#18. Highlight the Positives.
When it comes to acknowledging our successes in animal communication, our minds tend to have a short-term memory. Add to that, we also often focus on what we didn't get right, rather than what we did. It's a recipe for frustration and deflated confidence and self-esteem. But there's hope! You can outsmart your own brain simply by keeping a journal of your animal communication sessions. It can be as simple as noting fuzzy impressions, feelings, or colors, to recording full conversations.
Now here's the important part, recommended by well-known animal communicator, Carol Gurney, in her book The Language of Animals: 7 Steps to Communicating with Animals: after asking for validation or feedback from the animal's people, go back to your journal and highlight everything you got right. Even if it's just a little bit right. Your mind won't be able to go back and "change history" when you have this kind of proof of progress. But Carol says, don't stop there. "Think back to how it felt, to what you were doing, when you got those things right or wrong. Were you in your head? In your heart?" Don't let your mind sweep these clues under the rug. With a little sleuthing, you may discover that you are making progress; that you are more successful at this than you ever thought!
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#13. Tap into the power of positivity.
Have you heard about the people who help their houseplants thrive by talking lovingly to them? What about the study by Dr. Masaru Emoto in the 1990s that tracked the effects of words, prayers, and music on the crystalline structure of water? The results were amazing. Wondering if you can apply the same principles to your animal communication adventures? Without a doubt. Here's how to start:
1) Before connecting, give yourself an infusion of positivity. Tell yourself, "You can do this. You were born to help animals and give them a voice. You are a brilliant communicator who is simply remembering the skills you already have in you."
2) Now do the same for your animal friend. You can guess how much more receptive he will be after hearing how wonderful he is; how smart and loving; how cherished he is by his human and animal family.
3) Continue this wave of good feelings and positivity in your actual communication. Instead of "Don't dig in my flower garden," try "I would love it if you would dig out by the back fence rather than near my flowers." Positive reinforcement trumps negative any day.
You can do this. You were born to help animals and give them a voice. You are a brilliant communicator who is simply remembering the skills you already have in you. I'm positive of it!
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