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