There are ways to clean up your unconscious mind, of course, but another strategy is to simply expand your conscious mind so you are much more in control of your life. Thinking consciously, it turns out, also lets you see and hear things you couldn't before. And that includes telepathing with animals, plants, elementals, and more.
Spiritual teacher and author, Michael Roads, teaches this quest to becoming more conscious and being able to communicate and commune with nature and suggests this exercise: Go out to the garden or a natural space, rope off 5 or 10 yards, sit in the middle with a notebook and write down everything you see in this area. Do this everyday and you will begin to notice things you didn't at first. You will realize that what looked like a patch of park or forest that seemed unchanging from day to day, was actually filled with newness and change — always evolving in every moment. When you begin to notice all of this newness in your space, all the unseen details, you're starting to think more consciously and in the moment. And that's where nature spirits, animals, and everyone but humans, live.
Hope and desire can only get you so far. Why not see what a dramatic change in thinking can do for your animal communication and interactions with our natural world?