Telepathy: “The supposed communication of one mind with another at a distance by other than normal sensory means.” That’s the Funk and Wagnall dictionary definition of telepathy. With the inclusion of the word “supposed,” it appears that Mr. Funk and Mr. Wagnall were rather skeptical of this communication. I have to admit that at one time I felt the same way. Not now.
When I first heard about animal communication , I wanted to try it with my horses, mostly to prove that it was not going to work. The horses were loose in the field and I silently asked one of the horses to do three simple tasks. Walk in a circle and come to the barn. Take three steps, starting with his left front. Take three steps, starting with his right front. I stared in total disbelief as he completed each thing I asked. I was excited, but afraid to tell anyone about it for fear they would think I was crazy.
The next day a friend called me to tell me that an animal communicator was going to be teaching a workshop in Virginia, and asked if I would like to go. I had never heard of animal communication before, but it sounded like the experience I had just had. I could hardly wait to go and learn.
When I saw the people in the workshop, my skepticism came roaring back. I was sure that if indeed there were such a thing as animal communication I would be the only one in the room who would not get it.
We were taught some basic exercises designed to open one’s mind to be able to hear the thoughts, or see pictures sent by the animals. Easy. I sailed right through all of it. Then came the moment of truth: a conversation with a cat. He was a solemn kitty, sitting quietly watching a group of humans trying to learn how to hear him. He was kind and ready to help, but not sure if these poor creatures would ever get what was so effortless for him.
I introduced myself to him and explained that I was trying to learn to communicate, and asked if he would please help me. I was very polite. The heavens did not open. A hand did not reach through the clouds and pat me on the back. I just had an unblinking stare pointed toward me from a gray cat. Not to be daunted, I asked, “How are you?”
“Quite well, thank you.” I almost fainted. I was hearing my own voice from within my head, but I knew I had not formed those words. I don’t remember ever feeling the joy and amazement that I felt at that moment.
Then the skeptical side of me took over. What if it didn’t really happen. Suppose I made it up. No, I really heard it. Maybe not. In the blink of an eye my mind was racing back and forth.
That was a valuable lesson for me. When I teach animal communications now, I have the conversations structured to get verifiable information. I feel this eliminates the doubts and confusion I felt.
Answers come to people in different ways. Some people hear the words, as I did at the workshop. Sometimes a picture is received, or a combination of words and pictures. There are times that the person “just knows” the answer, or sees colors, or gets the hint of a scent. At times there is a strong emotional feeling. All are valid communications. In my journey I have evolved to the point where I receive all of these sensations. Part of my teaching includes instruction on how to become one with an animal and empathically feel any pain in their bodies.
I am not a veterinarian and do not diagnose or prescribe. I do work with many veterinarians and the information from the animals has often been very helpful.
Learning to hear the animals is easy; I learned to do it in spite of being a nonbeliever. I love to hear their point-of-view. I tend to try to complicate and over analyze things in my life that are really quite simple. Most animals are straightforward, give you the answer to the question and move on. I have learned so much from them and am eager to learn more.
Talk to your animals. They hear you!
Anita Curtis has been involved with animals for more than 50 years. Since childhood, Anita has had the ability to communicate with animals. Through training with Jeri Ryan, PhD, and advanced training with Penelope Smith, she has developed her animal communication abilities to a high degree. She has appeared on radio and television, and is a Reiki Master.
To host a workshop, contact Anita at 610-327-3820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website, www.anitacurtis.com states that she is not taking new clients; however, if you mention this article, an appointment will be scheduled. Anita’s book, “ANIMAL WISDOM: How to Hear the Animals” is a teaching guide available for purchase on her website.
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