Animals communicate with us a lot. Perhaps your dog will look at you and then look at the door if he wants to go out or paw an empty water bowl that needs refilling. Some of my dogs have been able to tell the time very accurately. Jack tells us it is dinner time about 5 pm and he likes a carrot treat at 8 pm and he even wakes from deep sleep to let us know these times!
My cats are very clear about what they are in need of too. They like to try to rule the roost and shout if they want food or to be let in or out. Our chickens make different noises according to what is going on for them, with quite a clatter if their food or water is getting low, or when they want to come out of the coop in the morning!
Sometimes though something is wrong* and we can’t work out what it is. This is when employing the services of someone trained to be an animal communicator, like myself, might be useful.
Animal body language information is available online and in books. Each species has its own way of communicating so it is important to understand that. Often people give human attributes to their animals, which is usually inappropriate.
*Always get your Vet involved if you have any serious concerns about your animal, this is not to be used for medical conditions or to delay treatment from your vet. DO NOT use any of my suggestions as a substitute for veterinary care.
What an animal communicator does
Talking with an animal does require a bit of practice and skill to do so a training course is advisable. I attended training in Animal Communication and EFT run by the late Catherine O’Driscoll and realised I could already do it (my shamanic skills easily extended out to being able to communicate with an animal, of course).
Animal communication is useful to find out his or her perspective on life (not medical conditions – for that you need to visit a vet).
For me, it is easier to work at a distance rather than with the animal in the room because I can concentrate on communication without distraction. I like to have a photograph to work from plus some questions that the owner would like answers for. Once I have gained a connection with the animal I take it from there – it is a conversation.
I write everything down and do minimal interpretation/filtering because I usually do not know the owner or the animal personally. In addition to words, I get images, feelings or sounds as information so the more accurate I can be writing it all down the better. I am stepping into the world of the owner and the animal. The owner needs to be able to relate it back to the real-life situation in order to understand how to improve things for the animal.
It delights me that each animal ‘speaks’ differently. They use words in different ways, like us!
One animal will be very chatty. Another will use a more measured pace of speech. Some have said “fine” a lot and others “OK”. They frame what they say based on how they see life, which is different from us of course.
Typical uses for animal communication:
- Checking the relationship between the animal and others
- Finding out if anything is making the animal unhappy (or happy)
- Getting the animal’s perspective on something
In the animal communication session I can also:
- Use EFT or shamanic healing remotely to ease something for the animal
- Dowse to check a few things e.g. the animal’s dietary preferences or something else (note: this is just indicative at that point in time)
What animals say
For one canine client, I got a strong feeling that I couldn’t swallow when I tuned in to him. When I tuned out again it went. I found out later that a couple of days before I spoke with him he’d had an operation involving a general anesthetic so had experienced a tube down his throat. This explained the sore throat!
Another dog I asked to tell me something that would prove to the owner that I was speaking with him. He said that there were dots all over the walls. I double checked and that was what he said. What? !! The owner laughed like a drain and said she’d got round post-it notes all over her walls with inspirational sayings on them.
More information about the tools & techniques mentioned
Dowsing using a pendulum is something I find useful to narrow down options. With practice, it is possible to get more than a yes/no answer – perhaps a percentage – to give a comparison between various options. I use dowsing a lot to check between different options (and, in my own life even to find missing items).
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Energy tapping involves tapping on certain meridian points to effect energetic change. This can be done for another person or animal as well, remotely. It can be very useful for calming and sometimes has been reported to ease physical ailments as well.
I use my shamanic skills to connect to the animal for the communication work and then take it from there. Rarely is shamanic healing itself required but I never rule it out.
Kinesiology (Muscle Testing)
For completeness, I will mention kinesiology/muscle testing because it can be used to find out more about your animal. It works in a similar way to dowsing so I tend to use that these days. In brief, you ask your body (or the animal’s body if he/she is present) to respond in one way for ‘yes’ and in another way for ‘no’. Then you run through your questions. It takes a little practice so, as for dowsing, use it to choose between fairly black and white options initially. For example, you can ask yes/no questions about the animal’s happiness, living conditions, feelings, and wants.
Separate service: e-Lybra9 bio-resonance
There is a lot of information on my website about this. For animals, I cannot diagnose or treat them. A general holistic balancing session using a hair sample and some basic information about the animal can provide support in a general way for the animal so is worth considering.
My dogs have e-Pendants on their collars. I am not a vet so I also see the local vet or consult a homeopathic vet. The older dog also has canine massage and acupuncture to keep him going from registered practitioners. My cats and chickens also receive bio-resonance sessions.
What my clients say
“I sought help from Carol when my 5yr old German shepherd, Frankie, was diagnosed with elbow dysplacia. He was prescribed anti-inflammatories by my vet but I was concerned about the side effects these would have long term as he’d need them for life. As an animal communicator Carol connected with Frankie to find out more about how we could help him and what she reported back to me, no one else could possibly have known. For example Carol asked him was there anything he’d like passing onto me and he told her about his bowl needing attention. A few weeks earlier I’d started adding Apple Cider Vinegar to his water bowl and he hated it so much that he refused to drink from it, he was telling me to sort it out! The process isn’t just a discussion, the communicator can be presented with images and feelings too so when Carol asked about where he sleeps and got the feeling of being drafty it made perfect sense as Frankie’s bed is next to the patio doors, living in a barn we have a lot of drafts to deal with. These are just two examples of the session which explored how he feels and what we could do to help him. I subsequently sent a hair sample to Carol and Frankie now wears an e-lybra pendant on his collar which is working to rebalance him both physically and emotionally.”
“I had a wonderful animal communication from Carol. She picked up on the very different characteristics of my 2 dogs. There were some lovely messages for me to take on board from the dogs and helped me a lot to understand their needs She even picked up on my pregnancy and how one of the dogs felt about that. I would highly recommend a session with Carol to understand your pet more.”
“I met Carol Fieldhouse at a networking meeting. She does not know anything about me or my dog, but she somehow managed to produce a startlingly accurate ‘communication’ from Kiki – all from a photo sent by e-mail. It has been very reassuring to feel that Kiki has let us know what works and doesn’t work for her; and we have made one or two small changes based on the narrative. Carol really did capture Kiki’s personality and came up with some evidence that would have been very hard to guess, so we are convinced that she has a rare and special gift.”
Catherine O’Driscoll, the late founder of Canine Health Concern said that “Animals are good-hearted souls. They don’t judge, criticise or condemn.” She wrote some great books, one is a most interesting and useful personal development book for humans called “The Animal’s Agenda“ with help from her animals.
I was pleased to see an article in the Horse and Hound in August 2020 saying how using an animal communicator had allowed a top showjumping horse to perform well again. A conversation performed remotely with the horse had allowed the horse to understand more and when the article had been written had jumped clear rounds ever since!