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5 Tips For Basic Animal Communication

Animal Communication can be a life-changing experience. It transforms how we understand and communicate with animals – our own and those we come to meet or see.

How To Speak The Language of Animals

The language used is intuitive and telepathic, which is simpler and more accessible than most people believe. In fact, its part of our nature and there are many people already communicating with animals without holding an intention – it’s just happening organically.

There is a spiritual energy that links us to our animals. It’s the same energy that is in every human, every animal, tree, plant, star, and the Universe. It’s Universal energy that enables us to connect and communicate with sentient beings, whatever their species. Animals are tuned into our energy and have an awareness of what we’re feeling and respond to that. You may have felt unwell and found your cat curl up on your chest or your dog keep you company by lying beside your bed. You may have witnessed an animal be friendly but then go on high alert with fear or warning behaviour with someone else. They perceive beyond our outward appearance and know us.

While some people take to animal communication like a duck to water, others need a more structured learning environment and a mentor to guide them through each practice experience.

As a beginner all you need to understand at this stage is that the language between you and other species is universal and it’s based on unconditional love. That’s your starting point. Don’t worry about anything else; you can explore the details later.


Tip #1 Prepare

Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and get comfortable. This many mean sitting on the floor on a huge cushion or wrapping a beloved shawl or blanket around your shoulders. You may like to light a candle or burn your favourite incense. Do whatever you need to do to create a relaxing environment.

Tip #2 Decide

Are you someone who prefers to have your animal in the same location, as you when you communicate with them or do you prefer to hold their photograph as a point of focus? Either way is fine but the pitfall of having your animal in the same space is that they wander off or simply yawn and fall asleep. Many beginners take this as a sign they aren’t interested but that isn’t always the case. Most people find holding a photograph of their animal (who can then continue to go about their business, whatever that is) is a better beginner method because it’s easier to maintain concentration. If you do choose to be with your animal you may find the opposite of what I described is true for you. For example, they may stop what they’re doing and look at you in a way you’ve not seen before.

I was walking back from the gym the other day and saw a squirrel run up a tree trunk. I said out loud, ‘I see you squirrel!’ When I reached the tree the squirrel was nowhere to be seen. Then all of a sudden his face popped round the trunk and he stopped still and looked me right in the eyes. I said, ‘Hello!’ The squirrel looked back at me. There was a moment’s pause and recognition of our complete togetherness and then the squirrel popped off and sat in the next branch up to chew the shell off his acorn. During that togetherness moment we shared communication. It wasn’t the way I often receive it which is by thought-forms, instead it was a gut-knowing that the squirrel was acknowledging my presence as someone who had not only acknowledged his but who was also acknowledging him as a kindred spirit, a sentient being. Dogs will also rush up to me and drop branches at my feet for the same reason; they know I ‘see’ them. This is a beautiful and vital element of animal communication; we acknowledge the sentience in animals and how they are just like us, or rather; we are just like them – feeling, thinking, and emotional beings. Can you remember experiencing an encounter with an animal like this?

Tip #3 Find Your Stillpoint

Begin by focusing on your breathing and dropping down into your still point. You do this by observing your slow breath in and then your slow breath out. Keep repeating your circular breathing movement and whenever your mind wanders bring back to your breathing again. With time your energy will shift, you’ll know you’re there when you experience a feeling of deep peace spread through your body, almost like your body becomes liquid, and the mind is quiet, settled and less distracted, and your senses become heightened. You’ll find your muscles relax and tensions release.

Tip #4 Intention & Connection

Now you’ve quietened your mind it’s the simple matter of intending to connect. The animals can pick that up right away, very easily in fact. You can start by sending either a mental image, or a thought or sentence which isn’t vocalised, or an emotion. You don’t need to make any effort when you’re sending to an animal. You don’t need to try hard. Trying hard is actually going to inhibit the transference as you are trying to make something happen within the limitations of your experience. Universal energy is unlimited and works best when we align at that level. The information is within the universal language of pure energy and the transference happens at a quantum level. Wait in the stillness and be open to anything you experience. You may receive a thought, feel an emotion or sensation, or find images or colours pervade your mind’s eye, similar to those we experience when dreaming.

It doesn’t matter which species you’re communicating with the techniques are exactly the same. Animals are sentient and self-determining beings, which will choose whether they want to agree, refuse, comply or reject.

Tip #5 Keep Going

I’d love for you to give these tips a go with animals you love. Don’t try; just do them without any concern for an outcome. Although communicating with animals is a perfectly natural ability and a part of who we are, what prevents the easy flow of information between us and other animals is ourselves. We try hard, we don’t trust, we doubt, we judge, we give up easily. Just when you’re learning any new language you can’t be fluent just by saying a few words, it takes dedication and consistency. Don’t be disheartened if you’re not experiencing the communication you want immediately, keep going!

Enjoy The Journey of Animal Communication

Being present your animal companions or wild ones can reap some beautiful moments of connection that will stay with you for life.

You may discover that within only a couple of practices you are better than you thought you’d be, and continuing on will definitely create a clearer line of communication and a stronger bond between you and animals.

Like I said at the beginning, animal communication can be a life-changing experience. If you’ve already had an animal in your life, you’re aware of the love they give and the lessons they teach. Take that one step further with animal communication by experiencing the unlimited quantum field of universal energy and it’s quite amazing the depth of two-way conversation you can have with other species.

Animal communication is both practical and spiritual. It’s a method where you can help animals to live happier and healthier lives and it’s also a way of animals helping humans to heal, forgive, self-love and grow. Animals have this incredible ability of guiding us to become the best version of who we are.

And who are we to deny them that…follow my tips and start communicating with animals today.


For ongoing help with your animal communication, read my book or take my self-paced online course. Both are suitable for beginners and those looking for structure and expert guidance.






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With kindness and grace,

Pea Horsley

Animal Communicator