I know the answer is yes.
I have seen it and experienced it; I have done it. But I wouldn’t call myself an Animal Communicator, because to become an animal communicator, I believe you need a couple of things that I currently lack: confidence in my ability, and practice followed by validation.
I have been taught by a couple of masters.
I read Pea Horsley’s book, Heart to Heart, and then attended a workshop which she came all the way from the UK to hold on the Gold Coast, Australia. I was amazed at the positive validations which many of the class received, as we were introduced to our classmates’ cats, dogs, birds, and horses, in photographs or in the flesh. Within this supportive and peaceful atmosphere, it seemed relatively easy to pick up the energy of the animal in question, and relate whatever information we received, back to the guardian of that animal. With a little bit of positive validation of any messages, and Pea’s supportive help, the students’ confidence increased as our performance anxiety reduced.
The students from that course were determined to keep up the practice and try to perfect what we had learned. And we did just that, until we ran out of animals to practice on. It seemed harder in the outside world. We had returned to our normal world of distractions and insecurities. The near misses which we might have viewed during the workshop as a ‘good effort’ and ‘pretty close’, became, with our habitual insecurities in the outside world, just plain ‘wrong’, and ‘I don’t think I can do this after all’.
When the time was right, fate introduced me to another teacher, Billie Dean, and her online Animal Shamanism course, of which I have completed Level 1 & 2. When I found Billie’s website, I felt like I had come home. As well as teaching animal communication in her course, she teaches a deeper connection with, and deep peace for, Mother Earth and the energies which dwell on her. I learned a lot from these courses and from Billie’s book, Secret Animal Business.
Since that time I have learned of many other animal communicators: Asia Voight in USA, Anna Breytenbach and Wynter Worsthorne in South Africa to mention a few.
I know a lot of people are sceptical about this ability, and that is understandable. We have been raised in a world, where, unless we can experience something with our physical senses, we dismiss it as a hoax or a figment of someone’s imagination. Alternatively, we put our trust in science to prove or disprove a claim. We have favoured our left brain view of the world, and overlooked our intuitive right brain perspective.
Basing our decisions on our intuition and our emotions has been seen as wrong, whereas, in order to become adept at animal communication, and even to believe in it, we must embrace the right brain skills we were born with.
I believe that each of us is born with, not only the ability to communicate telepathically, but with many other intuitive abilities.
I believe that we have an internal guidance system, which is our link to our soul, and that guidance system communicates with us through our emotions. Those emotions are linked to our body, so we do get a physical feeling, as well as an emotional one, but we have been taught to ignore all of this guidance. Our language, however, reflects this connection: ‘gut feeling’, ‘pain in the neck’, ‘heartache’.
Our left-brain-focused world has, not only not encouraged the development of our natural intuitive abilities, it has actively discouraged our emotional guidance system, by telling us it’s wrong to experience emotions: “Big boys don’t cry.” “You shouldn’t throw tantrums.” “Don’t make so much noise” (when children are enjoying themselves).
If, as a child, we didn’t want to do something, or we wanted to do something different, we had to give a reason, or chances are we would be overruled. If we were following our feelings, we probably didn’t know what the reason was enough to explain it; we just knew. This was our intuition at work. But as we weren’t able to act upon it, we were discouraged from using it, and after a while, we just didn’t notice it. Those who retained their abilities were often seen as freakish or too sensitive. They shut down their abilities in order to fit in, to be accepted.
Now, if we want to redevelop our intuitive abilities, we first have to accept that we have them, and be willing to practice paying attention to them. As with any skill, as the saying goes: “Use it or lose it”. This seems particularly accurate where one hasn’t yet developed confidence in one’s ability in a particular skill.
We have to develop slowly, giving ourselves a pat on the back when we succeed, and a little bit of love and understanding when we fail. For, as a wise person once said, “There is no such thing as failure; there is just another learning experience.”
Sonia Choquette, who teaches psychic development, among other things, taught me, through one of her books, that if we wish to start paying attention to our intuitive signals within, we first have to start paying attention to the physical world without.
We have to start noticing all that we perceive through our physical senses, and we are then more likely to notice the more subtle feelings that we get through our intuition.
We need to start to notice the feeling of sand or grass underfoot, of wind in our hair, of the touch of a hand, the sound of the birds, the taste of our food, the sight of a sunset, the ants crawling on the ground, or the look on the face of a loved one, as they tell us something. We have to start to notice everything.
Once we notice all of these more obvious sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings, we are more likely to notice the subtle difference which our intuitive feelings tell us about a situation, more likely to be able to differentiate the subtle energy signature of each animal or other being who wishes to communicate with us, and more likely to hear them when they talk to us telepathically.
I am not in a position to teach animal communication, but I can encourage everyone to learn from a professional. There is much that a professional can teach you, but the most important lesson is that everyone can do it, even me. I just need a bit more practice and a lot more confidence.