Steps to getting started in your first communications
1. CENTER YOURSELF
— Close your eyes, take at least three deep breaths. With each exhale, imagine all negative energy draining out the bottom of your feet and disintegrating in the earth below.
With each inhale, imagine breathing in pure white light from the universe.
As all of the negative energy leaves your body, imagine the white light filling up all that space. When there is no space left in your body, imagine that white light (I imagine it with beautiful little gold or blue sparkling specks) flowing out over the top of your head and engulfing your body like a cocoon.
2. SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM A HIGHER SOURCE
– Ask the universe, or your higher self, or whatever source you choose, to help you connect with the animal you are about to speak with.
3. CONNECT WITH THE ANIMAL
— See the animal in it’s environment. Take a moment to sit quietly with him or her and get a feel for his/her ‘feline-ality’, ‘canine-ality’ ‘esquine-ality’ etc.
Remember that every animal has it’s own personality, just as humans do. Some are outgoing and talkative and will start talking before you know what hit you. Others are shy and reserved. Some are funny, some are serious, etc.
Feel the personality, just like you would when meeting a human, so that you get a feel for boundaries and conversational approach.
4. INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND ASK PERMISSION
— Remember common courtesy. Remember that you are coming out of the blue to these animals, introduce yourself and ask their permission to speak with them.
— Have a ‘conversation’ with them. If their person has given you questions, that’s fine, but don’t pepper them as if they are being interrogated. Work the questions into the ‘conversation.’
6. SAY GOODBYE
— It’s rude in any circles to just leave a conversation without saying goodbye, show the same courtesy to animals.
7. PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK
— … For doing such a good job. Because, surely, you did.
• Start slow and keep the conversation light.
• Don’t try to ‘fix’ a behavioral problem until you have learned more, you might make it worse.
• Have fun with it. It’s not brain surgery, and most animals are giving and grateful for the attention.
• Remember that the best way to learn and gain confidence is to simply ‘jump in’ and get experience. The more validation you receive, the more confidence you will achieve. But you can’t get the validation without taking the risk: conversing and presenting it to the animal’s person.
• If you’re still uncomfortable jumping in, consider speaking to an animal of one of the communicators on the board. We fully understand what you’re feeling.
(To practice communicating with animals, visit the
Spiritcaat Animal Communication Practice Forum.