When you talk to an animal, create a picture in your mind for everything you want to communicate. If you have a hard time “visualizing,” then just make sure you are clear and concise in what you are saying.

You want to tell the animal what you want rather than what you do not want. For instance, if your animal is afraid of something, you want to tell them “Be brave,” and imagine what that looks like, rather than telling them “Don’t be scared,” while having an image in your mind of them acting fearful.

Laura Stinchfield

There is a difference between talking to an animal and talking at an animal. Talking to an animal, you are directing your energy to them and opening yourself up to receive information back, whether psychically, through forms of telepathy, or by watching their body language. Talking at an animal, the message can get diffused and scattered. It generally does not involve looking for body language response or being open for psychic impressions. You may have a sense of the difference by looking at past communications with your fellow humans.

Animals are extremely sensitive. If you put a little bit of an effort into being clear in your communications the animals will get it. It is getting it back that is a bit more difficult. You must know your own mind. Be a scientist and break down everything that you are thinking, feeling in body, and picturing in your mind at all times.

Then find out where those thoughts and feelings are coming from. Are they coming from past memories triggered by something in your environment, or are they psychic impressions coming from elsewhere?

Many empathic people pick up psychic impressions naturally, but do not know that the feelings in their bodies maybe someone else’s. For instance, you have to go to the doctor and you are not nervous at all. As soon as you walk into the waiting room, you start to feel anxious. Where is this coming from? Are you truly anxious? Are you picking up the feelings of someone in the waiting room? Or is your intuition telling you that you should not be there today?

Laura Stinchfield

Look around the waiting room. What do you notice? Where do you notice the anxiousness in your body? If you begin to look at your mind and body like a detective, animal communication will get easier because you begin to understand the way “you” think and feel, so when something outside of that happens, you are alerted to it. There becomes a clear distinction between the feeling of “you” and the feeling of “something else.”

I ask my animals now to give advice on communicating with animals. This is what they say:

Makia, my white cat, says, “Be patient with yourself. The message from the animal may not come right away. That’s okay. It may come when you let it go. Maybe you will get it when you are in the shower.”

Stormy, my Aussie, says, “Don’t rely on the animal’s eyes to tell you they are listening or speaking to you. Animals don’t always look at you when they are talking to you.”

Luca, my poodle, says, “Some animals have a hard time communicating, so if you hear nothing, they may just be thinking about what you asked them and what to say. Take a breath and continue listening.”

Searmora, my blue and gold parrot, says, “If you are having a hard time hearing your animal, ask them to say it over and over again. I say this because sometimes it helps me to hear something over and over again.”

Bean, my bunny, says, “I like it when people are slow-moving when they talk to me, and I also like it when they close their eyes. It helps me to feel more peaceful.”

Serafina, my gray cat, says, “I like people to have a little distance from me when they are talking to me. That way I can think better, and am not worried about if they are going to pick me up or not. Also I feel people should hear me by concentrating on receiving my answer in the center of their heart rather than staring at me.”

Jubilee, my young appaloosa sport horse, says, “I like it when people explain everything they are doing with me. They don’t even have to listen to what I am saying back in order for it to help me. The more often people talk to me, the easier it is to listen, and the easier it is to understand the world. I talk back, and the people who talk to me hear me. I really believe they do. I think the more one tries to communicate, the better one gets. When both animal and person are trying to communicate you naturally understand each other better.”


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