Over the years, many people have asked me how I got started talking to animals. Did I just know I could communicate with them? Or, did it come to me in some beautiful white vision after I got clunked on the head? The truth of the matter is, I don’t really know how it all got started. As a child growing up on a farm in Minnesota, I always felt a deep affinity for all of the animals……but I never had conversations with them. Sometimes when I looked at the dogs and cats, I could feel a special relationship to them…..but again, I thought everyone felt this way. It wasn’t until years later after my children were grown and I found myself at odds with my life because of a disability, that I decided to look more seriously into what talking to animals was all about. So I took my first class with Asia Voight and I was hooked. I knew then that the “special relationship” I had with animals was a bit more than just a deep affinity for them…….it was an open, direct connection to their minds and souls that allowed me to actually find out what they were thinking. And wow! Were they thinking….and feeling and questioning!
Thus began my life as an animal communicator. And it’s been a good one. Talking to animals has opened my eyes to a whole other world out there. It’s helped me to see that while we view our pets as our companions and friends, they also see us as their “significant others.” They feel love, affection, sorrow, pain and a lot of other emotions that we never thought possible. But then most of us never asked them! And now we are…….
The best way to get started in Animal Communication is to look at yourself….your personality, your talents, your ability to connect with humans and empathize with them and your willingness to do self-reflection. If you’re the type of person who sees someone in pain and rather than ask them if you can lend a hand……you stay as far away from them as you can so none of their bad luck will rub off on you…..then you probably would not do well with talking to animals. But, if your first inclination is to reach out to someone who is hurting and offer assistance or a shoulder to cry on or an ear to bend…….then listening to animals might be right up your alley. You have the ability to make a connection, to empathize and offer unconditional support.
It’s also beneficial if you have a good intuition. To be able to “intuit” what a person is feeling by the look on their face or the sound of their voice means that you tend to look beyond the obvious and let your “gut” speak. I don’t mean ESP (extrasensory perception)…..I mean a “feeling” in the pit of your stomach or a “tingling” in your brain that tells you something is amiss. It’s really important to separate what is true and what is not. In other words, are you imagining or creating a scenario that benefits you and makes you look good…..or are you really “intuiting” something in another person that is actually happening? In order to understand the difference between the two, you need to be able to do a lot a self reflection……a lot. It takes practice to be able to look at yourself positively yet critically. You need to know what kind of person you are when it comes to “delving” into someone else’s world. You also need to decide how “knowing” will affect you and what you’ll do with all that you’ve learned.
Talking with animals requires all of the same abilities. It also requires an openness that feels like nothing you’ve ever felt before. In order to feel and understand the pet you’re talking to, you must also let them feel and understand you. If you come into a conversation with a pet trying to hide something or maybe being less than honest, they will know and may not be willing to tell you what’s on their mind. Opening your heart and your mind to any and all possibilities is necessary in order to have a spiritual connection with an animal. Otherwise you may never be sure of the truth in what you’re hearing.
Blessings to you and your furry friends.