Today let’s answer a question from an animal communication student
A student asked, “To learn how to hear my pets I feel I need to be open. Is this true? And if it is, I need help with tearing the guard wall down, so I can truly communicate with them.”
Answer: This actually breaks down into three separate questions.
- Do I need to be open to hear my pets?
- If so, how open do I need to be in order to communicate?
- If I have to be open but I have a guard wall up – how do I tear the guard wall down?
Let’s take #1 first: Do you need to be “open” to hear your pets?
Yes, you do.
But… what does it even mean “to be open to hear your pets”?
It means being open psychically, intuitively, mentally, emotionally, and energetically.
A lot of folks are afraid to be that open, fearing that something bad might happen to them. That it would make them vulnerable, or they might get hurt.
There are lots of reasons people might think that, which I’ll get to in a minute.
If you are open enough to consider and explore new concepts, different opinions, and unique experiences, then you’re on the right track.
The way I teach animal communication is very practical and down to earth – no psychic woo-woo stuff required. 😉
A little later I’ll tell you more about the reasons we may feel afraid to be open, how it stunts our growth and hurts us, blocks our healing and spiritual journey… and why we put up blocks to being open (those guard walls) in the first place.
And most importantly, what to do about it.
Now, question #2: How open do you need to be?
Psychically speaking, you need to be open to receiving information from the world around you. You already receive information all the time, on various levels, but most folks aren’t conscious about how they know the things they do.
Being “open” psychically does NOT mean you are channeling anyone or anything or are opening yourself to bad juju, because when you do that, you could get hurt. (To be clear, I do not recommend engaging in psychic channeling or mediumship.)
That’s because when you use your psychic powers, it means you are “relating to or denoting faculties or phenomena that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws, especially involving telepathy or clairvoyance. “
Okay, so let’s translate that for real life situations.
For instance, look across a crowded room at a stranger (or friend) and notice what feelings and impressions you get. Often, you’ll pick up that they have a busy mind, are distracted, or that they feel lost, or angry, or afraid, or sad…
Perhaps you’ve thought of someone and then out of the blue they contacted you.
Maybe you touched a book at the bookstore and instantly felt repelled by it, or drawn to pick it up.
Intuitively speaking, you need to be open to using your basic 4 intuitive abilities: clairvoyance (seeing images in your mind’s eye), clairaudience (hearing others voices in your head), clairsentience (knowing things at a visceral level), and claircognizance (instantly understand concepts, connections, and information).
Everyone has all four abilities, but most folks only use one or two and must develop the others to be useful.
Mentally speaking, you need to be open-minded enough to consider another being’s viewpoint, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out and you lose all common sense!
Emotionally speaking, you need to be open enough to feel someone else’s feelings beyond your own feelings.
Energetically speaking, you need to be open enough to observe, witness, and connect with an animal’s energy, aka their life force and soul essence.
Finally, question #3: If I have to be open but I have a guard wall up – how do I tear the guard wall down?
First of all, what is a guard wall?
A guard wall is a shield or a defense mechanism that protects sensitive souls from being becoming more hurt or wounded than they already are.
For example, if you’ve been punished for speaking your truth, then you learned not to speak up around that person/those people anymore. You suppress yourself, keeping your mouth shut, biting your tongue. You’re guarded around that person or in other situations that feel similar.
If you’re with someone who drains you energetically, so that you feel fatigued and need a nap after being with them, often people will put up a guard wall of protection.
You need a shield to defend against an energy vampire.
If you’re with someone who’s trying to tell you things you don’t want to hear, then you block what they’re saying. That’s a guard wall.
Other examples would be if your boss emails you and says, “I need to see you in my office in 5 minutes” and you don’t know what it’s about.
You go into that meeting guarded. Are you about to get fired? Or praised and promoted? You don’t know, but you want to protect yourself.
Or your partner says, “We need to talk later.”
You’re instantly anxious, guarded and defended.
Like with bullies or abusers, you know to keep your guard wall up. They are dangerous to be around.
So, we’ve all had guard walls up at one point or another in our lives!
How does this apply to the guard walls that we put up with animals – those walls that block us from communicating?
Well, fear is a major reason why we put up guard walls when an animal has something to tell us.
We’re afraid to know what they have to say.
We’re afraid they’re going to tell us something painful or worrisome or emotionally devastating.
Like that our spouse is cheating, or there’s abuse going on.
This one is very personal for me.
Because it was my cats who told me my husband of 17 years was having an affair. They came to find me in the kitchen and told me to go check his email when he stepped away from his computer… (and yes, animals are super intelligent and know things we don’t)
And there I found the evidence in the many steamy love letters they’d been writing to each other.
That started a whole new, happier chapter in my life’s story for which I am so grateful.
Or maybe they tell you that they’re hurting, in pain… or are getting ready to pass.
You’re going to have a guard wall up if you don’t think you can handle what they might tell you.
You don’t want to know, you’re afraid to know. You’re trapped thinking you can’t or don’t want to hear that.
Fingers in your ears… looking away… desperately trying to keep your guard walls up so you can distract or delay bad news… potentially heart-breaking news…
Very understandable. Nobody likes bad news.
But ultimately keeping your guard wall up isn’t very helpful for you or your animal.
How do you take the guard wall down so you can communicate with animals and be there for them when they need you the most?
First, recognize what you’re really afraid of. What do you think they’re going to tell you?
And then be willing to hear what they have to say.
John Wayne said, “Courage isn’t the absence of fear. It’s being afraid and saddling up anyway.”
Remember that. Courage isn’t the absence of fear. It’s choosing to stay present, be open, and listen, even if you feel afraid.
Be brave. Make a choice and be willing to hear what they have to say.
What if it was you who had something important to say and you were blocked or repressed, and nobody wanted to listen to you?
Doesn’t feel good.
In fact? It does your animal a disservice to keep your fear and guard walls in place, because it shuts them out.
There are lots of ways of clearing fear and that’s the heart of the work that I do with students and clients.
The most efficient way I know of is soul repair energy transformation.
Ultimately, fear is just one of many emotions we all have.
Emotions are “energy in motion”. They speak to us all the time, conveying information…
Some of it is important. Other emotions are simply energy shifting in the ever-changing kaleidoscope of our lives.
Everything is energy, which means everything can be transformed.
In a guided process, I teach my clients how to simply transform the fear energy into love energy.
When we do that, we don’t have to unpack it, we don’t have to journal about it, we don’t have to tap it out or do a lot of talk therapy (though I do use these kinds of tools now and again when appropriate).
Clearing and transforming fears can happen in 30 seconds, give or take a few.
I’ve had many animals bring their human to me for communication. My client was terribly afraid of their pet dying and wasn’t handling things well.
When I talked to the animal, they simply said:
“Please help my human overcome their fears! I’m not ready to die even though I look like I’m on my deathbed. I just can’t let my person live in terror and dread of the day when I finally do cross over. There’s nothing to be afraid of.”
And then the animal went on to live many more months or even years in some cases, perfectly fine. The vets agreed it was a miraculous recovery.
Often in my experience, animals don’t have anything terrible to say at all, and in fact?
Theirs was a message of gratitude, or a simple request they wanted fulfilled, or they had a bit of information that could help their person get the next promotion or date the right person or…
When we bust the fears, we discover that we can handle what was requested or needed.
Like the German Shepherd who was behaving oddly. She told us that the teenage daughter was planning her suicide and asked for help saving the girls life.
If we hadn’t listened?
There would have been a tragedy in the family… but because we took time to hear the dog’s viewpoint, the daughter got the help she needed before it was too late.
Healing your fears quickly so that you can take that guard wall down and communicate with animals is what I do in my ‘how to talk with animals’ programs in The Heart School of Animal Communication.
So, here’s the thing: communicating correctly with animals isn’t about getting hurt, it’s nothing to be afraid of, and you don’t need walls to block or stop you from doing so.
Communication starts with loving animals, and that is where it all begins.
I call it The Heart Wisdom Method for a reason.
Strong love energy will help you do exactly that.
And I know you love animals, so you’re already part way there!
Consider the fact that you were born with intuitive abilities, you already use them every day.
Why not use them to help better understand and communicate with your animals?
I believe ALL animal caretakers need to know how to communicate with animals.
Otherwise, how can you be a good animal caretaker if you can’t speak their language, hear their thoughts, know how they feel and what they need to be healthy, happy, and fulfilled?
- Shelter, rescue, foster animal people…
- Veterinarians and all their staff…
- Zoo, sanctuary, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation people…
- Dog and horse trainers…
- Cat people of course…
- Pet sitters and dog walkers…
You cannot do the best job of being their best friend and caretaker if you don’t understand how to speak their language. Period.
It’s easy to learn too, so there’s really no excuse for not doing this if you have animals in your life.
When I first started communicating professionally in 1993, I discovered that they always have very good reasons for their behavior.
All animals are intelligent, sentient, feeling beings.
They know things that we don’t.
They feel pain and get sick and injured like we do.
They are God’s gift on loan to you and they are in your life for a reason. Our job is to find out what those reasons are, what they’re thinking, how they’re feeling, and to know how to communicate clearly in a two-way, heart to heart, mind to mind conversation.
These are the complex issues that my clients and students work on. (this is what I help them with and teach)
Imagine that. 😉
The thought processes I’ve described in this post are the kind that I take my clients and animal talk students through in The Heart School of Animal Communication courses, in the BEST Online Animal Talk Coaching & Mastery Club’s Live Monthly Group Q&A Calls, and the Heart Wisdom Masterclasses.
I recommend starting at the beginning with the complete Beginning Core Foundations Course.
If you want to be open to communicate but feel blocked or have guard walls up, I can help you to really pin down how to bust through your fears, connect mind to mind, heart to heart…
From there, let’s be crystal clear on WHAT exactly to SAY, HOW to say it, the right questions to ask in the right way and timing, how to convey that as a message they can understand, and how to listen to your animal in return.
Let’s get that guard wall down so you can connect and communicate with animals.
Hands down, THIS is the secret sauce behind successful training, and well behaved, happy, healthy animals.
Continue your educational journey to find out what you don’t know how to do yet.
I explain more about how this works HERE
Your animal needs you to be able to speak their language because they have important things to tell you every day…
And to do that, you must be open and clear enough to hear them and respond appropriately.
You could even save their life one day… or they could save yours.
Thank you for loving and caring about – and talking to – animals, AND trees and plants and all living sentient beings who share our world.
Together we help make the world a better, happier, healthier place for all of us.
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Enjoyed this article? Here are three more to help you:
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Clairaudience and 7 Ways to Grow Your Intuition
Exploring animal telepathy: How to send a powerful message in 3 easy steps.
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