There are many factors involved with developing and deepening animal communication skills. Each one of us has different strengths and imperfections and each one of us will explore and create our own system for effective animal communication.
What helps you give the best service?
Animal communication is a calling and a service. The animal kingdom and the Spirit of Life, the Universe, supports this work. When you are called to this work you have spiritual guidance and support to lean into.
Who is that for you? An animal spirit? An angel? An ancestor? Having someone at your back to lean into and reference enriches the quality of your work. It also helps you stay with the spirit of service and not get in your own way.
Another thing that can ground your work is having a clear philosophy and code of ethics around your work with animals.
What is the purpose of your work? Where are your boundaries – what will and won’t you do? What are your beliefs and knowings about animals? The nature of humans and the human animal relationship and bond? What is your role in this?
When you have this mapped out, it makes your intention clear to the animal kingdom, your guardians, and the Universe. This clarity allows even greater support from your helpers.
It is not unusual to get emotionally involved, want an animal to like you, or to project your perspective onto an animal. Having an ethical and philosophical foundation helps. Exploring your weak links around animal communication and having a process to deal with them also helps.
Many experience empathy for animals who are suffering. Sometimes this empathy can trigger your own emotions which can compromise the quality of your work.
In order to clearly and effectively communicate with an animal, you need to be calm, grounded, present in the moment, and be in a no-thinking or reduced-thinking state.
Coming from a place of compassion and non-attachment where you stay separate allows you to truly witness and respect what an animal is experiencing.
In my trainings, I teach several practices to help with these very human propensities: projection, personification, attachment, busy mind and such.
What are ways that help you with these?
When you find yourself wanting to be liked by an animal, explore why this is for you. What I have found is that in some cases, it could be that you don’t have a dog at home with you and you long for that connection. Or it could be that a relationship has ended or you have lost a loved one, so having that connection with animals nurtures your broken heart.
Connections with animals do indeed nurture a broken heart. Animals can do this and much more for us, but when we are in service to them is not the time to meet our own needs.
Part of being in service to others compels us to have supreme radical self-care. Part of self-care is making sure our needs get met outside of work.
When you explore and examine your weak links and create practices to address them, your natural gifts and talents with animal communication blossom. Having a self-care regime that includes these practices to lean into, further strengthens your animal communication.
There are many supports for you to lean into in your study and practice of animal communication. Some of these (spiritual guides, philosophy and code of ethics, and a comprehensive self-care regime) can go a long way in bringing your work to the next level.
When you are clear about what animal communication is about for you and you have your supports in place, you will find that life responds and brings you experiences that bring out your gift and calling in service to animals, their humans, the earth and the world. Be the blessing that you are.
Love and kindness,
Lesia Alexander left her college teaching career and followed her calling and passion to work with animals. She is a professional animal communicator and has been serving her community in supporting the health and well-being of animals and fostering the human-animal bond. Lesia provides animal communication, energy healing and coaching for people and their animals. She is also a speaker, educator, animal poetry performer and offers training programs and workshops in animal and interspecies communication. She is currently working on a book and is excited to share about it with you. Learn more at www.HeartandSoulwithAnimals.com
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