And given the comments and emails I got after my recent animal communication post, it seems a lot of you wish you could hear what they’re saying to you.
Well I’ve got news for you: You can!
It’s a natural ability, and all it takes is a little coaching and for you to begin to experiment with it.
So I thought I’d give you a few pointers about how to receive messages and let you try your hand at it right now.
A Practice Session with Ollie
Our sweet yellow lab, Ollie, has agreed to talk with you today. (He’s not talked with strangers like this before and thinks it might be interesting.)
Believe it or not, it’s easier to get unbiased impressions of an animal you don’t know personally than one you do, so this is a good way to start out.
I’m going to give you one question to ask him; one that we can verify which is important when you’re learning.
You can leave your impressions in the comments (or email them to me if you prefer).
If you get any additional impressions, even if you don’t know how to interpret them, leave those too.
I’ll reply to each comment (or email) with individualized feedback on your impressions, much like I did for the example online practice sessions I showed you here.
So you’re essentially getting a free lab class. (Agh! Excuse the pun.)
[Note: My replies are on a special feedback page so you won't inadvertently see the answer to the question before you do the exercise. Do NOT go to that page until after you've done your session and commented with your impressions. The link to it is toward the bottom of this post.]
Ready to have some fun? Good! Let’s get to it!
A Step-by-Step Animal Communication Session
Go somewhere you won’t be disturbed. You might want to have something to jot down some notes with, or have an audio recorder handy.
1. Calm yourself. Use any technique you normally use. This doesn’t have to be extreme; just so you can focus calmly.
2. Look at his photo. Look him in the eye and softly examine him — but not with your intellect; with your heart. You’ll likely get a few impressions right off the bat. Make a note of them.
3. Say hi. See if you can feel a connection.
4. See if he feels available to talk for a minute. Just like a person, if an animal is intently involved in something, he won’t be too communicative.
If yes, proceed. If no, try later.
5. Ask if he’ll talk to you.
If yes, proceed. If no, try later.
6. Ask the question.
Here’s the question for Ollie:
What do you get immediately after dinner every night?
If you want to make sure you’re getting through to him, you can ask with an image. Picture him just finishing whatever’s in his dog bowl (in the kitchen) and then looking at me.
You can prompt for details too if you’d like, e.g. Do you like it? How do you feel when you get it?
7. Pay attention to everything.
You probably already know that your first impression is important. Always note it. Often, that’s all you need.
If you don’t get an impression or if you get one that’s weak or “iffy”, you can specifically ask him to give you sensual information (e.g. What does it look like? What does it smell like? If it’s an activity, what do you see or how does your body feel?)
You can also probe for other details (e.g. Is it a thing? Something he plays with? Does he eat it? Is it an activity? Is it a job?)
And a simple yet effective technique that’s a good foundation for any intuitive work is to run through your senses one by one and see what you get.
You may “hear” a word or phrase describing the object or activity. This is common with animal communication.
Or you may hear him getting the thing or hear what someone in the vicinity would hear.
Watch for any visual impressions. You may sense a shape, a color, or maybe some thing(s) you recognize. You may see what he does once he gets the object or activity.
If you see something that’s unique to you, then it’s likely that it’s symbolic, so see if you can get a feel for what it might mean. If it’s something common or something new to you, then it’s probably a literal answer.
c. Smell or Taste
Physically breath in and see if there’s a scent in your “mind’s nose”.
Move your tongue around in your mouth while still in touch with him and see if any tastes come to mind.
Sometimes, you really will smell or taste things. It will seem like you’re experiencing it with your normal sense (vs. 6th-sense).
The best way to do this is ask him to relay how it feels to him. If an object, how does it feel in his mouth right after he takes it, or in his paws or near him afterward? If it’s an activity, what does it feel like as he does it?
You can also just see if you get a sense of how it would feel to you. If an object, imagine it in your hands. Soft? Fuzzy? Hard? If an activity, what does it feel like? A breeze? Is it wet?
It helps to run through questions like this, especially if you’re new.
Accept the impressions you get and make a note of all of them.
8. Now say thank-you and goodbye … and then disconnect. You can do this by seeing the connection between you as something visual, and then just watch it come apart as you both go your own way.
You’ve done it! So, how did it go for you? What answer(s) did you get?
Whenever you do this kind of thing, it’s helpful to tell someone what you got. It acts as an acknowledgement to your subconscious that you pay attention and value your subtle senses.
If nothing else, make a written note of the session for yourself. Keeping an “intuition journal” can be helpful for you to begin to see proof in black and white that you are indeed intuitive.
In this case, of course, give us the scoop!
So now, leave your impressions and notes about your conversation with Ollie today. I’m eager to hear what you got and to give you feedback. After you leave your comments below, you can go to this special feedback page for the answer and a little while later for your individualized feedback.
And if you like this kind of thing, we can do more in the future. Be sure to let me know.
Thanks for playing! (And Ollie says Woof! )
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I almost forgot to say that I now offer animal communication services, and the low introductory rate is still in effect for a little while longer.
Thanks to Lindsay at The Daily Awe (and her sweet dog, Chester), who helped me experiment with how to structure the sessions. She wrote an article about the experience today. Do your session with Ollie, then go check it out!
And while I’m at it, thanks to Angela at Powered by Intuition too for suggesting a practice session here. I’ve modified her idea a bit but still: thanks, Angela! And go check out her blog too, she writes super-useful articles!
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