WHAT QUESTIONS CAN I ASK?
You don't need to ask if they know how much you love them.
Most people use my services to resolve behavior issues, either because traditional training methods haven't worked or because they want to go with the more respectful approach of reaching a cooperative solution with their pet instead of just forcing a change in behavior. Consequently, many people focus on questions relating to their particular situation in the home:
"Why did you stop peeing in the cat box?"
"Why are you getting up several times a night now?"
"Why are you refusing the food that you used to like?"
However, some people are just looking for a bonding experience with their pet, and those people sometimes ask questions like:
"Are you a reincarnation of one of my previous pets?"
"What are your favorite activities that we should do more of?"
"How do you feel about my new boyfriend/girlfriend?"
Or even questions to check on the well-being of an animal who has passed on.
There is really no limit to the kinds of questions you can ask. Animals are as fully sentient as humans. They have different communication styles and ability levels of course--just like people! So you may get answers that sound like they come from a small child, or your pet may have such a sophisticated vocabulary that they force you to break out the dictionary. And they most likely have no opinion about the presidential candidates or who won this year's Oscar for best actress. But if you keep the questions relevant to their realm of experience, you may be surprised how complex their perspective is and how articulate they are!
To pet parents' frustration, something that animals generally don't like to talk about is past trauma. People who rescue animals are understandably curious about what happened before they saved them but animals usually either downplay the details or just outrightly refuse to answer the question.
We can apply basic psychological concepts to understand why animals feel this way. They don't want to be identified as broken, damaged, or a victim. Now that they've got a good life, they don't want to waste their time dwelling on painful situations they've managed to escape. And I am a stranger asking them to talk about incidents that were often humiliating or traumatizing. If I asked humans that I just met to share intimate details with me about abuse they suffered when they were younger, most would resist doing so. All of these things apply to animals, as well.
If you really want to try to get some kind of information out of them about a painful past, you can propose a question like this and then use your best inference skills:
"Is there anything from your past that I should know to help make your life better moving forward?"
I don't have any questions that are absolutely off limits but here are two serious guidelines:
Don't ask questions you're not ready to hear the answer to. Some people claim they want to know how their pet feels about something but then get upset to hear the animal doesn't like it. Or they ask about a situation and the animal tells them something shocking that is too much for them to handle.
Don't imply with your question that you are willing to change something if you don't intend to follow through. Don't ask what they would prefer to eat if you're not really going to make an effort to change their diet. Don't ask if they prefer being kenneled or staying at home while you're gone if you're not going to make plans based on their answer. Don't ask if they would like a new animal friend in the house if you are just going to do whatever you want to do, regardless of their opinion. Basically, like with kids, don't offer them choices they don't really have because that creates resentment and distrust.
You don't need to ask if they know how much you love them. They already know, don't worry.
Animal communication is the process of talking with animals telepathically. Animals use telepathy with each other as a regular mode of communication and they are very adept at tuning into humans' thought streams, so they're ready to connect in this way as soon as a person becomes able to do so.
There are different theories about how this is even possible but regardless of how it happens, the important thing is that it is a demonstrable phenomenon that proves to be very useful.
I believe everyone has some degree of ability to speak with animals but most people's self-doubt and noisy minds interfere with the sending and especially the receiving of messages. So what I'm saying is that with time, training, and practice you could learn to do this, too! However, when you want something done right relatively quickly you usually turn to a trusted professional; in this case, an animal communicator.
It's important to remember that I (or whichever communicator you use) will actually be talking to your animal, not just gleaning information about your animal. What I receive will be the animal's intimate perspective about your life together and may contradict your own point of view. He or she may tell me things you don't agree with or that you think are too private, but all of this is in service to the two of you becoming even closer and potentially remedying perceived issues. In a way it’s similar to talking to your children or grandchildren: They may lack some contextual information or conversely, they may have some insight you lack about how your household or family dynamic functions. Either way, the process of giving them a chance to speak and hearing what they have to say is valuable for everyone.
ABOUT ANIMAL COMMUNI-CATION
In many ways, talking to animals is just like talking to people
If you’re thinking of hiring an animal communicator just to make sure your pets know how much you love them, let me save you some money. YES, THEY KNOW.
Do they know when you’re happy, sad, mad at them or someone else, confused, tired, bored? YES.
They have also seen the scenarios you play over and over in your head about that co-worker you really like (or dislike). They know what you think about other people, about yourself, and about them.
Telepathy is SOP (standard operating procedure) for animals. Many behaviorists try to oversimplify animals’ ability to communicate by reducing it to body language and their limited vocalizations. That’s the “scientific” party line, but if you’re a devoted animal friend, you know better than that.
Before any words ever reach our lips, before any emotion rises to our awareness, a conscious or subconscious thought has developed in our minds. Some animals do indeed have the skill of understanding human language, but all animals can choose to tune into the big antenna that is our mind.
This doesn’t mean every animal near you is bothering to read your thoughts at any particular moment--just that they could. And the animals who share your life are tuned into you a good deal of the time.
Once we really begin to understand the depth and constancy of our animals' ability to read our thoughts, the question inevitably arises: What are your animals seeing/hearing/feeling when they look into your mind?
This new realization behooves us to become more impeccable with our thoughts. It certainly teaches us that it’s not enough to sound or even act nice, but that our motivation matters, too.
A nice side benefit of learning to have a cleaner thought process for our pets' sake is that it improves our own experience, too. You may have noticed how we’re more likely to draw what we want into our lives when we stay positive than when we dwell on the negative (or what we don’t want).
It seems that there is no end to the ways in which our animals teach us to be better, happier, more loving people.
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