A telepathic "knowing" was enough.
Many years ago, my horse friend, Echo, was staying at a barn about 10 minutes away from where I lived.
It was a hot summer Sunday, and while visiting her that morning, I had given her some deworming medicine, a brand I had never used before.
The day was lovely, and I fell asleep outside in a comfortable chair under some trees.
Suddenly, I popped up, wide awake. "Something is wrong at the barn," I thought to myself.
I just knew I had to go there immediately.
Upon arriving, I found Echo in her stall looking very uncomfortable. She wasn't eating her hay and if horses could vomit, she probably would have, but horse's aren't designed that way.
I stayed with her for several hours, doing some gentle energy work with her. Finally she relaxed and began eating. I knew then that she would be fine.
Because I received her message telepathically and responded immediately, I had probably saved her from having colic on a day when no one else would have been around for many hours to help her.
Since horses can die from colic, I considered us both very "lucky." It was a few years later that I finally realized that I was truly communicating telepathically with Echo.
What would we do without telepathic communication with animals?
Those of us who have been communicating telepathically since childhood may have convinced ourselves as we grew up that we were imagining these conversations.
Some of us buried our abilities, hid them away, and forgot how to use them.
Others, like myself, kept using them, but then would quickly compartmentalize them or label them as intuition or some bizzare coincidence.
Today, I can no longer even imagine not being able to communicate telepathically with my own animals. It is a part of my daily life and I've come to take it for granted.
Of course, I also communicate telepathically for clients as well. I find it very satisfying to hear (or know or feel or sense or intuit) what an animal is thinking about, or feeling, or wanting their person to understand.
You, too, can expand your telepathic abilities with animals.
I encourage you to make it your intention to keep practicing. The old adage, "use it or lose it" really does apply to this as to any skill.
Here are few tips on expanding your abilities:
- Just start having conversations every day about something. They don't have to be long conversations. You just have to do it until it becomes automatic - a habit.
- Tell your animals you want to practice speaking telepathically with them. One or more of them will probably volunteer to help you. Just ask them!
- Always acknowledge what an animal says, and if s/he makes a request, do your best to grant it and then follow through.
- BE PLAYFUL! If you're too serious, you may block out the funny little quips and "smart ass" comments some animals love to make.
- Expand your telepathic horizons. When you're outside and you see a wild animal or even if you see one through a window, take a moment to say, "Hello" and notice the response. If you get one, identify yourself. If not, that's OK, too.
The more you speak
telepathically with animals,
the more your abilities will expand.
As you've seen, even a "knowing" can make a vital difference, especially if you pay attention to it, follow through, and give yourself acknowledgment for doing so.
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Have You Ever Merged with a Squirrel?
Well, I did, and ...
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
I was immediately dizzy.
It felt like my head was spinning.
I had to pull back from the merge.
I had to sit down in a chair.
After grounding myself and regaining my balance, I asked the squirrel what it had felt.
The squirrel said it was fine ... just a little confused because I was so much slower than it was.
And that was the key.
We think that animals live at the same speed we do.
We know that many have shorter lifetimes than humans.
Maybe animals EXPERIENCE their lifetimes as just as long or just as short as ours feel to us?
Perhaps squirrels and other animals live at a faster vibrational frequency than most humans, or at least than I do.
Today, I've been reading a blog post by David Wilcock in which he explores how animals and humans perceive different speeds of flashing lights.
The speed at which something is shown to you can register in your mind without you "seeing" it with your eyes. In this way, you can be "programmed" because the images and words are reaching directly into your subconscious mind. This is called "subliminal messaging."
The thing about subliminal messages is that your Conscious mind doesn't know they are there and that you're being influenced by them.
Physicists tell us that everything is in wave form until Consciousness perceives it. At that instant, the wave becomes a particle and appears to have form.
So what you perceive isn't there until you look at it.
Which means that the universe and all that we perceive is really flashing in and out of our perceptual range all the time.
Maybe squirrels see the universe differently because they are seeing things we can't see? After all, dogs and elephants hear sounds we can't hear, right?
Are you feeling "squirrely" yet?
If you're practicing your animal communication by merging with animals, you might bring this up for discussion.
How does the animal with whom you're merging experience your rate of vibration compared to their own?
Please share you experiences by commenting on this post.
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