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How To: Animal Communication

Twice in the past, I’ve had an animal communicator “talk” to Lilly for me. The first time, I wanted to know what was going wrong in agility classes. The second time, I wanted to know why she suddenly hated other dogs so much. Somewhere in this whole process, I even took a class from our communicator to learn how to do it myself.

People call animal communicators “pet psychics,” but there’s no psychic ability involved. Instead, animal communication is a form of telepathic meditation. “Everybody has this ability. It is innate,” says Anna Twinney, who did sessions noted above with Lilly. “Really, you’re not so much learning to communicate with animals as you are unlearning to ignore the messages.”

Don’t expect to hear voices, however. You may see images or feel rushes of emotion or pain. “You know it’s not coming from you when one moment you’re fine and the next moment you’re completely anxious or upset or happy or hurting,” Twinney says.

Here’s how you too can learn to talk to the animals:

  • Eat healthy, avoiding red meat, and drink plenty of water.
  • Sit in a favored meditative pose and focus on your breath.
  • Use visual images to ground yourself, like roots extending into the earth.
  • Open your heart and your mind by focusing on a photo of the animal.
  • Keep a notepad and pen nearby to jot down what you see and feel.

Try not to analyze or judge anything you “get.” Just write it down and figure it out later.

I haven’t tried to do this in a long time, but back when I was working at it regularly, I had the funniest experience. I was laying in bed one morning, sort of half awake, when I tried to connect with Lilly. All of a sudden, an image of a mouse popped into my mind and I had the urge to laugh out loud.

To this day, I don’t know what it means, but my initial interpretation was that Lilly was trying to tell me a joke. The punchline is forever lost, but for a split second, her intent to make me laugh seemed crystal clear.

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.