Growing up on a dairy farm in New England, "hearing" animals was part of daily life. Their communication was never anything complicated, but in truth, offered a real glimpse into their world. Topics included health, food, and social interaction.
People often ask "So, you've just always been able to talk to animals?" and in essence, the answer is yes. But fine-tuning the art of animal translation took deliberate intention, lots of practice, and a very open mind. The truth is, anyone can learn the skill of animal communication. For some, talking with animals is naturally with in themselves. For others, it is like learning a new language- not much different from Spanish or French.
The process of communicating with animals begins with quieting the mind and centering within the heart. The animal doesn't have to be present, but a photo is helpful to the process. After energetically protecting yourself, intentionally extend your heart center to the animal, inviting communication. Throughout this process, you are aligning your energetic frequency with that of the animal you're communicating with.
Begin by asking a simple question, such as "what is your favorite toy?", and then wait for the answer. The challenge is to be open to what information comes in, and to not get impatient. You may receive the answer as a picture, a word, or simply, just as a color. Depending on your abilities, you may also receive the smell that comes with the question. The later might be peanut butter in a Kong, for example.
When we ask questions and communicate with an animal, the method can be done intuitively through the mind, or verbally, through the voice. With your energetic frequency aligned with that of the animal, the information flows just as if you were having a conversation with a friend.
There are a few unique features of the way that animals communicate: they are very blunt in their answers, and live very much in the moment. Animals don't associate with dates from the past, for example. Most importantly, our furry friends don't have the human ability to tell un-truth, or to lie. Lying is a uniquely human quality.
If you're serious about learning animal communication or improving your existing skills, there is one thing that can make all the difference in the world. Do you know what that thing is?
Jen Ortman, owner of Holistipet (LLC) is a Professional Animal Communicator, Animal Reiki Master Teacher, author, and speaker.