Ask the professionals about animal communication.
Learning animal communicators have lots of questions. This page is designed to help answer some of those queries, courtesy of experienced professional communicators (thank you!).
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If I am using a photo to connect, how do I know I am connecting to the animal in its current state rather than the energy it is portraying in the photo? (sometimes the expression and character in the photo can sway you)
— Aasha, India
I understand this can initially appear to be a potential issue that could get in the way of clear AC.
How you can know, may be akin to "knowing how to re-create a recipe with which you are unfamiliar." In that, until you become familiar with the procedure — and how it should "taste" along the way — it is difficult to know if what you are doing is "accurate."
Once practised sufficiently, the "tasting" as you proceed, becomes "second nature." Until then, it is necessary to take some extra careful steps.
Equally with AC, through practise, one becomes accustomed to tuning in so to only connect with the animal as they "are" at the time of the session. And then the energetic difference of "what the photo shows" and the animals' own current energy can more easily be sensed.
On a positive note, to assist reaching that place, there are certain "belt and braces" tactics which may be of help.
Below, are ten tactical AC suggestions, which may be implemented towards ensuring information conveyed is of current relevance:
1. Set clear intention. Clearly state or request (either aloud or mentally) that you are intending to connect with the Animal (name) as they are in their physicality today on (name the date of the session).
2. Set yourself a “Pre-session session” to help you get out of your own way. Before you settle to consciously tune-in, note your first impressions of what "appears" to you from the photo; allow yourself only first instinctive thoughts. Do this quite quickly, no pondering! Once noted, put them aside so you cannot refer to them until after your fully-tuned in- session is completed.
3. Observe the photo as you would a work of art. Prior to commencing the session, firstly enjoy viewing the photo as the creative artist you are, and simply note whatever it is that appears to you to be in front of you. Expressions, poses, colours, shapes, shadows, abstract symbolism. Set yourself just a few minutes to do this so you do not get lost in viewing and can remain fresh and present in readiness for your fully tuned-in question-asking session immediately afterwards.
4. Only make sessions when clear and calm. Ensure you only make a remote AC session when you are clear in yourself, are grounded, centred and calmly attuned. Then no matter what the photo may portray in terms of an animal's "then" expression or character, once you commence asking your questions, you will gently start to find the current energy of what the animal conveys.
5. Acknowledge the elephant (ahem!) in the room. Start your session by announcing what you firstly "see." For example, on introducing yourself and commencing your session, say out loud, or mentally: "Whilst I am making this connection with you (name of animal) today, I am viewing a photograph of you depicted as (so and so) and portraying an expression of (so and so)." Make a statement of this, and then proceed with your question template.
6. Ask the animal for confirmation. If you still find you are feeling drawn to noticing something from the photo then ask the animal directly about this. Be gentle, but specific. For example, “(Name), in the photo I am viewing of you, during this AC session, it is depicting you as (describe) and you appear to me as being (description). Would you say this is applicable to how you are feeling right now/today?"
7. Work with impartially depicted photos. Until you have a number of sessions "under your belt" and can start to recognise more easily how it feels to make a clear connection, aim to work with photos which do not primarily portray obvious character traits or expressions.
8. Request two or three photos, so you may choose the preferable photo energetically that you feel is most helpful for your focus. Once you decide on the photo you are working with, put the others away out of sight.
9. Remain open to relevance. Always remain open to the fact that whatever you are noticing or picking up on, may indeed be of relevance to the animal's current energy — no matter how long ago the photo was taken, or the circumstances it depicts, or how stereotypically a pose is portrayed. And, if you are drawn to noticing anything, it is as well to ask the animal about it.
10. If in doubt, ask the animal again, but in a different way. Much as if you were speaking with a good friend and your attention was drawn to enquiring about something of concern over again, you would likely gently mention it again, but in a slightly different way.
And, lastly, of course, once you have asked the animal about the concern, as always, thank them sincerely for each response.
When I speak with an animal, I really believe and trust that everything that I am receiving is real and not my imagination. But then I check the answers with the guardian of the animal and discover only half of them are true. What is happening? Why are half the answers wrong? Is it my imagination interfering in our conversation or was the whole conversation invented and I got half right by chance? — Susana, Spain
Where beginning ACers may go off track is during a certain left-brained "warming to their theme" scenario. It's when one grabs on to a nugget of intuited information and so-wants to be good at AC that (from either enthusiasm or ego) one momentarily stops being in alpha brain mode, and flips into beta — or, what I refer to as "debating" mode.
In doing so, an ACer can stray from the centred heart position which normally provides impartial information. In short, those extra bits of elaboration are not received from the same energetic vibration as when in clear "alpha." Effectively, by having dropped out of the intuited mind set, the ACer has momentarily moved into a creative storytelling capacity. Resultantly, a session can become off-point, intuitively inaccurate, even ramblingly so, and away from the enquiry posed.
If the detail is truly off track, this can most easily occur from:
- Inexperience in recognising the immediacy of intuited conveyances.
- Over enthusiasm: trying so hard one becomes off-centre.
- Ego of previous accomplishment of being right/or as status as an Acer.
- Undertaking a session when flustered, not centred or grounded.
- Personally identifying with the animals' response to an issue so that it colours your clarity.
- Personal issues which are over-shadowing one's thoughts from the start.
- Not practising with an open mind or having pre-fixed ideas on a behavioural issue/species.
- Broken focus during the session and inexperience or inability to re-centre.
And if so, to assist staying on track and or ascertaining accuracy, also:
- Check how you phrased the question.
- Check the time of the session in relation to the animal's activities/circumstances (particularly if remote with live animal). Certain info may be pertinent only to the session duration.
- Check if responses are applicable metaphorically.
- Learn to recognise the core of a response. Note the nitty-gritty first responses. If you have responses which you wonder if you are embellishing; stop. Take stock and if necessary ask the animal to clarify specifically on those further points.
- Avoid doing sessions back to back. You may still be in the mindset of communicating about the last session's issues.
- Treat every session as a learning curve. Yet always honour and remember that every single session deserves optimal focus.
But take heart too: Validating feedback from the animals' person on your accuracy does not always happen immediately. This may be because the full outcome of an issue has not yet panned out. Or the animal's person cannot currently recognise any metaphorical relevance to detail conveyed.
Keep an open mind towards receiving validation on everything immediately after a session.
If accuracy of feedback, generosity of detailed feedback, or validation, is not forthcoming; think of it as your "Universal validation savings bank;" you may not be drawing on the "funds" as soon as the session is done. But one day, some time down the line, on some rainy day when your morale is low and confidence temporarily dented, someone will contact you and tell you how, some little, long-ago nugget of AC information you supplied to them has changed their or their animal's life. The receipt of the validation then, will somehow have developed an energy of its own. It will hit you lovingly in the heart, filling you with a joy for which there are simply no words. It will bring a sense of completeness to you, as if a piece of a puzzle has finally been placed. You will feel re-inspired again to carry on. The "savings bank" will have paid you a dividend from all your waiting and conscientious work.
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