Think about your animal companion and the number of years you have shared their company as well as all the parts of your life they have witnessed. Together you have spent years living life, the ups and downs, the ins and the outs throughout it all they have been compassionately loving you.
Think of the understanding you have of each other. You each know each other's likes, and dislikes, you understand each other's personalities, you know each other's habits and routines. You have developed your own way of communicating with each other. Your heart connection with your animal companions strengthens the trust of the universal heart language of connection, intuition and love.
The animals want to assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of how you are in constant conversation with them so you can trust what you are receiving. For the animals words are like a babbling brook, the true communication is broadcasted from the body. Verbal communication is only 20% of communication. The rest is empathy, telepathy, intuition and psychic senses (we all have psychic senses even you.) Your body is an amazing telepathic sending and receiving station
Empathy is the transference of emotions and sensations from one being to another. For example: You may sense your animal's sadness or frustration when you leave. Telepathy pertains to mind and thought and involves the transference of thought from one being to another without speaking or visual prompts of any kind. For example understanding your dog needs out before he even stands up to go towards the door.
If you already have special bonds or links spiritually and emotionally, both telepathy and empathy occur more naturally This is because you are in tune with each other’s energies which opens communication channels more easily. Your companions are tuned into your radio station - your frequency just like you are with them.
Empathy is the transference of emotions and sensations from one being to another. For example: You may sense your animal's sadness or frustration when you leave.
Telepathy pertains to mind and thought and involves the transference of thought from one being to another without speaking or visual prompts of any kind. For example understanding your dog needs out before he even stands up to go towards the door.
By acknowledging the communication you are receiving from your companion animals helps strengthen the connection. You are their number one station and they are your biggest fan!
Let your fan know you hear them!
The Psychic Senses are senses that your body and spirit uses to receive more subtle information, beyond and corresponding to the five senses seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, touching and these are not bound by space or time.
Clairsentience is clear sensation or feeling . The ability to perceive information by a “feeling” within the whole body, without any outer stimuli related to the feeling or information. For example you could feel your dog's sadness when they leave or pain in your hand foot later find a thorn in their paw.
Clairconnection is a clear heart connection which is the universal means by which all forms of consciousness can communicate with each other. It is the capability of speaking with animals and nature. (This psychic sense was told to me by the animals and nature).
Clairaudience is the capability of receiving an intuitive vocal message from animals or the world of spirits or a higher being. You may hear your animal companion's voice when you were just thinking about them..
Clairvoyance is clear seeing with the mind’s eye - receiving pictures, extrasensory impressions, and symbols, colors etc. For instance, you may see an image of closed window and realize your cat wants you to open the window.
Claircognizance is clear knowing that happens when you have thoughts that aren’t yours (meaning, you wouldn’t normally be thinking these thoughts and nothing triggered them), or when you just know something and you don’t know how you know. No logical base to them. For example you just know your cat is stuck under the bed.
The truth of the matter is, you have these abilities. In the same way that you have the ability to see hear, feel, smell and taste. You have been communicating with your animals for years and now is the time to strengthen those intuitive muscles by bringing presence and mindfulness to how you are communicating.
Your animal companions are family members and what happens within the family affects them as well. Animals thrive in routine, balance and harmony. Change causes waves of unbalanced energy in the family and it is unsettling to your animal companions. Changes can be small things that cause little hiccups in their daily routine such as trying to get used to daylight savings time and you are feeding them earlier or later then usual. Or an early morning meeting that moves back the walking time. Or they can be big changes that have a huge effect on your animal companion such as moving across the country, or expecting a baby or going back to work with the lifting of covid stay at home orders.
It will be easier on them if you keep them abreast of the situation through daily briefings. Where the information is delivered by data points and sticking to facts. Facts must include how you feel. For example saying out loud to your dog or cat: “The kids will not be around as much since they are going back to in person school. I am both a bit nervous about it and ecstatic as well. It adds a new piece to juggle in the schedule.” Animals are listening by tracking the energy and your thoughts which are get turned into pictures for them.
Now in contrast if you are not doing the daily briefings then they become detectives trying to the cause of change by tracking the energy in the house and within the family members. Body language and breathing patterns reveal much about internal states as well as certain chemicals bodies release in response to certain emotions. When stressed breathing get shallow. Holding your breath to the animal means fear. Breathing may be fast or erratic when overwhelmed or anxious. Bodies tense up when try to control situations. WIthout the daily briefings and relying on body language and energy of family members as well as of the energy in the house your companion may experience stress or worry because they do not understand what is the cause of the fear, anxiety, worry or overwhelm.
The animals invite you to stay present and track your body language to gain understanding of what you are communicating energetically and this may bring new awareness to you about how you are truly navigating change.
The animals are great at modeling data points and communicating the facts. For example when my dog and I are walking in the neighborhood and if my dog begins to walk really stiff legged and his tail puffs up - these are data points through which he is communicating the facts that one of his arch enemies is approaching. As soon as this enemy comes into sight the barking, the huffing and the lunging begins - data points. He is now delivering the facts that to him this dog is bothersome and he wants to get a piece of him. As soon as we have passed the other dog, he shakes it off which is another data point communicating the facts that the moment has shifted. And he continues on his walk without a care in the world. He is not caught up in worrying about whether he should have lunged further, he could have pulled me across the street or he would have bitten that dog he had been closer to him. Instead he is present here now in this new moment. As you can see you may be given numerous daily briefings as things are constantly changing.
Take time to tell your animal companion daily of the status of big changes including when they will happen, why they are happening, how you feel about the changes, how it will affect them and what part of the change you are oriented to today - such as "We are moving to a new house in two weeks. I am packing up the kitchen and I am feeling overwhelmed because there is some much stuff I have to do." Keeping your animals in the loop helps navigating change with a bit more ease, harmony and balance.
Do your words match what is going on inside of you? I ask because animals are receivers of energy and masters at reading energy. If your words don’t match the energy that is flowing in you then you are incongruent. For example if you have had an exacerbating time at work and are seething on the inside and act like everything is fine - - you don’t match inside and out. When you are incongruent you become a little suspect and untrustworthy to your animals since you are not reliably tracking the energy within.
Every animal responds differently to incongruence; they may act out by playing out the energy they feel, they may move in close since they are worried about you, they may bite you or scratch you. Or they may not listen to or respond to you. Their behaviors are trying to get you into the present moment to connect with yourself and become congruent.
When you match on the inside and outside in the eyes of the animals you become more reliable and trustworthy. Now imagine seething from your exacerbating time at work and letting your loyal companion know that you had a hard day and express with words what you're feeling the best that you can. For example just admitting and saying out loud “My day was really hard and I am so frustrated at my job. I am really mad and here are all the reasons I am mad…...”
No matter what the truth, your animals will hear it and stay in connection because you are like them accurately tracking the energy (your emotions) and being congruent. You are trustworthy. Allow yourself to be congruent and stay in connection with your animals.
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