When just beginning to learn animal communication, there are so many things to think about, that we may overlook one of the most important nuances: truly listening. This is different than an earlier post about talking intelligently to your animals. Truly listening means going beyond simply asking a question and getting an answer, then moving on to the next one robotically. You wouldn't do that in any meaningful conversation with another person, would you?
To demonstrate to the other person you really care about what they have to say and to show them that you are listening and understanding, you would consider every word they say and acknowledge their words and ideas with nods, responses, and other signs. Our animal friends deserve nothing less.
So when you ask one "What's one of your favorite things to do?" and he answers "Go to the park," show your interest and ask further. "Oh, the park — that sounds fun! What do you like to do there? What kinds of things do you normally do and see? Do you have a favorite park? Do you see friends there? How often do you go?"
When you make your animal friends feel special and heard, you take your relationship to a new level — which can dramatically improve your communication with them. They aren't machines spitting out answers mechanically when we drop in a coin. They are thinking, feeling beings who appreciate that deeper, more thoughtful interaction. You will appreciate it, too!
About these tips...
Wouldn't it be great to be able to browse some of the best tips, advice, and methods in animal communication? Sort of like a "greatest hits" album that pulls out the nuggets just for you. That's what this journal is all about — complete with numbered posts to chart the hits along the way. Read More
Copyright ©2020 Speak! Good Human. & Josh Coen. All Rights Reserved. Share or republish freely with attribution and link back.