Are There Differences When Speaking to Animals in a Herd?
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.