What Is It Like to Speak
Telepathically to a Herd Consciousness?
When I first visited a farm where llamas were being raised, I discovered that there was a herd consciousness in addition to that of the individual llamas.
The llamas explained to me this way:
When I asked one individual llama if she was always listening to the herd consciousness, she explained even more.
When the humans do things, like give vaccinations or have to catch a llama for any reasons, this feels so scarey that many of the us disconnect from the herd consciousness or shut it down temporarily. We know there's nothing we can do to prevent what is happening. We can't run away from the farm, either. We shut it down so we all don't become overwhelmed with fear.
In another situation, where a group of horses who belonged to different people were all boarding at the same barn, there were several "herds" or groups of horses who were turned out together on a regular basis. Each group created a kind of "herd energy" because of their interactions with each other.
When a mare in the barn gave birth to a foal in her stall, the horses outside already knew about it before they ever saw the foal. Of course, they could smell it, for sure. But they would all line up every day for weeks to see the baby when the mare and foal were brought outside for turn out. There was a great deal of excitement and telepathic communication going on and all the horses felt they were part of this special event.
It is possible to speak with an entire herd telepathically through the dominant male or female, so that announcements can be made to the group about upcoming events that might affect all of them. This way, you don't offend the herd leaders, usually one male and one female.
Amongst horses in the wild, the head mare actually runs the herd, while the stallion's job is mainly protection and breeding. The lead mare decides where to take the herd in times of danger, while the stallion runs at the back of the herd to fight off predators and keep stragglers moving forward.
I had a similar experience once when I met a small flock of birds of the same species who were living together in a rescue facility for birds. They, also, had a group consciousness. In this case, it was so powerful that there didn't seem to be individuals to whom I could open a conversation. I wouldn't want to jump to conclusions about this in terms of what this means about other groups of birds, but it was very interesting to speak with the group. They clearly expressed their needs and the woman who cared for them verified a great deal of what I told her from her own experiences with caring for them.
If I Suddenly Don't Get an Answer,
Am I Doing Something Wrong?
In the previous post, I explored what may interfere with you starting out a telepathic conversation with an animal. I will not be discussing any of those elements here, although sometimes one or more of those factors can apply when a conversation in progress suddenly stops.
So be sure to check out that post for additional information on how you might contribute to this occurring: What If I Don't Get an Answer from the Animal?.
In this post I'll address some other factors that might cause a conversation to suddenly stop in mid-stream, so to speak.
As for whether you're doing anything "wrong," you certainly can contribute to this happening, but there are other factors besides what you may or may not be doing that can end a conversation mid-stream.
You've been engaged in a conversation and
suddenly you can't hear/sense/feel/see the animal.
1. Animals, like people, can become distracted. If the animal is at home, s/he may see something outside or be distracted by another animal or human in the house.
If you sense the animal is distracted, wait patiently and try to get his/her attention again. Most of the time, the animal will return to the conversation if you're polite and patient.
2. You may have raised a touchy subject, and the animal doesn't want to answer your question.
When working with a client who is upset with his/her animal companion, the animal usually knows that the subject upsetting their person is going to come up. They may or may not want to talk about not using the litter box or biting people, or whatever.
When the animal becomes very quiet and stop responding for this reason, it requires some gentle diplomacy to re-engage the animal in conversation.
3. The animal may be thinking about your question.
Not everyone thinks or responds at the same pace. This has nothing to do with intelligence. It has to do with differences in how individuals process information, decide on what they want to communicate, choose the right words or concepts or images, and so on.
With time, you'll learn to recognize the pace of an individual animal, but when you first meet an animal telepathically, it's important to learn to sense the animal's natural pace and adapt to it as much as you can. If you try to hurry someone who is paced more slowly, the conversation will deteriorate quickly.
4. You may have become distracted.
Learning to stay focused is important in any conversation, whether speaking with a human or an animal. If your mind tends to race around, having a conversation telepathically may take extra effort on your part to stay focused.
Multiprocessing - texting or doing anything else during a telepathic conversation can distract you from the conversation. Out of politeness and respect for the animal, do not text, work on the computer, or do anything else when communicating telepathically. The animal will know that you're not paying full attention and may leave the conversation.
If I Don't Get an Answer,
Am I Doing Something Wrong?
This is actually a more complex question than may, at first, be obvious.
There are many times when an animal doesn't respond as quickly as you might expect. So the answer to this is, "No, you may not be doing anything 'wrong'."
On the other hand, if you're just learning to communicate, there are some ways that you may be blocking yourself from receiving a response.
First, we have to break this situation down into 2 categories:
You're just starting out the conversation and you're not getting a response.
You've been engaged in a conversation and suddenly you can't telepathically hear/sense/feel/see the animal.
I'll discuss the first category in this post, and the second in the next post.
You're just starting out the conversation and
you're not getting a response.
1. At the most basic level - that of a beginner in Animal Communication - you may be getting a response that is unexpected. In other words, you may be expecting to hear words, but instead you're having a feeling, or a knowing, or the response is coming visually or some other way.
If this is what's happening, the best things to do is just BE OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES and EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. Learn what your best way of receiving is and accept it. Then you'll discover that you're receiving all kind of messages.
2. The animal may be shy around strangers. If this is some else's animal companion or an animal who has been through a difficult time before being adopted, the animal may not trust anyone and be reluctant to speak. This can happen, too, when speaking with an animal in a shelter or a zoo or other area where an animal is confined.
If this is the case, you might ask the animal's person to encourage them to talk with you. You also need to become very quiet and give the animal lots of telepathic space, instead of rushing in to have the conversation. With patience, you might find yourself rewarded by a very tiny, quiet, and gentle indication of connection with the animal.
3. Check yourself for the following, any of which may block your receptivity:
a. You're sitting hunched over and trying too hard. Instead, sit back, open your posture, take some deep breaths and relax.
b. You're holding your breath. Take some conscious breaths. Watch your breath go in and out for 4-5 times.
c. You're not grounded. Use a grounding technique so that you're all the way into your body and connected to the Earth.
d. You're slightly dehydrated (a common situation among most humans today). Drink some water.
After you check out each of these and make the correction suggested, try again.
4. You may have a limiting belief interfering with your receptivity.
To open yourself up, use your imagination. IMAGINE that the animal is responding. Having an imaginary conversation will open you up to the experience of telepathy with animals.
5. The animal may just not expect a human to be communicating telepathically and is, therefore, ignoring your efforts to connect.
Try making the connection 2 or 3 times. If you don't get a response, after waiting patiently each time, stop trying with that animal and try with a different one.