or her) than ever.” This is the sweet music to my ears. This tells me that I am helping to create ripples that hopefully spread further out into the world.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
My business is mostly about people having problems with their companion animals. It could be an emotional or physical problem. I communicate telepathically with the animal and the animal will TELL ME DIRECTLY what’s going on with them. That’s the first and absolutely necessary step in improving a behavior or a condition! Beyond that, I offer valuable tools to help improve the issue, including Scalar Wave Energy Healing and EFT tapping. What sets me apart from others is my passion and commitment. I live and breathe this stuff. And I have a lot of experience to draw on in the years of living with and taking care of animals, even before I learned how to communicate with them. I am most proud of all the people and animals that I’ve helped. The list is getting longer and longer. Honestly, my work is all about healing. The healing paves the way for the bond between the human and the animal to deepen. Many sessions end with my clients in tears–and me sometimes, too. No part of this business is easy. The hardest obstacle that I face is people simply understanding what I do. “What do you mean, you can talk to animals? Is that for real?!” I get it. I started out that way myself. I didn’t believe it until I STARTED DOING IT MYSELF. Over and over and over again, hundreds of times. I am a practical person. If this wasn’t real I wouldn’t be doing it. If it wasn’t helping animals–A LOT–I wouldn’t be doing it. The other thing that people have a hard time with is thinking that I have to touch or be in the same room as the animal. Nope. Communicating with an animal is an energetic connection, not a physical one. Most of my sessions are on the phone. I can connect with an animal anywhere in the world at any time. I had a successful corporate job. I left that to do this. That is NOT easy in any way, shape, or form. The passion drives what I do, but the business side is difficult. It was when I started and it is now. The good part and the easy part is talking to the animals. The hard part is everything else. It works for me so far because I see I am ever willing to learn and to grow. I want the world to know that I am here to help you with your animals, that this works, and that the best loving gift you can give them is to be HEARD and to be UNDERSTOOD. I call myself ‘Animal Michael Lane’ because I put the animal first. Because I want when people think of me, to think of animals. It’s my life’s work to help them. It’s a big part of my identity. And I’m proud of it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ha! I can’t wait for the quarantine to end so we can actually visit these places! Well, I am a vegan so I would want my friend to sample some of the amazing vegan restaurants Los Angeles has to offer, including Azla (Ethiopian), Shojin (Japanese/amazing vegan sushi!), Pura Vita (Italian), Vromage (cheese shop), Plant Food and Wine, and Stuff I Eat. Since I’m a big nature and animal lover, I would recommend hikes in the Santa Monica mountains or in Malibu, Topanga, or even in Griffith Park. Day trips to The Gentle Barn and Farm Sanctuary would be great if they’re animal friends like I am. We couldn’t hang out in L.A. without going to a movie. I’m a big fan of the art houses so I would want to bring them to the New Beverly CInema and The Egyptian Theater (when they open!). My wife and I love independent and one-man or one-woman shows; one theater we like in our neighborhood that features those kind of programs is the Upright Citizens Brigade. And if it’s the third Saturday of the month, that means I’m tooling down to Santa Ana to participate in the Witch Walk. In my opinion, fairs and events run by entrepreneurs with a focus on spirituality or magic show Los Angeles at its coolest and most interesting. Anything that’s off the beaten path in terms of a show or event is what inspires me and what makes the city great!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have quite a few who have supported me along the way, but they are not all humans! To be honest, I have to put some animals at the top of my list: Picasso, my cat brother (Picasso’s face is my logo), as well as the rest of my cat family: Butch, Sundance, Lyle, Yoda, and Luna Bear. Bandit and Hooper, my cat brothers that have passed. The elephants of Thailand that I have met, including the matriarch of the herd, Thong Dee. Now the humans: my wife Diahann, who more than anyone else has had my back and supported me every step of the way. I also trained with Joan Ranquet at Communication With All Life University, and Joan along with my fellow animal communicator colleagues comprise a valuable network of support for me. I also want to acknowledge Lacey Conine and the Witch Walk collective of Santa Ana. They are a group of witches, healers, and entrepreneurs who understand and support what I do. I am fortunate to have been welcomed into their community.