Animal Medicine Part 4: How You Can Communicate With Animals

09/26/11 1:31 PM

Travis (photo courtesy of Janet)

We now explore a few basic steps to help you communicate directly with animals.

The first three parts of this Animal Medicine Series were intended to familiarize you with what animal medicine is about, to help expand your understanding of creatures, and to explore the healing aspects of animals. Now let us look at the basic steps involved in animal communication so that you can receive the healing messages and wisdom from animals yourself.



Basic Steps to Communicating with Animals

1. Be Present, Calm and Emotionally Peaceful

The first step to communicating with any animal is to quiet your mind, relax and be fully present in the moment. Many people find it helpful to get themselves grounded by closing their eyes and gently focusing on their breath. Take a few deep breaths, relax, breathe normally and when you feel calm and present, begin.

2. Be Open and Receptive

Having an open heart and mind, free of judgments or attachments, is essential to receiving messages clearly and accurately from animals. It is important to recognize that all animals are sentient beings with intelligence, emotions and awareness, and when we are open to receiving their wisdom, there is much we can learn from them. Animal communication is not something to ‘try’ to do. It is something we allow to happen. Being open and receptive to whatever comes, in whatever way the information comes to you, will foster greater opening of your intuitive abilities and your ability to receive and transmit messages will expand and grow with practice.

3. Make the Connection and Ask a Question

Some people find it easier to connect with an animal with eyes closed. Some prefer gently focusing on the animal or a photo. Either way is fine; try it different ways and see what is most comfortable for you. Telepathically ask the animal a simple question initially. Relax and receive the response. Acknowledge and accept whatever you receive.  Continue the process of receiving and relaying messages, just as you would with any conversation. Thank the animal for communicating with you.

4. Trust Your Intuition

Believe in your ability to send and receive messages from animals. Telepathic communication is natural and we all have the ability to do it. The information may come in a variety of ways, such as a feeling, a sensation, an image, a sound, a smell, words, a thought, an emotion or a sense of knowing. Be open to discovering how the information comes through for you.  

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

Practicing with a wide variety of animals and in various situations on an ongoing basis will help you hone your skills. The more dedicated you are to your practice, the more you will receive and the more accurate you will become.

These are the basic steps for communicating with an animal. Give them a try and explore what happens. Most of all, have fun! Animal communication is a wonderful way to expand your understanding of animals and to receive their wisdom. Communicating with animals is a joyful process and it can expand your consciousness of all life. Enjoy!

If you would like more personal assistance with practicing animal communication, please feel free to contact me at any time. It is my pleasure to offer you one-on-one mentoring sessions. I also offer workshops which are listed on my website at We can delve much more deeply into techniques and exercises that will assist you in developing your abilities and becoming more proficient in your communications. 

All the best,



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