We talk about our pets as being special. Many of us swear our pets have gifts, can read our minds, know what we are thinking.. more, know what we are feeling, and anticipate our needs. I think a lot more information from animals is available to us than we realise. They communicate powerfully on many levels- just not as much on our preferred frequency- the verbal. Maybe they have “psychic gifts”.. maybe they take in far more information than we realise, just through their own basic senses. I have come across many instances of this happening. Horses counting by reading the dilations of a man’s eyes. Imagine that one! Animals that can smell cancer and disease. So there probably is concrete information that can be tested and validated about the enhanced senses that animals have.
But I think that there is a lot of emotional intuition at play as well. And I think that this communication is bi-directional, both receiving and sending. I have worked with a lot of “troubled” animals, and even through their every day actions- just like people- they are telling bits and pieces of their story, in how they react and respond.
Also, I wonder if many western people have a harder time connecting (or even believing) because they are more left-brain logical.. and from what I understand, animals communicate with a whole-language/ whole-sense.. language.. or rather.. meaning and experience.. are inseparable from the emotion and nuance associated with the event. At least that is what I think. I think this is also true for humans (aka Pavlov’s dog. bell, food, salivate).. action, emotion, response all entangled energetically and emotionally.
But as I was saying, I wonder if the more artistic and creative people are more inclined to “hear” animals’ communication, as they are using both sides of their brain, and definitely tapping into the right side of the brain area in ways that the linear processors do not/ cannot.
But the great thing about animals- is they accept people right where they are. I don’t know that an animal would abandon his “owner” if a right-brain buddy came along.. Granted, sometimes within a household, a pet will take a greater shine to one person over another. It would be curious to know if that is based on their sensing emotional need, just plain old general preference/ affinity (dad gives me more cookies:).. or if they also, perhaps gravitate toward the person who has the strongest intuitive-communication link. Just like people in another country– you hear someone speaking your native tongue and it’s like.. aha! and (unless an ex-pat trying to be native).. most people feel a pull to connect with their fellow patriot. In that same way, does an animal feel an intuitive person and draw towards their stronger inherent communication-language skill?
I have seen some amazing things out of my own animals. Several years ago, I trained hunting dogs. One day, a bird went down during a test, and I know my dog, Bridget, never saw or heard it.. the bird barely cleared the bushes, and there was enough going on- with multiple gunners– that I know she never got that “lock and bead” you see in a dog when they hone in on something. I sent her out, regardless, hoping she would trust my direction (a hand point) and the fact that I would NOT send her out if there wasn’t a bird there. To this day, I am convinced she found that bird via psychic link. Whether she could just feel something in me as she got closer to where she was supposed to go, or she borrowed my eyes.. I have no idea. I do know there is no way in hell she should have realistically been able to locate that bird. But she did. She was amazing, and she was very intuitive as well. So I firmly believe that our non-human pals have gifts and strengths we have not even begun to tap/ understand.
I wonder if we need to learn how to see gifts and power in things, that transcend verbal, linear and concrete.. and maybe only then will be begin to tap into the vast pools of cosmic mystery in which our critters swim daily.
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I am an Education Specialist, Health Coach and Author. I work with aspects of the teachings I have learned from Andean shamanic and cosmology, to health, nutrition and education. Everything is energy. Energy must flow. Like water, when it does not flow, it stagnates and is not healthy. These techniques help your life to flow. I have been initiated into many of the ancient lineages and learned ceremonies, rites of passage and healing techniques. I have worked as a healer and done workshops and taught some of these aspects – passing the teachings on.
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