These pups are waiting for instructions. They’re ‘All Ears’!
What would you tell them? And how would you convey your request? Words and Sound aren’t the only ways to communicate with our furred and feathered friends.
This last fall I went to a Women’s Spirituality Conference at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. There were four different classes offered that were geared toward animals/pets. I was fortunate to attend two of the four classes that were offered and I really enjoyed them both.
The first class was called: ENLIGHTENED K9’S
It was all about how animals and pets communicate. We were shown how they communicate through body language and through energetic levels. We also covered how we, as humans, can become better at communicating with our pets and animals by using energetic means. We actually communicate in this way all the time but most people are unaware of the communication because we are not looking for it or we have not opened our minds up to the possibility. The fact that our dogs and cats can “feel” what we are communicating and that they communicate with us through energetic means is a stretch for some people to grasp. If you think about it though, we all communicate every day in many ways and in many different circumstances without “saying” a word.
When it comes to communicating with dogs, using non-verbal communication is a GREAT benefit for training and teaching your dog what you want him to learn. By using the body and the energy around your body, (your energy body), you can control where your dog goes or doesn’t go in and around the house, near the doors and next to the food bowls. Any time you can “connect” with your dog on an energetic level your lines of communication open up just a bit more and your spirits become more in tune with each other.
In the classroom of ENLIGHTENED K9’S we did an exercise where we paired up with another participant in the class. We then took turns trying to “project” an emotion or “feeling” to the other person just with our minds. We were instructed to keep our facial expressions as non emotional as we possible could but just think very hard about a specific emotion that we wanted to convey to the partner. It was very surprising that every person of every pair was either right on with the projected emotion/ feeling or they were very close to what was being projected. There was not even one instance where the emotion involved was totally missed or misconstrued. I am a believer in energy and energetic communication and I still found that amazing!
In this same class we looked at an array of pictures of dogs in different situations. We were then supposed to interpret the meaning of the “look” that was being displayed by the dogs. We did pretty well as a group, some being more knowledgeable than others but I think all of us came away learning something from the class.
ANIMAL COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE was the second class I attended that was geared toward animals. In this class we had a discussion about communicating with animals directly and over distance. This class was about all types of animals…not just our pets. We heard stories from each other and from our teacher about communications that have happened with animals that were nothing short of amazing!
After the discussion part of the class we did a couple of experiments where we did a kind of meditation. The first one was that each of us was to get comfortable and think about ‘looking’ into our home….what was going on in the home right at that moment in time. After an initial time of relaxing and trying to empty my mind, what I saw was my bedroom, bathed in sunlight. It was either a very vivid memory or it was an actual vision of what the room looked like at that moment…I don’t know which…but it was more vivid than my ordinary ‘memory’ usually produces.
Next, the instructor had us relax into attempting to communicate with an animal. It could be one of our pets or it could be a wild animal or an animal at a zoo…the choice was ours. We sat in a comfortable position and the instructor talked us into a guided meditation until we were ready to ‘meet’ our animal. At that time we were to pay attention to anything that came up into our minds…especially if it was an animal, because that meant that we were making contact.
In my meditation I saw a Red Tailed Hawk. The Red Tail has appeared to me in several instances when I have been in meditative states so I was not surprised to see her. In my mind we sat up in a tree together looking over a field just outside of the back door of my house. We flew over the country-side searching for mice and I could feel the warmth of the sunlight on my face as we flew. Then it was gone. We were being instructed to come back into ourselves and the classroom.
The meditation was a wonderful experience in communicating with the Hawk…Not through “words” to or toward the bird, but more toward my understanding of who she is and how it feels to be her.
The conference definitely gave me a few insights into new ways that are available for communicating with my dogs and other animals in general. I have used some of the techniques very successfully with my dogs. I have seen reactions to thoughts and emotions when I have projected them towards my dogs in various settings and situations. They are very sensitive to my energy and my mindset.
If we use our thoughts with ‘intent’ we can communicate on a basic level with our pets, and animals in general, easier than we think.
Try it! I’ll bet you will be surprised.
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