Who is Talking?

Who is Talking?

In July, I talked about how all creatures, including humans, are telepathic, that this is a gift we are born with, and I suggested exercises to help you begin your journey to hearing the animals.

I would love to hear how you are doing-both your successes and frustrations-and I would love to share your stories here. I am guessing that some of you are indeed hearing the animals but are making yourselves miserable by second-guessing yourselves, trying to convince yourselves that this simply cannot be happening.

Just moments after she had been attuned to Level II Reiki, a woman in one of my Reiki classes immediately began to hear the horses who were in the pasture right outside the window. One of the horses told her a rather elaborate story. The woman was elated at first, that she could hear him, but then she began to cry. She was afraid she had made the whole story up.

A woman who had recently taken one of my Introduction to Animal Communication classes told me that she’d really enjoyed the class, but wanted to know how we could we be certain that we were actually hearing the animals. Maybe we were really hearing the thoughts of the human companion, or maybe we were hearing spirits, or maybe we were hearing the voice of God. I found it interesting that she was not concerned that she was making the information up; she seemed convinced that it was coming from somewhere outside of herself. But she was so unconvinced that that she was actually hearing the animals that she had stopped trying to communicate with them at all.

So, how do we know if we are in fact creating the stories ourselves of if they are coming from somewhere other than the animal we are trying to talk to?

Telepathic communication works because on some level we are all connected to each other, on some level we are all one. And so, when I am communicating with an animal, I don’t worry about where the information is coming from. Sometimes, I receive information about an illness the animal is suffering from. Does the animal know the name of her illness? Or did someone or something else step in for a moment with this information?

Does it matter? I have always felt that it does not.

We do, however, need to be careful about how we interpret information. When we communicate with an animal, we are the ones who put the information into words. The animals do not speak in the same language we do, and so we translate. Well, in doing so, we can easily add our own twist to the information. We can inject our own fears or doubts; we can miss information altogether because our minds are not open to hearing something unfamiliar.

When I am doing a communication session for a client, I write down what I am hearing so that I can read it or email it to the client at the end of the session. From time to time, I will feel uncomfortable about a sentence or two that I’ve heard. I worry that I may have made it up. I think about deleting it. Maybe the horse or dog or cat has complained about something the human has done or said. It might embarrass the client. It might be totally wrong. But I always force myself to share it with the client. And it always-always-proves to be the most powerful or important part of the communication.

And so the message here is to trust your instincts. And to be able to do that, you have to keep an open mind and to keep an open heart. You have to put judgment aside. You have to put fear aside. You have to work from a place of total love and acceptance. And you have to work with a quiet mind.

For help in getting to that place, you might consider yoga or meditation or Reiki. You might also want to revisit some of the exercises I suggested in the July column: remember the times you have communicated with your horse; remind yourself that they are true. Spend time just sitting in the pasture with your horse. Don’t think about anything, don’t do anything, just be.

Until next month,

Be well,


*This column originally appeared in From the Horse’s Mouth in September 2006.

© 2006 by Pamela Sourelis