I’ve been teaching Animal Communication recently as JoLee’s substitute teacher, or special guest as I like to think of it. Once again I have pets on my mind; how we can talk with them and how powerful that communication can be.
Most of us with pets probably communicate with them; they are family members to us, they are wonderful company, they present us the opportunity to love unconditionally and, whether we think of it or not, living things keep energy moving in our environment. Even plants provide a beautiful flow of energy in the home and oxygen, too.
Communication is so important to our pets, not just being told how good or how cute they are, but imagine you live with someone who never lets you know what’s happening next! Just “Get in the car”, or, “See you later!” What would that be like?
Our pets communicate in pictures, and we have pictures that run through our heads as we move through the day, so pets “see” what we’re up to and it helps them better understand their lives. Many of us have pets that remind us what time it is. I once told my elderly cat, Gem, that dinnertime was 4:57 because I wanted her on more of a schedule and because it made me laugh. She’d sleep right up til dinner, then somewhere around 4:56 she would magically appear on the perimeter, silent and accusing, like a cat in a horror movie. It was disconcerting; I never knew she was approaching unless her toenails needed trimming. At 4:57 she’d yell at me in her smoker’s voice; it was time.
How the heck did she know? I mean, if it wasn’t 4:56 it was 4:55. Rarely to never, did it stretch to 4:58. I might know the exact time or I might be nose deep in a project, but she was stunningly punctual, a Latvian train in a fur coat. Her charms also extended to waking us way too early in the morning, so one day I said, “Gem, please, you’re being rude. I need you to be quiet until 7:30 (for example)”. Routinely she would comply until it was time to remind her again, some weeks or months later. She would forget and who could blame her? She was a senior.
I worked with an elderly dog; her rescue name was something like Rachel or Megan. She was recently adopted and it was a beautiful name, but she did not respond to it. She was aloof, and her person, Catherine, was starting to wonder if the dog was hard of hearing. I went in expecting that was the case, or maybe the dog was still waiting for their prior person to come back. But the reading was a surprise, and I know I always say this, but it’s the surprises that are the most fun because they’re a sure sign we’re not making things up!
Rachel didn’t like her name. She said it was a person’s name and it wasn’t for her; she liked “Peanut”. It turned out she’d already managed to convey that to her person, because Catherine told me she’d had a hit to call her that. That was easy; Peanut it was. But the rest of the reading was a revelation. Peanut had been adopted into a home where the people had fostered many dogs over a long period of time. The dog moved in, sensed the “foster” energy, and she made an assumption. She told me she was a foster too, and that was why she hadn’t bothered to bond with the person. What was the point?! Peanut was simply waiting for the future to arrive, but in the meantime she had the wrong name and temporary digs – thanks but no thanks!
I told the dog, “Actually Peanut, Catherine adopted you! This is your forever home!” I told the woman, your homework is to let the dog know this is forever. Tell her often and give her a little time; she’ll come around. Come around she did, later the same day! She started to respond to Catherine and her husband; she brought them her toys. She smiled. She began to be excited about outings, and she started to play with the other pets.
Peanut reminded me that our pets need to know what’s going on! It can be verbal, it can be in pictures. They can translate our words for themselves, but they need the information. They have opinions, requirements and preferences and, it’s no surprise – they’re spirits in bodies just like us!
Since you’ve been asking, I’ve realized that lately, we’ve had a lot of spider activity in the house. I like spiders so it’s not a problem. But some of them are especially tiny and hard to see, or fast-moving, or they’re in difficult spots. I’ve noticed over the summer that if I talk to them, and explain what’s going to happen, they’re more compliant. We tend to get jumping spiders, which are my favorite because they’re funny! They jump! But they’re also erratic and can be hard to contain. I find myself doing a lot of explaining: “if you get in the cup I will take you outside, WHERE YOU’LL BE MUCH HAPPIER”, I promise loudly, as if they’re hard of hearing. But I’m serious when I say, it’s working! If they don’t get in the cup of their own volition, they just sit there until I gently nudge them inside. Then off we go to the great outdoors. Give it a try! Spiders are hard-working little foot soldiers of the insect world and they keep less desirable bug populations under control. Plus, they’re cute.
I know, I know, spiders are hard for a lot of people. I used to be afraid of them myself but it changed overnight. That’s a story for another time.
Okay, that’s two for the price of one: animal communication and a little free bug communication, too. While we don’t have an insect communication program, we do have one for animals. It’s 4 months long and offered in the spring and fall. It’s currently running, and it will return with another start date in March. The program requires 2 prerequisite classes; How To Heal Yourself, which teaches basic energy tools, and How To Read, which teaches our psychic reading format. If you’re interested, there’s plenty of time to take the prerequisites in time for the spring session. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 303-440-7171.