Fear of not hearing anything from an animal when you try to communicate is a powerful force. It's enough to stop many people from even trying animal communication in the first place. Because, not hearing anything means you failed — while others are succeeding — at something very important to you. Maybe you're broken and there's no hope!
You're not broken. You just haven't found the right method for you. Here's an easy one to try next time you're stuck and are hearing no responses from an animal. Let's call it Emotion Sampling.
Let's say you ask a dog, "How are you today?" and you hear nothing in response. Don't give up. Instead, re-focus on the dog. Then rather than asking the dog questions, ask him answers. And imagine which answer he would choose based on how it feels to him. Here's an example:
Instead of "How are you today?" ask "Do you feel happy?" While you are asking it, put yourself in the dog's place and imagine what he would say. Feel the emotion of his answer. Did he resonate with that question-answer? Does he feel happy, excited, or positive to you?
If you don't feel the emotion of happiness or just get a neutral feeling, keep asking question-answers until something feels right.
"Do you feel sad?"
"Do you feel energetic?"
"Do you feel pain?"
"Do you feel tired?"
"Do you feel excited?"
When that "right" question-answer comes along, you'll feel a spike in emotion from the dog or it will just feel like the dog resonates with that question-answer, or simply that it's true.
It's a similar concept as when you visit a bakery or ice cream shop and begin browsing all the selections, searching for the one that sounds good to you that day. When you come across a winner, you will feel excited. If you come across one you know you dislike or that just sounds bad to you, you will have a different emotional response. That's what you are trying to pick up on with the animals when asking emotional question-answers.
Here's another example of how I used this technique recently. I was speaking with a donkey who has some health issues and pain. I wanted to know what would help her feel better. I wasn't getting a clear answer from her. So I tried to offer her options to see how any of them felt to her. With each suggestion, I envisioned her receiving the treatment and then paid attention to how that would feel to her.
Chiropractic? No. (cringes at the pain).
Acupressure? A little helpful.
Energy work? Yes! While the other options elicited a flat response, this one felt warm and comforting to her.
Try it on Yourself
If you're having trouble envisioning how you would tap into the animal's emotion, think about how this would work on you. Ask yourself the same kinds of questions and note your emotional response to each. Do you see how you can gauge which question-answer is best for you based on your most positive emotional response? It works the same way when you do this with an animal.
Using Emotion Sampling might take a little longer, but it goes right to the source of how animal communication works best: through your emotions.
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