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!).
IF YOU ARE A LEARNER WITH A QUESTION relating to better understanding how animal communication works, you can submit that using the form in the sidebar. If selected, it will appear on this page, as will the professional response when answered. You can also sign up to receive automatic alerts when a question is answered. Just click the link below the submission form.
IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATOR and would like to help students with an answer, click the link "Answer this Question" at the end of the query of your choice on the right. Be sure to include your full name and website URL, as well as your photo if you wish this to be included.
How do I know if I am truly hearing, feeling, and seeing my communications with animals or if I am making it up?
— J. C., Oregon
Self-doubt is an expression of your sincerity and something to celebrate. It ensures that we ask questions, remain humble, and stay open to information. Ask the animals to let you know you are truly hearing, feeling, and seeing their communication. All species love to let you know you are on track. They enjoy finding ways to assure you. If you are not really "hearing," they will find other ways to tell you, such as a turn of the head or body or a tail wag when you are accurate, or upturned nose when you're not. Knowing when you are off is a great blessing. It doesn’t invalidate your worth, your work, or your gifts. It simply causes you to become even clearer in your perceptions.
How likely is it for five different people of similar experience levels to ask the same set of questions to an animal and all receive similar answers?
— Allison, Florida
It is highly likely that 5 Animal Communicators at a similar level of experience will get similar answers. Yet what I have found over the years is that Animal Communicators often get different answers based on their own experiences, individual strengths and what they are open to receiving. So equally, it is quite possible for all 5 communicators to get quite different responses too.
Where I see this coming up most is in workshops when students are all asking the same animal the same questions. When I first started teaching, I quickly noticed that some students completely missed the deep emotional trauma that some animals were holding. On exploring this with students, it quickly became apparent that those who felt the trauma were either highly sensitive to feelings and emotions or had experience of dealing with trauma. So the animals felt safe in sharing that depth of pain with them — and the students were able to receive that. On the contrary, students who were scared of deep emotions or didn't want to feel emotional pain either subconsciously blocked those communications or the animals didn't offer it up because it wouldn't be received.
It is my experience that the depth of our communications is dependent on the depth of our receptivity. That's why doing our own inner work is so important.
How can I feel more sure and proficient when communicating? I took a basic online course a year ago. I try to practice intuitively, simply, and from the heart, but I feel at this point I should be hearing more clearly or communicating more proficiently. The conversations I have never flow. I just get a few images and words. I have A LOT of doubt and it's also hard to separate from everyday work stress. How can I overcome this?
— L.M., Azores, Portugal
My mantra is practice, practice, practice — that is how you build your confidence, experience and proficiency. Yet if you are practicing in a way where either the fundamental foundations are not in place or in a way that doesn't adequately support your individual development and learning needs as an emerging Animal Communicator you are not going to experience that sense of growth and progression that you are expecting.
Without knowing the details of what you have learned or how you practice, I would always recommend the following:-
Get your foundations in place:
Do you have a quiet place to work?
Are you grounded?
Are you free from stress and worry?
Do you have a clear method of connecting?
Do you know what your strongest communication tool is?
Then, to build your confidence in your abilities:
Glean information that is specific to the animal you are working with. For example, what kind of character are they?
Ask about things they like and enjoy
Ask about things they dislike and don't enjoy
Ask about their favourite people and places
These responses will indicate how strong your connection is.
Finally, you mention that your communications don't flow. Don't worry about that at this stage — everyone connects differently and receives information differently. One of my graduates used to receive communications in symbolic images and used to worry that her communications didn't flow like a conversation. With practice and acceptance of how she uniquely interprets information, she now has fluid and flowing communications — but in her own unique style.
Most important is to get your foundations in place so you are practicing from a strong starting position.
Grab my free gift (from The Gift Room) which outlines how to ground and connect and read my Dear Student letter so you can start your communications from a place of flow, rather than doubt. You will get there.
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