Just imagine, for a moment, that you couldn't communicate with your family or friends. That you had to guess at what they're thinking or feeling, and that they could only guess at your thoughts and feelings. How often would you be right?
Language is many things, and vocalization is just one part of it. There are many ways to communicate the meaning of thoughts and feelings. Gestures, facial expressions, body language, visualization, even sign language, music, and art are all ways to communicate. Intuitive listening and telepathic transmissions are another, completely natural and universal way of communicating which goes beyond species, time and space limitations.
If you ever have the feeling that your animal companion is reading your mind, you're probably right! Animals are very telepathic. In contrast, most humans must cultivate our intuitive powers in seeking clearer communication with animals. It is our responsibility and challenge to facilitate interspecies understanding after eons of not hearingor honoring the animal kingdom. They desire us to do so, are cheering us on in our efforts, and celebrate with us each successful communication.
And ... if we begin to communicate with the animals we know and love, in time we will likely find ourselves able and willing to seek greater understanding with others ... other animals and other forms of life ... and perhaps even learn to understand ourselves and fellow humans better, in the process. All of life on Earth - is depending on us to do so.
It is time.
What is animal communication?
Essentially, it is communicating heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul with a nonhuman animal.
Animal communication, also known as interspecies communication, is simply two-way communication with an individual of another species. Just as animals do, we can learn to receive and express thoughts t
"Tele" - "pathy" translates from its Greek roots as "distance perception". It is the ability to discern the thoughts, feelings, and viewpoints of another in their absence, without speech. Webster's Dictionary defines it as "transference of thought" or "communication between minds by some means other than the normal sensory channels".
Telepathy is intuitive communication. Intuition is commonly referred to as our sixth sense. Turning again to Webster's dictionary, we find intuition defined as "direct knowing", "immediate understanding", or "the ability to perceive or know things without conscious reasoning". The power of intuitive perception is a natural one we are all born with. It can be considered a sixth or super-sensory ability.
Intuitive communication occurs instantly, outside the confines of linear time and space. So it does not matter if we are in the same place as the being we are communicating with or not.
Human children are often very adept at discerning the thoughts and feelings of people and animals around them, as well as the presence and intelligence of beings from other realms such as angels. Indigenous ways often honor and help young people retain and cultivate their intuitive abilities. However, in modern western culture, most people are influenced by adult family, society, or school to disbelieve or repress what they sense intuitively. Consciously or unconsciously, a forgetting occurs. Many children are not aware of this when it happens, and many adults never remember their early life awareness. Gradually as we are assimilated into adult responsibilities, we forget how to use our "extrasensory" abilities and become detached from our intuitive powers. It is an unusual human who grows into adulthood in the western world with their telepathic abilities intact. Some do, though, and as it becomes more acceptable in the worlds of society and science, it is becoming increasingly common for people to seek to recapture their intuitive abilities. Many individuals are yearning to connect more deeply with life, with nature and with our selves.
Animals use telepathy to communicate all the time. In fact, it is their primary mode of communication, both amongst themselves and with their humans. It's what's happening each time your animal companions communicate through unseen, unheard means. And animals definitely perceive their humanís thoughts and emotions through telepathic means, although they don't always understand the "whys" of our thinking, feelings, and behaviors.
It is arrogant to say that animals cannot speak our language, and to presume that they don't understand us simply because their oral structures prevent them from vocalizing as we do or because their brains don't process sound the way ours do. We can't speak their languages either! This is the blessing of telepathic communication - it is truly a universal language common to all life forms.
Animal communicators serve as translators, facilitating and clarifying two-way dialog between animals and their people, confirming when they are understanding each other, filling in gaps, explaining and helping to negotiate solutions to mutual problems. For the animals, being "heard" accurately through telepathic means often clears up many things and eases emotional burdens immensely. It can immediately enhance their understanding of difficult situations in their lives or those of their human guardians. For people, hearing their animals' perspectives allows a much clearer and fuller understanding of the animalís perspective of various emotional, mental and spiritual factors contributing to particular circumstances.
“In the very earliest time, a person could become an animal if he wanted to and an animal could become a human being. Sometimes they were people and sometimes animals and there was no difference. All spoke the same language..”
~ Netsilik Eskimo song
How does it work?
Telepathy allows us to intentionally and consciously enter the cosmic "web of lifeĒ. Quantum physics has taught us that the universe is holographic, and that every thought and action affects all living beings everywhere. This is reflected in the saying that the beating of a butterfly's wing is felt on the other side of the world. Telepathic communication is a focused way of zooming in on the energetic thought patterns of another living being in such a way that those patterns become clear and may be interpreted in the language of the observer. It is as if the senderís thoughts are transmitted and transformed through a filter in the receiverís consciousness.
Transmissions may be filtered through any of our sensory channels. These include clairaudience (hearing), clairvoyance (seeing), and clairsentience (emotional), and kinesthetic (felt sense). Information is typically transmitted and received in whatever primary mode is easiest or most comfortable for each communicator. For some, telepathic communication is a direct knowing, or immediate insight, of another's thoughts and feelings. It is the role of the human communicator to combine everything they receive and convert it into a coherent package of information for the animal's person.
Various communicators work in various ways, all of which are equally valid and useful. It simply depends on the training received, natural aptitudes and personal preference. Some work directly in a three-way conversation with the animal and their person over the phone, translating questions and answers back and forth. Others obtain basic information from the animal's person, then work remotely to connect with the animal and forward the information received back to the human client via a follow up conversation or in written format.
Can I learn to communicate with my own animal?
A Still Forest Pool
"Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course.
Then your mind will become still in any surroundings,
like a clear forest pool.
All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool,
and you will clearly see the nature of all things.
You will see many strange and wonderful things come and go,
but you will be still."
- Achaan Chah
Interspecies communication is not a special skill available only to a chosen few. It is everyoneís birthright, and simply requires an open heart, commitment, and practice. There are many books and courses by professional animal communicators available today that provide helpful guidelines and tips.
Participating in a communication session between your animals and an experienced communicator can also facilitate or kick-start the recovery of your own intuitive abilities, buried within you since childhood.
Meditation is helpful, because it is only by becoming quiet enough to hear silent language that telepathy is possible. People who say they cannot meditate despite many attempts may find that learning to commune telepathically with animals is their entry into the world of deep insight and reflection.
As with any skill, practice is the key. The more you practice, the easier it becomes. It's like any muscle needing exercise to strengthen. Practicing with another person for verification is very helpful, especially in the beginning. And there are animals everywhere to practice with.
Trust is essential. Trust an animal is interested in your effort, and if they donít seem to be, move on to another animal. Trust what you get from them. Trust that your own innate abilities can blossom. Without trust, you can impede the universe's efforts to support you and block transmissions from the animals.
Be grateful. Thank the animal for their participation and teaching. Thank your guides and helpers, thank Mother Earth, and thank Great Spirit for the support and input you are given. Acknowledgement and gratitude increases the abundance of love and assistance available to us.
Vibrational essences can open and strengthen intuitive abilities. Susan offers an Animal Communication formula to enhance human telepathic abilities. This is listed on our Prepared Formulas page.
Upon request, she will also create a custom blend for you based on your specific intuition challenges or goals. Just call or email her to arrange a consultation.