Animal communication is the greatest tool we have to connect to the natural world and its animals. By learning how to talk to animals, we can better understand their thoughts and feelings. But becoming an animal communicator takes time, practice and patience. If you are feeling stuck with your progress, here are a few ways in which you can enhance your abilities.
1. Learn How to Stay Present
One of the most important steps to becoming an animal communicator is learning how to stay present. One way to do this is through mindfulness and meditation, which teach us to become more aware of our thoughts and actions.
The more you practice, the better you will become at grounding into the present moment. When we enter a more receptive and intuitive mindset, we clear our headspace for animal communication.
2. Change Your Self-Talk
Another important practice for learning how to talk to animals is speaking positively towards yourself. Animal communication involves tapping into our minds, so how we treat ourselves is essential. Positive affirmations are a great way to change your self-talk and adopt the caring and understanding mindset required for communicating with animals.
Animal communicator, Dr. Cara Gubbins, recommends repeating this affirmation:
‘I am an animal communicator and animals communicate with me.’
I truly believe that when we fake it, we make it – sometimes it takes a little self-belief to get us to where we want to be!
We are all human – we are not always going to be perfect. Learn to treat yourself with compassion and forgive yourself for not always getting it right. When we talk badly about ourselves, we create a confirmation bias that leads to more self-doubt.
Try to catch yourself when a negative thought arises, forgive yourself, and remind yourself that it is okay to be feeling however you are. By noticing our negative thoughts, we give ourselves the power to change them.
4. Observe Animals
If we want to communicate with animals, we must observe them in their natural habitat. Take time to watch animals in their normal routine, whether that is in the wild or at home. Notice their behaviours and actions, and be aware of any shifts in mood.
Consider jotting down what you observe in a journal. This will help you retain information and allow you to revisit your notes when in doubt.
5. Practice, Practice, Practice
Lastly, practice communicating with animals! Perhaps you start by talking to a deceased animal companion or asking if you can spend time with a friend’s companion if you don’t have one.
Be patient with yourself. This stage is about testing the waters and starting to put what you have learned into practice, however that might look.
Pea Horsley is the Founder of Conversations with Nature World Summit and creator of online learning, Animal Communication Made Easy, a proven 5-step method to learn how to communicate with all species of animals. Pea is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, teacher, wild animal retreat facilitator and best-selling author. Join Pea’s membership, The Pride, and be part of a modern answer to a global question, where a global council of animals advise humanity in deep listening and real transformation.