Intuitive Communication: Is it really possible to have a conversation with an animal?
It all happens in the conversation. With people as well as with animals. You may ask how we have a conversation with a horse? Or a dog? Or a dolphin? Or if that’s even possible? After speaking with several experts who specialise in intuitive communication and practising it myself, I assure you it most certainly is.
Similar to relationships with humans, our relationships with animals are based on non-verbal communication. When we are able to slow down and be present to what animals are telling us, we have the ability to understand deeper emotional issues, solve behavioural problems and cure mystery illnesses. If we are open to receiving their messages, without bias, we often gain new insights around what the animal needs or around aspects of ourselves that were previously hidden.
The first thing people usually ask is how do they have a conversation with their own animal? Conversing with our own animals is a more advanced practice. The reason is that we already know them. We know their likes and dislikes, their quirks, their personalities and their habits. We have an established relationship which often causes us to have preconceived ideas or judgements. It is much easier to start with a blank slate, an animal that we don't know, ideally an animal that belongs to a human we can speak with later to check the accuracy of our reading.
If you want to develop your intuitive communication skills and discover a scientific approach to achieving a high level of accuracy that can be verified, all you need to do is practice. Not just on 1 or 2 animals, more like 60 - 80 animals and you will start to get the idea. You will begin to feel what it feels like in your body when you receive the correct answers.
For One With Horses, I interviewed animal communicator, Marta Williams, author of four books. My favourite is Learning their Language, which offers practical advice and exercises to get you started.
The easiest way to begin is by either sitting with an animal in person, looking at a photograph or imagining the animal in your mind's eye. Connect with the animal and send love from your heart to the animal's heart. Ask permission to communicate. Be prepared that some animals may prefer not to and that's okay. For those that agree to chat, start with lighter weight conversation that you can easily verify. You can ask animals about their likes or dislikes, what their favourite activity is, what they do best, what makes them happy or sad, if they enjoy being pet and if so, where? Write down your answers and then check with their humans to confirm your accuracy. Remember to say "thank you" after you finish your conversation. Just like anything, the more you do it, the better you will get.
Another consideration is that sending information can be much easier than receiving. Most of us who interact with animals on a regular basis know that if you talk to your animal, they pretty much understand everything you’re saying. For example, when you ask a dog to sit or stay, you can instantly see if they understand or not. However, if an animal is suffering from an unusual health condition, or if they are exhibiting strange behaviour or have gone missing, learning to receive their messages can be a huge advantage. The benefit of learning intuitive communication is that you can safely and effectively navigate a huge range of interactions with both wild and domestic animals as well as improve your relationship with any animal you encounter.
If you love animals, this skill is well worth developing because honest two-way communication fosters mutual trust and this is the basis for our relationship. Horses have taught me to be open to what they are saying which is not limited to the response I am looking for. It is only then that I can confidently take action, knowing that whatever I do is in accordance with what the animal has told me. Beyond facial expressions, body movements and showing a willingness to participate, intuitive communication opens up the field to learn more about what animals think and feel on a deeper level. This enables us to support them in whatever way they need it most and is often reciprocated with their support in the ways we need the most as well.