On the Hunt.
It was already full daylight when I saw this red fox on the prowl. Determined to find his own breakfast in my yard, he kept sniffing round and round atop the woodpile.
He even went up under the tarp, but he moved so fast, I couldn't catch that on my camera.
Fox ran from side to side, jumped down, ran around, and kept sniffing.
When I saw him go up under the tarp, I was surprised.
Hattie, formerly feral cat now in spirit, once told me that hiding in a pile of wood was a good way to be safe from predators.
When I used to do lost animal work, cats would sometimes show themselves hiding inside piles of wood, either in the woods or someone's back yard.
But this fox, totally focused on the scent his capable nose was eagerly following, was undeterred by the woodpile.
Was he just surveying the situation from another angle?
Or was he being "foxy?"
By moving away as though he had given up, he allowed his prey to think he might have gone.
With hawk-like precision, with nose fully active, he waited expectantly for the prey to make a break for it.
And a grey squirrel did emerge from the other side of the pile and run up a tree to safety.
Not at all deterred by this, the fox continued to check out the woodpile.
Because he was so focused on his hunt, I didn't try to speak to the fox until after he left, using these photos as a way to connect. But he was still hungry and still focused on breakfast, and didn't have any interest in speaking with me.
Meanwhile, I used his presence to educate my two young cats, Starlight and Melissa. I made sure they were looking out the window while the hunt went on and explained that they could each be a substantial breakfast for this or any other fox.
Both young cats were fascinated by him.
STARLIGHT: I get it. I don't want to go out there while the fox is around. But I'll have to get his scent to really identify him.
MELISSA: He's beautiful, but I'll bet he can't catch me. I can jump higher than he can.
My own dog snubbed me — again! In fact, it was the fourth or fifth time since I started down the path of learning animal communication a year earlier that Gingersnap left the room just as I was trying to telepath or practice some energy work with her. As she was my original motivation for wanting to learn this skill, this turn of events was disappointing.
How could it be? How could I be failing at something I put so much into? I had the drive, the desire, the enthusiasm, the love, the intention.
And it turns out, that was the problem!
The revelation came just a few moments later when I reported this latest incident to my psychic wife, who immediately had a little chat with our furry girl. Turns out, Ginger was afraid. Animal chakras tend to be larger and more open than ours, and so they often are much more sensitive to the energies they encounter. My excitement — my willpower — was overbearing and too much for her. Her personality, as she explained to my wife, requires a much more calm, gentle, slow approach.
And, of course, it makes perfect sense. Just like humans, animals are individuals and each has a different personality, tolerance, and preference. Your enthusiastic energy might be perfect for some, but off-putting to others. This disconnect could be causing some of your animal communication misfires!
How Would You Feel?
Imagine walking by someone's house and suddenly a bright, cheerful woman bursts through the front doorway and heads directly for you. "Hey! Good morning! Isn't it a GREAT day?! Are you having a wonderful walk? Do you want to come in and chat? Oh, where did you get that beautiful sweater? Do you like these flowers I planted?!" Even to an extrovert, her energy and approach may be overwhelming. You may unconsciously take a step or two back, cringe or recoil, or even run!
Successful communication is a two-way street. To blossom and flourish, both sides need to feel comfortable.
A more thoughtful approach might have been if the woman popped her head out of the doorway and gave you a friendly wave and a smile. You might wave and smile back, and feeling comfortable, add in a "good morning!" Perhaps that would open the door to a longer conversation or maybe it would be just enough to prime a future exchange — after several days of just the smiles and waves.
Just because you decide you are going to try to telepath with a particular animal doesn't mean they are ready for that, or that it's the right time, or even that your communication style and energy are right for building this bridge. A calmer, gentler, slower approach may be the perfect place to start until you understand your animal friend's comfort level.
Since my dog "taught" me this, I've noticed how true it is. In fact, as I wrote this sentence, she came and put her head right on my lap in confirmation!
Another Cat-astrophe Averted!
But I'm also thinking of my friend's very skittish cat, Hoodie, who I see every so often when my friend and I get together at his house for a weekly music jam. While the dog and even the other cat in this household love my visits and always stop by to hang out with me, Hoodie stays outdoors, runs to hide when I arrive, and rarely shows his face. He does that with everyone! Early on, I fantasized that I would use telepathy to reach this cat — to make a connection and be one of the few humans in his life who he would be comfortable with and actually want to say hi to. But even after months of trying, earnestly appealing to him using my budding animal communication skills, no luck!
Until one day I stopped trying so hard. I stopped putting out that willful energy that "I'm going to make this happen" and "If I'm just enthusiastic and friendly enough, he'll come around."
When I stopped projecting all that and just settled into my natural gentle, quiet nature, you might guess what happened. I got a long visit from him — indoors, even! And to my friend's disbelief, it wasn't the only time. Hoodie just needed a different approach to make him feel comfortable. I took the time to understand his style and it paid off.
Everything animate and inanimate — including thoughts, beings, and objects — is made of energy. Being able to sense and read it, becoming aware of the kind you are putting out there — and the kind those around you need — could be your next breakthrough in successful animal communication.
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Josh Coen is a learning animal communicator who has spent a lifetime taking the road less traveled, seeing perspectives from others' shoes, and discovering that each of us has a different path and style and what works for one person may not be right for another. He created the free animal communication practice site with that in mind: http://www.TalkToAnimals.weebly.com
"Stop Giving Confirmation
in Animal Communication!?"
"Are you serious?"
This is what I asked my I Am Presence one day when I received the guidance to stop giving confirmation to my advanced Animal Communication students.
By "advanced" I mean those who
- have been studying Animal Communication for several years,
- have taken several courses with me and/or other professionals,
- are getting mostly accurate information, and
- insist on focusing on their doubts about what they get.
My students were rather stunned.
As for me, I had to really think about this to understand why my I Am Presence was insisting on it.
Think about how you learn.
No, I'm not talking about going to school where the teacher tells you what you have to learn to "pass the test" and asks you to regurgitate the information on command.
I'm talking about LIFE, the UNIVERSE, and EVERYTHING.
How do you learn in REAL life.
You have a decision to make. You're not sure what to do, but at some point you have to make a choice.
As you inch or step forward into that choice, you begin to experience some of the consequences of the choice. In other words, the universe gives you feedback.
Of course, you're not separate from the Universe. You're I Am Presence is using the world around you to provide feedback.
So whatever you experience as a result of the step you took is your feedback.
You may find you were very accurate or were slightly off or were totally off the mark.
Whatever you discover is PERFECT because you now have the opportunity to make an adjustment the next time you move forward a step.
IF YOU CONSTANTLY
to give you confirmation,
you won't develop
I also tell my students,
Assume you're correct
until you find out otherwise.
This assumption tells the universe that you EXPECT to be correct so the universe knows what to manifest in your life.
If you believe you constantly need confirmation, that's like saying you need to be on crutches the rest of your life because you sprained your ankle a month ago. Your ankle is recovered, but just in case ....
Clinging to the crutches won't strengthen your ankle or build your confidence.
If you keep assuming that all or most of your telepathic conversations are wrong, you're sending the wrong message.
Want to guess what the universe will manifest for you in this instance?
I'm a professional Animal Communicator with over 20 years experience as a professional.
Am I always correct? Of course not.
When my communication is in error, do I beat myself up about it?
Instead, I ask for guidance to understand as much as I can about the error and then I let it go!
This is the natural way in which humans and animals learn anything.
And this is why we are told to "Practice, practice, practice."
Practice without confirmation.
OPEN your TELEPATHIC CHANNELS and USE THEM!
You can't build muscles without using them.
The same rule applies here.
Have fun with it, too. PLAY with it. That's how you'll build accuracy.