As I’m working with my students in the beginning animal communication classes, one thing that comes up sooner or later in the class, and usually from more than one person, is they are worried about communicating with the animals.
The worry comes in many guises. Sometimes it’s about the process of animal communication itself:
- Worry they’re making up the information
- Worry they can’t connect to the animal
- Worry the animal won’t talk to them
- Worry they won’t get enough information
- Worry the animals aren’t being truthful with them
Those everyday worries about life situations affect their communication, too. Perhaps everything is not copecetic in the household with family dynamics or an animal may be ill.
Whatever the cause of the worry, the result is that it becomes a block for connecting intuitively with the animals.
How Do You Communicate With Animals When Worried?
In a nutshell, you don’t. I know that’s not what people want to hear. We live in a society where we believe we can do all and be all, regardless of what we’re feeling and/or experiencing. But that’s simply not true, and it most assuredly is not true when it comes to communicating with a different species. The animals know when we’re not being true to ourselves, trying to barrel through a conversation just to get it done. They also know when our words and our feelings are not congruent. Believe me, they can and will call us on that. Who can blame them?
So, when you’re trying to hold a conversation and your internal worry is hovering around like a Dementor from Harry Potter, this is something that you need to address, sooner rather than later.
One of the tools I have found very helpful in confronting and working with my own worries is from The Work of Byron Katie. She has a set of questions that, in my experience, are invaluable in coming to terms with what’s worrying me. She says “The Work is meditation. It’s about awareness; it’s not about trying to change your mind. Let the mind ask the questions, then contemplate. Take your time, go inside, and wait for the deeper answers to surface”.
The Four Questions
- Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)
- Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.)
- How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without the thought?
When I take the time to truly get in touch with what is worrying me and apply these questions in a thoughtful, introspective way, I am often surprised at how that worry is lifted, or I have a different, more creative perspective about it. Things look different, I feel better and I am able to converse with the animals in a true conversation. Which they, of course, expect and appreciate.
If I Haven’t Learned Anything Else From the Animals……
When I look back over the decades of connecting with and communicating with animals, I’ve learned a lot. The animals are exquisite teachers and are willing to help those who are ready and open to hearing what they have to say. While animal communication is about communicating with animals (well, duh, hello Janet!) it is also about getting to know yourself in a deeper and very basic way allowing you to connect with the animals in an honest way.
The animals have taught me:
- I need to know myself and continue to learn more about myself so I can clearly hear and correctly interpret what they have to say
- They have called me. There is no time to dither around in my own egotistical wonderings and wanderings, speculating about if I can do the job or falling into the vacuous rabbit holes of ‘what if, why me’
- I am not privileged because the animals have called me, there is work to be done. They have asked for my help, and it is my choice on how I want to proceed. I have made that decision, and it is one from which there is no turning back – at least for me
If you feel you have been called by the animals, well, you have
If you decide to move ahead and answer the call, that is wonderful! One thing you can be sure of, if the animals have called you and you’ve said yes, you do have what it takes to get rid of those worries that may be standing between you and communicating with the animals. You do have the courage and gumption to confront what is worrying you and change it.
And how great is that?
When you’re ready to get rid of the blocks that stand between you and communicating with the animals, you’ll want to look into taking my 4 week online Beginning Animal Communication Class. Here’s the information for the scheduled classes, and here’s how you can take the class for free!
Here’s To New Beginnings,
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from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator http://janetroper.com/how-to-communicate-with-animals-when-worried/