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Communicating Telepathically with Animals
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Step One, A Beginning
The first step in communicating with Animals actually has very little to do with the Animals you're going to speak (and listen) to. It's a basic step that will bring things back into perspective and must be truly MASTERED before moving on to Step Two. Many of the Animal Communicators that I've spoken to, authors on this subject, and audiotapes I've listened to, put a lot of emphasis on it. In my own experience, it's invaluable and I was unable to get consistent results with communication until after I got a good handle on it. When we are young, we imagine things in our play. We "see" things that adults don't see. We speak to Animals, Plants, and Invisible Friends... Everything is open and has magnificent color. As we get older, societies' acceptable boundaries teach us that seeing things others can't see is bad. The first step is to remember how to see things others can't. It's commonly called "Visualization." :) Most of us have trouble with Visualization and you'll immediately want to stop this lesson. Please, don't. Visualization is only difficult because you've been sculpted to do what's acceptable to others. Now, it's time to remember the reality of your childhood and begin again seeing it, though practice. You did it for years when you were a child... It's not hard, but, as an adult, it does take some conscious thought and effort. Those parts of your brain haven't worked at this since you were 5! It'll take a little time to work those muscles back into full swing. First, go to a quiet spot. Make sure you're comfortable there and you won't be distracted. Once you have this step mastered, you won't have to segregate yourself off from the world to do it - it'll come back naturally because you've remembered how to do it. But for now, you'll have to devote your whole concentration on it. Next, get comfortable. Make sure your clothes aren't too tight. Check your body for any needs it may have - hunger, relief, aches - anything that may distract you from your intention to do some visualization work. Take care of those things now. If you opt to leave them and get right to work, you'll find that you can't concentrate as you'd like to and won't achieve the success that you're looking for. Take off your shoes and socks. Find a comfortable sitting position and test different positions before you just accept the first one. You may want to try sitting up against the wall for support, or cross-legged. Sit on the floor or on a chair. Test out your environment and make your body comfortable in it. Now that you're settled in a comfortable quiet spot with all of your body's needs attended to, you're ready to start on your path to communicate with your Animal Friends. Begin looking around your room. Select one item in the room and try to remember everything you can about it. It can be a small item in the room, like a

wheel on your desk chair. Or, it can be a large item, like the whole chair! What texture does the item have? What color is it? Now narrow down the color a little more. And a little more, so you have the exact color in your mind. Does it give off heat? What is it made from? Does it reflect light or consume it? K - got it firmly in your mind? Now, close your eyes and see if you can reconstruct it. If you have asked enough questions and really examined the object, you should be able to see it in your mind. You may struggle with seeing it at first and that's ok. Don't worry. Just open your eyes again and look at the object. When you can see the object in your mind, in full detail, you're ready to move on to larger objects. Your goal is to be able to reconstruct the entire room with that kind of detail. That just takes practice. Links: /index.htm Assignment: Journaling. Keep a small journal of your experiences and jot down your progress with this visualization strengthener: Begin looking around your room. Select one item in the room and try to remember everything you can about it. It can be a small item in the room, like a wheel on your desk chair. Or, it can be a large item, like the whole chair! What texture does the item have? What color is it? Now narrow down the color a little more. And a little more, so you have the exact color in your mind. Does it give off heat? What is it made from? Does it reflect light or consume it? K - got it firmly in your mind? Now, close your eyes and see if you can reconstruct it. If you have asked enough questions and really examined the object, you should be able to see it in your mind. You may struggle with seeing it at first and that's ok. Don't worry. Just open your eyes again and look at the object. When you can see the object in your mind, in full detail, you're ready to move on to larger objects. Your goal is to be able to reconstruct the entire room with that kind of detail. Do this visualization strengthening technique for the next week and share your first journal entry and your last journal entry, along with your feelings of the difference.

Step Two, Imagination
We should talk a little about imagination right now, before continuing on to the next step in this process. Imagination is often regarded as a thing of fancy and frivolity in our society today. It's discouraged in children after they reach a certain age, where they should "act their age." At that age, stories start to loose their life and we begin to disbelieve things we’ve been doing for years. We begin programming ourselves that things we can’t see, like monsters under the bed and fairies, are “just our imagination,” and we start scoffing at ourselves. Eventually, even those things we did for all those years loose the value and fall into a state of disrepair until we “just can’t imagine” that which we already did. Imagination, according to, is the "formation of a mental image of something that is neither perceived as real nor present to the senses. The mental image formed in the mind. A plan or scheme. The ability to confront or deal with reality by using the creative power of the mind; resourcefulness." It is also defined as "An unrealistic idea or notion, a fancy." Let's not dwell on the latter definition, though, and choose to think about the first definition portion. It is imagination that enables us to think through a process and form possible endings for each scenario. Without imagination, we would be unable to conceive of any new ideas because we'd lack the basics to visualize and conceive of things that currently do not exist in the physical plane. Imagination is as simple as thinking about throwing a ball for your dog before you do it and as complex as letting you plan out your garden and see it in full bloom before you even plant your first seed. Sir Francis Bacon sums up imagination this way: "Imagination is of three kinds: joined with belief of that which is to come; joined with memory of that which is past; and of things present, or as if they were present." There is much power and leverage in imagination. When you think of Communication, it is often in the context of verbally sharing knowledge. We are a very verbal race, with many dialects to each of our many languages. It is intricate and often can be misunderstood by those who are newly learning the language and dialect. We hear the sounds another person makes, then we access our wonderful internal dictionary and it produces the mental pictures so we can understand what the other is saying. It takes a long time to get an accurate picture from one mind to another mind, using the verbal approach. Again looking at the dictionary, Communication is defined as, “The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information…” It also defines it more broadly as, “Something communicated; a message.” And, just as importantly, it defines it in Biology as, “The transfer of information from one molecule, cell, or organism to another, as by chemical or electrical signals or by behaviors.” These definitions gives us the basis that Communication is not limited to the verbal method we’re used to as adults.

Now, let’s take a look at one other word, Telepathy. Often, telepathy and imagination go hand in hand and they are equally relegated a fanciful definition. This is the common thought of the two words and the definition most often pulled from our mental dictionary. However, when we take the time to look this word up, we find that it actually means: “The sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation.” Even the Encyclopedia Britannica states that telepathy is “direct transference of thought from one person (sender or agent) to another (receiver or percipient) without using the usual sensory channels of communication, hence a form of extrasensory perception (ESP).” Telepathic Communication, therefore, simply means sympathetic distances messages. Messages can come in many forms, and often will. They can be something you hear, feel, smell, taste, see, or it could be any combination of any of those, amazingly enough! Now that we’ve some definitions that may help us, let’s use our imagination – our creative power of the mind – and form some mental images. Before we begin doing this, I’d like you to recall a time when you just moved into your own personal space. Probably, you went into the empty room and looked around. Then you thought of the things you wanted to bring into it. More than likely, you began with the larger items and placed them, mentally with the creative power of your mind, in certain places. Then you imagined the smaller items in the room an dhow the flow of the room might feel. Next, you moved on to imagining the decorations and the personality of the room. When you had the plan in mind, you started moving your things in. Go to your quiet space now, as you created and stayed in for Step One, and go through Step One. Make sure you have all your needs attended to. Now, with the example of the room in mind, think of a small object, like a ball or a cube and imagine it a few feet out in front of you and say the name of the object out loud. It can be on the floor or floating in the air, your choice - your imagination. :) Got it? Now bring your room into focus, in your mind with your eyes closed, and imagine the object sitting on a piece of furniture. Say out loud that you've put that object there. "The ball is on the desk." Put the object on the floor, in a corner next to the ceiling, on the curtain, inside another object. Each time you imagine the object somewhere, say out loud where you're putting the object. "The ball is on the door frame. The ball is balanced on that little hump in my carpet. The ball is balanced on the end of my finger." Now it’s time to stop and practice Steps One and Two in order until you feel you’ve mastered this part. It may take you just moments to master it, as you've had lots of practice before, or it may not happen at all the first few times you do it. If you're one who has trouble with this part, don't worry. It will come to you the more you practice. The words you speak as you put the object in different places tells your mind that you are ready to imagine that object there. Now, put the object somewhere, but

don't say out loud where you are going to put it. Continue to practice moving the object from one place to another in this fashion until you are confident that you can do it every time. This part of Animal Communicating doesn't seem like much of anything to be concerned about, but your efforts will be rewarded in the future as you enjoy communicating with your own Animals and other people's Animals. Continue to practice it daily for the best results! Links: Dog Telepathy in the news: Whale telepathy in the news: Scientific Investigations of Telepathy: Assignment: Explain, in your own words, the meaning of the following words: Telepathy Communication Imagination

Step Three, Inner Tuning
Now that you’ve mastered the technique of visualization, you’re ready to move on and look at a subject most people find difficult being honest with themselves about. It’s particularly important that you examine your inner-most thoughts and feelings you have toward your Animal Friends. Do you view them as just a “dumb animal” or other form of negative viewpoint? Have you been trained in the past that they won’t get to heaven and have no souls? Do you take as much care in their food as you do your own? Questions like these will reveal your true feelings about Animals to yourself. You needn’t share with anyone else. If you have some things in your past that may be blocks to Communication, just become aware of them at this time and promise to examine where they came from so you may determine if you *really* believe them or if they were something someone else told you to bring into your belief system. Animals are another soul in a different form. There really is no difference at the Spiritual level (other than most Animals are more aware than Humans!). The soul is the same, but they chose to be born into this plane as an Animal for a specific reason - perhaps specifically to help you learn to communicate with them! Just as Humans need to know that they are respected before they will respect another Human, Animals require the same thing. When you encounter another Human who does not respect you for some reason, you are instinctively aware of it. You simply KNOW that you must deal with this person differently. You may not know why on a conscious level, but you KNOW it must be this way. You may even find your attitude toward the person slowly dwindle until you arrive at a point that you no longer want to be around that person. Animals will respond in similar fashion. The key to removing the barrier to true telepathic communication between species, is to first examine the deep beliefs you hold about the other species and either reject them or add them to your conscious list of beliefs. Remember that your Animal friends have been communicating telepathically for their whole lives and they will know your true intentions behind your words. That’s the main reason Animals can spot a person who is not telling the truth. The person’s intentions are not kindly, even though their words may be. That’s a lot to digest and takes some time to adjust your own inner-tuning to this new way of thinking. Take some time to think on this concept before proceeding with this Step. Mull it over in your mind, perhaps do some research, to help yourself become comfortable with it. Make it your own and not just something you’re reading right now. Knowledge is great, but without application, it will never become wisdom nor will it ever become useful to yourself or others. You may need simply to just read and practice the entire Animal Communication set of Steps before the ideas presented become your own. Or, it may be so natural for you that the Steps are only a guide and nothing more. You may even need to read and practice the Steps several times before they are yours. All the different ways you may learn it are all just fine. Be patient with yourself. You’re

trying to undo years of training and learning. It will take a little bit to undo it. :) Whatever it takes, I guarantee that your life will become more whole – some of the things you have felt were missing will be answered and filled - and you will experience a joy, deep in your soul, long forgotten from the years you were a child. For this week, continue to practice Steps One and Two, in order. In the next lesson, we'll begin looking at delivering your message to your Animal Friend Links: Scientific Evidence of Telepathy : Study into near-death experiences supports theory of a 'sixth sense': Pet Truths: Assignment: Describe how you view Animals.

Step Four, Sending the Message
You should know something that may come as a shock to you: Communicating with Animals is something you do already. Have you ever just looked at your Animal Companion and suddenly felt the urge to go check their water or food? How about if He or She comes into the room and you “instinctively” know that your Friend needs outside to relieve themselves? Or, you find that you’re working late and you have a terrible feeling of guilt about the fact that you’re not going to be home in time for that one-on-one time your Friend looks forward to every night. Each of these scenarios is a small package of communication coming through to you from your Animal Buddy. Communication from your Animal Friends is a little voice that doesn’t belong to you but sounds remarkably similar to your own conscience speaking. It’s the voice you use when you read in your mind – probably the way you are right now. When your conscience speaks to you, it’s familiar and in your own “voice.” It FEELS like the thought belongs to you. When someone else speaks to you on a telepathic level, be it Animal, Human, Deity, or Plant, you can hear it in much the same fashion. The “voice” sounds a little different, though. If you are paying attention to the telepathic communication, you will be able to differentiate between someone else speaking and your own Higher Self (commonly called conscience) speaking. Their “voice” may be a tone higher or lower, or more nasally, or it may be far faster than your own voice. As you read this lesson, say these words in your mind and pay close attention to how your own “voice” sounds to you. Get your own pitch, tone, octave, and general “sound” firmly in your mind, so you know when another’s voice is coming across to you. As we continue in Step Four, KNOW that you can do this already. You’ve been doing it all along, but it’s not been in your conscious mind until this point. It’s simply a matter of remembering how to do it and getting those mental muscles back into shape. Your body knows how and your Animals know how to. Each will assist you as you retrain your mind to open yourself to Telepathic Communication once again. Go back to your quiet space, where you’ve practiced Steps One and Two. This time, however, bring your Animal Friend along for the experience. Your Animal Buddy will be looking forward to when you can have rich, deep conversations and will be anxious to help you out as much as possible. Make sure you’ve come back to center and quieted your mind. Now go through Steps One and Two, in order (being certain to attend to your Animal Companion’s needs as you do your own), with your Animal Friend in the room with you. You may find that He or She will look at where you’ve sent the object, or your Companion may simply lay down to nap. Now, be sure to get your Friend’s attention and explain to them (as you would a friend dressed up in a costume for Hallowe’en) that you would like their assistance in helping you to learn to Communicate better with them. They

understand English, or whatever language you speak. They learned it as a child would – by watching you say the word, then associating it with the action you took next. Once you’ve explained to them that you want to Communicate telepathically with them, they generally become very excited about the experience and will do all they can to assist you. Next, go through the exercise in Step One and quiet your mind. At the end of Step One, rest a moment, then proceed through Step Two. Now, project the object to your Animal Friend. It doesn’t matter where at. Just see that it arrives on your Buddy’s body. Now, we’re ready to try the first Telepathic Communication with them. Simply say, “Hello,” directed the word mentally to your Animal Friend, and imagine – with the creative power of your mind – that your Friend answered you back. You may actually hear Him or Her, you may simply feel a warmth suddenly, you may get a flash of your Animal Friend smiling at you with a human face, a wave, a wag of their tail… Or. You may not get anything at all right now. Don’t fret if you didn’t get anything. You simply need to practice. :) It’s amazing what a simple “Hello” will do. A greeting like Hello opens the stage for further communication and brings the presence of the other into your foremost conscience. It’s the act of paying attention to another and recognizing they are important. Your simple greeting told your Animal Companion that He or She is important to you and worthy of your attention and love. That small step established the beginnings of mutual respect and a more harmonious balance between yourself and your Friend. Over the course of the next week, practice all the steps in order. Be sure to listen for answers your Animal Buddy may have for you. You may even get a Communication while you’re at work or on some other errand. Don’t ignore it! This means that your practice is paying off and you’re finally aware that your Friend, while appearing to sleep, is actually Astral Traveling to be with you during your day! Links: A Personal Interview with Carol Gurney What is Telepathic Communications and How does it work? ml What is your Pet really thinking? - Assignment: Comment on the differences you’ve in yourself and your interactions with your Animal Friend that you’ve observed over the last week of practicing this Step. You might ask yourself things like: Did you hear or feel your Animal Friend say hello back during this past week?

Did you become more aware of how your Animal Buddy is an integral part of your daily life? Perhaps you’ve found that you are you more appreciative of His or Her friendly licks and personality nuances.

Step Five, Receiving the Message
After the last week of practice, you should be certain you are able to get the simple message of a greeting to your Animal Friend. You may or may not have had a reply and either way is just fine. You should have a respect for your Animal Companion that you previously weren’t aware of. You should now be noticing when your Friend is watching you, hoping that you will get His or Her communication. During the past month, you should discover that your time spent with your Animal has blossomed into something you look forward to, instead of something taken for granted. All of these new outlooks on your relationship with your Animal Buddy will increase the willingness He or She has when helping you learn to reopen your abilities to Telepathically Communicate with them and when they are communicating with you in the future. We have two games that we’re going to do in this lesson. For one, you will need another human and a ball or small soft object you can throw between the two of you. For the other game, you’ll need a piece of paper and a pen, your Animal Companion, and your sense of adventure and openness. The first game is a game you’ve probably seen before. It’s just the ordinary game of “Catch.” Ask your friend to stand a few feet away from you and toss the ball to them. Then ask them to toss the ball back to you. This is a normal game of catch, right? Now, when you toss the ball back to your friend, begin to notice the position your body goes into. It’s in “send” stance, isn’t it? You’re leaning forward and your arm is extended. Both of those signals are cues for your mind to “send” the object away from you. When your friend tosses the ball back to you, again notice how your body reacts. You’ve got your hands open and extended and, as the ball enters your hands, they grasp the ball and bring it close into your body. That’s “receive” mode. Your mind automatically does the same thing when sending and receiving messages. When you’re sending, your mind is “pushing” the message away from you, toward your intended destination. When you’re receiving the message, your mind should be open and awaiting so it can grasp the message and bring it in, toward the messages’ intended destination – You. Got the gist of that? Now, let’s begin the next game. I call it the “I Wonder Game.” In this step of the process, we will start to look past the greeting and begin to wonder what your Animal Friend is thinking. Get your piece of paper and a pen or pencil and sit in your quiet place. Go through each of the steps we’ve already gone through to quiet your mind and signal to it that you’re ready to continue learning how to Telepathically Communicate. Make sure your Animal Friend is in the room with you and request that He or She help you with this. Explain the game to them

verbally and ask them if they understand. You may get an answer from them, or they may simply sit down and get ready for it, showing you they are ready. On your paper, write a question that you have for your Friend. Leave enough space for an answer, then mentally bundle that question up and send it to your Animal Friend’s body, just as you did the ball or cube from Step Two and the ball you threw in Catch. Now, put your mind in receive mode and write the first thing that comes into your mind. You should find that it’s an answer to your question. Questions you might have for your Animal Companion are: What do you like to do during the day while I’m at work? What is your favorite food? Do you like your sleeping arrangements? What do you like about the things we do together? Is there anything you’d like to tell me? Try a few other questions and have fun! When you’re finished with the game, be sure to thank your Animal Buddy for their assistance and go get a snack. Some people find they can do this only for a short amount of time the first few times they try it. They get quite fatigued with effort and strain. If you find that you’re tired or that your Animal Friend is showing signs of wanting the game to end, set it all aside for a while and take a break. Remember to be kind to yourself and your Friend, in your eagerness to learn! Links: Animal Talk Stories - Penelope Smith’s site of Wonderful Resources - What is Animal Communication? - Bonnie Norton - Assignment: Please share with the class in the forums area what your results of this game were. Write out your questions and the answers you got back. Poll: Do you think the I Wonder Game worked for you? Email and let me know...

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