Animal Communication, or telepathy with animals, is as common an occurrence in some people's lives as it is an oddity
in the lives of others. Telepathy is an energetic exchange between two sentient beings for the purpose of communication. Combined
with body language and sometimes vocalizations, animals use this form of communication among themselves and even across species.
Only humans in Western Civilization in the last 2500 years have rejected this form of communication. Indigenous peoples
all over the planet consider messages from animal guides a natural part of life, and shamans or medicine men and women, rely
on their animal helpers in their spiritual service to their communities.
Native peoples around the world consider
themselves part of the "web of life". This web includes the subtle energetic pathways that allow for intuitive and psychic
energy exchanges. This includes our auric field and the subtle energetic pathways known as meridians, as well as the ley lines
of the Earth, who is thought of universally as our Mother, a part of us and of whom we are all a part.
and other healers among native peoples expect to work with animal spirit guides. Hunters call on the spirits of the animals
they hunt to ask for offerings of their physical bodies to feed the tribe. Young men and women being initiated into adulthood
may expect to receive a communication or lesson from an animal.
Telepathic communication, then, is as natural as breathing.
Many small children in our culture who have animals in their families communicate telepathically with them even in infancy.
It is only in response to the pejorative comments of adults and older siblings, and eventually of their peers, that we either
stop using our telepathic abilities or relegate them to the realm of imagination, i.e., outside reality.
can be thought of as an expansion of intuition, which even in our modern culture is considered anathema, unless you are a
top dollar CEO who is willing to admit that your best decisions are those you made based on intuition. For the rest of our
society, intuition is often relegated to a place not remotely related to intelligence or sound decision-making. We live in
a culture which teaches us to take pills when we are sick and ignore the subtle and not-so-subtle messages of our body telling
us we need to rest and re-create itself. We rationalize that we must do this to pursue the almighty dollar. Being so out of
touch with ourselves is a symptom of being out of touch with others.
Our educational system also rejects the intuitive,
creative aspects of our intelligence as soon as budget cutting is required. Even in healthy economic times, we are taught
to develop our logical, sequential, analytical thinking, focusing on mathematics and science as the most valued subjects,
with the arts and music at the bottom of the pile.
How, then, can we restore our natural talents to include our birthright
of telepathic communication? Spending time with animals and in nature is a beginning, but not sufficient. Learning to communicate
telepathically requires breaking down limiting assumptions and beliefs that have caused us to reject this aspect of our Being.
Animals are spirit in physical bodies, just as humans are. The bodies they inhabit are very different in form and
sensory systems from the human body, and that has a lot to do with how they experience the world. It also affects how humans
and animals communicate with each other.