Please remember not to put your humanness on the animals you are reading. Too many humans try to make up things as they go along. Animals don't know they have bad teeth, but they will tell you their mouth hurts. They don't know they have cancer, but they know something is wrong. They hurt or they may tell you they have a weird odor about them, but they don't know the word "cancer." When they smell cancer in a human, they don't know the word, but they know the smell.
Be very careful what you say to humans about what their animals are telling you. You could hurt a human's feelings or make the human think the pet doesn't love them. The best thing you can do is get out of the way of "what" you think the animal is saying or what you "think" the human wants to hear.
Animals live in the present moment, they don't plan for the future, they don't think about what they are going to do in the next half hour, they don't hang on to regrets or guilt. The only way you can really talk to an animal is to get into their world. They can't get into a human's world. DNA runs us and it runs animals. Each species has different ways of communication through body language, sounds, telepathy and pheromones. Do your homework on the species you are reading so you understand what they are saying and trying to get across to you.
Be sure to practice every day. Talk to the birds, the trees, say hi to dogs and cats on the street, but remember if they talk back to you, keep it light and loving — and don't ask personal questions without the owner's permission.
There are ethics in animal communication, so learn what they are and stand by them. Don't just invade an animal's space — ask them if they would like to talk to you. If you get a no, don't take it personally. They don't know you from Adam and they may not want to talk.
Humans are the only animals on the planet that can talk all day long and really not say anything important. Animals talk when they want to communicate something to us. Learn to have ethics, learn to be responsible for what you are saying to a human and practice every day.
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