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.
Is It Possible to Speak Telepathically with
More Than One Animal at the same Time?
Yes, one can definitely have telepathic conversations with groups of animals.
I first was guided to do this when a horse at the barn where Echo was living (Echo was my Arabian teacher) had been euthanized the night before. All the horses seemed very angry about what had happened. So after completing the morning barn chores, I decided to speak with everyone at once.
I was guided to imagine that I had a telepathic switchboard, like the old telephone switchboards of long ago. I was told to "plug in" each horse, one at a time. Sure enough, it worked. Then I spoke to the whole group at once about what had happened and we planned a little memorial ceremony for that evening when I could be back at the barn with all the horses.
In addition to the "conference call" method, I've also learned to do what I call "broadcasts."
Because we have many bears around these days, I stop feeding the birds during the summer. When I set up the feeders for the first time each autumn, I send out a telepathic broadcast. The birds usually show up within minutes. Before I was doing this, it could take them days to discover the feeders, so I like using this method to let them know about the food. I also use this after I refill the feeders each the morning to let the birds know I've gone back into the house.
Essentially, you are limited only by your imagination. Whatever I can imagine about telepathic communication seems to be possible when I have a need to use it in a new way.
Do Animals Ever Lie?
I don't think animals lie as frequently as some humans do, but animals who live with humans will sometimes want to protect our feelings by not telling the truth. More often than lying, an animal will become silent when they don't want to say something hurtful.
It isn't easy to lie telepathically, because one can learn to sense the dissonance between what the animal is telling you and what the energy feels like. Just like you can intuitively "know" when another human lies to you, you can also learn to "sense" that an animal isn't speaking truthfully.
I've sometimes been surprised by the honesty with which animal's respond. I had one client with 6 cats and lots of pee outside the litter boxes. When I interviewed each of the cats, the ones responsible all readily admitted it and gave the reasons why. The client accepted all the information I gave her as resonating with what was going on in the house and in the family. These cats had clear messages they were trying to communicate, and that might be the reason they were so frank about the situation. On the other hand, I can't remember a single "pee outside the litter box" situation in which the cat lied and claimed to be using the box.
After 20 years as a professional Animal Communicator, the number of times in which I've experienced animals lying are really few in number. Of course, it's possible that I missed identifying some instances of falsehood, but probably not that many - although I suppose could be wrong about this.
EXAMPLES WHERE ANIMALS LIED.
The dog who was the only animal in the house and was pooping inside. The dog refused to take responsibility for this and insisted someone else was leaving the poop there.
The dog in an Animal Communication workshop who got tired of the same old silly questions. When asked what her favorite food was, she answered: "chocolate chip cookies." Since chocolate is poison for dogs, the student was horrified that the people were giving their dog chocolate. The dog thought the whole thing was hilarious.
The horse who pretended to be a different horse because he was of a clownish nature and decided it would be fun to connect with me instead of allowing his half-brother to have the session. This guy fooled me!! But only the first time. The second time, I caught him right away. He laughed and laughed about this.
The cat who made up silly answers to questions and gave everyone in the AC practice group completely different answers to most of the questions. When everyone compared notes, it was clear that he was having a laugh. This was a valuable lesson because it raised everyone's consciousness to the notion that animals can and sometimes do lie.
So it's wise to use your personal "truth testing" system when speaking with animals. I always assume at the start that the animal with whom I'm speaking will answer truthfully, but when a response doesn't "feel" right to me, I check further by asking more questions and by consulting with the animal's human companion.