How Animal Communication and Counseling “Chats” Work

We are all connected.

Every single sentient being,

every single living being.

Why shouldn’t we be able to communicate?

In my experience, animals communicate in a variety of ways---through sound, body language, actions, and telepathically in pictures, feelings, and what can be “translated” as language.

Cats, dogs, birds, horses, zebras don’t “speak” English, Spanish, French, or Tibetan. They are not limited by language as we human animals are. But when we dialogue telepathically with our animal companions or wild animals, their thoughts and feelings form into language understandable to humans, and reflecting the animal’s unique personality.

Marta Williams, in her book Learning their Language: Intuitive Communication with Animals and Nature, describes the communication process as a sort of  “translation box,” which is as good an explanation as any I’ve heard. Thoughts, feelings, pictures, and words flow back and forth between the human and the animal through the “translator box” and are received on each end in a way that the person and the animal can understand.

Author Temple Grandin is certain that animals communicate in pictures--- but could that be because she, as an autistic, thinks that way herself?

In any case, we start from the premise that we are all equals, and that there is mutual respect between the human and the animal who are communicating.

Learning to Listen, and Feel

Initially, as a longtime intuitive reader, I started out picking up animals’ feelings. I found that I could often get a sense of where lost animals were, and how they were feeling at that moment. This sense is not infallible, and does not guarantee that the animal will find his or her way home safely. But when it all comes together, the information can result in a happy reunion. Years ago, before I started working specifically as an animal communicator, I was asked to help find a missing dog. I felt his initial panic, confusion, then safety. I saw an image of the dog in a cemetery, and a kind face of an elderly Hispanic gentleman who would keep the dog overnight, as it was late, and bring him home the next day. When the dog was reunited with his person, all these details were confirmed.

I also found that I was able to help in understanding an animal’s wishes as he or she nears the end of life. Some animals want to be helped into their transition by medical means that will ease their suffering, and that of their human. Others wish to pass naturally, without assistance. The crucial decision which the human must make as to the right timing of intervention can often be clearly communicated to an Animal Communicator when the animal’s person is too close to the situation to trust his or her own feelings.

After taking an excellent workshop with Jeff Jordy in Taos, New Mexico and learning how to “dialogue” with animals, I realized that I had been communicating with them for many years. I learned to let go and trust the communications, and got lots of positive feedback and confirmation of the information I was receiving.

Animal Chats

Over the years, I refined the dialogue method into what I do now.

In person or at a distance, I connect with the energy of the animal. I feel a sense of oneness with that individual soul, and I trust that connection. Sometimes the humans give me a list of specific questions or concerns and we do a “chat” for half an hour to an hour or so. Other times there may be only one or two questions, such as “are you ready to cross over? Do you want help with this process?” And sometimes I just say hi and the animal is so thrilled to find a human with whom to communicate telepathically that he or she will talk about all manner of things.

Every animal communicates in a unique way. Through the  “translation box,” the language of one animal may sound scholarly and literary, while another may sound simple and down home. Most animals have great senses of humor, but some are very serious. Some communicate in a slow and thoughtful way, while others may be excitable and have lots of questions. Some may even argue!

Counseling animals is just like counseling humans. Some individuals are able to see a need to change behavior, make a promise, and stick to it the first time. Others may be traumatized and need reminders over a period of time. Many rescue animals have PTSD that they have to work through in a process similar to human psychotherapy. Some feel compulsions toward certain behavior and just can’t seem to help themselves (“but moose poop just tastes so good, even though it makes my tummy hurt…”). Just like humans, they need a lot of compassion and patience while they go through their change processes. Counseling may take time and reinforcement through repeated “chats.”

Often an animal will “know” what homeopathic, flower remedy, or Pet Essence remedy will work for them. I know they’re not trolling the aisles of the local alternative pharmacy, or surfing the net (at least I’m pretty sure they’re not!). But again, the  “translation box” enables my mind and theirs to ask the right questions and come to the right conclusions. All I can say is that most of the time the remedies the animals specify, or agree to if I suggest one, are effective in solving the physical or mental health issue.

What to Expect

You contact me via e-mail or phone, preferably with a picture of your animal, and anything from a few questions to a whole page of questions.

If you are local, I will do a house call, either here in Santa Fe, or when I am visiting Anchorage, Alaska.

I will write up the dialogue of my conversation with your animal companion. See the Sample Chat heading above to get an idea what this might be like.

I share this with you in person when I am done, or e-mail it to you. We can have a follow-up discussion if you feel the need.

Sessions are half hour minimum, 0 fee. A full hour is 0.

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