A tutor of mine, Otto Scharmer from MIT university, explained to us in one of his tutorials, that to really listen to somebody you should: create a moment of stillness, listen from the heart, open a place in it for the other person, let go of all the old ideas, prejudices and judgment, and allow anything new, any images, feelings or gestures to come in. Nothing should be denied or judged, avoid the attempt to make sense of what you see or feel, just let it be as it is. It is from here that we can then talk to the other person and use the information you have received to engage in a conscious conversation.
This is exactly what I do when I communicate with an animal. I connect with the animal, I listen, I feel and a conversation takes place.
If I were to explain animal communication to a child, I would say that….
We all have magic powers. We have the magic power of making someone smile, the magic power of giving love to someone (even somebody we don’t know), we have the power to attract love, the power of seeing beauty everywhere and of being amazed by the very small manifestations of life. We also have the magic power to see with our eyes, to distinguish between shapes and colors, to hear sounds, to feel things… but not only things, we can all feel feelings too and we have the magic power to send that feeling out of our body and pass it to someone else; and most importantly, we have the magic power to receive and feel somebody else’s feelings from across the room, or from across the world.
Everybody has these magic powers and many more, but some people don’t use any of them and some people just use some. Those powers that are used through life are kept awake and those that are not, would rest dormant until they are reminded or learned again.
Animal communication starts by setting the intention to connect with a specific animal (or group of animals). Questions can then be asked and answers received in the form of an impression, a feeling, images, sensations, thoughts, or sounds. The information received from the animal is then put into words in order to tell another human. Communication can be done with the animal in front or as far away as on the other side of the world. Physical distance is not a barrier.
This type of communication is not mind reading or hypnosis. It's impossible to know what the animal does not want to tell or make it do something that it does not want to do. Each animal is an individual and each individual has its own voice, even an ant or a bee, they act, live and feel like individuals, it is not possible to generalize. However it is possible to connect to what is called the group field, and communicate with a whole bunch of animals, a herd or a flock, and to receive a general feeling, although individuality would be felt too in within the same ‘message’.
There are many animal communicators around the world and most of them are committed to help humans understand their pets better and vice versa; they form like a bridge of connection between both parts. But as I explain in ‘my projects’, it is not only with pets where animal communication can be useful. It can be used for many purposes, with all type of animals and in multiple circumstances, with wild animals, rescued animals, those in rehabilitation centers, etc.
An animal communicator can help…..
….. to understand changes in behavior in an animal (a dog that suddenly stops obeying, or that it gets lost for the first time; a cat that stops using his litter trey to pee; a horse that doesn’t want to enter its box any more, etc).
……with sick animals, to know what they feel, where, with what frequency and intensity, asking them what makes them feel better or worse, etc.
……with old animals, to ask them how they are doing in their process through old age, and to know if they want help in the process.
…… to explain to the animal changes that are to come: a change of family (or addition of family members), changes of house, or habits, having to stay in a kennel during holidays, a hospitalization, etc. Many times explaining these things saves time and stress to the animal and it is even possible to gain its collaboration in the process.
……to solve problems of adaptation with, for example, animals that arrive to a rescue center, or animals that have just been adopted and arrive to their new homes and are disorientated, that don’t know what is expected of them or what to expect from the situation. To explain to the animal where he is, why, and what is expected of him, can really save a lot of stress to the animal and it can help in his integration to the new situation, and this may be seen in its behavior.
……to ask the animal his opinion about something. For example, if maybe we are thinking of changing something in his enclosure where he lives, we can ask what he would add or what he will take away; how would you feel like if….? would you like a new companion?
A lot of people contacts an animal communicator because they have simple curiosity to know what their pets think; if they are happy and content, if they feel loved, or if they are ok about a specific situation that is occurring currently in their lives (new partner, new vet, new job that implies more hours of staying alone in the house…).
For more details and examples of the uses of animal communication go to my projects.