Talking with Animals: The Experiences of a Telepathic Animal Communicator
By Arlene Thompson, Ferret-World member
Your animals are talking. Are you ready to listen? At one point or another, knowing what your animal is thinking and feeling could be beneficial. It may be a trivial issue: Does he like his dog food? New toy? Blanket? Perhaps there are behavioral issues. Why is my dog afraid to ride in the car? Why does my dog growl at my new boyfriend or girlfriend? Knowing the answers to these questions would improve the quality of your animal’s life as well as yours, and most people wish they could just talk with their pets. More critically, if an animal companion becomes lost or is in pain, it is important for its people to know what to do. As an animal communicator, I’ve been asked to assist with these kinds of issues frequently.
I always caution my clients before each session: Do not ask questions if you aren’t prepared for the answer. Like children, animals are honest to a fault and may reveal all kinds of personal information, some of which you may not want to know. As their ‘voice,’ I am obligated to ”tell it like it is.” It can be quite a balancing act to find a diplomatic way to convey what I hear. For example, one client’s cat told me that her boyfriend had to go because he was mean to the cat when she wasn’t around. Another cat told his person to please cool it! He had been having litter box issues and she was worried about him, following him around all day to make sure he was okay. I am often surprised at what is revealed and how it can alter a situation.
The hardest cases of all are those concerning lost animals. Unfortunately, animal companions can’t read, so they can’t tell me that they are at Fifth & Vine, for example. They may not even know where they are. If the animal we are looking for is still alive, I can feel its heart beating and can, at least, tell its worried humans that it is still alive and keep them hopeful that it will eventually come home. Sometimes, I can’t feel them at all. Most of the time that tells me that the animal is no longer in its body. I always remind the client that animal communication is not an exact science and there is a chance that I may be wrong. Many animal communicators won’t take these cases because they can be so heartbreaking and frustrating, but I always try. Through communicating with a lost animal, I can at least reassure it that its people are looking for it and not to despair.
The most emotionally draining communications involve animals who are sick or near death. Often the clients need reassurance that they are doing the right thing by treating the pet or by letting it go peacefully. In these cases, I “ask” the animal and convey its feelings about the situation. I never give medical advice or make the decision of euthanasia for people. I try to reassure them but make it clear that it has to be their decision. Often, this knowledge gives them the information needed to make the best choice.
How the actual connection is made varies. Each communicator uses their own style of gathering information. I can only tell you how information comes to me. At best, what I ‘see’ is often like looking through a dirty window at symbols that may be important to the animal, but may mean nothing to me. I receive clues in the forms of colors, shapes, or smells, and sometimes I even experience how something tastes. I learned long ago to just blurt out whatever I see, hear, or feel. I am an empath, intuitive, and a Reiki healing touch master/teacher. I am also trained in animal companion Reiki. I employ these skills along with telepathy to help me understand what the animals need. One of the downsides of these abilities is that every time I go anywhere where there are animals–pet stores, vets’ offices, zoos–I am inundated with a cacophony of voices all vying for my attention at once, pouring out their hearts to me. Many times, their messages aren’t pleasant and can be incredibly sad. It’s often more than my heart can bear.
What I’ve told you here barely scratches the surface of the fascinating world of communicating with our animals. My ultimate goal is to teach clients how to communicate with animals so they will no longer need me to “translate” for them. Learning how to listen to our animals strengthens our bonds with them, enriches our lives as well as the animals’, and can be one of the most rewarding experiences possible. Your animals will thank you.
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