I hear this question regularly when I’m around animals, whether I’m wandering amongst them in nature or I see a picture; their need to communicate is ever present.
Whether they have a specific message for us or just want a chat, I find that communicating with our animal friends is a healing and therapeutic experience.
Like me, I have learned that a lot of people wonder what their beloved pet is thinking; what goes on in their little brain and behind those beautiful eyes? Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, sheep, cows, lizards; all animals can communicate with us and we with them. We simply need to be quiet and listen.
As I am writing this story I realise that I am not only writing about animals and our communication with them; I am ‘nudged’ to also share with you about communication to us, our S.E.L.F. I define S.E.L.F. as ‘Soul Eternal Love Flame’. Our soul is eternal, operating only from unconditional love in the brightest of eternal lights. And this is exactly where animals are operating from. But let me first start by sharing how communicating with animals has become part of my life.
Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to learn about animals. Learn what they have to say, what they think. In particular as my own two dogs, Rosie & Toby often sit in front of me and stare at me as if they were trying to get my attention and have lots of stories to share. In particular Toby can do this very well.
Because of my need to find out what they are telling me, I went searching for teachers and information. I found several sources which gave me a few different tools to practise and I learned how to listen to animals.
When I first started to understand how I can hear the animals, I was amazed at how much I learned about them and how lovely and relaxing it is to have a conversation with an animal. I practised with my two beautiful dogs and learned the difference in their energy and how they communicate with me. For example, Toby is very laid back and his energy reflects that. He is a ‘sook’ and very dependant and his energy is extremely mellow. Toby is also an old soul and very wise. Rosie on the other hand has a higher more energetic vibration and comes through with lots of excitement. She is more pedantic and not always willing to communicate. She will indicate to me if she is ready to talk. She is also very independent and supportive.
Always with gratitude and respect, I talk to Rosie and Toby every day; whether out loud or in my mind. It is so much fun! It has also helped me to understand them much better. For example, Rosie tells me whether she is hungry or not and what she wants to eat. She also tells me what she wants to do: to the park or just a walk around the block, chill and relax.
Talking with animals happens via telepathy. Of course they can hear our voice, but not necessarily our language. It is what we project out to them including our energy. That is how they understand what we are saying. They can send us a picture, a smell, a colour or words via telepathy. We receive this only when we are ‘tuned in’ to them. When we are tuned in, we can learn so much! Animals live from their heart; they are connected and give absolute and complete unconditional love. It gives us such a great feeling to see our own beloved pet come up to us and wanting us to receive the love they have for us.
This makes me wonder though: why are we, humans, not living our lives like this; from the heart I mean? Why are we not treating each other like this; why are we not giving each other unconditional love? Aren’t we part of this world and the animal kingdom? Why are we superior to the animals? If anything, the animals are superior to us; we have so much to learn from them!
My encounter with a Snake and a Lizard
‘Hello? Can you hear me??’ was something I heard when I was sitting on an old fallen down tree with a friend having a bite to eat during a bush walk sometime last year. I thought I was ‘hearing’ things and didn’t pay attention, but I kept hearing ‘Hello? Hello?’ Then, in my mind, I asked who it was. The following chat happened:-
It said: ‘I am a snake’.me: ‘Nice to hear from you; what would you like to say’.snake: ‘nothing much, just testing to find out you can hear me. You keep practising’me: ‘you cheeky bugger; would you like to show yourself?’snake: ‘no rather not. Your friend is afraid of snakes and I do not want to scare her’.me: ‘OK’.snake: ‘that was all…just wanted to hear you. Bye’.
And that was it. I was surprised and I asked my friend if she is afraid of snakes. She said, yes, why? I told her about the snake and we both sat for a little while in amazement.
Then a few minutes later (in an Aussie accent) there was a lizard calling me: Hey…can you see me, can you see me? When I acknowledge that I saw him on the tree, he just wondered off.
That is just amazing, and I feel so honoured to be able to communicate with animals. It feels great and it is wonderful to ‘hear’ the different voices and feel the different energies.
Ever since, I have also spoken with birds, friends’ pets, a guana (an Australian large lizard) and I am loving it!!
Are You Communicating with YOU?
‘Hello? Can you hear me?’ absolutely applies to us also. We are often not listening to the things around us, let alone to the animal kingdom. Listening starts by listening to our S.E.L.F.*, our Inner Guidance, and our Soul. Often I ask myself why are we not listening? Why don’t we take time out and be with ourselves, to allow us to listen what we have to say? We have to share so much information and knowledge with ourselves. We are all so wise, beautiful, bright and wonderful!
All too often I have people asking me; ‘What do you think I should do next? Where do you see me right now?’ Well, it is certainly not up to me to tell you what to do next. I can give you my humble opinion, my observation, guidance and suggestions, but it is up to you to be quiet, and listen to your S.E.L.F. Ask your S.E.L.F. the questions. You DO have all the answers. Sometimes we just need someone to ‘nudge’ us in that direction, give us the tools and the ‘how to’ listen to our S.E.L.F.
Only the other day I was talking with a beautiful woman, who doesn’t realise she is beautiful. For the last 15 years she has been surrounded with people who do not appreciate her, never complimented her and always look at the things she is not doing. She needed an independent party to just listen to her – I listened. Her words just came out and following her outpour of words I told her she is a wonderful Soul, a beautiful being. I also told her to stay true to herself and to look after her. She mentioned that no one has told her that she is beautiful and wonderful or even complimented her in over 15 years! When I hear this it makes me sad. It makes me sad that people stay in an environment or situation because fear does not allow them to move away. It also makes me sad that so many people have not been shown how they can be quiet, listen and give themselves the answer how to continue their own journey, their own way forward.
What if we are just still?
What if we are just a human BEing and not a human DOing?**
What if we look at animals and use them as an example; animals use their intuition; they walk over to another animal, lick them, lie next to them, nudge them and offer their help, reassurance and unconditional love.
What if we use our intuition and just walk over to someone and we say with unconditional love: I am here. I am listening. You are safe. You are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are YOU.
My invitation to you
I invite you to stop and listen. Listen to the animals in your backyard, the park or on the beach. If you have a pet, I invite you to sit together with your pet, be quiet and tune in. Become aware of any images, feelings, colours and/or words. Maybe write them down. Ask a question and listen for the answer. You may be surprised!
I also invite you to stop and listen to your S.E.L.F. Even if this is for 10 minutes a day! Listen to YOU. Find out what you have to say to you. What questions do you want answered. Listen and be inspired by your own words. Listen to your own story – it is so beautiful and inspiring. Be in the moment and enjoy the time with you. All is well in your world!
What are you waiting for??
*S.E.L.F. = Soul Eternal Love Flame